Commander Spotlight: General’s Regalia

There’s a common adage in the working world: when security goes up, productivity goes down. It’s not a complex bit of logic to understand. It posits that there is a direct inverse relationship between how safe and protected the work...
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Commander Spotlight: Pyrostatic Pillar

There are innumerable repeating aspects of everyday life that you can point to as a means of denoting – and celebrating – the passage of time. Regardless of whether it’s how long you’ve been in school, your wedding anniversary, or...
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Commander Spotlight: Worldpurge

If you were to ask a typical American of 50 years ago to define what a typical family household looked like, you’d probably get the boilerplate nuclear family line. It’s not that diversity didn’t exist back then (far from it),...
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Commander Spotlight: Soltari Visionary

There’s an age-old truism that just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s right, and often the thing that is right often isn’t going to be popular. On the one hand, it sounds like a completely reductive and overly simplistic,...
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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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