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Identifying Commander Decks: It's Easy as ABC

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-05-20)

Let's look at the wild wild west that is Commander with its infinite ways to build Commander decks, but only certain ways to fit specific playgroups and play styles. What decks are considered "casual" and what makes a deck competitive?

Should This Be Banned - Part 4

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-04-25)

Welcome back to Should This Be Banned. Last time we looked at cards that win the game with little to no effort. This article is probably the most exciting piece; looking at potential additions to the banlist! Keep in mind that this is a highly opinionated article and that I encourage you to discuss these cards and others in the comments.

Should This Be Banned - Part 3

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-04-10)

Welcome back to Should this be banned? Last time we looked at cards that are too oppressive. Today I would like to take a closer look at cards that win the game with little to no effort.

Should This Be Banned - Part 2

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-03-18)

Welcome back to Should This Be Banned? Last time, Robert looked at cards that provide an unfair advantage. Today, he wants to dive into cards that are banned for being too oppressive to the Commander format.

Should This Be Banned - Part 1

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-03-04)

We all know the hype and speculation about ban list announcements made by WotC for Modern and Legacy. But what about the commander ban list? Who takes care of it, and why are certain cards on there? Today, Robert wants to explore beyond our kitchen tables and into the broken, degenerate, format that Commander can be.

Commander 1v1: Life After Wizards?

ConstructedBy Elric (2019-02-25)

WotC supported Commander 1v1 for a meager nine months. Now, the community is left without a clear vision of where the format is headed. But Commander has always been a fun format and always will be, so players should be determined to forge ahead with or without Wizards. Pietro is here to let you know where he thinks the format is headed.

Paying My Rent or Paying for My Commander Mana Base

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-01-18)

If you enjoy playing multiple Commander decks, getting the perfect mana base can be a huge investment. Fortunately, there are plenty of options that will make your deck run like clockwork without having to invest an arm and leg. Let's look at some of the basic rules I keep in mind when it comes down to the mana base of multicolored Commander decks.

Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage: The New Hotness?

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-10-25)

Vintage format has been revolutionized by a card capable of winning games at instant speed and all on its own. It's not only because of its raw power, but also because of how easy it is to build balanced and synergistic decks around it. Pietro is here to tell you everything you could possibly want to know about Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage.

Balancing Power Levels in Casual Multiplayer Commander

ConstructedBy RyanS (2018-09-12)

It's not always easy to switch from a 1-vs-1 format to multiplayer Commander. One can easily be at odds with the rest of the players when you're too used to playing very powerful decks against only one opponent. In this article, I talk about how to balance fun and strategy, while overall respecting the playgroup.

Lord of Specters: Nicol Bolas Commander Deck Tech

ConstructedBy RyanS (2018-09-04)

M19 gave players the origin of Nicol Bolas his very own flip walker, to symbolize his getting a planeswalker spark. This means that commander players now have the opportunity to build Nicol Bolas decks with a decent Bolas commander. In this article, I will showcase a particular build for [Nicol Bolas, the Ravager] that focuses on hand disruption and reanimation.

How to Beat MUD: A Vintage Tier 1 Deck for 15 Years

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-05-23)

Most archetypes in Vintage Magic have defining cards which have not changed over the years. MUD, however, has changed entirely, yet it remains as one of the decks to beat. Why is that so and how can this deck be beaten?

Rock Around the Cube

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-05-18)

A good mana rock gathers no moss – it is often an early pick in a Cube Draft. Some mana rocks are even first picks every time and considered too good for many a limited environment. In this installment of Cube for Squares, we climb the Big Rock Candy Mountain and survey the landscape for pebbles, boulders, and paleolithic power tools to include or leave out of your Cube.

5 Dragons You Might Meet on the Battlefield

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-03-23)

Dracarys! Despite their typical casting cost being midrange and beyond, Dragons always find a way to show up in decks of all kinds. Their current situation across the formats is not too shabby, and not just in red-based builds. Here’s a selection of the flying terrors all the cool kids are playing.

Happy New Year - 2017!

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-01-02)

I don't know whether you are into new year resolutions or not, but my favorite resolution each year is to never stop learning.

The end of the year

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-11-20)

End of the year price reduction incoming.

EMA EV Price Sheet

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-06-07)

This collection of data is a good start if you are still unsure whether you want to buy displays or not.

Ask the Doctor 2016 01

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-01-05)

Our end of the year lottery revealed that my articles “Ask the Doctor” and “Valuable Insight” were among the fan favourites and therefore I decided to strive for more interaction in the future.

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