This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

Billy headshot

By Billy


Most of my articles have been about specific hordes, suggestions for building them, and commentary on lists I’ve created. Today, I’m going to do something different: I’m going to talk about my process, and how it leads to a final list.

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Dusters 27 – Deep Theme

February 18, 2015

This entry is part 28 of 35 in the series Dusters

by Judson AKA GUDoug




Greetings everyone!  On this week’s Dusters the gang goes to Skeeter’s Game Hole for some Commander. As always I hope you enjoy the comic.

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

378127_10150441621792624_1477312954_nIt’s Vorthos week on, 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 13 of 15 in the series Journey to Nowhere

by Judson AKA GUDoug


If you have been crazy enough to endure trudging through most of my articles you probably know I usually march to the beat of my own melodica player (seriously who needs drums when there are breath powered keyboards around).  I’ve made a lot of odd choices in my thematic decks  like building them around a Rush song, a Coen Brother’s movie, old people,  and things riding things but this time I may have officially stamped my hand insane.  Deck restrictions and thematic deck talk has been well covered thus far on CommanderCast (like Here and Here to show a few) so I don’t think I really need to try and convince you why people build them, enjoy playing them, and are consistently coming up with new ones.  I have been playing a lot of EDH on Magic Online, MTGO, lately and I’m constantly running into people who profess to be playing this theme deck or that theme deck, most recently a deck that only used promo cards.  So without further ado I present to you my article about the lamest thematic restriction deck ever…which in turn may make this the lamest article ever. Read the rest of this entry »

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Red In My Ledgers
By Gibson aka KaipaLin
I stepped through a back door.and into utter chaos. Liveried footmen and maids fairly flew down the narrow corridors, carrying a host of brooms, dusters, and mops to the far reaches of the manor. I managed to flag down a footman, who only grudgingly led me to the house steward after repeated assurances that, yes, I did realize this was the service area and that, indeed, guests were to enter through the front gate rather than the servants’ door. It was good that he did not recognize me, but all the same, I would have to have a talk with the lady of the manor. Such a lapse in etiquette could not go unremarked! Read the rest of this entry »
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Red In My Ledgers

by Gibson aka KapaLin

Glancing up at the  looming warehouse, I pulled my coat tighter against the chill wind. The ramshackle, sprawling compound seemed to brood over the street with a purpose as grim as my own. Steeling myself, I ducked inside, and all traces of natural light vanished. The neatly furnished reception area, softly lit by glowing powerstones, wasn’t exactly what I had expected- polished chrome and gleaming brass contrasted sharply with the jagged, makeshift facade. The solemn simulacrum of a secretary seated at the desk glanced up at me as I approached, its eyes flickering with an electric blue light.

“Yes, how may I assist you?” it inquired in a tinny voice.

“I’d… well, I’d, I’d like to buy an army,” I managed to stammer.

“Ah…” rasped the secretary as it stood with a whisper of hydraulics, “I believe you will wish to see Mistress Nin, then.”

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