Jess Stirba lives in Brooklyn, NY and has been playing Magic: the Gathering since the dark ages. While she's flirted with competitive Magic here and there, Commander is her true love. That love grew half out the friendships and conversations you can develop across the game table, and half from the creativity one can channel when brewing in the format. A specialist in quick fixes and alternate victory conditions, Jess will generally choose synergistic fun over raw power.
In a surprise twist, Jess takes a reader submission for the first time of a deck that has actually beaten her in a spectacularly memorable fashion and improves it in the spirit of that awesome play’s memory.
What do you do when you have two decks you’re only having half as much fun with as you used to? Combine them into one new deck and have even more fun than ever before! Jess answers the call to marry a reader’s Animar, Soul of Elements to Karn, Silver Golem!
Parley is a powerful mechanic in Commander, and strapping that ability to your Commander will drastically shift the flow of the game as card advantage goes all around the table. Jess Stirba works on one of her favorite Commaners: Selvala, Explorer Returned!