Summary of “The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding”

Underpinning all that were the five colors-white, black, red, green, and blue-that represent the different kinds of magic spells in the game.
Inside the game’s story universe-the stories told on the website and over the course of the releases of new sets of cards-multiple strands of narrative came to an intertwined climax earlier this year.
Now more is coming: A novel that advanced the story further debuted at number five on the New York Times bestseller list.
As the story grows, it feeds back into the game.
You see how this works, right? The game can generate and absorb story.
“A game mechanism is a kind of cosmology, whether you want to recognize it,” Kelman says.
“We want to create a cosmology that honors the game mechanisms without literalizing them.”
Conversely, the new animated series has to generate a story-something that drives multiple hours of narrative-from the game mechanic.

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