Commander Showdown — Marath vs Ghave

Counters, Tokens, and Combos When people think of Commander cards, there are often a few EDH-specific cards that come to mind. Sol Ring, for example, or Cyclonic Rift. One of the biggest is Doubling Season, a card whose price is exorbitantly high and whose demand comes almost exclusively from Commander players. While it’s true that […]

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Librarian Lore — The Mysterious Case of the Three-Fingered Dinosaur

Librarian Lore: The Mysterious Case of the Three-Fingered Dinosaur The appearance of the new Elder Dinosaurs and the reinforcements that arrived for the tribe in this new set only made me more determined, as a lifelong Timmy, to have my own personal Jurassic Park in my pocket. Put down your torches and pitchforks, it won’t […]

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Uncompetitive Spirit — Secret Partners

Aside from the Pentagram variant and the Chase variant, there aren’t that many ways to spice up a five-player game of EDH, but as I’m sure we’re all well aware, they can really drag on if played in a classic free-for-all style. This installment of Uncompetitive Spirit will cover a variant which allows for very […]

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The Knowledge Pool — Mayael the Anima Part 2

Hi everyone! Welcome back to The Knowledge Pool, and part 2 of our series on Mayael the Anima. If you haven’t yet read part 1, I highly encourage that you do so in order to make the most out of this article. Part 1 can be found here. To quickly recap, my previous article suggested […]

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Historically Speaking — Sun Empire, Snakes, Dinosaurs and Birds!

Hello again! We’re going to be talking about the Sun Empire and its use of ‘feathered serpent imagery’, its roots in Mesoamerican culture, iconography and thought, and how that influenced the art-style of Ixalan in regards to the Sun Empire’s aesthetic. Also, dinosaurs! Lets get off to a ROARING start! Jurassic Petting Zoo Dinosaurs are […]

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Low Market — Samut Archers

Hit Me With Your Best Shot Welcome to the first Low Market of the new year! We’ve got a fresh coat of paint, a renewed sense of purpose, and the same commitment to budget deckbuilding. Here on Low Market, we have an impressive track record of building tribal decks. And for good reason! Tribal decks […]

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The Knowledge Pool — Mayael the Anima Part 1

Hi everyone! I’m Scot, and I want to welcome you to The Knowledge Pool. In this series I want to discuss deckbuilding theory and the elements that we can implement to make our decks more consistently competitive in our respective metas. I will walk you through the approaches that work for me with the hope […]

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The Command Zone — Rivals of Ixalan Preview & Deck Tech

Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more 🙂 http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ———- Show Notes: We’re unveiling our Rivals of Ixalan preview card! It’s a brand new legendary elder dinosaur: ZACAMA, PRIMAL CALAMITY. Plus, we’ve got Craig Blanchette in studio, going over a full deck tech for […]

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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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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 […]

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