This entry is part 409 of 538 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 381! This week Mark and Adam searching for a reason to play bad tutors! But first the guy want to tell you a Secret. It’s about how they feel about the new Magic product, Secret Lairs. Then they wrap things up with a Cycle review.

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This entry is part 13 of 41 in the series In General

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth


I’ve been really impressed with Shadows Over Innistrad so far. I’m just getting into Lovecraftian horror, I’m a newfound Sherlock fan, we have a flavorful plane to revisit that explores new design space in some of my favorite old mechanics, and–best of all–the set is completely juiced, particularly at the higher rarities. I don’t do set reviews anymore, so I don’t get too many opportunities to talk about new tech in my articles, but I want to take a week off from my normal strategy philosophizing to put the spotlight on some new cards from SOI that I think will have an impact on my Commander play.

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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 »