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Genju of the Realm
Legendary Enchantment — Aura
(2): Enchanted land becomes a legendary 8/12 Spirit creature with trample until end of turn. It's still a land.
When enchanted land is put into a graveyard, you may return Genju of the Realm from your graveyard to your hand.
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Genju of the Realm Discussion
1 month ago
Finally people are coming to my side.
I've had this debate time and time again. The short version, we don't need to RC to make decisions on Casual play. Casual play is just that, Casual. When playing Casual we can make our own rules, and play with whatever cards we want, including but not limited too, "Un" cards. I am personally a big fan of Richard Garfield, Ph.D..
The RC needs to focus solely on Competitive play because that is the only area that needs a Ban List. The RC allowing Silver Bordered cards in Competitive play just shows their incompetence.
We have never needed, and won't ever need a Ban List or RC for Casual play. If I'm playing Casual, I will play whatever I want as long as the people I'm playing with agree. Like my Genju of the Realm (as the Commander) deck, if everybody is cool with it, I play it and we all enjoy a game.
People playing Casual make their own rules, and the people interested would have built and played Un decks regardless of what the RC said. Allowing such a thing in sanctioned tournament play is incompetence.
3 months ago
Your question has already been answered, but many playgroup will allow you to play cards that aren't legal as Commander.
I ran a Genju of the Realm deck for awhile. It was pretty fun.
5 months ago
IF the RC takes over control of Commander?????? The RC DOES have control of Commander.....
This is the argument I have been giving, but I'll say it again as something has been missed.
Commander is a Social format, there are Casual players in every format. The issue with the Commander ban list is that the Casual players are dictating the bans.
A ban list should be made with Competitive players in mind. This is because the Competitive players are REQUIRED to follow the ban list in a tournament setting, and like you just laid out so elegantly, the Casual players can and will self govern.
It really is that simple. A ban list is necessary for tournament play because it allows a bunch of people to follow the same deck building guidelines. Casual players can ban or unban whatever cards they wish in their own playgroups. They can use a Basic Land for a Commander if they so desired.
I made a deck with Genju of the Realm as the Commander. It isn't a legal Commander, but in a Casual game, as long as my opponents agree, I can play the deck.
Casual should not dictate Competitive play.
7 months ago
Personally I would try to make a Kaalia of the Vast deck instead with a heavy (or all) Angel theme.
I've always wanted a Maelstrom Archangel deck as well but the non Legendary factor really burns me. I was probably going to go more Combo than Tribal.
I've always wanted a Genju of the Realm deck. Now that would be cool. If your playgroup would allow illegal cards to be the Commander, Genju is a great choice imo.
8 months ago
Just thought it would be worth mentioning another attempt at fixing aura's was the whole totem armor concept from things like Hyena Umbra, where you lost the enchantment instead of the creature. The flipside of that was also attempted with the Genju cycle, with cards like Genju of the Realm (incidentally this was the first of those two cycles).
Personally I would like to see a revisit of mechanics behind the genju cycle, I feel like it has some interesting applications, and is more balanced in limited than the Totem armor cycle.
9 months ago
I hate to break it to you but Genju of the Realm cannot be played as a commander. EDH official rule #2 states: Players choose a legendary creature as the "Commander" for their deck. Genju of the Realm is a legendary enchantment/aura. Having said that, I would recommend Child of Alara. Since you have quite a few enchant land cards, Child of Alara would wipe the board state (excluding lands) and you would have enchanted lands to wreak havoc. Or, you can choose Horde of Notions which would just bring an elemental creature card from the graveyard to the field. I would choose the former than the latter. It's one helluva combo.