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Design of a Card: Rise from the Tides

Rise from the Tides isn’t as strong as Spider Spawning or even Seize the Storm, but it’s still an outstanding design.

The Last 10 Years of Magic Design, A Retrospective

2013-2022 has seen enormous changes in Magic.

Fixing Fixing’s Feasible Faults

We may have reached a point where there’s too much mana fixing in Limited.

Lengthening Limited Longevity

It’s getting harder and harder for draft formats to last until the next set picks up the baton.

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Dominaria United Mechanics First Look

As Dominaria Unites, its mechanics portend possible problems.

Mechanics in Review: Dominaria

With Dominaria Uniting later this week, nit’s time to look back at the mechanics of 2018’s Dominaria.

Design of a Card: Blur

Don’t blink or you could miss the wonderful textural differences among flicker effects.

The State of Magic in 2022

State of Design 2022 is out, and the year was defined by communication issues.

Mechanics in Review: Streets of New Capenna

It’s time for the verdict on Streets of New Capenna’s mechanics. How do the five families’ strategies measure up?

Reevaluating Fetchlands in Vintage Cube

As time has gone on, the fetchlands have become even more powerful, while the mighty Alpha dual lands have somehow lost ground.

Design of a Card: Cryptic Spires

Cryptic Spires is an absolutely out there design, using surprisingly familiar components to achieve a common goal in an unheard-of manner.