• Design Crossover – Midnight Suns

    Design Crossover – Midnight Suns

    Heat up your cauldron and practice your hexes because we’re going goth! We’re looking at the videogame Midnight Suns and seeing what we can carry back into Magic.

Card of the Day

  • Prize-Winning Griffin

    Meant to help push an aspect of the enchantment theme in WUR in Contenders. Adds a mana on top of Heliod’s Pilgrim in exchange for an extra power and flying. A great base to build Auras onto!

    Designed By Tim Reilly
  • Elder Dragon Challenge Review

    Elder Dragon Challenge Review

    March’s challenge was all about designing new twists on the elder dragons! Nicol and family, Tarkir dragons, Strixhaven, and a few other twists. Guest Cole AKA EclipseMeteor hops in to gush about all these sweet designs!

  • Design Crossover – Midnight Suns

    Design Crossover – Midnight Suns

    Heat up your cauldron and practice your hexes because we’re going goth! We’re looking at the videogame Midnight Suns and seeing what we can carry back into Magic.

  • Solar Eclipse Challenge Review

    Solar Eclipse Challenge Review

    We’re taking your submissions one day (and night) at a time! We asked for your common day/nightbound cards and we got a bumper crop!

  • Join Moxtober!

    Join Moxtober!

    What is Moxtober? For those of you who don’t know. Moxtober is a month long creative challenge like Inktober, but focused around Magic the Gathering creative projects in general, and for a lot of people specifically around custom Magic cards. 31 prompts, 31 days. How do I participate? The simplest way to participate is to submit…

  • Following Signposts – Thunder Junction Arc-Uns, part 2

    Following Signposts – Thunder Junction Arc-Uns, part 2

    Time to bring the cows home! We’ve got the second half of our new episode format, where we check out all the draft archetypes of a set. This is focused on the gold cards and on Wizard’s description of the pairs. Our categories are: Excitement: Is…

  • Following Signposts – Thunder Junction Arc-Uns, part 1

    Following Signposts – Thunder Junction Arc-Uns, part 1

    New set! New mechanics! New episode format??? We kick the tires on a new way to break down arcuns, those gold cards we get every set that help define draft.

  • Survey of Extra Turns Cards

    Survey of Extra Turns Cards

    This week we are Beacon of Tomorrows, a podcast about time! We look over all the ways Magic has to take extra turns and try to brainstorm some new directions. From Alpha to Dr Who there are many ways to keep it going.

  • Mechanics Draft! First Ten Years

    Mechanics Draft! First Ten Years

    We strategize, agonize, and finally pick mechanics from Magic’s past, snake drafted one at a time! What starts as a simple exercise turns into a thrilling competition. Everything from the pre-Modern era of Magic is on the table except for those pesky evergreen keywords.

  • Unpacking Settling Idyll

    Unpacking Settling Idyll

    This week we are looking at the custom set Settling Idyll by Provocative! We are going in only knowing a single image: a heroic mech guarding a town.

  • Unpacking the Plundering of Guemhill w/Dodger

    Unpacking the Plundering of Guemhill w/Dodger

    The Beacon community finished a second You Make the Pack, where we build a 15 card pack together. This week Kayiu brings on guest Dodger to see how we did!

  • Set Skeleton Megaton News!

    Set Skeleton Megaton News!

    Mark Rosewater dropped a huge design article about Play Booster set skeletons this week! Skeletons are the outline of a Magic set, so we had to convene a pod to dissect all this new info.

  • Leap Year Challenge Review

    Leap Year Challenge Review

    Jump in to these great submissions… or LOSE THE GAME! We’ve got 13 great designs for our February challenge, which asked people to create cards with the text “lose the game”.  Join our Discord: Recaps and card images at: YouTube videos:

  • MORE Baldur’s Gate 3 Re-Designs!

    MORE Baldur’s Gate 3 Re-Designs!

    We’ve got Gaby back on the pod for more live designing! You don’t need to know anything about the game to listen… we cover what you need! We take a look at the cards for Halsin, Minthara, and Jaheira from the Magic set and give each a facelift.