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Dear Azami

What Exactly Makes a Legendary Uncommon?

Dominaria is almost here, and it brings with it an almost unprecedented focus on both legendary creatures and the lore […]

Drawing Live

Design of a Card: Vicious Offering

Vicious Offering is a seemingly simple common removal spell that’s far more than meets the eye. Find out why this lenticular and powerful card is secretly amazing!

None Shall Pass Bombs

Verticality

Brendan considers the meaning of vertical cards.

Drawing Live

The Feeling of Hopelessness

This week, Zach delves into the worst feeling Magic: hopelessness. Why have been games felt hopeless, how is RoI culpable, and is this likely to change in the future?

Card Kingdom

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Post-Combat

Champion of the Cherished

Rob discusses the powerful stories that Magic cards like Cherished Hatchling can tell.

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Great Designer Training: Design Critique

Hundreds of custom cards were submitted for for week two of Great Designer Training. Here’s a select bunch of them with commentary.

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Great Designer Training: GDS3 Preamble

The Great Designer Search 3 is coming! This week, we’re introducing a new series, Great Designer Training, where we help YOU prepare for GDS3!

Dear Azami

Un-Inspired Designs

Levi looks at how mechanics from Unstable made their way into recent black-bordered cards.

Drawing Live

The Power of Exploring

Explore is one of the most nuanced mechanics in a while. It’s devilishly simple, obviously powerful, yet difficult to evaluate. Here’s why.

The Magic Minute

The State of Magic Design in 2017

Head Designer Mark Rosewater released his State of Design for 2017.

Post-Combat

On Party Lines

Rob examines the history of Magic’s design through the lens of politics and party.