We here at Master of Magics love to get together every now and then and play some games of Magic. Gathering at one of our houses for our own private Prerelease, or just to have a game or two of Commander, was a great way for us to bond as a team and plan out ideas for the site. I say was, as because of late it has been incredibly hard to get the team together for a game night has been particularly hard. Both Samuel and Sebastian have moved away from Sheffield after finishing University, and Abbie is currently in America with her new husband. Sure I still have the two Chris’s (Chrises? Chrisii?) and Sean to keep me company, but they are either very busy with work or live in a different county. So, what is a lonely Magic player to do?
GO TO THE INTERNET.
Luckily for me Abbie, Sebastian and Samuel all have Magic Online accounts, and where all keen to keep up with our team gaming sessions. We all decided the Commander would be the best format for us all to play, but we all didn’t have giant bank accounts to build our decks with. We were wondering what we were going to do. Then Sam had a great idea – 1 Tix Commander.
For those of you not in the know, 1 Tix Commander is a sub-format of EDH. The back rule is that all the cards in your deck must not exceed the cost of a single Tix (MTGO’s currency). At first this may seem like a poor format with no real power, but when you consider cards like Garruk Wildspeaker only come in at 0.02 Tix for the online promo version, the format suddenly doesn’t seem so weak.
In fact, the format has been a popular one for many people online for a while now. In fact, good friend to the site and Pleasant Kenobi’s stream wing man Rob ‘WhiteRobbit’ White did an article about the format back in December. If you want to read more on the format (including how to deal with card price fluctuations) you can read his article right here.
So, we had a format and a plan. All we needed was some decks.
Samuel – Momir Aetherize.
Samuel’s choice of deck just goes to show you that 1 Tix doesn’t mean no power. Momir Vig, Simic Visionary is a card tutoring machine, and in a test game we had completely got out of hand. Not to mention he has an instant win combo with Biovisionary (or Big Brain Boy as he likes to call him). Watch out for this deck, it has some real power if left unchecked.
Commander; Momir Vig, Simic Visionary
Abbie – LEGENDARY (and Knights I guess).
Ever since we had our Dominaria Prerelease about six months ago, Abbie has been on a bit of a Black/White Historical spree. Arvad the Cursed seems to be her favourite card in along time, and for good reason. Not only is he a solid creature on his own, but in the right deck can quickly pump our team up to ludicrous levels of power. Is this the deck to do that? We will have to wait and see.
Commander; Arvad the Cursed
Sebastian – Kaervek Hate.
Sebastian is a… how should I put this? Seb hates fun. He is the quintessential control player and is only happy when others are not. Don’t get me wrong, Sebastian is a great guy. I just know when I play him I’m in for a world of hurt. And with Kaervek the Merciless leading his forces, you best believe Sebastian is going to try and bring the pain.
Commander; Kaervek the Merciless
James – Spiders. Lots and lots of Spiders.
I love tribal decks. This will come to no surprise to those of you that are regular readers of my articles. But I have had very few opportunities to flex my tribal muscles in Commander. That end today. I always wanted to have a go at building an EDH deck with Ishkanah, Grafwidow at the helm, and since she is only about 0.07 Tix at the time of writing this article, I think its time to creep people out with spiders.
Commander; Ishkanah, Grafwidow
So there are the decks, but how do they play? How will they interact with each other? Who will win? Well don’t worry, we aren’t going to keep you guessing. Trust me, you are going to want to see how this one ends.
Well that was a great match, and certainly hope you enjoyed it half as much as we enjoyed playing it. We had a blast playing, and as you might have guessed by the word ‘series’ we are not finished with this format yet. We are planning on playing more games together and bringing you the footage for your entertainment. But we need your help.
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