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Magic: The Gathering is a card game, but the storytelling and world-building that goes into informing those cards is basically unmatched across the world of games. They announced this week that the game is going back to the world of Ravnica, and it took me down a nostalgia hole.

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Your bread-and-butter Dungeons & Dragons party won't include a manticore, a gargoyle, a hyena or a sentient fungi, but maybe it should. One D&D player spent a year and a half converting every single creature in the Monster Manual into playable characters and now players can live out their dreams of being a great fire beetle who slays dragons.

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The Anniversary Edition of Larry Harris' Axis & Allies, released in 2008, is considered the definitive version of the famous board game. Set during the Second World War, players take on one or more sides representing the countries involved in the conflict. Unfortunately, the game has been out of print for a long time, with unopened copies going for many hundreds of dollars -- $500 or more in some instances.

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Revealed yesterday via live stream, Magic: The Gathering Arena is a new way to play Wizards of the Coast's trading card game online. Built with streaming and spectating in mind, it's much prettier than tired old Magic Online, which it totally isn't replacing.