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I Love Watching My Buff Hoplites Wreck People In Magic: The Gathering's Theros Beyond Death Expansion

I Love Watching My Buff Hoplites Wreck People In Magic: The Gathering's Theros Beyond Death Expansion

Magic: The Gathering’s big Theros Beyond Death expansion is full of woodland satyrs, brooding cyclops, bronze-shielded warriors, and cruel, twisted gods. After her long sleep was disturbed by the
New Magic The Gathering set release revives Black Lotus

New Magic The Gathering set release revives Black Lotus

There’s a new Magic The Gathering (MTG) cart set in the world this week called Theros Beyond Death, and it’s got 250 new cards. There is no Black Lotus in this set – yet the card (and a few other
New Magic The Gathering set release revives Black Lotus

New Magic The Gathering set release revives Black Lotus

There’s a new Magic The Gathering (MTG) cart set in the world this week called Theros Beyond Death, and it’s got 250 new cards. There is no Black Lotus in this set – yet the card (and a few other
Queer Erasure in 'Magic: The Gathering' Book Infuriated Fans, Drew Apology

Queer Erasure in 'Magic: The Gathering' Book Infuriated Fans, Drew Apology

A new chapter in Magic's history of exclusion and erasure.
Magic: The Gathering maker Wizards of the Coast suffers database breach

Magic: The Gathering maker Wizards of the Coast suffers database breach

Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Magic: The Gathering, suffered a database breach involving the accounts of MTG Arena and Magic Online players.
Wingspan Expands, Magic: The Gathering Enters the Hall of Fame, and More in Tabletop News

Wingspan Expands, Magic: The Gathering Enters the Hall of Fame, and More in Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. The holidays are fast approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about cool gaming gift ideas
The Smartphone Wasn't Inducted Into the National Toy Hall of Fame This Year

The Smartphone Wasn't Inducted Into the National Toy Hall of Fame This Year

Every year The Strong, the National Museum of Play, inducts a handful of classic toys and playthings into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Back in September, the 2019 finalists were revealed and they
Brawl is Magic: The Gathering — Arena’s best mode. Make it permanent

Brawl is Magic: The Gathering — Arena’s best mode. Make it permanent

Brawl is Magic: The Gathering's best mode -- and it should be permanent. But that's not in Wizards of the Coast's current plans.

ProGuides adds Magic: The Gathering drafting course, reimagines coaching with Play with Pros

ProGuides is expanding its coaching offerings with "Play with Pros," which lets you pay to play with pro gamers and influencers. It's also adding Magic: The Gathering draft courses with Noxious, a
Magic Meets My Little Pony In Ponies: The Galloping

Magic Meets My Little Pony In Ponies: The Galloping

Friendship is Magic. Magic is Gathering. Why not both? Going on sale today at noon Eastern from Hasbro, Ponies: The Gathering is a collection of special limited edition cards and Ultra Pro playmats
A ‘Magic The Gathering’ Pro Voiced His Support For Hong Kong Protesters After A Win

A ‘Magic The Gathering’ Pro Voiced His Support For Hong Kong Protesters After A Win

Twitch Lee Shi Tian spoke about gaming as a "free man" and offered support for protesters in Hong Kong at a Magic the Gathering tournament.
‘Magic: The Gathering’ Pro Publicly Expresses Support for Hong Kong Protests

‘Magic: The Gathering’ Pro Publicly Expresses Support for Hong Kong Protests

“It feels so good to play as a free man,” Hall of Famer Lee Shi Tian said in a post-game interview after expressing support for Hong Kong.
Magic: The Gathering Pro Uses Victory To Spotlight Hong Kong, Is Not Banned

Magic: The Gathering Pro Uses Victory To Spotlight Hong Kong, Is Not Banned

At this weekend’s Magic: The Gathering Mythic Championship, pro Lee Shi Tian used his moment in the spotlight to draw attention to the protests in his hometown of Hong Kong. Read more...
Magic: The Gathering Pro Uses Victory To Spotlight Hong Kong, Is Not Banned

Magic: The Gathering Pro Uses Victory To Spotlight Hong Kong, Is Not Banned

At this weekend’s Magic: The Gathering Mythic Championship, pro Lee Shi Tian used his moment in the spotlight to draw attention to the protests in his hometown of Hong Kong. Read more...
Mill Decks In Magic: The Gathering Are A Goddamn Bummer

Mill Decks In Magic: The Gathering Are A Goddamn Bummer

“Dishonorable” isn’t a word you hear a lot in Magic: The Gathering. It’s good to win and bad to lose, and whatever strategy most consistently gets you that win is good in itself, too. Read more...
Magic: The Gathering — Arena’s new challenges give you a shot to win every card in Standard

Magic: The Gathering — Arena’s new challenges give you a shot to win every card in Standard

Beginning Thursday, September 26 in Magic: The Gathering -- Arena, you can enter the "Play Any Deck Challenge" event, where you can play any card in Standard. A later event gives you a chance to win
How A Colorblind Artist Makes Magic Cards & Video Games

How A Colorblind Artist Makes Magic Cards & Video Games

Paul Scott Canavan is one of the best artists working in entertainment today, with a list of clients and employers ranging from Wizards of the Coast to Valve to Games Workshop.Read more...
How A Colorblind Artist Makes Magic Cards & Video Games

How A Colorblind Artist Makes Magic Cards & Video Games

Paul Scott Canavan is one of the best artists working in entertainment today, with a list of clients and employers ranging from Wizards of the Coast to Valve to Games Workshop.Read more...
Ken Jennings and the creator of Magic: The Gathering made a new game together [Ep. 99]

Ken Jennings and the creator of Magic: The Gathering made a new game together [Ep. 99]

1p>All-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings and Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield have teamed up to create a new trivia game, but don't worry — you don't have to be as smart as them to