Hi all! I help with organizing a casual(~ish) commander group in a shop. As Covid seems to be (hopefully) winding down and seeing sanctioned events returning on the horizon I've wanted to bring back an old Commander concept we've played with in the past.
The general idea is that every week the event will have some kind of special rule or theme that changes the deck that you will be using. Examples of which have been; commanders that should have partner but don't, Non-legendary commanders, non-creature commanders, planeswalker commanders, tiny leaders and legendary spells.
A brief description of each. Commanders that should have partner but don't should be self explanatory. You get two legal commanders that flavor wise should have partner but don't. Some example decks that were brought was Gisela, the broken blade and Bruna, the fading light. Or someone brought a mono red with two Brothers yamazaki. The point is the be flavorful and while there are participation prizes the actual prize for winning is just the name on the board so hopefully people aren't tempted to just power-play two broken commanders and stretch the theme of flavor too far.
Non legendary commanders are just that. Cards that seem like they should have been legendary that weren't. The 5 Nephilim cards were popular during this day.
Non creature commanders are any permanent that isn't a creature that is legendary. Same with planeswalkers. And legendary spells was in the same vein as the other event but we separated the two since we felt it would be a bit too chaotic if we allowed all of those potential decks in a single night.
I'm looking for other suggestions that fit the same energy as these previous nights. While I will undoubtable be reusing some of these themes I am looking to hopefully add more to the mix so I don't simply fall into a 4-5 week rotation of the same events. So if anyone has any other ideas please leave a suggestion!