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Taming the Beast

by Michael G. Ryan December 5 2011

This article originally appeared in Duelist #21 in January 1998.Magic: The Gathering is a lot like life: the only constant is change, and change is what keeps things challenging. Just when you...

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Classic: Magic's Bumper Crop

by Michael G. Ryan July 18 2011

It was a big deal.Wizards had decided to reboot the core set. It would have a new naming convention, a sleeker set size, a lot of card turnover, and a major rules overhaul besides.The year, as I'm...

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A Magic History of Time

by Michael G. Ryan June 1 2009

Magic: The Gathering hasn't yet spawned an animated television series, a line of action figures (although these are in the works for 1999), or a big-screen live-action film starring Harrison Ford...

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Tempest on the Horizon

by Michael G. Ryan November 24 2008

As the flying ship Weatherlight leaves Dominaria behind, bound for the dark plane of Rath, Magic players will themselves roaring between these two very different worlds. Tempest, the stand-alone...

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Weatherlight Takes Center Stage

by Michael G. Ryan December 3 2007

As you probably know by now, Magic has a brand-new story called The Weatherlight Saga. Each expansion will continue the epic story until it reaches its conclusion some time from now. Last issue,...

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Fortune Favors the Bold

by Michael G. Ryan December 3 2007

Following the sun we left the old world. -- Inscription on one of Columbus's caravels When the story of Homelands ended, the tale of Baron Sengir came to a close. The legendary Urza and Mishra...

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Maelstrom

by Michael G. Ryan December 3 2007

The flying ship drifted lazily over the barren landscape below, its sails lowered in the evening breeze. "I'll see him now, Tahngarth," Sisay of the Weatherlight said to the Talruum minotaur...

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Torrent

by Michael G. Ryan December 3 2007

I know nothing about a letter," Starke said confidently, knowing he had sent it himself. "But, yes, I've seen your angel— Selenia? I saw her once in Rath." The dark-skinned man, Crovax, stared...

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The Leader of the Banned

by Michael G. Ryan February 17 2003

I had a deck that could win in one turn about 90 percent of the time," recalls founder and former Wizards of the Coast President Peter Adkison, recalling the early days of Magic. "It had Black...

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Magic: The Naming--Arabian Nights

by Michael G. Ryan August 9 2002

When the Magic game's first expansion was released back in 1993, designer Richard Garfield was particularly inspired by a comic book called The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. In fact, so inspirational...

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