2014 marked a special year for me, in that my focus in Magic drifted almost entirely towards Commander. It all makes sense in a way, as gone are the days of me trying to push eight-mana spells in formats where they’re about as playable as a church organ.
As such, a fair bit of bias in this list has been granted towards cards that provoked interesting and exciting Commander games or decks.
Roll out the contenders!
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Tagged Commander, Conspiracy, EDH, Freyalise, Khans, Kiora, Magic, Magic: the Gathering, Tarkir, Theros, Xenagos
So… it’s 2015 now and I meant to write this article a year ago. Yes I know it’s a bit late, but you were probably late losing your virginity so shut up.
A lot has happened since then- both in Magic land and outside of it. You can read my humble apology for neglecting your sweet fanboy/fangirl hearts here and rest assured you can expect the Top 10 Cards of 2014 shortly. Catch up on 2012 and 2011 here.
Anyhow, best not to think of how long it’s taken me to get this all written up. Better to think of it as lengthy ad break.
On with the show!
Well, its been a long time hasn’t it…
It’s 2015 now and I don’t believe I updated this blog once last year.
So this is my place to say sorry to all my fans, as well as a sincere thank you to everyone who messaged me at some point or another going ‘Hey what’s up!’ or ‘When are you going to add more content?’ or ‘I miss you so much I’m going to cut myself if you don’t post something PS here is a picture of my penis’.
Actually that last one was pretty creepy. Please don’t send me that.
Truth is I got stuck a little for time, and stuck a lot for energy. It was always my dream to have my own video games company, and so late 2013 I started one. You can check it out here: Monkeynaut Games.
At the start I continued this blog as best I could I think, but in the end working on my business just got the better of me. Honestly starting your own company is recommended to anyone who’s looked at the artwork on Zombify and thought ‘God I wish I was that guy’.
On the plus side I am an official indie game dev now, and thanks to my design efforts my business has been placed on the backburner as well (a relief!) as the work I did landed me a pretty sweet job where I don’t have to worry about marketing or tax law.
So Nyxathid Goes To Town is back. I feel like I have some unfinished business at the very least in writing my Top 10 Cards for 2013 and 2014, both of which are coming soon.
I feel like I can’t promise anything regular because I know just what the games business is like, but I want to assure all of you loyal followers that Nyxathid is not dead. And if it ever goes dead again, rest assured there’s plenty of reanimation in Magic.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
Saying I’ve been playing a lot of Commander lately is like saying George W. Bush has made a lot of ‘derps’. As a matter of fact I’ve begun to drift away from casual multiplayer to exclusively play this format, as without doubt much of the casual Magic community has done so too.
To cash in on this movement (because you know, capitalism is the tits) Wizards has gifted us with another Commander expansion, which the creative and gifted people in marketing decided to name ‘Commander 2013’.
A particular focus of the new Commander series is to innovate with commanders and how they interact with the command zone. This is a partial victory on Wizards’ behalf, as Prossh and Jeleva are cooler than a Blizzard cinematic. Some of the others though are bit closer to Jar-Jar Binks. Let’s see how they stack up.
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Tagged 2013, Commander, derevi, EDH, gahiji, general, jeleva, Magic, Magic: the Gathering, marath, MtG, nekusar, oloro, prossh, roon, shattergang brothers, sydri