Giant redwoods, skyscrapers, kids, Commander decks: they all grow up. It’s been about eight months since we last checked in with our Commander project, building a sweet deck around Alesha, Who Smiles at Death. In that time, I’ve gotten to jam a lot of games with the latest version of the deck, enough to recognize that a) there is something sweet there and b) we can take it to the next level.
The From the Ground Up project’s been focused on building on a budget, but now we’re going to step it up just a notch. Because the next step, after you’ve built a budget deck that you really care for, is recognizing that the deck is worth sinking a little tender love and care (read: money) into. But how do you figure out where to focus your upgrades? Read on for a tale from the battlefield, and the upgrades that tale has inspired.