The History of Commander

On this episode, join hosts Maria and Meghan as they welcome the esteemed Judge Rob to unravel the mesmerizing saga behind Magic the Gathering’s juggernaut of a format: Commander. Dive into the chronicles of this beloved format, from its humble origins to its meteoric rise as a colossus in the Magic universe. Judge Rob, a pioneer from the inception of Commander, brings to life the era when your life total could be 100, “Commanders” were known as “Generals”, and the now-famous “Command Zone” was just a twinkle in a player’s eye. This episode isn’t just for Commander aficionados; it’s a captivating journey through the birth and evolution of new game formats, illustrating how a simple idea can transform into a global phenomenon. Whether you’re a seasoned planeswalker or just curious about the world of gaming, this enlightening discussion is your portal to understanding how Commander reshaped the landscape of Magic the Gathering. Strap in for an adventure into the heart of Magic’s most popular format, and discover the magic that happens when creativity, community, and cards collide!

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