Interview with Artist Nicola (Leonard) Beeson
Nicola Beeson is responsible for a total of twenty stunning artworks in Magic. Most of them were released in Legends, Ice Age, and Homelands. A fifth of them are lands. Tolaria and Karplusan Forest are beautiful cards, yet outshone by the masterpieces that are Karakas and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale.
Magic au Naturel
In the beginning Magic cards were naked and there was no shame in playing them out in the open — free and innocent just like the day they were created. Join Sancho as he reminisces about the paradise lost that was the early days of Magic without sleeves.
Digging for Donkey Heads at Dusk: A Look Back at Eventide
Some archaeology is rooted in an amateur's obsession with ancient stories of bravery as Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of Troy was. Other archeologists such as Roy Chapman Andrews are more known for tales of derring-do than actual discoveries. Sancho dug into Eventide to learn about a race of kleptomaniac donkeys.
How the M21 Reprints Impact Pioneer
Pioneer debuted as a nonrotating format inserted between Standard and Modern and featuring all cards stretching back to Return to Ravnica. Each new premier set adds a number of cards that see print for the first time, but also some reprints that predate Pioneer's starting point, sometimes with unexpected results.
A Brief History of the Core Set Planeswalkers
The earliest core set to include planeswalkers was the revolutionary Magic 2010, the first of its kind since Beta not exclusively containing reprints. Appearing there was the original monocolored quintet from Lorwyn, but each following core set has revisited this cycle. How did the tradition evolve?