Commander Spotlight: Ertai, the Corrupted

As has been reiterated extensively by the Magic community, by Wizards themselves, and in this very series, Magic is not a singular playing experience. With a multitude of different formats – both officially sanctioned and homebrewed – the game has...
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Commander Spotlight: Righteous Aura

Among the many ways you can gauge the longevity of a Magic player, one of the more subtle ones is to listen to the types of cards they reference when they wax nostalgic for when they got started. If you’re...
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Commander Spotlight: Butcher Orgg

“Send in Bob from Accounting.” Magic: the Gathering is one of the most successful tabletop games ever, not only in terms of its longevity but also its profitability. Although it must forever be content with its own ‘innovate or die’...
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Commander Spotlight: Phyrexian Splicer

Sometimes it’s simply fun to be impractical. Here’s the thing about Magic that sometimes gets lost on its players: at the end of the day, it’s still just a game. Games are meant to be enjoyed. Gamers are supposed to...
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Commander Spotlight: Quicksilver Gargantuan

Very few games have had the luxury of an active lifespan that stretches into the decades, and even fewer of them have been able to keep that momentum going by continuing to release expansion after expansion of readily consumed material....
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Commander Spotlight: Surge of Strength

Despite an EDH deck consisting of 100 different cards, space has a tendency of running out much quicker than you’d expect. If you’ve ever spent time compiling your own EDH deck, this is one of the first hard lessons you...
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Commander Spotlight: Ashes to Ashes

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s an old adage that bears meaning in any number of ways, from a reassuring notion that despite life continually changing certain elements remain constant, to an exacerbated critique that...
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Commander Spotlight: Cloud Cover

In any major conflict, there are innumerable moments where the entire outcome of the engagement can change based on something seemingly inconsequential. From a split-second change in decision, to accidental meetings, to a simple change in the weather, history is...
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