Commander Spotlight: Desert

The human mind is a remarkable thing. From ingenuity and innovation to creativity and artistic expression, our brains are unlike any other animal on the planet. Not only can we adapt to a wide range of environments, we’re capable of...
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Commander Spotlight: Stromgald Cabal

We all have strong emotional attachments to some part of the world around us. They help ground us even if we may not have substantial control over much else. They provide communities for like-minded individuals. They offer pleasant experiences that...
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Commander Spotlight: Perilous Forays [Repost]

Editor’s Note: We’re off today in celebration of the US holiday. Enjoy this Monday Magic article, which was originally published in October 2013. But it has a labor-based theme, so… As players, we have a habit of pigeonholing the colors...
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Commander Spotlight: Abzan Ascendancy

In battle, no one wins by creating parity. At best you get a stalemate, and at worst, you become mired in an endless detente, with neither side willing or able to make productive steps towards ending the conflict. Of course,...
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Commander Spotlight: Jilt

No one ever says they want less bonuses. Whether it’s going the extra mile on a book report, squeezing in just one more stop during your vacation, or ordering dessert after a decent meal, people love adding the proverbial cherry...
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Commander Spotlight: Druid’s Call

When it comes to customization and ever-expanding content to incorporate into your gameplay, Magic is about as robust a game as you can possibly get outside of traditional pen-and-paper RPGs. With 70+ expansions, dozens of supplementary products, and over 10,000...
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Commander Spotlight: Flood

I’ve been playing Magic for a very long time. It was one of the first analog games beyond your standard children’s fare that really caught my attention. I was drawn in by the innovative idea of customized deckbuilding, the fantasy-laden...
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Commander Spotlight: Kulrath Knight

No matter how long you’ve been playing Magic, be it six weeks or ten years, every player has mechanics they love and ones they can’t stand. For every person gushing about Overload or Buyback or Ninjitsu, there’s someone out there...
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Commander Spotlight: Obelisk of Alara

Most people who have ever dabbled in the realm of tabletop or video game RPGs are quite familiar with the idea of developing your character as they gain experience through finishing quests, slaying monsters, and accomplishing various goals you come...
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