Commander Spotlight: Phytohydra

Very soon the Magic community will be treated to the 8th set featured around the plane of Ravnica in 13 years, making it the second most recurring world in the game after Dominaria and the most frequented on this half...
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Commander Spotlight: Citadel of Pain

The act of gaming is rooted so much in social interaction, it should come as no shock that even the most trivial parts of a game can foster a few stories. Whether it’s key plays, amusing antics by those involved,...
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Commander Spotlight: Burning-Tree Shaman [Repost]

Editor’s Note: We’re off today in celebration of the holidays. In the meantime, enjoy this thematically color-appropriate¬†Monday Magic article, which was originally published on 5/19/14. There are numerous¬†metaphors players use when describing the process of ¬†building, running, and maintaining a...
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Commander Spotlight: Sulti Charm

Throughout this article series run (well over 200 at this point), you will find common threads and patterns. Like any Magic player, I come with my own degree of informed opinion on the state of the game, its various formats,...
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Commander Spotlight: Brightflame

The Magic community is well into the cycle for the newest set, Guilds of Ravnica (not to be confused with the nearly identical name of many years earlier, Ravnica: City of Guilds), and talk for the last few months have...
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Commander Spotlight: Reality Acid

Blue has a reputation. Depending on your point of view, this is an unfair expectation, maligned by other players who bemoan a few overpowered cards from 20 years ago that warp some Eternal formats more than other colors as indicative...
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Commander Spotlight: Spawning Pool

In the board game world, the ultimate goal of any title desiring even a modicum of healthy strategy is to ensure that it’s able to put forth multiple paths to victory. The longer and more complicated a game is, the...
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Commander Spotlight: Treva, the Renewer

Humans have a natural affinity for patterns, be it real or perceived. With the right amount of time and practice, we have a knack for being able to piece together patterns with incomplete components and accurately extrapolate what is next...
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Commander Spotlight: Artificer’s Hex

Some aspects of Magic: the Gathering have to seemingly be repeated over and over again every few months. Whether this is because of the continual influx of new players looking to expand their gaming knowledge or a recurring cycle of...
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Commander Spotlight: Glissa, Sunseeker

Within the extensive library of Magic’s long and storied history, not every mechanic, set, block, or even era of the game is going to be universally loved. It’s simply not possible. Thanks to all of the different mechanics debuted, themes...
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