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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

Feb 26, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Phillip Hlavac
    2. Patreon Contest - 1 TBD Collector’s Pack
    3. Patreon Brawl tournament - 1 TBD Collector’s Pack
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Three Packs of TBD
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and for making a special appearance at GP Zack’s Big Ass House. 
  3. Thanks
    1. @dpkrausejr
    2. @GingerJ0E
    3. @CMDRCentral_Max
    4. @TRayburn
    5. @philliphlavac - 2:07, 41:37
    6. @chrisvondoom1 - 11:12
    7. @kanyewest - 11:12
    8. @taylorswift13 - 11:12
    9. @Kesswylie - 11:32
    10. @HellKatMTG - 11:55
    11. @CCOPodcast - 11:55, 49:48
    12. @CCOBrando - 11:55, 49:48
    13. @commanderinmtg - 14:41
    14. @UltraProIntl - 15:36
    15. @ladygaga - 24:15
    16. @TheKristenEmily - 25:43
    17. @CMDRCentral - 39:40
    18. @UrsaBearwalker - 51:35
  4. Ep 38 Community Spotlight:
    1. Introduction of GP Zack’s Big Ass House.
      1. Zack tells a story
      2. Shout out to Joe for getting things together
      3. Serendipitously turned out to be the same weekend of worlds
      1. Introductions
        1. Dan - Long time friend of the show
        2. Joe - Slid into our DMs and then our hearts in vegas. 
      2. Purphoros talk w/ dan
      3. Discuss how Joe helps kids
      4. Free form convo
    2. Dan / Joe
      1. Introductions
        1. Tim - Patron we met at MF Austin
        2. Max - Long time friend of the show
        1. Ask about sous vide machine
      2. Thank Tim about bbq
      3. Discuss Texas vs Wisconsin with Max
      4. Free form convo
    3. Tim / Max
      1. What has been your favorite play of yours or someone else this weekend?
      2. What’s been the most fun non-mtg moment of the weekend?
    4. Everyone
  5. Main Topic -GP Zack's House
  6. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. 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 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Feb 20, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Haribo Weber
    2. Patreon Contest - TBD Collector’s Booster
    3. Patron Only Brawl Tournament - TBD Collector’s Booster
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Three packs of TBD
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Pure Moods CD Direct from Europe Feat. Enya and Enigma 
  3. Thanks
    1. Haribo Weber - 1:03
    2. @ladygaga - 13:24
    3. @Marshall_LR - 17:01
    4. @lsv - 17:01
    5. @BentzMr - 32:44
    6. @DougYnerd - 39:06
    7. @dolfo10564 - 39:25
    8. @KithandC - 39:40
    9. @scout_salvage - 40:10
    10. @CadPopCast - 40:26
    11. @DGrinas - 43:13
    12. @yearofedh - 43:25
    13. @wolfystar123 - 43:39
    14. @MonoWhiteBorder - 43:51
    15. @Xenozfan2 - 44:02
    16. @AllHailBolas - 45:18
  4. Ep 37 Community Spotlight:
    1. 704.3
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. Obligatory disclaimer - We’re not telling you how to feel. We are simply discussing the results of polling on the subject of milling and stating why we feel the way we do. 
      1. Millstone
      2. An alternate way to win, also a way to fuel your graveyard (ie your second hand)
    2. What is Milling?
      1. This tends to be especially true for newer players. I know I used to feel this way when I first started playing Magic. I also used to look at the top card of my library after mulliganing, I don’t do this anymore. To the folks out there, do you look after mulliganing?
      2. Ryan’s Dad: story about using Millstone
      3. I want to possibly convince folks out there that this isn’t that bad, and could even be a good thing. Here’s how I convinced Zack
    3. Some players really get upset when they get milled or Cards taken with Gonti/Grenzo
      1. Ryan asked these questions
        1.  Why are you sad when you get milled?
        2. Do you feel sad when you don’t draw a particular card during a game?
        3. Would you feel differently if the cards went to the bottom of your library instead of your graveyard?
        4. How would you feel if you could start with half of your deck in your graveyard?
        5. The mental energy you’re expending on thinking about the cards you could have drawn (or got milled), could be put to better use, like making a plan.
        1. Any number of possibilities could have been. Due to variance there is no way to guarantee the cards that would have milled would have been drawn.(Maybe a better way to phrase this is, it kinda just changes where your opponent cut your deck)
        2. The more you know what’s in your graveyard, the more you know about the other cards in your deck
      2. Zack said in general being milled made him feel slightly sad about the possibilities that could have been. 
        1. Cards in hands are actual possibilities 
        2. In this same way, cards taken with Gonti aren’t the same as cards taken with Blatant Thievery/Expropriate, cause you didn’t invest any resources like card/mana into the things being stolen
        3. Cards in your graveyard are a resource as well. Your opponent could cast Patriarch’s Bidding or Exhume for example
        4. Sometimes it does sting if your deck is built on a specific 2 card combo. I try not to rely on specific cards, because there’s no guarantee you’re going to see them during a game, unless you run a LOT of tutors, and that’s something I don’t frequently do.
      3. Being milled isn’t the same as discard
    4. This conversation started after a game with Zack and Ryan where Ryan played Mesmeric Orb and Zack expressed annoyance about being milled. 
      1. How does it make you are milled by an opponent
        1. Happy - 25%
        2. Indifferent - 47.4%
        3. Sad - 20%
        4. Responses - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LMNxiqw6fM1_9_x6yz_4x66ukUiJbFj54FD7S3sre00/edit#gid=0
        1. Happy - 24.4%
        2. Indifferent - 47.4%
        3. Sad - 28.2%
        4. Responses - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LMNxiqw6fM1_9_x6yz_4x66ukUiJbFj54FD7S3sre00/edit#gid=898744610
      2. How does it make you feel when an opponent's Gonti, Lord of Luxury targets you. 
    5. We polled twitter and the general consensus was…
      1. Information about what’s left in your deck
      2. Deck thinning?
      3. An increasing number of EDH decks revolve around some sort of graveyard strategy. 
    6. The upsides milling
      1. Run removal for the things that are milling you.
      2. Giant Eldrazi like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
      3. You can run cards like Homeward Path 
    7. What to do if you are being milled are cards taken
    8. Summary - Being milled can actually be a good thing. So what do you think about being milled? Let us know how you feel on twitter or in the comments. 
  6. Main Topic - Learning to Love Mill
  7. Thanks for watching! 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 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Feb 12, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: David Saunders (@Xenozfan2)
    2. Patreon Contest - Theros Beyond Death Collectors Booster
    3. Patron Brawl Tournament - Theros Beyond Death Collector’s Booster
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Three packs of Theros Beyond Death
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Zack - BeardedMTG (@infecthall) Sent us some beard balm
      1. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeardedMTG
  3. What’s been going on in your personal life?
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Polysorbate 60
    2. Intern TH Elliot for helping make the final cuts in this deck
  4. Thanks
    1. @Xenozfan2 - 0:46
    2. @infecthall - 3:13
    3. @MothershipGames - 55:42
    4. @scryfall - 56:36
  5. Ep 36 Community Spotlight:
    1. 700.5
  6. Commander Rules!
    1. Let’s talk about a brand new Commander from Theros Beyond Death
      1. Decklist: https://scryfall.com/@greenegeek/decks/a759686f-0f14-492d-9e6f-d495b24e773d
      1. Lands 37
        1. Spinerock Knoll
        2. Endless Sands - If you really like this, you can run Safe Haven as well
        1. We really want a decent amount of Mana Rocks, cause Purph costs 5, and lots of colorless mana will allow us to use his ability more than once/twice a turn
        2. Solemn Simulacrum is a sweet 3 mana ramp spell + card draw once your commander is online
        3. Dockside Extortionist will probably be very excellent in this deck 
      2. Ramp 10
        1. Magus of the Wheel is a 5 Mana Wheel effect with Purph in play
        2. Sandstone Oracle
        3. Dragon Mage
        4. KnollSpine Dragon
        5. Korvath’s Fury can draw a lot of cards and punish those Reliquary Tower players, gonna be sweet to cast this after your boy ZT Cyclonic Rifts
      3. Card Draw 10
        1. Ancient Stone Idol
        2. Angrath’s Marauders
        3. Archwing Dragon
        4. Bloodfire Colossus is kinda a 4 mana Wrath with your Commander out
        5. Hellkite Tyrant
        6. Hoarding Dragon
        7. Thundermare
        8. Worldgorger Dragon does some fun things on Defense, or in response to a wrath
        9. Homura, Human Ascendant can flip very easily in this deck
      4. Big Bois 17
        1. Feldon of the Third Path
        2. Goblin Engineer
        3. Stuffy Doll is a Fantastic Surprise Blocker, or sweet to Purph out into a Blasphemous Act or Chandra’s Ignition
      5. Other Creatures 4
        1. Cloudstone Curio
        2. Sundial of the Infinite
        3. Erratic Portal
        4. Conjurer’s Closet
        5. Lifeline
      6. Keep my Stuff 5
        1. Chandra’s Ignition
        2. Blasphemous Act
      7. Mass Removal 4
        1. Chaos Warp
        2. Duplicant
        3. Meteor Golem 
      8. Single Target Removal 5
        1. Fires of Invention
        2. Flameshadow Conjuring
        3. Sneak Attack
        4. Mimic Vat
        5. Final Fortune
      9. 4Flex 7
    2. Here’s the Slot breakdown:
      1. This deck is pretty sweet. There’s nothing better than having a Sneak Attack in the command zone. What do YOU think of this deck? Did we miss anything, does this sound like something you’d want to play? Hit us up on the twitters
    3. Summary
  7. Main Topic - Deck Tech: Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded
    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 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Feb 5, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Commander’s Brew
    2. Patreon Contest - Theros Beyond Death Collector’s Booster and Patron only Brawl tournament (Need to run a new legend from Theros Beyond Death) and another collector’s Booster
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - 3 Theros Beyond Death booster packs
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and reminding Zack to renew his Quicken subscription
  3. Thanks
    1. @CommandersBrew - 1:25, 13:22
    2. @dpkrausejr - 2:18
    3. @scryfall - 11:24, 15:30
    4. @edhquarters - 14:18
    5. @edhrec - 15:14
    6. @jumbocommander - 42:05
    7. @OrzhovDunn - 51:04
    8. @themmcast - 51:04
    9. @BashBrosPodcast - 51:04
    10. @ChannelFireball - 53:26
  4. Ep 35 Community Spotlight:
    1. 705.1-705.2
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. Disclaimer: We’ve both got pretty deep collections, and so we know a lot of times our content isn’t super Budget-Friendly, but we wanted to bring you some Budget Friendly content
      1. Start with a Commander Precon Deck
        1. You can’t windmill slam a Cyclonic Rift in. 
      2. With between $5 to $10 in upgrade money from each session you had to get creative with the cards you put in. 
      3. With this restriction you’re forced to find cards you might not have considered otherwise that might end up being really good.
      4. This also levels the playing field in terms of expensive cards
    2. We’ve often played in Budget Commander Leagues
      1. Commander’s Brew - https://www.commandersbrew.com/
      2. Commander’s Quarters - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-w5MNByr4SNy3z2232sj0g
    3. Other Budget conscious content creators
      1. Looked at the Top 100 cards from EDHRec, and 23 were less than $1
        1. Most of the 23 cards broke down into a few categories:
          1. Mana Dorks
            1. Llanowar Elves
            2. Elvish Mystic
            3. Avacyn’s Pilgrim
            1. Rampant Growth
            2. Farseek
            3. Signets: Golgari, Gruul, Selesnya, Simic
          2. Ramp
            1. Mortify
            2. Putrify
            3. Terminate
          3. Removal
        1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Gehr29fObCCFCRkDQcEh5lBw86RAhtGo6Ui9bO3_BgM
      2. Spreadsheet used in this episode
    4. Data from EDHRec
      1. Commander is becoming more and more popular, and that is making it more and more expensive to play, but Budget options exist, and they can be quite potent. Additionally, it’s always fun to try and level the playing field, and get your playgroup to make a budget deck or two, or do a league with the precons
      2. Listeners: What are some of YOUR favorite budget cards? Let us know via twitter!
    5. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Budget Commander
  7. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    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 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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