This entry is part 18 of 23 in the series Savor That Commander Flavor

By William aka BlueRam

“The symbol of the Conclave is one of unity, with tree supporting sun and sun feeding tree.” -Selesnya Signet

BOOOM!!!!

Sparks were flying early as we started fending off attacks. But now was the time for my long awaited counter strike.

Sigil of the Empty Throne is a card that usually needs an enchantress build in order flourish. But today, getting the one angel off of it was enough. It was enough, because the enchantment that had produced the angel turned out to be Growing Ranks. Rhys would do the rest.

In a few short rounds, my one angel had become a flight of 15. Dropping a BeastMaster Ascension should have been the play that killed the table….or at least it would’ve been if someone hadn’t Fog’d. A group effort knocked me out and looking for a new game to play.

The day to test Rhys and Trostani had come, and I plenty of games to try and figure it out.

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This entry is part 17 of 23 in the series Savor That Commander Flavor

By William aka BlueRam

 “Elspeth’s squires do not seek advancement. For them, no knightly glory could surpass the glory of serving their champion.” -Dauntless Escort

It’s perfectly normal to start getting close to your cards. I do it all of the time. People might look at you funny when you start telling them that you consider some of your cards to be your very own special “partner”, but there are also people who understand that feeling. I’ve had plenty of comments and the like of people sharing stories about their generals, and I’ve loved reading them all!

But when you start having conversations with your imaginary versions of these characters? I think it’s safe to say that you might be in a little deep. Currently, I’m up to hips. What do I mean by that? Well first, let’s have a quick re-cap.

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This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Journey to Nowhere

by Judson AKA GUDoug

GUDougI’ve been pretty down on tutors for a while now.  If I had to blame an incident or moment in time where this happen I don’t  think I could pin-point anything with any certainty.  Maybe it was with the printing of any number of new cards that can single handedly dominate a game and the redundant easy everyone seems to fetch and summon them for their bidding, the ever increasing ridiculousness of what the new tutors are capable of (good or bad in actual application), or the slow but steady elevation in the number of tutors that I witnessed both within my playgroup and online.  Or it could have been my desire to get closer to the Highlander aspect of format.  Maybe just maybe it was that I started making a lot of theme decks with few to no tutors and saw a deck could work just fine with out them, and often times the randomness was more enjoyable then every game playing out the same. How many tutors are too many: 1, 2, 4, 8, more?  That is a really hard question to answer when everyone has their own expectations, version of how to play, and idea of what is acceptable.  All while the format is without expectation and is lacking definitive/consistent rules regarding what is acceptable to play and not play.  A social contract is only as solid as the least abiding of its followers. Read the rest of this entry »

Cooking with Oats 07 – Goop!

September 6, 2012

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Cooking With Oats

Posted by Mike aka Mightily Oats

Howdy y’all, and welcome to another episode of Cooking with Oats.

Here is a small excerpt from an interview I gave to Todd Schmidt of GQ magazine recently:

Todd: “Mr. Oats… can I call you Mightily?”

Me: “No.”

Todd: “Okay. Mr. Oats, you have taken the culinary world by storm. You have written 32 books, opened countless restaurants, and even have your own line of designer microwave burritos. There are some that say you have climbed every mountain, that you have conquered every kingdom in the world of food. To what do you attribute your meteoric success?” Read the rest of this entry »