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Brothers War Podcast

This is a weekly podcast about all things Magic: the Gathering, but mostly the Commander format. Your hosts Ryan,CJ, and Zack attempt to entertain you with interesting anecdotes about the game of Magic, including their experience with running a Commander league for friends and family.
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Dec 11, 2018

The Joys of Net Decking - Ep 76

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa for audio help
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @MothershipGames - 00:03:17
    2. @CommandersBrew - 00:06:00
    3. @TolarianCollege - 00:23:47
    4. @jumbocommander - 00:28:23
    5. @commandcast - 00:28:23
    6. @jfwong - 00:41:26
    7. @JoshLeeKwai - 00:41:26
    8. @edhrec - 00:44:53
  2. Ep 76 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: This might be a somewhat touchy subject, our intent is not to pass judgment either way, but to simply discuss the matter.
      1. The Commander's Brew Podcast: Abz-Lands - 173
        1. http://www.commandersbrew.com/single-post/2018/11/20/Abz-Lands---173
    2. This episode was inspired by episode 173 of Commander’s Brew
      1. Copying a decklist, card-for-card (or very nearly), from some online resource.
    3. Let’s start with a definition of ‘Netdecking’
    4. Is there a difference when Netdecking for Standard vs Commander? (ie when Prizes are on the line?)
      1. What are some commonly heard complaints about Netdecking?
        1. Makes games the same, and leads to boring unimaginative gameplay. (Homogenization of the playfield)
        2. My brew can’t compete with your Net Deck.
        3. Netdecking is lazy
        4. Deck building is a fundamental aspect of MtG and if you’re not building your own decks your overall MtG skill must be low.
        5. Unimaginative
    5. Is Netdecking generally frowned upon?
    6. Should Netdecking be frowned upon? (ie does Netdecking deserve this Stigma?)
      1. Pro
        1. Saves time.
        2. Introduces you to cards you might not have known about.
        3. Gives you an opportunity to stretch yourself to understand new interactions you haven’t considered.
        4. Discovery
        1. In the beginning, you won’t know the deck as intimately.
      2. Con
    7. Pros and Cons of Netdecking
      1. Tolarian Community College youtube video about Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pbdXRfwcvk
        1. http://commandzone.collected.company/94c40935
      2. Command Zone episode about Braids, Conjurer Adept
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0FZfSawZjU&t=1s
      3. DJ’s Youtube video deck tech
      4. Can playing a person’s deck bring you closer to them in the community? Maybe deeper discussions about a shared interest/commander?
    8. Positive experiences with Netdecking.
      1. Sub-topic: Our playgroup tends to not “overlap” on Commanders. It’s like the first person to build a deck (barring precons) “owns” that deck in our meta.
        1. Listeners: Is it like this in your meta?
    9. The idea of “owning” a deck. Specifically, this means, that a brewer owns their deck, whereas someone who Netdecked does not own their deck.
    10. What’s the difference between Netdecking and borrowing a friend’s deck?
    11. I think there is this idea of praising “brewers”
    12. Can netdecking help someone to become a better brewer over time?
  3. Main Topic - Netdecking

 

  • Is it bad if someone ALWAYS netdecks, and never ever brews?

 

      1. Big Jon HATES building / brewing decks.
    1. Yuriko Deck Tech, Muldrotha Deck Tech, have a LOT of views compared to our other videos.  
    2. Does Netdecking lead to a “Homogeneous metagame”?
    3. Do you feel differently when you play a NetDeck versus a brew?
    4. Does NetDecking lead to “known” decks?
    5. Does NetDecking stifle creativity?
    6. If you feel pride in Brewing, should you feel shame in NetDecking?
    7. Some of the most fun I’ve had is playing precons (essentially NetDecks) out of the box
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
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      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  1. Contact Info
Dec 6, 2018
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @dpkrausejr - 1:44
      @MTG_Arena - 9:30
  2. Ep ?? Community Spotlight:

MtG Arena Singleton Discord server: https://discord.gg/Jhk6SJ
@EvenMAmundsen - 15:46

Dan Frazier - http://www.danfrazier.com/Dan_Frazier/Home.html - 17:27
CJ’s Deck List - https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/02-12-18-arcades-the-strategist/
Anastasia Ovchinnikova- https://www.artstation.com/nastasja - 27:00

@J1mMurray - 33:58

@MTGatTCGplayer - 35:03

@scryfall - 45:28

@GavinVerhey - 46:04 and 47:35

  1. Main Topic - Arcades Deck Tech
    1. What does  Arcades, the Strategist do?
      1. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/02-12-18-arcades-the-strategist/
    2. CJ - I love this Commander because it “LET’S ME ATTACK WITH “WALLS!”
      1. Main Strength - Card draw
        1. Slagwurm Armor
        2. Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots
        3. Eerie Interlude
          1. Forbid
          2. Supreme Will
          3. Arcane Denial
        4. And a few Counterspells
      2. Only weakness - Needs Protection
    3. The “history” of attacking with walls.
      1. Gatecreeper Vine
      2. Sunscape Familiar
        1. Wall of Roots
        2. Vine Trellis
        3. Sylvan Caryatid
        4. Overgrown Battlement - (G) for each defender
        5. Axebane Guardian
      3. Mana Producers
      4. Wall of Blossoms / Wall of Omens
      5. Jeskai Barricade
      6. Wall of Mulch and now Portcullis Vine
      7. Junktroller
      8. Suspicious Bookcase
    4. Wall count (30) and walls of note
      1. Removal
        1. Slaughter the Strong
        2. Fell the Mighty
        3. Dusk // Dawn
        4. Wave of Reckoning
        1. Aura Shards
        2. Angelic Chorus
        3. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
        4. Reveillark
      2. Utility
        1. Meekstone
        2. Tradewind Rider
        3. Glare of Subdual / Opposition
      3. Control
        1. Assault Formation
        2. Lifecrafter’s Bestiary
        3. Mentor of  the Meek
        4. Fathom Mage
      4. Commander redundancy
        1. Gates Selesnya / Simic / Azorious
        2. Yavimaya Hollow
        3. High Market
      5. Lands ( 32)
    5. Support cards
    6. Playstyle - Surprisingly Agro
      1. Only 11 walls available to Bant in standard
        1. Couldn’t find decklist but I believe he only ran 6 walls.
        2. Hey Gavin, if you’re listening, you should hook it up with a list and / or come back on the show to discuss our decks! Bring up GP Zack’s big ass house
      2. Yo, didn’t Gavin play Arcades at GP Richmond?
      3. CJ - Ravnica Allegiance only needs to offer up a few walls to make Arcades a Tier 1 Brawl Commander
    7. Brawl
  2. Thank everyone for listening. You can always leave us a review in the iTunes store.  
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  3. Contact Info
Nov 27, 2018
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa  
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @StarCityGames - 22:01, 25:55, 41:04
    2. @ChannelFireball - 14:08, 22:01, 27:03
    3. @JoshLeeKwai - 19:00, 43:48, 57:28, 58:35
    4. Gameknights (https://youtu.be/VVg2u4bBWUY) - 27:03
    5. @commandcast - 27:03, 54:25
    6. @CommandersBrew - 30:42  
    7. @commanderinmtg - 35:35, 41:40, 53:55
    8. @UltimateGuard - 38:20
    9. @JasonEAlt - 40:18
    10. @seantabares - 40:18, 47:46
    11. @MoxReuby - 40:18
    12. @TolarianCollege - 41:15, 43:48
    13. @TheManaSource - 41:15, 45:07
    14. @EthanFleischer - 43:48
    15. @jfwong - 43:48
    16. @jumbocommander - 54:25
    17. @GavinVerhey - 57:28
    18. @MissMariapants, @MegTheWolff, and @GLHFMagic - 57:28
    19. @KingCash_7191 - 58:35
    20. @MoxBoarding - 1:00:30
  2. Ep 74 Community Spotlight:
    1. Picking an Event
      1. What do you want to do at a MtG event? Be sure to pick an event that meets your expectations.
        1. Casual Commander - Recommend SCG Con or GP Vegas
        2. Main Event/Tournament
        3. Side Events - Limited/Modern/Standard/Commander
        4. Collect art/cards/meet MtG Celebrities
        5. Meet with friends and hang out (best part of MtG Events)
          1. Las Vegas has some amazing food and attractions
          2. Seattle his the home of the WotC and The Mox Boarding House
        6. Is it in a city that interests you?
        1. Choose an event that meets your budget and travel capabilities
        2. Costs can be shared - discuss more in budgeting section of notes
      2. Travel and Budget
      1. Make travel plans early.
        1. If flying use a site like Kayak to set a price alert to get the best deal.
        1. Advantage - Saves money/Share costs
        2. Disadvantage - Less privacy/Close Quarters/May be on other people’s schedules
          1. Not always close to the event
            1. No Maid Service
              1. Seattle Concierge Service had Umbrellas to loan out.
              2. Great source of info on where to eat and what to see
            2. No Concierge Service
            3. No room safe
            4. No Shuttle Service to and From/Airport
            5. No in hotel restaurant/bar
          2. Less amenities than a Hotel
        3. Air BnB tends to be cheaper, but:
      2. Advantages/Disadvantages of splitting Hotel/Air BnB costs
        1. Most events have at least 3 types of registration
          1. Main Event (Tournament) (Usually these days you are not allowed to register for a main event the day of the tournament)
            1. Limited
              1. SCG Con has a Commander Package
              2. Special access to a Commander Only Area
              3. Comes with other Extras such as playmats/pins/ and deck box
            2. Special/Commander
            3. On Demand (4 round) events
          2. Side Events
            1. Comes with some combination of the Main Event and/or Side Events with some added extras.
            2. Infinite Challenge Packages - Unlimited entries into a specific Side Event (not as common now)
            3. Extras typically include special access to a VIP party or head of the line privileges
          3. VIP Package
            1. Free/Cheap Events at GPs and MtG Cons
              1. Casual play where space is available
                1. GP Vegas is especially known for the large number of casual players
              2. Meeting artist
              3. Window Shopping
              4. Art Shows
              5. Panels (There were a couple of cool panels at GP Vegas this year. One on cosplay and how to make costumes. Another cool one was “Who’s Turn is it Anyway?” an improv show) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7k_MDRu_o
              6. Special Side events sponsored by Content Creators. (Commanderin Cosplay Events)
                1. Play a game with your favorite MtG Celebrity
                2. Lines can be long for favorite Personalities
              7. Spellslinger Events
          4. You DO NOT have to buy any registration to enter and have fun at MtG event
      3. Pre-register for the events you want
    2. Preparing to Attend a GP/MtG event
      1. If flying:
        1. Pack cards and collection separate from luggage/clothing
        2. Do not check card collection.
          1. This may not be true for extremely budget airline ticket.
        3. You are typically allowed 1 carry on item and 1 personal item such as a backpack as long as it fits under the seat.
          1. What luggage are you allowed?
          2. Are there additional fees?
          3. What happens if you miss your flight?
            1. No moving seats
            2. No rebooking if you miss a flight if it is your fault
            3. First one to be forced off the flight if the flight is full
          4. Basic Economy tickets are very restricted.
        4. Read and Understand the terms of your ticket.
        5. Recommend getting the airlines Economy/Business Economy tickets (1 step above Basic Economy)
          1. For smaller regional airports, be there 2 hours a before the flight
          2. Large international hubs such as ATL or LAX, be there 3 hours before your departure
          3. REMEMBER: If your ticket says the plane leaves at 08:30, that means the doors close at 08:20. Once the doors on a plane are closed, you are not getting onto a plane.
          4. Expect to be delayed in at security due to your card collection. (This has happened to me just about every time! Mention JLK’s hilarious tweet: https://twitter.com/JoshLeeKwai/status/1053334228539064321 )
        6. SHOW UP TO THE AIRPORT EARLY
        1. Going a long distance driving?
          1. Share the driving with a friend
          2. Plan for stops
            1. FuelLog
            2. Triptik
          3. Budget for gas (apps can help plan this)
            1. Waze
            2. Mapquest
          4. Plan for Traffic (apps can help with this)
      2. If Driving:
        1. Try to limit yourself to one personal item filled with MtG cards/decks
          1. It is easier to maintain physical security of your collection if it is easy to handle and store.
          2. Ryan - I try to REALLY challenge myself to only bring the top 5 Commander decks I’m interested in playing for the weeknd (and maybe also a brawl deck or two). Also, a good idea to bring different decks of varying power level, cause you don’t know who you will play against all weekend
      3. Do NOT overpack
    3. Travelling
      1. Be Friendly and Open to New Experiences
        1. No one owes you their time
        2. Everyone’s else may have different ideas of what is fun
        1. Be aware of your surroundings
        2. Do not leave your stuff unattended
        3. Hook your backpack/travel bag to a chair leg or to you
        4. Make sure zippers are not easily opened
          1. If you have a large and/or expensive collection you can get insurance for it
          2. It is a special rider that is added to your homeowners or renters insurance.
          3. It is cheap
          4. For extremely price items, insurance companies will want physical proof such as receipt of purchase or a picture of the item.
          5. Keeping a digital copy of your decks/collection online can help you during a claim.
            1. A police report is required to file an insurance claim
            2. Inform the event organizers, let them know if there are any unique items that may identify the collection  
          6. If you are unfortunate and your collection is stolen at an event, immediately file a police report
        5. GET INSURANCE!
          1. Especially if you are in the Main Event
          2. On site food is typically overpriced and not the greatest quality.
        6. Bring Snacks and Water
          1. Ask random people to play with you
          2. Make a sign advertising
          3. Post to twitter with a picture of the table number you are at and the Hashtag for the event, e.g. #GPVegas
            1. Once started a game with someone’s casual deck - turned out to be a crazy Thassa combo deck that got Omniscience out on turn 4.
            2. Don’t get mad - be polite
            3. Find a group that you enjoy
            4. Make new friends
          4. Not all decks are made the same
        7. If you are just there to play Casual Commander
          1. Visit your favorite artist
            1. Card signing are typically $1 -$2 per signature
              1. Make sure to UNSLEEVE your cards while you are standing in line. Don’t be that person making everyone wait while you are unsleeving double-sleeved cards
            2. Be prepared with what you want. You are not the only person in line.
            3. Most artist love discussing their artwork, but be respectful of their time, especially if they are busy.
            1. It’s really cool to meet and have conversations with MtG Celebrities. Most of the ones I have met are super happy to sign a playmat, and you’ll come out with an amazing, one-of-a-kind souvenir
            2. It’s good to have a few different color of sharpies available
            3. Also, a playmat with a bright color background, makes sure signatures show up really well. (For example, the first playmat I made with the BW logo was on a black background, which just didn’t work out all that well).
            4. Blank playmats are often available at the tournament site
          2. Bring a playmat and some sharpies!
            1. Panels include everything from format specific discussions, comedy sketches, to instructional how to’s.
          3. Attend a Panel
            1. Most events are held in large cities
            2. Visit and experience the local sites
            3. Some really great after-hours experiences can be had, not limited to a great dinner out with some cool podcast hosts :-P
          4. Get out of the Convention Hall
        8. Events are more than Game Play
      2. Maintain your Personal and Physical Security
    4. Attending an Event
      1. Be prepared
      2. Manage Expectations
      3. Have Fun
    5. Summary
  3. Main Topic - How to make the most of a Big Magic Event

 

  1. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38



Nov 13, 2018

Social Contract, Schmontract - Ep 73

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa for audio help
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. https://moteam.co/brothers-war
  2. Movember
    1. @schmandrewart - 01:40
    2. @commanderinmtg - 01:40
    3. @SheldonMenery - 07:08
    4. @StarCityGames - 07:08
    5. @commandcast - 21:54
    6. @JoshLeeKwai - 21:54
    7. @jumbocommander - 21:54
    8. @GavinVerhey - 23:10
    9. @CommandersBrew - 53:30
  3. Ep 73 Community Spotlight:
    1. Who is Sheldon Menery and why does he matter?
      1. Retired Level 5 Judge
      2. Pioneered the creation of Commander (EDH at the time)
      3. Member of the Commander Rules Committee (http://mtgcommander.net)
      1. Commander is designed to promote social games of magic. [The] vision is predicated on a social contract: a gentleman's agreement which goes beyond these rules to include a degree of interactivity between players. Players should aim to interact both during the game and before it begins, discussing with other players what they expect/want from the game.
        1. http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php
    2. What is the social contract?
  4. Main Topic - The Social Contract

 

  • Simply put, the social contract is about talking to each other, about figuring out how you want to approach the format (and not lying about it. Saying "I'm super-casual" and then "Ha, ha, Turn 3 Hermit Druid/kill you" is a clear violation of the spirit).

 

        1. http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30611_The-Social-Contract.html
        1. http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30611_The-Social-Contract.html
      1. “We want players to think about not only their own enjoyment but the enjoyment of the people they'll be playing with.”
      1. Disclaimer: These are our opinions. If you want to read Sheldon’s Opinions check out his article on Star City. There is a link in the show notes to the article.
      2. Armageddon
      3. Back to Basics
      4. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
      5. Mindslaver
      6. Palinchron
      7. Paradox Engine
        1. RIP Prophet of Kruphix
      8. Seedborn Muse
      9. Sorin Markov
      10. Stasis
      11. Static Orb
      12. Winter Orb
        1. especially when you have someone like me who's going to take way too much time to decide what to pick because I'm trying to think through the possibilities, getting confused, and starting over again” made me think of CJ
      13. Thieves' Auction
        1. in Commander, the way you win is nearly as important as the winning itself.” I love this quote. Also, I hate this card.
      14. Wound Reflection
        1. :(
      15. Bonus: Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
    1. Cards that shouldn’t be played in the format according to Sheldon
      1. Zack
        1. Possibility Storm
        1. Dovescape
      2. CJ
        1. Saskia the Unyielding
          1. Honorable Mentions
            1. Exquisite Blood
            2. Mogis, God of Slaughter
            3. Xenagos, God of Revels
            4. Olivia Voldaren
            5. Aura Shards
            6. Freyalise, Llanowar’s Fury
            7. Zur’s Weirding
            8. Reverse the Sands
            9. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
            10. Painful Quandary
      3. Ryan (I only get 1?)
    2. Cards we personally don’t enjoy in EDH
    1. The common thread here is that these cards can be unfun, and can cause the pace of the game to stagnate
  1. Summary
    1. http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/37865_Commander-Cards-You-Shouldnt-Play.html
    2. http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30611_The-Social-Contract.html
    3. http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php
  2. Referenced Materials
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  3. Contact Info

 

Nov 6, 2018
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music, editing and party favors
    2. Vanessa for audio helps
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @MTG_Arena - 1:10
    2. @day9tv and @GabySpartz - 6:55
    3. @maro254 - 13:55
    4. @GabySpartz - 16:00
    5. @day9tv and @GabySpartz - 23:20
    6. @bmkibler - 23:46
    7. @Kripparrian - 25:32
      1. THUNDERMO_HELLKITE - @Thundermo_HK
      2. PROFESSORNOX - @coL_noxious
      3. AMYZONIAN - @TheAmyzonian
    8. 30:40 - Upcoming MtG Arena Streamer Events
    9. @LanielD - 46.25
    10. @bmkibler - 46:50
  2. Ep 72 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: By the time you hear this, these events will already be over
    2. Here’s the link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena/watch
    3. Talk about HOW COOL this is! Engaging the community like this is so cool!
      1. 100 gems or 500 gold
      2. 60 card constructed with zero instant-speed spells in it (including flash!)
      3. I played my modified Golgari Precon. 4-2. Lost to mono black discard and mirror match ( Golgari Mirror ).
      4. Maybe talk about the Arena code that comes with pre-cons now.
      5. Made a B/W Vamps deck with lots of enchantments and sorcery speed removal (went 2-2. Lost to a mono black discard deck, and a G/R giant Dinos deck)
    4. Day[9]’s Insta-Ban
      1. 750 gems or 5000 gold
      2. Draft 3 packs of Dominaria, everyone can play two lands per turn, start with 9 cards in hand, no maximum hand size
        1. Jhoira
        2. Weatherlight
        3. Daring Archaeologist
      3. Drafted a sweet Jeskai Deck with Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, and a strong historic /mill theme (got to 5 wins)
      4. Did not have enough gold
    5. Gaby’s Greedy Dominaria Draft
      1. Upcoming Creators: (Any guesses as to what they might do?)
        1. Brian Kibler (@bmkibler) - creatures get +2/+2 trample and lifelink
        2. Kripparian (@Kripparrian) - Diablo 3 aside (maybe) depending on time
        3. Thundermo_Hellkite (@Thundermo_HK)
        4. ProfessorNox (@coL_noxious)
        5. AmyZonian (@TheAmyzonian)
    6. New Creator events every month.
      1. BW Podcast
        1. Singleton, obvs! But what else?
        2. Maybe at the start of the game you get to tutor for any creature card in your deck, and start with it in your hand? Good idea since we are Commander oriented.
        3. Higher life total?
      2. Everything has Hexproof!
      3. Zack would only allow cards to be played that have 10 or less words on them.
      4. Tribal wars, each deck would need like 20 creatures of a shared type
    7. What would a Brothers’ War Podcast Event look like? Maybe what we would do individually?
      1. Actual Tournaments, kinda like the MTGO MOCS (Magic online championship series)
      2. Soapbox / beating a dead horse: Brawl
      3. Leagues
    8. What are some other fun things they could do?
  3. Main Topic - Mtg Arena Streamer Events
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info

 

Oct 30, 2018

Top 8 Creepy Commanders - Ep71

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike-kill Condon for his audio VooDoo
    2. Vanhelsing Davis for helping with the Dead-iting
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @MTGGoldfish - 16:08
    2. @HenryStukenborg - 48:24
    3. @edhrec - 48:24
  2. Ep 71 Community Spotlight:
    1. Session 5 is in the Necronomicons
      1. Big Jon in first with 29 points
      2. Brandon in second with 22 points
      3. CJ in third with 20 points
      4. Zack in fourth with 16 points
      5. Ryan in fifth with 15 points
  3. League Update:
    1. Zack’s List - Scary art
      1. Silhouette
      2. Cosmic Horror
      3. Drudge Skeletons
      4. Bubbling Cauldron
      5. Chains of Mephistopheles
      6. Horror of Horrors
      7. Childhood Horror
      8. Bogbrew Witch
      1. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
      2. Lord of the Pit
      3. All Hallow’s Eve
      4. Demonic Hordes
      5. Aminatou, the Fateshifter
      6. Mindstab Thrull
      7. The Fallen
      8. Living Wall
    2. CJ’s List -  Scary to sit across from
      1. Disclaimer: I tried to make this list “Good Commanders”, that are also Spooky
      2. The Gitrog Monster
      3. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
      4. Reaper King
      5. Aminatou, the Fateshifter
      6. Obzedat, Ghost Council
      7. Skullbriar, the Walking Grave
      8. Nekusar, the Mindrazer
      9. Gisa and Geralf
    3. Ryan’s List - Top 8 Creepy Commanders
  4. Main Topic - Things that go Tap in the night
    1. You can subscribe to us on BOOtube
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  5. Thank everyone for listening.
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  6. Contact Info

 

Oct 16, 2018

Brawlin’ with Philly D - Ep69

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. Phil DeLuca for guest hosting
  2. Special Thanks
    1. @commanderinmtg
      1. https://www.gofundme.com/set-up-commanderin039-team-with-video
    2. @ghirapurigears - 00:05:06
    3. @RaddestNick - 00:06:15
    4. @JoshLeeKwai - 00:09:15, 00:34:06
    5. @commandcast - 00:09:15
    6. @GavinVerhey - 00:18:31, 00:24:52, 01:06:40
    7. @CommandersBrew - 00:36:36
  3. Ep 69 Community Spotlight:
    1. General discussion about how we are all finding Brawl.
      1. How is Brawl Similar to EDH?
      2. How is it different?
      1. General talk about the games.
      2. Ryan has a short story
    2. Small Vignette Opener where we discuss last Night’s brawl games.
      1. Technical setup. Cameras, lighting, etc
      2. How many episodes are planned for season 1?
      3. Have you filmed any yet? What can you tell us?
      4. What’s it like being on camera while you play? Does it change the way you interact?
    3. Discuss Phil’s Show
  4. Main Topic - Brawl
  5. Thank everyone for listening.
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  6. Contact Info

 

Oct 9, 2018
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the audio engineering bad-assery
    2. Vanessa for joining the team and stepping up and most likely editing this episode
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. Arena is now in open Beta
      1. The timing of this was Excellent! (with pre-release weekend)
        1. Last wipe ever (presumably): https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena/faq - “There are currently no plans to perform another wipe at the end of Open Beta. General (Basic Info RE: MTG Arena)”
      2. Hooray for starting over.
        1. Ryan played through the tutorial.
        2. Was a pretty good introduction for people that don’t know how to play Magic, so if you have someone in your life who wants to learn, this is a PERFECT opportunity for them to dive on into the pool with the rest of us
      3. Tutorial
      4. Use the code “PlayRavnica” to get 3 free GRN booster packs
        1. Rat Colony in Singleton?!
        2. What does the new Singleton meta look like in general?
      5. Welcome weekend Singleton
      6. Guilds of Ravnica Sealed event
        1. Still interested in knowing how the rotation is going to work going forward
      7. Rotation: https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena/faq - “While those sets [Kaladesh and Amonkhet blocks] were available during the Closed Beta, with the fall set rotation they're no longer available for purchase in MTG Arena.”
  2. Main Topic - Arena is now in open Beta and this weekend's Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease
    1. Who played what
      1. Elliot chose Boros
      2. Zack chose Dimir
      3. Ryan also chose Dimir, played Sultai
      4. CJ took Izzet because Golgari was not an option, played Jeskai
      1. CJ opened an Assassin’s Trophy
      2. Ryan opened Doom Whisperer and Pre-release stamped foil Lazav, the Multifarious
    2. What good stuff did we get?
      1. CJ pulled off a win against Zack with Response // Resurgence and Guildmages’ Forum as the only source of white in my deck.
      2. Ryan got to cast the second half of Find // Finality to wipe CJ’s board
    3. Cool plays
    4. Coupon code for a free “sealed event” entry in Guilds of Ravnica paper prerelease kits.
  3. Main Topic 2 - Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease
  4. Now is the perfect time to get into MtgArena, also GRN looks like an amazing set, and we can’t wait to play more with it.
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. Contact Info


Oct 2, 2018
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @zack_stella - 00:11:45
  2. Ep 67 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: We are only talking about cards that we think are deece++ in Commander, and we are not going to mention cards that we already talked about in last week’s episode. So, if you don’t hear your favorite card here, chances are we talked about it last week
      1. Citywide Bust
      2. Crush Contraband
      3. Dawn of Hope
    2. White
      1. Devious Cover-Up
      2. Drowned Secrets
    3. Blue
      1. Midnight Reaper
      2. Severed Strands
    4. Black
      1. Experimental Frenzy
      2. Goblin Cratermaker
      3. Risk Factor
    5. Red
      1. Circuitous Route
      2. Generous Stray
      3. Golgari Raiders
      4. Hatchery Spider
      5. Impervious Greatwurm
      6. Vivid Revival
    6. Green
    7. Gold
      1. Camaraderie
      2. Ionize
      3. Join Shields
      4. Justice Strike
      5. Mnemonic Betrayal
      6. Tajic, Legion's Edge
      1. Guildmages’ Forum
    1. Land
  3. Main Topic - GRN Previews: Part Deux
  1. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

 

Sep 25, 2018

Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Part 1

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @commanderinmtg
      1. 00:01:42
      2. 00:14:35
      3. https://www.gofundme.com/set-up-commanderin039-team-with-video
      1. 00:12:56
      2. 00:29:27
    2. @GavinVerhey
    3. @commandcast - 00:31:03
    4. @GLHFMagic - 00:47:13
    5. @MegTheWolff - 00:47:13
    6. @MelissaDeTora - 00:49:10
  2. Ep 66 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: These are the cards previewed as of 9/17
    2. Image Gallery for all Guilds of Ravnica cards: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/guilds-ravnica-2018-09-19
      1. Divine Visitation
    3. White
      1. Dream Eater
        1. Preview article by Gavin: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/mission-briefing-2018-09-13
      2. Mission Briefing
        1. http://www.commanderinmtg.com/2018/09/14/e146-blast-out-mighty-spells-with-omnispell-adept-from-mtggrn.html
      3. Omnispell Adept (Commanderin preview card)
      4. Quasiduplicate
    4. Blue
      1. Doom Whisperer
      2. Mausoleum Secrets
      3. Price of Fame
    5. Black
      1. NONE
    6. Red
      1. Beast Whisperer
    7. Green
      1. Assassin’s Trophy
      2. Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
      3. Emmara, Soul of the Accord
        1. Link to their episode: http://commandzone.collected.company/f538861f
      4. Etrata, the Silencer (Command Zone preview card)
      5. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
      6. Knight of Autumn
      7. Lazav, the Multifarious
      8. March of the Multitudes
      9. Niv-Mizzet, Parun
      10. Status // Statue
      11. Thief of Sanity
        1. Preview Article by Meghan Wolff (Of the Good Luck High Five podcast): https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/thousand-year-storm-2018-09-17
      12. Thousand Year Storm
        1. Preview article by Melissa DeTora: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/trostani-discordant-2018-09-14
      13. Trostani Discordant
      14. Underrealm Lich
    8. Gold
      1. The Locket cycle
      2. Chromatic Lantern (Don’t need to read this card)
    9. Artifact
    10. Land
  3. Main Topic - Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Part 1
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info

 

Sep 18, 2018

MtG Accessories Review

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @BCWSupplies
      1. 00:14:26
      2. 00:34:13
    2. @Card_Kingdom - 00:57:58
    3. @Cathaoir1 - 00:55:44
      1. 00:16:25
      2. 00:27:08
      3. 00:45:45
    4. @commandcast
    5. @commanderinmtg - 00:24:03
    6. Dragon Shield - 00:17:57
      1. 00:11:51
      2. 00:13:52
      3. 00:15:10
    7. KMC
    8. Monster Deck Boxes - 00:28:43
    9. @MothershipGames - 00:27:47
      1. 00:47:42
      2. 00:51:41
    10. @MTGApps
    11. @mutility - 00:46:51
    12. @stanleytools - 00:31:12
    13. @StarCityGames - 00:29:29
      1. 00:10:46
      2. 00:12:08
      3. 00:15:58
      4. 00:24:57
    14. @TolarianCollege
      1. 00:02:31
      2. 00:20:16
      3. 00:26:14
      4. 00:40:57
      5. 00:42:41
      6. 00:53:38
    15. @UltimateGuard
      1. 00:16:25
      2. 00:27:07
      3. 00:35:42
      4. 00:56:56
    16. @UltraProIntl
  2. Ep 65 Community Spotlight:
    1. Homage to The Professor
      1. TCC Report Card - http://www.tolariancommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TCCReportCardLive.pdf
      2. Ice Bucket Challenge (Double Sleeves FTW) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKrU35UDH18
      1. KMC Perfect Fits
        1. https://www.kmcsleeves.com/products.php?cat=Perfect+Size
        1. https://www.kmcsleeves.com/products.php?cat=4
      2. KMC Hyper Mat
        1. https://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php?products_id=6429
      3. Eclipse Sleeves (Packs of 100 now, as I learned from Command Zone)
        1. http://www.dragonshield.com/standard-sleeves/matte-100
      4. Dragon Shield
    2. Sleeves
      1. Ultimate Guard Flip N Tray
        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/flip-n-tray/flip-n-tray-100-xenoskin
      2. 200 Card Twin Flip N Tray Xenoskin Deck Case - https://www.amazon.com/Card-Twin-Flip-Xenoskin-Black/dp/B016CWIEMK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1535859571&sr=8-7&keywords=ultimate+guard

        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/boulder/boulder-100-deck-case
      3. Ultimate Guard Boulder
        1. https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=71_138
      4. WotC Ultra Pro
    3. Deck Boxes
      1. Stanley 10 compartment box: https://www.zoro.com/stanley-compartment-box-10-compartments-014710r/i/G0295827/feature-product?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwa689JKb3QIVDBlpCh3Ghgz9EAQYAiABEgLxnfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
      2. Standard 800/1000 count BCW cardboard boxes: https://www.bcwsupplies.com/800-card-storage-box
      3. Library Card Catalog
        1. Ultimate Guard QuadRow ZipFolio: https://ultimateguard.com/en/quadrow/quadrow-zipfolio
        2. Ultra Pro 4 Row Binders: https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=69_180
      4. Binders
    4. Home Storage
      1. Superhive
        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/superhive/superhive-550
      2. Ultimate Guard Arkhive 400+ XenoSkin Card Game, Green, One Size - https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guard-Arkhive-XenoSkin-Green/dp/B01MAXUCDJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1535859571&sr=8-3&keywords=ultimate+guard&dpID=31vcOKu8WUL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    5. Travel Storage
      1. Lifelinker App
        1. https://collected.company/lifelinker/
        1. http://slie.ch/mutility/
      2. Mutility
        1. MTG Trades - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtg-trades/id736701892?mt=8
        2. MTG Guide - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtg-guide/id378754271
      3. Tangent: Speaking of Apps, there are these two excellent MtG companion apps for the iPhone
        1. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/File:Life_Counter_Arsenal.jpg
      4. Spin Down Dial Life Counter (Like from Commander Anthology 2017)
    6. Life Trackers
      1. Ultimate Guard Mat Case
        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/accessories/flip-n-tray-mat-case
        1. https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=70_141
      2. Ultra Pro Mats
      3. Card kingdom - The Command Center - https://www.cardkingdom.com/mtg-supplies/the-command-center
    7. Playmats
  3. Main Topic - Accessories
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info



Sep 11, 2018

Brawlin’ with the Gavster!!!

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @GavinVerhey
      1. 00:04:47
      2. 00:15:27
      3. 00:30:00
    2. @commanderinmtg
    3. @NorrYtt - 00:15:10
    4. Gerritt Turner - 00:15:58
    5. @Grumpherys - 00:17:04
    6. @mturian - 00:17:04
    7. @Stranjak - 00:25:31
    8. @ChannelFireball - 00:25:31
    9. @MothershipGames - 00:39:51
      1. https://soundcloud.com/leavingalegacy/202-gp-richmond
    10. @JMee3rd - 00:52:37
    11. @zack_stella - 00:54:23
      1. http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/
    12. @maro254 - 00:59:14
  2. Ep 64 Community Spotlight:
    1. Define Brawl for the listeners
      1. Listeners can go back and listen to Episode 41 if they want to hear us talk about Brawl some more.
      1. Link to Commanderin Episode with Gavin: http://www.commanderinmtg.com/2018/08/18/e143-brawl-news-with-gavin-verhey.html
    2. Talk a little about how Brawl came to be
      1. How was the Brawl Championship?
      2. How many people?
      3. Winning Commander?
      4. How cool is Arcades!?
    3. GP Richmond
    4. Does Wizards have a Future Future League for Brawl?
    5. Are there any cards that are being watched to determine if they are warping format?
      1. Gavin - Emarra, Soul of the Accord
      2. Ryan - Raff Capashen, Ship’s Mage
      3. CJ - Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca
      4. Zack - Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist
    6. Top Brawler you want to build next?
  3. Main Topic - Brawl with Gavin
    1. Gavin, where can folks find you? @GavinVerhey
    2. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
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      3. Official Page:
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    4. Facebook -
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    6. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    9. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info

 

Sep 4, 2018

Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow Deck Tech

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. 44:36 - Vampiric Tutor costs B, rather than 1B.
  2. Oopsies
    1. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/26-08-18-yuriko-ninjas/ Disclaimer : Ryan’s deck is not tuned and only to be used as a reference.
      1. Pros - Gets around commander tax - dealing damage with expensive spells that you never cast
        1. Tends to turn into a game of “Archenemy” pretty quickly
      2. Cons - requires unblocked creatures - Having a handful of expensive spells that you can never cast.
    2. Pros and Cons
      1. Conspiracy/Arcane Adaptation to make all critters ninja
        1. Higure, the Still Wind
        2. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
        3. Silent-Blade Oni
      2. Some good ninjas to include:
        1. Kill yo stuff
          1. Ravenous Chupacabra
          2. Nekrataal
          3. Hostage Taker
          1. Baleful Strix
          2. Mulldrifter
          3. Solemn Simulacrum
          4. Trinket Mage / Treasure Mage
        2. Card Draw
          1. Agent of Erebos
          2. Gray Merchant of Asphodel
          3. Snapcaster Mage
        3. Utility
      3. Use of ETB effects (This is good because Ninja’s let you re-use ETB effects)
        1. Ornithopter
        2. Slither Blade
        3. Mausoleum Wanderer
      4. Early game evasive creatures
        1. NOTE: Split cards - count both CMC together
        2. Draco (16)
        3. Darksteel Colossus (11)
        4. Myojin of Night’s Reach (8)
        5. Myojin of Seeing Winds (10)
        6. Commit // Memory (10)
        7. Dig Through Time (8)
        8. Rags // Riches (11)
      5. High CMC cards
        1. Scroll Rack
        2. Sensei’s Divining Top
        3. Brainstorm
        4. Halimar Depths
      6. Top of library manipulation
    3. Mechanics
      1. Equilibrium
      2. High Market is really good in this deck
      3. Explorer’s Scope
      4. Deadeye Tracker
      5. Mystical Tutor / Vampiric Tutor / Insidious Dreams
    4. Theorycraft / creative ideas
  3. Main Topic - Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow Deck Tech
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info

 

Aug 28, 2018

Found Decks

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @commandcast - 00:12:15
    2. @jumbocommander - 00:12:15
    3. @HenryStukenborg - 00:12:59
    4. @UltimateGuard - 00:29:22
    5. @scryfall - 00:32:08
    6. @tappedout - 00:32:08
  2. Ep 62 Community Spotlight:
    1. Session one in the books. Big Jon is in the lead, with a whopping 10 points this first session. The most anyone got in the previous season was 8 points in a session. Kudos to you Big Jon!
    2. Ryan tells a story about being greedy
  3. League Update:
    1. Definition: Found decks are like “Found Art” or “Found Object”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_object
    2. Disclaimer: The power level of a found deck probably depends a lot on the size of your collection. However, this can be a fun challenge to build a Commander or even Brawl deck from your draft leftovers.
      1. Ryan:
        1. Basically try and get inspired by a new Legendary creature
          1. Command Zone Episode 227 (or 224). Here is the link: http://commandzone.collected.company/82940b68
        2. Another way I get inspired is by a deck I’ve played against.
        1. Don’t organize collection
      2. CJ:
        1. Think of a theme or see a card I like
      3. Zack:
    3. How do you go about starting a found deck?
      1. Zack: good stuff boxes
        1. Look through all the good stuff boxes and some random (not good stuff) boxes pulling cards that are interesting
      2. CJ: Dig dig dig!
        1. Not the way I normally build a deck, and that’s why I find the concept of “Found Decks” interesting
      3. Ryan: I have something I call “The cache”: Stanley 10 compartment box: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-10-Compartment-Deep-Pro-Small-Parts-Organizer-014710R/100375900?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-203707065-_-100375900-_-N
    4. How to build the deck
      1. Ryan tests by playing games with friends (oftentimes after a league session)
      2. CJ does LOTS of goldfishing
      3. Zack doesn’t
    5. Testing
  4. Main Topic - Found Decks (aka using cards already in your collection)
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
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      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. Contact Info
  6. Signoff - Zack talks about getting a Nintendo Switch

 

Aug 21, 2018

Commander 2018 First Impressions

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. endgamebastrop.com - 00:01:33
  2. Ep 61 Community Spotlight:
    1. Ryan won season 4. Top 5 standings:
      1. 33 - Ryan
      2. 24 - Vanessa
      3. 22 - Elliot
      4. 20 - Peter
      5. 17 - CJ
      6. … Zack had 10 points and came in 9th
  3. League Update:
    1. Commander 2018 Decklists
    2. Subjective Reality - Played by Ryan
    3. Exquisite Invention - Played by Zack
    4. Adaptive Enchantment - Played by Elliot
    5. Nature’s Vengeance - Played by Isaac
      1. Game 1 - Elliot pulled off Genesis Storm for like 6, and hit Whitewater Naiads while already having Nylea’s Colossus in play
        1. Ryan cast Sower of Discord and named Ryan and Elliot. Elliot had previously cast Martial Coup for 7
        2. Zack liked Blinkmoth Urn but it was killed by Akroma’s Vengeance both games
        3. Bosh, Iron Golem was played
        1. Ryan cast Akroma’s Vengeance and killed all of Zack’s artifacts.
        2. Ryan got to cast Aminatou’s Augury, and it was OK, but didn’t win him the game, which you kinda want 8 mana sorceries to do.
        3. Ryan got to cast Entreat the Dead for it’s Miracle cost, and bring back 4 Creatures, and it was good!
        4. Zack got obsessed with Retrofitter Foundry + Tawnos, Urza’s Apprentice
      2. Game 2. Ryan durdled his way to a win.
    6. Games
      1. Was a really fun experience! And I recommend listeners give it a try if they have a chance. Bonus: Listeners, if you did play all 4 decks against each other, give us a tweet, and let us know what you thought.
    7. All 4 Decks playing against each other.
  4. Main Topic - How do the C18 decks actually play
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. Contact Info

 

Aug 14, 2018

Commander 2018 Set Review Part 2

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @commanderinmtg - 00:15:19
    2. @GavinVerhey - 00:15:19
  2. Ep 60 Community Spotlight:
    1. 00:46:24 - Myth Unbound is a 3cmc card not 4cmc
  3. Oopsies
    1. Disclaimer: We are talking about NEW, Non-Legendary, Non-Reprint cards this episode. If you want to hear our thoughts on the Potential Commanders from C18, check out our previous episode
      1. Boreas Charger
      2. Heavenly Blademaster
      3. Magus of the Balance
    2. White
      1. Aminatou’s Augury
      2. Estrid’s Invocation
      3. Echo Storm
      4. Primordial Mist
    3. Blue
      1. Entreat the Dead
      2. Skull Storm
      3. Sower of Discord
    4. Black
      1. Enchanter’s Bane
      2. Emissary of Grudges
      3. Reality Scramble
      4. Saheeli’s Directive
      5. Treasure Nabber
      6. Fury Storm
    5. Red
      1. Genesis Storm
      2. Myth Unbound
      3. Ravenous Slime
      4. Whiptongue Hydra
    6. Green
      1. Windgrace’s Judgment
    7. Gold
      1. Endless Atlas
      2. Ancient Stone Idol
    8. Artifact
      1. Isolated Watchtower
      2. Forge of Heroes
    9. Land
  4. Main Topic - Commander 2018 Set Review Part 2
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
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      3. Official Page:
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    6. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    7. Zack individually @z4ck38
    8. Ryan individually @greenegeek
  5. Contact Info

 

Aug 7, 2018

Commander 2018 Set Review and Prediction Results

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. Seb McKinnon - 00:05:12
    2. @commanderinmtg - 00:31:09
    3. @commandcast - 00:35:34
  2. Ep 59 Community Spotlight:
    1. 00:46:37 - Mindslaver is Legendary, so not a great copy target
    2. 00:48:34 - Survivors can’t block, so your opponents can’t run them into each other.
    3. 00:53:26 - Door to Nothingness can’t be put in a U/R deck
  3. Oopsies:
    1. Disclaimer: We are only talking about the Legendary Creatures and Planeswalkers this episode. We’ll probably do another show on the rest of these next week.
      1. Aminatou, the Fateshifter
      2. Varina, Lich Queen
      3. Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
      4. Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign
    2. Esper
      1. Estrid, the Masked
      2. Kestia, the Cultivator
      3. Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle
      4. Tuvasa the Sunlit
    3. Bant
      1. Lord Windgrace
      2. Gyrus, Waker of Corpses
      3. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent
      4. Thantis, the Warweaver
    4. Jund
      1. Saheeli, the Gifted
      2. Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor
      3. Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice
      4. Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer
    5. Izzet
  4. Main Topic - Commanders from C2018
    1. Zack
      1. Jund deck will be landfall. - CORRECT (7 landfall cards)
      2. Subjective Reality will be a lot of scrying and possibly taking multiple turns. Future Sight reprint.- WRONG - 3 cards with scry, no extra turns, no Future Sight Reprint
      3. Plea for Guidance will be reprinted. - WRONG
      4. Artifact deck will be thopter based. Skullclamp will be reprinted - PARTIAL (there are quite a few thopters, but no Skullclamp)
      5. Command Beacon reprinted in every Deck - WRONG (Zero Decks)
      6. Enemy Crowd lands - WRONG
        1. Omnath. Locus of Rage AND The Gitrog Monster will be in Jund deck - WRONG - Neither!!
        2. Mishra’s Factory WILL be reprinted - WRONG
      7. Interjected
      1. More Eminence or a new Commander mechanic - CORRECT (Planeswalkers)
      2. Varaska’s Contempt gets reprinted - WRONG
      3. Geode Golem will be in the Izzet deck OR ALL - WRONG (It’s in U/R and Esper ONLY)
      4. New Enchantress - CORRECT (Tuvasa the Sunlit)
      5. Reprint of Folk lands or Lairs - WRONG (neither)
        1. Decimate will NOT be reprinted - WRONG
      6. Interjected
    2. CJ
      1. Bant Colored God - WRONG
      2. Sensei’s Divining Top reprint - WRONG
      3. Black Card with Miracle keyword - CORRECT (Entreat the Dead)
      4. Omnath, Locus of Rage will be in the Jund Deck - WRONG
      5. Decimate will be reprinted - CORRECT
      6. Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain will be reprinted in the UR deck - WRONG
      7. The Enemy colored Crowd Lands will be reprinted - WRONG
        1. Ryan says “No Unifying Theme” - WRONG
        2. Ryan says Geode Golem “not in all 4” - CORRECT
        3. Ryan says “Enemy Fetch lands will not be reprinted in Commander 2018” - CORRECT
      8. Interjected
    3. Ryan
  5. Sub-Topic: The Prediction Results
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
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      3. Official Page:
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  6. Contact Info

 

Jul 31, 2018

Commander 2018 Speculation

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @MothershipGames - 00:13:15
    2. @MTGGoldfish - 00:14:23
    3. @scryfall - 00:29:03
    4. @ghirapurigears - 00:35:50
    5. @GavinVerhey - 00:44:06
    6. @RosewattaStone - 00:54:49
  2. Ep 58 Community Spotlight:
    1. New front-runner (Ryan) (only because Vanessa was gone)
      1. Ryan, Peter, and newcomer Karl
      2. Cast Prophetic Bolt using Pyromancer’s Goggles (and then again with Kess, Dissident Mage) at Karl
      3. Cast an 11 point Comet Storm through Pyromancer’s Goggles for a total of 22 at Peter.
      4. Game 1 MVP Pyromancer’s Goggles
    2. Game 1 from Ryan’s Perspective
      1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG
    3. Game 1 from CJ’s Perspective
      1. Ryan, CJ, Big Jon
      2. Big Jon was off to an early lead
      3. Big Jon had an excellent play with Heroic Intervention when Ryan went to cast Decree of Pain
      4. Big Jon attacked CJ all out, and doing some +1/+1 counter shenanigans, but CJ had Hero’s Downfall
      5. Ryan cast Gamble for Exsanguinate, luckily discarded 1-of-6 Grixis Panorama, cast Mana Geyser, flashed it back with Kess,Dissident Mage had Increasing Vengeance, and Increased Exsanguinate for 18, Killing CJ and then Big Jon (who was at 35)
    4. Game 2 from Ryan and CJ’s Perspective
  3. League Update:
    1. What we know so far:
      1. Izzet (Blue-Red) Artifacts "Exquisite Invention"
      2. Jund (Black-Red-Green) Lands "Nature's Vengeance"
      3. Bant (White-Blue-Green) Enchantments "Adaptive Enchantment"
      4. Esper (White-Blue-Black) Top of Library Matters "Subjective Reality"
      5. Special Thanks to mtggoldfish for this article: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/commander-2018-preliminary-decks-and-artwork
        1. https://www.mtgsalvation.com/spoilers/227-commander-2018
      6. CJ - Geode Golem
        1. Bant Colored God
        2. Sensei’s Divining Top reprint!
        3. Black Card with Miracle keyword
        4. Omnath, Locus of Rage will be in the Jund Deck
        5. Decimate will be reprinted
        6. Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain will be reprinted in the UR deck
        7. Super Bold - The Enemy colored Crowd Lands (ala Luxury Suite from Battlebond)
      7. Ryan’s Predictions
        1. More Eminence or a new Commander mechanic
        2. Varaska’s Contempt gets reprinted
        3. Geode Golem will be in the Izzet deck OR ALL
        4. New Enchantresses
        5. Reprint of Folk lands or Lairs
      8. CJ’s Predictions
        1. Jund deck be landfall
        2. Subjective Reality will be a lot of scrying and possibly taking multiple turns. Future Sight reprint.
        3. Plea for Guidance reprint
        4. Artifact deck will be thopter based. Skullclamp will be reprinted
        5. Command beacon reprint.
        6. Enemy Crowd lands
      9. Zack’s predictions
  4. Ryan - Main Topic - Commander 2018 Speculation



    1. What we WANT to see in Commander 2018
      1. Ryan
        1. Some cool U/R Commander that does something interesting with Artifacts, like make them cheaper, or recur them
        2. More Partners, maybe a mono-colored cycle?
        3. Coalition Relic Reprint
        1. Some New multicolored counterspells
        2. New “Crowd” type cards
        3. New slivers
      2. CJ
        1. Time Warp reprint
        2. Prophet of Kruphix becomes unbanned and reprinted as a legendary creature.
        3. Enemy Fetch reprint
          1. https://twitter.com/RosewattaStone/status/1021017040696545280

        4. I want this card printed in the jund deck:
      3. Zack
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    6. Zack individually @z4ck38
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. CJ individually @Sudge1
  1. Zack - Contact Info

 

Jul 24, 2018

Commander 2018 Preview Card

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. http://octonauts.wikia.com/wiki/Sandy
  2. #MtGDad note: The sea turtle from Octonauts is Sandy, NOT Sally
    1. Disclosure: Wizards of the Coast gave us this preview content FOR FREE. Thanks!
    2. Gives Red (and Rakdos and to a lesser extent Izzet) some answers to problematic permanents (mostly enchantments)
    3. This card is awesome! If you are a newer player, or are scared of the “draw back”, you should give this card a whirl. PLUS! If you do pull out the “same card” or a “worse card” you get a great story!
    4. Set Symbol, two-tone, Golden Shield with a white lightning bolt in it.
  3. Preview Card
    1. Tutorial
    2. M19
    3. Overhauled the way wildcards are received.
    4. You can choose avatars
    5. Ladder Constructed is now Free Vs. Competitive Play
    6. End Turn Button is now an ON/OFF switch
  4. MTG Arena Update
    1. Ryan
      1. Nicol Bolas, the Ravager
      2. Chromium, the Mutable
      3. Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire
      4. Sai, Master Thopterist
      1. Arcades, the Strategist
      2. Isareth the Awakener
      3. Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma
      4. Liliana, the Necromancer
    2. CJ
  5. Top 4 M19 Commanders
  6. Disclosure: Wizards of the Coast gave us this preview content FOR FREE. Thanks!
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
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      3. Official Page:
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. Dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  7. Contact Info
  8. Signoff - Ryan - Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch..

 

Jul 17, 2018

MTG Arena Update

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @MTG_Arena
    2. @skoogiz - 00:01:24
    3. @MtgKaylesh - 00:46:38
    4. @ATXFestival - 00:55:51
    5. @RokuPlayer - 00:55:51
  2. Ep 56 Community Spotlight:
    1. NOTE: M19 is already out on MTG Arena, it wasn’t as of the time of recording this.
    2. General Thoughts now that we’ve gotten to play a lot more with Arena
      1. Fuse Timer
        1. Animations
      2. Sideboarding - Competitive formats
    3. Mechanics
      1. Constructed
        1. Is there a way to sort the cards NOT-alphabetical for a color, like by set?
        2. How is Rotation going to be handled come October 5th?
        1. Competitive vs Quick
      2. Draft
        1. Huge Variety of decks!
        2. Please let this be an “evergreen” format
      3. SINGLETON
      4. Brawl?
    4. Formats
      1. Dominaria
      2. Older sets added: Kaladesh and Aether Revolt
    5. New Set additions
      1. Recent changes to rewards
    6. VS Hearthstone
  3. Main Topic - MTG Arena Update
  4. Thanks everyone for listening. You can always leave us a review in the iTunes store, follow us on Twitter or Youtube
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. Contact Info

 

Jul 10, 2018
Jul 3, 2018

GP Vegas Spectacular

  1. Special Segment
    1. Wedge @themanasource
      1. https://ca.gofundme.com/anthony039s-emergency-surgery-help
        1. https://www.facebook.com/CCOPodcast/
      2. Auction from #AtraxaBowl (Bid by July 10th!)
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Thanks
    1. @ketjak - 00:25:40, 00:38:34, 00:56:29
    2. @TheManaSource - 00:01:13
    3. @CCOPodcast - 00:02:10
    4. Dan Frazier - 00:12:33
    5. @tnielsentart - 00:13:55
    6. @WalkThePlanes - 00:14:03
    7. @LizDanforth - 00:15:22
    8. @zack_stella - 00:16:50
    9. @MtACast - 00:18:55
    10. @JoshLeeKwai - 00:22:12
    11. @Commanderinmtg - 00:22:30
    12. @AirBubbles - 00:24:33
      1. @ketjak
      2. @SeanTabares, also 00:33:11, 01:04:16
      3. @pzcosplay
      4. @DavidVinCamacho
      5. @goberthicks
    13. Commander N Cosplay - 00:25:40
      1. @aquaonecube
      2. @Pattapit
      3. @snoobic
    14. Insane Cube Experience - 00:28:07, 00:54:54
      1. @bradleyrose
      2. @madolaf
      3. @magicdesigncast
    15. Archfrenemies - 00:35:35
      1. @CCOPodcast
      2. @CMDRCentral
      3. @CommandTime
      4. @Legend_Creature
      5. @ketjak
      6. @psychoseby
    16. Atraxa Bowl - 00:38:34
    17. @DreamtimeDrinne - 00:46:06
    18. @dpkrausejr - 00:46:06, 00:49:42
    19. @ChannelFireball - 00:47:17
    20. @MTGVincent - 00:49:02
    21. @andyhullbone - 00:49:42, 00:56:06, 01:04:16
    22. @GavinVerhey - 00:57:24
    23. @JasonEAlt - 01:02:36
    24. @MoxReuby - 01:02:36
    25. @wizards_magic - 01:02:55
  3. Ep 54 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: Soooo many people! I hope I get most of the names right, and sorry if I don’t mention you. It was so much fun to meet everyone
    2. PSA: My bag got searched each time. So, if you plan on traveling with Magic cards in your Carry-on...
      1. Artist Day!
        1. Met the Following
          1. Dan Frazier
          2. Terese Nielsen
          3. Liz Danforth
          4. ZacK Stella (Chandra, Bold Pyromancer)
        2. So many other artists were here…
      2. Met Megan and Maria from Magic The Amateuring Podcast
      3. Had the first people ask me if I was associated with the cast. This was crazy, and I couldn’t stop smiling
    3. Thursday
      1. Got to take a selfie with Josh Lee Kwai from Command Zone!
        1. Had an excellent game against Arielle from Stone Gaze Studios (Cosplaying as Rowan Kenrith) (@AirBubbles)
          1. She was Playing Olivia Voldaren.
          2. Got the Mono-Jace deck to it’s new record of 6 Jace planeswalkers in play (4x Jace, Cunning Castaway, Jace Architect of Thought, and Jace, Telepath Unbound
          1. @SeanTabares as Odric
          2. @pzcosplay as Urza
          3. @DavidVinCamacho as Teferi
          4. Olivia @goberthicks as Breya, Etherium Shaper
          5. @ketjak as Angus Mackenzie
        2. Other Excellent Cosplayers in attendance:
      2. Commander and Cosplay charity event!
      3. Had DInner with Adam Hicks,Ricardo, Sean Tabares, Vanessa, Elliot
        1. Steven(cube owner, Nick, and Kenji, along with Phil and Vanessa
        2. www.cubetutor.com/aquaone
        3. MOST RIDICULOUS THING EVER
      4. THE CUBE (Friday Night)
    4. Friday
      1. Got to play a game against Sean Tabares Tatyova, Benthic Druid Brawl deck
      2. ArchFrenemies Draft
      3. Atraxa Bowl (Hosted by Ryan and Brando from CCOPodcast)
        1. Commanderin episode with Adrienne - http://www.commanderinmtg.com/2017/12/10/e119-harassment-in-the-magic-community.html
      4. Pub trip with Phil, Vanessa, Elliot, Ricardo, Dan Krause, Adrienne Reynolds
    5. Saturday
      1. Played some games at normal tables
      2. Played an awesome game with Phil playing The Mimeoplasm, Andy Playing Riku of Two Reflections and Dan Krause playing Najeela, the Blade-Blossom, me playing Jaya Ballard, Task Mage. Each podcaster playing their “pet deck”
      3. Beta Draft
      4. Battlebond with Andy from Commander’s Brew
    6. Sunday
  4. Main Topic - GP Vegas Wrap Up
    1. GO TO A GP! It’s so awesome!
      1. PSA: It’s Free, you don’t have to pay a badge fee, or sign up for the main event or anything
  5. Summary
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  6. Contact Info

 

Jun 26, 2018

Pet Strategies

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @HenryStukenborg - 00:05:26
    2. @TolarianCollege - 00:21:11
  2. Ep 53 Community Spotlight:
    1. Pros and Cons - Makes you ( your deck or playstyle ) strong in some areas and weak in others.
      1. Pros
        1. You know your strategies well
        2. You probably have more fun
        1. Your opponents know your strategies well.
        2. Pet cards, themes, etc lead to a homogenization of decks.
        3. Sticking to familiar areas of play can cause you to stagnate in skill
      2. Cons
      1. Cj - Tribal slivers
      2. Zack - Ridiculous and intricate combos that never work out, Blue decks, especially Esper
    2. Pet Themes - tribal, artifacts, story etc.
      1. Cj - Card draw and ETB creatures
      2. Zack - Cantrips, Life Gain, Extort, Counter Magic, ETB creatures
    3. Pet mechanics - like card draw, recursion etc.
      1. Cj -  Go BIG
      2. Zack - Combos
    4. Pet strategies
      1. CJ
        1. Nekrataal
        2. Jayemdae Tome
        1. Bitterblossom
        2. Cyclonic Rift
        3. Ertai, the Corrupted
        4. Brainstorm
      2. Zack
    5. Pet cards -
  3. Main Topic - Pet Strategies

 

    1. Pet decks
      1. Cj -Slivers
      2. Zack - Ertai, the Corrupted
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    6. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  1. Contact Info

 

Jun 19, 2018

Counterspells in Commander

 

 

  • Thanks

 

  1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
  2. Tiffany for the logo/icon

 

  • Ep 52 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @ketjak - 00:08:14
  2. @RKaneFerguson - 00:47:23

 

  • Main Topic - Counter Magic
  • How do you consider counters in deck building? How many do you initially include?
  • How do you use counters in a group game?

 

  1. Does it draw aggro?
  2. Do you save it until something is literally going to kill you?

 

  • How can you use counter spells to affect the  politics of the game?
  • How does it feel to be on the receiving end of a counterspell?

 

  1. Does this break the social contract?
  2. Is this any different than removal?

 

  • Favorite Counterspells
  • Zack

 

  1. Cryptic Command
  2. Force of will
  3. Stifle
  4. Pact of negation
  5. Rewind

 

  • Ryan

 

    1. Mystic Snake
    2. Draining Whelk
    3. Mana Drain
    4. Spelljack
    5. Insidious Will
    1. Mystic Snake
    2. Forbid
    3. Arcane Denial
    4. Mana Drain
    5. Supreme Will (*Note*: The casting cost of this card is 2U and NOT 3U)
  1. Cj

 

  • Contact Info

 

  1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
  2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w (We only need 41 more subscribers!)
    1. Group
    2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
    3. Official Page:
    4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
  3. Facebook -
  4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
  5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    1. dinosaurtalk.net
  6. Zack individually @z4ck38
    1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
  7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
  8. CJ individually @Sudge1



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