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Magic: The Gathering Arena exclusive card reveal: Finale of Revelation

I’m kind of including this out of respect to my subscription to PCGamer from the ages of ~7-15. (PCGamer, if you’re interested in rewarding me for my brand loyalty, you can contact me @AndyCuberfauss). In substance-based news, Chalk has a preview of a powerful new draw spell from War of the Spark.

Magic: The Gathering: Nicol Bolas and More Cards Revealed for War of the Spark

(IGN, don’t miss an opportunity to undercut the competition here. Find out how capricious I can be: @AndyCuberfauss.)

The new Nicol Bolas planeswalker is legit, and it even has curmudgeonly pros like Siggy excited. Tom Marks at IGN interviews Dave Humpherys about War of the Spark, and the making of the newest version of the patron saint of Grixis.

“Humans of Magic” Interview Series: Luis Scott-Vargas

I try to feature up-and-coming Magic players in this column who might not get much spotlight otherwise. I figure it’s a nice way for us to give a shout-out to folks that might go totally unnoticed otherwise. It’s a nice reminder that professional Magic isn’t just about MPL members. James Hsu has an interview with Luis Scott-Vargas (he goes by LSV, apparently) about his life and career over at Humans of Magic.

The Bear and the Elves

Man Pauper is great. The last thing I expected to find was an in-depth look at Vivien’s Grizzly, but Kendra Smith has exactly that (and a few more) over at CoolStuff.

Mining Modern – Manaless Dredge

Honestly Corbin, I just want to know when that headshot is from. (I literally changed my headshot while writing this blurb to play around the clapback.)

ICYMI: 5 Posts from ChannelFireball

Changing Magic, Changing Pauper

As Magic begins to shift its rules and the cards it prints, Pauper faces change as well.

This New Standard Deck Can Pull Off a Turn-3 Kill Around 6% of the Time

With a little luck, Dreadhorde Arcanist and Dreadhorde Butcher give you a chance to live the dream in Standard.

War of the Spark Preview Card: Casualties of War

This War of the Spark Golgari bomb is everything Decimate hoped to be.

Expect War of the Spark to Have a Huge Impact on Modern, Legacy, and Vintage

It’s one of the most powerful sets we’ve seen in a long time, and the candidates for non-rotating formats are already plentiful.

GP Niagara Falls Preview: The Best Decks in Legacy

Play what you know in Legacy, because the metagame is wide open.

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