Daily Archives: April 27, 2011

You’re a Designer, Harry! #4 – White Out

Hey, you!

Today, we’ll be looking at possible gameplay mechanics specific to one of the civilizations (what I’ll call “tiers” for the rest of this article, just to try out the term). Considering that it’s highly likely that the first set of our Magic: The Gathering block will contain the tier without white (and that white is normally ordered first when listed among the other colors), it’s fitting to start with it. First, I’ll reiterate and expand upon what the tier is all about flavorfully, then I’ll brainstorm some mechanical executions to match that flavor. But before all that, I’ll talk a bit about the whole set overall. Read the rest of this entry

The Commander’s Chair #5.2 – Bonus Tool Time! Starring NPH

“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

With New Phyrexia on the horizon, we have a whole new group of cards to look at for Commander. The biggest news (for me) is that we have been given a new Boros commander, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer.  If you have metalcraft, Jor Kadeen only needs three swings to kill an opponent.  In the last article, I covered the basic idea of using a toolbox in Commander.  In this article, I will build a deck centered on Jor Kadeen and the toolbox strategy.  Read the rest of this entry