Tag: Wizards of the Coast

With Axis & Allies Online, Beamdog goes beyond ‘enhancing’ old D&D games

Beamdog’s adding an “A”-word to its established model of working on enhanced editions of classic Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games. The word of the day is “adaptation,” and it’s coming in the form of Axis & Allies Online for PC. This will be an online adaptation of the Axis & Allies: 1942 Second Edition version […]

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Tale of a 44-year-old Magic: The Gathering virgin

With the amount of hours I’ve logged into Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Solforge, you’d think I would have been a long-time collectible card game player. Someone with shelves full of Magic: The Gathering cards. Nope. When Hearthstone went into its closed beta test in 2013, I hadn’t touched a CCG since, oh, the […]

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Jason’s Gloriously Geeky Guide for Post-Xmas Gifts for Yourself

Gift guides for Christmas are cool. But how many of us open presents every year, disappointed by the same ol’ thing every season. A nice shirt. A warm sweater. That box of sausage and snacks from Hillshire Farms (OK, I don’t mind finding this under the tree). Or you find gift cards. Lots and lots […]

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Magic: The Gathering announces Magic ssports: new Pro League and Mythic Championships

Wizards of the Coast announced a new Magic esports program, which is both an expansion and reorganization of the current pro Magic: The Gathering scene, at tonight’s The Game Awards show in Los Angeles. This shuffles a new challenger is shuffling in some magic into the esports arena, one that market research firm Newzoo projects could be worth […]

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The D20 Beat — Dragon’s Dogma, Etrian Odyssey, and Path of Exile are today’s D&D megadungeons

I adore Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma, an open-world role-playing game that first appeared in 2012. I missed out on the Dark Arisen expansion, but thanks to this 2017’s PlayStation 4 remaster, I dived back into the near-6-year-old game. And about 20 hours into Dragon’s Dogma, I discovered something I hadn’t realized: Dark Arisen, which received criticism […]

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Magic: The Gathering — Arena launches open beta test September 27

The granddaddy of them all is getting ready to let everyone in, as Wizards of the Coast announced today that Magic: The Gathering — Arena will launch its open beta phase on September 27. Digital card games are an important and growing market worth $1.3 billion in 2017, research firm Superdata reports, and should hit $1.7 billion in […]

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