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Alexander Ullman
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Low Profile and Little Edges
Blows dust off the deck boxes Shuffles up 99 cards [Expletive deleted] Replaces a broken sleeve It's been a little while since I've had a chance to play Commander. Over the past three weeks I've had two such opportunities with some old friends. This, combin...

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I'm Sick
I haven't gone into detail about my condition because that's the thing - it is My Condition. It is personal. It is preexisting.  Since Congress just decided that my condition makes me less than, I am going to share it with you. Maybe you can share my story ...

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Modern Love: Part 2
https://twitter.com/MagicOnline/status/844585729309081600 Well that was unexpected.  There's a good chance you read my blog post from yesterday  where I shared my opinion about the issues I felt where facing the folks who make Magic . I believe those issues...

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Modern Love
Due to an issue, #MTGMM3 commons will not be Pauper legal on #MTGO tomorrow. They will instead be legal effective April 19. #MTGO — Magic Online (@MagicOnline) March 21, 2017 I'm not going to try and paint a rosy picture about this development. Yesterday th...

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Some Enchanted Board State
Let me tell you why I love Enchantments in Commander: they’re underappreciated. Because of this they tend to be undervalued and under targeted and as a consequence it gives me an edge. How did I get here? For as long as I can remember I have had a preoccupa...

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Weaving my Own Lore
Last night I played two games of Commander. In it of itself that isn’t strange - it’s one of my favorite ways to play Magic with friends. I trekked up to the Upper West Side with Andrew to join one of his playgroups. Here is where things start to veer from ...

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Simple Pleasures in America
Hello friends. I'd like you to listen to a song.  I know there's some problematic language in it but I hope you can see past it and through to  the message. We are entering uncertain times. Various outlets have reminded us not to forget who we are in the co...

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop Matters
The election forced my hand. Writing has helped me come to terms with the maelstrom of feelings I experience on a daily basis. Which means I get to empty my vault of ideas. I had an outline of this post but I never put pen to paper. I was in a quagmire. Not...

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An Obstacle
It's Monday. A new week has started. I spent most of yesterday struggling to write an article. I write about the card game Magic  and I never realized what a privilege it has been to do so. I do not just mean the fact that I can trade my words for some capi...
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