B Phillip York

Commander Focus: Bolas, the Ravager – The Spectre of Defeat

The Specter of Defeat is a tri-color Grixis resource management deck built around dropping specters and forcing discards from your opponents hands, then both rewarding yourself for their lack of hand and discards and punishing them. It's sure to...

The Best Year in Gaming: 1993

Last year’s stacked lineup of games for the Game Awards had us thinking: What was the best year in gaming? As part of our series on determining gaming’s best year, we’re putting together an article on each year, charting...

Commander Focus: Hazezon Tamar – Fear Is the Mind-killer

This week with the recent Dune release, we're looking back at the game we love with a bit of a retro bent. In this week's Commander Focus, we're building around one of the Magic's original Legends, Hazezon Tamar. This article...

Murders at Karlov Manor Review, Part 1 of 4: The Mechanics

2024 is here with a jam pack schedule of product. Your first opportunity is a mystery themed set and a return to Ravnica. Mysteries and murder mysteries in particular are perennially cultural favorites, though they seem slightly out of...

Goonhammer’s Magic: the Gathering 2024 Release Preview

The 2024 release schedule is unsurprisingly aggressive, with six Major releases announced, spread out over the year. A very basic analysis of 2023 would tell you that 55 separate Secret Lairs were released, and given the upward trend in...

The Cards to Pick Up From Ravnica Remastered for Commander

Ravnica Remastered is a ... well it's a masters set but only of cards from expansions that took place on Ravnica. Ravnica is the most commonly visited plane aside from Dominaria, the guild concept seems to have really taken...

Unstable Mutation: Enduring Enchantments (Commander Masters Commander Upgrade)

I don't know why but enchantress decks fascinate me. I think it's the idea of playing permanents that are sort of orthogonal to standard creature based utility and winning builds. Especially if you are able to leverage enchantments' ability...

Goonhammer Reviews The Doctor Who: Blast From the Past Commander Deck

Today we have a slight departure from usual, diving in to review ALL of the new cards from the first of the Dr. Who preconstructed Commander decks. In the next week or so we will be giving our thoughts...

Magic Commander Universes Beyond: Dr. Who Set Review, Part 1 of 4: The Mechanics

The newest Universes Beyond until the one being released as a Secret Lair the week after this release as a surprise pop-up Helly Kitty I'm an adventurer, focuses on the BBC show about a regenerating Time Lord who is...

The 10 Cards to Pick up From Wilds of Eldraine for Commander

It's time to start moving from theorycrafting to tablecrafting, which means that pointing out some of the best cards in the new Eldraine set is what we're here to do. While we put a big emphasis on Commander here...

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Age of Sigmar: Skaventide – Goonhammer’s First Take

We asked Matt Jett and Mathew "chimp" Ward to take a look at the models that have been shown...
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