About the Author
David Merker-Schwendinger started playing Magic: The Gathering as a teenager. His first Deck was a Mirrodin Preconstructed Deck.
Over the years, he developed an interest in role-playing games, which was sparked during his Archeological studies at university.
The Magic card collection kept growing during his Master studies of Austrian history. Some topics he studied, like heraldic, came in handy for his role-playing storytelling.
He is the host of a YouTube channel (NerdNavigator) where he features the Austrian D&D community and Dungeons’ and Dragons in general.
Booster Drafting with friends and exploring Ravnica with his Dungeon and Dragons party are among his favorite things to do in his free time.
All Articles by David Merker-Schwendinger
Commander Legends 2 – Battle for Baldur’s Gate
Commander Legends 2: Battle for Baldur's Gate released a few weeks ago. Our author David takes a closer look at the set and tells us about what Beasts, Dragons and other mythical creatures he is really excited about!
Streets of New Capenna: The Most Powerful Commanders
Streets of New Capenna is out right now and with it come a few really strong Commanders! In this blog entry, we are going to present you the most powerful Commanders from Streets of New Commander. Maybe you get to play some of them before they eventually get banned?
The Best Underrated & Most Overrated Commanders
In today’s article, David is taking a closer look at the Commander table and filters through different choices for the top leaders of current decks. If you’re interested in getting to know his picks for the best underrated and the most overrated Commanders in Magic: The Gathering, keep on reading right here.
The Best 5 Commanders in 2022
David is presenting his top 5 list of Commanders he thinks who are the strongest choices, he is not yet playing in Commander. From funky picks to powerful format mainstays. There's a legend for everyone.
Commander Deck Tech: Goblins
Squee and his minions are David's favorite Commander deck at the moment. Read what makes the deck work and what combos you can pull off with it.
Ninjas in Legacy
Tribal decks in Magic the Gathering are fun. What is more fun than the Ninja tribe? Not much. Sneak your way to victory in Legacy with this version of Ninjas, including tips, tricks and a sideboard guide by the Master Ninja, Zen Takahashi
Review Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Commander Deck – Part 2
Magic the Gathering's latest release, Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, comes with a new Commander Deck as well. The main theme of Coven Counters Unleashed is, different powers among your creatures to trigger the new Coven keyword. David is giving the deck a test drive and shares what he thinks about it.
Review Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Commander Deck – Part 1
Magic the Gathering's latest release, Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, comes with a new Commander Deck as well. The main theme of Undead Unleashed is, you probably have guessed it already: ZOMBIES! David is giving the deck a test drive and shares what he thinks about the deck.
Review D&D Commander Decks – Part 2
David is back to try and test the remaining two AFR Commander Decks. Find out if this is a good investment for avid Magic the Gathering Commander players or if you should put your money elsewhere.
Review D&D Commander Decks – Part 1
David is back, and he not only checked out one or two of the four Commander Decks from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. No, he tried all FOUR of them. Today, in Part 1 he starts with the first two and next week the other two will follow.
Magic goes Dungeons & Dragons
David will show you around Magic's first crossover set that ventures in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. He will explain the set that's called Adventures of the Forgotten Realms from a role-players view