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Academy – Building a Cube, Part 1

The dawn of a new era!

Academy – Building a Cube, Part 1 Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged One of the greatest and most noble undertakings for a member of a Magic: the Gathering playgroup is the construction of a cube. A cube is essentially a Magic set made of single copies of cards, created to draft and play, and successful cubes vary based…

Decklist Madness – Shared Fate

Watch the world burn!

Decklist Madness – Shared Fate Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Shared Fate! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! There is a short list of Magic:…

Six Cheap Magic Cards, Too Valuable to Trade

Colossus of Akros

Six Cheap Magic Cards, Too Valuable to Trade Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Most of us who have racked up a decent amount of Magic: the Gathering cards have a trade binder (or two) (or ten). Mine has evolved drastically over the years to incorporate “good stuff,” “old and weird,” a “junk box,” and I don’t…

Decklist Madness – Fate Unraveler

Fate Unraveler

Decklist Madness – Fate Unraveler Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Fate Unraveler! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! As you may know, I didn’t buy…

Bring It to the Table

Vornheim: The Complete City Kit

Bring It to the Table Dan Bidwa, Play Unplugged We’re presently blessed by a banquet of interesting RPG systems, and that’s good. But almost as big as my pile of unread RPG books is my pile of unfinished campaign ideas, and that’s bad. If a campaign idea actually makes it out of the hazy concept…

Born of the Gods. Twice.

aphrodite

Born of the Gods. Twice. Aphrodite (in collaboration with staff writer Mike Eaton), Play Unplugged (because “Computers. Psh. You type it.”) I adore games. The goddess of love must, mustn’t she? Life is not to be suffered through; it is a game to be played. Magic: the Gathering has done for us of the Greek persuasion a…

Decklist Madness – Perplexing Chimera

What a perplexing predicament!

Decklist Madness – Perplexing Chimera Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Perplexing Chimera! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners!  Magic: the Gathering players, followers, casual observers,…

Decklist Madness – Goblin Snowman

Goblin Snowman

Decklist Madness – Goblin Snowman Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Goblin Snowman! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! When I was in fifth grade, I…

Decklist Madnes – Atogatog

OM NOM NOM

Decklist Madness – Atogatog Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Atogatog! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! In celebration of Wizards of the Coast’s latest special…

Thrifty Wargamer – BattleSworn and Reaper Miniatures: Bones

My all conquering undead!

Thrifty Wargamer – BattleSworn and Reaper Miniatures: Bones Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Tabletop miniature games can be expensive. This reality is frustrating to both beginners looking for a low-cost entry point and veterans looking for value. Our Thrifty Wargamer articles highlight inexpensive and exciting games and figures that provide the most bang for your buck….