With the recent shy away from e-books and novels in the Magic multiverse comes the announcement that a mothership column will encompass everything you need to know about new planes. JDB examines this new system, what we can expect from it, and if it it will be worthwhile.
Magic's storylines outside of the game itself have often been convoluted and confusing. The game has a storied history of story mix-ups with a variety of different media trying to tell the tales. John Dale Beety reviews this history and speculates on its future.
Khans of Tarkir brewing and speculating is so...uncivilized. Pull up a chair by the fire for a moment with your host, John Dale Beety, as he takes you through the Tarkir viewing parlor. Try not to spill any brandy on the bear skin rug.
JDB is here to tell you everything you could ever want to know about the inspiration and real world culture that went into Khans of Tarkir's gorgeous, fully-realized world!
Planeswalkers may be the defining faces of new school Magic, but where did they come from? Surely they weren't born from nothing. The hilarious Mr. Beety investigates the reasons these wandering wonders can feel so utterly two-dimensional.
While the crowded panicked masses react, John Dale Beety thinks. JDB crunches the math and the geography to tell us which OP changes are beneficial...and which are dangerous.
Theros. Innistrad. Greek Gods. Horror. These are cultural stories we know that Wizards has used to enthrall us. But what about famous cultures that are off limits to Magic? The brilliant and cultured Mr. Beety takes a tour of the planes we're forbidden to visit.
In this week's article, John Dale Beety reviews the flavor of Magic: The Gathering's newest set. What's your favorite flavor in Magic 2015?
In the game of Magic, what are you doing right now? JDB takes a look at how we play and grow within Magic from a different perspective, sharing some insights from different games and applying them to the meta-meta-game of Magic.
Our dear JDB has taken a tour of the dubious plane of Fiora. Flavor hounds gather! Mr. Beety has rendered his cultural verdicts on Magic's newest scenic locale and will joyously share his insights should you be inclined.
The world of Theros has been heavy on the tragedy and light on the humor. John Dale Beety identifies the creative decisions that led to the imbalance and looks to ancient Greek comedy to see what might have been.
What makes a Planeswalker tick? John Dale Beety explores every modern-era Planeswalker's wants, secrets, fears, obsessions, and hurts.
In this week's article, John Dale Beety reviews the flavor of Magic: The Gathering's newest set. What's your favorite flavor in Journey into Nyx?
JDB takes a look at how Magic: The Gathering has gone from tangling with real-world faiths to making invented religions an integral part of its worldbuilding.
Today John Dale Beety has some mini articles from here and there in the Magic universe for you that are heavy on the Vorthos. Take a look and leave feedback!
Learn more about the world of Theros as JDB brings together the publicly available information about the minor gods and gives a bit of commentary on each.
JDB discusses a great February on Uncharted Realms, Magic action figures, the encrypted Conspiracy announcement, and his contest winner!
John Dale Beety reviews the art and flavor text of the Born of the Gods cards that caught his eye. Be sure to check out the contest he's running at the end!
JDB discusses two recent announcements for non-game Magic stuff: the new deal for a Magic movie and the upcoming series of Magic collector coins.
What might a Magic: The Gathering opera look like? Magic and opera buff John Dale Beety has a couple ideas!