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Archetype Analysis: Big Stealy

Welcome to another installation of Archetype Analysis. Today, I’m tackling decks for players who can’t keep their grubby little fingers to themselves – the ‘Big Stealy’ decks. The biggest appeal for most players is that theft effects are along the axis of judo decks, which are very interactive decks. Also, you get a lot of value out of your cards.

Just remember to include some ways to win without your opponent’s stuff, okay?

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The Thing That Should Not Be – Part 5

Some people like their fried eggs sunny-side up and nice and runny. Some people prefer theirs over easy and solid. Some people like their boiled eggs all runny and googly (yeah I called them ‘googly eggs’ as a kid when I dipped my toast soldiers in them), while others like them hard boiled.

Similarly, some people rave on about watching a sunset, seeing the colours play across the sky as the photons are bent and diffracted through the atmosphere. Personally, I prefer a sunrise – the calm and peace before the cacophony as the world rises (truly best with an Irish coffee in hand).

Here’s the best thing about a sunset, though – I know a sunrise is coming.

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The Trouble With Clones

I want to take a moment to clarify something before I get too far into this.  I love clone effects, and I really love this:

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Approaches to Deckbuilding

You’re excited to build a new deck. You have some ideas, a couple hidden gems, and the joy in your heart that only deckbuilding provides. But how do you get from your ideas to a fully-built deck?

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CC with ET – Radiant’s Judgment

Hey it’s Commander Comments, an homage to Aaron Forsythe’s Random Card of the Day – I click “random” on the Gatherer and talk about the potential uses of one of the thousands and thousands of possible cards in our beloved format. And today…

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CC with ET – Scrounge

Commander Comments is an homage to Aaron Forsythe’s Random Card of the Day – so here’s the deal. I click “random” on the Gatherer and talk about the potential uses in our beloved format. Isn’t variety grand?

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CC with ET – Vedalken Blademaster

Here’s the deal. Commander Comments is an homage to Aaron Forsythe’s Random Card of the Day – I click “random” on the Gatherer and talk about the potential uses in our beloved format. And today…

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Hot Takes on Breaking News: Leo Banned, Protean Hulk Unbanned

Breaking News (That is now more than 12 hours old but hey this is how fast we can move!): the Rules Committee issues bans and team GDC wanted to share a few of our thoughts and arguments about it.

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CC with ET – Mountain

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CC with ET – Bloodbraid Elf

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