Commander Spotlight: Archetype of Endurance

Welcome back to week three of Monday Magic: COVID Edition. It has been 51 days since my last summoning and while this is a paltry figure compared to the real-life numbers afflicting millions, it is nevertheless a number that has...
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Commander Spotlight: Tamiyo’s Journal

Welcome back to week two of Monday Magic: COVID Edition. It has been 44 days since my last summoning and nearly twice as long since I tinkered with any of my personal decks. These facts are minuscule compared to the...
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Commander Spotlight: Journey to Eternity

Like most tabletop gaming, Magic – at least my preferential version of it anyway – is very much a social enterprise. Not only does it serve as a worthwhile excuse to get together and play with others whose company you...
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Commander Spotlight: Sins of the Past

As with any established franchise, the longer it remains around, the more robust it becomes as a subject. Beyond merely the people who participate in it first-hand, any tenured topic will eventually blossom into all sorts of secondary fields of...
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Commander Spotlight: Fable of Wolf and Owl

Of all the completely revolutionary aspects that came with the rise of the internet, few things were transformed more than the dissemination of information. The internet was always conceived as a means of sharing information and material with one another,...
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Commander Spotlight: Hallowed Moonlight

Superstition has been a mainstay of the human condition since before civilization as we know it existed. From the very moments we were able to think at a higher level than our primate ancestors, humans have continually sought to explain...
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Commander Spotlight: Crime / Punishment

For many people of a certain age, there is a specific fondness for the computer game Oregon Trail. An educational game disguised as a fun, challenging experience, this was a game all about survival. Reflecting the real life emigration of...
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Commander Spotlight: Star of Extinction

Among the many areas multiplayer Magic strays from the fundamental tenants of the classic duel are those of patience and nuance. When your sole focus is to kill your only opponent before they do you, there rarely is a need...
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Commander Spotlight: Rith, the Awakener

It’s no great secret that the format now known as Commander wasn’t always named as such. In truth, Commander only became Commander once Wizards decided to start creating supplemental products specifically for the product. The logic for that decision makes...
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Commander Spotlight: Psychic Possession

Most decisions we make are bound by the limitations and constraints of our available options. That is to say, when presented with a choice about nearly anything, there are a plethora of options which we automatically exclude for one reason...
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