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The 3rd Party Magic Set

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Most of us have, at some point or another, experimented with creating our own Magic cards. Be it in notebooks, with scissors, with pens, or by using one of the fancy tools of the information age.


These are ways for us to express creativity within the boundaries of our own play group (or in some cases - like with Mox Crystal - for our home made formats). But once, in 1996, a small group of people took this to the next level. They created a full new set, got it acknowledged by WotC, and even held a release event for the expansion.

This set had some prominent people working on it. Artist included Jeff Brain (who made the art for the spellground playmats), it was published by Japji Khalsa, and it was designed by Donald X Vaccarino who later won Spiel des Jahres for his card game Dominion. Donald X was also a designer friend of Richard Garfield, and is one of the guys credited with the 6th Edition rules;  the rule set that introduced things like "the stack" to the game.

The set …

How a Knight of Thorn became the Paladin of the North

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Warriors of light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn. The way of the Paladin is to seek knowledge of that which truly is, to strive to learn his own inner nature, and do whatever is needed to bring light to the world. Not for glory, not for gain. The Paladin becomes a Paladin because it is his will. Such was the will of Mari Steinhage of the Netherlands. It is my pleasure to share his ascension. Enjoy! /Mg out


Old school is definitely on the rise in the Netherlands. With 3 tournament organizers in 2017 we have grown to 7 organizers with, one or more, confirmed tournaments for 2019 (minus 10 persons gigs excluded). Combined with the fact that the Netherlands are quite compact, all can be reached within 3 hours, we probably are the country with the highest tournament per square kilometer ratio. For me personally this is perfect to try different decks. I can imagine that if the opportunities would be less that I would stick …