Thanks to our friends from Wizards of the Coast for this great preview card! Note how the targeting works so that you actually have to give the Treasure to the other player in order to draw the card.
Welcome back to the feature that we’re rebooting on the RC website, a brief Monday morning check-in from one of our members.
Today it’s two simple reminders. First, our next Quarterly Update, always scheduled the Monday before the Pre-Release, will be on 7 February. We look forward to the Kamigawa: Neon Destiny previews starting in earnest next week.
Second, for those of you who are budding Commander content creators, there’s space for you to share the links for your work on the Commander RC Discord server, in the channel self-promotion. We know that breaking into the content creation game can be difficult. Here’s our way of providing a bit of help, getting new folks’ content in front of more eyes.
We’re always active over on the Discord server, so if there’s any topic you want to chat about, just drop on by!
We’ve just hit 5,000 subscribers to the RC Discord, so we want to say thanks to everyone who has joined us and taken part in the many good faith discussions we’ve had in the various channels.
We promised that the 5,000th subscriber would get the choice of two signed Sheldon Menery tokens (one from SCG, one from Inklin Customs) or the ritual burning of said tokens. The winner, @Tokee, a rabid Krark fan, asked instead if we could ritually burn two Krark cards. We’ll be making that happen in an upcoming tweet.
Here’s to the sky being the limit for the RC Discord server. We’ll see you over there soon. Next stop, 10,000!
Here’s the sweet preview that our friends from Wizards of the Coast sent us:
The cards from Secret Lair: Stranger Things will be legal in Commander. Like with any cards, they’ll be judged on their individual merits. If any of them demonstrate that they’re unhealthy for the format, we’ll take appropriate action.
To clarify, Friends Forever is a limited-scope, partner-like ability. Any two creatures with Friends Forever can be your commanders. They do not interact with creatures that have the normal partner ability (Rule 702.124a).
Although we’re not the biggest fans of mechanically-unique, limited-availability cards, the folks at Wizards of the Coast have improved their processes, making the Secret Lair drops more available to more people for longer–especially since the cards will be getting Magic IP equivalents starting in Streets of New Capenna. We strongly encourage them to continue this trend.
If you’d like to talk about any of this further, we’re happy to invite you to the RC Discord server’s #format-philosophy channel for good faith discussions.
Welcome to the RC Monday Morning Check-In for August 30, 2021.
Yesterday we held the quarterly joint RC/CAG meeting. What happens at that meeting is the RC offers to the CAG the directions we’re considering heading with the upcoming announcement, based on the joint conversations we’ve had since the previous announcement. They offer their individual recommendations, agreement or dissention, and ideas on how to implement and/or message our decisions. Remember that the CAG is about twelve unique perspectives, not any unified stance, so there are bound to be some thought-provoking sparks. The RC then meets before announcement date to put the finishing touches how we’ll proceed.
You’ll see our final result for this quarter on Monday, 13 September. Until then, enjoy the opening of preview season for Innistrad: Mightnight Hunt!
Welcome to the Commander RC Monday Morning Check-In for the week of 16 August, 2021.
The first of the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt previews have dropped and we’re excited already. Wrenn and Seven has created quite some buzz; we suspect it won’t be the only one.
This Thursday the RC will premiere our first Adventures in the Forgotten Realms games, in which we each have a different preconstructed deck which we’ve been allowed a ten-card upgrade. Gavin will be piloting Draconic Rage, Toby Planar Portal, Scott Aura of Courage, and Sheldon Dungeons of Death. Tune in for all the action starting at 8ET on twitch.tv/commanderRC.
You can keep abreast of all the things we’re doing on the RC Discord server. As always, we’re frequently available for chats about all aspects of Commander, whether that’s in the #format-philosophy channel, #deck-brewing, #rulings-and-questions, or any of another dozen or so dedicated areas. We look forward to seeing you there.