Fallout Commander Precons Spoiled
I just finished covering the spoiled Dogmeat card, and here we are again. This time, I'm covering not a single Fallout card but the packaging and face commanders for four Fallout Commander precons! Yep, you read that correctly. All of the Fallout Commander decks have been spoiled months in advance. That said, let's jump right into the spoilers.
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Fallout Commander Precons
We have the packaging for what I'm assuming is all of the preconstructed decks for the Fallout universes beyond set. They show the decks' names, color identity, and face commanders, giving away the themes.
If you played Fallout 76, you might have stumbled upon The Mothman while exploring the Appalachian wasteland. What's cool is that you can encounter several versions of the Mothman, including aggressive or passive variants, each with unique characteristics and behaviors.
This MTG incarnation doesn't look too friendly, though. It's a 3/3 with flying that cares about milling cards, +1/+1 counters, and rad counters. As for mill and +1/+1 counters, the B/U/G (no pun intended) color identity is perfect. Here's a radiation token for clarification on what this does:
Without giving away too many story spoilers, Dr. Madison Li is a member of the Brotherhood of Steel, a faction dedicated to preserving technology and restoring civilization in the aftermath of the nuclear war. She plays a significant role in the main storyline for Fallout 3, which is my favorite game in the series. So, I'm happy to see her helming a deck here! She also makes a minor appearance in Fallout 4; you can find her if you poke around the institute.
Given her affiliation with the Brotherhood of Steel, I'm not surprised to see artifacts in this precon. What does surprise me is energy counters making a comeback! If you played Standard back in the Kaladesh days, you'll remember it's pretty powerful. If this deck will be your first time playing the mechanic, you're in for a treat.
Of all the Fallout characters featured so far, Dogmeat may be the fan favorite so far. And with good reason... depending on how you played Fallout 4, he's likely the first friendly face you come across. And let me tell you, stumbling upon man's best friend in the wasteland for the first time was a remarkable moment in the game.
Dog cares about attacking with enchanted or equipped creatures and lets you recur aura and equipment cards from your graveyard to your hand. It also shows us a new token, called "Junk Tokens," that gives you some access to some spontaneous card advantage.
Caesar, also known as Caesar's Legion, is the main antagonist in Fallout: New Vegas. In the game, he and his faction were inspired by ancient Rome's culture and military organization. Throughout the game, the wannabe Caesar gives players several moral and political dilemmas that can significantly impact the game's narrative and endings.
While he's not my favorite character from the series, he is my favorite commander! In typical Julius Caeser fashion, the card is all about attacking, combat discussions, and willingness to sacrifice your guys for your greater good. I love all these options, and getting two choose two really sweetens the pot. One thing is for sure: your general will make sure you never run out of sac fodder.
The Fallout set isn't scheduled to hit shelves until March 2024. So, to say I wasn't expecting to be covering the Fallout Commander precons is an understatement. Nevertheless, it's exciting to see what the brains over at WOTC Coast came up with for the crossover set.
As I mentioned, the Caesar deck is my favorite from an MTG gameplay perspective. And Dr. Li is probably my favorite from a Fallout perspective, with the Mothman being second. Comment and let me know what you think of these decks and which is your favorite. Oh, and your favorite game in the series, too.