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Welcome to Theros (Aug. 26)

Wizards has released Part 1 of the Planeswalker’s Guide to Theros. We’ll dive into the next block’s setting and discuss what it means for players, collectors and fans alike. We also break down the best the community had to offer this week and review the latest Modern Masters card-turned-wallpaper.

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Commander, Cube, and Mike Tyson (Aug. 19)

What happens when you design a game and people start playing it a little differently? This is what happened to Wizards of the Coast and Magic the Gathering in the mid 2000’s. We’ll take a look at the rise of Commander and Cube and look at it in the context of a Mike Tyson quote.

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From the Vault 20 (Aug. 12)

I get it, I really do. As soon as that image of showed up as a preview for From the […]

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The 2013 Class of the MTG Pro Tour Hall of Fame (Aug. 5)

This week we take a look at the newest class of inductees to the MTG Pro Tour Hall of Fame and what they mean in the greater context of the game. Additionally, we discuss what the PTHOF means to Magic fans and whether it’s being handled correctly by Wizards of the Coast. As always you can check out the best writing from the past week in the Magic Community right here in What We Learned.

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Scrub Report

The Scrub Report—Stacks on Stacks on Stacks

While putzing around on the ‘net, searching for “alternate MTG formats,” I stumbled upon the idea of The Stack.

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Magic Pro Tour Database (July 29)

So here we are. It’s been awhile since we presented our Top 100 Professional MTG Player rankings. The immediate response […]

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Theros and the Future of Magic, Part II (July 22)

Back in March I reported live from PAX East when Theros was first announced. It was an incredibly exciting presentation highlighted […]

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A History of Corsets (July 8)

This week Rich goes through the history of Magic core sets, contemplates the dual nature of Jace Beleren, rounds up the Pro Tour Hall of Fame Voting links from the week and provides snarky commentary on the best writing the Magic Community had to offer.

Grinding It Out

My Little Secret

“Hey evil feature match fear monster, why do you keep following me?” I asked. “Because you keep calling me,” it responded.

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Coverage (July 1)

This week we talk about Butler’s proposal, the Top 100 list, and admire everyone’s favorite pyromancer.

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The Many T-Shirts of GP Las Vegas

Cool T-shirts everywhere! I love Magic events because these folks know how to find their shirts, man.