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A Brave New World: The Changing Face of Legacy

The past few sets have reshaped the Legacy metagame like nothing we've seen in years. Wildfire393 explores both War of the Spark and Modern Horizons' contributions to the Legacy format, and analyzes their effect on the Legacy landscape.

Fairy Tale Archetypes in the Throne of Eldraine Reveal

Although Commander 2019's previews have taken center stage the past few weeks, let us not forget that Throne of Eldraine is also approaching. Many beautiful artworks have already been revealed for the set, and DialMforMara takes a look them to see what Fairy Tale and Arthurian Legend we should expect to see.

MC4 Data Deep-Dive: Hogaak and Graveyard Hate

With Mythic Championship IV 2019 now finished, there's one major talking point that has dominated Modern discussion: Hogaak. Before we can have a serious discussion on Hogaak and his enablers, however, we have to take a deep dive into MC4's results to get a concise view of where we stand.

The Monthly Custom Card Contests are Open!

The day is finally here: It is the first of the month and the three longest-running custom Magic: The Gathering card contests on the internet have arrived in their new home, MTGNexus Custom Card Contests & Games! Those of you who were involved in custom cards in MTGSalvation will remember the DCC, MCC, and CCL - those of you who are unfamiliar with them, now is the perfect time to start!

The Rise of Wishlist Legends (and Fall of Varchild)

Once an unrealistic hope, old-character legends are now a well-established tradition. Lately, Commander releases in particular tend to feature at least one of these characters, and often a few more. With Commander 2019 swiftly approaching, it's time to look at just how R&D puts these kinds of cards together.

Brewing for Brawl with M20's Multicolor Mythics

The Brawl format has fallen off the Magic community's radar since Wizards reduced online Brawl support in late 2018, but the format hasn't gone away by any means. Today, we are going to look at five new and exciting Brawl commanders from M20. For the next three months, we'll have legal commanders in all ten of the three-color combinations.

The New Golden Age of Magic Design

Core Set 2020 is one of the most exciting core sets ever. War of the Spark is one of the most innovating, exciting, and powerful sets to come through Standard in a long time. Modern Horizons took the nostalgia formula of Time Spiral gave it an exciting new twist, putting it contention for one of the best sets ever. And on top of all that, Mark Rosewater has been hinting that this Fall's set is at the same level as War of the Spark and Modern Horizons. So how is it that Wizards of the Coast has managed to produce these hits back-to-back-to-back?

Core Set 2020 Flavor Text Review, Part Three

Last week we covered the white, blue, and black cards of M20, and on Monday we delved into the red, green, and multicolored cards. Today we finish with artifacts, lands, and a deeper look at the multipart works Siege of the Bone Spire and Lament for Bala Ged. As a bonus on today I will also be reviewing the flavor text of the Core Set 2020 Planeswalker Deck cards.

Unpacking the Bridge from Below Ban

For many other Modern players, July 8's announcement could not have arrived soon enough: Bridge from Below is banned in Modern. This has significant implications for the metagame going into a July and August tournament stretch. Today, I want to analyze the decision itself. I'm going to walk us through a detailed, line-by-line analysis of Ian Duke's banlist update article.

Core Set 2020 Flavor Text Review, Part Two

What we call 'Magic: The Gathering' is no one thing, but rather a collection of words, rules, images, and ideas. Each part is important, and each part is someone’s favorite. For me, it’s story and lore. I’ve spent some time reviewing Magic’s story and plan to continue doing that, but right now, let's take a step away from chapters and episodes to review the lovely bits of italicized text. (No, not reminder text.)
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