Rich Stein

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52 in 52


This week we continue our 52 in 52 series with the aftermath of the Brothers War and Urza’s adolescent years as a planeswalker as he challenges Phyrexia for the first time.

What We Learned


This week we talk about the rotation of the Modern and Standard formats and their impact on the wider community

52 in 52

The Brothers War

This week for 52 in 52, Rich reviews The Brothers’ War.

What We Learned

Kickstarting Grand Prix Coverage with Rashad Miller

This week we talked to Rashad Miller about the GGs Kickstarter campaign to provide Grand Prix Coverage in Minneapolis later this year

52 in 52

The Thran

This week we review The Thran in which we learn the origins of Yawgmoth and Phyrexia in our prologue to the story of Urza Planeswalker

What We Learned

Shadows Over Innistrad and the Storm Scale

This week we take a look at the mechanics of Shadows Over Innistrad and project their future placement on Mark Rosewater’s Storm Scale

52 in 52

Dark Legacy

Welcome to our 2016 52 in 52 series. This year I will be reading 52 Magic: the Gathering novels spanning […]

Modern Institute of Technology

Previewing the Modern Bannings

This week we check-in with our spies at Wizards of the Coast who may have secured a secret document previewing the SOI Modern bannings.

What We Learned


Rich walks through the history of angels in Magic.

52 in 52

And Peace Shall Sleep

This week we learn all about the decline of the Sarpadian Empires in the novel “And Peace Shall Sleep” by Sonia Orin Lyris

What We Learned

Team Family Grand Prix DC

Rich took a break from observing the Magic world to compete at Grand Prix DC, teaming with his brother for his young nephew’s grand prix debut.

52 in 52

Song of Time

This week we read Teri McLaren’s second full-length Magic novel: Song of Time, featuring an Argivian Archaeologist’s search for a hidden Armageddon Clock and the truth of his mysterious past!