Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
As today is Thursday (regular Commander night at our local store OMG! Games), we wanted to yatter about your choice of General - that is, if you play.
If you aren't aware, Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) and now called Commander is a wonder casual variant format of Magic the Gathering which we would recommend to any Magic player, whether you are just starting or have been playing for years. A lot of the time, game play is centered around a legendary creature called General or Commander and because your general is usually the most reliable and consistent element of your deck in this 100-card singleton format, it deserves some deep deliberation.
Some players simply choose their General by what Legendary Creatures they may have others by choosing one which best fits their favourite colour or colours. As there is something like just under 500 (sorry we did not count 'em) different legendary creatures one could use a general, there is ample choices. The wonderful thing about this is that as this format isn't tainted by competitive pro-play, your choice of General and the 99 other cards in your deck provide an opportunity for you to protray your unique individuality.
We currently have about a 1/2 dozen EDH decks laying about our place which are constantly being worked on and tweaked. Frankly, we think that this is rather a relaxing and enjoyable activity compared to shovelling all that snow outside.
We want to hear from you, the reader - Who is your favourite General AND why ? - use the comment form below.
Here are some popular Generals as picked by the community at large . . . (Sliver Queen, Child of Alara, and Progenitus are popular choices for rainbow decks while others like a very focused approach)