Historically Speaking — ‘Nacatl’ means what?!

Words have weight. A heft, like a cleaver, or a rolling pin. Words like imperator or carnifex, tribune, or legion evoke certain images, certain moods; they carry deep over and undertones and implications. Take the previous examples—they evoke a Roman flavor so before we even see a card, we’ve drawn expectations. Look at Licia: Words […]

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UN-derdog’s Corner — Dr. Julius Jumblemorph

I Hope You UN-derstand Hello, everyone and welcome to a special edition of the Underdog’s Corner! If you noticed the title, we are focusing on one of the silver-bordered legends from the newest set, Unstable! While silver-bordered cards are only legal until the banned and restricted announcement for Commander in January, I thought it would […]

#casual, #fun, #green, #selesnya, #silver bordered, #tribal, #unstable, #white Read More »

Spreading the Love — Getting Your Significant Other to Play

Hello Planeswalkers, Kya here once again to spread more love across the EDH community! Being a female player, Magic: the Gathering can be an… interesting experience to say the least. I know there has been plenty of drama over the last week, but this article doesn’t deal with that topic. I’m sure many are tired […]

#aurelia the warleader, #boros, #green, #gruul, #omnath locus of rage, #red, #strategy, #white Read More »

Commander Focus — Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

  Typical Selesnya. Making everyone else play by harsh rules that they themselves gleefully ignore. It’s an unusual and non-standard definition of the word “duel” when one side of a dispute presents one champion and the other side gets to respond with their entire army. The Precon Effect At this “early” date, if we look […]

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Underdog’s Corner — Stonebrow, Krosan Hero

Clean and Simple Hello, one and all! Welcome to the Underdog’s Corner. If you are a first-time reader, this is a series that covers a legendary creature that I think is either underplayed or underrated. Usually the commanders you see are janky commanders that require a bit a work, and other times I cover commanders […]

#beatdown, #casual, #five-alarm fire, #green, #gruul, #haste, #red, #rhonas' monument, #spawnwrithe, #stonebrow krosan hero, #trample Read More »

Uncompetitive Spirit — Pentagram

You all know how it goes. You make the calls. You put the brews (or soda) in the fridge. You set the stage and make room around the kitchen table for yourself and three other powerful mages. And then four show up. So what do you do? You could just go ahead and play EDH […]

#dinosaur, #gishath sun's avatar, #green, #naya, #pentagram, #playstyle, #red, #white Read More »

Low Market — The Times, They Are A’ Changeling

Runed Stalactite art by Jim Pavelec A Silver Lining Welcome back folks to Low Market: bringing you budget Commander decks on EDHREC since 1993 2000 2017! This week, we’re breaking down borders. Silver borders. At time of writing, we’re smack-dab in the middle of spoiler season for Unstable, the first Magic joke set in 13 […]

#changeling, #gameplay, #green, #politics, #selesnya, #silver border, #tribal, #unstable, #white Read More »

Turning Data into Decks part 2 — Creating Chaos!

Hello my fellow mad scientists! Kya here again! I’m overjoyed with the response and feedback across the net about my first article. There are definitely those who have strong opinions about both Net Decking and Group Hug. I expected Net Decking to turn a few heads, but the real surprise was those against the concept of […]

#black, #blue, #chaos, #child of alara, #Data, #Data into Decks, #five color, #green, #hive mind, #kya, #Maniac, #Quiz, #red, #scrambleverse, #white Read More »

60 to 100 — The Greatest (God-Pharaoh’s) Gift

Smell that? No, not your weird uncle and his “cologne”, that he keeps hanging from his rear-view window. Yes, that other smell. The good one. It’s that post-Pro Tour smell. Some innovation popped up like I told you it would, and, since I am a man of my word, I’m here to jam the most […]

#academy elite, #angel of invention, #bant, #blue, #cataclysmic gearhulk, #champion of wits, #cloudblazer, #faerie artisans, #God-Pharaoh's Gift, #green, #merfolk looter, #mulldrifter, #roon of the hidden realm, #tempest caller, #white Read More »

Uncompetitive Spirit — Kingdoms

Too Many Cooks… EDH is pretty great, though I think we’d be hard-pressed to find consensus among the community about exactly what it is that makes it great. Some like to play competitive EDH, a concept I myself find very difficult to grok. Some like to play preconstructed decks or Pauper EDH with only commons […]

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