Jacob Torbeck

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@magic_meaning

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Baldur’s Gate: A Story in Cards

Want to understand the backstory from Baldur’s Gate as you crack your new Commander Legends packs? Read our synopsis here!

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The Splendor of Nightlife

What the splendor of nightlife shows us, of course, is at best a shadow of the real.

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What’s in a Name? A Glossary of Sacred Spaces in Kamigawa

Jacob explores the terms for sacred spaces in Japanese religion as they appear on the plane of Kamigawa.

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The Secret of the Fox

The fox is both trickster and guide, elusive loner and the healer of communities.

Card Kingdom

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As Hallowtide Approaches, Negotiating Faith and Festival

The story of Harvesttide in Midnight Hunt offers a constructive vision interfaith collaboration in the face of real world challenges.

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The Devil, Desire, and Redemption: Tales of Asmodeus

The newest Necropotence-on-a-stick from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms has a long history and a robust presence in contemporary culture.

Romancing P3K

Three Kingdoms, Part 4—The Empire, Long Divided, Must Unite

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms closes with failure and loss—and the eternal cycle of the Zodiac.

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Designing Portal Three Kingdoms—An Interview with Henry Stern

Before we finish our chronicle of the story, hear from the designer of Portal Three Kingdoms, Henry Stern.

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Envisioning Forgotten Realms: An Interview with Andrew Veen

The Lead Vision Designer of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms talks creature selection, rope technique, and the Council of Colors.

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Three Kingdoms, Part 3—New Emperors

We near the end of the Three Kingdoms as generation power begins to shift.

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Three Kingdoms, Part 2—The Fall of Guan Yu

Magic and mysticism take center stage in this week’s events.