Let’s Brew: Taigam, Sidisi’s Hand

Aaron Durbin Commander

Some say we should save the best for last. I don’t know if we’ve done that, but I can definitely say, without a doubt, that we’ve saved the strangest. With Inalla and Mairsill keeping most brewers busy, our last installment of Let’s Brew for Commander 2017 has taken a dip away from the new-hotness holding everyone’s attention to do something …

Let’s Brew: O-Kagachi

Aaron Durbin Commander

Welcome back to Let’s Brew: a weekly deckbuilding mini-series exploring legendary creatures from Commander 2017. We’ve already given Nazahn some toys to play with and assembled a legion of Licia’s soldiers, and today, we’re going to build a home for one of C17’s most colorful legends: O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami. WHY O-KAGACHI? Any one reason will do, but we have a …

Let’s Brew: Licia, Sanguine Tribune

Aaron Durbin Commander

Of the many places we begin when we build decks, one of my favorites is inspiring artwork. As a writer and storyteller, the ability to understand, appreciate, and communicate what is compelling has become very important to me, and its influence is paramount in most of my favorite deck designs. As Magic has grown in popularity, we have become increasingly …

Let’s Brew: Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith

Aaron Durbin Commander

Deckbuilding, for me, is a struggle between crafting both great gameplay and compelling narrative. Having built upwards of 200 different decks, this task can be frustrating, as it is not just about being creative, but also about doing something different – something that will not only surprise and challenge my friends, but also to keep me wanting to improve on …

Judge’s Tower: It’s Just A Phase

Chris Cornejo Commander

We’re less than two weeks away from the release of Commander 2017 (which, incidentally, you can preorder here), and players are already asking questions about new cards and mechanics. As a rule, when I’m judging an event, I try not to answer too many questions from whatever Commander games may be going on nearby, as it’s very easy to get …