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Magic: The Gathering: Warhammer 40,000 EDH Deck Previews Kick Off
Hello and welcome, all players, collectors, and other fans of both Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game designed, developed, and produced by Wizards of the Coast, and Warhammer 40,000, the grimdark miniatures-based tabletop wargame created by Games Workshop! Today kicks off the preview season for the next set of Universes Beyond fare, a crossover set of preconstructed[...]
Magic: The Gathering's Warhammer 40,000 Commanders Have Potential
On August 25th, the Wizards Play Network released images for the renders of the face commanders for the four Commander-format preconstructed decks surrounding 40k Not wishing to waste another moment, here's what we think you can do with them! The full art for Abaddon the Despoiler, a card from the Warhammer 40,000 Commander precons for Magic: The[...]
Magic: The Gathering - Arcane Wizardry Deck On Auction At Heritage
Heritage Auctions, an auction house based in Dallas, Texas, that deals mainly in auction lots and listings primarily pertaining to comics, video games, trading cards, and other items of a similarly collectible nature, has put a rare, sealed copy of the Commander 2017 Arcane Wizardry preconstructed deck from Magic: The Gathering up for auction! This Commander precon[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Commander Sealed" Charity Event In New York
Hello and welcome, players, collectors, and other fans of Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast's premier collectible trading card game! Around this time last year, we wrote an article hyping up a for-charity Commander Sealed event, hosted by Just Games Rochester, that was set for September 25th, 2021 Well, we went to that event and[...]
Magic: The Gathering - May Day! Top 5 Legendary Goblin Creatures
Krenko, Mob Boss The true commander of pro Magic: The Gathering player Emma Handy's amazing Historic Goblin deck, Krenko, Mob Boss grabs a slightly lower spot here only because of a distinct lack of haste However, Krenko's ability will flood the board with Goblins if he is allowed to activate The proliferation of these pesky creatures will almost[...]
Magic: The Gathering: Tivit, Seller of Secrets Is Absurdly Strong
This treat comes in the form of a somewhat political combo-based deck tech for a new commander from the set's supplemental Commander release: Tivit, Seller of Secrets! The full art for Tivit, Seller of Secrets, a new legendary creature from the supplemental Commander release for Streets of New Capenna, the latest expansion set by Magic: The[...]
Magic: The Gathering - Hazezon Tamar Up For Auction At Heritage
Heritage Auctions, an auction house based on Dallas, Texas that deals mainly in auction lots and listings primarily pertaining to comics, video games, trading cards, and other items of a similarly collectible nature, has put a rare, graded copy of Hazezon Tamar from Legends, a 1994 expansion set for Magic: The Gathering, up for auction! Hazezon[...]
Magic: The Gathering's Big Commander Debate: Etched Or Oversized?
Hello there, players, collectors, and other fans of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game produced by Wizards of the Coast! Today, we want to touch upon a rather heated debate that has been generating a conversation a long time in the making: in Commander, what is preferable? Foil oversized cards, or foil etched stand-ins? A[...]
Magic: The Gathering - Anhelo, The Painter Is Amazing In Commander
This is a deck tech for Anhelo, the Painter! The full art for Anhelo, the Painter, a new legendary creature card printed for the upcoming supplemental Maestros Massacre preconstructed Streets of New Capenna Commander release for Magic: The Gathering Illustrated by Aurore Folny. When EDHREC writer Dean Gootee and I saw this card revealed by Wizards of[...]
Magic: The Gathering: The Only Fix For "Speed Creep" In Commander
On March 17th, 2022, Star City Games published an article by Sheldon Menery, best known in the Magic: The Gathering community as the co-founder of Commander, the most popular organized format in the game (besides simple kitchen-table Magic, according to Head Designer Mark Rosewater) In his article, Menery addresses an ongoing issue with the format known as "speed[...]
Magic: The Gathering: The Reality Chip Commander Deck Tech
However, with Neon Dynasty, we were due for one helluva reality check: as the plane struggled with its identity's past and future, it became apparent that it used all manner of tropes of Japanese popular culture. Today, we will be showcasing a new Commander deck tech featuring one of the new commanders from the newest set: The[...]
Magic: The Gathering: Piru, The Volatile Commander Deck Tech
Hello again, fans, collectors, and players of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game by Wizards of the Coast! Today, we return with a new deck tech for the Commander format, this time focusing on the red, white, and black Elder Dragon from Modern Horizons 2, Piru, the Volatile! There was recently a poll that we[...]
Opinion: Why Magic: The Gathering: Commander's Rule 0 Is Essential
Greetings to the players, collectors, and fans of Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering! In the past, we have gone over what decks are in vogue in Commander, along with a few ways to upgrade them, through abridged deck techs and content reviews Rest assured, these will not stop, but[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Prosper, Tome-Bound" Commander Deck Tech
Hello and welcome, players, collectors, and fans of Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game by Wizards of the Coast! With the prerelease of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Magic's next set, upon the horizon, Wizards is releasing four new decks for the Commander format to coincide with this set, based on their other big game, Dungeons & Dragons![...]
Magic: The Gathering: Hullbreacher Banned In Commander
Hullbreacher has been a thorn in the side of casual and competitive Commander, the format deemed the "most popular" in Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast's Head Designer for Magic, Mark Rosewater. since its release in December of last year With its ability to stifle drawn cards and create a mana-producing Treasure token for[...]
Magic: The Gathering Merciless Rage Commander Precon: Retro Review
In anticipation of the "Planar Portal" preconstructed Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander deck, we snagged a copy of "Merciless Rage" from Commander 2019, in hopes that we could compare the two or even mash them together into something great when the new decks release on July 23rd But the better question, at least for now,[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Commander Sealed" Event Planned For Charity
A major Commander Sealed event for Magic: The Gathering has been planned in Rochester, New York The event will take place on September 25th, 2021 and benefits will go towards The Trevor Project, an organization supporting crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youths. A shot of the large venue that is hosting the Magic: The Gathering[...]
Magic: The Gathering's Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar EDH Deck Tech
Everything is fine. Hello, Commander players, Modern players, and other fans of Magic: The Gathering, the premier card game by Wizards of the Coast! We drafted up a Commander decklist surrounding the underworld-famous chef with the name that's a real mouthful, Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar! We have no idea why Wizards felt it this necessary to give such a[...]
Magic: The Gathering Felisa, Fang of Silverquill Commander Deck Tech
Sometimes, it forms a life of its own. Today's abridged deck tech for the Commander format of Magic: The Gathering is one that most of us out here writing content for you can relate with a fair bit Felisa, Fang of Silverquill is the commander of this deck and quite a good one at that[...]
Is Magic: The Gathering Taking A Turn For The Environmental Worst?
It's great that the decks in Commander 2021 had two options for packaging, one of which is much more environmentally friendly than the other and the latter of which even has counters to punch out of the cardboard for use Those tokens will be used But this Collector Booster thing is just plain wasteful. The inside of[...]
Magic: The Gathering Ulamog, The Ceaseless Hunger Commander Tech
Have you ever wanted to smash serious face in Magic: The Gathering's "most popular format", Commander, but didn't want to commit to a single color at all? Has the notion of tentacles firmly wrapped itself around the deckbuilding part of your brain, literally or otherwise? Well fret not, friends, for we have written up a deck[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Gyome, Master Chef" Commander Deck Tech
Hey there, Magic: The Gathering players, especially fans of the Commander format! We wrote up a new abridged deck tech based on a concept we mentioned in a little more than passing in our article covering the  "Witherbloom Witchcraft" preconstructed deck from Commander 2021, coinciding with Strixhaven: School of Mages This concept was a deck based on Gyome,[...]
Magic: The Gathering Witherbloom Deck An Interesting Entry, If Odd
At last, the final Commander deck coinciding with the Strixhaven: School of Mages expansion for Magic: The Gathering has been revealed, and it's… a doozy, of sorts It's a great deck, please do not misunderstand, and it ranks highly with the other four decks revealed earlier this week, but it is a tad more odd than we[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Meren of Clan Nel Toth" Commander Deck Tech
To give you all a reminder of the kind of spookiness we're capable of in the middle of April, we wrote up a deck tech based on Commander's own queen of reanimation, Meren of Clan Nel Toth. The full art for Meren of Clan Nel Toth, a legendary creature card from Magic: The Gathering's Commander 2015[...]
Magic: The Gathering's "Silverquill Statement" Deck Shows Promise
Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game Magic: The Gathering has revealed yet another strong Commander deck coinciding with their newest expansion set, Strixhaven: School of Mages! This time, we have been treated to a black-white preconstructed deck, called "Silverquill Statement" The deck is remarkably political in nature, meaning that in a multiplayer setting deals will[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Quantum Quandrix" Deck Is Remarkably Neat
In the case of the "Quantum Quandrix" preconstructed Commander deck, the truth is not so simple Math is magic, you see, according to Quandrix, and as such, it can be hard to really grasp the truth behind the concepts In short, we're Silverquill fans here and math isn't our strongest suit After all, this is[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Sen Triplets" Commander Deck Tech
After all, magic break the solid rules of reality, so why shouldn't the game be overruled by the spells one casts? Today, we have an abridged Commander deck tech written up for your reading pleasure: Sen Triplets is a commander that delights in changing the flow of permissions in the game However, we decided to take[...]
Magic: The Gathering's "Prismari Performance" Performs Like Magic
Wizards of the Coast is further proving their adeptness in crafting Commander preconstructed decks! Previously, we reported how the "Lorehold Legacies" Magic: The Gathering precon shored up issues previously held by white and red decks, but the blue/red "Prismari Performance" deck has no such prior problems As such, this deck exhibits a relatively uninhibited example of[...]
Magic: The Gathering "Mairsil, the Pretender" Commander Deck Tech
Hello, Magic: The Gathering players, namely those involved in our favorite format, Commander! It's been a fair while, but now it's time to resume writing up abridged Commander deck techs for your viewing pleasure Today, we will be focusing on Mairsil, the Pretender, a legendary creature from all the way back in the Commander 2017 set[...]
Magic: The Gathering's Lorehold Precon Gives White And Red A Boost
Today, Magic: The Gathering-based YouTube channel The Command Zone, a channel known for Commander reviews and gameplay, showed off one of the five upcoming preconstructed decks to go along with the release of Strixhaven: School of Mages "Lorehold Legacies", the red/white precon of the coinciding Commander 2021 release, gives red and white decks alike a much-needed booster[...]