Most of the planes of existence in Magic’s lore are based on the use of magic—it’s a card game about players flinging spells at each other, after all. But the plane of Kaladesh is different, because what would be accomplished by magic elsewhere is done with technology. Show More Summary
The world’s most excellent conference on hardware creation, the Hackaday SuperConference, is back. Get your tickets now for two magical days in Pasadena this November. This exclusive gathering of hackers, designers, and engineers is where brilliant people geek out with their peers. Show More Summary
Hearthstone, Blizzard’s digital collectable card game, is going through an interesting period right now. After introducing a restricted “Standard” format akin to Magic: The Gathering and other CCGs to handle its burgeoning card base in competitive ranked play, the developer is now casting its eye on the game’s other core mode, Arena. Show More Summary
Alesha, Who Smiles at Death | Art by Anastasia Ovchinnikova Wizards of the Coast, the company behind card game Magic: the Gathering, revealed last week that one of the characters in the newest set of cards is a trans woman. Say hello to Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, the game’s first canon trans character.
This past week at Geek Girl Con in Seattle, I met other women who had seen every episode of The X-Files, played every Legend of Zelda game, read every issue of Batgirl, and, sadly, who had experienced similar frustrations with harassment and gatekeeping in the geek community.
Last weekend, when I visited famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s grave in Providence, Rhode Island, I found these Magic: The Gathering cards leaned against his tombstone. Presumably a tribute to the novelist, whose tombstone reads “I...Show More Summary
The new block for Magic was just recently announced, and things are looking a little bit more positive than they did in Eldritch Moon. Kaladesh is from Chandra Nalaar’s plane, and as such, is full of fire-powered, innovative contraptions. Show More Summary
After years of flirting with the classic card game, I'm finally hooked. Turns out, all it took was an online version that worked. The post Whoops, It’s 2016 and I Just Got Obsessed With Magic: The Gathering appeared first on WIRED.
Faygo, Vanilla Ice, and a whopping amount of clown love await players in Into the Echoside: The Deckbuilding Game.
I'm not going to lie, card games like Magic: The Gathering are already a rather niche genre of video-games, but there has always been little to contend with. Until Hearthstone became hugely popular on PC, and MMORPGs began slowly making their way onto the Xbox One, there wasn't anything to challenge Magic. Show More Summary
Robbie Thompson gathers DOCTOR STRANGE and some surprising allies for a new team book.
We fell into magic last year, and into love. It was my birthday in a few days, and I could not have been more excited to gather friends and family for a party, so I could tell the world about finding the one in which the soul delights. And then I would play the kazoo, or try, and leave ’em laughing....
From the casual to the pro, there’s nothing quite like watching the very best players trade mana dorks in Magic: The Gathering. Sure, you might do OK with G/B elves, or that weird group hug deck that summons dragons for everyone, but checking out the cream of the crop? You can do that right now, with the Sydney Pro Tour running this weekend on Twitch. More »
Over a thousand pro and amateur Magic: The Gathering players from all walks of life duked it at the 2016 Sydney Grand Prix.
Last weekend, participants at the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Sydney 2016 played the recently released Eldrich Moon, which came out a few weeks ago as the second expansion in the Shadows Over Innistrad block. I had a look at theShow More Summary
These exclusive cards suggest some dark dealings in the world of 'Magic: The Gathering,' but don't worry—they're just for fun.
"The more I re-invested into Magic, the more I placed all of my self-worth into the game."
Eldritch Moon comes out on Friday, so you’d better get ready.
A one-man love letter to Magic the Gathering casts quite the spell. [ more › ]
Given that Overwatch is all about recognisable heroes and characters with unique abilities, you’d think that it would make for a perfect cross-over with the world of Magic: The Gathering. And as one designer discovered, that’s precisely the case. More »