Commander Spotlight: Treva, the Renewer

Humans have a natural affinity for patterns, be it real or perceived. With the right amount of time and practice, we have a knack for being able to piece together patterns with incomplete components and accurately extrapolate what is next...
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Intentional Community Building

As board gaming continues to grow in popularity, it is reaching whole new swaths of potential gamers. With that comes not only whole new ideas about the games themselves but also new perspectives on matters of theme, culture, representation, and...
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Commander Spotlight: Artificer’s Hex

Some aspects of Magic: the Gathering have to seemingly be repeated over and over again every few months. Whether this is because of the continual influx of new players looking to expand their gaming knowledge or a recurring cycle of...
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Commander Spotlight: Glissa, Sunseeker

Within the extensive library of Magic’s long and storied history, not every mechanic, set, block, or even era of the game is going to be universally loved. It’s simply not possible. Thanks to all of the different mechanics debuted, themes...
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Who Are You As A Gamer?

As board gaming continues to grow in popularity, it is reaching whole new swaths of potential gamers. With that comes not only whole new ideas about the games themselves but also new perspectives on matters of theme, culture, representation, and...
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Commander Spotlight: Celestial Mantle

What makes a card ‘good’? Is it solely the power level of the card and how much ability it offers you compared to the casting cost? Does that only apply to cards which give you straight up advantage by themselves,...
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Five Games We’d Get At Essen 2018…If We Were Going

For North American audiences, the largest convention of the year is Gen Con: a massive, sprawling, and even intimidating convention annually showcasing many, many new titles. It’s at least three times larger than the next biggest US board game convention...
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