Commander Spotlight: Peacekeeper [Repost]

Editor’s Note: We’re off today in celebration of the holiday. In the meantime, enjoy this thematically color-appropriate¬†Monday Magic article, which was originally published on 1/19/15. From a nostalgia standpoint, I am admittedly a bit of a grumpy old timey Magic...
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Commander Spotlight: Energy Arc

Games, by and large, provide a sense of pacing and progression. At the start of any game there exists a blend of frenetic energy and of open potential. The slate is clean, the score reset. At the beginning anything is...
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Commander Spotlight: Baneful Omen

When it comes to gaming, there are a few tenants that are essential accepted towards ensuring it’s a worthwhile use of your time. First and foremost, a game is supposed to be enjoyable to those playing it; if it isn’t...
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Commander Spotlight: Disappear [Repost]

Editor’s Note: We’re off today in celebration of the holidays. In the meantime, enjoy this thematically appropriate¬†Monday Magic article, which was originally published on 3/30/15. I’m a bit of a nostalgic person in general, let alone a nostalgic Magic player....
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Commander Spotlight: Xenagos, the Reveler

When it comes to orchestrating which card is highlighted each week, there is a method to my madness. There has to be. Although when the series started the first handful of cards were topical to myself or my gaming group...
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Commander Spotlight: Sprouting Vines

Whenever a new set comes out, the first aspects about it are dissected at length by the community. We want to know more story background about the new plane we’re visiting, or the conditions of an old plane we’re headed...
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Commander Spotlight: Knowledge Pool

It always seems like the more involved you get with any community, the more cyclical certain events become. Perhaps it’s that the same events occur at a regular schedule and feature the same faces. Or perhaps it’s listening to the...
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Commander Spotlight: Crumbling Sanctuary

As it has been stated innumerable times here and elsewhere, no Magic card is created in a vacuum. Each and every card is meticulously designed, developed, curated, and tested for its inclusion in any given set release, from the most...
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Commander Spotlight: Chronomantic Escape

Magic is a game of percentages. Like any system that leverages math, probability, and statistics to gauge your best course of action, beneath the exquisite artwork and involved storyline lies a game with an extensive latticework of number-crunching that will...
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Commander Spotlight: Scourge of Kher Ridges

Today is an ode to many things. It is an ode to meticulous research. To continuity. To the powerful forces of nostalgia. To the desire to always be pressing forward. To the clear devotion many fans have for a hobby...
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