CCGs

Big Deck Energy

The Black Lotus Documentary Explores What Makes Us Spend Small Fortunes on Pieces of Cardboard

This short documentary tells the fascinating history of the most valuable 'Magic: The Gathering' card ever printed.
Matthew Gault
9.10.18
Postscript

In ‘Slay the Spire,’ Knowledge Is Your Weapon and Your Downfall

In 'Slay the Spire,' having too much of one kind of knowledge can screw you completely.
Cameron Kunzelman
9.7.18
Interview

Talking Sci-Fi, Math, and Chaos with the Creator of 'Magic: The Gathering'

25 years after its creation, Richard Garfield provides insight into how his love of breaking the rules helped him make the world's biggest collectible card game.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.20.18
open thread

I Used To Be The Worst Kind of Roguelike Fan

Fandom gives us so much. It can also turn us into defensive monsters.
Austin Walker
1.24.18
magic: the gathering

This New Spinoff Re-Imagines 'Magic: The Gathering' as a Board Game

'Explorers of Ixalan' lets you and up to three friends battle across a dinosaur-and-pirate infested island.
Cameron Kunzelman
10.10.17
Netrunner

New Rules (and Cards) Have Given 'Netrunner' a Second Lease on Life

The cyberpunk, competitive card game has been a critical darling for years, but a new Revised Core Set and some big rules changes could help it find an even bigger audience.
Daniel Joseph
10.2.17
magic: the gathering

These Surreal 'Magic: The Gathering' Cards Were Made by a Robot

“The text was generated via neural net, so it seemed fitting for the art to be as well.”
Cameron Kunzelman
7.11.17
Gwent

A 'Witcher 3' Mini-Game Has Become an Amazing Collectible Card Game

'Gwent' is now a standalone CCG that outclasses ‘Hearthstone’ in surprising ways.
Jared Russo
6.8.17
Netrunner

This New Expansion Is a Great Way to Get Into One of the Best Card Games Ever

'Terminal Directive' turns competitive cyberpunk game 'Android: Netrunner' into a story-driven, multiplayer campaign.
Daniel Joseph
5.3.17
Tabletop

Classic Card Game 'Legend of the Five Rings' Is Resurrected

The game of intrigue, honor, and might will continue with Fantasy Flight. But will it recapture the magic?
Arthur Martinez-Tebbel
4.24.17
Netrunner

'Terminal Directive' Turns 'Netrunner' Into a Multiplayer Mystery

The upcoming expansion changes with each match, as in the popular Risk: Legacy and Pandemic: Legacy games.
Arthur Martinez-Tebbel
11.14.16
Stuff

The Dystopian Future of the UK's National Health Service

The government is cutting state-controlled healthcare and filling the deficit by allowing tax money to pay for out-sourced, private-controlled care, operating under market forces. As a result, we had a doctor describe medicine's bleak future in the UK.
Dr. Doom
12.1.14