Shadows over Innistrad: Our first look at MTG’s return to one of the best sets of all time

Friday afternoon saw me invited to Melbourne’s Shadows over Innistrad pre-prerelease, courtesy of the excellent people at Double Jump Communications and Wizards of the Coast.  Shadows is the newest expansion set for Magic the Gathering,…

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Magic: The Gathering announces Conspiracy: The Reign of Brago for August

Magic: The Gathering players who enjoy crazy multi-player free-for-alls will be excited to hear that 2014’s Conspiracy set is going to get a boost later this year. Arriving on August 26, The Reign of Brago will “builds on the…

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Magic: The Gathering – Learn what your advantages are, and how to maximise them

When a professional level player wins a tournament, they are usually practicing several different disciplines at once. This is especially true for those who regularly place Top 64 in global tournaments — it shows methodical,…

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Shadows over Innistrad announced for Magic The Gathering in April

Wizards have officially revealed that Shadows over Innistrad will arrive on April 8, 2016. Dates, logos, release formats and more were posted on the official site overnight here. The news is not surprising, given that…

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Magic: The Gathering poll suggests players want a return to Innistrad

A poll conducted by Magic: The Gathering‘s bigwig Mark Rosewater has revealed that the world players are most keen to return to is the world of Innistrad, which first appeared as its own three expansion…

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Magic: The Gathering pro Brian Kibler says MTG’s digital offerings have “failed to keep up”

Magic: The Gathering pro player and Hall of Fame inductee Brian Kibler has criticised his favourite card game for what he sees as a failure to evolve, citing Blizzard Entertainment’s video game Hearthstone as a…

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Magic: The Gathering’s official new mulligan rule explained

Wizards of the Coast have formally updated the rules for mulliganing in Magic: The Gathering, following months of internal and external testing. Mulliganing, the process whereby one (or all) players may redraw their starting hand…

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Magic: The Gathering – It’s not always about the victory. Sometimes it’s about the synergy

It’s the end of a season. The Magic World Championship is coming toward the end of this month, and with it some of the biggest names will clash in a multi-day multi-discipline tournament that will…

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MTG’s Mark Rosewater addresses discussion on statistics of women players

The head designer of Magic: The Gathering has criticised players in the community for focusing too much on whether or not Wizards’ statistics on the amount of women playing the game are correct, saying this…

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Random Encounters (Friday, June 5 2015)

Welcome to Random Encounters, the weekly round-up of interesting bits and pieces from across the worlds of gaming that didn’t really fit anywhere else. Roll a D5 (they exist!) and begin: 1 – Motherland: A Retrospective…

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Magic: The Gathering to enter a “new era of storytelling”

The upcoming release of the Magic Origins set for MTG in July marks what Wizards of the Coast are calling a “new era of storytelling”, with the team promising to weave the stories for their iconic planeswalker characters…

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D&D 5E represents ‘a new spirit of collaboration’: We speak to Mike Mearls

We talk the DMs guild, D&D movies, and more.

Syrinscape creator: ‘we need having audio at your table to be the normal thing to do’

Ben Loomes wants everyone to bring sound to their tabletop.

Magic: The Gathering – Learn what your advantages are, and how to maximise them

We show you how to break MTG down into a game of statistics.

Blood Bowl, Epic, Necromunda and more coming back: GW relaunches Specialist Games

Plus: changes to Lord of the Rings.

Meet the man who hates Age of Sigmar so much that he set his Warhammer army on fire

$600 worth of melted plastic later, John regrets nothing.

Dungeons & Dragon’s launch trailer for Rage of Demons brings drow and demons to life

Quite the horror-movie-trailer vibe, too.