Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

The Commander’s Chair #4 – What does that do?

I have been getting an increasing number of requests, from friends, on advice for their Commander decks.  I realized that there were cards that I was regularly using and recommending that I believed were well known among Commander players.  Several of my friends and players I have played against started asking about these cards. I think it might be appropriate to cover some of my favorites, and what I like to use them for.  Maybe they are not as well known as I assumed. Read the rest of this entry

My Regionals report…Kind of

My name is Jeremey Lochridge, and sometimes I fail…really hard.

This was going to be a tournament report about the Regionals in Seattle this past weekend I was fully prepared to dominate. Unfortunately, things didn’t go quite my way, and I have nobody to blame but myself. I did what I so frequently do and, like so many other tournaments before this one, played a deck I shouldn’t have. My notoriety for doing this has become sadly comical to me in a way.

In the weeks leading up to the event I had my mind, heart, and soul set on Caw-blade. I had played a lot of other decks in the format and I just didn’t like the majority of them. Basically, I just always wished I had playing with Caw-Blade when I was playing with the other decks. I had a Venser control deck, much like the one Carlos Ramao and David Sharffman had been playing, in the works but it just had a pretty bad Caw-blade matchup, despite what anyone else says or how it looks on paper. Read the rest of this entry