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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[...]

Opinion: Commander Hybrid Should Stay Limited - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Commander Hybrid Should Stay Limited – "Magic: The Gathering"

And, as it stands, this conversation has had a large handful of big-ticket controversies within the design of the game (not to mention discourse regarding other topics outside of design).[caption id="attachment_1160192" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]The hot-button item for Magic: The Gathering's Commander format this past week was the debate over whether or[...]

"Muldrotha, the Gravetide" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Muldrotha, the Gravetide" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, loyal readers! Today I figured we would get down and dirty - and I do mean downright dirty - with a new Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering This deck tech will be showcasing one of the most disgustingly powerful commanders recently printed for the format, Muldrotha, the Gravetide.[caption id="attachment_1159393" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source:[...]

Improving "Merciless Rage" - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: "The Professor" Speaks on Mana Bases – "Magic: The Gathering"

The Tolarian Community College YouTube channel has posted a number of videos pertaining to how to properly craft a mana base in the Commander format of Magic: The Gathering By no means is it a strict guideline, and Brian Lewis, known on that YouTube channel as "The Professor", makes that very known.[caption id="attachment_1076619" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source:[...]

"Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, loyal readers! Today, I'll be going over a deck tech for another new Magic: The Gathering commander, who, like Kroxa, my previous deck tech's subject, is also an Elder Giant (and no, before you ask, I'm not engaging in any Changeling shenanigans here) Today, as my title suggests, we will be giving a[...]

Commander Getting Wizards-Sanctioned League - "Magic: The Gathering"

Commander Getting Wizards-Sanctioned League – "Magic: The Gathering"

Yes, you read the above headline correctly, folks - Wizards of the Coast is finally sanctioning Commander League play for Magic: The Gathering![caption id="attachment_1157528" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]For the first time ever, Wizards of the Coast has devised a ruleset for an achievement-style level of gameplay for Commander[...]

"Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello loyal readers! It's been a bit of a while since I last showcased any Magic: The Gathering Commander deck techs for you, but today I will be returning to this with a new deck that is a great example of inspiration on my part.A lot of decks in Commander nowadays are built with optimization[...]

"Vilis, Broker of Blood" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Vilis, Broker of Blood" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Today, I'd like to go over one of the toughest Commander deck builds in Brooklyn, New York, to sate all of your competitive Magic: The Gathering needs!Today, we at Bleeding Cool are looking into a Vilis, Broker of Blood list sent to us by Alan Betts of Brooklyn's notorious "Ramp Gang", as the collective of competitive[...]

"Aminatou, the Fateshifter" Oathbreaker Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Aminatou, the Fateshifter" Oathbreaker Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

And, to celebrate the coming of the new year and the delightful plethora of possibilities that the future may hold for any one of us, today's Oathbreaker deck tech will revolve around Aminatou, the Fateshifter.[caption id="attachment_1141302" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]This deck tech concept was submitted to me with a list by a[...]

The Last "Magic: The Gathering" Deck Tech of 2019!

The Last "Magic: The Gathering" Deck Tech of 2019!

As such, I have a new Commander deck tech to close out the old year - 2019, a year stricken with scandal, revelations, and apparently Wolverine's endowment? Thanks, Jude That's awesome To the fridge door it goes!Anyway Today's final Commander deck tech for Magic: The Gathering in 2019 pertains to a mountain of a man -[...]

"Tolarian Community College"'s 2019, Ranked - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Tolarian Community College"'s 2019, Ranked – "Magic: The Gathering"

CommandFests and the Command ZoneWhile I never got a chance to attend any of these events, I have heard fantastic things about these events from friends of mine (including Jake Fisher, the local Commander for-charity tournament champion around here, who got the meet The Professor - small world!) It's clear that these events are going[...]

"Klothys, God of Destiny" Card Revealed - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Klothys, God of Destiny" Card Revealed – "Magic: The Gathering"

I'm really digging that!What do you think? Is Klothys going to impact Magic: The Gathering's Standard format as much as Deathrite Shaman did when it was in Standard? Is Klothys up there with Xenagos in Commander? Let us know what your thoughts are! Well, I'm back, everyone! After a massive bout dealing with Nicol Bolas, I'm[...]

"Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Nicol: The Bolasing" Deck Tech Series, Part 6 – "Magic: The Gathering"

It is I, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, supreme overlord of the Multiverse, and dragon-god about town! I have decided to commandeer the next few Magic: The Gathering posts by this author in order to firmly place myself within the ranks of Bleeding Cool authordom! Quiver with fear at my Overwhelming Splendor! As a final present for you […]

"Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Nicol: The Bolasing" Deck Tech Series, Part 5 – "Magic: The Gathering"

It is I, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, supreme overlord of the Multiverse, and dragon-god about town! I have decided to commandeer the next few Magic: The Gathering posts by this author in order to firmly place myself within the ranks of Bleeding Cool authordom! Quiver with fear at my Overwhelming Splendor! At this time, I would relish […]

"Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Nicol: The Bolasing" Deck Tech Series, Part 4 – "Magic: The Gathering"

The Commander deck tech I will be showcasing for you today, dear readers, is that of my Ravager iteration It is truly foul, indeed![caption id="attachment_1137898" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]But wait To add some more fun to this deck tech, I have selected a creature - me! - that flips into my ascended,[...]

"Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Nicol: The Bolasing" Deck Tech Series, Part 3 – "Magic: The Gathering"

We are going to look at a Commander decklist here, one where I, Nicol Bolas, Elder Dragon of lore and God-Emperor of all realms of the Multiverse, was just coming into the realization of my own rightful power.[caption id="attachment_1137549" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]Shudder with horror at the shadows of my past, by[...]

"Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Nicol: The Bolasing" Deck Tech Series, Part 2 – "Magic: The Gathering"

It is I, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, supreme overlord of the Multiverse, and dragon-god about town! I have decided to commandeer the next few Magic: The Gathering posts by this author in order to firmly place myself within the ranks of Bleeding Cool authordom! Quiver with fear at my Overwhelming Splendor! Within this article, the second in […]

"Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

"Nicol: The Bolasing" Deck Tech Series, Part 1 – "Magic: The Gathering"

Salutations and a happy, happy Chri- What? Oh. Oh no… Oh dear gods abov- AHEM. It is I, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, supreme overlord of the Multiverse, and dragon-god about town! I have decided to commandeer the next few Magic: The Gathering posts by this author in order to firmly place myself within the ranks of Bleeding Cool […]