Magic: What is the Stack?

July 27, 2018

The Stack.

For any newer Magic player, the stack can feel like a distant, guarded knowledge. This is because experienced players aren’t always sure when to delve into the next level of complexity with a player who has only recently …

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New Game Spotlight: 5-Minute Dungeon

July 16, 2018

No planning. No resting. Just get in the dungeon and start killing those beasties. It is a race against the clock in 5-Minute Dungeon, do you and your fellow heroes have what it takes to be victorious.

This is …

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Magic Ruling: What’s on the Back of a Forged Bolas?

July 13, 2018

We control Nicol Bolas, the Ravager.

We then cast Mirror Image, and as it resolves, we choose to have it enter the battlefield as a copy of Bolas.

Next turn, we pay the hefty mana cost of Bolas’ ability to …

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Five Uncommons to Watch for at Core Set 2019 Prerelease

July 6, 2018

We made it! Core Set 2019 Prerelease is upon us, and it’s time to break out the angels, wizards, demons, goblins and elves that will fill out our decks for the year to come. Before we open packs and build …

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Magic Ruling: Interrupting the Catastrophe

June 29, 2018

This week, we’re going back to a basic idea, but one that’s always worth a refresher—and we’ll use a new card from the upcoming Core Set 2019 to illustrate it.

Our opponent controls a Tattered Mummy. They then cast Demon …

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Game Spotlight: Squirrel or Die

June 22, 2018

It’s time to Squirrel or Die!

This absurd memory game will put you in the shoes of a squirrel as the impending chill of Winter approaches. It’s up to you to hoard goodies for yourself and hide traps for your …

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Magic Ruling: Rescuing the Sagas!

Let’s talk Saga timings!

We control a Rite of Belzenlok, a Saga card whose third chapter ability reads, “Create a 6/6 black, Demon creature token with flying, trample, and ‘At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice another creature. If you …

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Magic Ruling: How Low Can You Go?

June 14, 2018

This week’s ruling recipe is simple, yet spicy.

We control Aetherflux Reservoir, Gideon of the Trials, and Gideon’s Emblem stating that “As long as you control a Gideon planeswalker, you can’t lose the game and your opponents can’t win the …

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Magic Ruling: Squee Meets his Match

June 8, 2018


We control a Courser of Kruphix, so the top card of our library is revealed to be Squee, the Immortal.

We also control a Bomat Courier, which we declare as an attacker now, sending Squee into exile face down.…

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Five Rings: An Honorable Game

May 29, 2018

There are a lot of reasons to play games. To laugh, to think, to keep your hands busy, to justify heavy drinking, oh… and to win. When I picked up Legend of the Five Rings from Fantasy Flight Games,

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