Kirsin Koch

Author's details

Name: Kirsin Koch
Date registered: December 10, 2013

Biography

@duneecho     -     Email     -     Articles Kirsin Koch works as an IT professional and trainer. As a Magic: The Gathering player since Revised in 1994 and one of the original founding members for CasualPlayers.org, he deeply enjoys Commander, Legacy, and Draft.

Latest posts

  1. Growing a Commander Playgroup — May 21, 2014
  2. Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in Gold and Artifacts Appropriate for Commander — March 18, 2014
  3. Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in Red and Green Appropriate for Commander — March 17, 2014
  4. Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in Blue and Black Appropriate for Commander — March 13, 2014
  5. Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in White Appropriate for Commander — March 12, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in Gold and Artifacts Appropriate for Commander — 7 comments
  2. Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in White Appropriate for Commander — 3 comments
  3. Kirsin Koch – When Nukes Hit the Commander Playgroup: The Standard Commander Challenge — 1 comment
  4. Standard Commander: Mono-Colored Analysis — 1 comment
  5. Growing a Commander Playgroup — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Growing a Commander Playgroup

I recently moved about 200 miles from my previous local game store and wanted to find another place to play Commander. In early March 2014, I scouted online for pictures of different nearby shops to gauge size, cleanliness, and player feedback. My search dug up Cybertek Games near Louisville, KY. The store looked nice and …

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Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in Gold and Artifacts Appropriate for Commander

This article is the final part in the Funning For Your Playgroup series, which explores silver-bordered cards appropriate for Commander. Un- cards offer a lot to a casual Commander playgroup with a strong social contract. Unfortunately, there is only one multicolored card suitable for a rules update in the Un- sets. There are quite a …

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Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in Red and Green Appropriate for Commander

This article is the third part in the Funning For Your Playgroup series, which explores silver-bordered cards appropriate for Commander. Like with previous colors, red and green Un- cards offer a lot to a casual Commander playgroup with a strong social contract. Red Blast from the Past 2R Instant Madness R, cycling 1R, kicker 2R, flashback 3R, …

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Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in Blue and Black Appropriate for Commander

This article is the second part in the Funning For Your Playgroup series, which explores silver-bordered cards appropriate for Commander. Like white, blue and black Un- cards offer a lot to a casual Commander playgroup with a strong social contract. Blue Carnivorous Death-Parrot 1U Creature — Bird Flying 2/2   Checks and Balances 2U Enchantment …

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Funning For Your Playgroup: Silver-Bordered Cards in White Appropriate for Commander

In an interview on CommanderCast #137, during a rapid-fire question-and-answer session, the hosts asked Sheldon Menery, “Would [the Rules Committee] ever consider making the Un- sets legal?” Sheldon’s answer was an expectedly simple, “No.” Sheldon’s justification behind the answer was not explored, but it can be easily intuited. Mainly, many of the silver-bordered cards require …

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Standard Commander Gatecrash Archetypes and Example Decks (Part 2)

Author’s note: Since this article series was started, Born of the Gods has been released. Its addition altered the Dimir, Simic, and Gruul decks enough to warrant a revision of the example deck lists. For the Standard Commander format including Return to Ravnica block and Theros block, the addition of the Born of the Gods …

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Standard Commander Gatecrash Archetypes and Example Decks, Part 1

Author’s note: Since this article series was started, Born of the Gods has been released. Its addition alters the Dimir, Simic, and Gruul decks enough to warrant a revision of the example deck lists. Those lists will be included in part two of this article. For a Standard Commander format, Gatecrash guilds are going to …

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Standard Commander: Return to Ravnica Analysis

This article is a continued exploration of what a Return to Ravnica/Gatecrash/Dragon’s Maze/M14/Theros Commander format might look like. Previous articles in this series covered basic deck design principles available in the format and what each of the mono-colored decks might contain. When Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord was spoiled as a set preview in the Izzet …

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Standard Commander: Mono-Colored Analysis

Previously, this article series has covered the basic considerations for a Standard-only Commander card pool consisting of Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon’s Maze, Magic 2014, and Theros. This second part will cover the eight mono-colored legendary creatures provided by Theros and their possible inclusion in mono-colored decks. These legendary creatures are a good start for …

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Kirsin Koch – When Nukes Hit the Commander Playgroup: The Standard Commander Challenge

It is entirely likely that many a Commander playgroup is approaching the final stretch of the arms race to build increasingly powerful decks full of format staples. And why not? Thanks to Eternal players and speculators seeking to offload extra pieces of the Mind Seize deck, there is a massive influx of Commander 2013 product. …

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