On International Trans Visibility Day, a celebration of Magic: the Gathering’s first trans character, a milestone in LGBTQ gaming.
The 20-year-old trading card game has attributes of both. And that's only a good thing.
A good friend of mine has about 25% of his net worth tied up in Magic: the Gathering cards. He buys and sells them somewhat frequently, usually buying them privately from people for cash and then selling individual cards from time to time on eBay. Show More Summary
It started back in 2011 when Gizmodo ran a column in which one of its female interns recounts her date with a Magic the Gathering pro gamer. Before then, it seemed like a game quietly played by super fans and little kids. After the article...Show More Summary
Faced with an asset bubble, the creators of Magic: The Gathering cards up with a plan—a plan to once and for all conquer the science of bubbles, and make a collectible toy that could live forever.
A good luck charm inscribed on the body follows you wherever you go. For thousands of Buddhist devotees, this is reason enough to make the journey to Wat Bang Phra temple in Thailand for the Sak Yant festival every March. Sak means "tap...Show More Summary
Directed by: Isao Takahata; Runtime: 137 minutes Grade: B+ The Tale of The Princess Kaguya gathers the elements that hallmark the storied career of Isao Takahata, from the watercolor aesthetic of My Neighbors the Yamadas to the melancholy...Show More Summary
Wizards of the Coast has revealed more information about the next Magic the Gathering video game, called Magic Duels: Origins. The game was announced as part of Microsoft's recent ID@Xbox showcase of Xbox One titles, but we didn't know much about how it would work. Show More Summary
Sean Dugas Concrete-encased body identified as former Florida reporter Florida man accused of killing ex-reporter, stealing $100K in ‘Magic: The Gathering’ cards Twin brother denied bond in Winder murder case Father of twin murder suspects issues statement, blasts local gawkers Second day of testimony set for Wednesday in trial of man charged with killing former […]
It’s January, and I can’t be the only person looking for inspiration. Winter is magical in the Christmas season, with lights and sugar and warming cocktails and family gatherings and presents! And then you hit January 6th (the...Show More Summary
This Sunday, Hollywood will gather at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to perform the impressive feat of kissing its own ass without suffering some sort of severe spinal injury. Yes, it's Academy Award time - the one magical night on...Show More Summary
Battleship has already been turned into a big-screen feature, as has Ouija. Adaptations of Monopoly, Dungeons & Dragons, and Magic: The Gathering are currently in the works. And now Settlers of Catan could be the next tabletop game to get the Hollywood treatment. Show More Summary
Take a photo tour of Funko's Toy Fair booth to see all the latest cute figures from Arrow, Evolve, Magic: The Gathering and more.
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. Show More Summary
This weekend, 400 players will gather in Washington D.C. to compete in Magic: The Gathering's Pro Tour for the $40,000 top prize. How do you get to the Pro Tour, and what is it like preparing for the most high-stakes Magic tournament of all? Read more...
Wizards of the Coast has revealed one of the characters in the new Magic: the Gathering - Fate Reforged set is a trans woman. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is the very first trans woman in the game’s lore. In a story titled, “The Truth of Names,” Alesha leads her warriors into battle. Show More Summary
In the latest Magic: the Gathering expansion, Fate Reforged, the mad planeswalker Sarkhan Vol has stepped into a portal on his home plane of Tarkir, where dragons are extinct. He emerges 1,000 years in the past, in an age where dragons rule the skies. Read more...
Over the years, there have been thousands of Magic: The Gathering cards, many with their own characters and mini-stories. Only one, however, is trans, and this one is pretty darn cool. Read more...
Transistor developer Amir Rao just published an interesting breakdown of all the work that went into the game's unique "functions" system. I found the inspiration that Supergiant pulled from Magic: The Gathering particularly neat. And the fact that they deliberately eschewed "power-leveling." Read it at Gamasutra. Read more...
Card games have always been a ‘thing’ but it seems as though — in video game circles at least — card games have really become a thing over the past year or so. Plenty of that has to do with the overwhelming success of Hearthstone, but here comes a new challenger! From the creators of Magic: The Gathering no less! More »