Ahead of Schedule: Ixalan

The Product The exciting plane of Ixalan is finally right on the horizon and, to quote Lee Sharpe, "pirates and dinos and Vraska oh my!" Ixalan is our first hardcore tribal set since Lorwyn block and is bringing in all sorts of cool new toys (read: dinosaurs). We've…

A Brief History of Cats

With the latest Commander 2017 spoilers has come a lot of tribe hype for some of Magic's classic tribes. I was greeted with all manner of Cat related goodies when I first tuned in for spoilers so it seemed a natural time to take a look back at the many…

Core Sets: 4th Edition

The Set Having explored the first stretch of expansions in Magic's history we arrive at Fourth Edition, the first core set after the original card pool. To this day 4th Edition remains the third largest core set ever printed totaling in at 378 cards, lagging behind only 5th and 10th…

Ahead of Schedule: Hour of Devastation

The Product The residents of Amonkhet are all saying "What the Hekma?" as we move into Hour of Devastation. The full spoiler is upon us and the hype has peaked, so it's time to dig in and see what the latest set is bringing to the table. Spoiler alert, it's…

Expanding Magic: Fallen Empires

The Product Fallen Empires, the fifth Magic expansion to grace the history books, carries us past the Brother's War to new parts of Dominaria. While number five doesn't quite get us out of the weird, old parts of Magic like 8-card packs and inconsistent rarities it does give us a…

Ahead of Schedule: Amonkhet

The Product The coming of the God-Pharaoh is nearly upon us, and in anticipation we've all pored over the spoilers. Amonkhet is full of cool new mummies, monuments, and spells galore, but most importantly it's full of hype. Let's dig in and see how Amonkhet stacks up at first look…

Expanding Magic: The Dark

The Product As Magic expands we come to The Dark, the fourth expansion which weaves us back into the Brother's War story line. The game continues to grow and change; tribal synergy and multicolor are expanded upon in The Dark and some new abilities debut. Let's take a closer look…

Getting Started: Portal Second Age

The Product The second installment of Getting Started brings us to Portal Second Age, Wizard's second take on a simplified Magic starter set. It follows a story on Dominaria and includes some improvements over the orignial Portal. For instance, it actually includes types on the creatures and uses consistent language…

Expanding Magic: Legends

The Product Legends is the third expansion and marks an exciting point in Magic development. It showcases the first new major concepts by giving us the first multicolored spells and introducing legendary permanents. There is no shortage of either one as the set focuses on multicolored legendary creatures as a…

Getting Started: Portal

The Product Portal is the first of Magic's five starter sets. The starter sets were designed to provide a simplified Magic environment to entice new players and let them learn without getting confused taking in all Magic's complexities at once. That simplification brings with it a lot of unique things,…