Sheldon Menery | Humans of Magic

Sheldon Menery is the godfather of the Commander format and founding member of the Commander Rules Committee.




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0:01:30 the convention-going experience – from Gen Con ’93 to now
0:10:22 Sheldon’s first encounter with Magic – Alpha Edition
0:14:29 why Sheldon joined the Air Force
0:20:47 what Sheldon learned from two decades of military service
0:26:09 Florida’s fine dining spots
0:32:39 early Magic judging stories
0:47:11 working with WOTC folks in the early days
0:53:20 Sheldon’s life philosophy
0:58:51 on recent health challenges
1:11:10 developing Commander with Toby Elliott and Scott Larabee
1:19:29 fork in the road – Commander vs. judging
1:22:20 Sheldon is a Shakespeare scholar
1:29:26 the moment when Sheldon realized Commander had “made it big”
1:34:25 what would keep Commander going for the long-term?
1:43:52 community engagement and amplifying voices
1:46:45 singing the praises of Rebell Son and Rachel Weeks


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James Hsu

James Hsu is a content creator, author, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of two companies: Stream Sage and CardBoard.Live.

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