The Cavalier Cycle in Core Set 2020

Robby Rothe Design

The headlining mythic cycle of Core Set 2020 revolves around five different Cavaliers, one for each color. It’s common practice for Magic to have a cycle of creatures or spells headline their set, and it’s certainly not new with Core Sets. These creatures have some unique qualities and a ton of rules text, so let’s break them down and see …

Go Wide with G/W Tokens

Tom Anderson Standard

Looking for a new deck to break open the early Core Set 2020 metagame? Let me make a… token suggestion. G/W Tokens is a powerful, consistent aggro deck with room to adapt to shifts in a new Standard! Best of all, it has picked up some powerful options in M20 for us to look at. Get In – We’re Going …

9 Exciting Commanders in Core Set 2020

Adam Styborski Commander

Core Set 2020 is a legendary set. With the return of protection as an evergreen mechanic, new (and powerful) answers for enemy colors in each color, and a trio of Chandra Planeswalkers at the center, the dial is firmly cranked up to 11 12. Twelve new legendary creatures are coming, each with new ways to impact the format, update your …

MTG Character Profile: Kaalia

Mara Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Magic’s Core Set 2020. Today, we’re looking at the life of Kaalia, a cleric caught up in the chaos following the Conflux on Alara. Lia was born in a Bant village in the years after the Conflux, when the five Shards that made up Alara merged …

Core Set 2020 Prerelease Primer

Card Kingdom Limited

Core Set 2020 is live on MTG Arena, and before you know it, you’ll be able to play with the newest cards at your local game store. Prerelease Weekend is coming up, and if you’re wondering what to expect from Core Set 2020, we’ve got you covered. Prerelease Packs When you sit down for your Core Set 2020 Prerelease, you’ll …

MTG Character Profile: Mu Yanling

Mara Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Core Set 2020. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the life of Mu Yanling, a planeswalker first introduced in Magic’s Global Series. Mu Yanling grew up by the ocean on the Plane of Mountains and Seas. When her home was destroyed by a tidal wave, …

Purifying Light: The Role of Protection in Magic

Card Kingdom Design

This week, we’re kicking off our Festival of Colors here at Card Kingdom with White Mana Week: a celebration of all things fair, balanced, and orderly. In today’s article, we’ll talk about one of the quintessential White mechanics from Magic’s history – protection from other colors – and share a few exclusive preview cards from Core Set 2020. (Thanks for …

Leylines in Core Set 2020

Card Kingdom Modern, Standard

Editor’s note: This article was published on June 19, 2019, before Leyline of Abundance was previewed. We’ve updated the article to include it. Mana is the foundation of all magic in the Multiverse. Each plane has its own distinct mana, which can be found along a network of paths called leylines. These leylines have often been relevant to Magic story …

Three Chandras in Core Set 2020

Simon Irving Standard

Modern Horizons is barely out of the oven, but the Magic preview season marches onward. Wizards has shown us the first few cards out of Magic 2020, and they are hot fire. Scorching, you might even say. We get not one, not two, but THREE entirely new Chandra planeswalkers, split across three different rarities. Coming on the heels of War …