This June, players will be able to go to the store and buy 5 new decks that are geared toward the immensely popular “Elder Dragon Highlander” player run format.
First, the big news: Magic: The Gathering Commander is designed for multiplayer play, perfect for EDH. In fact, EDH is now Magic: The Gathering Commander! Don’t believe us? Check out mtgcommander.net (formerly dragonhighlander.net) and see.
Now, let’s talk about this product we’re selling. Magic: The Gathering Commander is composed of five different hundred-card decks, with no card other than basic lands appearing more than once per deck. There are a total of 51 new Magic cards spread across them. And each deck comes with three foil oversized versions of legends that also appear as regular cards in the deck. You can buy one of these decks and play it out of the box, or cannibalize it for your existing EDH decks. Sorry, that should now be “your existing Magic: The Gathering Commander decks.”
The 51 new cards will be legal in Eternal formats (that’s Vintage and Legacy), but they will not be legal in Standard, Extended, or Block Constructed.
I have been trying to garner interest from my local playgroup into playing more “Commander” and now it looks to be an easier proposal for me. This kills a lot of birds with one stone. A lot of the problems newer players have is they have a hard time investing in new cards, specifically ones for decks such as these. I can’t wait to get my hands on these when they come out in June. They will be available both for paper players as well as online.