This entry is part 532 of 537 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 490! This week Mark and Adam are continuing with a look at some of the cards coming soon in the new Dominaria set! Dominaria United will be releasing on September 9, 2022 and we are getting spoilers from it along with the inclusion of a few prize cards that will be sprinkled into packs from Legends! First we take a moment to talk about if you should avoid the “feel bads” when playing the game. Is it wrong to do something that will cause people to feel bad about a game when you’re trying to win? We then take a quick look at the most recent reworked Legendary cards from Dominaria United that will be included as the new Legends Reborn. We wrap things up with a quick look at some cards from Chronicles that are still worth playing in the modern day of the game

 

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This entry is part 346 of 537 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 326! This week,  Mark is joined by Mike as they discuss getting over the issue of bringing in a new player into your Commander group. Then the guys go in on a interesting strategy of playing Mill in Green/Quiet builds. We wrap up this week with the return of a segment we all know and love, Bad Cards We Love to Play!

 

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This entry is part 19 of 41 in the series In General

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth

 

All of my articles in February were devoted to multiplayer. The month of March will have a theme as well: design. The design of Magic is a tightly controlled process that includes only the bare minimum amount of people necessary to actually produce a viable product. For a game with a playerbase in the millions, it’s simply amazing that the bulk of the concept work comes from so few people; they really are the shepherds of Magic’s future.

 

Because only a handful of people work on a particular set during the design phase, the team can achieve a unity of vision and avoid the costly distractions that come from larger groups. However, it also means that some ideas will never be introduced, because they’re not the focus of the few members who are on the team. This month, I’m going to be focusing in on some key principles in game design that are not receiving proper treatment by the team that creates the game.

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