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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Commander Spotlight: Unexpected Results

Multicolor cards (or gold cards as they’re often called) are pretty great. Multicolored cards often act as a bridge between abilities, giving you access to a function that the individual colors themselves can’t actually do by themselves. , for example, gives White...
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Commander Spotlight: Gift of Immortality

I have always had a somewhat love / hate relationship with keyword mechanics. It’s not that keywords are bad – far from it. The development of new abilities always has and continues to be a staple part of what makes...
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Commander Spotlight: Virulent Plague

Expect the unexpected. It’s amazing how a mere a handful of words can elicit such a robust range of conversation possibilities, as if it’s an entire branch of philosophic thought rolled into one simile sentence. Not unlike some kind of Buddhist koan,...
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Commander Spotlight: Spitemare

Magic is an odd duck in the gaming world, in part because of how the game sells itself to wildly different audiences – largely successfully at that – even though the demands of each group often don’t overlap. Unlike your...
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