Cryptic Studios has announced an MMORPG based on Magic: The Gathering, the beloved fantasy card game that gripped my eighth grade class with such intensity that the school banned us from playing, calling it "gambling." That was pretty terrible, because Magic was awesome.Read More
This video's everything you'd expected it'd be: a big mama tiger being a mama tiger to some lil tiger cubs.Read More
Game designers: take note.
Faced with a desire to play a game but unable to afford it, two kids (now adults) created their own trading card game. "Creature Cards" borrows a lot from the aforementioned games, and frankly, it's pretty gosh darn neat.Read More
The Mary Sue Interview: Wizards of the Coast’s Kimberly Kreines and Melissa Li on Magic: The Gathering
We talked to creative designer Kimberly Kreines and creative lead Melissa Li about Magic: The Gathering, its diverse worlds, and if they had any advice for women who want to enter game design.Read More
The Mary Sue Interview: Time Wars Universe Creator Bijhan Valibeigi Takes Down the Myth of “Feminine Inferiority”
"It was very hard for me to admit to myself that I was trans and queer. All my heroes were cisgendered men. Luke Skywalker, Jim Kirk, Tommy Oliver, and the Ninja Turtles were all intensely masculine, and all supported by less-central female characters. I now realize that, subconsciously, I was resisting what I had been told was a "downgrade". Who would give up a starring role in order to play the supporting cast?"Read More
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Oh, now that's just too precious.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This is just like magic!
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 GatheringMagic.com forums, posted by the user Wizard. If this pans out, things could get interesting.Read More
It is known
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More