Commander Spotlight: Simulacrum

One of the most memorable cards of my early Magic years was a ridiculously wordy (and sqirm-inducing) card called . Takklemaggot was part of a subset of old cards that had so much text associated with its function that it actually...
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Commander Spotlight: Hold The Line

There is a classic adage that you’ve undoubtedly heard a hundred times by now: the best defense is a good offense. Although the phrase was originally attributed to warfare and military tactics, over the years it has been adapted to...
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The Fun Of Science: A Cytosis Q&A

As part of our November Spotlight on Cytosis, we strive to inform readers of little extra tidbits surrounding the game. Games are made by people, and one of those tidbits we enjoy is learning a little bit more about the people...
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Commander Spotlight: Ground Assault

No matter how experienced a player is or how long they’ve been playing, it’s inevitable that Magic players develop fondness for specific card types and disdain for others. This could be something straightforward like a named mechanic, but often it...
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Commander Spotlight: Game Preserve

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. And if that’s the case, Magic: the Gathering is one hell of a zesty game. With nearly a half dozen formally recognized formats, as well as over a dozen fan-made alternatives, as...
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Commander Spotlight: Fervent Charge

There’s an old adage with writing: start with what you know. Not only does this provide a degree of comfort whilst trying to find your own voice, but it also ensures that you’re conveying a sense authenticity, which is paramount...
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Commander Spotlight: Library of Lat-Nam

One of the best attributes behind card games like Magic is that they are constantly changing their appeal due to an influx of new mechanics, new themes, and new ideas. Unlike a board game, where it’s largely the same experience...
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Commander Spotlight: Golgari Charm

When it comes to a recurring series such as this, most authors will tell you that sometimes it can be entertaining to periodically shake up the normally abstracted subject matter with something a bit more topical. There have been numerous...
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