Magic: The Gathering documentary on the way in which from the crew behind The Toys That Made Us

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Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar wielding her trademark fireballs. Here hair is aflame, and a pair of welding goggles is on her forehead.

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Magic: The Gathering is getting a documentary, titled Igniting the Spark, The Story of Magic: The Gathering, chronicling the game’s historical past since its 1993 launch.

The Toys That Made Us producer Brian Stillman might be co-directing alongside Kelly Slagle, who had a hand within the creation of a documentary about Dungeons & Dragons referred to as Of Dice and Men. In the producer’s function is Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of The Nacelle Company and the identical man behind Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us. All advised, it seems like the proper crew to cowl Magic’s 25-plus-year history.

Magic: The Gathering is a traditional success story, a homegrown game that got here from nowhere and achieved worldwide success,” stated Stillman and Slagle in a press launch. “It’s brought joy to millions of people and along the way completely transformed the game industry. We can’t wait to tell this story.”

Magic was created by mathemetician-turned-game-designer Richard Garfield, and first printed by Wizards of the Coast. The game popularized the collectible card game format, giving rise to fashionable games like Hearthstone and Gwent in addition to a whole lot of different tabletop games. Over 50 expansions — referred to as “sets” of cards — have been created for the game since then. Recent numbers from the writer point out that greater than 35 million folks have performed the game worldwide.

Magic: The Gathering has lengthy had a aggressive professional circuit. Now that professional circuit is itself transitioning to the digital area with Magic: The Gathering Arena, a digital model of the cardboard game. The 26th Magic World Championship is simply across the nook, with $1 million on the road.

No launch platform or date has been introduced but, however with Avengers: Endgame administrators Anthony and Joe Russo working on a Magic: The Gathering Netflix show, the way forward for Magic media is look good.