Magic the Gathering


Are you a fan of Magic the Gathering who’s been looking to get their feet wet in Dungeons & Dragons or vice versa? Well it seems Wizards of the Coast has heard your pleas, because back in April they released a free guide called Plane Shift: Zendikar, which let D&D players traverse the Magic realm, and brought those two worlds just a little bit closer together for the tabletop community at large. Perhaps wishing to expand on those themes with a new setting, the master craftsmen at the helm of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition have taken another crack at Magic the Gathering, and today marks the release of a new setting.  (more…)


What I know about Magic: The Gathering could fit snugly inside the hairs on a fly’s back. I know even less about having lots of money. But there’s a lucky geek somewhere who now knows about both. The proof is in a YouTube upload called “Alpha Starter MTG Magic the Gathering Opened for 5000 subs Giveaway.” Sidenote: You’re a badass if you can eat 5000 subs. From the video, I can make out rubber gloves, some gaming cards and a scalpel. This guy’s either a doctor who’s doing it wrong or a nerd who takes his collecting very seriously. It’s a great video of a guy who records his deck opening and goes ballistic when he finds the absolute rarest of cards. Doesn’t matter if you’re not a fan, the beauty is that it could’ve been any one of us scoring on that dweeby thing we like. (more…)

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Contrary to what you make assume from the title of this article, George R.R. Martin is in no way attached to the writing of the upcoming Magic: The Gathering film. The writer in question is one that works on penning the Game of Thrones television series, not the original books. Thus, the name of the man we are referring to is Bryan Cogman. Read on for even more information on this glorious development. (more…)


It was foretold that there would be a week of unrelenting news, rumors, and numors — a spilled over volcano of headlines about Star Wars, Marvel Studios, DC Comics, and something to do with swiss cheese masturbation. To combat that onslaught, The BastardCast is here to carry you to safety like a rotting piece of driftwood in a poop water flood. Also, there is Taco Talk! (more…)


Really, why did it take us so long to get here? Sources are saying that Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have signed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to bring the card game Magic The Gathering to a theater near you. And yes, the peeps at Fox have it in their mind for Magic to be a movie franchise on par with Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. (more…)

While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for Sam Sakura’s list of Nerdful things. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.


When decorating your tree this year don’t forget the reason for the season, Cthulhu.  This adorable little guy can be yours for only $7.49. It’s a small price to pay to honor our mighty overlord. Available at NeatoShop.


Documentary: Magic the Gathering – A Professional Tournament

(Ladies please, there’s plenty of me to go around)

 Players of the famous Magic The Gathering card game spend coupious amounts of time and cash to create the perfect deck of cards. All for a chance to win cash prizes and “fame”, if you can call it that.

Like any sort of organized sport *snicker*, you’re not going to be respected until you have a documentary about the happenings between players and the impact it has on them.

Thankfully, two brave nerds, and fellow Magic The Gathering players, took it upon themselves to make such a documentary. Covering the “professional” tournament held from Sept. 2-4, 2011 in philadelphia, PA, Nathan Holt, his brother Ben, and friend Shawn Kornhauser filmed this weekend sausage fest.

Seriously! I didn’t see a single female player on the convention floor, somebody must have cast their cockblock card that weekend.

Regardless, this is a fan-effing-tastic short doc. It’s really fun to watch, even if you’re not a aren’t a Magic nerd.

Special thanks nerdbastards fan, Beth Kellner who found this gem of a video. Infinity fairies indeed.

Via: Youtube

Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W.

This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what has come out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

Geez, I remember when these summer months were the video game drought period but that’s not the case this week. This week we see a 3D re-release of a classic Nintendo 64 title and a game that has been in the making for 14 damn years. We also have two sequels in which one of them is a spiritual successor of cult Dreamcast game.

Click on the Read More Button to check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.


I had two thoughts when asked to look into this story of Game Camp for kids. My first is best described by the picture above

Then I immediately went to thought two.

I was pretty relieved when I got to the story over at GeekDad and saw it was a traditional approach to table top gaming. For all of us out there that have played games against kids or adults, either online or tabletop, we can all appreciate that good gamesmanship is a crucial aspect of enjoying the gaming experience.

I once had to go up against a well mannered 7 year old in a Heroclix tournament and that kid was a welcome relief after the prior rounds 20 year old player that, after losing a piece would throw it on the ground, liked to move pieces extra spaces, cursed repeatedly, touched and clicked (Major Rules No-No for Heroclix) my figures, and loudly told his friends that I must have cheated after trouncing him soundly.

A day camp that teaches the manners and etiquette of game play is a great idea. What better way to introduce kids to table top and miniature games then in a setting that rewards good sportsmanship and proper game play.

Those of us that game should take this example and help further it’s goals of proper sportsmanship. I’m thinking of volunteering my time to the Boy Scout troop of my friend Steve’s son, Saxon. An evening or two teaching proper game etiquette is a great way to give back to the gaming community and a great way to promote table top gaming. You have to pry the Nintendo DS out of most kid’s hands these days just to get them to eat dinner let alone play a board game.

Gamers don’t grow on trees and those that do are real teabagging douschebags. Let’s all do our part to promote good sportsmanship.

Click the jump for the whole story of All Fun and Games Game Camp for Kids in Apex, NC



Oh the memories of playing Magic the Gathering during my lunch time. My friends and I had “It’s more mature than Pokemon so that means we’re mature and cool too” mentality. Either way, I got into it because I got into any CCG that interested me, just like the short lived Japanese Donkey Kong CCG that was based the CG graphics show.

While playing Magic, you’re bound to meet all sorts of people and that’s where Dorkly comes in. They made 7 awesome cards based on some of those folks. All seven cards are made well. They are all hilariously detailed and the picture of each “creature” properly fits well for their respected cards.

Click the jump button to check out cards, such as “Secret Gamer” and “Game Store Employee,” and see if you recognize any of them.

Source: Dorkly