Friday, March 11, 2011

Magic Commander Format

So WotC has been giving out information at PAX East tonight.  I know not everyone can make it out there, so I thought I'd take a minute and compile some of the tweets that they have posted about this newish format. If you did not know, Commander is a twist on EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander) which is a casual format that is played with a 99 card deck and 1 legendary creature that is your commander; making a 100 card deck.

Got the answers for the questions here that we asked and that we gathered from Twitter. This will release soon, and we will have some events for it in the store.

Q: Will the commander cards be over sized?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you use other Legendary Creatures as commanders or only the over sized cards?
A: Yes you can. The over sized cards are just a neat extra.

Q: What happens when an over sized card gets condemned?
A: There will be standard sized commander cards so that if they get shuffled into the deck you will be able to use them in EDH.

Q: How many Commander Decks can we expect?
A: 5 Decks. Each deck will be 100 cards, have around 18 rares, and 51 unique cards.

Q: When will the decks be available?
A: They will be in stores in June.

Sean "Striderlotr" Banks


  1. If you are wanting a picture of the box art including the color options and some of the images, check out this link:

    Sean "Striderlotr" Banks

  2. "As you may perhaps remember, Magic: The Gathering Commander is going to be on sale on June 17, and it will consist of five different 100-card singleton decks, each with a suggested retail price of $29.99. You may also remember that between the five decks, there are a total of 51 new Magic cards. But what you do not remember is what each of the decks will look like! To be fair, this is probably because we haven't shown them to you. Until now!" Wizards

    Check the link above as it has all the art! Can't wait to see if any of these new cards get used in EDH... I mean Commander.

    Sean "Striderlotr" Banks