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Author: James Master

Top 10 Coolest Rivals of Ixalan Cards (So far)

This past week was the spoiler week for Magic: The Gathering’s newest expansion, Rivals of Ixalan, set to be released on Jan. 19. Listed below are the top 10 cards from that week and the reasons why I believe them to be in the top 10. So here they are, in no particular order, my top ten for the best cards in Rivals of Ixalan: Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca Merfolk in the last set were pretty underwhelming. There were a few good ones, but when compared to the dinosaurs, vampires, and pirates they really didn’t stack up. This will...

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This May Not Be the Film You’re Looking For – Last Jedi Review

Let’s get this out of the way, this is a decent film. Yet, as I left the theater, I wasn’t filled with the same excitement as I had at the end of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I’m not quite looking forward to Episode IX. To me, the film almost could have served as the end of that story arc. Does the movie answer all the questions fans had after watching The Force Awakens? Yes and no. Are the answers we do get satisfying? Yes and no. Does this film live up to the hype? A resounding...

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EA’s first round of Battlefront II DLC released

Electronic Arts (EA) and its recently released video game, Star Wars Battlefront II, have been in the news lately due to the controversy of adding microtransactions into the game. Because of complaints from fans and players and ultimately a conversation with Disney, EA has since temporarily removed the microtransactions from the game. On Tuesday, EA has released the first in a series of downloadable content that is centered around the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, which hits theaters Dec. 15. The first of many updates this month will allow the player to choose...

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M:TG and Social Media Bullying

Over the holiday weekend, amid all the feasting and the shopping, there has been some dramatic events developing in the Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) community. A popular professional M:TG cosplayer by the name of Christine Sprankle announced over social media that she was leaving the community. The reason Sprankle gave was that another member of the community, YouTuber and M:TG personality/player Jeremy Hambly. Hambly operates popular YouTube channels UnsleevedMedia and TheQuartering. “It has been a rough year. And I have blocked and not said anything about him because I wanted it to die but without a doubt MtGHeadquarters/Unsleeved Media...

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Changing the rules with Planeswalkers

Spoilers are Coming!! Well, for Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) players anyway. In fact, they are already here. If you look on the M:TG website, they have already revealed so many early spoilers concerning the newest set, Ixalan. The set has just about everything that geeks could want: pirates, treasure maps, merfolk, cities of gold, and dinosaurs. That’s right everybody, they’re actually making dinosaurs in this set. Old Fogey isn’t the only one now! Monday, Aug. 29 Wizards of the Coast published an article on their website that went over the card mechanics of Ixalan which include Enrage, Raid, and...

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