Book Reviews

Crustaceous Corner: War of the Spark [Spoilers]

War of the Spark: Ravnica is the conclusion to MtG's latest long-running story, and what a finale. The dragon Nicol Bolas is poised to regain his godlike power by slaughtering all who oppose him. Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Chandra Nalaar, and others have to find some way to bring him down while caught in his… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: War of the Spark [Spoilers]

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Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

I said in my last article that Magic: the Gathering has become a sort of self-care tool for me. Unfortunately, as I also mentioned, I rarely get to play because I'm always busy. So imagine my reaction when I found out that, not only did I have a day off both jobs, but there was… Continue reading Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

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Tuscon or Bust: Desert Bus for Hope

Mid-November: depending on your location, the temperature's dropping, retail stores are decorating for the holidays, and coffee drinkers are riding out the Gulf. And on a small island off the coast of Canada, a group of comedians is playing a video game for charity. Yes, friends and enemies, it's once again time for Desert Bus for… Continue reading Tuscon or Bust: Desert Bus for Hope

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Halloween Corner: The Tell-Tale Heart

Greetings my freaks and geeks, my nefarious nerdlings! It's that time of year again: spooks and specters and unnecessarily sexy work uniforms will soon be around every corner. So, why not celebrate that a little bit? If you weren't here last year, we released a special Halloween reading of Lovecraft's "The Outsider", and it was so fun… Continue reading Halloween Corner: The Tell-Tale Heart

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Returning to Ravnica: MtG’s Second Home

The day this article goes live is the official release date for Magic: the Gathering’s newest set: Guilds of Ravnica. The world of Ravnica is one of the most celebrated planes visited over the game’s 25-year run. With this being the third block set in the cityscape, I wanted to take a look at the… Continue reading Returning to Ravnica: MtG’s Second Home