Casual Black Magic

Iteration in Commander Deck Building

Sam looks at the many thoughts and processes which go into editing and improving a Commander deck.

Building Blue Decks in Pauper EDH: The Case For Banning Peregrine Drake

Sam discusses the massive value of the infamous Pauper combo piece, and how it informs deckbuilding decisions for the other 99 cards.

Politics and Win Rates in Multiplayer Games of Magic

Sam discusses the dynamic of politics and negotiation, and how they factor into the balances of wins and losses.

All Roads Lead to KCI—My Adventures in Magic’s cEDH

Sam Black launches a new column, as well as a Jhoira, Ageless Innovator cEDH deck designed around Krark-Clan Ironworks.