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 1)

Tracey brings us the first in a set of three articles exploring the Lovecraftian themes in Magic: the Gathering’s latest set, Eldritch Moon. Be warned- there are spoilers ahead, both for the Eldritch Moon story and for Lovecraft’s work! Now – are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin … HP Lovecraft may not have been all that successful in his … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th – Tabletop Terror!

Friday the 13th – a date feared by many across the globe as a date rife with bad omens and ill luck! Bad news, friends – it’s tomorrow! But why all the fuss? The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví, meaning ‘Friday’ , and dekatreís, meaning ‘thirteen’. The superstition surrounding this day may have … Continue reading

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The Mythology Behind Innistrad – Part Three

Hello and welcome to the final part of our look into the weird and wonderful world of Innistrad! The new Shadows Over Innistrad set has once again dipped deeply into the vast treasure trove of gothic horror, myths and folklore to flesh out its dark and frightening history. We take a look at the stories behind the stories! This last … Continue reading

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The Mythology Behind Innistrad – Part Two

Welcome to part two of our look into the myths and folktales that make up the gothic, frightening world of Innistrad! The new Shadows Over Innistrad set from Magic: the Gathering revisits the wildly popular Innistrad setting, which is populated with vampires, ghosts, werewolves and all manner of horror-movie monsters that will be familiar to pretty much anyone. We’re taking … Continue reading

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The Mythology Behind Innistrad – Part One

This month’s return to the plane of Innistrad in the new Magic: the Gathering set, Shadows Over Innistrad, returns us to the gloriously dark, gothic world first introduced in 2011. Populated by vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and all manner of supernatural horrors, the human inhabitants live in close-knit settlements, protected by the watchful eye of the god-like Avacyn and her … Continue reading

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Shock New Last-Minute Shadows Over Innistrad Planeswalker Announced!!!

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