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Defending the Commander Social Contract

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CC with ET – Haunting Apparition

Happy Sunday. Blame the editor for the delay. Commander Comments is my 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. Ready for Haunting Apparition?

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Dollar General – a #1DH Primer

Commander Where Each Card Must be a Buck or Less

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Games that Make You Better at Magic

Welcome to part one of a collaboration Alex and I will be managing over a few articles – discussion about other games that can make you better at Magic: the Gathering. I’ll be going over several games and highlighting how they can improve your skills in this article today, while Alex will delve deeper into a few other games in a future article. He’ll focus on getting more to the nuts and bolts of how these will improve your Magic skills, while I’ll cover the broad range of skills you can learn in other games and which ones are best for Magic.

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Real Estate Blues – Amonkhet Update

It’s been a little since we’ve had any new and interesting lands to review. Amonkhet has brought a few tasty gems that have even me salivating. As always, if you would like to refer to the previous installments, please find them here: REB 1 & 2. As Amonkhet is now available, I am sure everyone has had a chance to check out the goodies.

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CC with ET – Thalakos Seer

Happy Saturday. In Commander Comments, my 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. I think I see a Thalakos Seer now!

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When We Took Apart EDH Decks

Hey!!!! Decks get stale or we butcher them for parts so we rip them in shreds and leave sad piles of cards all over the desk. BUT WHYYYYY? Here’s some thoughts from team members about decks they’ve taken apart and why. Maybe you’ll find some sweet tech to copy?!?

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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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EDHrec is Not Ruining EDH

My fellow GDC writer James argued on Friday that “EDHRec is Ruining EDH,” explains his personal view of EDHRec as an agent that stifles creativity in EDH. (Editor’s Note: People read it, thanks to shares from the community! And some people disagreed with James.) I am here to offer the rebuttal that EDHRec is simply a recommendation that players utilize for deck building, a tool that can be used creatively or not.

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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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EDHRec Is Ruining EDH

Y’all ruined Atraxa. Just putting that out there. This is an open-ended legendary creature that screams to be built around in a ton of different ways, and I was absolutely pumped to build them all when she was first spoiled. But then CMDR16 landed and Atraxa shot to the top of the EDHRec pile, and she’s stayed there ever since. And every deck is jammed with every Planeswalker that fits her colours, and the Oaths, and Doubling Season.

Boring.

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