Ghost Council 2.0
What is the most obvious thing you can do with it?

TRADE IT TO STANDARD PLAYERS!  This thing sucks in EDH!

How does it compare to previous generals?

White-black is one of the color combinations that has been pretty starved for General options; prior to this, you had Ghost Council 1.0, Teysa, Vish Kal, and Selenia, Dark Angel.

Of course, within those options you already had a theoretical Wrath-proof beater with no evasion, so the fact that you are now getting another theoretically Wrath-proof beater with no evasion is probably a push, at best.

Seriously, trade this.

What is the most interesting thing you can do with it?

I don’t want to spoil anything, but lets just say that the single most amusing thing we could come up with to do with this thing is going up on SCG next Monday.  You have been warned.

Flavor?

We older! We fatter! We dead! We bites you!
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

What is the most obvious thing you can do with it?

Ummmmmm, mill deck?  Don’t worry, Wizards has premade this deck for you; you should pretty much be able to assemble it from whatever you get in your Dimir guild pack at the prerelease.

How does it compare to previous generals?

I’ll give Lazav this; he’s an interesting twist on the “copy an identity” theme.  The biggest challenge he faces (in a non-mill deck) is that usually things that will put creatures into graveyards will also put him into the graveyard, which sort of defeats the purpose.

So is he a better “mill general” than Oona?  Probably, as Oona is almost certainly better but substantially less interesting.  Is he a better “mill general” than Circu?  Ummmmm, yeah.  Is he a better general than Ramirez DiPeitro? Depends who you ask! (Answer: no.)

What is the most interesting thing you can do with it?

Build anything that is not a mill deck…maybe something with tons of instant speed spot removal, and a bunch of draw?  Turn him into something terrifying at instant speed?  Could be fun (possibly.)

Flavor?

I’m you! No, I’m you! No wait, I’m you! Who am I again?

Prime Speaker Zegana
What is the most obvious thing you can do with it?

Deadeye Navagator! Fudgecovered Hell! I hate that card!

How does it compare to previous generals?

Blue-Green also suffers from a serious dearth of generals; this joins Momir Vig, Experiment Kraj, and Edric as your four options.  Of those, this thing is probably less linear than Vig (provided you’re not just going to combo it with Deadeye Navigator), probably less combolicious than Kraj (provided you’re not just going to combo it with Deadeye Navigator), and probably draws you fewer cards than Edric (provided you’re not just going to combo it with Deadeye Navigator), which makes it the single most open-ended, balanced Simic General available (provided you’re not just going to combo it with Deadeye Navigator).

What is the most interesting thing you can do with it?

Build any deck with thing thing as a General that does not run Deadeye Navigator.  Seriously.

Flavor?

You make me fat! I make you smart! Snuggles!

Aurelia, the Warleader
What is the most obvious thing you can do with it?

Ummmm, make the “attacks a lot” deck?  Better questions, what the hell else CAN you do with it?

How does it compare to previous generals?

It’s hella aggressive, I’ll give it that.  It definitely pushes in a different direction than Brion Stoutarm, and is almost certainly better than Basandra, who seems to have been completely forgotten and/or outclassed.  In comparison with the former leader of the Boros guild, let me just direct you to Razia’s mana cost before moving on.  Aurelia is interestingly comparable to Argus Kos (both really, really want to attack every turn) and Aurelia plus Agrus Kos seems INSANE.

The real elephant in this room is Gisela, who establishes a pretty ridiculously high bar for R/W Generals, especially since almost every R/W general is aggressive in nature.  I’m not sure you can make a strong case for Aurelia as being better than Gisela, although she does push in a slightly more aggressive direction than Gisela.  Regardless, whichever one is your general, you’re going to probably run both in the deck.

What is the most interesting thing you can do with it?

I would say build a red-white control, but that is much more appropriate for a Gisela build.

Curse you, Gisela!

Flavor?

Go! GO! GO!!!! GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Borborygmos 2.0
What is the most obvious thing you can do with it?

Play Life From the Loam? Combo (sorta), baby!

How does it compare to previous generals?

Well, it’s huge and trampley for eight, so that’s something.  Fortunately, you’re in the color of ramp, so you may actually get to eight, and then he theoretically digs out more lands for when he dies and you have to recast him for TEN. 
Have I mentioned my thoughts on eight-cost generals?

BorBor 2.0 slides into the pantheon of G/R generals at pretty much the top of the mana curve; interestingly, most of the generals in this color combination are cheap (Radha, Rosheen), relative cheap (Stonebrow, Ulasht, Thromok) or unplayable (anything from Legends not named “Livona Silone”).  Is BorBor2.0 better than any of these? This depends almost entirely on how many “crush them” and/or “we eat!” jokes you want to make.  Plan accordingly.

What is the most interesting thing you can do with it?

Something involving Earth Surge, probably.  Yes, I’ll wait here while you look that one up.  The lands are ANGRY!

Flavor?

I huge! I angry! I bites you! RAWR!

XO,

->Mr P