Commander Spotlight: Sea Gate Wreckage

As has been stated numerous times before – and likely will be again – 100 cards is never nearly as much deck space as it first sounds. Just coming up with a singular deck idea usually provides well over the...
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Commander Spotlight: Destructive Flow

Magic is nothing if not a series of attempts to outplay your opponent. Like a multifaceted Chess match, nearly every move made and tactic lobbied is done with the intent of stymieing your enemy and maintaining the upper hand. Sometimes...
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Commander Spotlight: Multani, Maro-Sorcerer

In order to stay competitive, accessible, and above all, salable, Magic has to change. It’s built into the DNA of the game’s existence. Unlike a standard board game or card game, where individual expansions can be added at the owner’s...
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Commander Spotlight: Batwing Brume

When it comes to board games, the concept of age is often nebulous and far more subjective than most generally realize. It may be easy to research when a game was published, but beyond basic facts, how gamers address those...
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Commander Spotlight: Void Stalker

Deterrence is the art of producing, in the mind of the enemy, the fear to attack. – Dr. Strangelove Few movies in cinematic history have more accurately – or more comically – satirized the decades-long Cold War and the fear...
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Commander Spotlight: Surrak Dragonclaw

Math is everywhere in Magic: the Gathering. It only takes one prolonged game, one convoluted system state, or one hard to understand combo to see the amount of numbers that can get thrown around in the game, be it as...
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Commander Spotlight: Chandra’s Ignition

Magic is a complex, complicated game. No matter how much any one argues to the contrary, there are few games where the length of the rule book continually gets longer and undergoes changes on such a regular basis. Every set adds new twists,...
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Commander’s Spotlight: Breathstealer’s Crypt

  As a casual player who almost exclusively plays with multiple opponents, I rarely adhered to the 60 card rule. While that makes sense from a competitive standpoint, I rarely found it a useful trait when staring down multiple enemies....
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Commander Spotlight: Jester’s Cap

The further we civilians get from an actual battlefield, the more we tend to rely on gloried fictional accounts or simplified versions of very tenuous situations. Most historical accounts are by the lay person treated more like mere lines from...
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