This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Up! Your! Deck!

378127_10150441621792624_1477312954_nIt’s Vorthos week on commmandercast.com, where we take time out to talk about the guys who really just want to play their sea monster Wrexial, the Risen Deep deck and be left alone. Vorthos are players who play for the flavour of Magic, who don’t really care if their deck is winning as long as it all makes thematic sense.

Basically, they are the sort of player who would never read one of my articles.

But I love Vorthos all the same. Vorthos players make some of the most fun and hilarious decks around, and the fact that they aren’t particularly competitive means they usually have some of the best sportsmanship at the table (please note my use of the word ‘usually’ in the last sentence). Vorthos serves as great reminder to everybody that this is just a game, and we should all just relax and have fun.

But this article series isn’t about relaxing, it’s about building a stronger deck. So here is my gift to Vorthos: a list of my favourite mono-colour generals that can wipe the board out while staying totally in character.

Unfortunately, none of these generals are known to LARP. So here is a picture of Peter Dinklage doing it instead!

Unfortunately, none of these generals are known to LARP. So here is a picture of Peter Dinklage doing it instead!

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This entry is part 4 of 23 in the series Savor That Commander Flavor

By WILLIAM aka BLUERAM
Hello true flavor followers! As Newbie Week draws to a close, I can’t help but think about one of the fundamental rules of commander that most new players have questions about: color identity.

Yup, we’re going to commander 101. As such, I’m mostly going to be addressing newbies in today’s feature, but the vets might want to follow along anyway.

“What makes color identity? Why can’t I use Debtor’s Knell in my Jenara deck? Why is the rule there?”

It’s a topic that’s been discussed to death on forums all over the internet, and it’s certainly not going to stop anytime soon. Players have constantly tried to figure out ways to get the issue of color identity resolved beyond their in-house rules, and none of them have succeeded. There’s a good reason for that.

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