Here's how you can get 2,000 EDH staples for $39 (No, really!)

Fans of Magic: The Gathering’s Commander format have been given a deal they can’t (well, shouldn’t) refuse.

This comes as Daybreak Games, who runs Magic: The Gathering Online for Wizards of the Coast, unveils Commander Workshop for the game.  In short, it’s a collection of 2,000 EDH-focused cards to make it easier for people to play Commander online.

The company calls Commander Workshop a “true springboard into a deep dive of Magic’s wildest and weirdest format.”

One of the fascinating parts of this product is the caliber of cards we can offer,” says Tony Mayer, Product Manager at Daybreak Games.  “The MTGO world is much different than tabletop in this respect.”

So, what’s in Commander Workshop?  According to Daybreak, the 2,000-card collection includes cards from more than 120 sets with 375 cards that can serve as a player’s commander and more than 40 planeswalker cards to boot.  Oh, and as for rarity breakdown, the company says more than 96 percent of the collection is comprised of rare and mythic rare cards.

As for what specific cards players can expect, they’re not exactly bulk.  Daybreak has revealed cards along the lines of Wheel of Fortune, Sword of Feast and Famine, The Obolith, Sliver Queen, Academy Rector, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, and more.

Though there are some notable exclusions with EDH powerhouse cards like Rhystic Study, Mana Confluence, and the fetchlands not making the cut.

Regardless, the release of Commander Workshop is part of keeping Magic: The Gathering Online the “go-to” place for digital Commander play.

Magic Online has hosted the Commander format since its Elder Dragon Highlander days in the late 2000s (pre-dating Commander’s official introduction as a product in 2011,” comments Mayer.  “MTGO is the premier platform for 100-card battles online.  We are thrilled to deliver a Commander product for the price fo a precon: it’s a gateway into a Commander environment with endless potential for variety and creativity that gets you playing as fast as possible.”

For the complete 2,000-card list, you can check out the website Moxfield.

Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.