Ready For Commander? Commander, also called "EDH" (stands for "Elder Dragon Highlander," an outdated in-joke), is the most popular format of the collectible trading card game Magic: The Gathering, counting over-all formats. While EDH doesn't appear much in competitive formats when the tournament is over, and the last booster box handed out, look for the players to be huddled up in the corner over a Commander game. It has every reason to be popular; it is the only MTG format created entirely by the fans of the game, where the game's makers, Wizards of the Coast, picked up on the idea after the fact and now market products exclusively to EDH players. But Commander is also the most daunting format to enter. While other formats have limited deck-building constraints and force a more linear strategy, Commander is open to the wind. It utilizes more individual cards from MTG history than any other format save Vintage and has the widest variety of viable strategies and archetypes. At the same…
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