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

By William aka BlueRam

“Arriving home, he suddenly longed for the bloodsoaked battlefields behind him.” -Season’s Beatings

Well, it’s been a crazy year. I started writing the column at the start of the Season Six, around a spring that saw an unfortunately timed storm. Natural disasters, political campaigns, and the printing of Thragtusk, the world saw it all in 2012 (except for the end of it, thank you Mayans).

But we saw the beginning of the new year with our Return to Ravnica, and a plethora of useable cards, especially in Commander. The collectors got new shinies, casuals got cheaper duels, and we all got the early previews for the new Gatecrash set.

Every year’s got it’s good and it’s bad, but they always have an end too. Just like the year, this column’s got an end, which is going to be this one. With what I’ve got planned for the upcoming year, I’m erring on the side of keeping my finger out of too many pies. I might return to the column someday but, for now at least, I’m getting ready to call it quits for the writing gig.

So, to send ya’ll off with an end of the year classic: a fictional narrative about my journey as a planeswalker, and the paths it crossed.

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This entry is part 1 of 23 in the series Savor That Commander Flavor

Hello, my name is William and I’m a big fan of both DailyMTG’s Savor The Flavor column, as well as its former columnist, Doug Beyer. Yup, I’m a Vorthos through and through.

As you can imagine, I was pretty disappointed when Doug packed it in to focus on creating the cards we love so much. I had just started reading his articles as Innistrad was being previewed, so in terms of actually getting to enjoy his column I’ve had limited exposure. However, what little I’ve read has been wonderful, informing me about the flavors of magic, its many worlds, and just why people were suddenly clamoring for an ‘eyeball stat’. I know that Savor The Flavor will be back under a new writer, but you never really forget the first magic writer that hooked you into column reading.

So out of respect for what Doug’s done, I’m naming this column “Savor That Commander Flavor”. I can only hope that my writing is as successful as his was.

But enough fan gushing, let’s talk Commander.

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