Rich Stein

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What We Learned

Will Magic Get the Hearthstone Treatment on Twitch?

Twitch has rolled out some fantastic features for fans of Hearthstone, but what have they done for Magic and will we ever get any goodies as well?

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The Most Punchable Villains in the Multiverse

It’s time to answer the torch-burning question on everyone’s mind: Which of the multiverse’s villains are the most punchable?

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The Magic Story Needs More of the Gatewatch

The problem with the Gatewatch isn’t that they were given too much focus in the story, it’s that they simply didn’t have enough story. Hear me out…

Paths to the Pro Tour

Grand Prix Minnesota Recap

Grand Prix Minnesota, the first event of the 2017-18 Pro Tour season as well as the first event of the Ixalan Cycle is now in the books. Get caught up here!

Paths to the Pro Tour

Previewing the Ixalan Cycle

The Ixalan Pro Tour Cycle kicks off next week. What should players and fans expect from the first cycle from this new pro club points system?

Paths to the Pro Tour

Previewing the 2017-18 Pro Tour Season

Grand Prix Minnesota kicks off the new competitive 2017-18 Pro Tour Season and it’s time to put last season behind us and get ready for a new year of Magic!

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Pro Tour Hour of Devastation and Closing Out the 2016-17 Pro Tour Season

With Pro Tour Hour of Devastation in the books we talk about the final event of the season and look back upon the 2016-17 competitive season.

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Will Pro Tour Cycles Kill the Pro Tour?

Pro Tour Cycles may not start counting until September 2018 but players start accruing points next month. What does it mean for the game?

Grinding It Out

Breaking Down the 2018 Magic Grand Prix Schedule, Part I

The Magic Grand Prix schedule for the first half of 2018 is finally here and we can dive into the details to learn more about our futures!

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Eric “Efro” Froehlich Set to Explore Free Agency this Summer

2015 Pro Tour Hall of Fame Inductee Eric “Efro” Froehlich announced via Twitter his intention to explore Free Agency after this season concludes.

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Can We Build a Better Prerelease?

Is there room in the Magic community for larger prereleases? Can GP Las Vegas be a model for celebrating new set releases?

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The Hour of Devastation is Upon Us

With the Hour of Devastation full spoiler available we can look at the beginning of the end of the Gatewatch and a new Standard metagame as well