It’s the end of the year and that means it’s time to reflect on the past and look forward to a brighter tomorrow. This week we’ve given our writers the week off to be with their families and enjoy the holidays while we (mostly) run a top-ten countdown of our most popular non-news articles of the year. We’re also giving our newsletter team the week off but they’ll be back, and better than ever, the first week of January. For now, enjoy the countdown!

#7 Secret Lair: Jewelry by John Dale Beety

If you know JDB then you know that the quality of his work is impeccable. Alongside our own Donny Caltrider, they’ve been working on a fantastic series on the art behind the game we all know and love. This installment focuses on depictions of jewelry in and outside of Magic.

#6 Here’s How I Handled Magic: the Gathering Burnout by Luka Sharaska

Luka is one of our newest writers this year but dove into one of the community’s most serious topics: burnout. With a significant increase in product releases this year, including more than one Secret Lair per week on average, it was a tough year for any member of the community that experiences sadness when they can’t acquire every shiny new box Wizards releases.

#5 Top 10 Magic Mana Sinks by Carrie O’Hara

Our own Editor-in-Chief got in on the action of writing top 10 lists for our anniversary and sent in another slam dunk list with this look at the game’s best ways to burn a bunch of extra mana you just happen to have lying around like we do.

That’s all for today! Tomorrow we’ll reveal our number four and three articles on our list of the best of 2022!

Rich Stein (he/him) has been playing Magic since 1995 when he and his brother opened their first packs of Ice Age and thought Jester’s Cap was the coolest thing ever. Since then his greatest accomplishments in Magic have been the one time he beat Darwin Kastle at a Time Spiral sealed Grand Prix and the time Jon Finkel blocked him on Twitter.

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