Jess Stirba

Senior Staff Writer


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This Controversy Stinks

Jess is shocked at the mindset of the Smelly Shamers.

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Why I Still Write

Jess talks about the frustrations she’s been having with the Magic community in the wake of a backlash against enlightenment values.

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When It’s Okay to Kill Someone

Jess lays out her moral sensibilities about when it’s okay to end someone else’s game of Commander prematurely.

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This Rules Change Doesn’t Go Too Far Enough

Jess does a vaguely positive drive-by on the new Commander tucking rules change.

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What I Look for in a Commander

Jess highlights the three factors that are most important to her evaluation of new commanders.

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All About That ‘Base

Jess talks about basic land choice. It’s not a heavy topic.

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The Jelly Conundrum

Jess shares her Tasigur, the Golden Fang Commander list, while bemoaning the utility of his ability.

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Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

Jess talks about a political deck built around Tasigur, the Golden Fang, and shows what the base elements of such a deck would look like.

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A Friend of Alesha’s

Jess goes over her final build of Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, since she’s still obsessed with the coolness of that card.

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Command of EtiquetteーAlesha, Who’s Thankful for the Internet

The only article you’re ever going to read that links Alesha, Who Smiles at Death to Jonathan Chait’s PC complaints, Germaine Greer’s transphobia, Jill Soloway’s shitty Amazon show, and the Ghostbusters franchise. You’re welcome!

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Mona Alesha’s Smile

Jess attacks Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, and finds the whole experience rather rewarding.