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This week we finish the stories of Urza’s Saga block and setup the events that will make up the stories of the Weatherlight Saga and ultimately the Phyrexian Invasion

What We Learned


This week we talk about the upcoming changes to appearance fees and the World Championship prize pool and how the math works out.

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Time Streams

When we left Urza he had survived confronting Gix thanks to the sacrifice if his only true friend, Xantcha. Now, years later he is the disguised Master Malzra, head of the Tolarian Academy.

What We Learned

Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease League

Wizards has been doing great things lately with Magic Online. Sure there are still a lot of bugs and issues […]

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This week we continue our 52 in 52 series with the aftermath of the Brothers War and Urza’s adolescent years as a planeswalker as he challenges Phyrexia for the first time.

What We Learned


This week we talk about the rotation of the Modern and Standard formats and their impact on the wider community

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The Brothers War

This week for 52 in 52, Rich reviews The Brothers’ War.

What We Learned

Kickstarting Grand Prix Coverage with Rashad Miller

This week we talked to Rashad Miller about the GGs Kickstarter campaign to provide Grand Prix Coverage in Minneapolis later this year

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The Thran

This week we review The Thran in which we learn the origins of Yawgmoth and Phyrexia in our prologue to the story of Urza Planeswalker

What We Learned

Shadows Over Innistrad and the Storm Scale

This week we take a look at the mechanics of Shadows Over Innistrad and project their future placement on Mark Rosewater’s Storm Scale

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Dark Legacy

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