The Simplified Stack

Magic: the Gathering is a complicated game. This is, in part, due to a wide variety of technical rules with a wide potential for convoluted interactions within the rules. It’s easy to fall into the trap of “how you think it should work” or “that looks right” and...

Mike Sass – An Interview

Traditional Fantasy In an Age of Digital Art What do Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur’s Gate, Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone have in common? Each of these games have featured art, either digital or traditional oil painting, from Canadian artist...

The Dark, Wet Plane of Zendikar

I have a confession to make – I was never able to make it to Zendikar the first time this plane came around in Magic. This was during a dark period of my life when I was unable to play Magic due to a lack of friends – no, seriously! Having just moved to...