This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Kitchen Table Tactics

by J. Marshall
scaled imageGood morning everyone!  Welcome to Kitchen Table Tactics here on the CommanderCast website!  My name is Jon Marshall and I am your host for this bi-weekly article. I feel it’s important to layout my goals when tackling a project like an article series so here are a few of mine:

 

 

  • Present multiplayer tactics and strategies for those new to the multiplayer environment, including ways to evaluate ‘threat’ and how to use politics in good form (this is after all a game with friends).
  • Suggest and evaluate different variants of our favorite formats: Planeschase, Horde, and the new Hydra deck , among others
  • Fun things to keep track of when playing a game of EDH!

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Kitchen Table Tactics
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By J. Marshall

Day 1 –

Have you ever seen old portraits in an art museum? Their lifeless stares seemed to follow you beyond all logic and common sense.  It’s the best comparison I can give to this horror show I fear I’m stuck in.  The unsettling chill of being constantly watched is unshakable.  There is no soul in our enemy; there is no compassion or glimmer of pity.  There is only death.  We’ve found what could pass as a bunker, a small serviceable shelter with strong doors.  Even here, as much as my compatriots try to comfort me, I know we won’t be safe.  I can still feel them staring at us, I only hope that it’s my imagination.  We’ve been running for so long now, have we found some place to defend ourselves, or our tomb?

Day 4 –

They found us last night.  It was only a few at first but the stench was unbearable, the little that was in my stomach churned.  I was finally relieved from that ‘burden’ when they entered the clearing.  Their flesh was rotting away, falling off their bodies as they shambled forward.  How their limbs still move in this state is beyond me.  They crashed upon our embattlements, clawing and scraping against our hodgepodge efforts to secure the doors and windows.  I’m fighting off the shimmer of hope I see in my friends’ eyes.  Although our defenses held, they are naive to the truth: more will be here tonight.

 Army of the damned

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Kitchen Table Tactics
By J. Marshall

By J. Marshall

Welcome back to Kitchen Table Tactics. This week we’ll be talking about one of the new mechanics that came out in Born of the Gods: Tribute.  So although I will be ending the article today with a fun convoluted RUG deck that tries to make Tribute ‘good’ in EDH, it’s a mechanic that is built for politics and collusion.  Whenever a mechanic like this comes up, I think it’s worth having a little chat (over a pint).

 

Image courtesy of Brew Dogs

Image courtesy of Brew Dogs

 

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Kitchen Table Tactics
by J. Marshall

by J. Marshall

Good Morning my fellow casuals! Are you tired of playing the same strategies? Do you find yourself not caring about defeating your opponents? Well you may be suffering from Try-Hard Anemia. If you’re an older casual player and you feel these symptoms talk to your local OSMP (Old School Magic Player) about Bling Counter and the Durdle Die. These may be the cure for you! Side effects may include, but not limited to: Amusement, confusion of others, and low bank accounts. Keep away from small children and Spikes.

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Kitchen Table Tactics
by J. Marshall

by J. Marshall

Well ladies and gentlemen, we’ve made it to the end of my first season writing for Commandercast.com.  It’s been a learning experience for me with respect to editing and developing content.  Before I start waxing philosophically about the adventure that has been being on staff here, I promised a break down on Wizard’s attempt on build a Horde deck.   I had the opportunity to setup and operate the Minotaur Horde deck for the Born of the Gods Game Day.  From the perspective of a player who likes to develop alternative formats (something I’d hoped to address more this season), I really do feel Wizards missed the mark, badly, like shooting the Empire state building when you’re aiming for the Space needle.

 

Come on Wizards you can hit it!

Come on Wizards you can hit it!

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