On 8 July 2019, the EDH rules committee made a surprise announcement updating the Banned and Restricted list. Iona, Shield of Emeria and Paradox Engine were both banned, with Painter's Servant coming off the banlist. All of these cards have incredibly powerful and abusable effects, and this shift is already making big waves. Let's take… Continue reading EDH Banned and Restricted update
Modern Horizons, the upcoming summer Magic: the Gathering set aimed directly at the modern format, is not here to play nice. This is the first set released exclusively for modern, and players of all formats are hyped. Powerful new cards are being introduced to the game, and old favorites get a new lease on life.… Continue reading Magic: the Gathering — Modern Horizons
On 31 March 2019, Wizards of the Coast released the trailer for their upcoming Magic: the Gathering set, War of the Spark, at PAX East. Set trailers aren't a new thing but typically consisted of animated card art and a voiceover building the backstory. Cool if you were a Magic player, otherwise maybe a little… Continue reading War of the Spark
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
About a month back, Sheldon Menery of the EDH rules committee released an article on the Star City Games website. In it, he listed a few cards that would likely elicit a groan in a typical EDH game. He dubbed these "Commander Cards You Shouldn't Play," which, as he admits in the article, is a… Continue reading You’re Having Fun Wrong: A Response
What impact does toxic behavior have on a community? Dante and Max (Crab) discuss the impact bad behavior has on creators and cosplayers.
Last month, I had an extended trip back to my hometown: the bustling metropolis of Naugatuck, Connecticut. I helped my parents pack up my childhood home in advance of its sale, and was a groomsman in my sister's wedding. I expected it to be an emotionally difficult trip. Conventional wisdom says that going back home… Continue reading Reconnection and Rebirth