The Gift Buying Guide for a MAGICAL Christmas

By Laurie Glover Christmas is a time for family, for turkey – for terrible puns by second rate writers, and for presents. Ah, the presents! It’s a minefield gift buying for loved ones as the desire to see their little faces light up, and it’s even trickier to find subtle and helpful ways to let your friends and family know … Continue reading

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X Wing: Warboar Q4 Kit Tournament

Harrison is our X Wing X-pert here at Chaos Cards. When he’s not writing up articles for us lot at CCHQ he’s at our tabletop gaming centre running our tournaments. We’ve told him to go home and get a life that isn’t based around tiny plastic spaceships, but he just doesn’t listen. Greetings holonet! It’s been a long time since … Continue reading

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The Importance of your Local Gaming Store (LGS) in Testing

By Laurie Glover There’s an old saying, that it takes 10,000 hours of playing to become an expert at something. I’ve been playing Magic for 16 years at various levels of engagement with the hobby during that period, and I’m still a long, long, long way from being an expert. Formats change, some faster than others, cards are printed and … Continue reading

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Chaos Cards PPTQ

By Laurie Glover Many Magic Player will make a pilgrimage almost every weekend, maybe every other weekend – the destinations are often different, often geographically disparate. It’s not unusual to travel an hour or maybe even two – but the goal is always the same, we’re in search of a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) win to secure an invite … Continue reading

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What’s up with Wave 12?

Today X Wing TO and regular competitor Harrison Sharp analyse the next wave for the game. Welcome back, weary traveller. Sit down, let the weight of the week fall off your shoulders and settle down with a Lumen Ale to hear the latest news from the Outer Rim. We’ve got 3 new ships that have just been picked up on … Continue reading

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GP Liverpool – Red Decks & PTQs

By Laurie Glover The Grand Prix series returned to English shores at the tail end of October in the city of Liverpool. Hosted at the ACC on the waterfront, it was sure to be a big weekend of Magic. I hopped on a train out of Dover on Thursday evening after work with my girlfriend and we pulled in to … Continue reading

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Variance & Vraska, the Ixalan Idioms

By Laurie Glover Magic’s premier event series arrives on our shores again this weekend in the city of Liverpool – famous for endearing accents, football, salt of the earth people and shipbuilding. Hosted at ACC Liverpool on the waterfront the main event currently has over 1,000 sign ups The main event is up to 15 rounds of Magic (with a … Continue reading

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Old Favorites and Testing New Tricks.

By Laurie Glover I hadn’t hit the PPTQ circuit in the South East particularly hard this season, my closest run was in Gravesend where I ended up second – Modern season was quickly coming to an end and it was pretty much my last chance to put up a result to qualify for the RPTQ in Edinburgh in mid-November. The … Continue reading

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Guns for hire. Enquire within.

Today X Wing TO and regular competitor Harrison Sharp analyse the next release for the game: Guns for hire. Welcome back Commander! Has it really been 6 months? It seems like forever since I last put my words on digital paper for all you lovely (and not so lovely) people to mull over; but now I’m back! Just like those … Continue reading

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Eastbourne or Bust

By Laurie Glover This adventure started with a scene that will be familiar for anyone who travels by public transport for Magic events – a cold and dreary morning with a rail replacement bus. The destination this time was Eastbourne, and there was quite a journey. I was heading down alone, but expected to bump into a couple of friendly … Continue reading

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