Magic the Gathering: Commander

Magic: The Gathering is a popular collectible trading card game that has been around for more than two decades. Over the years, the game has evolved, and new formats have come and gone. One such format that has gained ever-increasing popularity among players is Commander.

Commander, also known as Elder Dragon Highlander, is a one-versus-one or multiplayer format where each player builds a 100-card deck based on a legendary creature. The goal of the game is generally to reduce your opponent’s life total to zero while protecting your own. On top of other possible win conditions like poison counters and decking a player out, Commander has a system called Commander Damage where your commander can defeat an opponent with combat damage that adds up to 21 or more.

One of the main reasons for the popularity of Commander is the diverse and creative deck-building options it offers. With over 20,000 Magic cards to choose from, players can build decks that suit their playstyle and preferences. The format also allows for a variety of strategies, including aggro, control, combo, and midrange, making it accessible to players with different skill levels and interests.

Another reason for Commander’s popularity is the social aspect of the game. Unlike other Magic formats, Commander is often a multiplayer game, which means players can engage in a fun and interactive experience with their friends or at their local game store. The format encourages players to interact with each other, form alliances, and engage in politics, making each game unique and memorable.

In addition to the social aspect, Commander has a vibrant community that supports the format. There are numerous Commander-focused websites, podcasts, and YouTube channels that offer deck-building advice, gameplay tips, and news about the format like EDHREC. The community also hosts tournaments and events, both online and offline, that cater to players of all levels. All of this sets Commander apart from other formats along with the unique deck-building rules and the social aspect of the game.

If you’re a Magic player looking for a fun and social experience, then Commander is definitely worth checking out. You can find Commander events at your local game store or join online communities such as Pixels & Bricks via discord or Facebook to meet other players and learn more about the format. With its diverse deck-building options, social gameplay, and supportive community, Commander is sure to provide you with countless hours of fun and entertainment.

So why not give it a try? Check out the Commander events currently happening at Pixels & Bricks and see what all the hype is about!