Is it still magic if you know how it’s done? Is it still an illusion if computers are hiding the work? Marco Tempest plays around with that idea as two dozen drones buzz and fly all around him, seemingly controlled by his every move. Magic or not, it’s just cool to see 24 drones work together as part of a larger…
The fantastic, fantastical artwork of Chris Rush is imbued into the mind of many Magic players, even if they’re not familiar with his name. He provided art for more than hundred of the game’s earliest cards, including its most famous: the Black Lotus. We’re saddened to report that Rush passed away yesterday.
If you think magic is just for Dungeons & Dragons players and Criss Angel, you’re sadly mistaken. Magic is totally real, and was totally practiced by totally real people who lived in history! Here are just 10 real-life wizards and sorcerers who used magic for a lot more than just party tricks.
Hydrophobic sand aka magic fairy dust isn’t something new. But seeing the effects of in action is always impressive. Just watch it go from sand into this metallic goo once it sinks into a cup of water. And even cooler, watch it transform back from goo into grains of sand once it exits the water.
Wizards are the most powerful characters in Dungeons & Dragons, as the hundreds of spells available to Magic-Users, IIllustionists, Necromancers, Clerics, Druids, will attest. But for every Meteor Swarm, Time Stop and Resurrection there are a dozen spells that are utterly worthless. Here are 20 D&D spells almost no…
As you stare at the box cover for Arena of the Planeswalkers (and Jace’s leering, vacant face), one question springs to mind: why does the world need a board game based on a card game? Is it for people who like Magic but want to play a game that isn’t Magic but includes some vague themes and ideas from Magic? Is it…
A free game client, unlockable packs, weekly challenges, and the most recent cards available make Magic Duels the last, best Magic: the Gathering video game you’ll ever need.
One of the most iconic elements of Magic: The Gathering is the tiny snippets of lore written on the bottom of each card, known as “flavor text” to fans. These bits of story are frequently funny, but just as often they can be haunting. Here are 12 bits of flavor that turn good Magic cards into memorably creepy ones.
This is the third year Wizards of the Coast is producing a set of San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Magic: the Gathering cards, this time with art by iconic fantasy artist Wayne Reynolds. If you’ve got the iron will to wait in line, you could own the planeswalkers everyone’s going to want.
Ebay banned the sale of spells back in 2012, and Etsy has followed suit, adjusting its guidelines on what kind of services can be sold through the site. No longer allowed: “any metaphysical service that promises or suggests it will effect a physical change (e.g., weight loss) or other outcome (e.g., love, revenge).”
I’ve done a lot of things while tripping on mushrooms. I’ve eaten meals, taken walks in the park, even closed my eyes and chilled out to my favorite tunes. But, until a few weeks ago, I’d never won first place—and $5,000—in a Magic: the Gathering tournament.
Sometimes magical events and characters can really push a story into a much more interesting place, but sometimes their appearance seems to stop things in their tracks. What makes the difference? Remembering that even magic has to follow the rules.
Would you trust a young wizard? Of course not. We all know wizards are supposed to be of a certain age, which can be clearly proven by their beards — maybe long, maybe short, probably gray or white, but always there. But of all the elderly, facial-hair-bearing sorcerers out there, who reigns supreme?
Nothing reigns consistently in HBO’s Game of Thrones (and George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series that inspired it) except Valyrian steel, a magical sword material. Valyrian steel is, of course, extremely not real. But materials scientist Ryan Consell took a look at its chemistry anyway.
This weekend, 400 players will gather in Washington D.C. to compete in Magic: The Gathering's Pro Tour for the $40,000 top prize. How do you get to the Pro Tour, and what is it like preparing for the most high-stakes Magic tournament of all?
Magicians are not supposed to reveal their secrets. But what if that magician is a machine? Recent experiments at Queen Mary University of London show that it's not only possible to teach a computer program how magic tricks work, but that these systems are capable of designing new and superior versions that can be…
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are all down for a sequel film to Hocus Pocus. Hey, Disney — get a shovel because it's time to resurrect Thackery Binx in cat form!
Get ready for a sexy, magical Shakespeare show. Because this is the world that we have made, and now we're being forced to live in it.
When Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 was released a few months ago, it introduced full deckbuilding and cards only attainable through an additional purchase. We didn't like it. An expansion for the game makes those premium cards available simply by winning matches.