casual edh; character development
Posted on May 2, 2017, 8:45 p.m. by 1501vandgarr
I'm thinking of starting a new commander format which lets you play all the different versions of a legendary. ie Ezuri, Renegade Leader and Ezuri, Claw of Progress could both be your commander and you get your color identity from both.
My main question is whether I should have it so that they just have 2 commanders or if you can play any number.
What do you think of the format and should I make any rules to balance things.
As a rule I don't like formats that are "this other format, but with ...". So I'm not super excited by your prospect TBH.
If you are going to do it you might as well allow all versions of the creature. I would limit it to just creature printings though since there are a few Legendary Creatures that also have Planeswalker cards.
May 2, 2017 9:05 p.m.
May 3, 2017 2:39 a.m.
I dunno about the rest of the users on TO, but I'm getting really tired of seeing someone suggest some random variant or crazy offshoot of an existing format. Worse yet, some suggest these weird amalgamations composed of tons of arbitrary limits (certain cards are assigned point values, you get this for doing that, there are special zones or actions, etc.).
What everyone seems to be missing is that formats need to be simple, easily-identifiable, unique, and they need to fulfill some purpose for the community.
OP, your idea is just a restricted version of commander. Only people draw to commander but burnt out from playing it would ever want to participate in this format. In these cases, variants like two-headed giant that don't require deck alternations do much better.