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.
Is there anything more enjoyable than putting infinite counters all over your army? One reader doesn’t think so! See Jess help decorate the battlefield with dice and aggression in this week’s Dear Azami!
Zur the Enchanter is one of the most despised generals around. So how do we learn to love one so hated? Jess Stirba returns to tell you how to enjoy Zur without catching the contempt of everyone else at the table!
It’s the holidays! What better way to spend your time than discovering the joys of giving a fellow Commander player a great list? See how Jess took a budget build with super powerful cards and made it into the ultimate stocking stuffer!
Innistrad was one of the greatest blocks of all time, and revisiting the plane in Commander 2014 has been beyond sweet! Dear Azami heads to the plane to throw together a shambling, flesh-eating mischief maker for Gisa and her ghouls!
Jess Stirba and her readers long for a day off; that special day where you can forget about finding foil Mana Reflections and hating out the local player who kills on turn 1 with Hermit Druid. That’s right. It’s time to leave your Commander cares behind you. It’s time to go fishing.
One of the Khans in particular has gotten a little too much grief for not exploding onto the scene the way the others have. Fortunately, Jess is here to provide the Khan in question with plenty of friends and ammo!
Flavor is pretty huge in Commander, but is it more important than playing reasonably powered cards? Jess finds the perfect harmony between those two things, as well as life and death, in this week’s Dear Azami!
Is there a more fun zone in Commander than the graveyard? How do you configure a deck to maximize the graveyard? Look no further as Jess shows just how much fun dead stuff can be by using some underrated Commander cards!
On this edition of Dear Azami, a troubled X-spell addict needs some advice on a Rosheen Meanderer build. Our latest guest author has just the thing to fix that list up… if you like what you’ve read, let us know in the forums!