Ravnica and Film Noir

Michelle Rapp Magic Story

In the words of L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy: “[Film Noir] is a generically American film movement that went from 1945 to 1958 and exposited one great theme. And that theme is: ‘You’re @#$ked.’” It’s a simple phrase, but what it and Film Noir succeed in conveying is the struggle to find meaning in a world that cares less about …

Where’s Fblthp?

Mara Katz Magic Story

Fblthp (pronounced FIBble-thip) is one of the Magic fandom’s favorite characters, and probably its most famous homunculus. A member of the Azorius Senate on Ravnica, he preferred to stay in his office doing paperwork until he was called on to help catch a kidnapper. The criminal was brought to justice, but Fblthp’s adventure did not end well for him: in …

Card Kingdom’s March Giveaway

Card Kingdom Giveaway

Hey, Card Kingdom community! We’re running a giveaway for a booster box of Ravnica Allegiance! Head on over to our Twitter to find out how you can win, or keep reading below. How to Enter:Retweet our contest tweet and follow our account (so we can message you if you win!) Contest Entry Period:Card Kingdom’s March Giveaway runs from 12:00 PM …

Mono-Blue in Standard

Emma Partlow and Ahren Gauthier Standard

Last week, the SCG Dallas Open showed us that Mono-Blue Aggro is a force to be reckoned with. Although Mono-Blue Aggro originated during Ixalan‘s release as a budget deck, it has come strength-to-strength with the addition of Pteramander and Essence Capture. This week, we delve into why Mono-Blue Aggro is one of the best decks in the format, what tools …

MTG Character Profile: Lavinia

Mara Katz Magic Story

This is the third in a series of profiles of major characters in the story of Ravnica Allegiance. In this article, we’ll investigate the career of Lavinia, an arrester from the Azorius Senate who became one of the most important people on Ravnica.  Joining the Senate Lavinia is all about making sure the law is upheld and justice is done. …

Ravnica Allegiance Limited Primer

Hallie Santo Limited

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been three weeks since the release of Ravnica Allegiance. For many of us, it’s felt like far longer. Thanks to MTG Arena, we’ve been able to draft Ravnica Allegiance since January 18th, so we’ve had more time than usual to evaluate the format. If you’re just diving in to Ravnica Allegiance draft or …

First Look at Ravnica Allegiance Standard

Emma Partlow and Ahren Gauthier Standard

With the release of Ravnica Allegiance, Standard has entered a new and exciting age. The format is more popular than it has been in years, due in part to its diversity and budget-friendliness at all levels. Recent SCG events offered us a snapshot of new Standard, and the outcome looks to be positive. This week, we’ll examine various decks from …

Orzhov Art and Representation

Michelle Rapp Magic Story

The plane of Ravnica has captured our imaginations for almost fifteen years. Ravnica is covered in urban life, and it reflects the glorious and grotesque realities of city living, from abject poverty to opulence and power. Cities change over time, and Ravnica is no exception. Despite the rapid evolution of the Simic or the ingenious inventions of the Izzet, it’s …

MTG Character Profile: Teysa Karlov

Mara Katz Magic Story

The story of Guilds of Ravnica and Ravnica Allegiance revolves around the politics of Ravnica’s guilds and leaders. Some of those officials, such as Vraska and Tajic, will be familiar from recent Magic story; others, like Domri and Lavinia, haven’t been seen in a while. In this post, we’ll look into the life and adventures of Teysa Karlov and tell …