List of storyline sources

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This article contains a list of sources about the Magic: The Gathering storyline.[1]

When Tempest was released, Wizards of the Coast started to get more involved with the story than they had been before, and declared that from that moment on there was a new continuity: older books were still canon as long as newer books didn't contradict them. In this list, sources released before the revision are marked with an asterisk (*).

Books

The novels are the main source of storyline knowledge. The first books were printed by Harper Prism. These are part of prerevisionist continuity, although most fit in the post-revisionist continuity quite easily as well. From Tempest onward, Wizards of the Coast has been publishing its own novels, most of which have been structured in cycles of 3 or 4 books.

Harper Prism

Wizards of the Coast

Comics

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Another media that contributed much to the Magic storyline in prerevision days were comics printed by ARMADA (an imprint of Acclaim Comics).[2] Many plotlines of these comics were supposed to come together in a series called about the Planeswalker War of Corondor, but that series was canceled in favor of the Weatherlight Saga. Despite cancellation, information that would have been in these comics has been provided by Jeff Gómez, the editor of the Magic line at Armada. Following that, 4 comics were printed by Dark Horse Comics.

In the meantime, promotional comics appeared in TopDeck Magazine and a short online comic was released on magicthegathering.com (see below).

In January 2012, the comic company IDW Publishing began printing the first official Magic comics produced outside of the company in over a decade.[3] The series follows the exploits of the thief Dack Fayden. The series ended in 2014.

As of december 2017, new comics were expected, as part of Chris Cocks' effort to continue the expansion of the intellectual property.[4] Again published by IDW Publishing, the first of these was published in 2018 and featured Chandra Nalaar.

ARMADA Comics

Dark Horse

Gotta Comics

IDW Publishing

Magazines

Back in the days, before there was widely available internet, people read about Magic in magazines like Scry and InQuest. The most famous of these would be the Duelist, which was the 'official' magic magazine and thus also contained tibits about the storyline, or even some short stories.

The Duelist

Main article: The Duelist#Issues

Top Deck

  • #1 Mercadian Masques
  • #4 The Dark Ambassador, Nemesis
  • #8 Prophecy
  • #12 Invasion

Scans have been posted here

Digital

Wizards of the Coast sites

The Multiverse

Webcomics

Between 2007 and 2011, Wizards of the Coast published a series of webcomics on their website.

Main article: Webcomics

Savor the Flavor short stories

Savor the Flavor was a column that appeared on DailyMTG.com. Written by members of the Magic: The Gathering Creative Team, it explored the creative process behind the flavor, including card art, flavor text, card names, world-building, books, comics, and the foundations of Magic: The Gathering on fantasy. It was replaced then by the Uncharted Realms column.

Main article: Savor the Flavor

Uncharted Realms short stories

Uncharted Realms was a column that appeared weekly on DailyMTG.com. Written by members of the Magic: The Gathering Creative Team, it is a series of short stories providing a deeper look into the world, lore, and characters of Magic: The Gathering. The column was initially focused on telling stories about specific cards, but has since expanded to more general stories.

Main article: Uncharted Realms

Feature Articles short stories

Feature Articles was a column that appeared irregularly on DailyMTG.com. Occasionally, these features would be used to help tell the story of the current block. Written by members of the Magic: The Gathering Creative Team, it is a series of short stories providing a deeper look into the world, lore, and characters of Magic: The Gathering. The column was initially focused on telling stories about specific cards, but has since expanded to more general stories.

Magic Story Podcasts

Magic Story Podcasts have appeared occasionally on DailyMTG.com, and have occasionally included new story information.

Other online stories

Reposts of older stories

Older articles

These pages where launched in the days of the Weatherlight Saga, and thus post-revisionist, but they are not updated anymore and are often down.

Third Party Sites

Archived sites

The Duelist is not being printed anymore. Internet has taken the place of many magazines, also on storyline territory. But even before the decline of printed magazines there was information about the magic storyline to be found on the World Wide Web.

Acclaim

Acclaim produced a computer game called Battlemage that centred around the Planeswalker War. On its site Acclaim posted a long history of the conflict. Most of it is a recap of the ARMADA comics, although it does include some stuff not mentioned anywhere else.

Computer games

There are also some computer games based on Magic that reveal parts of the storyline. The recent Battlegrounds game did have a storyline, but it was never in-continuity.

Acclaim

Microprose

Sega

See also

References