What Sparks You?

Card Kingdom Community

War of the Spark is fast approaching, and the Magic community’s enthusiasm about the new set has been off the charts. We’ve been following along each day as the story unfolds, all while brainstorming what kinds of decks we’ll build with the newest cards. Magic inspires us in so many ways, and it’s always a pleasure for us to see …

Amass a Zombie Army with War of the Spark!

Card Kingdom Giveaway

Are you ready for War of the Spark? Whether you’re #TeamBolas or #TeamEveryoneElse, you’ll need to amass an army to fight for your side. But not to worry – we’re here to help! Customers who preorder War of the Spark sealed product from CardKingdom.com will receive an exclusive Zombie Army token set! If you’ve already preordered sealed product, you’re already …

MTG Character Profile: Ral Zarek

Alex Katz Magic Story

This is the second in a series of profiles of some of the planeswalkers appearing in War of the Spark. Today, we’ll discuss the career of Ral Zarek: an Izzet weather wizard torn between loyalty to his guild and the power promised by Nicol Bolas. An Ambitious Izzet Mage Ral grew up in Ravnica’s Tenth District, where his affinity for …

War of the Spark Planeswalkers in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

With War of the Spark spoiler season in full swing, we’ve seen a torrent of new cards – including plenty of planeswalkers. While there’s plenty of room to brew new decks, I can’t help but wonder  how they’re going to slot into the current Standard metagame. Teferi, Time Raveler Teferi, Time Raveler is the most obvious inclusion on this list. …

Tomik in Standard and Legacy

Card Kingdom Legacy, Standard

Tomik, Distinguished Advokist generated quite a buzz when he was previewed last Friday. A 2/3 flying creature for two mana will always get Magic players’ attention, but Tomik’s ability to protect lands makes him valuable beyond Standard. Magic Designer Melissa DeTora provided some useful context about Tomik’s card design and some hints about how he might affect competitive formats. Today, …

MTG Character Profile: Sorin Markov

Alex Katz Magic Story

This is the first in a series of profiles of some of the planeswalkers appearing in War of the Spark. In this article, we look at the life and adventures of Sorin Markov, a vampiric aristocrat from the plane of Innistrad. Sorin’s Origin Thousands of years ago, Sorin’s grandfather Edgar Markov made a deal with a demon to protect his …

Finding Fblthp

Card Kingdom Magic Story

Six years ago, a lost homunculus found his way into our hearts. We knew very little about Fblthp – he lived on Ravnica, he was totally lost, and he had always hated crowds. But a single line of flavor text was enough to endear him to Magic players the world over, and thus, the mythos of Fblthp was born. The …

War of the Spark Planeswalkers

Card Kingdom Design

War of the Spark preview season has begun! Zombies are invading Ravnica! Planeswalkers are fighting for their lives! Liliana has betrayed Nicol Bolas! The War of the Spark trailer whet the appetites of new and enfranchised players alike, and hype for the set is at unprecedented levels. But, of course, we aren’t just excited about the story of War of …

Card Kingdom’s Spark Madness Giveaway

Card Kingdom Giveaway

This month, we combined two things we love – Planeswalkers and fantasy league brackets – to create Spark Madness: a (completely subjective) contest to see who will win the War of the Spark! Thanks to our friends at Hipsters of the Coast, you can fill out your own Spark Madness bracket. And, what’s more, completing a bracket will enter you …