Historically Speaking — Blood Fast and Bat Gods

Welcome to Historically Speaking! I’m Charlie Allison, and I’ll be your guide through mythology, anthropology, and burn spells! I’ve been playing Magic: The Gathering since middle school, and Commander in particular since college, putting about a decade of experience brewing, scheming, and fuming over historical travesties under my belt. When I’m not playing Magic or […]

#Aclazotz, #Alara, #Arguel, #Bats, #convalescent care, #edh, #enchantress, #form of the dragon, #History, #ixalan, #Maya, #mesa enchantress, #Mexica, #Mythology Read More »

Ultra Budget Brews — Ixalan

Hello and welcome back to Ultra Budget Brews, the column that plays EDH decks unsleeved like a godless savage, because sleeves are more expensive than the actual cards being played. I could use the previous sentence to segue into a joke about ‘protection’, but I’d want to find a gif for that and as I […]

#axis of mortality, #belligerent brontodon, #blinding fog, #Bloodcrazed Paladin, #Boneyard Parley, #budget, #captivating crew, #conqueror's galleon, #crushing canopy, #deckbuilding, #edh review, #field of ruin, #goring ceratops, #herald of secret streams, #ixalan, #river's rebuke, #shapers of nature, #sunbird's invocation Read More »

Weird Harvest — Turning Trash into Lannery’s Treasure

Pirates are here. Granted, they’ve been here but they haven’t really been a “thing”, if you know what I mean. Ixalan is finally upon us and we have all been summoned to explore the open waters to new uncharted lands. Lands filled with dinosaurs, lawful evil vampires, pirate Vraska, and half-naked Jace. Yes, it seems […]

#blade of selves, #captain lannery storm, #comqueror's galleon, #goblin charbelcher, #grenzo havoc raiser, #ixalan, #kazuul tyrant of the cliffs, #kiki-jiki mirror breaker, #mono red, #pirates, #red, #thaumatic compass, #total war, #treasure map, #vicious shadows Read More »

Commander Central — E7 : Ixalan Review

This week the CMDRCentral crew talk about their favorite Ixalan cars, plus games they played, and we introduce the Lightning Round. Subscribe on iTunes: http://apple.co/2wVE3XF Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2wj8GWh Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2x7zz49 Subscribe on Youtube: http://bit.ly/2ePK7Kd

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Ixalan EDH Review — Red

Yes, that’s right everyone, a double dose of my writing prowess here! In addition to my regularly scheduled article we get to run down some hot new toys coming out with Ixalan. I won’t dilly dally too much here, since red is what we all know is the worst color in Commander. There are some […]

#angrath's marauders, #burning sun's avatar, #captain lannery storm, #captivating crew, #charging monstrosaur, #dinosaur stampede, #ixalan, #lightning-rig crew, #makeshift munitions, #otopec huntmaster, #rampaging ferocidon, #red, #rowdy crew, #spitfire bastion, #star of extinction, #sun-crowned hunters, #sunbird's invocation, #tilonalli's skinshifter, #trove of temptation, #vance's blasting cannons Read More »

Ixalan EDH Review — Black

Vampirates of the Caribbean According to our charts, we’ll reach the shores of Ixalan on the 29th of this month. Before we reach our Voyage’s End, let us take stock of our crew, and of the bloodthirsty beasts we may encounter upon this Treacherous Terrain. It’s time we explore the black cards of Ixalan to deduce […]

#Arguel's Blood Fast, #Bishop of the Bloodstained, #black, #Bloodcrazed Paladin, #Boneyard Parley, #Costly Plunder, #Deadeye Tracker, #Dire Fleet Ravager, #Fathom Fleet Captain, #ixalan, #pirates, #Raiders' Wake, #revel in riches, #Ruin Raider, #Ruthless Knave, #Sanctum Seeker, #Sword-Point Diplomacy, #Temple of Aclazotz, #vampires, #Vicious Conquistador, #Vraska's Contempt, #Walk the Plank, #Wanted Scoundrels Read More »

Ixalan EDH Review — Blue

Ixalan is upon us, in all its colorful, dino-riding, neck-biting, treasure-hunting glory. It’s a bright colorful set dominated by four distinctive tribes all chasing after an elusive lost city of gold. And given their toned-down presence it’s possible that maybe, just maybe this world will be left in one piece when we move on in the spring […]

#arcane adaption, #azcanta the sunken ruin, #blue, #chart a course, #Commander, #deadeye quartermaster, #deeproot waters, #edh, #entrancing melody, #fleet swallower, #herald of secret streams, #ixalan, #jace cunning castaway, #kopala warden of waves, #merfolk, #navigator's ruin, #overflowing insight, #perilous voyage, #pirates, #reviews, #river sneak, #river's rebuke, #search for azcanta, #shore keeper, #siren stormtamer, #spell swindle, #tribal Read More »

Commander Showdown — Tishana vs Zegana

Prime Speaker of Thunder Ixalan is just around the river bend, which means we must turn our attention from the tribes of Commander 2017 to the tribes of this dangerous new plane. We have a ton of new and exciting legendary creatures headed our way, but there’s one in particular that stands out. Commander Showdown […]

#avenger of zendikar, #blue, #chasm skulker, #combo, #commander 2017, #craterhoof behemoth, #deadeye navigator, #draining whelk, #edric spymaster of trest, #elf tribal, #elfball, #eternal scourge, #food chain, #green, #ixalan, #kindred discovery, #kindred summons, #maro, #misthollow griffin, #mystic snake, #prime speaker zegana, #regal force, #simic, #tishana, #voice of thunder Read More »

Ixalan EDH Review — White

Ixalan has almost crashed ashore and you know what that means? Set reviews! I’ll guide you through the winding plains, staying out of the way of giant dinosaurs, and finding the best white cards in Ixalan for Commander. What cards will conquer your playgroup in the coming months? Let’s explore together! Ashes of the Abhorrent […]

#ashes of the abhorrent, #axis of mortality, #bellowing aegisaur, #bishop of rebirth, #edgar markov, #ixalan, #ixalan's binding, #kinjalli's sunwing, #legion's landing, #mavren fein dusk apostle, #priest of the wakening sun, #selenia dark angel, #settle the wreckage, #tocatli honor guard, #wakening sun's avatar, #white Read More »

Low Market — Pi-rogues!

Admiral Beckett Brass art by Jason Rainville   I Like the Cut of your Jib Getcher cutlass and hoist the mainsail: we’re headed to the plane of Ixalan, a world of wonder and adventure and complex tribal mechanical themes. We had many options for this week’s budget deck: a crew of pirates led by Admiral […]

#admiral beckett brass, #bident of thassa, #black, #blue, #budget, #coastal piracy, #grixis, #ixalan, #priates, #red, #tribal Read More »