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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

May 12, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite indie game? Friend of the Show, Lee Saenz has made a video game called “Triple Jump”
      1. https://rebrand.ly/triple-jump-game
      2. It’s only $3.37
      3. We’re gonna give away 10 copies, 5 to the first 5 people to respond, and then 5 at the end of the month to the answers we like best
    2. 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. @TripleJumpGame1 - 1:41, 1:07:46
    2. @MothershipGames - 7:18, 28:15
    3. @scryfall - 8:48
    4. @DLairAustin - 32:03
    5. @MTGMoo - 1:01:15
  4. Ep 94 Community Spotlight:
    1. This month is national Mental Health Awareness Month (https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month). This episode we’re going to dive into some of my personal experience with mental health and how I overcame them. 
    2. Disclaimer - Zack and I are not trained medical/mental health professionals. This episode is about my personal experiences with mental health and how it’s affected me in regards to content creation and MtG. Please do not take anything said here as official advice. If you are having mental health issues please reach out to a professional. (https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help)
  5. Main Topic - #MtGMentalHealth

 

  1. My story - I’ve suffered with mental health issues for as long as I remember. It all started when I was in junior high with depression, with anxiety becoming an issue in college, and most recently with a diagnosis of being bi polar. I’ve tried a lot of medicines, therapy, and just white knuckling it while trying to hold on. Currently I see a therapist roughly every other week, but sometimes more, and I see a psychiatrist every month.

    1. Hook your friends into playing with you. 
    2. Once you’ve hooked your friends into playing, roll to the LGS together.
    3. Be open to new people joining your group and becoming friends with them. 
    4. I’ve def done it by myself though. I remember that’s how I met Ryan. I was casually collecting World of Warcraft cards and one day when I was at my local comic store I saw that people were playing in tournaments with each other. I called the store to find out when tournaments happened and just showed up. 
    5. This was very difficult for me to do, but I really wanted to get back into playing cards and make new friends. 
    6. Big tournaments

  2. Magic - I’ve always been into card games and have played several over the course of my life at varying levels of competitiveness. This was not something easy for me to do, but I found tricks that helped me get over my anxiety and play.
    1. Eventually the WoW card game was discontinued and I started getting curious about MtG again. My current roommate, Brando Calrission, and I had vowed to stay away from Magic due to price concerns, but eventually got sucked back in with some Planeswalker Decks. 
    2. I remember at the time I was also playing a Star Wars card game and went to spend a week with a friend in Houston who used to be a big MtG player. He told me I should look into playing something called Elder Dragon Highlander. 
    3. Not long after I got back Ryan and I were talking and he mentioned he and some friends had been playing EDH. I started playing for a while, but due to the anxiety caused by the size of the card pool and not knowing what a lot did I sort of backed away. 
    4. Eventually I came back to EDH when Ryan started a league that I ended up running for a few years. 
    5. I know that was a lot of build up, but that brings me to the podcast. Ryan at the time needed a third host for the podcast and asked me to fill the position. At first I was very nervous about it because I felt like I didn’t know enough about the cards or at that point EDH to coherently discuss EDH on a weekly basis. I agreed to do it though, because I had wanted to do a podcast in general for several years, but added the caveat if I didn’t like it, I’d stay until they could find someone to replace me. 
    6. I’m not going to lie, it was hard to get over the anxiety and at times I’m still very anxious about recording because I don’t feel like anyone would want to hear what I have to say. 
    7. The number one thing that has gotten me through this adventure is my partnership with Ryan. I couldn’t ask for a better co-collaborator in a creative endeavour.
    8. He’s always been my biggest cheerleader, fan, and advocate. When I feel self conscious about things he’s there for me. He’s always willing to listen. 
    9. The second thing that has gotten me through content creating are the listeners.  Nothing makes me happier than to hear a “good episode” from someone and over the years some of our listeners have become some of my best friends.

  3. Content Creation
    1. Covid has definitely been a blow to me depression and anxiety wise, as it has been to a lot of people. 
      1. I personally have to actively fight this. I stay in contact with friends and I find ways to busy myself. 
    2. Despite having Ryan and an internet full of friends, I often feel isolated, sad, and bored. 
    3. One of the ways I find to keep myself busy is to play mtg via spelltable. Moo and I started a stream to play more and to get to play with / meet more people. Ryan and I try to get in as many patron games as we can too. 
    4. Magic isn’t the only thing though. I’ve tried to take up new hobbies, such as bread making, and focusing more on my aquarium too. 
  4. Covid and Magic during Covid
    1. Mental Health is a big deal, even if you don’t suffer from depression or anxiety, you need to make time for your own mental health. 
    2. There’s no shame in seeking help. 
  5. The Wrap Up
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. 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
  3. Contact Info
  4. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
May 5, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite indie game? Friend of the Show, Lee Saenz has made a video game called “Triple Jump”
      1. https://rebrand.ly/triple-jump-game
      2. It’s only $3.37
      3. We’re gonna give away 10 copies, 5 to the first 5 people to respond, and then 5 at the end of the month to the answers we like best
    2. 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. @TripleJumpGame1 - 0:57
    2. @TheTokenOtaku - 4:02
    3. @MothershipGames - 7:20, 10:37, 21:01
    4. @realCardsphere - 10:28
    5. @atfloury - 13:44
    6. @BrainstormBrew - 14:36
    7. @MTGStocks - 15:54, 36:01, 53:31, 1:01:36
    8. @commandcast - 17:02, 1:01:17
    9. @JoshLeeKwai - 17:19, 1:01:17
    10. @MTGGoldfish - 19:40
    11. @MTGMoo - 31:29
    12. @Card_Kingdom - 1:01:36
  4. Ep 93 Community Spotlight:
    1. We tend to think of 5 years as recent, but we know a lot of our listeners (and Patrons) might be newer to Magic, so we thought it might be fun to go back and look at the past 5 years of Commander Precons.
      1. Value (We’re gonna discuss a lot of this below, but let's try and mention the others on this list as well)
        1. Disclaimer: The MtG market is in a bit of chaos, things seem way more expensive than they ever have been. (Overmaster is $40!). We certainly aren’t finance experts but both of us follow the Secondary Market pretty regularly.
      2. Cool Cards (We talked about this in our previous episode, but it’s still one of the most important pieces to the pre-cons long term)
      3. Fun to Play
      4. Balanced to play against each other
      5. Good enough to hang with your meta’s constructed decks
    2. There are lots of ways to evaluate Precons.
      1. C21 - Focused on Each College Identity
        1. Whole deck, singles price in ()
        1. Lorehold Legacies - $38.48 (Singles - 102.80)
        2. Prismari Performance - $39.25 (Singles - 71.66)
        3. Quantum Quandrix - $38.06 (Singles - 86.83)
        4. Silverquill Statement - $37.83 (Singles - 83.31)
        5. Witherbloom Witchcraft - $37.71 (Singles - 68.48)
        6. Bundle of all 5 - $189.04 (Mothership has this for $179.99)
      2. I’m gonna do the values of singles in the deck based on mtggoldfish, I did look on ebay, and most of the decks were costing about the same as the cost of the singles, with maybe a slight discount.
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/commander-2017-decklists
        2. Feline Ferocity - $269.93
        3. Vampiric Bloodlust  - $257.06
        4. Draconic Domination - $255.23
        5. Arcane Wizardry - $149.86
      3. C17 - Tribal Theme
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/commander-2018-decklists
        2. Exquisite Invention - $110.94
        3. Subjective Reality - $90.64
        4. Nature's Vengeance - $120.56
        5. Adaptive Enchantment - $91.01
      4. C18 - Planeswalker Commanders
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/weekly-update-aug-11-commander-2019-decklists
        2. Faceless Menace - $66.20
        3. Mystic Intellect - $91.57
        4. Primal Genesis - $67.86
        5. Merciless Rage - $46.07
      5. C19 - Each deck focused on a mechanic (Morph, Flashback, Populate, Madness)
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/full-commander-2020-decklists
        2. Enhanced Evolution - $66.25
        3. Symbiotic Swarm - $45.86
        4. Timeless Wisdom - $87.87
        5. Arcane Maelstrom - $83.67
        6. Ruthless Regiment - $63.41
      6. C20 - Mechanics (Mutate, Cycling, Copy Spells, Token Creatures
    3. Buying individual Decks
    4. Top 5 Most Expensive Cards from Precons C17 - C21
      1. C17 -  - $217.01
        1. Edgar Markov 60.08
          1. All time low $2.39
          2. Spent an entire year < $5
          1. All-time low $12.29
          2. Spent 3 months < $20
        2. Teferi's Protection 44.13
          1. All-time low $2.99
          2. Spent a year < $10
        3. Kindred Discovery 40.7
          1. All-time low $3.23
          2. Spent a year < $6
        4. The Ur-Dragon 39.65
          1. All-time low $1.49
          2. Spent a year < $7
        5. Kindred Dominance 32.45
        1. Nesting Dragon 17.42
        2. Retrofitter Foundry 16.41
        3. Treasure Nabber 14.28
        4. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent 13.87
        5. Sower of Discord 11.9
      2. C18 - $73.88
        1. Dockside Extortionist 48.22
          1. All-time low - $13.28
          2. Quickly went to $20, and after 8 months just kept going up
        2. Ohran Frostfang 17.92
        3. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth 5.1
        4. Sevinne's Reclamation 4.36
        5. Apex Altisaur 3.18
      3. C19 - $78.78
        1. Fierce Guardianship 34.43
          1. All-time low - $29.97
          2. All-time high - $80.24, relatively flat aside from that early spike, that lasted roughly a month
          1. All-time low - $14.78
          2. Stayed under $20 for 7 months, and then spiked
        2. Deflecting Swat 30.1
        3. Deadly Rollick 15.58
        4. Flawless Maneuver 8.3
        5. Ethereal Forager 4.07
      4. C20 - $92.48
        1. Archaeomancer's Map 19.63
        2. Veyran, Voice of Duality 16.96
        3. Adrix and Nev, Twincasters 13.8
        4. Monologue Tax 13.25
        5. Esix, Fractal Bloom 8.61
      5. C21 - $59.00
    5. For all of the individual cards it might be fun to look at the price graphs on https://www.mtgstocks.com/ (I looked at all the graphs for cards currently valued at $30 or more)
    6. Summary - What has been your favorite set of Precon Decks? How do you think this year's offering stacks up to previous years? Did you like this kind of episode? Were we too heavy on the finance stuff?
  5. Main Topic - Precon Showdown
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. 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
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Apr 28, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. 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. @LennyWooley - 1:35, 38:34
    2. @CasuallyMTG - 3:43
    3. @MTGMoo - 3:43
    4. @CMDRHideaway - 3:43
    5. @MothershipGames - 9:20
    6. @CCOPodcast - 14:27
    7. @edhrec - 37:13
  4. Ep 92 Community Spotlight:
    1. This episode we are gonna say 2-Drop, and that means a creature with 2 mana value.
      1. They compete with Mana Rocks/Ramp
      2. I believe they are mostly utility creatures, and not often beating down
      3. They can often come down after turn two, and still impact the game (in fact some of them may not be at their best on Turn 2). 
    2. Two-Drops are a pretty interesting card in Commander.
      1. Lots of Stax Pieces
        1. Drannith Magistrate
        2. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
        3. Hushbringer
        1. Stoneforge Mystic
        2. Sram, Senior Edificer
        3. Relic Seeker
      2. Deals with Equipment
      3. Tomik, Distinguished Advokist
      4. Felidar Cub
      5. Soulfire Grand Master
    3. White
      1. Thassa’s Oracle
      2. Snapcaster Mage
      3. Gilded Drake
      4. Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
      5. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
      6. Honorable Mention: Fblthp, the Lost
    4. Blue
      1. Aristocrats
        1. Zulaport Cutthroat
        2. Blood Artist
      2. Oona's Blackguard
      3. Wight of Precinct Six
      4. Rat Colony
      5. Keen Duelist
    5. Black
      1. Dockside Extortionist
      2. Dire Fleet Daredevil
      3. Goblin Engineer
      4. Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar
      5. Humble Defector
    6. Red
      1. Ramp
        1. Sakura-Tribe Elder
        2. Lotus Cobra
      2. Wall of Blossoms
      3. Sylvan Caryatid
      4. Quirion Elves
      5. Joiner Adept
    7. Green
      1. Baleful Strix
      2. Biomancer’s Familiar
      3. Vexing Shusher
      4. Kiora’s Follower
      5. Fiend Artisan
    8. Gold
      1. Crashing Drawbridge
      2. Walking Atlas
      3. Myr Retriever
      4. Metallic Mimic
      5. Steel Overseer
      6. Honorable Mention: Millikin
    9. Colorless
    10. Summary - Do you have lots of 2 mana value creatures in your decks? What are some of your favorites that we missed? Do you forego most or all of these in favor of ramp spells/mana rocks? 
  5. Main Topic - Best 2 Mana Value Creatures
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. 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
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Apr 21, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. 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 - 5:48
    2. @LennyWooley - 16:42
    3. @MBorchik - 22:35
    4. @MTGMoo - 22:35
    5. @dpkrausejr - 24:40
  4. Ep 91 Community Spotlight:
    1. SILVERQUILL STATEMENT
      1. What’s Silverquill All About - COLLEGE OF ELOQUENCE
        1. Wielding the magic of words, Silverquill students are stylish, intimidating, and tirelessly competitive. These mages are born leaders with razor-sharp wit and natural charisma that can be used for good or for ill.
        1. Breena, the Demagogue
        2. Felisa, Fang of Silverquill
        3. Author of Shadows
        4. Cunning Rhetoric
        5. Fain, the Broker
        6. Guardian Archon
        7. Inkshield
        8. Keen Duelist
        9. Stinging Study
        10. Promise of Loyalty
      2. Cards
      1. What’s Witherbloom All About - COLLEGE OF LIFE AND DEATH
        1. Witherbloom students draw power from the essence of living beings, whether that means enhancing nature or exploiting it. Witherbloom mages are most at home riding zombie crocs, picking herbs for potions, and hanging out in their swamp making grim jokes.
        1. Willowdusk, Essence Seer
        2. Gyome, Master Chef
        3. Marshland Bloodcaster
        4. Pest Infestation
        5. Revival Experiment
        6. Sproutback Trudge
        7. Tivash, Gloom Summoner
        8. Witch’s Clinic
        9. Yedora, Grave Gardener
      2. Cards
    2. WITHERBLOOM WITCHCRAFT
      1. There’s extended art cards in Strixhaven Collector Boosters
        1. https://cardgamebase.com/strixhaven-collector-booster-contents/
        1. Archeomancer’s Map
        2. Monologue Tax
        3. Guardian Augmenter
        4. Inkshield
        5. Cursed Mirror
        6. Reinterpret
      2. Cards that are expensive or might be expensive down the line
    3. Talk about our favorite deck from amongst the 5, if we see any potential new “Dockside Extortionist” or “Fierce Guardianship”
    4. Summary - What did you think of these decks? Which are you the most excited to play? Did we miss any cards you like from each deck?
  5. Main Topic - Strixhaven Commander 2021 (Part 1)
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. 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
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Apr 14, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. 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 - 6:04
    2. @GingerJ0E - 30:20
    3. @UrsaBearwalker - 45:40
    4. @JasonEAlt - 54:18
  4. Ep 90 Community Spotlight:
    1. LOREHOLD LEGACIES
      1. What’s Lorehold All About - COLLEGE OF ARCHAEOMANCY
        1. Lorehold students are diligent researchers, daring adventurers, and scholars passionate about history. They explore the past by poring over artifacts and summoning long-dead spirits. For some, the past is a rich tapestry for disciplined study. For Lorehold it's a cape worn as they jump into a forgotten tomb.
        1. Osgir, the Reconstructor 
        2. Laelia, the Blade Reforged
        3. Alibou, Ancient Witness 
        4. Reconstruct History
        5. Battlemage's Bracers
        6.  Monologue Tax
        7. Archaeomancer's Map
        8. Cursed Mirror
      2. Cards
      1. What’s Prismari All About - COLLEGE OF ELEMENTAL ARTS
      2. These students' spells are spectacles of raw creativity or meticulous artistic expressions. All the world’s a stage, and whether informed by mind or emotion, Prismari always leave a lasting impression.
        1. Rionya, Fire Dancer
        2. Sly Instigator
        3. Dazzling Sphinx
        4. Radiant Performer 
        5. Muse Vortex
        6. Reinterpret
        7. Surge to Victory
        8. Elementalist's Palette
      3. Cards
    2. PRISMARI PERFORMANCE
      1. What’s Quandrix All About - COLLEGE OF NUMEROMANCY
      2. Quandrix mages are ingenious math magicians. They study patterns, fractals, and symmetries to command power over the fundamental forces of nature. They can simultaneously contemplate the metaphysical properties of the universe while reciting every number of Pi backwards.
        1. Adrix and Nev, Twincasters
        2. Ruxa, Patient Professor
        3. Guardian Augmenter
        4. Curiosity Crafter
        5. Esix, Fractal Bloom 
        6. Theoretical Duplication
        7. Oversimplify
        8. Paradox Zone
      3. Cards
    3. QUANTUM QUANDRIX
    4. Summary - What did you think of these decks? Which are you the most excited to play? Did we miss any cards you like from each deck?
  5. Main Topic - Strixhaven Commander 2021 (Part 1)
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. 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
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Apr 7, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. 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
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  4. Ep 89 Community Spotlight:
    1. Top 3 Mystical Archive
    2. Disclaimer: We are recording this on the penultimate day of previews, so it’s entirely possible there’s some awesome stuff we haven’t seen yet, if so, let us know!
    3. Over / Under - Ryan’s Turn to set it
    4. Top 8 Strixhaven
    5. Summary - What did you think of our picks? Did we miss any of your favorite cards from Strixhaven?
  5. Main Topic - Top 8 Strixhaven
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  4. Ep 88 Community Spotlight:
    1. What’s your MtG Origin story?
      1. How did you become known as Mr. Infect?
      2. What was the very first Commander deck you ever made?
      3. What is your favorite deck to date? Also, is it blinged out? What kind of bling do you like most foil/old border/beta/etc?
      1. The time you built decks for everyone. Can you tell us any stories about this?
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_tpwggl74
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3olyqHMah9Q
      2. The Love Actually parody. This legitimately cracked me up! 
      3. What’s it like to work on GameKnights and the Command Zone podcast?
    2. There’s been a couple of fun moments with you on GameNights
      1. What do you want to say to the folks out there that think Infect Damage should be increased above 10?
      2. What is your process for building an infect deck?
        1. Joshua Swope asks: “What is a fun way you've forced infect in a non-infect deck?”
        2. Scraignoth asks: “You've made a name for yourself playing a mechanic which a number of people felt was unfair or should be banned. What advice do you have for players who are going through similar "community" pressures to change how they play?”
      3. Questions from Patrons
    3. I think we have to talk about infect
      1. Do you often start with a Commander and go from there?
      2. Do you start with an idea and then find a Commander?
      3. Do preview cards get your brewing juices flowing?
      4. Sometimes I get inspired by watching some content, and think, that would be a really cool deck to build. Does this happen to you?
    4. Let’s talk about your deck building process in general
      1. How many/which decks have you brewed during quarantine?
      2. How often are you playing these days?
    5. How has Magic been for you during the pandemic?
    6. General spot for Craig to talk about whatever
    7. Summary - Thanks for coming on the show!
  5. Main Topic - Craig Blanchette
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  4. Ep 87 Community Spotlight:
    1. Explain how it’s “one or more” but only get to make a copy of one thing.
      1. Shapeshifter Tribal
        1. This would be kinda similar to some builds of Mistform Ultimus
          1. https://edhrec.com/commanders/mistform-ultimus
          2. Thanks to Lenny for suggesting I look at Mistform Ultimus on EDHRec
          3. Basically taking advantage of having a lot of creatures in your deck that are ALL creature types. Think Azami, Lady of Scrolls here
        1. This one is kinda different from shapeshifter tribal, in that you could go all in on flavor here and just have all kinds of clone effects, including things like Mirrorpool and Glasspool Mimic
      2. Copy/Clone Tribal
        1. Kharsonist - https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/orvar-cedh/
        2. Sarinar - https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/orvar-the-cedh-form/
      3. cEDH combo
        1. Commander Replay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3FnO3_UFW4
          1. 5 Caged Suns!
      4. Creating lots of copies of powerful permanents
    2. There are lots of ways to build this deck!
      1. Here’s the list: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/6uk6QfbKo0OVAkcCXgOQ0A
      2. There’s just so many different cool things you can do with this card, that I decided to just jam them all together! So let’s talk about some of the categories, and some of the neat things you can do.
        1. These are kind of the “vegetables” for this deck, like they are the cards that make your Commander work. If you’re going the more cEDH route, these might be the most important cards to consider in your deck. Figuring out how many of these to play will be tricky.
          1. I put “target permanent” in the first tier because I want to do the Locus thing. Read Cloudpost and Glimmerpost here
          2. Clockspinning
          3. Dream's Grip
          4. Gigadrowse
          5. Hydroblast
          6. Mind Games
          7. Moonlace
          8. Thermal Flux
          9. Whim of Volrath
          10. Ghostly Flicker (This is Tier one because you can target Archeomancer and another card, and make a copy of the other card, AND have Archeomancer get back the Ghostly Flicker
        2. Tier 1 - Target Permanent
          1. Aquitect's Will
          2. Cerulean Wisps
          3. Chilling Trap
          4. Fleeting Distraction
          5. Leap
          6. Shadow Rift
          7. Stream of Unconsciousness
          8. Twisted Image
        3. Tier 2 - Cantrip
          1. Enervate
          2. Reality Ripple
          3. Displace
          4. Capsize
        4. Tier 3 - Costs more than 1 (not including Ghostly Flicker)
      3. Cheap cards that target permanents (Not sorted within tiers)
        1. Sapphire Medallion
        2. Baral, Chief of Compliance
        3. Jace’s Sanctum
        4. High Tide
        5. Caged Sun
      4. Mana Cost reducers
        1. Spark Double
        2. Mirage Mirror (Deece ++)
        3. Mirrormade
        4. Phyrexian Metamorph
        5. Sakashima the Imposter
        6. Sakashima of a Thousand Faces
        7. Clever Impersonator
      5. Sweet Shapeshifter/Clone flavor
        1. Spellseeker
        2. Isochron Scepter (no Dramatic Reversal in here)
        3. Tribute Mage, which gets Isochron Scepter or Sapphire Medallion)
        4. Muddle the Mixture which also gets Isochron or Medallion)
      6. cEDH Combo potential
        1. Caged Sun
        2. Staff of Nin
        3. Coveted Jewel (This might not make the final deck, or it might belong in the cEDH category)
        4. Gilded Lotus
        5. Tidespout Tyrant
        6. Draining Whelk
      7. Powerful cards to Copy
        1. Whelming Wave
        2. Glimpse the Cosmos
        3. Galecaster Colossus
        4. Keeper of the Nine Gales
        5. Docent of Perfection
        6. Knowledge Exploitation
        7. Stoneforge Masterwork
        8. Thing in the Ice
        9. Seahunter (Could totally make this a merfolk deck!)
        10. Oathkeeper, Takeno’s Daisho
      8. Sweet Changeling Synergy
    3. So which way did I build it? All of them!
    4. Summary - How cool is Orvar, the All-Form? Do you think you might want to build a version of this? If so, how would you build it. If you’ve got a list that you’re playing, let us know! Any sweet cards we missed?
  5. Main Topic - Orvar, the All-Form
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  4. Ep 86 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: This is not the only way to play EDH, people can and should play this game the way that makes them and their playgroup the most happy. That being said, it’s sometimes fun to see how far you can push the limits. Also, it’s often nice to have an assortment of different power levels, so that you can play in any pod, and maybe also great if it’s the end of the evening, and you don’t quite have time for a longer game.
      1. A deck that brushes up against cEDH. Maybe a 1-or-2 holds barred instead of no holds barred? A deck that tries to be super powerful, while remaining just shy of cEDH.
      2. Disclaimer: Neither Zack nor Ryan are cEDH experts, so we may get some of this wrong, but we think it’s a useful framework for a discussion
    2. What is a “High Powered Deck”?
      1. This might be a way to intentionally restrain yourself, and as we know restrictions can breed creativity
        1. Cheap Interaction
          1. Most decks play some of this already, example: Swords to Plowshares
          1. Stuff like Winter Orb and Armageddon, or wheels + Hullbreacher/Narset, Parter of Veils
        2. Stax pieces
          1. Stuff like Aven Mindcensor or Dranith Magistrate
        3. Hate Bears
        4. I think you can include some of the above in any of the variations of Pick 2, although you always want to make sure you’re having the Rule 0 discussion, especially if going the Stax route!
      2. cEDH is built upon a few different pillars. The 3 we just mentioned are probably some of the most important. Here are some others
    3. Fast Mana/Tutors/Combo: Pick 2
      1. I thought it might be fun for us to power rank the different variations on the fly, so listed in no particular order are
        1. Fast Mana + Tutors
        2. Fast Mana + Combo
        3. Tutors + Combo
    4. Which to choose?
      1. Fast Mana + Combo
        1. This seems like one of the more difficult builds to pull off. You’ll want to have lots of different redundant combos, because without tutors, you may not see all the right pieces
        2. Lots of card draw to help you assemble your combo pieces
        3. Also, self mill can be a way to “virtually draw” a lot of cards if you have lots of ways to recur things from your graveyard
          1. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Phyrexian Devourer
          2. Niv-Mizzet (Parun or Firemind) + Curiosity
          3. Azami, Lady of Scrolls + Mind Over Matter
          4. Godo, Bandit Warlord + Helm of the Host
        4. This might also include a deck that has a single card combo with the Commander
        1. This would be a deck that tutors for answers to specific board states, it doesn’t tutor for combo pieces.
        2. Sometimes a deck may want to include a lot of fast mana if the “Mana Value” of the Commander is medium to high.
        3. Some of my first Commander decks were this way, with a TON of tutors, and lots of mana rocks/dorks, and just general good stuff, or cards that had high synergy with the Commander.
        4. This is the type of deck where you really restrict yourself from playing any combos, and you get super sad when you accidentally find a combo.
      2. Fast Mana + Tutors
        1. I think this one depends on where you draw the line for “Fast Mana”. Does Sol Ring Count? Signets? Normal Commander Ramp? This one might be the closest to cEDH, especially depending on how cheap the combo pieces are (Think Thassa’s Oracle + Demonic Consultation)
        2. I think most players will allow for normal commander ramp in this category. 
        3. Personally, I think Tutors and Combo should be the strongest of the options, but in my experience it’s not always worked out. 
        4. I think the density of combos and tutors you are running factors in here as well. If you’re running like one combo and two ways to tutor it, you’re probably going to have a rough time. 
      3. Tutors + Combo
        1. Zack
          1. Yawgmoth has tutors (Demonic, Vampiric, Grim, Recurring Insight, Doomsday) and combos. Aetherfux/Bolas’ Citadel/Divining Top. The only “fast mana” I run is Sol Ring, etc. 
          2. Thrasios / Tormod has combos, but no form of fast mana or tutoring. I’ve considered making this sultai and adding tutors.
          1. I just brewed Samut, Voice of Dissent after watching Joe Johnson play his version on “I Hate Your Deck” Normally, I pull back quite a bit on cards I include in a deck. For example, Survival of the Fittest and/or Worldy Tutor would probably be quite good in my Ashaya, Soul of the Wild deck, but I chose not to include them. I decided I really wanted to go all-out on the Samut deck, so it’s got all kinds of nice cards in it. I intentionally avoided combos, so no Kikki-Jikki + Felidar Sovereign. This deck falls into the “Fast Mana + Tutors” permutation
          2. I’ve got Azami, Lady of Scrolls + Mind Over Matter as mentioned above
          3. My Winota, Joiner of Forces is close to cEDH, but mostly just in how quickly it can win. It’s got a decent amount of Fast Mana, and has so many token generators, that it consistently has a lot of creatures to attack and get Winota triggers with that it feels “combo-y”
          4. Emry has “Fast Mana + Combo” 
        2. Ryan
      4. Let’s see if any of our decks fall into this category!
    5. Let’s talk about what the different variations might look like
  5. Main Topic - High Powered Decks
  6. Summary - We hope you found this an interesting way to think about decks on the more powerful side of the EDH spectrum.Do you have any builds that fit squarely into one of the 3 variations we outlined?
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  4. Ep 85 Community Spotlight:
    1. Introduction
      1. Rachel is definitely an amazing community member who is always engaging with her folks on twitter and is a genuinely positive influence on the community!
      2. Her podcast The Commander’s Sphere is both hilarious and poignant regarding EDH and the community. 
      3. You may have also seen her appear twice on GameKnights, the first time winning with a Boros deck!
      1. How did you get into the game?
    2. MtG Origin Story
      1. What prompted you to get into content creation?
      2. How did you and Dan come up with the idea for The Commander’s Sphere?
    3. MtG Content Creator Origin Story
      1. Does your MtG persona affect your comedy?
    4. How is your career as a comedian going?
      1. Were you totally proud to be the first ever winner with a Boros deck
      2. What was filming like?
    5. How was being on GameKnights (twice!)?
      1. What do you feel like your personal mission is now that you’re a part of the CAG?
      2. Has it changed from what it was before
    6. How did you come to be on the CAG?
      1. All of your playmats on inked gaming are awesome!
        1. What kind of stuff do they have you working on?
      2. Working for CFB
    7. Your Graphic Design is awesome
      1. If so how did it compare to regular EDH.
    8. Have you ever played or considered playing cEDH? 
      1. For as long as I’ve known you, it seems like you always play decks that are not always what people expect. You seem to like to do things your own way, can you go into this process a little bit?
        1. A Definitive System For Power Ranking
          1. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/commandsphere/id/13449089
        2. Lasagna Tier EDH: Explained
      2. Lasagna Tier episodes from The Commander Sphere
    9. Mini-topic: How do you go about deck building.
  5. Main Topic - Rachel Weeks!

 

  • Lasagna Tier Staples

 

  1. Summary - We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Rachel, I know we did! 
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  4. Ep 84 Community Spotlight:
    1. What is a warm blanket card? 
      1. Pretty much a reactionary card that can save your bacon. These will be at instant speed for the most part.
    2. There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you’re holding one of these cards. Yeah, things can still go wrong for you, and yes counterspells exist, but knowing that you’ve got a plan for whatever comes you way, brings me a warm snuggly type feeling.
    3. These types of cards are one of the big reasons I like playing at instant speed
    4. Running a lot of these cards can bog your deck down, and they aren’t often great in aggro style decks. You want to make sure you don’t go too far overboard with these, because you can be left with a deck that “can’t loose” but doesn’t really have a “plan to win” and some folks don’t enjoy playing against decks like that.
    5. Ways to protect your board, or protect your combo could go here as well.
      1. One of the benefits of cards like this is that you only use them when you need to. 
      2. This is kinda the other side of the boardwipe coin. Basically, most boardwipes, you have to divine your opponent’s intentions, and go ahead and use them if the board is getting a little bit messy, or if you’re in a meta with a bunch of “wild cards”. With these types of cards, you only use them when you’re being attacked. 
      3. If you’re known for playing cards like this, people may less often attack into you when you’ve got open mana. This is pure gravy when you have other things you can do with your mana at instant speed, like say cast a stunt double, or activate Kenrith, the Returned King. Vedalken Orrery is a good card for a reason.
      4. Often times, these cards can catch opponents unaware, and really leave them open for business
    6. Building a reputation for “Always having an answer”
      1. White
        1. Teferi’s Protection
        2. Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile
        3. Comeuppance
        4. Selfless Squire
        5. Reverse Damage
        6. Honorable Passage
        7. Eye for an Eye
        8. Selfless Spirit
        1. Counterspells
        2. Illusionist’s Gambit
        3. Aetherize
        4. Evacuation
        5. Cyclonic Rift
        6. Misdirection
        7. Commandeer
      2. Blue
        1. Sudden Spoiling
        2. Darkness
        3. Simulacrum
        4. Imp’s Mischief 
      3. Black
        1. Chaos Warp
        2. Electrodominance
        3. Tibalt’s Trickery
        4. Sneak Attack
      4. Red
        1. Constant Mists
        2. Arachnogenesis
        3. Spike Weaver + Genesis in your graveyard
        4. Obscuring Haze
        5. Crop Rotation + Maze of Ith
      5. Green
        1. Deflecting Palm
        2. Ice-Fang Coatl
      6. Gold
        1. Trading Post
        2. Nuisance Engine
      7. Artifact
        1. Maze of Ith
        2. Kor Haven
        3. Kher Keep
        4. Glacial Chasm
      8. Land
    7. Examples
  5. Main Topic - Warm Blankets
  6. Summary - Are you a warm blanket enthusiast? Do you prefer to forgo stuff like this for more aggressive potential? What are some of your favorite blankets?
  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
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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
  9. Contact Info
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Feb 10, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Magic card has the most metal name? You could win a Kaldheim collector’s booster.
    2. 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
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    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 - 7:47
    2. @scryfall - 12:01
  4. Ep 82 Community Spotlight:
    1. Of all the things I love in magic, Sultai, snow lands, and mana doubling are pretty high up there. So after Ryan and I spoke about Jorn, God of Winter last week it got my gears going and I built this deck.
    2. Disclaimer: This is the first draft, so I can’t guarantee it will work great, but I think it will be fun. I also want to note that this is 100% a combo deck, so keep that in mind.
    3. Decklist - https://archidekt.com/decks/1144778#Salty_Snow_Sultai
      1. Jorn, God of Winter // Kaldring, the Rimestaff
    4. Commander
      1. Maze of Ith
      2. Sculptor of Winter
      3. Rime Tender
      4. Frost Raptor
      5. Ice-Fang Coatl
    5. Commander Synergy
      1. Heartbeat of Spring
      2. Mana Reflection
      3. Dictate of Karametra
    6. Mana Doublers
      1. Horn of Greed
      2. Tatyova, Benthic druid
      3. Rhystic Study
      4. Consecrated Sphinx
      5. Stroke of Genius
    7. Draw
      1. Feed the Swarm
      2. Assassin's Trophy
      3. Vraska's Contempt
      4. Putrefy
      5. Force of Vigor
    8. Single Target Removal
      1. Dead of Winter
      2. Blood on the Snow
    9. Mass Removal
      1. Crop Rotation
      2. Sylvan Scrying
      3. Gyre Engineer
      4. The usual ramp package
    10. Ramp
      1. Fierce Guardianship
      2. Swan Song
      3. Mystic Confluence
      4. Mana Drain
      5. Negate
    11. Counterspells
      1. Vedalken Orrery
      2. Leyline of Anticipation
    12. Flex
      1. Sakura-Tribe Scout / Llanowar Scout / Skyshroud Ranger / Walking Atlas + Retreat to Coralhelm + Karoo Land
    13. Infinite Landfall
      1. Freed from the Real / Gyre Engineer
      2. Basalt Monolith / Rings of Brighthearth
      3. Infinite Landfall + Lotus Cobra
    14. Infinite Mana
      1. Infinite Turns
        1. Mystical Tutor + Seasons Past + Time Warp
        1. Sakura-Tribe Scout / Llanowar Scout / Skyshroud Ranger /Walking Atlas + Retreat to Hagra + Karoo Land
      2. Kill Table + Gain infinite Life 
        1. Infinite Landfall + Zendikar's Roil
      3. Infinite 2/2’s
    15. Other Combos
      1. Stroke of Genius + Thassa’s Oracle
      2. Torment of Hailfire
      3. Exsanguinate
    16. Mana Sinks
      1. Dark Depths + Thespian’s Stage
      2. Marit Lage's Slumber
    17. Other WinCons
      1. Glacial Revelation
      2. Aqueous Form
      3. Tyrite Sanctum
      4. Sunstone
      5. Mouth of Ronom
      6. Narfi, Betrayer King
    18. Cards Ryan would add!
      1. Winter Orb
      2. Static Orb
      3. Back to Basics
    19. If you want to be mean:
  5. Main Topic - Salty Snow Sultai
  6. Summary - So this is my combo-tastic mana doubling seems totally fun to me. Yes there are a lot of combos, but they all require quite a bit of setup and you can scale the power up or down based on the number of tutors you run by removing some of the combos we talked about and adding other good stuff. 
  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 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Feb 3, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Magic card has the most metal name? You could win a Kaldheim collector’s booster.
    2. 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 - 5:40
    2. @LennyWooley - 11:06
    3. @scryfall - 11:06
    4. @dpkrausejr - 16:45
    5. @algenpfleger - 29:23, 31:17
    6. @danaroach - 48:43
  4. Ep 82 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: We aren’t including the Pathway lands in our lists
    2. Set the over/under - Zack’s turn to set it
  5. Main Topic - Kaldheim Top 8
  6. Summary - How did we do? What are your top 8 cards from Kaldheim? What cards did we totally miss?
  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 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jan 27, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What are your MtG new year’s resolutions? 
    2. 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. @LennyWooley
    2. @CnCPowerHour - 3:03, 3:54
    3. @lab_proxy - 3:18
    4. @MTGMoo - 4:28
    5. @MtgProphet - 4:28
    6. @MothershipGames - 9:00
    7. @scryfall - 23:32
    8. @edhrec - 28:17, 38:28
    9. @CadPopCast - 32:30
    10. @infinitokens - 42:27
    11. @andyhullbone - 49:06
      1. https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/VoodoosDolls
    12. @voodoorusty - 55:03
  4. Ep 81 Community Spotlight:
    1. MtG Origin Story
      1. Mono-White Chulane
      2. Gumball Urza
    2. What are some fun decks you’ve built?
      1. Do you start with the commander or the 99?
      2. Or maybe some out-of-left-field concept?
    3. Deck building Process
      1. What can folks out there do, if they want to try their hand at making a unique deck?
    4. How do you get your inspiration?
    5. Does being up front and telling everyone your self-imposed restrictions actually work? I mean this as: Do people actually leave you alone? Or do you still draw a lot of hate?
      1. What makes a Commander “too good?”
        1. Urza for sure
      2. Which Commanders currently fit the “too good” mold?
    6. Is part of this the whole seeing a “busted commander” previewed, and then realizing you won’t have fun building it normally, but still wanting to experience this card?
    7. How do you find these wonderfully weird and obscure cards?
    8. Is there anything you feel like you do differently than most players?
  5. Main Topic - Lenny’s deck Building 101
  6. Summary - Building unique decks can be a fun experience, it can also stretch your creativity, which just might make you a better deck builder overall. What are some of the most cool/unique deck concepts you’ve built yourself, or even just played against?
  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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Jan 20, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What are your MtG new year’s resolutions? 
    2. 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. @MTGMoo - 3:45
    2. @MtgProphet - 3:45
    3. @MothershipGames - 9:15
    4. @TheTokenOtaku - 14:45, 44:15
  4. Ep 80 Community Spotlight:
    1. Today we’re talking about rules new and old players alike might get hung up on. Magic is a complicated game, made even more complicated by the fact that we shortcut things. Today we’re going to go over some patron submitted things that players might get hung up on.
      1. +1/+1 counters and -1/1- counter negate one another. 
      2. Ie. If a creature has 2 +1/+1 counters on it if one becomes removed with yawgmoth for example, it will be left with a single +1/+1 counter.
      3. This can matter for cards like Marchesa, the Black Rose, or any creature with Persist or Undying
    2. Interaction between -1/-1 vs +1/+1 counters
      1. Mention the shortcut here. This can be quite confusing for new players that haven’t played on digital platform where you MUST go through all of the motions.
    3. Attacking:
      1. https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Combat_phase
      2. Beginning of Combat Step
      3. Declare Attackers Step
      4. Declare blockers step
        1. If there is First or Double strike the combat phase is extended to have another combat damage step.
      5. Combat Damage step
      6. End of Combat step
      7. Talk about the card Reconnaissance here. 
    4. Combat Phases
      1. Trample creatures assign lethal damage to all creatures blocking them, and then the rest carries over
        1. Ball Lightning vs Llanowar Elf
      2. Simple example:
    5. Trample
      1. Static Ability
      2. 702.2b - A creature with toughness greater than 0 that’s been dealt damage by a source with deathtouch since the last time state-based actions were checked is destroyed as a state-based action
    6. Deathtouch
      1. As we mentioned above “Trample creatures assign lethal damage to all creatures blocking them, and then the rest carries over”
        1. Aggressive Mammoth (8/8 Trample)
          1. Mammoth is blocked by:
          2. Hill Giant x3
          3. What do you think happens?
        2. Ohran Frostfang
      2. Here’s the thing, even one damage from a creature with deathtouch is considered lethal (702.2c), so here’s a scenario:
    7. Trample + Deathtouch.
      1. Think of these as creatures with spears, or some other long weapon
      2. Black Knight vs Grizzly Bear 
    8. First Strike
      1. This creature deals First strike damage, and then normal damage. This can cause deals damage triggers to happen twice. 
        1. Prophetic Flamespeaker
    9. Double Strike
      1. This is NOT bringing a creature back from your graveyard, but it would make sense if it was...
      2. This has mostly been replaced by “Becomes indestructible until end of turn” 
        1. It’s a replacement effect
          1. Remove all damage marked on it
          2. Tap it
          3. If it’s an attacking or blocking creature, remove it from combat
        2. The next time ~ would be destroyed, instead:
      3. Regenerate does a few things. 
    10. Regenerate
    11. Mind control effects and the summoning sickness the creature gets when you control it. 
      1. https://blogs.magicjudges.org/rulestips/2012/08/multiplayer-monday-what-happens-when-a-player-leaves-the-game/
        1. (i.e., library, hand, exile, battlefield, graveyard, command, stack)
      2.  all objects OWNED by that player leave the game.
      3. all control effects controlled by that player end
      4. anything still controlled by that player gets exiled.
    12. What happens when players leave the game?
      1. A zone. The stack is the zone in which spells, activated abilities, and triggered abilities wait to resolve. See rule 405, “Stack.”
      2. FILO or LIFO (they mean the same thing)
      3. Spells and abilities are put on top of the stack as the first step is being played, and are removed from it as the last step of resolving.
      4. Any spell or ability that uses the stack can be 'responded to' by all players, meaning players have a chance to play spells and abilities with it still on the stack. 
      5. Since the stack resolves in order from top to bottom, those spells and abilities will resolve before the spell they were played "in response" to. Spells and abilities on the stack resolve one at a time, with a chance for each player to play spells and abilities in between each resolution. 
      6. Actions that do not use the stack, such as paying costs, playing mana abilities, or turning a face-down creature with morph face-up, cannot be responded to.
    13. The stack
      1. Players get priority 
      2. Holding Priority (this can be tough on Arena, but it can be done!)
      3. Priority is the right to cast a spell, activate an ability, or take a special action. 
      4. Players can't cast spells, activate abilities or take special actions at a time when they do not have priority. 
      5. The player with priority may put as many spells or abilities on the stack as they wish, but before anything can resolve all players must "pass priority" without adding anything further to the stack.
      6. Priority starts with the player who takes the first action, then rotates clockwise to each player. 
    14. Priority
      1. State-based actions are game actions that happen when any of a set of improper conditions arise in the game. Whenever a player would gain priority, state-based actions first check for certain game conditions. If any of those conditions are met, the necessary actions are carried out simultaneously as a single event. Then, any triggered abilities go on the stack and the check is repeated. Once no conditions for state-based actions exist, the appropriate player gains priority.
        1. List of State Based actions can be found here: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/State-based_action
    15. State Based Actions
  5. Main Topic - Rules

 

  1. Summary
    1. Hopefully these rules have been helpful. What rules confused you as a new player? What rules still confuse you?
  2. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. 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
  4. Contact Info
  5. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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