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Questions tagged [magic-the-gathering]

The original trading card game (TCG), Magic: the Gathering was designed by mathematician Richard Garfield in 1993, and has since accrued millions of players worldwide. This tag is intended for questions pertinent to the various worlds, characters, plots, and themes depicted both on the cards, and in the numerous books and articles published as supporting material. Questions related to game mechanics should be redirected to the Board and Card Games SE.

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What is the Maze of Ith in Magic the Gathering?

What is the Maze of Ith depicted in the MTG Land cards? Is it a metaphor for the cage Lord Ith was held in? To voluntarily run this maze would seems horrifying, the stuff of nightmares. It's other ...
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What are the rules of the Guildpact?

In anticipation of the release of the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica book for D&D I was researching how the Guildpact works and what it's rules were. On Gamepedia's Magic: The Gathering Wiki I ...
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Magic the Gathering Storyline Help [duplicate]

I got back into Magic around the Return to Ravnica block. I'm familiar with the story from then until now. They're traveling back to Dominaria, and I feel like I'm missing some of the story. It also ...
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Are wizards immune to Keldon warlords’ calls?

In Magic the Gathering: Final Sacrifice, Towser summons a Keldon warlord. We see the warlord can simply shout “Attend me” and “Fight” to the natives on the island, and they all start fighting each ...
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What did Teferi plan to do when Jamuraa phased back in?

During the Phyrexian invasion, Teferi phased the continent of Jamuraa out of reality to protect it rather than fight in the war. Centuries later, the continent phased back in during the Time Spiral ...
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How can I catch up with the story in Magic: the Gathering?

I'm trying to figure out how far back I need to go to get the full picture of the current Magic: the Gathering story. There's a full list here which seem to be split into various cycles not all of ...
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Does “thrull” as in the name of the Magic: the Gathering creature type etymologically come from “thrall”?

Does “thrull” as in the name of the Magic: the Gathering creature type etymologically come from “thrall”? If not, then where does the word come from? Does the word appear in earlier fantasy fiction?
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What was Bolas trying to do with the mana absorbed from the Conflux?

In the Magic: The Gathering book, Alara Unbroken, Nicol Bolas attempts to absorb a massive amount of mana created from a planar catastrophe, Alara's Conflux - in an attempt to regain his former power ...
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What made old Planeswalkers so powerful?

In Magic: The Gathering, Planeswalkers used to be incredibly powerful immortal beings before the Mending. They were naturally extremely powerful after awakening, without needing to form numerous mana ...
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Does Sarkhan Vol planeswalker die after the Eldrazi are freed in Zendikar? (MTG Novel)

I've not had the pleasure of reading Magic The Gathering (MTG) "Teeth of Akoum" Zendikar book yet even though its been around a few years now. I play alot of MTG and Sarkhan Vol is probably one of my ...