Commander Spotlight: Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep

Playing EDH is a dedication for any Magic player, if nothing for the fact that it operates in several overlapping fields of complexity. Magic: the Gathering itself is not an easy game to become proficient at thanks to lengthy rules...
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Commander Spotlight: Deadbridge Chant

Fully understanding and comprehending the entirety of all Magic’s terminology is a complex, labyrinthine endeavor that’s challenging to experienced players and down right scary to newcomers. The game doesn’t just insist that you learn about the basic tenants of turn...
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Announcing: The 2018 Laurel Nominees

Well, here we are for the next annual Laurels of the Republic. The Laurels are our way of highlighting and rewarding some of the best games of the last year among their respective gamer archetype categories. Just like our reviews,...
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Commander Spotlight: Prismatic Strands

We all have blind spots. Whether it’s something massive, such as your own naivety on some societal or cultural facet simply due to the fact that it doesn’t impact you, or something absolutely trivial, like completely overlooking owning a basic...
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Commander Spotlight: Kudzu

By modern board gaming standards, Magic is somewhat ‘old’. It came about in the mid 90s, at a time when the US was only just beginning to experience a resurgence in gaming as a hobby. It was around this time...
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Commander Spotlight: Quenchable Fire

As both Magic: the Gathering and the Commander format itself gets progressively more popular, so to is the indelible drive to make the game ever more powerful and complex as a means of keeping the player base happy. While the...
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Life, Art, & Games With Jordan Draper: A Q&A

As a designer, Jordan Draper has only been at it a few years, but it hasn’t taken long for him to develop a devoted following among the indie gaming crowd. Since his initial Kickstarter campaign in 2016 he has already,...
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Commander Spotlight: Ashnod’s Cylix

How do you start tackling a project? As you’d expect, the answer to that seemingly simple question is going to range wildly depending on the person being asked and the project being undertaken. If you’re in construction, for instance, you...
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