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Back in the early days of Magic: The Gathering, family favors helped to shape the game.

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All dual lands seem to come with a heavy price for using them. Well, not all.

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The long-time Magic: The Gathering card, Crusade, went from one of the most sought after cards to being totally banned. This is its journey.

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Magic: The Gathering's earliest days had some pretty crazy cards. Take Raging River for example...

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Tuesday, 02 November 2021 09:23

A Look into the Power Nine: Timetwister

The most unique card of Magic: The Gathering's fabled "Power Nine," Timetwister is also the most likely card to really punch up players.

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Tuesday, 07 September 2021 08:35

A Look Into the Power Nine: Ancestral Recall

Every Magic card has a story, so let's look into one of the Power Nine: Ancestral Recall.

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In the mid-1990s, playing Magic: The Gathering was a bit of a gamble (literally).

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Wizards of the Coast didn't create the first Magic: The Gathering merchandise.  Rather, it was a religious-based charity in New York State.  No, really.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 09:48

Stuffy: Magic's First Running Gag

In the early days of Magic: The Gathering, there was a curious running gag that kept popping in each year before finally becoming a reality years later.

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In the pre-Alpha days of Magic: The Gathering, there was at least one card that was more powerful than the iconic Black Lotus.

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