Evan Symon

Evan Symon

Evan Symon is a seasoned journalist with stops at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cracked, GeekNifty, Pasadena Independent, and California Globe.

A graduate of University of Akron, Symon has covered stories in Vietnam, South Africa, Namibia, Germany, North Korea, Slovakia, and Switzerland (in addition to across the U.S. as well, of course).

He enjoys content creation, baseball, politics, and gaming.  When it comes to Magic: The Gathering, he tends to lean towards Selesnya (G/W).

Magic Untapped talks with longtime Magic: The Gathering artist Daarken.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 01:53

Remembering DCI Number 00000001

Yes, DCI card number "1" does, indeed, exist.

In 2002, a lot of work went into a blink-and-miss-it Magic: The Gathering movie cameo.

Sometimes artwork changes things up so much that you literally need to redesign cards.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 01:06

Forbidden: The mechanic that almost was

In the late 2000s, Magic nearly had a new mechanic (ominously) called "Forbidden." It almost made it.

No matter how big or small an issue comes up with Magic: The Gathering, you can typically count on someone making it right.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 03:12

Before MTG: The story of Five Magics

Richard Garfield had a different game in mind before creating Magic: the Gathering.

Once upon a time, Magic: The Gathering had a much publicized role in a Disney movie… for all of about two seconds.

For five years, Magic: the Gathering had an official magazine before the internet killed the periodical star.

Back in 1994, Magic went out to destroy some of the most poorly printed cards in company history. They succeeded. Mostly.

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