mtg icon Magic: The Gathering
mtg icon Magic: The Gathering

Welcome to Playing MTG!

It’s been over 6 months since we welcomed the team over at Playing Pioneer to our network. Since then, we’ve launched two other formats, Standard and Modern, with continued focus on the return of tabletop (paper) Magic, as we here at MTG Arena Zone continued to focus on MTG Arena and MTG Meta on Magic tournament data.

We’ve also cultivated our community with Patreon support and exclusive content, as well as forming the PlayX Network that oversees Playing Pioneer and all related projects. To that end, to bring everybody the best Magic: The Gathering content moving forward, the team has decided to operate all the Playing sites on a single banner: Playing MTG. It will still focus on the individual formats which is what made our readers fall in love with in the first place, and on their own separate sections:

Further to that, this will allow us to grow other upcoming projects such as our stream team, webcam Magic, and a tournament circuit at PlayXGaming.

Here’s a message from rose-emoji, director of the PlayX Network and Playing MTG. Please visit the newly revamped Playing Pioneer and show your love!


We’ve just completed a very involved project to merge all of our website into one website, and we’re excited to announce!

Visitors have been suggesting that we do this for awhile, and we were hesitant because we didn’t want to lose our very format-specific focus and feel. After spending some time wrapping our brains around it, we determined that this could be done without sacrificing that format-specific feel.

When you are navigating the site, the menu on both mobile and desktop will change to represent the menu for that format. So, if you go to the Pioneer section of the website or are reading a Pioneer article, for example, the menu and top of the page will basically emulate being on!

All links, bookmarks and URLs will continue working for about a year from today, so if you continue typing in, you will be brought directly to the Pioneer section of the website, and everything should feel about the same.

This change will save our backend team a significant amount of time and headache, and allow us to spend more time working on less tedious things like creating content!

I invite you to look around, and let us know if you see any issues!

(This is also the debut of our shop, where you can purchase coaching sessions, custom sideboard guides and, currently, sick beanies. Patrons will get a coupon code, so wait up if you’re a supporter.)

As always, thank you so much for visiting, and we hope you enjoy this new step in our journey to bring you the best MTG content we can.

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