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Commander Social is a podcast about the Magic: the Gathering variant, Commander! Your hosts Ryan, and Zack attempt to entertain you with interesting anecdotes about the game of Magic, including their experience running a Commander league.

Check Us Out on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/commandersocial

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial/

Contact us on Twitter @commandersocial
Ryan - @greenegeek
Zack - @z4ck38

Email: cast@commandersocial.com

Dec 2, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Jared Birdseye
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52knenkwOoE
    2. Patreon Contest - Tell us what you want for Christmas, or the best ever gift (not necessarily Christmas) that you have ever given or received. You could win a Commander Legends Collector Booster.
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @ScaredJared - 1:31
    2. @MTGMoo - 1:08, 28:40
    3. @CommandersBrew - 3:04
    4. @andyhullbone - 4:06
    5. @mikecarrozza - 4:06
    6. @MothershipGames - 9:47
    7. @kajafoglio - 25:02
    8. @FoglioPhil - 25:02
    9. @OriginalMtGArt - 25:25, 28:48, 41:34
    10. @GingerJ0E - 25:36
    11. @InkedGaming - 27:03, 29:29, 50:57
    12. @UrsaBearwalker - 27:03
    13. @wachelreeks - 27:48
    14. @schmandrewart - 28:09
    15. @postrk - 28:48
    16. @UltimateGuard - 29:29, 33:29
    17. @TolarianCollege - 32:13, 54:43
    18. @UltraProIntl - 32:12, 32:43
    19. @kmcsleevesusa - 34:35
    20. @DragonShield_ - 34:46
    21. @infinitokens - 36:59
    22. @MTGProShop - 42:47
    23. @danaroach - 43:43, 49:33
    24. @realCardsphere - 44:44
    25. @CCOPodcast - 47:34, 50:14
    26. @Revelens_Light - 47:34
    27. @CMDRCentral - 47:34
    28. @TRayburn - 48:57
    29. @CMDRCentral_Max - 48:57, 49:33, 52:11
    30. @LennyWooley - 51:33
    31. @voodoorusty - 51:33
    32. @aaroncainboxes - 53:37
    33. @infecthall - 52:55
    34. @Leifkicker - 54:43
  4. Ep 74 Community Spotlight:
    1. Magic players can be hard to shop for, and I should know, because I am one. We often take for granted what we like in Magic, but to our friends, family, and partners, it can be a mystery. 
      1. This is often times what will get suggested to a non-magic-player, should they go into an LGS and ask “What should I get for the MtG player in my life?”
      2. As a Magic player, I think I genuinely don’t like to get sealed product all that much. I think sealed product is a lot better for newer players, or younger players, as they may not know what they want yet.
        1. Booster packs
          1. Draft Boosters
          2. Collector Boosters
          3. Avoid loose boosters of very old sets!
          1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/commander-legends-preconstructed-decks
          2. This can be great, but you want to make sure you’re not getting the MtG player something they already have
        2. Precons, like the Commander decks
          1. https://cardgamebase.com/zendikar-rising-gift-edition-bundle-contents/
          2. These can be good for newer players
          3. I like that it has a collector’s booster in it
          4. I do like the storage box
        3. Holiday Gift Boxes
      3. Sealed product can fall into a couple of different categories
    2. Sealed Product, Boosters, Boxes, etc
      1. This one can be tricky too, because many magic players are kinda “picky” about what kind of accessories they use. Might be a good idea to slide into the DMs of someone you know who plays Magic with your gift-receiver
        1. https://www.originalmagicart.store/
          1. Can also get art prints here (Really nice if you get it framed)
          2. Tokens also. Many Artists have custom tokens for sale as well, like RK Post
          1. Ursa Bearwalker - https://www.inkedgaming.com/collections/artists/ursa-bearwalker
          2. Rachel Weeks - https://www.inkedgaming.com/collections/artists/rachel-weeks
        2. https://www.inkedgaming.com
          1. Also has tokens and prints
        3. https://schmandrewart.com/shop
          1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/accessories/mat-case-xenoskin
        4. You can even buy a box just for the playmat!
      2. Playmats
        1. Sidewinder - https://ultimateguard.com/en/sidewinder/sidewinder-100-xenoskin
        2. Boulder - https://ultimateguard.com/en/boulder/boulder-100-deck-case
        3. Ultra Pro Satin Tower - https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=71_143
        4.  
      3. Deck boxes
        1. https://shop.ultrapro.com/products/eclipse-gloss-sleeves
        2. https://www.dragonshield.com/webshop/sleeve-crafter/114-sleeve-crafter.html (this is in BETA)
      4. Sleeves
        1. https://www.infinitokens.com/
          1. https://arteza.com/b/dry-erase-markers
        2. Also nice to get a set of colored dry erase markers
      5. Infini Tokens
        1. Cool mtg themed dice
          1. https://cardgamebase.com/best-dice-for-mtg/
      6. Dice
    3. Accessories
      1. https://mtgproshop.com/
    4. Clothing
      1. This can take a bit of work, especially if you don’t know the gift-receiver very well. Plus, there’s always the chance that they trade or buy the cards they want while waiting for the holiday to arrive
        1. Ryan aside here about how I treat myself with these, when I wouldn’t buy cards like Gilded Drake otherwise. 
      2. Gift Cards to your LGS
        1. @CCOPodcast
        2. https://www.revelenslight.com/
      3. Alters
    5. Singles
      1. Patrons suggestions
        1. Many patrons suggested the idea of alters. This is a great gift, and it’s really personal, and it can take a long time, so make sure to plan accordingly
          1. https://www.inkedgaming.com/collections/dice-bags
        2. Many also suggested Dice bags
        3. Lenny has a plushie of Grothama that his husband made for him: What an amazing gift!
        4. Really cool examples of some altered art basic lands (which is really cool, cause they can be moved around from deck to deck)
        1. https://www.aaroncaincustomboxes.com/
        2. https://leifkicker.com/deck-boxes/
        3. @infecthall - https://www.etsy.com/shop/naturallynerdysoaps
        4. You can find tons of stuff on Etsy
      2. Custom deck boxes
      3. Learning to play MtG if you don’t already :)
    6. The truly unique stuff
  5. Main Topic - Gifts for the Magic Player in Your Life
    1. It can definitely be tricky to shop for that certain-magic-someone, but maybe there are some good ideas here. Maybe those certain-someones can share this episode with people likely to give them gifts? Folks out in AudienceLand - What is the best MtG gift you’ve ever been given? 
  6. Summary
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 25, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    2. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 6:49
    2. @edhrec - 7:48
    3. @TCGplayer - 12:55
  4. Ep 73 Community Spotlight:
    1. We’ve been thinking about Partners, ever since the release of Commander Legends. There are 1540 possible combinations. We decided to come up with a few Deck Ideas/Skeletons, and pitch them to each other.
    2. Disclaimer: We are doing this in the typical Commander Social Secret list style (other than a very fast run through, to make sure we have no overlap, so no over/under this time)
    3. Pitch our ideas
  5. Main Topic - Most Wanted: Partner Pairs
    1. Partner is so cool! It opens up a TON of brewing space. What are your favorite partner combinations out there? We’d love to hear the cool stuff you are brewing up!
  6. Summary
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 18, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Brandon Douglas
    2. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TRayburn - 1:09
    2. @atfloury - 2:22
    3. @PKP_Magic - 2:22
    4. @MothershipGames - 6:36
    5. @maro254 - 13:02
    6. @CCOPodcast - 20:03
    7. @GavinVerhey - 20:03, 31:16
    8. @AndyZupke - 29:46
    9. @realCardsphere - 29:46
  4. Ep 72 Community Spotlight:
    1. We stand by our predictions here at Commander Social, so it’s only fair that we see how well we did
      1. - We’ll see at least one card set on Phyrexia - 14:36
        1. - Phyrexian Rager and Phyrexian Triniform
        1. Mana Drain and Scroll Rack are old right? Honestly, I don't know what I expected re: “Old Stuff.”
      2. - I wanna see old stuff! - 14:09, 14:14 ??
      3. - Ryan Bold Prediction - 3 old mechanics: Kicker, Renown, Flashback - 15:50
        1. - Old Mechanics: Monarch, Cascade, Partner
        2. - New Mechanic: Encore
      4. - 15:33 - "I don't know if Partner counts..."
        1. I thought WotC stood WotZ, I guess our wants don’t align. I really thought we might get some shadow. 
      5. - Zack Bold Prediction - Storm, Affinity, Shadow. - 16:15
        1. - 5 Rare, 5 Mythic, 30 uncommon
        2. - Ryan realizes there can be Mythic Mono-colored partners - 1:00:00
      6. - Ryan Bold Prediction - 1 prismatic piper, 10 rare mono-colored legends (2 of each color). 30 uncommon mono-colored partners (6 of each color) - 28:06
        1. I’m kind of sad about this, but Nevy and Tormod really make up for it. 
      7. - Zack Bold Prediction - Mono color weatherlight crew partners - 29:27, 30:47
        1. - NOPE, we got Eligeth, Crossroads Augur - https://scryfall.com/card/cmr/66/eligeth-crossroads-augur
      8. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi, mono blue rare Partner (pre spark, so a creature) - 28:45
        1. People want to have “fun” I guess. It’s not called Zack Legends after all. lol
      9. - Zack Bold Prediction - Blind Obedience will be reprinted - 34:11
        1. - Does a secret lair count?
          1. Totes, half points!
      10. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi’s Protection will be reprinted! - 33:46
        1. One day EVERYONE will realize this is the best art!
      11. - Zack Bold Prediction - Brainstorm Extended Art (ice age) - 37:40
        1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-legends-variants
        2. - I was THIS close!!! Kodama's Reach, not cultivate (as far as I can tell)
      12. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Cultivate extended art - 36:46 or maybe at 37:00
        1. Viscera Seer is close, right? 
      13. - Zack Bold Prediction - Blood Artist - 37:49
        1. - DING DING DING!
      14. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Arcane Signet extended art - 37:00
        1. I really thought there was a chance for this for some reason, but we still got some dope reprint etch foils. 
      15. - Zack Bold Prediction - There will be a Niv Mizzet, Parun Etched Foil - 40:15
        1. - NOPE
      16. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Kess, Dissident Mage will be one of the reprint commanders - 44:11
        1. Pretty bold, but honestly there was a five color sliver in Modern Horizons, so I’m not surprised. 
        2. https://blog.cardsphere.com/60-new-partner-pairs-for-commander/
      17. - Zack Bold prediction - it will be a five color sliver. - 47:23
        1. - NOPE
      18. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Teysa Karlov will be one of the reprint commanders - 44:33
        1. I guess Vorstclaw is actually the worst-claw!
      19. - Zack Bold Prediction - It will be Vorstclaw. - 52:40
        1. - NOPE: Kinsbaile Courier - https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type%3Akithkin+set%3Acmr
      20. - Ryan Bold prediction - This will be a changeling, Kithkin - 47:50
        1. A lot of people holding spears, that could have been fashioned from a fence. 
      21. - Zack Bold Prediction - people holding a piece of fence - 54:35 
        1. - NOPE: Jeska and Tevesh - https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=oracle%3Acommander+type%3Aplaneswalker+set%3Acmr
      22. - Non-shownote prediction - "There will be exactly one Planeswalker that can be your commander" - 50:40
        1. No one really wants this. Glad i was wrong.
      23. - Zack Bold Prediction - Praetors will be reprinted. - 59:44
        1. - YEP - Fin-Clade Fugitives - https://scryfall.com/card/cmr/227/fin-clade-fugitives
      24. - Ryan Bold Prediction - This will be a new card, 6 mana green common creature - 51:50 (or 52:20)
        1. It’s coming in a Secret Lair!!!!
      25. - Zack Bold Prediction - Primeval Titan will be reprinted / unbanned - 1:00:41
        1. - NOPE - https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=oracle%3Apartner+color%3DB+set%3Acmr+rarity%3Au
      26. - Ryan Bold Prediction - We will see a mono-Black Aetherborn uncommon legend - 55:40
        1. This felt pretty bold, but there’s already a silver bordered five color urza.
      27. - Zack Bold Prediction - Urza Planeswalker - 1:03:18, 1:03:25
      28. - Ryan didn't consider Thrasios being one of the 32 reprint legends - 56:40
        1. - NOPE
      29. - Ryan Bold Prediction - A pre-spark U/R Dack Fayden legend - 1:00:15
        1. - NOPE, as far as I can tell. 
      30. - Ryan Bold Prediction - We will get a legendary creature that is a hint about the Wanderer, and it somehow involves Fblthp - 1:01:26 (1:02:20 for the fblthp part)
        1. - YEP - https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Liesa
      31. - Ryan Bold Prediction - We will finally see the W/B Angel that is a sister to Sigarda, Bruna, and Gisela - 59:23
    2. Predictions
    3. Ryan Final Tally: 4/16
    4. Zack Final Tally: 0/13
  5. Main Topic - Reviewing Our Commander Legends Predictions 
    1. So, there you have it folks. We made the predictions, and we’re holding ourselves accountable. What did you think of this episode? Did you like hearing the clips from the previous episode woven in oh-so-seamlessly by ya boi ZT? Do you like the A1 Bold prediction episodes? Do you like us going over the results? What was your favorite prediction of ours, that we didn’t hit, that you wish we had?
  6. Summary
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 11, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Joshua Swope
    2. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TheTokenOtaku - 0:56
    2. @MothershipGames - 6:17, 1:02:18
    3. @LennyWooley - 13:28
    4. @MBorchik - 48:05
    5. @commandcast - 53:28
    6. @blairwitchgreen - 55:11
  4. Ep 71 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: Secret list style! And we’re only talking about NEW cards, no reprints here folks. Also, neither of us included the Crowd lands on our list, they are fantastic cards, but not a whole lot of fun to talk about.
    2. Over/Under - Ryan’s turn to set it
    3. Our lists
  5. Main Topic - Commander Legends
    1. This set is HYPE! What are your favorite cards from the set? Are you going to participate in any sort of webcam sealed with Commander Legends?
  6. Summary
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 4, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Nathan Swann, your name in lights tier
    2. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and The Clapper
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 9:21, 18:17
    2. @SpellTable - 10:13
    3. @Marshall_LR - 19:43
    4. @GingerJ0E - 24:03
    5. @realCardsphere - 34:48
    6. @PackCrackFever - 35:32
    7. @PKP_Magic - 35:56
    8. @edhrec - 40:38, 48:00
    9. @CommandersBrew - 41:14
    10. @blairwitchgreen - 51:20
  5. Ep 70 Community Spotlight:
    1. How great does it feel to have your brand new deck in your hands? I think this is a common experience that most Commander players can relate to.
      1. Sidenote: As a parent, I 100% see this feeling in my children. Whatever the newest toy is, that’s the one they love the most (even if it’s a stuffed animal or action figure that is 30 years old, and has been in a box in the garage)
        1. Maybe there’s a lesson we can learn in Magic here.
          1. Maybe the fact that a deck is new is enough, like maybe it doesn’t have to be stuffed to the gills with powerful/expensive cards? I know I certainly get excited shuffling up the precon decks every year. 
          2. Maybe also the Commander Legends League that we are going to do is going to scratch this itch?
          3. Also, just sitting down to a draft at our LGS, like “What am I going to open?” And which of these cards that I’m drafting can I add to my already existing decks?
      1. I think for me, it’s less, and this may be why I don’t upgrade decks as often. This may also just be a function of having a LOT of cards lying around. Maybe also because the anticipation of seeing how a particular card will work in a deck is less than seeing if a whole deck will come together. 
    2. Can we get a similar feeling by upgrading a deck?
      1. For me, it’s kinda like Christmas, (or any other gift giving holiday/occasion) . Those presents are just sitting there under the tree, for weeks, and all you can do is just imagine what they are gonna be. It’s like a much longer version of “The Marshmallow test”
        1. Heck, Christmas is like a year long exercise in delayed gratification. How many times have I told my kids, maybe for Christmas, or maybe for your birthday?
        1. Idea phase is usually pretty short, but can last a few days. You read an article/watch a video, and it percolates at the back of your mind for a bit
          1. Tangent: I’ve been trying to really pare down the cards I order for a new deck
            1. Specifically, I try to order less in number, and very much less in value.
              1. Many contributing factors. I didn’t own a shuffle-drazi, and it’s something I’ve wanted for a long time
              2. I was buying it from my LGS, and I pretty much just wanted an excuse to spend money there
              3. It felt like an effect that I 100% wanted in this deck, and there really aren’t many others like this (I don’t really plan on ever casting it in this deck, unless something has gone horribly wrong)
            2. For me, there is some sort of threshold that a card must cross, in order for me to order it. Oftentimes, if the card is like $0.50 or less, and I don’t own other copies of it, I’ll pretty much order it, if I think it’s really important to the decks game plan. The opposite of this is also true, like I ordered an Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre.
        2. The brewing phase, this is usually only a couple of hours, but is often revisited again once I get the cards physically in front of me
      2. For me the whole process, from idea to maiden voyage takes quite a bit of time.
    3. Delayed gratification
      1. I wonder why I feel this way? For me, I think an analogy might be dominoes, like you spend all this time setting up this elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, and you can’t wait to kick it off, and watch it all happen!
      2. I find it interesting that after all this work, the payoff is so quick
    4. From the minute I put the final sleeve on the deck, I have this intense desire to play it. And sometimes it’s days before I get a chance
      1. All this lead-up, or buildup, what happens if you just don’t like the deck?
        1. What is it that you don’t like about the deck?
          1. Play pattern
          2. Not fun to play against? Opponents got a little salty?
          3. Didn’t live up to your ideas/expectations?
          4. Is there a way to fix the deck and give it another go? Maybe the deck idea is good, but there’s another commander you can use?
          1. At the same time, if you do decide to dismantle it, don’t feel bad. This is a game, we play it to have fun, if you’re not having fun, see if the cards from that deck might have a better home somewhere else
        2. Give the deck at least a few games before you decide to dismantle it
        1. Don’t be complacent, think about cards in there that didn’t perform as well as you thought they might?
        2. Also, play it a few more times, maybe you just got an insane draw.
      2. What if the deck is awesome?
    5. What to do with the deck post-maiden voyage?
  6. Main Topic - That NEW Deck Feeling
    1. Folks out in audience land, do you ever get that NEW deck feeling? Is it something you enjoy? Is your process from idea to maiden voyage short or longer? Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know because we want to give you what you want.
  7. Summary
  8. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Oct 28, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Mike McAbee
    2. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite non Magic hobby! Three Packs of Zendikar Rising
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Microsoft Zune
  3. Thanks
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    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @jumbocommander - 0:08, 11:19, 51:01
    2. @ManaCurves - 3:06
    3. @SpellTable - 10:22, 13:37
    4. @GingerJ0E - 12:39
    5. @MothershipGames - 9:55, 56:45
  5. Ep 69 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: This deck tech was inspired by DJ of Jumbo Commander
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqRu2q2BaUM
      1. Explain what we mean by budget, no card over $5, save for Thassa herself
      2. $87.09 - https://scryfall.com/@z4ck38/decks/6b668ea6-4282-4324-a0cb-04ce597a6032
    2. Budget Style
      1. Talk about some of the experiences in playing with the deck, and what pushed you over the edge to build it
    3. Why is this deck cool?
      1. Blinking is pretty much the best, and us Commander players love to get our value
      2. Fblthp, the Lost
      3. Master of Waves (explain how during the flicker no one gets priority, so when state-based actions are checked, master is alive and well, and protecting their flock of elementals)
      4. Watcher for Tomorrow
      5. Mulldrifter
      6. Frost Titan
      7. Meteor Golem 
      8. Pondering Mage
      9. Cunning Evasion
      10. Barrin, Tolarian Archmage
    4. Blink and you might miss it
      1. Rishadan Cutpurse
      2. Rishadan Footpad
      3. Rishadan Brigand
    5. Here there be Pirates, yarr!
      1. Note: Thassa is worded as follows: “At the beginning of your end step, exile up to one other target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.” This means that you get to keep anything you blink
      2. Overtaker
      3. Chamber of Manipulation
      4. Agent of Treachery
      5. Sower of Temptation (repeatable with Thassa, given enough turns)
    6. Blatant Thievery
      1. Crystal Shard
      2. Conjurer’s Closet
      3. Ghostly Flicker + Archeomancer
      4. Displace
    7. Department of Commander Redundancy Department
      1. Verity Circle (Might even be awesome against mana dorks)
      2. Dismiss into Dream
      3. Willbreaker
      4. Gadwick, the Wizened
    8. Just give it a little tappy
      1. Here is the original decklist from DJ: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/thassa-blinks-the-best/
        1. Spellseaker
        2. Glen Elendra Archmage
        3. Vendilion Clique
        4. Venser, Shaper Savant
        5. Keeper of Keys
        6. Vedalken Shackles
        7. Panharmonicon
        8. Cyclonic Rift
        9. Temporal Manipulation
        10. Time Warp
        11. Ancient Tomb
        12. Homeward Path
        13. Miren, the Moaning Well
      2. Some notable cards cut for costs
        1. Training Grounds (Only works when Thassa is a creature)
        2. Hearthstone (Same caveat as Training Grounds)
        3. Erratic Portal
      3. Notable non-budget cards not in the original list
    9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (If you have the means, we highly recommend picking these up)
  6. Main Topic - Thassa, Dwelling in the Deep
    1. Thassa is the Sea’s Knees! What do you think about this deck? Have you played against Thassa? Is this the kind of deck you would like to play? Did you like the fact that we did some budget content?
  7. Summary
  8. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
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    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Oct 21, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - MoneyMoo (you can find him whooping Zack’s butt in games of Magic)
    2. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite non Magic hobby! Three Packs of Zendikar Rising
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn
  3. Thanks
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    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @LennyWooley - 2:02
    2. @MothershipGames - 9:09
    3. @SpellTable - 9:09
    4. @tappedout - 12:18, 54:33
    5. @archidekt - 12:18
    6. @edhrec - 12:18
    7. @scryfall - 13:44
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    11. @CommandersBrew - 25:09
    12. @blairwitchgreen - 43:23
    13. @HenryStukenborg - 52:02
  5. Ep 68 Community Spotlight:
    1. Brewing and Building are separate
      1. Many people brew decks all the time, but never actually put them together. For some folks it’s almost a thought experiment. We’re interested in figuring out what exactly pushes us over the edge, to turn one of those thought experiments into reality. 
        1. I used to do this all the time, when I was a kid, scrawling notes/decklists into the margins of notes I was taking in class. This is one of the coolest things about Magic, the fact that there’s so much meta knowledge to explore. Also, having access to card databases, and the internet, in our pockets really makes this easy
        2. I totally did this too. I remember building shells of decks and just thinking about cards to fill other slots. I had a notebook and everything
        1. I actually do both of these! I wonder how many folks out there do both? Is it like a 50/50 split, or do most folks out there build one way like 90% of the time? Let us know on Social Media!
        2. I do both as well. I’ll get something laid out online and then once i have all the cards in front of me I build the deck and it’s never exactly the same. 
          1. There’s something that makes this feel like old-school Magic, where you just kinda build with what you have
          2. I just go through good stuff boxes and look for things, ie my kenrith deck. 
        3. We’ve even talked about “Found Decks” on the show before.
      2. Conversely, some people don’t even actually brew until they have all the cards in front of them. I’ve definitely done this both ways
      3. What percentage of decks that you brew do you actually build in paper? I think it might be interesting to see who out there are the dreamers/brewers. I know for me this varies wildly over time, and depends on my mood/life situation.
      1. Is it when a new Commander gets previewed during preview season?
      2. Is it when you read an article, listen to a podcast, or watch a youtube video?
      3. Do you sometimes just flip through cards, and get inspiration?
      4. Did you get inspired while playing a game of commander?
      5. Maybe it’s been so many months since you last built a deck?
      6. Maybe you get inspired while taking one of your old decks apart?
      7. A fever dream late at night?
      8. Got 50$ burning a hole in your pocket? Or maybe you got a giftcard to your LGS?
      9. Maybe you need some content for your podcast?
    2. We wanted to explore what exactly it takes for us to go over the threshold, and physically build a new deck in paper
      1. Maybe some folks have a lot more time, because they are stuck at home?
      2. The economy has been hit really hard, so maybe folks don’t have the resources to buy cards for new decks
      3. Tangent: How many new physical paper card players do you think we’ve gotten during the pandemic?
        1. Ryan’s New Decks
          1. Winota, Joiner of Forces
            1. Inspired by an episode that we recorded: “Decks outside our comfort zone - ep 49”
            1. I think this one was born out of playing on Arena, or rather, that’s the final thing that nudged me over the edge.
          2. Rielle, the Everwise
            1. Inspired by an article by (@blairwitchgreen) 
              1. https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/commander-top-10-ashaya-soul-of-the-wild/
          3. Ashaya, Soul of the Wild
          1. Braid-drazi
            1. Build from the ashes of emry
            1. Brokkos just wasn’t doing it for me. 
          2. Kinnan Infect
        2. Zack’s New Decks
      4. I thought it might be interesting to talk about what got us to build each of the decks we’ve built during the pandemic.
        1. Ryan
          1. Sisay Shrines
          2. Mina and Denn Gruul Planeswalkers
          1. Moist Naya Omnath 
          2. Greven, Predator Captain 
        2. Zack
      5. Decks we brewed but didn’t build:
        1. Ryan’s Stable Decks
          1. Gonti, Lord of Luxury
            1. Inspired by playing against someone (Henry Stukenborg)
            1. Inspired by a random thought: “Could I build a mono-red, OPC deck? Which commander would I use? Grenzo exists?!?! Let’s do this!”
          2. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser
            1. Definitely inspired by preview season (and my love for the morph mechanic)
          3. Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer
            1. Inspired by watching Jumbo Commander content
          4. Braids, Conjurer Adept
            1. Inspired by art, had lots of Chandras in the deck
              1. Article about Planeswalker Uniqueness rule going away (August 28, 2017)
                1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ixalan-mechanics
            2. Original built in 2015, the deck got a shot in the arm mid 2017
          5. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
          1. Niv-Mizzet
            1. Built in the fall of 2018 when Guilds of Ravnica came out. 
            2. It started as a fun spell slinger brawl deck, but when I realized the potential in full on EDH I built it and the rest is history. 
            1. Built in the fall of 2019 after m20 came out. 
            2. Inspired by my Muldrotha found deck that had a lot of cool etb effects and my love of landfall.
          2. Yarock
            1. Built in June 2019 when Modern Horizons came out. 
            2. I’ve always been all about phyrexia, so i figured I’d build it for fun. 
            3. Also my first mono colored deck.
          3. Yawgmoth
            1. Built earlier this year around Jan or Feb
            2. I had always wanted to build a five color commander.
            3. When I built it, I used only what I had which were “good stuff boxes” and ended up packing it full of cards that didn’t really fit elsewhere. 
            4. Now it’s kind of the junk draw of my collection. 
          4. Kenrith
          5. There are other decks, but they are currently being revamped. 
        2. Zack’s Stable Decks
      6. Might also be interesting to go through each deck in our stables, to see what pushed us over the edge to build them
    3. Is it harder to get motivated to build a deck during a pandemic?
      1. Biding your time - I tried to play Yarok to set up a play for the next turn, but the board got wiped. If I had waited two turns I could have played Palichron and Yarok in the same turn to get infinite mana to Villainous Wealth. 
    4. Zack Gets It Together
      1. We always find it interesting to reflect inwards, and see what is truly motivating our choices. Do folks out there enjoy episodes like this? How many decks have you physically built during the pandemic? What percentage of decks that you brew see the light of day?
    5. Summary
  6. Main Topic - What does it take for YOU to build a deck?
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Oct 14, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Dylan Wood
    2. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite non Magic hobby! Three Packs of Zendikar Rising
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Sherpa Lined Slipper Socks
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TRayburn - 1:58, 9:07
    2. @case_vickers - 1:58
    3. twitch.tv/10sley - 1:58
    4. @MothershipGames - 6:05, 52:09
    5. @SpellTable - 6:05
    6. @blairwitchgreen - 8:33, 10:38, 17:29, 37:37, 43:51, 51:32
    7. @CraigBlanchette - 9:07
    8. @edhrec - 10:01
  5. Ep 67 Community Spotlight:
    1. NOTE: I got Oblivion Stone wrong, it sacrifices itself, the Karn trick does work with Boompile though.
    2. Read Ashaya
      1. https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/commander-top-10-ashaya-soul-of-the-wild/
    3. I was inspired to build this by an article Bennie Smith wrote for Star City games (@blairwitchgreen) 
      1. Disclaimer: My list is very much untuned. I’ve played it exactly once, and haven’t made any changes to it.
      2. https://scryfall.com/@greenegeek/decks/2594bc20-fa13-4abf-80c0-d4f37d7957c8
    4. My list:
      1. I have a mono-colored deck of every other color and had been toying around with the idea of a mono-green deck, my previous thought had been a Pir, Imaginative Rascal, Super Friends deck. So, I was pretty much primed to build a mono-green deck.
      2. I had Titania, Protector of Argoth, and it was good, but people didn’t much like playing against it (and it was pretty linear).
      3. I also had a Yeva, Nature’s Herald deck (because OF COURSE I did). It was fine too, pretty much a good stuff deck, but I didn’t really enjoy playing it that much.
    5. I have been wanting to build a mono-green deck for some time now.
      1. Let’s talk for a few minutes about how awesome mono-colored decks are.
        1. So much room for utility lands!
          1. I’m running 7 Utility lands that do NOT tap for green. 
        2. Restrictions breed creativity. There’s just a lot of things you can’t do in a mono-colored deck (although Green is one of the better ones I think).
        3. Lots of basics, and lots of ways to fetch basics!
      2. Ashaya does something new/unique. I remember when the card was spoiled, people were like “Yeah, now I don’t care about my opponents playing Cyclonic Rift.” I remembered agreeing with that point, but also noting that they probably just wouldn’t play it, or would deal with Ashaya first. I hadn’t thought about the other side of this coin, but we’ll get to that later.
      3. It’s really fun just thinking about all of the crazy things you can do in this deck, and imagining all of your creatures as lands.
    6. Why is this deck awesome/something listeners would want to play?
      1. Average CMC 3.56 (I might try to bring this down some)
      2. 8 Mythic
      3. 44 Rare
      4. 18 Uncommon
      5. 7 Common
      6. ---
      7. 37 Creatures
      8. 1 Planeswalker
      9. 8 Artifacts
      10. 5 Enchantments
      11. 5 Instants
      12. 4 Sorceries
      13. 39 Lands 
    7. Stats
      1. Greater Good (Oh man this card was NUTS when I played the deck. Along with Multani, Yavimaya’s Avatar)
      2. Return of the Wildspeaker
      3. Great Henge
      4. Guardian Project
      5. Rishkar’s Expertise
      6. Beast Whisperer
    8. Card Draw
      1. Early creatures are super good because they give you a chance to “setup” for the turn when you play your Commander.
      2. Arbor Elf
      3. Beanstalk Giant
      4. Wood Elves
      5. Harvest Season - Imagine the MCL of having 3 early creatures, say Wall of Blossoms, Wood Elves, and Elvish Reclaimer out. Casting your Commander on Turn 4 (thanks Wood Elves!) and then tapping your 3 creatures to cast Harvest Season, and fetching up 3 Lands. I’m not sure this card is great in here (Might be better in a token deck), but I’ve always wanted to try it out.
      6. Green Sun’s Zenith to go get Dryad Arbor (This was great with Guardian Project in play!)
    9. Ramp
      1. Magus of the Candelabra
    10. Untapping lands (especially more than one at a time)
      1. Oblivion Stone
      2. Boompile
      3. Sword of Feast and Famine
    11. Take advantage of all your creatures being lands (this is the other side of the Cyclonic Rift, that I hadn’t considered, running these in your deck, and being proactive with the effect)
      1. Titania, Protector of Argoth - Hard to wrath if this AND your commander are out.
      2. Gaea’s Liege - I’ve always loved this card, and you can do some broken stuff with it and Leyweaver
      3. Sylvan Safekeeper is a creature sac outlet in this deck. It’s super good in here!
      4. Sylvan Advocate is a 2 mana 4 / 5 that double anthems your whole team!
        1. Quirion Ranger - Imagine Bouncing your Eternal Witness to Untap your Gaea’s Liege. Or your Wall of Blossoms to untap your Ulvenwald Tracker
        2. Scryb Ranger
        3. Temur Sabertooth
      5. Reusing Enters the Battlefield triggers
      6. Cloning your creatures with Vesuva! I did the fun thing, I cast Ulvenwald Hydra, got a Vesuva to copy the Hydra, and then with the hydra-copy, fetched up Reliquary tower (because I had Greater Good in play)
    12. Fun stuff
      1. So what do you think about this deck? Does it sound fun? Are there any spicy cards you would include? Let us know!
    13. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Ashaya, Soul of the Wild
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Oct 7, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Sebastian Tinsley
      1. twitch.tv/10sley
      2. Played some games with Sebastian and Case last night
    2. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite non Magic hobby! Three Packs of Zendikar Rising
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Softalk Antibacterial Landline telephone shoulder rest
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has set up an online store!
    1. twitch.tv/10sley - 1:32
    2. @case_vickers - 1:46
    3. @MothershipGames - 8:52, 58:10
  5. Ep 66 Community Spotlight:
    1. https://archidekt.com/decks/788821#Omnath_Landfall
      1. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Fetch_land
        1. Onslaught/Zendikar fetch lands
        2. Mirage fetch lands
        3. Shards of Alara panoramas
        4. Miscellaneous fetch lands
        5. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Bounce_land
        6. Undiscovered Paradise
        7. Might be worth running “Amulet of Vigor”
    2. Talk about landfall
      1. Ramp
        1. The Usual Package - Cultivate, Explosive Vegetation, etc...
        2. Azusa, Lost but Seeking
        3. Ramunap Excavator
        4. Wayward Swordtooth
        5. Exploration
        6. Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
        1. Path to Exile
        2. Krosan Grip
        3. Chaos Warp
        4. Beast Within
      2. Removal
        1. Roil Elemental
        2. Emeria Shepherd
        3. Zendikar's Roil
        4. Moraug, Fury of Akoum
        5. Phylath, World Sculptor
        6. Valakut Exploration
      3. Landfall
        1. Karametra, God of Harvests
        2. Radha, Heart of Keld
        3. Shalai, Voice of Plenty
        4. Tatyova, Benthic Druid
        5. Zacama, Primal Calamity
        6. Scute Swarm
      4. Dope Creatures
        1. Scapeshift
        2. Splendid Reclamation
        3. Nahiri’s Lithoforming
        4. World Shaper
        5. Life Gift
        6. Searing Meditation
      5. Ryan’s Top “3” Inclusions for the Deck
    3. Slots
      1. So what do you think about this deck? Does it sound fun? Are there any spicy cards you would include? Let us know!
    4. Summary
      1. Torment of Hellfire for 37 (potential 111 damage)
      2. Cadaverous Bloom
    5. Zack Get’s it Together
  6. Main Topic - Omnath, Locust of Creation
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Sep 30, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Angel Rivera III
    2. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Deluxe Bingo Set from Pottery Barn
  3. Thanks
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    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @CMDRCentral_Max
    2. @CMDRCentral - 0:34
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    7. @EDHRECast - 5:30, 49:06
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    9. @JosephMSchultz - 11:25
    10. @Top8Games - 13:25, 15:20, 43:03
    11. @SheldonMenery - 13:25
    12. @Marshall_LR - 15:20, 24:45, 44:19
    13. @TolarianCollege - 19:57
    14. @LennyWooley - 22:40
    15. @GingerJ0E - 35:11
    16. @dpkrausejr - 40:57
  5. Ep 65 Community Spotlight:
    1. This topic was inspired by the Boxing League that Brian David-Marshall
      1. Before Sheldon wrote the article Max and I were both like, “What’s a boxing league and I believe, one of CMDR Central’s patrons told us”
        1. https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/an-introduction-to-commander-booster-box-league/
      2. Sheldon wrote an excellent article on SCG:
        1. http://lrcast.com/limited-resources-560-paper-magic-at-home-with-brian-david-marshall/
        2. Seriously, how cool is this boxing league!?!?! And it is also a fun thing that people can follow along with content creators, like “What did BDM add to his card pool this week?” etc
        3. Can watch a bunch of this on Stream
      3. Learned about this through listening to an episode of Limited Resources
        1. @Max: To me a league is a way to help people play EDH the way they want without having to worry about power level. I’ve heard of leagues that are tailored for higher power decks or leagues tailored to keep the power level for all participants at a lower power level.
          1. Rewarding / punishing players for doing certain actions in game ie First Blood (+1) point, Infinite Combo (-2) points
        2. This can be done via a point system.
      4. What exactly IS a league?
        1. Zack and I have, in the past, run a league where we met every other week, and we had a lot of fun doing it
          1. A group of us from my LGS have done Pre-Con leagues. I think we did this for C15 & C16. Week 1 is precon as is, every week you get $5 in cards to add, you can bank your money if you don’t want to make any additions. Kept track via paper. These days it’d be super easy to create a google doc to track it all for everyone.
          2. Played for about 5 weeks. It’d always be our 1st game of the night then we’d play our “real” decks
        2. Max, have you ever been part of a league?
        3. Ryan - I even played in some in store leagues way back in the day
          1. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_gYz_k66upbRTBVal9QLUNvc2c
        4. An example league from TCC that Zack and I used as a basis for our Commander league
          1. Committing to a continuous play schedule
          2. Keeping in touch with folks (This is especially important during our current times)
        5. Nice things about having a league
          1. Schedule, schedule, schedule! Make sure folks know when/where they will be playing
          2. Make the rules clear and explicit
          3. Be prepared to answer LOTS of questions
          4. Try to make it fun for EVERYONE!
          5. Be kind to your Commissioner, it’s a lot of work!
          6. @Max - Get everyone's opinion. Biggest thing I remember from the pre-con leagues was spending a few weeks discussing the point system and budget for each week.
          7. @Max - Compromise - You aren’t going to make everyone happy but you can do your best to make it fun for everyone.
        6. League Dos and Don’ts
          1. Playing for points changes the fundamental way multiplayer Magic is played
          2. Will people show up consistently if it’s for casual?
          3. If competitive, how will you track standings? (Hint: Spreadsheet!!!)
        7. Should your league be casual or competitive?
      5. Our experiences with running a league
        1. Organizing a league is very similar to organizing something like the Vegas Rotisserie
        2. So much fun! A lot of the fun was had around seeing what cards people drafted, etc. Meta-fun!
      6. Not quite a league, but man, how much fun was the rotisserie? 
        1. This should be awesome!
        2. Folks at home can definitely do something like this, and it’s the perfect way to stay connected with your playgroup during this pandemic, also, since most of us won’t be playing in stores (Support your LGS if you can!), this is a good way to have an authentic Commander Legends experience
        3. We can stream opening card pools, as well as games, how cool is that?
      7. We’re gonna do a Commander Legends sealed league
      1. Leagues are fun! And they have lots of benefits. Have you ever participated in a league? Do you think you want to, now that you’ve heard this episode?
    2. Summary
      1. Zack writes 100 times on a blackboard “I will not cast a board wipe when an opponent controls Revel in Riches”
    3. Zack Get’s it Together
  6. Main Topic - Running your own Commander League 
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
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Sep 16, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and “Ink pot and quill.” Mike thought we might find ourselves wanting to make a map for our adventures on Zendikar
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 1:23, 7:10, 54:22
    2. @schmandrewart - 8:18, 27:01
    3. @HipstersMTG - 9:07
    4. @dpkrausejr - 14:25, 23:07, 42:15
    5. @CommanderReplay - 23:07
    6. @chrisvondoom1 - 42:15
    7. @Cathaoir1 - 48:19
  5. Ep 64 Community Spotlight:
    1. https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/09/zendikar-rising-previews-begin-cards-mechanics-expeditions-and-more/
      1. Kicker
      2. Landfall
      3. Party
      4. modal double-faced cards
    2. Mechanics
      1. 30 lands, with both foil and non-foil versions
      2. They will include all 10 fetch lands, the Battle Bond crowd lands, and powerful lands like Cavern of Souls and Wasteland.
    3. Expeditions are back!
      1. Disclaimer - This is only for the cards previewed between Sept. 1st - 7th.
      2. We did not include the Dual Land DFCs on our lists
      3. Zack sets the over/under
    4. Secret List Top 8
      1. Which cards from Zendikar Rising are you most looking forward to? Anything that should have been on your list? What is the number one card that is getting jammed into one of your decks as soon as you can get your hands on one? 
    5. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Zendikar Previews
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Sep 9, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and doilies
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 1:05, 6:15, 49:00
    2. @BillandTed3 - 3:04
    3. @TeneberusOne - 6:15
    4. @LennyWooley - 11:12
    5. @TheTokenOtaku - 17:56
    6. @edhrec - 47:49
    7. @SpellTable - 49:30
  5. Ep 63 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: This is strictly for Casual EDH, cEDH players don’t necessarily face this issue, but I bet they do key in on Thrasios/Tymna (or whatever the best Tier 0 deck is). Also, I imagine our local meta could influence this a bit.
      1. There are lots of Commanders that fit this description. The first one of these I remember was Narset, Enlightened Master (September 26, 2014). The combination of hexproof and lots of extra turn/combat steps makes the deck super hard to interact with. It often feels like you have to have a board wipe on the exact turn they play Narset. I was so bummed, because I opened up a foil copy.
      2. You know this type of Commander, because when you sit down to the table, you immediately feel defensive. For example, when I sit down with my Emry deck, I always immediately let people know that it’s construct tribal, but still has some power/ramp in it. 
      3. We’ve got some patrons that have some pretty unique takes on some decks, for example Lenny has Mono-White Chulane, and Gumball-Urza. This is potentially a whole show topic on it’s own
        1. Ryan’s turn to set the over/under
      4. Secret list, top 8 style
    2. What is a KoS Commander?
      1. Which Commanders make your KoS list? Are there any on our lists that you disagree with? Any we forgot?
    3. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Kill on Sight Commanders
  7. Mothership Again.
  8. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Sep 2, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Case Vickers (@case_vickers) Came in and immediately shared his Yuriko Deck.
    2. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and the Metamucil
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @BearMaulings - 1:00
    2. @case_vickers - 1:09
    3. @MothershipGames - 1:49, 6:56, 1:06:15
    4. @jasonsudeikis - 3:05
    5. @rebeccasugar - 3:05
    6. @danaroach - 3:05
    7. @SpellTable - 7:26
    8. @ChannelFireball - 8:07, 1:04:17
    9. @GavinVerhey - 8:45, 12:42, 39:07, 45:28, 57:38
    10. @SixthComma - 8:45, 9:10
    11. @JulesRobins - 8:45, 48:05, 56:09
    12. @scryfall - 9:10, 35:17
    13. @blairwitchgreen - 9:39
    14. @TolarianCollege - 12:42
    15. @maro254 - 16:11
    16. @sebmckinnon - 25:15
    17. @SheldonMenery - 49:03
  5. Ep 62 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: We’re recording this the week after Command Fest Online 2, huge shoutout to CFB! Very cool to participate and raise some money for charity at the same time.
      1. Video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcnTf1caAUM
        1. They announced the entire Commander Collection Green (Designed by Ari)
          1. https://scryfall.com/sets/cc1?as=grid&order=set
            1. Chord of Calling
            2. Cultivate/Kodama’s Reach
            3. Eternal Witness
            4. Sylvan Caryatid
            5. Greater Good
            6. Beastmaster Ascension
            7. Rampaging Baloths
            8. Sakura-Tribe Elder
            9. Our predictions are BOOOOOOLLLLLLLD
          2. Back in episode 31 we predicted the following cards for Commander Collection Green
        2. Ari talked about “White in Commander” and what they are looking to change (or already have that we haven’t seen yet)
          1. Congratulations Gavin! So crazy that Gavin has been working on this for 6 years! If I ever need a confidant, I’m picking Gavin!
            1. The set’s flavor can pull from any place AND any time
              1. Any A1 Bold predictions here?
                1. I wanna see old stuff! -Z
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - We’ll see at least one card set on Phyrexia
              1. This means, only 4 non-evergreen mechanics, 3 old, 1 new
                1. A1 bold predictions for the 3 old (Does partner count here?)
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - 3 old mechanics: Kicker, Renown, Flashback
                3. Zack Bold Prediction - Storm, Affinity, Shadow.
            2. It isn’t mechanically Commander Horizons
            3. Draft is 3 20 card boosters, Draft 2 cards from EACH pack. you end up with a 60 card deck.
            4. 2 legends and a foil in every pack
            5. Sengir, the Dark Baron
              1. I’ve been wanting this since partners released in 2016
            6. Mono-colored Partners!
            7. Hal and Alena! How cool is it finally getting to see these 2?
            8. Prismatic Piper
              1. Ryan Bold Prediction - 1 prismatic piper, 10 rare mono-colored legends (2 of each color). 30 uncommon mono-colored partners (6 of each color)
              2. Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi, mono blue rare Partner (pre spark, so a creature)
              3. Zack Bold Prediction - Mono color weatherlight crew partners
            9. 41 monocolored Partners! Over 1500 partner combinations now :)
            10. 71 Total new Legends in the draft boosters
            11. 30 non-partner, 2 / 3 color legends (so this means no 4 or 5 color legends in the set, if my math checks out)
              1. Keeper of the Accord
              2. Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi’s Protection will be reprinted!
              3. Zack Bold Prediction - Blind Obedience will be reprinted
            12. Powerful white cards
              1. Extended Art
              2. Commander’s Sphere and Command Tower extended art
                1. Ryan Bold Prediction - Cultivate extended art
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - Arcane Signet extended art
                3. Zack Bold Prediction - Brainstorm Extended Art (ice age)
                4. Zack Bold Prediction - Blood Artist
              3. Many other common/uncommon stables will get this same treatment
                1. 32 Popular legends will get reprinted with Etched Foil treatment (These can appear in draft boosters)
                2. Each new legend (71 of them) can also appear in Etched Foil
                3. Etched foils appear in draft boosters infrequently
                4. Etched foils appear in every Collector booster
                5. Zack Bold Prediction - There will be a Niv Mizzet, Parun Etched Foil
                  1. Man, this is giving me a conundrum, cause I want to draft the set, like BADLY, but also may be a while before I can get together with folks, and the extended art cards look awesome. Also are there extended art etched foils?
                6. Extended art cards ONLY appear in Collector Boosters
                7. Video of the treatment on Gavin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG3p0xlcQJU
                8. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
                9. Ryan Bold Prediction - Kess, Dissident Mage will be one of the reprint commanders
                10. Ryan Bold Prediction - Teysa Karlov will be one of the reprint commanders
                11.  
              4. Etched Foils
                1. No double-faced cards
                  1. Ryan Bold prediction - This will be a changeling, because the two legendary options don’t seem like fun draft environment cards: https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=%28type%3Alegendary+type%3Akithkin%29    (Could also be a non-legendary creature, but the way Gavin said it makes me think it was a Ruse)
                  2. Zack Bold prediction - it will be a five color sliver.
                2. At least one kithkin
                3. They used a spreadsheet to test the partners (so you know it’s serious!)
                4. Jeska will likely be a Planeswalker that can be a commander
                  1. Ryan Bold Prediction - This will be a new card, the current options aren’t great: https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type%3Acreature+commander%3AG+cmc%3D6+rarity%3Ac&unique=cards (Or Elvish Aberration is downshifted to common)
                  2. Zack Bold Prediction - It will be Vorstclaw.
                5. 6 mana common green creature that is NOT Colossal Dreadmaw
                  1. Ryan Bold Prediction - We will see a mono-Black Aetherborn uncommon legend
                  2. Zack Bold Prediction - people holding a piece of fence
                6. New Characters
                7. All mono-colored legends have partner. Any 2 color or more legends won’t have partner (Stand-alone as Jules said)
                8. Enemy Crowdlands (Battlebond) are in this set!
                9. Releases November 6th
              5. Questions
                1. Anything goes here, let’s each at least put 3 bold predictions
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - We will finally see the W/B Angel that is a sister to Sigarda, Bruna, and Gisela
                3. Ryan Bold Prediction - A pre-spark U/R Dack Fayden legend
                4. Ryan Bold Prediction - We will get a legendary creature that is a hint about the Wanderer, and it somehow involves Fblthp
                5. Zack Bold Prediction - Praetors will be reprinted.
                6. Zack Bold Prediction - Primeval Titan will be reprinted / unbanned
                7. Zack Bold Prediction - Urza Planeswalker
              6. Final Bold Predictions
            13. Booster Fun
        3. Commander Legends!!!
      2. Gavin Verhey, Ari Nieh and Jules Robins (Lead final designer of Commander Legends)
    2. Commandfest Preview Panel
      1. What did you think of the Commander Legends panel from Command Fest Online 2? What cards are you most excited for? What predictions do you have for Commander Legends?
    3. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Commander Legends
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Aug 26, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Most unique deck you’ve seen out in the wild - 2 Double Masters packs
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Most unique deck you’ve seen out in the wild - 1 Double Masters pack
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and the Rolodex
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 8:15, 48:58
    2. @SpellTable - 8:52
    3. @edhrec - 45:02
  5. Ep 61 Community Spotlight:
    1. The idea: We each take 2 decks from our stable, and the other co-host comes up with 3 “interesting” commanders to play a game with. We go through our thought process about coming up with an initial plan.
    2. Disclaimer: This is in a vacuum. Initial plans can give us a place to start talking about strategy, but even good plans need to be adjusted, and most initial plans can probably go out the window quite quickly, but it’s probably worth talking about having a plan in general, and how this can apply later in the game when you reassess..
      1. Zack details the high level version of how Deck 1 works, and how it tends to win AND lose games. (Mention there is a link to the deck in our stables)
        1. Any notable/important cards in your deck?
      2. Ryan reveals the 3 SECRET opponents!
      3. Initial thoughts
      4. Which person do you think you should take out first?
        1. What about your deck makes this a good idea? Silver Bullets?
      5. Which person do you think you’d have the best chance against in a heads-up scenario?
      6. Anyone you think might make a great early game ally?
        1. Any cards/typical effects these decks tend to run, that might be problematic for Zack’s deck?
      7. Ryan, why did you pick these 3 particular commanders?
    3. Zack Deck 1 - Niv-Mizzet
      1. Ryan details the high level version of how Deck 1 works, and how it tends to win AND lose games. (Mention there is a link to the deck in our stables)
        1. Any notable/important cards in your deck?
      2. Zack reveals the 3 SECRET opponents!Initial thoughts
      3. Which person do you think you should take out first?
      4. Which person do you think you’d have the best chance against in a heads-up scenario?
        1. Anyone you think might make a great early game ally?
      5. What about your deck makes this a good idea? Silver Bullets?
        1. Any cards/typical effects these decks tend to run, that might be problematic for Ryan’s deck?
      6. Zack, why did you pick these 3 particular commanders?
    4. Ryan Deck 1 - Gonti, Lord of Luxury
      1. AudienceLand, what did you think of this? Was it interesting? Useful? Entertaining at least? Do you do any sort of pre-game analysis?
    5. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Pre-game Scenarios
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Aug 19, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Most unique deck you’ve seen out in the wild - 2 Double Masters packs
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Most unique deck you’ve seen out in the wild - 1 Double Masters pack
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and serial cable to hook up printer
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @BentzMr - 2:26
    2. @MothershipGames - 7:07, 52:02
  5. Ep 60 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: Commander is a SOCIAL game, winning isn’t everything, so watch with care how far you go down the competitive path.
      1. That being said, winning IS fun. And I’m sure there are lots of folks out there that would like to get better at Commander.
      2. It’s so much easier to make an episode about building better decks, it’s much harder to make an episode about how to help folks get better.
      1. Step 1: Admit that you are making mistakes.
        1. It’s going to be hard to fix mistakes if you aren’t making any.
        2. It’s also MUCH harder to identify some types of mistakes in Commander vs Limited or Standard/Modern. This is because the consequences of making a mistake in a 1v1 game happen quite quickly after you make them, and often lead to the game being over.
          1. Changing the way you think about variance may also help. Think about what information you had instead of complaining about why you didn’t win.
            1. My opponent had the exact spell they needed to win! (Did they tutor one or more times that game?)
            2. I just needed one more turn! (Did you fail to realize an opponent was just a card away from a combo?)
            3. I got mana screwed/flooded! (Are you playing enough lands in your deck? How about ramp? Should you have mulliganed?)
            4. Everyone ganged up on me! (Were you playing Atraxa? Did you get off to an early lead?)
        3. Your first instinct should be to avoid blaming a loss on variance. This is not to say that variance doesn’t happen, and often-times variance does lead to bad times for you, but it your first instinct is to blame variance (Blame Variance!), then you may take the easy way out, and not really take the time to think about how you played that game
        1. Think about the things you played, and how folks responded.
        2. Did you make a play that aligned the whole table against you? Could/should you have waited to play it till later?
        3. Did you misidentify the biggest threat at the table?
        4. Did you leave a problematic permanent on the table for too long, hoping someone else would take care of it?
        5. Did you fail to realize that two of your opponents were going to team up, and 1-2 punch away your pillow fort?
        6. Did you take out the wrong player, when you had your chance to kill any of your 3 opponents?
        7. Should you have mulliganed?
          1. Ask them if they noticed any misplays on your part.
          2. Ask them what cards they had in their hand at the end of the game. 
        8. It really helps if you can talk with your opponents after the game, especially if they are people you think play well!
      2. Think about your game, immediately after you play it. Reflect on how the game went.
        1. Sequencing!
          1. Can be something as basic as playing your lands in the wrong order. Or tapping your lands incorrectly.
          2. Sometimes this is obvious, sometimes it’s not. Like sometimes you might not notice that there was a better way to sequence things, but sometimes you might not even think about sequencing things
          3. Honestly, this is one of harder things in Commander, because board states get so cluttered, so quickly. And you may forget you need to take out that Blind Obedience before you cast your Hasty creature.
          1. I think this is sometimes tricky for newer players, especially when playing against new opponents, or decks in an unknown meta.
          2. This can also include playing a card that is going to scare the other players into attacking you, thinking that it’s less scary than what some other opponent already has going on. An example could be playing Aura Shards, and not knowing that one of your opponents has 3 very important enchantment/artifacts in hand. You may not know this is a likely scenario, unless you’ve played against that player’s deck more than 1 time before.
        2. Incorrectly assessing threats
          1. Forgetting that your opponent played a Sylvan Safekeeper on turn 2.
          2. Not doing the math on how much damage you were going to take from 2 of your opponents having a Zulaport Cutthroat in play before you cast a board wipe
        3. Failing to notice an onboard trick
          1. These are not the droids you are looking for (or not hitting your saving throw versus a savvy political opponent
            1. So many times people make a deal, and get nothing out of it. Like someone promising not to attack you for two turns, when it’s obvious they weren’t planning on attacking you anyway
          2. Making a bad deal
          3. Making too many deals, and painting yourself into a corner
          4. Picking the wrong person to go to the final 2 with.
        4. Political
      3. Types of mistakes
        1. This can be a tricky thing. We are all getting together to have some social fun, so sometimes it’s not the greatest to be very strict with the rules. I know oftentimes I encourage my opponents to take stuff back
        2. You want to make sure you have a conversation about this before the game starts. It might be great to play with some stricter rules enforcement if the folks you are playing with are up for it. (It also could EASILY be NOT fun to do so).
        3. Maybe hold yourself to a higher standard? Essentially owning your mistakes. You don’t have to always do this, but it’s hard to learn from a mistake if there are NO consequences from making it. (If you’ve ever played with me, you KNOW I don’t often hold myself to a higher standard!) I think this is something especially hard to do if you’ve only ever been a casual player. Playing a lot of limited, and grinding at PTQs etc, really helps here, because you are often playing at a higher REL, and take backs aren’t an option.
      4. Take-backs?
    2. How to learn from your mistakes
      1. Learning from your mistakes is CRITICAL to getting better at Commander. Two of your best tools for figuring out the mistakes you are making are “Thinking critically about games immediately after playing them” and “Talking with people who you respect, and getting their feedback”
      2. Audience land: Do you look for mistakes? Do you have any great lessons you’ve learned? We’d love to hear some of them!
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