Rich Stein

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What We Learned

Bold Predictions from Amonkhet Announcement Day

This week we take a look at Amonkhet announcement day and what the spring and summer of 2017 have in store for us.

52 in 52

Odyssey

Rich reviews a set of stories with many favorite legends: Odyssey is the next of 52 in 52.

Standard Deviation

Looking at Tempo Storm’s Post-Menagerie Standard Snapshot

Rich gives a casual player’s look at Karazhan’s third wing: The Menagerie, including some deck ideas to get through the bosses with only Basic cards.

What We Learned

Where I Went Wrong (Not Just Another Clickbait Trash Article)

This week Rich reflects on the broad spectrum of community reactions to last week’s column on the challenges that Wizards faces with gender and minority representation.

52 in 52

Apocalypse

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

Standard Deviation

A Casual Player’s Review of One Night in Karazhan’s Second Wing: The Opera

Rich gives a casual player’s look at Karazhan’s second wing: The Opera, including some deck ideas to get through the bosses with only Basic cards.

What We Learned

Introducing the 10 White Men who Designed and Developed Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Rich takes a look at the design and development teams for Conspiracy: Take the Crown and notices a very disturbing lack of diversity

52 in 52

Planeshift

This week Rich reviews Planeshift, the second novel of the Invasion block and the penultimate novel of the story of Urza Planeswalker.

Standard Deviation

A Casual Player’s Review of One Night in Karazhan’s First Wing: The Parlor

Rich gives a casual player’s look at Karazhan’s first wing: The Parlor, including some deck ideas to get through the bosses with only Basic cards.

What We Learned

Revisiting Wizards’ Pledge to Increase Transparency Seven Months Later

Rich revisits the idea of transparency and looks at how Wizards has made progress in improving the transparency of their decisions to the community.

52 in 52

Invasion

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

Standard Deviation

Top Ten Standard Targets for Purify

Rich takes a look at some of the best options for what might be the worst card ever printed in Hearthstone.