Magic: Commander

Magic the Gathering
  • October 12, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Our Saturday Magic event is sponsored by Woodburn Games. Woodburn is pleased to provide the opportunity for Magic players to participate in a competitive activity while at CinCityCon.

Welcome to Magic the Gathering. This is drop in play for attendees feeling Magic withdrawal or for those who’ve always wanted to give Magic a try. The Commander format gives a little more structure than complete open play without requiring you to be an expert on all aspects of the game. This is a drop in event and no ticket is required.

Decks available to borrow, pre-cons available for purchase.

WHAT IS COMMANDER?

Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!

These Commander decks introduce an ability called eminence that lets your commander lead from the command zone, even before they have entered the battlefield. The eminence ability appears on characters from all parts of Magic lore, allowing you to call on the power and skill of some of the best leaders in the Multiverse.

HOW TO PLAY COMMANDER

The Commander format is all about picking your hero and building a deck around them. In this casual, multiplayer format, you choose a legendary creature to serve as your commander and build the rest of your deck around their color identity.

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