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