The Top 5 Underrated Commanders of 2023

The Top 5 Underrated Commanders of 2023

Tom AndersonCommander

Even by modern standards, 2023 has been an absolute boom year for new commanders. Thanks to Commander precons releasing with every expansion, Dr. Who and other Universes Beyond tie-ins focused on the format, and new legends appearing at uncommon in almost every set, there’s a constant stream of potential commanders entering the game.  It used to be that there were …

The 5 Tastiest Cards of 2023

The Tastiest Cards of 2023

Jacob LacknerDesign

As we get closer and closer to the start of 2024, it’s a good time to sit back and reflect on 2023. It was another great year of Magic and in this article I want to take some time to look at the most flavorful card designs of the year. [Note: In order to avoid being redundant, I won’t be …

The Most Impactful Mechanics of 2023

The Most Impactful New Mechanics of 2023

Tom AndersonDesign

During previews and release windows of new Magic expansions, we tend to focus on the impact of their strongest individual cards. But over time, as those cards become familiar parts of the broader metagame, it’s the unique mechanics which come to define that set in the collective memory. Taking the Limited perspective, these mechanics essentially ARE the set – you …