Commander Spotlight: Mercy Killing

As a decades-long veteran of multiplayer Magic, one of my most signature deck building preferences – particularly when it comes to EDH – is choosing which cards to include that serve a multitude of different scenarios. This isn’t to say...
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Commander Spotlight: Aura Flux

There are worse things than having your possessions destroyed. Sometimes, losing your platoon of space marines or having your horde of gold pillaged by Vikings is far less catastrophic in the long run than a far more insidious tactic –...
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Commander Spotlight: Mages’ Contest

The game of Magic has a lot of things in its favor. It includes a continually expanding and evolving stock of new material, a firmly entrenched market presence with a highly vested consumer base, and nearly limitless possibilities when it...
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Commander Spotlight: Endbringer

Imagine that you are an intrepid adventurer, seeking renown and riches through your extensive exploits. With each success, your skills and reputation require taking increasingly dicey missions to attain the same level of recognition. After all, you’re probably not going...
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Commander Spotlight: Soul Link

If you’ve ever wandered through a flea market or sizable yard sale, chances are you’ve stumbled across some antiquated piece of machinery that piques your curiosity but whose purpose baffles both you and the person trying to get rid of...
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Commander Spotlight: Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

Part of the beauty of any deck customization game isn’t just that it affords you an entertaining means of trying to win, but also that the player has a direct hand in shaping how they go about doing that. Although...
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Commander Spotlight: Primal Order [Repost]

Editor’s Note: We’re still wrapping up our end of the year holiday break. In the meantime, enjoy this Monday Magic article, which was originally published in February 2017. Collectible card games bear a number of traits that make them prohibitive...
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Commander Spotlight: Simulacrum

One of the most memorable cards of my early Magic years was a ridiculously wordy (and sqirm-inducing) card called . Takklemaggot was part of a subset of old cards that had so much text associated with its function that it actually...
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Commander Spotlight: Hold The Line

There is a classic adage that you’ve undoubtedly heard a hundred times by now: the best defense is a good offense. Although the phrase was originally attributed to warfare and military tactics, over the years it has been adapted to...
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Commander Spotlight: Ground Assault

No matter how experienced a player is or how long they’ve been playing, it’s inevitable that Magic players develop fondness for specific card types and disdain for others. This could be something straightforward like a named mechanic, but often it...
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