Magic News – Keywords and Origins

Magic News – Keywords and Origins

With Modern Masters 2015 now released, we’re starting to see more and more news about Magic 2015 Origins and some new cards have been teased. Yesterday Wizards of the Coast posted an article discussing keywords — specifically keywords that they considered ‘evergreen’ and would appear in every set.  The summary is that the landwalk, protection from and intimidate keywords are no longer considered ‘evergreen’ and will not be used.  Protection from will still make an…

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Magic Origins

Magic Origins

Prerelease Events: July 11–12, 2015 Release Date: July 17, 2015 Game Day:August 8–9, 2015   What Is Magic Origins? Magic Origins is a set that explores what it means to start out on a magical journey, and how we change as we progress through our lives. It focuses on five of Magic’s most prominent characters, letting you explore their backstories and transformations as they became Planeswalkers. You’ll get to see their home worlds, learn about…

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Commanding Dragons

Commanders of Dragons of Tarkir Commander is one of my favorite formats of Magic.  It’s casual, friendly and it allows you to use cards in your collection you might never use otherwise.  The best part of each new set launch for me is finding new cards for commander and specifically new Legendary Creatures that can act as Commanders. Here is a list of all of new Legendary creatures from Dragons of Tarkir and some quick…

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Fated Commanders

Fated Commanders

With the full list new cards from the Fate Reforge set being released, it’s a good time to start looking through the set to see what cards might become EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander / Commander) staples.  There are already websites reviewing the cards for limited and sealed play and likely some for Standard as well — but Commander is my personal favorite format and I’d like to share my own thoughts on what the set…

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Commanders of Commander 2014

Commanders of Commander 2014

The full decklists for Commander 2014 are now available for viewing from the Magic the Gathering website and each of the decks looks like a lot of fun.  As with previous decks, the Commander 2014 decks have a number of different commander options to work with, with the default commanders being the new Planeswalkers. Once you open your deck, you’ll need to choose which commander will lead you to victory.  Will you stick with the…

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Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

I stopped playing Magic the Gathering about a decade ago but returned with the recent release of Theros.  It’s been amazing seeing how the game has grown and changed over the last decade.  There are new rules, mechanics and game formats.  There’s something for everyone. In the last year though, my own favorite format has rapidly become multiplayer Commander. Commander involves players building singleton decks containing 99 cards plus a Legendary Creature to act as…

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Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

San Diego Comic Con is always a great time for fans to of all things geek to get updates on their favorite heroes, shows and games.  For those who love their cardboard addiction, the Magic the Gathering panel did gave us a ton of new and exciting updates! From the Vault: Annihilation (Aug 2014) This 15 card From the Vault set (and the first From the Vault that we should be able to get in…

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It’s a Conspiracy! (Updated May 15)

It’s a Conspiracy! (Updated May 15)

“Pick. Plot. Play” – MtG: Conspiracy tagline. UPDATE: New (May 15) spoilers added at the bottom of this post! During the launch of Born of the Gods, there were some reports of a small few individuals finding an unusual card in their packs.  This card was not from Born of the Gods, nor was it from any printed set and it featured some rules text that suggested multilayer friendly mechanics.   It was assumed that the…

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Enter Nyx!

Enter Nyx!

Get Ready to Enter Nyx! Journey Into Nyx is coming!  The latest Magic: The Gathering expansion and the final set in the Theros block is officially being released at the end of next week meaning this weekend will be pre-release weekend!  The newest set will include 165 cards that expand upon the Theros theme and mechanics and introduce new mechanics (constellation), five new Gods and a Planeswalker (Ajani!). There will also be five new intro…

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