Magic The Gathering is truly a classic, every nerd worth their salt knows of this game and plenty outside the nerd world know it too. I have many fond memories of playing this in the school library, in the local comic book shop and once at a house party while a riot was happening outside, this story is 100% true and if your wondering how I managed to keep playing in such conditions, well three reasons:

  1. Pride

  2. Whiskey

  3. More Pride

Eventually I would move onto playing Magic The Gathering on my X-box 1, taking part in an auction at San Diego Comic Con back in 2012 and building my perfect deck. Magic has always been there, it help me make some great lasting friendships and even help me learn a little about myself. Most people do not know how deep the game gets, but each deck has its own play style and philosophy and in playing the game you learn what your inner philosophy is. When I started I used to play a White high defense deck, I found this too slow, then I moved onto a Blue control deck, which was to technical, now I am a proud Red/Black player, a deck which is all about speed, dirty tricks and overwhelming power. It’s now that I know that this is who I am, I am someone who likes to win quick and leave no survivors, though I tend to burn out pretty quick, and often over exert myself.

So why talk about Magic The Gathering?

Well¬†VIZ Media have just announced the release of MAGIC: THE GATHERING – CONCEPTS & LEGENDS.¬†This new book is the ultimate guide for the quintessential trading card strategy game for both longtime fans as well as any pop culture aficionado. Not only that but the book is written by¬†Senior Game Designer¬†James Wyatt.¬†James is a Senior Game Designer on the creative team for Magic: The¬†Gathering. His work at Wizards of the Coast since 2000 includes five novels, more¬†than 20 short stories, one poem and dozens of Dungeons & Dragons¬ģ game¬†source books.

In it’s 25 years existence¬†Magic The Gathering has taken us to strange new worlds, lets us fight with legendary heroes and even helped us slay a few dragons.¬† Developed by Wizards of the¬†Coast, Magic: The Gathering has tens of millions of fans, is played in more than 70¬†countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won¬†numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards,¬†the Hobby Game industry‚Äôs annual top award.

This deluxe slip-cased,¬†hardcover volume with collectible art prints provides readers with a rare¬†glimpse of the creative process behind the evolving art and design of¬†Magic: The Gathering. You really wont need to be a fan to even enjoy this, the book takes us behind the scenes to look at how Wizards of the Coast team develop the look and feel of the characters, planes, and creatures of the world’s most popular trading card game. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of¬†Magic:¬†The Gathering, this beautiful collector’s hardcover book features artwork, sketches and commentary showcasing the expansive world that has captivated generations.

This wonderful book is now available, and carries an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN.

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