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Mapping the Magic Landscape

July 5th, 2022 — Jett Crowdis

Table of Contents

The Framework
The Data

List 1

List 2

Ponder

List 3

Lightning Bolt

List 4

Ponder
Lightning Bolt
Dimensionality Reduction

List 1

Swords to Plowshares
Mother of Runes
Oblivion Ring
Wrath of God
Birds of Paradise
Sylvan Library
Cultivate
Eternal Witness
Faithless Looting
Lightning Bolt
Abrade
Chaos Warp
Dark Ritual
Demonic Tutor
Toxic Deluge
Ravenous Chupacabra

List 2

Swords to Plowshares
Mother of Runes
Oblivion Ring
Wrath of God
Brainstorm
Ponder
Counterspell
Dig Through Time
Faithless Looting
Lightning Bolt
Abrade
Chaos Warp
Dark Ritual
Demonic Tutor
Toxic Deluge
Ravenous Chupacabra

List 3

Brainstorm
Ponder
Counterspell
Dig Through Time
Birds of Paradise
Sylvan Library
Cultivate
Eternal Witness
Faithless Looting
Lightning Bolt
Abrade
Chaos Warp
Dark Ritual
Demonic Tutor
Toxic Deluge
Ravenous Chupacabra
Principal Component Analysis
Dimension 1 (Card: weight)
Dimension 2 (Card: weight)
Fetchlands: 14.5
Sol Ring: 32.6
Mana Crypt: 13.7
Commander Tower: 30.0
Rhystic Study: 13.0
Arcane Signet: 23.3
Mystical Tutor: 12.7
Basics: 17
Swan Song: 12.2
Exotic Orchard: 13.4
Cyclonic Rift: 12.2
Lightning Greaves: 11.3
Chrome Mox: 12.0
Reliquary Tower: 11.2
Beast Within: -10.9
Ridgeline Rager: ~0
Kodama's Reach: -11.9
Raging Spirit: ~0
Terramorphic Expanse: -12.0
Serra Inquisitors: ~0
Rampant Growth: -12.0
Hulking Ogre: ~0
Evolving Wilds: -14.6
Coastal Hornclaw: ~0
Cultivate: -16.2
Brutal Suppression: ~0
Forest: -19.9
Cinder Crawler: ~0
Cards relating to each PCA dimension. Lists with high dimension values will have many cards with positive weights, and lists with low dimension values will have many cards with negative or low weights.
Dimension 1 (Card: weight)
Dimension 2 (Card: weight)
Fetchlands: 6.2
Evolving Wilds: 7.0
Birds of Paradise: 6.2
Terramorphic Expanse: 6.4
Restoration Angel: 6.1
Man-o'-War: 6.3
Snapcaster Mage: 6.1
Rancor: 6.1
Shocklands: 6.1
Carrion Feeder: 6.0
Thoughtseize: 6.0
Raise the Alarm: 5.8
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben: 6.0
Faith's Fetters: 5.7
Giant Growth: -1.1
Ancestral Recall: -1.7
Murder: -1.2
Black Lotus: -1.7
Guildgates: -1.3
Moxen: -1.7
Dead Weight: -1.3
Vampiric Tutor: -1.8
Gravedigger: -1.4
Balance: -1.8
Pacifism: -1.7
Wheel of Fortune: -1.8
Gainlands: -1.8
Dual Lands: -2.0
Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction
Clustering
Choosing an Algorithm
Clustering Results
Cluster-Defining Cards
Commander Map Features
Submaps
Average Decks
Conclusion
Code to Make the Maps
Frequently Asked Questions

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