On Magic: The Gathering's Pro Tour, It's All About The Team

This weekend, 400 players will gather in Washington D.C. to compete in Magic: The Gathering's Pro Tour for the $40,000 top prize. How do you get to the Pro Tour, and what is it like preparing for the most high-stakes Magic tournament of all? » 2/05/15 8:00am 2/05/15 8:00am

New Magic CCG Expansion Fate Reforged Returns To An Era Of Dragons

In the latest Magic: the Gathering expansion, Fate Reforged, the mad planeswalker Sarkhan Vol has stepped into a portal on his home plane of Tarkir, where dragons are extinct. He emerges 1,000 years in the past, in an age where dragons rule the skies. » 1/29/15 8:00am 1/29/15 8:00am

New Commander Decks Reinvent Characters from Magic's Past

This year's batch of Magic: the Gathering Commander decks are, as usual, perfect for weird, casual, multiplayer fun. This time around they're all monocolored decks, and they've brought back some familiar faces in new forms. » 11/25/14 9:00am 11/25/14 9:00am

The Scariest, Creepiest and Most Gothic Magic Cards of All Time

Magic: the Gathering is a game of epic fantasy at its core — but deep within the game's dank cellars, rotting tombs, and loathsome sewers lies a slimy, rotting heart of darkness. Here are our favorite artworks of demons, zombies, and other horrors from Magic's long history. » 10/31/14 3:10pm 10/31/14 3:10pm

Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion Changes the Rules on Premium Cards

When Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 was released a few months ago, it introduced full deckbuilding and cards only attainable through an additional purchase. We didn't like it. An expansion for the game makes those premium cards available simply by winning matches. » 10/21/14 7:30am 10/21/14 7:30am

Magic: The Gathering is getting a Board Game

Magic's spinning itself off from card-based tabletop shenanigans to board game ones with a new strategy game from Wizards of the Coast - and while it's pretty weird to see a Magic game without cards, it looks rather interesting. » 10/17/14 11:18am 10/17/14 11:18am

Collector Opens a Magic Card Worth $25,000, Absolutely Flips His Shit

There's a good reason the guy in this video is completely losing his shit over the Magic: The Gathering cards he just opened. The deck he's unwrapping, from Magic's very first set, now sells for nearly $6,000—and he just turned an enormous profit. » 10/14/14 12:19pm 10/14/14 12:19pm

The Khans of Tarkir Battle Over Dragon Bones in the Latest Magic Set

In Magic: the Gathering's latest expansion, Khans of Tarkir, five clans are at war in a landscape littered with the bones of now extinct dragons and stalked by a solemn vampire seeking clues to a greater mystery. Here is some of the gorgeous art from the new cards. » 9/26/14 1:30pm 9/26/14 1:30pm

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015: Full Deck-Building, But At What Cost?

The latest installment of the video game version of Magic: the Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers, gives players the one thing we've always wanted – the ability to build our own decks from scratch. But the addition of "premium boosters" that cost extra money might completely outweigh it. » 7/25/14 12:40pm 7/25/14 12:40pm

Entire Planes Come to Life In The Newest Magic: The Gathering Artwork

A new Magic: The Gathering set, Magic 2015, was released this week, and the artwork is simply stunning. Check out this gallery of hi-res artwork from the new set—filled with Planeswalkers, weird creatures, and the souls of Magic's most popular planes brought to glorious illustrated life. » 7/22/14 3:00pm 7/22/14 3:00pm

Fan "Alterists" Turn Magic: The Gathering Cards Into Amazing Art

Magic: the Gathering cards feature stunning fantasy art, but for some fans that's not enough. Card alterists modify and personalize cards by painting directly on them, creating unique works of art and a brilliant way for fans to interact with their favorite game. » 7/03/14 1:16pm 7/03/14 1:16pm

Magic: the Gathering Summer Set Preview: Meet the Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer makes his debut in M15, this summer's Magic: the Gathering core set. This potentially powerful blue creature could have a huge impact, and perhaps stir some memories of Affinity decks among longtime players. » 6/27/14 4:28pm 6/27/14 4:28pm

Game of Thrones Scribe To Write Magic: The Gathering Movie

First they came for World of Warcraft, and now Hollywood wants our Magic cards. The next nerdy game movie is getting made, but at least it's by someone with fantasy cred. » 6/13/14 2:49pm 6/13/14 2:49pm

​Why There's No Goddamn Point In Ever Making An American Akira Movie

Greetings, letter-writers of the past! I'm doing pretty well, myself. I found this new village where they have some local lottery. I assume they don't give out cash, since society has fallen and all, but I entered it,hoping for some good prizes. We all drew slips this morning, and mine had a black dot... » 6/11/14 8:05am 6/11/14 8:05am

Legends walk among us in this Magic the Gathering: Born of the Gods art

The latest Magic: the Gathering expansion, Born of the Gods, will be released this weekend. When gods walk among mortals, it makes for some amazing art, which you can see in this Born of the Gods art gallery. » 2/06/14 8:00am 2/06/14 8:00am

Hollywood taps Magic: The Gathering for its newest movie franchise

Further proving that if there's a product people have heard of Hollywood can make a movie out of it, Fox has announced they're putting a Magic: The Gathering movie into development, with the hope of turning it into a Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings-type fantasy franchise. » 1/14/14 6:20am 1/14/14 6:20am

How to conquer Magic the Gathering's new Duels of the Planeswalkers

You'll need a brand new strategy for Duels of the Planeswalkers, the casual "video game" version of the Magic the Gathering card game. Luckily, our ultimate Planeswalkers guide will tell you when to counterspell, when to summon a massive elder thing, when to reanimate a demon corpse, and how to lay waste to… » 12/25/13 8:00am 12/25/13 8:00am

I am thankful this Magic: The Gathering puppet musical exists

Still have some time before your turkey is done cooking? Then bust out your comfiest ornithopter and watch Zombie Cat Productions' brilliant, hysterical Magic: The Gathering musical. It's 27 minutes of puppets, profanity, and Mana pools. » 11/28/13 9:30am 11/28/13 9:30am

Command legends with 5 new decks for Magic: the Gathering

Magic: the Gathering's legendary casual format, Commander, got a huge boost this month with the release of five new decks full of multiplayer shenanigans. This guide to Commander will help you get started and find the right deck to destroy your friends in the most horribly fun way possible. » 11/22/13 8:00am 11/22/13 8:00am