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AgePosted: 2015-Oct-07 4:06 am 
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What is your opinion on letting non-legendary creatures be a commander? I have been thinking about cards like Tamanoa that should be legendary, feel legendary, and are not the kind of cards that would be broken as generals.

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I think the official answer is that anything you can agree with your friends on, goes. If it feels good, do it!

I've done nephilim and like one guy complained and but sort of in a not-serious way, so it wasn't a problem.

probably should be legendary (along with stuff like , , etc.), but when you build a deck based on that and , nobody is going to be impressed. Then they'll start asking why you're using a non-legendary general. But, you know, anything you can do that makes for a fun and interesting play experience is going to be ok.

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I've been thinking about asking my group if I can use as a UG general. The more I think about him, the more I feel like UG was robbed of an interesting, non-broken commander, since that is where he fits in the color pie.


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Genju can be scary but no more so than a lot of the other broken commanders.

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Actually, you know what's interesting about this is there's kind of a sliding scale.

Like, I used as my general in an interesting deck, and people were fine with me using it as a general. But then if I wanted to make it unblockable with , THAT was an additional negotiation. I ended up taking shizo out.

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I run a Temur deck headed up by if people are feeling like allowing it or if they aren't. The deck has a Ferocious/Formidable theme and doesn't lean too heavily on either commander. It's a little unfocused, but pretty fun to play.

If I'm using Sarkhan as the commander and I pull ahead, there will invariably be some good-natured jabs about cheating. :P


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In the specific example of Tamenoa, this should not be legendary because it doesn't actually depict a specific entity, but rather a group of them, as can be seen in the flavor text. Legendary things are built that way because there is only supposed to be one of them in existence.

As far as making things your commander that dont fit the rules, I say do what ever your group wants. If it were me Id let you play it until you showed me something that was particularly broken or unfun about using it. If you have some kind of sanguine bond combo in there, then I'd tell you to pick a different commander, since there are enough combo piece generals for you to pick from.

Basically as long as you're not ruining my experience in favor of your own, Id be fine with it.

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