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Now displaying: July, 2020

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

Jul 22, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it!
      1. Prize: Chandara Spellbook
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
      1. Prize: 2 Jumpstart boosters
    4. Twitter contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it!
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://www.patreon.com/posts/39284479
  3. We are hosting a Historic Brawl tournament for charity on MtG Arena. 
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and record cleaning spray
  4. 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!
  5. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @CommanderReplay
    2. @MothershipGames - 0:34, 9:14, 1:45:58
    3. @CommanderFamily - 0:53, 1:46:42
    4. @archidekt - 1:36
    5. @UltraMan7000 - 6:40
    6. @infinitokens - 10:00, 1:26:33
    7. @SaffronOlive - 21:15, 47:05
    8. @commandcast - 23:25
    9. @TheKristenEmily - 24:57, 42:04
    10. @CMDRCentral_Max - 40:44
    11. @CommandSphere - 48:00
    12. @PleasantKenobi - 48:47
    13. @lannyt - 52:55
    14. @MTG_Lexicon - 53:52, 1:13:38
    15. @JakeBossMTG - 56:38
    16. @SheldonMenery - 1:00:54
    17. @UltimateGuard - 1:05:01
    18. @JoshLeeKwai - 1:10:58
    19. @Revelens_Light - 1:30:17
    20. @Marshall_LR - 1:33:34
    21. @neiltyson - 1:40:52
  6. Ep 57 Community Spotlight:
    1. PJ give a brief synopsis of what kind of content you create, and why folks should check it out
    2. What do we like most about creating content?
    3. What do we like least about creating content?
      1. Each of us talk about why
        1. Ryan - It started as a way to kind of keep a record for my kids (hence the #MtGDad moments every episode). Also, Magic is something I’m very passionate about.
    4. Why do we each create content?
      1. How much time do we each spend on the content we create each week?
        1. PJ
        2. Zack - 2ish recording, 2ish editing (4-6 when it’s video), unknown on twitter, various amounts of time for graphic design, various amounts mailing things. 1-hour planning episode with Ryan, 1 hour if writing show notes
        3. Ryan - 2ish hours on the night we record, 1 hour planning the show (more if it involves building a deck). 1 hour proofing the show each week. 1 hour uploading the show. There are lots of other various time things as well.
    5. Creating content takes time
      1. The Magic community is pretty friggin awesome
      2. When you create content consistently with another person, you really develop a special bond
      3. You get to know a lot of really awesome people, both other content creators, and your listeners/viewers
      4. It’s really cool the first time you meet, or interact with someone who you’ve helped make their life better (even if it’s just in some small way)
      5. You get to learn...like a LOT. I’ve always been a lifelong learner, and there’s pretty much no end to the stuff you can learn. Audio, video, lighting, web design, how to use social media, technology, woodworking, you name it.
    6. What makes creating content worth it?
      1. Find a co-host(s) you have chemistry with, who you can trust, who are committed (unless of course you’re doing a 1-person show)
      2. Figure out the name. Seriously, take a LOT of time with this. We were almost “Commander Onramp”.(no we weren’t -z)
      3. Register the domain, look to see if there is anything else out there, past or present with the same/similar name
      4. Get accounts on all of the social media sites, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail account, patreon, Youtube, the sky is the limit here. Also, keep current with new social media things as they come about, and register those accounts.
      5. Figure out a schedule you can commit to and BE CONSISTENT
        1. we used LogoOrbit, and it can be pretty costly. There are cheaper alternatives out there, fiver, etc etc
        2. We placed our initial order for about $150 on April 29th, 2019. We Finished up with them on June 14th, and we must have gone back and forth like 50 times. We think it was worth the time and effort
        3. We were willing to spend the time and money on getting a good logo, because this wasn’t our first podcast and we knew we were going to be in it for the long haul.
        4. You can always rebrand later, but you definitely want a logo before you ever publish your first episode
      6. Get a logo
      7. Make your content available EVERYWHERE. We use libsyn to do this.
      8. PJ - Anything especially important with YouTube?
      9. It will take TIME before you get a regular set of listeners/viewers. Like even more time than you think (probably, I’m sure there are other stories out there about someone becoming an overnight success). Be patient,
      10. Be active on social media!
      11. It will take a while to get good. Creating content is like any other skill, Playing Guitar, Playing Magic, Sewing, whatever. I know I was SOOOO self-conscious in the beginning. I am, and probably always will be my harshest critic, but you can’t let that stop you if creating content is truly something you want to do.
      12. Not every episode will be great. Trust us! However, each episode is likely something you can learn from. If you do this, and constantly strive to get better, you WILL get better over time.
    7. Tips for people thinking about starting a podcast/youtube channel
  7. Main Topic -Content Creation
    1. Creating content is NOT easy, but it CAN be worth it. What are some questions folks out in Audience Land have about creating content? Did you like this episode that was a lot less about playing Magic? 
  8. Summary
  9. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  10. 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
  11. Contact Info
  12. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jul 15, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it! - Chandara Spellbook
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it! - 2 jumpstart boosters
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and astrolabe
  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 - 6:20, 35:46, 40:25
    2. @SpellTable - 7:15
    3. @MTGGoldfish - 24:55
    4. @CCOPodcast - 31:49
    5. @CadPopCast - 31:49
    6. @BrainstormBrew - 37:36
  5. Ep 56 Community Spotlight:
    1. How do we feel about masters sets in general?
      1. They went on indefinite hiatus a little over a year ago.
      1. Release Date: August 7, 2020
      2. Previews will be starting in mid July
      3. 332 cards
      4. 24 packs per booster box
        1. About $100 per VIP pack
      5. Boxes are preordering around $300 right now, so about $12 per booster
      6. 15-card booster packs, with two rares and two foil cards per pack! (And, yes, those foils can be up to two additional rares.)
        1. Supposedly so interesting two card combos? Maybe like Kiki-jiki + Pestermite?
      7. 2 first picks when drafting
      8. No fetch lands in this set
      9. Double masters will be available on Mtgo but NOT Arena
      10. Two non-foil showcase box topper cards included in each booster box
    2. What Do We Know?
      1. Doubling Season
      2. Mana Crypt
      3. Blightsteel Colossus
      4. Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
      5. Kaalia of the Vast
    3. The Box Toppers… That we know about… What do we think about these.
      1. Reprint Imperial Seal?
        1. Or a bunch of other portal cards
      2. Reprint Cyclonic Rift?
    4. What’s the craziest thing they could do with this set?
      1. Cabal Coffers
      2. Scroll Rack
      3. Cavern of Souls
      4. Rings of Brighthearth
      5. Sylvan Library
      6. Sensei’s Divining Top
      7. Phyrexian Altar
      8. Teferi’s Protection
    5. Reprints are truly needed for EDH
      1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-double-masters-2020-05-21
      2. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/also-announcing-double-masters-2020-05-21
      3. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Double_Masters
      4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNPNXl8tH30
    6. Sources
      1. What cards would you MOST like to see reprinted in Double Masters?
    7. Summary. Double masters looks pretty sweet so far, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. 
  6. Main Topic - Double Masters Speculation
    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 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jul 8, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week: Andrew Floury  (@atfloury)
    2. Patreon Contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it! - Chandara Spellbook
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it! - 2 jumpstart boosters
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering.and the jello mold
  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!
  5. Commander Rules - 702.139a - f
    1. @atfloury - 1:04, 32:26
    2. @MothershipGames - 2:27, 11:43, 56:59
    3. @Cathaoir1 - 2:47
    4. @SpellTable - 12:43
    5. @GuardianPod - 19:27
    6. @TheKristenEmily - 22:07
    7. @WurmCoyleEngine - 19:27, 32:26, 32:26
    8. @edhrec - 30:03
    9. @LennyWooley - 38:55, 46:37, 57:46
    10. @chrisvondoom1 - 57:46
  6. Ep 55 Community Spotlight:
    1. We tried to build a mutate infect deck a while back and the results weren’t great, so I went back to the drawing board after seeing Coyle from Guardian Project Podcast. This time we’re focusing mostly on mutate and swinging more than we are infect, but you know me, there’s still a tiny bit of infect for the funsies. 
    2. Deck List: https://archidekt.com/decks/617252#Mutate_for_Days
      1. Discuss
    3. Commander: Otrimi, the Ever-Playful or Brokkos 
      1. Mention how fun (and maybe how expensive it was) to play with the comic book style art.
      2. Only 446 Decks on EDHrec at time of recording
      3. Highlight some of the cool things this deck can do!
    4. Why would a listener want to play this deck?
      1. Mutate Creatures
        1. Otrimi, the Ever-Playful
        2. Brokkos Apex of Forever
        3. Sea Dasher Octopus
        4. Boneyard Lurker
        5. Dirge Bat
        6. Dreamtail Heron
        7. Sawtusk Demolisher
        1. Viral Drake
        2. Triumph of the Hordes
        3. Grafted Exoskeleton
        4. Corrupted Conscience 
      2. Infect 
        1. Cephalid Constable - shout out to lenny
        2. Cold-Eyed Selkie - Draw
        3. Trygon Predator - Flying
        4. Yarok - need to add
      3. Target Creatures
        1. Birds of Paradise
        2. Gyre Engineer
        3. The Great Henge
        4. Harrow
        5. The usual suspects
      4. Ramp
        1. Phyrexian Arena
        2. Painful Truths
        3. Beast Whisperer
      5. Draw
        1. Deglammer
        2. Force of Vigor
      6. Artifact and Enchantment Removal
        1. Lignify
        2. Beast Within
        3. Deadly Rolick
      7. Single Target Removal
        1. Deadly Tempest
        2. Damnation
      8. Mass Removal
    5. Slots:
      1. Crystal Shard (as a means to protect your giant Tall monstrosity from things like Swords to Plowshares), and get to retrigger all the mutates again
      2. Silhana Ledgewalker
      3. Temur Sabertooth
      4. Thalakos Scout
    6. Ryan’s top Suggestions
      1. What do you think? Did we miss any cards?
    7. Summary. This deck is pretty sweet! Etc, etc
  7. Main Topic - Mutate Tribal Deck Tech
  8. Super Patron - Andy Bentley 
    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
Jul 1, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it! - Chandara Spellbook
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Make your own themed jumpstart booster and let us know what you’d put in it! - 2 jumpstart boosters
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and 3-D glasses, but not the polarized stereoscopic ones, the rad fashion statement that is one red lens and one blue lens
  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. virtualEDH.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
      1. MOTHERSHIP BOOKS AND GAMES
    5. https://www.cfbevents.com/magicfestonline
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 3:19, 9:32, 55:04
    2. @netflix - 5:14
    3. @SpellTable - 11:00
    4. @chrisvondoom1 - 33:34, 44:51
    5. @TheKristenEmily - 54:11
    6. @BentzMr - 55:22
    7. @CraigBlanchette - 55:22
  5. Ep 54 Community Spotlight:
    1. What is Jumpstart?
      1. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Jumpstart
      2. 37 new cards
        1. 120 Cards from Core 2021
        2. More than 400 reprints from before Core 2021
          1. Some themes
            1. Unicorns
            2. Chandra
            3. Dinosaurs
            4. Minotaurs
            5. Cats
        3. 121 Different “possible packs”
      3. almost 500 reprints
      4. Jumpstart will be on Arena
    2. Secret List (8) new cards
    3. Secret list (3) reprints
  6. Main Topic - Jumpstart Set Review
  7. Mothership Again.
  8. Thanks for watching! 
  9. Super Patron - Andy Bentley 
  10. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  11. 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
  12. Contact Info
  13. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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