Commander Spotlight: Throne of the High City

As we approach the 25th anniversary of Magic, one of the most intriguing things to look back on is what the market was like when it first debuted. In 2018, the ever-dwindling subgenre of collectible card games effectively consists of...
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Commander Spotlight: Teleportal

A few years ago, when the big debate in the Magic community was ongoing between the use of Hexproof versus Shroud, one of the often cited arguments by Magic R&D in their decision to go ahead with the more intuitive...
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Commander Spotlight: See The Unwritten

With eyes soon turning towards the release of Dominaria, celebrating Magic: the Gathering’s 25 year anniversary and a return to the plane that started it all, 2018 is going to be a year where you’re bound to see a lot...
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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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