October 29, 2020

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Commander's Brew Episode 268: Magic: The Bachelorette

Magic has had a rough few weeks, with bans announced more often than new coronavirus measures and a dubious partnership that just about split the Commander community in half. Since we've seen such turmoil it looks like it's up to your old pals at Commander's Brew to mend the broken ties that bind our wonderful game together and what better to achieve this, than a... THEME DECK!

Look I get it if this one get's lost on you but I promise if you listen to our accompanying episode you will have a laugh. Also if you've only ever watched one episode of the Bachelorette you'll be fine. This deck is all about emulating one of the most dramatic reality shows in existence by recreating trademark moments and tropes from ABC's The Bachelorette in Magic the Gathering.

Every card in this deck represents some aspect of The Bachelorette from the men (Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Oko, Thief of Crowns, Enthralling Victor) to the host Chris Harrison (Gwafa Hazid). We also have the iconic Bachelor mansion (Overgrown Estate), the inevitable helicopter date (Smuggler's Copter), the final rose (Rosethorn Halberd), and of course Neil Lane (Gaddock Teeg) and the engagement ring (Sisay's Ring) - which is a perfect fit for our bachelorette Sisay, Weatherlight Captain who can summon her dates from our deck as she pleases.

I'm a big fan of decks like these because it's an opportunity to have a laugh and tell a story through this game we love. It also helps keep the perspective that winning this game doesn't always matter and that having fun is the main objective.

Everyone should have a theme deck! Play them against each other and watch the fun ensue I promise!

The Bachelorette

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