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The Three Biggest MTG Stories of 2013

It’s been a wild year for the Magic community, and as 2013 comes to a close it’s time to look at the three biggest stories of the year. Event coverage, tournament attendance, and the state of Magic Online were all brought to the forefront of our attention for better or for worse. Now we look at how those stories unfolded and what the future holds for us.

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The 2013 Year in Review in Review

There are a lot of Year in Review columns going around and honestly who has the time to read them all? That’s why we’ve gone through them and let you know what you can expect so you can make an informed decision before reviewing 2013. We also take a look at some recent Pro Tour announcements and recap the results of Grand Prix Shizuoka.

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The 2013 Naughty & Nice List

As 2013 winds down its time to look back at all the products Wizards released this year and decide which ones were nice to the Magic community and which ones found their way onto What We Learned’s naughty list.

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Satire and Stockings

This week the Magic Community was presented with a satire of itself, courtesy of StarCity Games’ Chas Andres. It mostly missed the mark.

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Villains in Magic

Alex Bertoncini was banned for 18 months by the DCI for cheating. His story was major news in the community. Once the poster-boy for the SCG Open circuit, he was found to have cheated multiple times on camera. Now he’s back, having finished 2nd in the Legacy Open in Providence last weekend and 63rd in the GP in Toronto this weekend. What makes him, or anyone, a great villain?

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1st Anniversary Edition

We’ve learned about some major news events this year, and What We Learned covered all of them. From GP Charlotte to GP Vegas, and from Magic Offline to Modern Masters, it has been an exciting year. We look back now on 52 weeks of what we learned.

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Magic Offline

This week we take an in-depth look at what went wrong with MTGO. Starting with the history of the application leading up to the present-day events, we’ll disect just how Wizards has (mis)managed one of their flagship products, and what we in the community can expect going forwards.

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Holiday Shopping Guide 2013

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift this holiday season for the Magic player or fan in your life? Well look no more! Hipsters of the Coast proudly presents it’s 2013 MTG Holiday Shopping Guide. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know to get the perfect gift for any Planeswalker.

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Eternal Weekend 2013

What a weekend for Eternal Magic. A 2-Day Legacy tournament and a Vintage main event took place in Paris, France while the 2013 Legacy and Vintage Championships took place at the same time in Philadelphia, PA. Read on for a recap of all the exciting overpowered action!

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Vintage Masters

Every week we review the biggest news in the Magic community from the Pro Tour to your Local Gaming Store. This week we take a look at Vintage Masters and Grand Prix Antwerp.

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Commander 2013 Spoiler Season

Spoiler season comes an extra time this year with the release of the Commander 2013 boxed sets. But if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a ton of Pro Tour Theros reports to sort through as well as two Grand Prix events to recap!