See the World, Whilst Playing Magic

Laurie is trying to get better at Magic, one event at a time – whether that’s a PPTQ in the South East or a Grand Prix in some part of Northern Europe – he’ll be there, trying his best not to 0-3 drop. The most accessible form of Premier Magic Events is the Grand Prix circuit, you’ll undoubtedly have watched … Continue reading

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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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Being a Girl Gamer

I’m a gamer. I love all kinds of games; I’m addicted to puzzle games on my phone, I love gathering around a good board game with friends, I adore tabletop RPGs and Live Action Roleplay, and I’m a huge fan of the Fallout series and Elder Scrolls Online (to name only a couple) on my PC (I never really got … Continue reading

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Christmas List – Stocking Sized Games

Big presents are great. Everyone likes getting a really hefty box, gift-wrapped with their name on the tag. But let’s face it – they can’t always be big ones! Sometimes you need to give something smaller, whether it’s because you’re keeping to a budget for a Secret Santa or you’re looking to fill up a stocking. And Christmas shopping can … Continue reading

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The Amazing Staying Power of the TCG: Part 2

We’re back again for part two of our article on the reasons why we all love TCGs so much (you can find part one here) that we just won’t let them die! The big three have been around for 20 years and more, and smaller, newer TCGs are popping up all the time – some manage to stick around, some … Continue reading

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The Amazing Staying Power of the TCG: Part 1

Trading Card Games, or TCGs, have been around for donkeys’ years now, and are recently experiencing a massive comeback, thanks in no small part to digital alternatives such as Magic Online and Pokémon Go bringing them back to the forefront of the societal hive mind. After the slump of the mid 2000s, many thought that, other than the big three … Continue reading

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Magic: Women in Eldritch Moon (Part Two)

Tracey returns with part two of her article looking at the prevalence of female characters in Eldritch Moon and the Shadows Over Innistrad block as a whole. We’ve looked at the baddies and the fence-sitters – now we’re onto the heroes! Be warned – spoilers lie ahead: ************** Arlinn Kord Now we get on to the good guys – or … Continue reading

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Magic: Women in Eldritch Moon (Part One)

Tracey has been getting thoughtful about the male to female ratio of characters in Magic: the Gathering’s Eldritch Moon; here – part one of a two-part article – she shares her thoughts with us. Be warned – there are spoilers ahead: ************* So. I’m a girl (here’s a photo to prove it) and us females of the geek species have … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 3)

We now reach the final part of Tracey’s article looking at the Lovecraftian influences in the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon. For those of you intrepid enough to still be with us, let us waste no more time, but delve back into the mysteries of the Mythos … But remember, spoilers lie ahead! 8– Ancient and Forgotten Cultures … Continue reading

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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 2)

Join us again for an exploration of the Lovecraftian inspirations and themes inside the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon: 5 – Mutation and the Unnatural “… there was no remnant of any natural life, let alone the beauty and majesty of an angel, in the form of this creature. Its existence defied the natural order of things, violated … Continue reading

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