Emma Handy’s Gruuling Grand Finals Adventure

Tom Anderson Community

It seemed destined by fate that Emma Handy — who helped rally the Magic community around the “No TERFs on Gruul Turf!” slogan — would end up crashing the Top 8 of a Worlds-level tournament with a red-green aggro deck. “Gruul Adventures was honestly the sort of eleventh hour audible you always hear about — but this time it worked.” …

Interview with Daarken

Card Kingdom Community

Our presales for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 have officially begun, and we’re excited to unveil a unique token that our customers will receive with their preorders. We teamed up with renowned Magic artist Mike “Daarken” Lim to create this exclusive 3/3 beast token. Daarken has drawn some of Magic‘s most iconic monsters, so we were excited to …

Andrea Radeck Tokens

Card Kingdom Community

At Card Kingdom, we pride ourselves on supporting the talented creators in the Magic community. This past fall, we began partnering with community artists to create exclusive tokens – in fact, you may have already received one with an order! Our first featured artist is Andrea Radeck, who’s known for her work on Unstable and the “OMG KITTIES!” Secret Lair …

Designing Theros with Ethan Fleischer

Bradley Rose Design

Returning to a world Magic has visited before always brings back fond memories and creates new ones. We see our hero rise and face new monsters, including ones disguised as gods. But what about the aspects of Theros’s return we don’t see? Beyond the Underworld and the cards themselves? To answer this question, I reached out to Theros expert Ethan …

Breaking Through with Ally Warfield

Hallie Santo Community

Ally Warfield is one of the Magic community’s rising stars. She’s a member of Team Nova, a content creator, and one of the Magic Twittersphere’s most prolific personalities. And now, with a Top 4 finish at MagicFest Indianapolis under her belt, she’ll soon be a Mythic Championship competitor. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Ally about her whirlwind …

MTGNerdGirl and the Mythic Invitational

Card Kingdom Community

The Mythic Invitational – Wizards of the Coast’s first major tournament held on MTG Arena – begins this Friday at PAX East. The members of the Magic Pro League, the top eight ranked Constructed players in MTG Arena, and dozens of accomplished content creators will compete for their share of a $1 million prize pool. One of those content creators …

Playtesting Brawl with Magic R&D’s Melissa DeTora

Brandon Isleib Brawl

Thanks to having a government holiday off that Wizards of the Coast employees do not, I had the opportunity to travel all the way (three miles) to Wizards headquarters and talk to R&D’s Melissa DeTora about Brawl’s development and gameplay. We talked for over an hour and got on plenty of tangents (entirely my bad), but she had fantastic insights …

GP Judging with Brook Gardner-Durbin

Hallie Santo Community

Judges are some of the hardest-working members of the Magic community. They build and maintain healthy communities at local game stores, set and enforce equitable tournament policy, and make sure Magic‘s largest events run smoothly. Over the years, I’ve been especially impressed by the judges I know who regularly travel to Grand Prix, where they spend long days overseeing events, …

Making Magic with Melissa DeTora

Hallie Santo Community, Design

In many ways, Magic is a game about change. In Magic‘s storyline, we meet new heroes and explore an ever-evolving Multiverse with them. In playing the game, we acquire new skills as we try out new cards and strategies. And sometimes, in order to ensure that these new cards and strategies are as fun and engaging as possible, Wizards of …

Community Spotlight: Gerry Thompson

Hallie Santo Community

The second chapter of Gerry Thompson’s Magic career began in late 2014. After a six-month internship in R&D at Wizards of the Coast, he was back on the competitive grind, bent on earning back his Pro Tour and SCG Invitational invites. That day in November, Gerry and I had both made the quarterfinals of a 130-person Standard IQ in Bellevue, WA …