About Author: Carlos Gutierrez

Description
I'm a Commander and Cube enthusiast who occasionally delves into more competitive formats. My focus is on keeping things fun over anything else! I'm glad to talk about just about any format, so get in touch via Twitter or email!

Posts by Carlos Gutierrez

  • Carlos builds a rebel Commander deck from the ground up, headed by --who else?-- Lin Sivvi. Read on to see his unique take on a classic archetype from years past.

    Rebels — The Never-ending Stream of Conscripts

    Carlos builds a rebel Commander deck from the ground up, headed by --who else?-- Lin Sivvi. Read on to see his unique take on a classic archetype from years past.
  • Carlos develops another Second Sunrise deck, this time with Vish Kal at the helm. Find out how profitable sacrificing your own creatures can be.

    Vampire Sunrise — Comboing with Vish Kal

    Carlos develops another Second Sunrise deck, this time with Vish Kal at the helm. Find out how profitable sacrificing your own creatures can be.
  • Carlos develops a mono-white angels deck with Linvala at the helm. Read on to find out about Commander from a more casual bent than usual.

    Entreat the Angels

    Carlos develops a mono-white angels deck with Linvala at the helm. Read on to find out about Commander from a more casual bent than usual.
  • Back to form, Carlos discusses a combo deck that animates lands and puts them on the chopping block. How does one win after 'geddoning oneself into oblivion? Read on to find out.

    Living Lands (And How to Slay Them)

    Back to form, Carlos discusses a combo deck that animates lands and puts them on the chopping block. How does one win after 'geddoning oneself into oblivion? Read on to find out.
  • Carlos wraps up his monocolored budget series with the color everyone loves to hate. Read on to see how monoblue can be built in Commander without griefing the entire universe.

    Anticipating Talrand

    Carlos wraps up his monocolored budget series with the color everyone loves to hate. Read on to see how monoblue can be built in Commander without griefing the entire universe.
  • Carlos ports the classic budget contender, mono-red burn, to the world of ninety-nine cards and proves firebreathing can be cheap and effective in Commander too.

    Inner Calm, Outer Strength

    Carlos ports the classic budget contender, mono-red burn, to the world of ninety-nine cards and proves firebreathing can be cheap and effective in Commander too.
  • In the third episode of his mono-colored budget series, Carlos tackles green, the least budget-friendly color of them all.

    Sasaya’s Mean Green Machine

    In the third episode of his mono-colored budget series, Carlos tackles green, the least budget-friendly color of them all.
  • Carlos continues his series on budget Commander decks with a mono-white legend of regal provenance. Read on to learn how Commander can be built on the cheap.

    Dear Darien…

    Carlos continues his series on budget Commander decks with a mono-white legend of regal provenance. Read on to learn how Commander can be built on the cheap.
  • Back to form, Carlos builds another Commander deck right in front of our eyes. This time its a rather enchanting affair that showcases the power of Bruna, Light of Alabaster.

    Battling with Bruna

    Back to form, Carlos builds another Commander deck right in front of our eyes. This time its a rather enchanting affair that showcases the power of Bruna, Light of Alabaster.
  • Carlos finally shares his all-time favorite Commander deck: Kemba, Kha Regent. Read on to see how this idiosyncratic and time-tested deck functions.

    A Boy and His Cats

    Carlos finally shares his all-time favorite Commander deck: Kemba, Kha Regent. Read on to see how this idiosyncratic and time-tested deck functions.
  • Carlos tackles one of the most difficult questions facing the Commander community today: How can we reconcile different expectations of competitiveness while ensuring everyone is having fun?

    Elephant in the Room: The Casual-Competitive Schism

    Carlos tackles one of the most difficult questions facing the Commander community today: How can we reconcile different expectations of competitiveness while ensuring everyone is having fun?
  • Avacyn Restored offers many new tools for the enterprising Commander brewer. Carlos begins by matching up Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded with an old favorite: Squee!

    The Immortal Squee

    Avacyn Restored offers many new tools for the enterprising Commander brewer. Carlos begins by matching up Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded with an old favorite: Squee!