This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Power of the Dark Side

By Phil, AKA BeltFed Weapon

 

 

The flavor text on Juzam Djinn is one of the more fitting summations for Black’s place in the color pie:

“Expect my visit when the darkness comes.  The night I think is best for hiding all.”       

 

This quote evokes a certain amount of menace regarding an unbridled power that does not play fairly and comes with a price once summoned.  It’s part of the reason Juzam was the best creature in the game for a long time, as his CMC was so good for a beefy 5/5 body with such a small additional cost in life each turn.  It also sums up Black as a color in the game of Magic.  

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Power of the Dark Side

By Phil, AKA BeltFed Weapon

 

My favorite flavor text in all of magic is actually on a little known red card called Aggression and is a rip off from an epic quote from Blade Runner:

 

The star that burns twice as bright, burns half as long.

 

I have always thought this quote was misapplied to a red card since it basically sums up Black as a color.  Much like Roy from Blade Runner, Black is the color where you can do just about anything… at a cost.  It is the color that asks the most devotion (literally) for it to gain full effect of some its best spells and characteristics at the cost of eschewing other colors; it is the color that cares least about working with others.  Mono-Black is a surprisingly diverse and powerful archetype in commander and it is because Black asks so much as a color that you get a return in power for fully embracing the concept.

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This entry is part 290 of 306 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to the real CommanderCast Episode 278! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on MTGcast.com and our homesite: CommanderCast.com! The guys are back this week. Mark and Adam go over Office Color Deck ideas. This week we heard your cries for artifacts. You wanted to see a Deck that used those lovely metal items, creatures, and bobbles. So what’sthe catch? Well they guys are doing it in black… Yeah…

And all you have to do is click the IB!!!

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