Shahrazad's Ban in Commander

Why is Shahrazad Banned in Commander?

Jacob Lackner Commander

While Commander’s grassroots origins make it different from many other Magic formats, it still has a ban list like the rest of them. However, since Commander is not a format with tons of tournament data to back up banning certain cards, some players are unsure why certain offenders end up on the list. Today, I’m going to take a look …

Framing a Magic Accessibility Issue

Framing A Magic Accessibility Issue

Kristen Gregory Commander, Design

It seems to be that as time goes on, Magic becomes harder and harder to decipher. Complexity creep on cards is one thing, but what about the complexity of game pieces? Kristen sits down to talk about accessibility in Magic.  For many of us, Magic’s artwork is a big draw. Without the stunning vistas, fierce warriors and heroic (or villainous) …

Wilds of Eldraine Virtue and Valor Precon Upgrade Guide

Wilds of Eldraine Virtue and Valor Precon Upgrade Guide

Kristen Gregory Commander

Wilds of Eldraine brings two new Commander Precons, and the Selesnya Aura deck brings with it powerful new cards and ways to play, thanks to the Role mechanic. So how does Virtue and Valor play and how can you upgrade it further? Kristen has the guide.  VIRTUE AND VALOR: NEW COMMANDERS The first of two new Commanders in Virtue and …

Wilds of Eldraine Fae Dominion Precon Upgrade Guide

Wilds of Eldraine Fae Dominion Precon Upgrade Guide

Kristen Gregory Commander

Wilds of Eldraine brings two new Commander Precons, and the Dimir Faeries deck brings with it powerful new cards and ways to play. So how’s Fae Dominion and what’s an ideal upgrade route? Kristen has the lowdown.  FAE DOMINION: NEW COMMANDERS The first of Fae Dominion’s two new Commanders is Tegwyll, Duke of Splendor. At three mana, you get a …

Has Wizards Fixed Dimir in Commander?

Has Play Designed Fixed Dimir in Casual Commander?

Kristen Gregory Commander

Dimir decks in Casual Commander often revolve around annoying strategies like mill or tutor up a linear combo. Kristen argues that not only is there room for this kind of deck in the format, but that Wizards of the Coast is doing a lot to offer more novel and attractive ways to play Dimir as a Control player. Casual Commander …

Wilds of Eldraine Precon Highlights

Wilds of Eldraine Commander Precon Highlights

Kristen Gregory Commander

Wilds of Eldraine brings with it two crowd-pleasing Commander Precon decks in Virtue and Valor and Fae Dominion, but also some exciting Set Booster-exclusive cards. There’s even some bonus Set Booster cards that were originally planned for a cancelled JumpStart product. Today we’ll review the highlights of these ancillary cards. Should you pick them up for your Commander collection? Are …

Wilds of Eldraine Enchanting Tales Guide

Wilds of Eldraine: The Best Enchanting Tales Cards

Jacob Lackner Commander, Standard

Wilds of Eldraine will deliver plenty of new cards to be excited about when it releases on Sept. 8, but it will also have a bonus sheet called Enchanting Tales. This add-on full of Magic’s most desired enchantments will show up in Draft, Set and Collector boosters, much like we saw with March of the Machine’s Multiverse Legends and The …