Deckbuilding

Flavor of the Month: Waiting for Godo(t)

There's "jank" and then there are decks that literally can't cast their commander. Brandon Amico has built the latter.

Zur the Enchanter - Esper Cycling Budget Deck Tech

Instead of building a normal enchantment-based deck, try this powerful Zur, the Enchanter cycling deck!

Uncommanders - Latent Strength

Alejandro builds a Pauper EDH deck to out-play, out-draw, and out-damage your opponents with Kutzil, Malamet Exemplar.

Duskana, the Rage Mother "Oops, No Creatures!" - Plot Twist #2

Throw your opponents for a loop with a creatureless Duskana, the Rage Mother deck that wins with tokens, anthems and planeswalkers.

Satirical

Remaining Members of Trostani Horrified At Responses to "Looking for A Third" Post

Trostani, multi-dryad guild leader of the Selenya Conclave, is looking for a new member and they're not happy with the responses they've received.

Serial Killer Who Leaves Calling Cards On Victims Has Horrible Mana Base

The "Tap Land Slasher" has racked up a body count of seventeen while leaving terrible calling cards that really should have been upgraded by now.

Parents Announce Divorce By Spoiling Mom//Dad Split Card

Maude and Doug Clover announced the heartbreaking news about their impending divorce with a very cool split card!

Mom Tells Child To Pause Spelltable Game

An incident involving Spelltable identifying Trisha's face as Wort, Boggart Auntie caused Terry to lose all gaming privileges until he shovels the driveway.

Budget

Zur the Enchanter - Esper Cycling Budget Deck Tech

Instead of building a normal enchantment-based deck, try this powerful Zur, the Enchanter cycling deck!

Uncommanders - Latent Strength

Alejandro builds a Pauper EDH deck to out-play, out-draw, and out-damage your opponents with Kutzil, Malamet Exemplar.

Duskana, The Rage Mother - An Unbearable Budget Deck Tech!

Benjamin Levin brews the big Naya bear from the Murders at Karlov Manor precons with this Duskana, the Rage Mother budget deck.

Top 5 Budget Commanders From Murders at Karlov Manor!

Win games and have fun without spending money thanks to this list of the top 5 budget commanders from Murders at Karlov Manor!

cEDH

Magda, Brazen Outlaw in cEDH - The Best Deck No One's Talking About

Magda, Brazen Outlaw made headlines when it topped a cEDH tournament in 2022, but Sam Black thinks it's time to revisit Commander's greatest dwarf.

To Win First or To Win After in cEDH?

If cEDH in 2024 is a midrange hell, does it make more sense to try to win first or to win after everyone else has committed their resources?

An Introduction To Winota in cEDH

Take Winota up to a cEDH level with this expert guide from the most successful cEDH player of all time, Ian Flannery aka ComedIan!

The Top 5 cEDH Decks for Beginners

Looking for an introductory cEDH deck? Let Cal Jones run you through the best cEDH decks for beginners!

Opinion

Am I The Bolas? - Universes BeYAWNd!

Is not wanting play across from Optimus Prime, Hero any different from not wanting to play against certain archetypes?

Am I The Bolas? - Shovel's For Digging, Friend

What do you do when you already know you're the Bolas and you're wishing you'd played a different deck or acted differently?

Am I The Bolas? - ScreamDH

There's no question that a Commander player who screams at their opponents is the Bolas, but how should you deal with someone like that?

Flip It or Rip It? A Magic Controversy, Explained

A torn up serialized Godless Shrine is just the latest major casualty in the phenomenon known colloquially as "Flip It Or Rip It".

Art

The Art of Magic at Magic Con Chicago and Every Artist You'll See There!

Are you going to Magic Con Chicago next weekend? Here's every artist you can meet there!

Artful Breakdown: 2023 in Review

What's the best art in Magic: the Gathering in 2023? Our resident art expert Aaron has his picks here.

Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Art of 2023

Wondering what your favorite MTG artists' favorite art was for 2023? Find out in our exclusive year-end interviews!

Artful Breakdown: Mia Boas Basics and the Principles of Art

Hello once again, and welcome back to Artful Breakdown, the series that takes a look at the art of Magic: The Gathering…

Vorthos

5 Times Magic's Story Died Forever, Never To Recover

The characters are boring! The story is contrived! The Magic story was so much better back in my day! So how come it keeps chugging along?

What Would They Play? Edward Drinker Cope of the Bone Wars

Finally the question is answered: what would Edward Drinker Cope of Bone Wars fame play if he played Commander?

The History of Chandra & Nissa

Ciel Collins goes over the history of Magic's most beloved romance: Chandra and Nissa.

Five of the Dumbest Things Jace Has Done

Blue is the color of cerebral plays and analysis, and Jace embodies that... most of the time. Is he stupid?

Rules Resources

The Basics of "Battle" - New Card Type Explained!

What is a Battle card? How do they work? Judge and CAG member Charlotte Sable breaks down Magic’s newest card type.

How To Enforce Competitive REL in Multiplayer Games

Enforcing the rules is hard enough for judges at the best of the times, but what happens when they're adjudicating multiplayer games?

Common cEDH Tournament Issues

What sort of issues do cEDH players and judges run into at tournaments? Kevin Sugihara speaks with the Head Judge of Silicon Dynasty.

The Best and Weirdest Combos from Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One has arrived with a whole host of new combos! Myles Schaller of Commander Spellbook runs us through the best and weirdest.

Profiles

Green Mages: An Interview with Principal Packaging Lead at WOTC, Veronica Ruggenberg

Ever wondered what Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro are doing about making Magic more sustainable? Veronica Ruggenberg is on it!

cEDH, Being A Good Person & Not Giving a Shit with Thraben U

"I guess for me right now, I don't give a shit about being the best."

People You Need to Know - Trapixieum

Queen of Cardboard continues her community spotlight series with a profile on Trapixieum, one of the finest Xenagos players in Commander!

Flavor of the Month: A Spirited Tribute to Louise Glück

The late Nobel Prize-winning poet gets the highest honor (in the Magic world, at least): a commander deck based on one of her most famous works.