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The Future of Masters

by Gavin Verhey February 22 2018

With Masters 25 previews starting next week, now is the perfect time to explain what goes into a Masters set.


Announcing Battlebond

by Gavin Verhey February 14 2018

Gavin announces a new Draft set designed specifically for Two-Headed Giant!

Beyond the Basics

My Most Important Deck-Building Rule

by Gavin Verhey February 8 2018

When building a deck, it's important to remember that you're not just assembling a pile of cards. Your deck should have a unified goal.


Know Your Audience

by Gavin Verhey January 18 2018

Not every product we release is intended for every Magic player. It's important that we recognize the proper audience for each set.


Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease Primer

by Gavin Verhey January 8 2018

It's almost time for the Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease, and Gavin is here to prepare you for the Golden City.

Beyond the Basics

All About Ascend

by Gavin Verhey January 4 2018

Will you be receiving the blessing of the golden city?


Product Architecture: How a Product Is Made

by Gavin Verhey December 6 2017

Ever wondered how a Magic product is made, from start to finish? Product Architecture is your monthly look at our product architecture process.

Beyond the Basics

The Stack and Its Tricks

by Gavin Verhey November 30 2017

The stack is one of the most complex aspect of Magic, and learning how to navigate it can do wonders for your game!

Beyond the Basics

Getting Ahead

by Gavin Verhey November 16 2017

Building your team is at least as important as building your deck, if not more so!

Beyond the Basics

The Treasure Test

by Gavin Verhey November 9 2017

Gavin explains the decision between spending your Treasure as soon as you get it and saving it for the future.

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