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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The Laurels: Best Tactician Games Of 2016

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the second annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2016 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups. The greatest...
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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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The Laurels: Best Daredevil Games Of 2016

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the second annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2016 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  Always the penultimate...
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The Laurels: Best Immersionist Games Of 2016

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the second annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2016 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  From the depths...
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Commander Spotlight: Cleansing

Why did you put Card X into your recent deck? Was it because of its power level? Splashy appeal? Was it because of deck synergy or thematic purpose? Or did you just put it in because you liked the card?...
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The Laurels: Best Architect Games Of 2016

The Cardboard Republic has rolled out the second annual Laurels of the Republic awards, celebrating the best new games released in 2016 for each of the gamer archetypes. What follows are the finalists for one of those groups.  Whether it’s amassing...
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Commander Spotlight: Exotic Orchard

So many EDH cards are easy to showcase in one form or another thanks to them simply existing. Whether they’re big flashy creatures, potent spells, dangerous enchantments, or highly versatile artifacts, many Magic cards can be flaunted just by pointing...
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