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RJGiel

Robert Giel

  • Name: Robert Giel
  • Preferred Formats: Commander, Legacy, Highlander

About:

I work for Cardmarket as a Product Manager and you might have seen me on the coverage team of the Cardmarket series! I fell in love with Magic and Commander in the Theros block and have been playing fanatically since then. I've played at least 65 different commanders in the past 5 years - the deckbuilding is half the fun for me. When I'm not brewing or playing Commander decks, I enjoy Legacy and other high-powered formats.

All Articles by Robert Giel

Theros Beyond Death Review for Commander, Part 1

By RJGiel (2020-01-27)

We are kicking off 2020 with the return to a familiar plane. The original Theros offered lots of goodies for Commander players, including Gods, enchantment-matters cards, and the devotion mechanic. Will Theros Beyond Death provide sweet additions to the format on the same level?

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Countdown to Christmas 2019: Enchantments

By RJGiel (2019-12-18)

It's the most enchanting time of the year, and today we take that literally. It's time to reveal another four pieces of the puzzle our Christmas contest posed. Read on to find out which four enchantment cards were traded the most on Cardmarket.com in 2019.

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Commander Deck Tech: Dissent in the Land

By RJGiel (2019-12-02)

Today, we look at a Lands deck, but one that doesn't revolve around the popular commanders that we see everybody using in this context: no Omnath, no Mina and Denn, no Gitrog Monster. Today we turn to an unexpected commander for a Lands strategy. Welcome to Samut Lands.

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The Other 99: Spot Removal

By RJGiel (2019-11-18)

Welcome to "The Other 99"! In this new series we'll be looking at best practices for building Commander decks. Our first installment highlights the use of spot removal. Is spot removal even good in a multiplayer format? And what options should you be looking for?

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2020: A Big Year for Commander

By RJGiel (2019-11-01)

Since its "official" inception in 2011, Commander has grown to be one of the most popular formats in the game. It was always weird that one of the largest subgroups only got one official product per year. This is about to change, however, as Wizards will give Commander players a treat in 2020!

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