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Nethroi Apex of Death art mtg Tomasz Jedruszek

Nethroi: A Re-Inspection Of The Deck Tech For Magic: The Gathering

Hello, loyal readers and fans of Wizards of the Coast's iconic trading card game Magic: The Gathering! Nearly two months ago, we here at Bleeding Cool wrote up a Commander deck tech for Nethroi, Apex of Death Well, now that Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 have officially been released worldwide, we decided to take another look at[...]

"Bontu the Glorified" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering Establishes Drastic Bans In Eternal And Brawl

On the Drannith Magistrate ban, the card is clearly not meant to be legal in Brawl, as it consistently and reliably stops any deck built around its commander while not being symmetrical at all In this way, Brawl cannot be played the way it is intended to be played while the Magistrate is legal Some[...]

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Magic: The Gathering Finally Releases Physical Ikoria Cards

Interested parties can pick up booster packs (both of the draft and collectors variety), theme boosters, and Bundles at the locations mentioned above, though that's not all! At the same time as Ikoria's release, Wizards of the Coast has also made the Commander 2020 decks available to stores.[caption id="attachment_1207200" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The boxes for Commander 2020's pre-constructed[...]

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Miscut Arcane Maelstrom Magic: The Gathering Precon Deck Surfaces

Magic: The Gathering has had its share of misprint errors, especially when it comes to Commander products and other supplemental products While Wizards of the Coast has delayed the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 until May 15th, on May 12th an anomalous preconstructed deck surfaced on a Facebook page, three days ahead of[...]

Jirina Kudro art mtg Magali Villeneuve

A Commander Deck Tech For Jirina Kudro, For Magic: The Gathering

And today, we have written up a Human tribal deck tech in Commander, headed by Commander 2020's Jirina Kudro.[caption id="attachment_1199840" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The artwork for Jirina Kudro, a legendary creature in Magic: The Gathering, illustrated by Magali Villaneuve.[/caption]Normally, we tend to shy away from writing deck techs with a heavily-tribal theme here because they end[...]

Flash art mtg Naomi Baker

Magic: The Gathering Bans Flash In Commander Format

Competitive Commander players rejoice! The Rules Committee has decided to ban Flash from the Commander format of Magic: The Gathering, after much deliberation and input from their advisory group This decision comes after the printing of Thassa's Oracle made competitive EDH (short for Elder Dragon Highlander, another name for the format) untenable for a good many[...]

Brokkos Apex of Forever art mtg

A Deck Tech for Brokkos Apex of Forever for Magic: The Gathering

Today, I learned an awful trick within Magic: The Gathering's rules, though by "awful," I'm probably more apt to say it's awfully strong. To this end, I built an entire Commander deck geared around it, based on the current rulings as-written While today we did see all of the new cards to be released in Magic: The[...]

Nethroi Apex of Death art mtg Tomasz Jedruszek

A Deck Tech For Nethroi Apex Of Death In Magic: The Gathering

Today, we present you with a Magic: The Gathering Commander deck tech featuring one of the all-new legendary creatures from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths With Wizards of the Coast delaying Magic: The Gathering's next set, it is a given that a majority of the cards in this deck will not be released for a little[...]

Brago King Eternal art mtg

"Brago, King Eternal" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, Magic: The Gathering fans and Commander players new and experienced alike! It's been a tough month and "March, March, March!" hasn't quite gone as fantastically as anticipated, but don't think I've forgotten about that aspect of the month.To be frank, I was conflicted about submitting this specific deck tech to Bleeding Cool's annals at the[...]

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DIY: How to Make Your Own "Magic: The Gathering" Webcam Stand

Hey there, card game enthusiasts and those with minor crafting skills! Today, I want to go over how to, with your very own hands (or those of a parent, if you're very young – hey kid, ask your parents' permission!), create a webcam stand for the sake of remote tabletop Magic: The Gathering play with […]

"Rafiq of the Many" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Rafiq of the Many" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello again, loyal readers! It's still "March, March, March!", and that means that there are a few more Commander deck techs I'll be writing up for Magic: The Gathering To recap the deck techs written already for "March, March, March!", we here at Bleeding Cool have already covered Soldiers and Warriors To me, that means that today[...]

"Najeela, the Blade-Blossom" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Najeela, the Blade-Blossom" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, fans of Wizards of the Coast's highly-acclaimed trading card game Magic: The Gathering and its Commander format in particular! Today, I have another deck tech for you as a part of what I've been calling "March, March, March!" For this event, I'm dredging up an old deck of mine from the days of yore (but[...]

"Saskia the Unyielding" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Saskia the Unyielding" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello, loyal readers and any fans of Magic: The Gathering (or even just the Commander format)! Today, we will be taking a stark departure from the sort of coverage that my competitive deck tech overview for The Gitrog Monster did, and instead, we will be looking at a commander who is fairly more straightforward This deck[...]

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 5 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 5 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Welcome! If you are looking for Part Four of this series, you can find that over here.Well, it's taken us some time, but here is the final installment of my Commander hot takes for Wizards of the Coast's hit game, Magic: The Gathering We've been through a lot over the course of the past two days[...]

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 4 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 4 – "Magic: The Gathering"

I kind of hate deja-vu at times, don't you?Anyway, this is a series of pieces covering my bases in regards to my opinions on Magic: The Gathering's Commander format, and the more troubling trends in the cards - and the cards alone And, if you couldn't already guess, this portion of the series is about[...]

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 3 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 3 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Other cards such as Field of the Dead, well, they're also in a similar boat.I just really wanted to preface the third article in my "Commander Takes" series with that because you'll notice an alarming trend across all of these pieces that correlates pretty strongly With that, I want to reiterate that I'm doing increasingly-hot[...]

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 2 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 2 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Welcome! If you are looking for Part One of this series, you can find that over here.Are you tired of the same old lines of play from Commander pub-stompers and their overly-competitive decks? Well, chances are that if you're tired of them, so are a fair few others This series, as I'd mentioned in my[...]

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 1 - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Commander Takes, Pt. 1 – "Magic: The Gathering"

I mean, just look at cards like Gaea's Cradle or the brunt of the cards banned in Standard from the original Mirrodin block! Today and tomorrow, I'd like to go over some of these community-perceived mistakes as they pertain to the Commander format, and see if my own hot-take opinions properly align with those ones.[caption[...]

"Secret Lair" for World Women's Day 2020! - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Secret Lair" for World Women's Day 2020! – "Magic: The Gathering"

For International World Women's Day, Wizards of the Coast has decided to release a special Secret Lair drop for their smash-hit trading card game Magic: The Gathering.[caption id="attachment_1170645" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]In this release, those who purchase it will find five different full-art cards, each depicting a female Legendary Creature, perfectly suited for[...]

"The Gitrog Monster" Leap Day Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"The Gitrog Monster" Leap Day Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Ribbit.Errrrr, hello, loyal readers! Happy Leap Day! Normally we over here at Bleeding Cool would be ending the month with a silver-bordered Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering, but we have decided this month to do things a little differently Today we are going over my fellow Rochester Commander player Paul Toal's competitive list based on his[...]