Online Game In The Cards For Magic

Just when you thought you’d gotten over your EverCrack – er, EverQuest addiction, along comes yet another attempt to bring Magic: The Gathering to your computer. That’s right, Wizards of the Coast has announced plans for Magic: The Gathering Online. Planned to begin dominating the world in Spring 2002, M:TG Online will “simultaneously begin hosting official Magic Online leagues and tournaments.” The faithful recreation of the world’s most popular CCG will have variable difficulty levels, the ability to trade digital cards, “fully integrated, enforceable rules” (which makes me wonder if you’ll be able to turn them off or ignore a rule you disagree with in casual play), and will support head-to-head play, team play, multiplayer games and drafting. Beta tests will begin soon, so watch for the ensuing gamer hysteria. “Will Shivan Dragons be in the card selection? ‘Cuz if not, I’m not playing.”

These Are Your Brains On Zombies
Eden Studios has announced that The Book of All Flesh Anthology is shipping to distributors this week, and should reach your local gaming store next week. This first venture by Eden into fiction publishing has a good assortment of talent contributing to the grim terror of it all:

The Book of All Flesh Anthology presents twenty-five original tales of zombie horror, including works from such renowned chroniclers of fantastic terror as C. Dean Anderson, Robert Vardeman, Ed Greenwood, Scott Edelman, Robin Laws, and Matt Forbeck.

Yep, I’ll be picking this one up for sure.