Rich Stein

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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!

What We Learned

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.

What We Learned

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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What We Learned

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.

What We Learned

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?

What We Learned

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

What We Learned

Having Pride in the Magic Community

This past weekend was Pride around the country, a celebration of diversity, but some in the Magic community preferred to lash out against it.

From the Sideboard

Interview with Play Design Lead Dan Burdick

We had the good fortune at Grand Prix Las Vegas to catch up with Play Design’s new director, Dan Burdick and pick his brain on what he hopes to achieve.

What We Learned

Grand Prix Las Vegas Wrap-Up

We recap the festivities that took place during Grand Prix Las Vegas including those that happened away from the Nevada desert.

Arting Around

Magic Art Show Opens to Rave Reviews at GP Las Vegas

The Magic Art Show is the largest public display of original Magic the Gathering art ever. The gallery opened for a special preview on the eve of GP Vegas.