By Mark Mahler

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I’ll admit that the last Friday in January is kind of a strange time to be putting out New Year’s resolutions, but I prefer to look on the bright side: now I only have 11 months in which to break them.

Let me just say upfront that I have no idea if these cards will actually be worth playing. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never played with any of these cards before, but that’s the whole point: I want to try some new things in the new year and near the top of my list is breaking out some of the benchwarmers in my collection.

I fully expect some of these little guys to flame out once they hit the big leagues, but who knows what the new year will bring, right? I might pull a rookie of the year out these prospects yet. Real talk from an old school Patriots fan: sometimes you keep playing a Drew Bledsoe long after the time in which you should have given a Tom Brady his shot at the big time.  It’s time for change in 2015.

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Blue Staples

January 29, 2015

By Dodo Bird Commander writer Ryan Zeitz


Hey there Commander players, Rhyno here charging at you with my top 3 blue staple cards. By staples I’m talkin’ about those cards that you should shuffle up in every blue deck regardless of what type of deck it is. But I won’t drown you in any more boring frontmatter, let’s bounce!

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by Judson AKA GUDoug



Greetings everyone!  This week’s Dusters I have been working on for a while.  It has been pushed back a few times partly due to me wanting to tell the Land Destruction story and partly because I was trying to figure out where I was going with the idea that spawned this comic as I had several different conflicting potential outcomes for it.  Also I recently got a graphics tablet so starting next week you might notice a slight uptick in quality as I am finally able to get nice smooth lines with the pen that I could never achieve with my finger and the touch mouse.  No more sketchy squiggly characters.  As always I hope you enjoy the comic and feel free to follow Dusters on Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter if you so choose.

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By Bryan Frer

I’m super excited about Fate Reforged as I’m sure you are, too.  This time, I thought I would dive into the world of Warriors (although this will be more of a commander feature, I do plan on decking it out with a lot of warriors), featuring the new Khan Alesha, Who Smiles at Death.

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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 184! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:!W e’re recording this on January 22nd, 2015. This week William, Mark, and Clay are joined by Nole from Rival’s Duel as they prepare to dive into the Temur Clan! Prepare yourself for some Blue, Red, and Green goodness as they discuss deck building, Strengths and Weaknesses of the colors and their Commanders, and an entourage segment for Yasova Dragonclaw!





All this and more awaits you with just the click of an IB!!



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Ericrdorange smallnolenew90Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Rival’s Duel. This week, Eric and Nole are knee deep in Fate Reforged spoilers. This set has some absurdly powerful cards and Eric and Nole are super excited to get their hands on it. Give it a listen and let us know which cards you are excited for in the comments below.

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