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 »

Ultra Budget Brews — Die Hard

Hello and welcome back to a special edition of Ultra Budget Brews, the column that celebrates Christmas super early because they want to get a head start on everyone else’s Christmas-themed articles. It’s also the column that builds entire EDH decks containing no card costing more than $1 American. In lieu of a normal poll, […]

#austere command, #boompile, #boros, #boros charm, #glorious end, #hammer of nazahn, #inquisitors flail, #intimidation bolt, #magnetic theft, #masterwork of ingenuity, #nahiri the lithomancer, #red, #tajic blade of the legion, #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 »

Replacement Commanders — Licia Sucks (Your Life Total Away)

Here we are again, ladies and goblins! Starting off another installment of Replacement Commanders. This series looks at all eight of the “alternate” Commanders from the Commander 2017 product, instead of the face eminence legendary creatures from each deck. From there, we break down the replacement commander based on the stats, colors and abilities of […]

#+1/+1 counters, #black, #equipment, #equipment commander deck, #licia sanguine tribune, #mardu, #red, #tri-color, #tribal commander decks, #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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Historically Speaking — Silly Hats, Zero-Sum Games, and Lifelink!

Thanksgiving has creeped up upon us, stealthily, like a…stealthy thing. And so of course, instead of devolving into what the turkey meant in Mesoamerica (it was called the Chalchiuhtotolin, or jeweled bird, a favored animal of the Mexica trickster god Tezcatlipoca—oh damn there I go ahead willy-nilly) we will dive into a bit of game […]

#basilica screecher, #black, #Conquest, #extort, #lifelink, #orzhov, #vona butcher of magan, #white 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 »