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Shattered Perceptions

We’re All Stories in the End – Doctor Who Lore

Ryan is here to look at how the flavor matches up the mechanics of the Doctor Who Sagas.

Magic and Meaning

Lead Us Not Into Temptation: The Ludonarrative of Temptation in Tales of Middle-earth

Jacob looks at the the tension between designing the temptation mechanic for gameplay, and the realities of temptation within Tolkien’s work.

Commander Corner

Set Retrospective: Invasion

Luka takes a look back at the revolutionary multicolor set, to see which cards still see play in Commander over two decades later.

Casual Black Magic

Zimone and Dina Two Ways: cEDH and Budget Competitive

Drawing cards, sacrificing creatures, and more! Sam looks at two different ways to build around this Strixhaven duo.

Card Kingdom

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Casual Black Magic

Battles are Awesome in Commander

Sam walks us through their top choices for Battles in Commander, and explains why they share some key similarities with another card type.

Rally the Rankings

Rally The Rankings: Best Battles In March of the Machine

Ryan takes us on a tour through Magic’s newest card type, and his takes on which battles are set to succeed.

Casual Black Magic

My Experience with Oathbreaker

Sam shares their firsthand experiences playing Oathbreaker, fresh off the format receiving official recognition from Wizards of the Coast.

Shattered Perceptions

The Once and Present Shard Commanders

Ryan takes us on a journey back to the heavyweight commanders of yesteryear, and their modern counterparts.

Commander Corner

Commander Corner Original: Mechanics That Missed The Mark

Not every mechanic can be a winner. Luka is here to cover the ones which came up short, and if we’ll see ever them again.

Drawing Live

Design of a Card: Experimental Augury

Zach breaks down the design of this Phyrexian Anticipate/Impulse variant and dives into the value of proliferating.

Lowry Muses

Text Bloat and You (a.k.a. Wtf, Omnath?)

How much text is too much text? Lowry is here to address a growing topic in Magic card design.