Commander Spotlight: Doomgape

When it comes to diving into the lengthy and wide array of culture that surrounds Magic: the Gathering, new players can find it pretty daunting. Although your focus at the beginning is the immediacy of learning the game itself, once...
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Commander Spotlight: Powerstone Minefield

Once you start down the road of any game that boasts deck customization as one of its central features, it can be pretty easy to get swept up in the fervor that is exploring new card and deck ideas. After...
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Commander Spotlight: Squirrel Nest [Repost]

Editor’s Note: We’re off today in celebration of the US holiday. In the meantime, enjoy this thematically appropriate Monday Magic article about honoring the unsung labor of the masses, which was originally published on 7/11/16. “Surprise! The threat to Innistrad is...
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Commander Spotlight: Recross the Paths

When it comes to Magic: the Gathering and style formats, nearly every iteration falls into two buckets. The first are those which work with a limited pool of cards, restricted in some way such as a specific set or a...
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Commander Spotlight: Vengeful Archon

Every Magic player has a deck archaeology. Whether it’s a deck you slaved over the kitchen table trying to perfect, facing down a memorable friend’s latest concoction, or that very first deck you made by simply throwing all the cards...
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Commander Spotlight: Pollenbright Wings

What do an intriguing book, well-woven piece of investigative journalism, and a strong comedic joke all have in common? They are all good at luring you in and captivating you with a story. Whether it’s a plucky hero fighting atop...
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Commander Spotlight: Brawl

Throughout the course of its existence, Magic has seen a bevy of unique planes, intriguing characters, nefarious villains, and winding plots. Though they aren’t technically the main focus of the game – try as one might the cards themselves will...
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Commander Spotlight: Perplex

Like many games with loads of decisions to make, not every act you take playthroughs need be an all-upside one. It seems contrary at the onset, but there are plenty of occasions where putting a moderate amount of difficult decisions...
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Commander Spotlight: Clockwork Dragon

It makes sense that Magic: the Gathering has to continually find ways to keep the game from becoming even more of the unwieldy lumbering behemoth than it already is. For a game this old, its requisite parts are legion. There...
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Commander Spotlight: Savage Knuckleblade

There is a truism about Magic: the Gathering that most new players inevitably come to grips with, a fact which seems completely baffling at first but then becomes grudgingly understandable thereafter: Not every card is designed to be the best...
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