Challenger Decks 2019: Legacy

April 23rd, 2019
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Because the Challenger Deck series has been an absolute hit with our competitive player base, we’ve decided to punch things up for a second round of decks for the 2019 competitive season. We wanted to address multiple formats while continuing to find new ways to make Standard more exciting (creating new, functioning online play software from the ground up has been an unqualified success in getting players to actually play Standard games,) and what better way than to address the needs of our most-neglected formats?

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Light Up The Stage: The Full Cycle

February 22nd, 2019
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by Checkbox

A bunch of cards from “War of the Stage” fell off of a FLGS and we rescued them, discovering in the process that Light Up the Stage is merely one card in a cycle of five. Here are all of them in WUBRG order, just as the Lord intended.

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Ah, Shit, I Still Have a Column

January 11th, 2019
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by Mark Rosewater

Hello and welcome to a column I completely forgot to write. I have a great preview card, I think, if this is a preview week. This week, I will be checking with my editor to find out if this is a preview week.

Right now, it is Friday at noon, and I always take a half day on Friday, and I just found out that this isn’t a preview week. Fuck, fuck, fuck. I usually have those fake conversations, right? Do you still like that? Readers always liked those, I think.

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Richard Garfield Announces ‘KeyForge’ Draft Format

December 19th, 2018
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by paz

ROSEVILLE, MN — During a press conference at Fantasy Flight Games HQ, Richard Garfield announced the intended draft format for his new zany game, ‘KeyForge: Call of the Archons.’

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In which order should you read the lines of Guild Feud’s rules text?

August 20th, 2018
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We break it down for you, line by line.

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Interview with the Winner of GDS3

April 19th, 2018
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Over the last few weeks, not much information has been released about the Great Designer Search 3 contest, a competition hosted by Wizards of the Coast to find a new intern designer for Magic: The Gathering. In an announcement yesterday, Wizards of the Coast revealed that the search was over and a new designer was selected.

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Signature Spellbook: Blood Moon

April 1st, 2018
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by Wizards of the Coast

Call on the power of the moon and control the game with this collection of essential Mountains, now with a stunning new look.

Each Signature Spellbook: Blood Moon will contain nine cards: eight cards and a foil version of one of those eight cards at random.

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The Great Designer Search

March 26th, 2018
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A brand new card commemorating the saga of the Great Designer Search

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The Zen of Flores

March 12th, 2018
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Mike Flores

Flores presents his student with a d20. “I want you to use this in your next game of Magic,” Flores says.

The student asks, “What is it for?”

Flores replies, “This is a misplay die. Every time you make a misplay, you must increase the number on the die.”

The student asks, “Why does the misplay die start at 1?”

Flores replies, “Because using this die is your first misplay.”

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Brain//Storm

March 7th, 2018
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Checkbox, 3wi3

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