September 29, 2015

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You did this to yourself...but I gave you the fuel for the fire.

With the Commander products a scant few months away and Battle for Zendikar offering up some dangerous new goodies, it might be time to look at a counter-strategy for all those attacking nuisances. This deck was largely inspired by (EDH format mentor and Rules Committee member) Sheldon Menery’s “You Did This to Yourself!” deck, but whereas he uses and can actually kill someone with...

September 19, 2015

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Omnath, Locus of PAIN!!!

With all the excitement about Battle for Zendikar's effect on Modern and Standard, I'm sure many a Commander/EDH fanatic have noticed just how many insane cards this set brings to the table. Locus of Mana? More like Locus of Muscle Since we last saw everybody's favourite Mono-Green commander in Worldwake, things have changed up for the fellow. was a spoiler that caught many players by surprise,...

February 22, 2015

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Primer: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death as a Tiny Leader

Primer: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death as a Tiny Leader While I was initially reluctant to embrace the Tiny Leader format, it does seem like it's poised to be the next big thing. After playing it a bit, it is actually a surprisingly fun and deep format. It should come as no surprise after my last article that my commander of preference is Alesha, Who Smiles at Death. As soon as I saw the card...

January 4, 2015

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Shaping Steel: Updating “Forged in Stone” for Competitive Play.

It's Commander Night at my LGS and I'd like to be headed there, but it's been snowing all day and the snowplows haven't been by yet. This is not a time to , this is a time to be sensible, make a cup of tea and do the next best thing. Write an article about a mono-white deck. Irony. In my most recent article, we discussed tuning up “Built from Scratch” for competitive commander play. Today,...

December 5, 2014

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Trash for Treasure: Updating the new “Built From Scratch” Pre-Con for Competitive Commander Play.

My last article was about budget red decks and how you can be competitive without spending a lot by playing red. This article is going to basically do the exact opposite of that. We are going to spend a bunch of money to remove the bad cards from “Built From Scratch” and replace them with more expensive, better cards. Our aim is to make the deck more competitive and hopefully more fun. When I...

June 20, 2014

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The Spirit Of EDH by Pierre Dupont

In my many forays across the untamed wilds of the Internet commenting and reading about EDH, the most striking divide so far has been the split between casual and competitive players. The first side has an almost zealous attachment to "The Spirit of EDH" , but what exactly is this spirit? Let's examine things a bit further on that topic. The Spirit of EDH: One of the most frustrating items being...

April 11, 2014

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One little Merfolk, one big impact.

In all the hubbub around new gods, splashy equipments, variants and new Bestow mechanics, a small Merfolk has been swimming under the sonar. Not the biggest of bodies or the most threatening in combat, may soon find itself in a variety of EDH decks for its disruptive and enabling capacities. Before we delve into the potential, let’s look at the actual:

April 9, 2014

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New Legends? New EDH Fun!

What a great way to kick off the EDH articles on this great site than with decks featuring the two newest legends. Competitive vs. Casual Being from Ottawa, I’ve grown accustomed to a very cutthroat EDH environment, but there’s also a large enough casual niche at local stores and colleges that the format can cater to any style of play. But before we get further into that, let’s take a look...

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