Results for tag: Commander
Posted by: tempesteye on Dec 8, 2010 at 10:51:19 AM
As per Sheldon's article, it looks like paper EDH (now to be called Commander) and Online Commander (to differentiate it from paper Commander) will be syncing up rules wise. Here is the relevant link:
One of the most important spoilers is this:
"One of the side meetings I had was with Aaron Forsythe, Scott Larabee, and Dave Guskin about syncing up the online and paper games and rules. I'm happy to report that barring programming concerns—some of these things just take time—the online game is going to end up as close to the paper game as possible. Dave had done a great job of finding all the differences, and then we went down them one by one, agreed on solutions, and prioritized them. Hopefully you'll see the fixes in the near...
Posted by: tempesteye on Oct 19, 2010 at 09:35:15 AM
With the previous weeks update, it seems that the COmmanz Zone issues have been fixed. Anyone who is still experiencing issues is encouraged to report them to both WotC and here.
Additionally, the new monoBlack Commanders, [c]Geth, Lord of the Vault[/c] and [c]Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon[/c], see to be very popular.
Posted by: tempesteye on Sep 24, 2010 at 01:26:36 PM
Since the implementation of the Command Zone (due to the change in Elspeth's wording), Commander has been majorly bugged. Some would almost say unplayable. Regardless, this is what is known:
Posted by: tempesteye on Aug 21, 2010 at 11:45:37 PM
I've sent out a broadcast to all of the Commander group members, but I'm also posting this to the Commander group blog for more public access.
There will be some important changes happening to the Commander format in the next few weeks.
First, Wotc is releasing From the Vault: Relics to Magic Online on August 25. This brings online players one of the most iconic and sorely missed mana accelerators ever printed, Sol Ring. It is going to be restricted in Classic based formats, but obviously that won't make a difference for Commander ;).
Then, on September 8th, the Elspeth vs Tezzeret Duel Deck will be added to MTG:O, and due to the
Posted by: tempesteye on Jul 21, 2010 at 01:23:46 PM
As per the usual formula, Magic Online continues to follow the paper EDH ban recommendations.
As of June 20th, the following 3 cards are banned in Commander:
You can visit the paper EDH boards if you are interested in the full explanation of the EDH RC's reasoning for banning those cards, and also for the discussion threads centered around those decisions.
Essentially, the feeling is that explosively fast mana production is unhealthy for the format, and that SoD was only ever used as a combo enabler.
Posted by: tempesteye on Mar 24, 2010 at 02:39:47 PM
WotC has finally gotten around to banning [c]Recurring Nightmare[/c] in Commander. So now all you monoBlack mages will have to find something else to abuse for your recursion needs. I'm sure it won't be too difficult :p
Posted by: tempesteye on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:33:14 PM
Relevant info is here:
Grindstone is unbanned.
What does this mean for the online Commander player? Well for me at least, it means that Painter's has to come out of my Oona deck.
I'm kind of sad to see this.
Posted by: tempesteye on Sep 22, 2009 at 02:54:17 PM
I wanted to let all the Commander group members know that I've finished the Wiki list of both Mulitcolor Commanders and Mono-colored Commanders. Between those two list you should have a comprehensive reference for every Legendary creature that it's possible to use as a Commander.
In the Decklist forum I've added some more of my own decks and also the lists for both of the Commander Precons; and there's a link on the Wiki hope page that will take you to either precon list for quick reference.
And I'd like to say thank you to all of the players who have joined this group. We're up to 31 members! I've seen steady growth so far and I hope that you are finding everything you need. If there's anything you'd like that's not here please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you....
Posted by: tempesteye on Sep 10, 2009 at 05:52:21 PM
Here is the reference thread:
A summary of the biggest change:
Generals will no longer use the Exile zone (previously the RFG Zone). They will now use the Command Zone, a completely new zone created with/for the Planechase multiplayer-centric expansion.
I'm actually pretty happy with this and I hope that the MTG:O dev team can get this change coded into the client. I think that putting a Commander in its' own zone helps to reduce confusion.
Posted by: tempesteye on Sep 7, 2009 at 08:02:11 PM
I've finished updating the list of Commanders; I've listed all the available Multicolor Commanders, and the online Expansions they are available in.
There were too many monocolored Commanders to list without some way of nesting them, although I would eventually like to compile that list as well.
I have also added another deck to the Decklist forum; it's a Johnny-ish deck based around Jenara and +1 counters.