EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander) is now called Commander

Wizards of the Coast has recently announced the introduction of a new format named Commander. Well, we should clarify the word “new” here, as Commander isn’t exactly a new format at all. So what’s Commander all about?

Commander is a modern name for Elder Dragon Highlander, a casual Magic:TheĀ Gathering variant which emphasizes social interactions, interesting games, and creative deckbuilding. It can be played 1-on-1 but is usually multiplayer. While the name has changed (multiple times) over the years, it often goes by the nickname EDH.

(Quote source: www.mtgcommander.net)

The announcement was made by Aaron Forsythe 10 days ago, and it covers many cool aspects of this new product. Aaron also clarifies that WotC nor the DCI are taking over the rules of this format as they were designed by Sheldon Menery and his rules team.

Since here at Eternal Central we aren’t experts YET about Commander/EDH we are looking for someone who’d like to write about this format and introduce it nicely to our community. If you feel like joining the crew, please send us a mail to eternal.central@gmail.com ! Meanwhile, if you want to have a look at how Commander works, you should check out the official website www.mtgcommander.net or watch this video that was recorded last weekend in Chiba for the 2010 Worlds:

Jordi Amat

Co-Founder of Eternal Central, Jordi was one of the first Magic bloggers, penning over 1000 articles, and is a contributor to the Spanish magazine Cantrip. Father of the European Pimp movement, he launched The Luxury Journal in 2011, chronicling luxury outside of Magic. <a href="https://twitter.com/amatpuig">@amatpuig</a> on Twitter.

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    Best news ever !!

  • Robrecht

    I’d be very interested in a good ‘primer’, as I don’t know this format at all.

    Robrecht