Thursday, June 15, 2017

Emperor Commander

Alternative formats for Magic: the Gathering are a blast. Team formats especially can allow you to play with friends in ways that you otherwise just couldn't.

For those unfamiliar with Emperor, here is the gist. You play on a 3 player team. Each team has an Emperor and 2 Lieutenants. Lieutenants face of against a specific Lieutenant on the opposing team(s). Emperors can not attack or be attacked until one of their lieutenants has been defeated. The goal of the game is to take out the opposing Emperor.

Now let's add commander to the mix: Everything is better with commander!!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jake's Product Reviews and speculation.

It's been a while since my last post, which seems the norm anymore. I think that may be alright. There are a few things I'd like to talk about today. All my attention (well 99%) in Magic: the Gathering has been allocated towards casual magic. I have been collecting and playing the planeswalker precon decks, am looking forward to the next archenemy set, and have some thoughts about where I'd go if I were doing the next commander set.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Breya's Modular Army

Since I first heard that the commander 2016 product was going to have a 4 color commander deck centered around artifacts I've wanted to change my Marchesa, The Black Rose modular army deck to a 4 color deck. I hoped and cried out for a valid on theme commander (or 2) to come lead my robots to victory, I must say, I'm not disappointed.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Commander Smash up

For those who have never heard of smash up, it is a living card game where players take 2 factions (say wizards and giant ants) and "smash" their decks together to battle each other for control of different bases. It's a really fun, fast paced game. Check it out. Smash up

Using this as inspiration and utilizing the new "Partner" mechanic in Commander 2016, I've decided to try and brew some 50 card decks that we can mash together to play some commander. (sure we could have done this before, but now  it's completely legal)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Commander 2016 my plan of attack

Commander 2016 spoiler season is here! I'm super excited. What plans do you have? My ideas have not stopped since monday...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Commander Review: Adriana, Captain of the Guard

OK, OK, I'll admit it: I'm a fool for Boros. Conspiracy has brought us another new commander to play with. Let's see how she stacks up against the other Red/White commanders and see if we can't find some strategies that play well with her at the helm.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tiny No More (Converting Mardu Slivers)

A few months ago Tiny Leaders was the new fruit of the month. While it's a really fun as a simi-competitive format, the hype has died down, and finding a game is difficult.

One deck I created for this format is Mardu (RWB) Slivers. Commander is of course my playgroups main format to play, so I'm going to see if I can convert it and keep a similar feel.