In the Margins – Pacifism

A Non-Pacificistic Approach Currently, there are 2,696 decks in the EDHREC database running Pacifism, and not a single one of them should have it as part of the 99. Welcome back to In the Margins, a monthly Commander-centric column where I get to nerdsplain how your card choices, like your life choices, may not have been […]

#bonds of faith, #crystallization, #darksteel mutation, #imprisoned in the moon, #in the margins, #lignify, #metamorphic alteraton, #pacifism, #song of the dryads, #spectral grasp Read More »

Superior Numbers – Vedalken Orrery

A Clockwork Orrery Vedalken Orrery is a very popular card, as evidenced by its appearance in 14,588 decks on EDHREC. Is that number too high or too low? Welcome to Superior Numbers, where I try to do some numerical analysis on the popularity of a card using more math and less snark than in my […]

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Superior Numbers – Exotic Orchard

An Orchard Most Exotic Exotic Orchard is a really good card, as evidenced by having a home in 31,793 decks on EDHREC, and that number isn’t nearly high enough. Welcome to Superior Numbers, a column that you may never see again but that exists at least this one time because I decided to try and […]

#ancient ziggurat, #cavern of souls, #city of brass, #daxos of meletis, #exotic orchard, #forbidden orchard, #mana confluence, #sen triplets Read More »

In the Margins – Shatter

Currently, there are 367 decks in the EDHREC database running Shatter and not a single one of them should have it as part of the 99. Welcome back to In the Margins, a periodic column where I give you a chance to push your glasses up the bridge of your nose, adjust your fedora, and furiously type […]

#Abrade, #ancient grudge, #artifact mutation, #destructive revelry, #fury charm, #in the margins, #lathliss dragon queen, #rakdos charm, #shatter, #shattering blow, #shattering pulse, #smash to smithereens, #smelt, #tear, #wear Read More »

Commander 2018 Set Review – Blue

‘Twas the Night Before EDHmas, and All Through the House… Welcome to the season we call Commander Christmas, where boys and girls and those that are neither or both wake up evil-eyed and squirrel-tailed to see what gifts Gavinclaus left in their backpacks the night before. Will it be a Breya deck, for those that […]

#aminatou's augury, #archetype of imagination, #c18, #echo storm, #estrid's invocation, #ever-watching threshold, #loyal drake, #mtgc18, #octopus umbra, #ponder, #portent, #primordial mist, #saheelis artistry, #thopter spy network, #vedalken humiliator, #vow of flight Read More »

In the Margins – Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse

Currently, there are 86,182 decks in the EDHREC database running Evolving Wilds and another 69,144 running Terramorphic Expanse, and not a single one of them should have either as part of the 99. Welcome back to In the Margins, a periodic column where I tell you how 100,000+ decks are doing it wrong. Also, my car […]

#ash barrens, #evolving wilds, #fetch lands, #filter lands, #mirage, #odyssey, #overplayed, #pain lands, #shock lands, #terramorphic expanse Read More »

Core Set 2019 Review — White

Using Your Core Welcome to the EDHREC Core Set 2019 review for the white slice of the color pie. This is the first Core Set since Origins back in 2015, which was definitely a standout among other Core expansions. A lot has happened in the interim, including a pretty stellar run of sets filled with […]

#aegis of the heavens, #aethershield, #ajani adversary of tyrants, #ajani's last stand, #ajani's welcome, #angel of the dawn, #cavalry drillmaster, #cleansing nova, #daybreak chaplain, #dwarven priest, #gallant cavalry, #herald of faith, #hieromancer's cage, #invoke the divine, #isolate, #lena selfless champion, #leonin vanguard, #leonin warleader, #m19, #mentor of the meek, #militia bugler, #novice knight, #remorseful cleric, #resplendent angel, #revitalize, #rustwing falcon, #shield mare, #star-crowned stag, #suncleanser, #Take Vengeance, #trusty packbeast, #Valiant knight Read More »

EDHREC Battlebond Review — Blue

Welcome to the EDHREC set review for the cards in the color blue out of Battlebond, a set that asks the question “What if you made a set with all the good parts of Conspiracy and without all the bad parts of Conspiracy?” This is apparently the answer. We’ve got interesting cards with mechanics that […]

#arcane artisan, #battlebond, #chakram retriever, #fumble, #game plan, #huddle up, #lore weaver, #mystic confluence, #nimbus champion, #out of bounds, #saltwater stalwart, #Soaring Show-off, #sower of temptation, #spell snare, #Spellseeker, #Spellweaver Duo, #toothy imaginary friend, #true-name nemesis, #will kenrith, #zndersplt eye of wisdom, #Zndersplt's Judgment Read More »

In the Margins — Explosive Vegetation

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Currently, there are 24,011 decks in the EDHREC database running Explosive Vegetation and not a single one of them should have it as part of the 99. Welcome back to In the Margins, a periodic column where I say that 24,000+ decks are doing it wrong, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned about people on […]

#atraxa praetors voice, #azusa lost but seeking, #cultivate, #explosive vegetation, #far wanderings, #farseek, #green, #in the margins, #into the north, #kodamas reach, #meren of clan nel toth, #mina and denn wildborn, #natures lore, #nissas pilgrimage, #rampant growth, #sakura-tribe elder, #skyshroud claim, #three visits Read More »

EDHREC Dominaria Set Review — Red

Red. It’s the color of love and blood, and it’s the color I’ve always thought was best personified by this dude; a confused meathead spinning his wheels, yelling the dumbest thing possible. Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt! As time has passed though, I’ve softened a bit on red and her place in Magic, and come to […]

#bloodstone goblin, #bold pyromancer, #champion of the flame, #chandra, #dominaria, #fight with fire, #firefist adept, #frenzied rage, #ghitu chronicler, #goblin chainwhirler, #haphazard bombardment, #jaya ballard, #jaya's immolating inferno, #keldon overseer, #keldon raider, #orcish vandal, #red, #run amok, #shivan fire, #squee the immortal, #the first eruption, #the flame of keld, #two-headed giant, #valkuk keeper of the flame, #verix bladewing, #warcry phoenix, #wizard's lightning Read More »