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Magic: The Gathering

  1. Magic: The Gathering Smiles at Trans Representation with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

    Wizards of the Coast has revealed one of the characters in the new Magic: the Gathering - Fate Reforged set is a trans woman. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death is the very first trans woman in the game’s lore. In a story titled, “The Truth of Names,” Alesha leads her warriors into battle. Weaved into the tale between gory descriptions of death and combat is a subtle story about identity and finding who you are.

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  2. Ever Wonder What It Feels Like To Be A Geek? This Magic: The Gathering Collector Gives You A Taste

    I often get asked what makes me a geek. My usual response? Intense passion for something. So yes, "being a geek" to me isn't necessarily relegated to the genre medium of comic books, video games, etc. People who get really excited over sports are no different than people who get really excited about a collectable statue. And collectors, well they're tangentially connected. Not all collectors do it for the money but when a huge score falls on your lap, it's hard not to get really excited.

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  3. Hasbro Launches New Site To Let Fans 3D Print And Sell Designs

    Friendship3D printing is magic.

    Hasbro has launched a new site to give fans unprecedented freedom to create, produce, and sell art based off popular content such as My Little Pony, Transformers, and Magic: The Gathering.

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  4. Game of Thrones Writer to Bring Death and Pain to Magic: The Gathering Movie

    Someone's gonna die.

    Back when the Magic: The Gathering movie was first announced, Geekosystem's Victoria (now The Mary Sue's Victoria, because all your Geeko writers are belong to us) worried that it might turn out like Dungeons & Dragons or Battleship, other tabletop games that got the film treatment. Now we know that won't be the case, because neither Dungeons & Dragons nor Battleship have nearly enough incest.

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  5. Fox Developing Magic: The Gathering Movie, Because That Went So Well For Dungeons & Dragons?

    If they really wanted to pull something ballsy, it would just be 90 minutes of people playing cards.

    We're sorry, Magic: The Gathering fans (alternately, congratulations! But we're guessing "sorry" is more apt). Your beloved tabletop card game is being made into a feature-length film by Fox. We fear no good can come from this.

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  6. Money: The Gathering: Fox Acquires Film Rights to Magic: The Gathering, Planning Franchise

    This is just like magic!

    Daring the curse of all movies about fantasy-based games to strike them with lightning, 20th Century Fox has announced that they are founding a movie franchise "on the scale of Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings" on Magic: The Gathering, that game you wanted to learn because every middle school boy who would sometimes talk to you was playing it but didn't because people already made fun of you for talking to them about Animorphs all the time. Okay, maybe that was just me.

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  7. Rumored Elspeth Ascended Card From Upcoming Magic: The Gathering Set Theros Spoiled

    Mother of Runes plus Oblation plus Iridescent Angel equals the new Elspeth?

    Hot on the heels of the release of Magic 2014 and the SDCC info dump for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering expansion, Theros, comes the first possible complete card spoiler for the set. The above image appears to originate from the forums, posted by the user Wizard. If this pans out, things could get interesting.

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  8. Fan Gives Game of Thrones Characters Their Own Magic: The Gathering Cards

    It is known

    Tumblr user JermTube has added one geeky thing to another and created Magic: The Gathering cards for Game of Thrones characters. A few favorites are behind the jump (though I'll admit it was hard to narrow it down); the entire set can be found here, here, and here.

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  9. Exclusive: Say Hello to Magic 2014’s Vastwood Hydra

    Only a few months 'til Magic 2014 hits the shelves on July 19th, and you know what that means: Spoiler season is officially under way, and have we got a hydra for you!

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  10. First Spoilers for Magic 2014: Slivers are Back!

    Earlier this morning Wizards of the Coast started dropping hints about clicking, cracks and snaps, a Moggling game, and a mysterious pulse. Punching these each into Gatherer reveals, you guessed it, some classic slivers. It wasn't soon after the slivers were out of the bag that the first official Magic 2014 spoilers were released: We've got six new slivers coming, but with two huge changes.

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  11. A Beginner’s Guide to the Dragon’s Maze Prerelease

    So here we are, roughly three months after the release of Gatecrash, ready to descend upon our local game stores for the Magic: The Gathering Dragon's Maze Prerelease event this weekend. Events will be going on both Saturday and Sunday.If you're looking to get in on this action, you can check your local listings.

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  12. Wizards Updates Magic: The Gathering Banned and Restricted List, Basically Kills Eggs

    Wizards of the Coast recently announced the biannual update to the banned and restricted list for organized Magic: The Gathering play. While no changes were made to Standard, Legacy, or Extended, there was one big change each for Modern and Vintage: Second Sunrise got the banhammer in Modern, and Regrowth is now unrestricted in Vintage. Regrowth isn't such a big deal, but Second Sunrise getting banned pretty much spells the end of Eggs decks.

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  13. This Is A Dress Made Out Of Magic: The Gathering Cards

    This is just like magic!

    Amy Demicco impressed PAX East con goers this past weekend by wearing a dress made entirely out of Magic: The Gathering cards. Her axe, plus a shot of an alternative Magic dress, after the jump.

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  14. Things We Saw Today: The Argo-Vengers Are Here to Save the Day

    Things We Saw Today

    Argo-Vengers, directed by Daredevil. Head to TheFW for more Oscar Movie Mashups We Want to See.

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  15. A Magic (the Gathering) Binder Full of Women

    If you missed the presidential debate a couple of days ago, and also somehow avoided all social media platforms, and also didn't talk to a single American human soul, you might have missed Mitt Romney's instantly infamous quote regarding a "binder full of women." The unfortunately-worded quote was in response to a question regarding fixing the inequalities in the workplace. Romney attempted to display his equality ideals by noting that he specifically went looking for women to fill seats in his Cabinet when he became the governor of Massachusetts. Unfortunately, the words he used were amusing, and the meme caught on. This is our favorite iteration of the meme, Magic Binder Full of Women, because we all still have our binders full of Magic and other various trading cards sitting at the bottom of our closets.

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  16. Things We Saw Today: A Nerdy Proposal at GeekGirlCon

    Things We Saw Today

    We're major sucker for con proposals. This weekend at Geek Girl Con (which our own Susana and Jill attended), it was Cierra, who proposed to her boyfriend (now fiancé) Gahan. She proposed with a custom Magic: The Gathering “Rings Of Brightearth” card, the bottom of which said "Will you Marry Me?" (When Geeks Wed)

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  17. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Gathering Downloadable Card Set!

    Fans Do Cool Things

    That was a mouthful, I know, but this is a real thing. Now, before you get too excited, it's a fan creation so you won't find it in stores but this My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: The Gathering card set is available to download for free. The creators write, "Shards of Equestria is a fan-made, fully tested and completely playable custom card set for Magic: The Gathering based on the critically-acclaimed animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It's been play tested to work as close to an authentic set as possible, is available for download to print on your home printer or on a custom playing card deck, and above all else, is undeniably, unquestionably, un-put-down-ably 100% free." What are you waiting for? Give them a look!

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  18. 18 Disturbing Magic: The Gathering Cards to Haunt Your Dreams

    The folks over at Wizards of the Coast sure do know how to make a disturbing card for Magic: The Gathering. Here at Geekosystem, we hiked up our pants, suppressed our gag reflexes, and compiled a list of truly horrifying examples of card art. These 18 cards are sure to give you nightmares!

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  19. Why Jon Finkel Was and Is My Hero

    I would definitely go on a date with Jon Finkel. That is to say, if I were single. And into dudes. But the point is that Jon Finkel, as a human being, is someone of interest, a former Magic: the Gathering world champion and straight up smooth. Even after a former Gizmodo intern managed to, well, drag his name through the mud, the internet backlash was something to behold and Finkel’s responses to the debacle have thrust him squarely upon the nerd pedestal. In a good way. A little history here might be needed: At some point in the past, Alyssa Bereznak got drunk, made an OKCupid account and ended up going out on a date with Jon Finkel. These are the facts as they have been related to us. Apparently, not disclosing your status as a former world champion in a sport -- ESPN covered it, therefore, sport -- is grounds for disgruntlement. And there’s the rub; she’s perfectly within her rights not to want to date Mr. Finkel, but making a blog post about it where she purposefully calls him out by name and characterizes him in the poorest terms imaginable is downright despicable. If the tables were turned here and Finkel had made a similar post, he’d have been drawn and quartered as well. It’s not like she couldn’t have seen this coming.

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  20. Found Poetry in Magic: The Gathering Cards

    As part of a monthlong experiment in playing around with text, Adam Parrish, inspired by Austin Kleon's famous newspaper blackout poems, partially blacked out Magic: The Gathering cards to create mini-poems. In his own words: "Some of these turned out well, some not so well." A few more:

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