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Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander
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Author:  TheGleep [ 2015-May-04 7:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

Interesting play style that we started in my group. Also the rules for it are mainly so that you can take a normal EDH deck and use with little modification.

1. Planeswalker is your commander termed "General".
2. The previous commander is now in your deck.
a. That commander is now your "Lieutenant"
b. "Lieutenant" sets your color identity
1. "General" must abide by the color identity
c. If "Lieutenant" and "General" are on field together "Lieutenant" gets +3/+3
3. No other planeswalkers can be in your deck besides the General
4. The "General" is not counted in your deck card count of 100.
a. This is to allow any deck to quickly be modified to work with this format.
5. All other rules for EDH apply.
a. "Lieutenant" has no protections for changing zones like the "General" or Commander does

As Planeswalker EDH is sorta wordy, I think General is the best name for this style.

Author:  schweinefettmann [ 2015-May-05 11:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

sounds cool.

there was someone who used Tezzeret the Seeker as PW general, and consistently fetched rings of brighthearth, the chain veil and filled the deck with tonnes of mana-rocks to consistently turn 2 or 3 infinite mana kill the table. just so you know such a thing exists, and not to spoil your fun!

i think the +3/+3 sounds like a cool idea, but might make more sense if they were both in your command zone, and THEN the lieutenant can't go back to the command zone. otherwise, it'd give the players who happen to find it a huge bonus, and you wouldn't be able to check for colour-identity.

Author:  Jelik [ 2015-May-09 6:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

I think it sounds overly complicated with no real gain. I would suggest just trying out planeswalkers as the commanders for your decks. (I think chain veil may need banning)

I made a fun Dack Fayden commander deck.

Author:  schweinefettmann [ 2015-May-10 8:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

Jelik wrote:
(I think chain veil may need banning)


and rings of brighthearth.

and tezzeret the seeker as commander

Author:  Jelik [ 2015-May-11 4:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

Yeah rings could be pretty brutal as well. Not sure on Tezz, it could be he is just too oppressive. I used him in a dack fayden build based around artifacts. Chain veil was the worst offender.

Author:  Uktabi_Kong [ 2015-May-11 10:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

The Lieutenant part kinda concerns me because it encourages as much as if not more than the singleton nature of the format.

Author:  Uriel [ 2015-May-20 10:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

Quote:
there was someone who used Tezzeret the Seeker as PW general, and consistently fetched rings of brighthearth, the chain veil and filled the deck with tonnes of mana-rocks to consistently turn 2 or 3 infinite mana kill the table. just so you know such a thing exists, and not to spoil your fun!


Yup. Tezzy is the PW version of Arcum Dagsson. Better for some things (tezzy basically got haste and d the job alone), worse on others (CMC limits based on the number of loyalty points). That's why I am never tired to repeat that Social Contract is so important in this format, the glue that prevent the game to collapse to himself .



The flavor of the variant sounds very good, but looks to me a bit clunky. I would work to keep strictly only the rules that gives a positive and intuitive resonance on the flavor/gameplay, while I would take out some stuff that would create just more memory issues than anything (like the lieutenant buff for example imho).

Author:  RaiRai [ 2016-Aug-26 4:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

I think a better way of doing this would have your life counter be your planeswalker's loyalty and if your planewalker runs out of it, you lose the game. Cards that say destroy or remove planeswalkers just cause them to go into the command zone. If your planeswalker is in the command zone, any damage you take is redirected to his or her loyalty.

Author:  Christophe06 [ 2017-Nov-26 7:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Planeswalker EDH variant - Planeswalker is only Commander

TheGleep wrote:
Interesting play style that we started in my group. Also the rules for it are mainly so that you can take a normal EDH deck and use with little modification.

1. Planeswalker is your commander termed "General".
2. The previous commander is now in your deck.
a. That commander is now your "Lieutenant"
b. "Lieutenant" sets your color identity
1. "General" must abide by the color identity
c. If "Lieutenant" and "General" are on field together "Lieutenant" gets +3/+3
3. No other planeswalkers can be in your deck besides the General
4. The "General" is not counted in your deck card count of 100.
a. This is to allow any deck to quickly be modified to work with this format.
5. All other rules for EDH apply.
a. "Lieutenant" has no protections for changing zones like the "General" or Commander does

As Planeswalker EDH is sorta wordy, I think General is the best name for this style.

Hello, thank you for this information

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