Year: 2016

THE MANA DORK SPECIAL EDITION: THE GIFT DORK

Are you looking for a gift for that special geeky someone, or family, in your life? Look no further. Hello, everyone! I hope your various holidays are going well for you, whichever you choose to celebrate. 😀 Usually, I write about Magic: the Gathering here on the site, but today, I figured I’d take a moment to help out anyone trying desperately to find a geeky gift within a particular price point. If you’re that person, welcome! I hope the following info is helpful. We’re going to look at ten different gifts today — one for each price point from under $10 to above $100. Most of these are going to be board games, since they don’t need any extra accessories and they’re easy to wrap. Ready? Let’s go! * * * 1. ORNAMENTS FOR WINNIPEG HARVEST ($3)   Pictured above, these lovely dice ornaments are available from the store for $3 each. $1.50 from every ornament goes to help out Winnipeg Harvest, making them perfect for the socially-conscious gamer. (Or, really, anybody who’s having some particularly bad rolls in their Dungeons & Dragons game and needs some new dice from off the tree!) * * *   2. CRAFTS FROM LOCAL ARTISTS ($10-$35)   A Muse N Games always has art from local artists on display, but they’ve got several items in especially for the Christmas season. Make...

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THE MANA DORK – Impressions from Commander 2016 and AMNG Leagues!

I am beginning to think I have previously been a tad too cute with the titles. Also, given that we’re doing a bit of a round-up today, it seems appropriate to simply call out the round-up, eh? Onward! COMMANDER 2016 IMPRESSIONS Who has two thumbs and called it? This guy. Here’s what I said back in October, before Commander 2016 released: “But what if Wizards decided to go wayyyyy out there, and design two creatures that could co-exist in the command zone? It doesn’t require much of an adjustment to the rules—just increment your commander tax for each card individually, define your deck’s colour identity using the colour identity of the two commanders combined, and come up with a new mechanic that allows your new commanders to co-exist. And it opens up some interesting gameplay decisions about when you cast your commanders, and how.” The mechanic I predicted was worded thusly: Alliance (You may begin the game with up to two creatures with alliance in the command zone.) It differs from the actual Partner mechanic in that it defines the cards themselves as commanders—which, you know, probably should happen if we’re going to play a format called Commander. But other than that, I was almost word-for-word correct with my craziest prediction! … Okay, enough self-regard. You’re here for impressions. The decks themselves are quite good. I’ve played one game...

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