Magic Banned & Restricted Updates January 2018

With the release of Rivals of Ixalan, all sanctioned formats and the group that oversees the Commander format announced their updates to banned and restricted lists as well as any pertinent rules changes. This Winter season has largely proved to...
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Commander Spotlight: Soul Link

If you’ve ever wandered through a flea market or sizable yard sale, chances are you’ve stumbled across some antiquated piece of machinery that piques your curiosity but whose purpose baffles both you and the person trying to get rid of...
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Previewing: Western Legends

There are few things so fundamentally associated with the definition of an American than that of the Old West. Cowboys. Indians. Tall hats and showdowns at high noon. Brazen stagecoach robberies and drunken saloons. These are but a few of...
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Commander Spotlight: Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

Part of the beauty of any deck customization game isn’t just that it affords you an entertaining means of trying to win, but also that the player has a direct hand in shaping how they go about doing that. Although...
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Commander Spotlight: Primal Order [Repost]

Editor’s Note: We’re still wrapping up our end of the year holiday break. In the meantime, enjoy this Monday Magic article, which was originally published in February 2017. Collectible card games bear a number of traits that make them prohibitive...
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Vox Republica 158: What Even Is A Game?

Episode 158 Length: 58:09 Show Links: RSS | iTunes | Stitcher | Download Episode   Welcome back to Vox Republica, the Cardboard Republic Podcast! We post new episodes every other Thursday, with each episode being about 45 minutes long. Vox...
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Commander Spotlight: Simulacrum

One of the most memorable cards of my early Magic years was a ridiculously wordy (and sqirm-inducing) card called . Takklemaggot was part of a subset of old cards that had so much text associated with its function that it actually...
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December 2017 Games To Be Played

The next in our monthly To Be Played series has been posted. Check it out! We want to know if you’ve played any on our list or what you hope to get to your own table this month.