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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

Sep 30, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Angel Rivera III
    2. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Deluxe Bingo Set from Pottery Barn
  3. Thanks
    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. @CMDRCentral_Max
    2. @CMDRCentral - 0:34
    3. @wisesquishy1 - 0:34
    4. @danaroach - 0:34, 5:30, 11:25
    5. @MothershipGames - 2:57, 10:29, 23:19, 50:35
    6. @OrzhovDunn - 5:15
    7. @EDHRECast - 5:30, 49:06
    8. @mathimus55 - 11:25, 49:06
    9. @JosephMSchultz - 11:25
    10. @Top8Games - 13:25, 15:20, 43:03
    11. @SheldonMenery - 13:25
    12. @Marshall_LR - 15:20, 24:45, 44:19
    13. @TolarianCollege - 19:57
    14. @LennyWooley - 22:40
    15. @GingerJ0E - 35:11
    16. @dpkrausejr - 40:57
  5. Ep 65 Community Spotlight:
    1. This topic was inspired by the Boxing League that Brian David-Marshall
      1. Before Sheldon wrote the article Max and I were both like, “What’s a boxing league and I believe, one of CMDR Central’s patrons told us”
        1. https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/an-introduction-to-commander-booster-box-league/
      2. Sheldon wrote an excellent article on SCG:
        1. http://lrcast.com/limited-resources-560-paper-magic-at-home-with-brian-david-marshall/
        2. Seriously, how cool is this boxing league!?!?! And it is also a fun thing that people can follow along with content creators, like “What did BDM add to his card pool this week?” etc
        3. Can watch a bunch of this on Stream
      3. Learned about this through listening to an episode of Limited Resources
        1. @Max: To me a league is a way to help people play EDH the way they want without having to worry about power level. I’ve heard of leagues that are tailored for higher power decks or leagues tailored to keep the power level for all participants at a lower power level.
          1. Rewarding / punishing players for doing certain actions in game ie First Blood (+1) point, Infinite Combo (-2) points
        2. This can be done via a point system.
      4. What exactly IS a league?
        1. Zack and I have, in the past, run a league where we met every other week, and we had a lot of fun doing it
          1. A group of us from my LGS have done Pre-Con leagues. I think we did this for C15 & C16. Week 1 is precon as is, every week you get $5 in cards to add, you can bank your money if you don’t want to make any additions. Kept track via paper. These days it’d be super easy to create a google doc to track it all for everyone.
          2. Played for about 5 weeks. It’d always be our 1st game of the night then we’d play our “real” decks
        2. Max, have you ever been part of a league?
        3. Ryan - I even played in some in store leagues way back in the day
          1. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_gYz_k66upbRTBVal9QLUNvc2c
        4. An example league from TCC that Zack and I used as a basis for our Commander league
          1. Committing to a continuous play schedule
          2. Keeping in touch with folks (This is especially important during our current times)
        5. Nice things about having a league
          1. Schedule, schedule, schedule! Make sure folks know when/where they will be playing
          2. Make the rules clear and explicit
          3. Be prepared to answer LOTS of questions
          4. Try to make it fun for EVERYONE!
          5. Be kind to your Commissioner, it’s a lot of work!
          6. @Max - Get everyone's opinion. Biggest thing I remember from the pre-con leagues was spending a few weeks discussing the point system and budget for each week.
          7. @Max - Compromise - You aren’t going to make everyone happy but you can do your best to make it fun for everyone.
        6. League Dos and Don’ts
          1. Playing for points changes the fundamental way multiplayer Magic is played
          2. Will people show up consistently if it’s for casual?
          3. If competitive, how will you track standings? (Hint: Spreadsheet!!!)
        7. Should your league be casual or competitive?
      5. Our experiences with running a league
        1. Organizing a league is very similar to organizing something like the Vegas Rotisserie
        2. So much fun! A lot of the fun was had around seeing what cards people drafted, etc. Meta-fun!
      6. Not quite a league, but man, how much fun was the rotisserie? 
        1. This should be awesome!
        2. Folks at home can definitely do something like this, and it’s the perfect way to stay connected with your playgroup during this pandemic, also, since most of us won’t be playing in stores (Support your LGS if you can!), this is a good way to have an authentic Commander Legends experience
        3. We can stream opening card pools, as well as games, how cool is that?
      7. We’re gonna do a Commander Legends sealed league
      1. Leagues are fun! And they have lots of benefits. Have you ever participated in a league? Do you think you want to, now that you’ve heard this episode?
    2. Summary
      1. Zack writes 100 times on a blackboard “I will not cast a board wipe when an opponent controls Revel in Riches”
    3. Zack Get’s it Together
  6. Main Topic - Running your own Commander League 
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Sep 16, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and “Ink pot and quill.” Mike thought we might find ourselves wanting to make a map for our adventures on Zendikar
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 1:23, 7:10, 54:22
    2. @schmandrewart - 8:18, 27:01
    3. @HipstersMTG - 9:07
    4. @dpkrausejr - 14:25, 23:07, 42:15
    5. @CommanderReplay - 23:07
    6. @chrisvondoom1 - 42:15
    7. @Cathaoir1 - 48:19
  5. Ep 64 Community Spotlight:
    1. https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/09/zendikar-rising-previews-begin-cards-mechanics-expeditions-and-more/
      1. Kicker
      2. Landfall
      3. Party
      4. modal double-faced cards
    2. Mechanics
      1. 30 lands, with both foil and non-foil versions
      2. They will include all 10 fetch lands, the Battle Bond crowd lands, and powerful lands like Cavern of Souls and Wasteland.
    3. Expeditions are back!
      1. Disclaimer - This is only for the cards previewed between Sept. 1st - 7th.
      2. We did not include the Dual Land DFCs on our lists
      3. Zack sets the over/under
    4. Secret List Top 8
      1. Which cards from Zendikar Rising are you most looking forward to? Anything that should have been on your list? What is the number one card that is getting jammed into one of your decks as soon as you can get your hands on one? 
    5. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Zendikar Previews
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Sep 9, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and doilies
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 1:05, 6:15, 49:00
    2. @BillandTed3 - 3:04
    3. @TeneberusOne - 6:15
    4. @LennyWooley - 11:12
    5. @TheTokenOtaku - 17:56
    6. @edhrec - 47:49
    7. @SpellTable - 49:30
  5. Ep 63 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: This is strictly for Casual EDH, cEDH players don’t necessarily face this issue, but I bet they do key in on Thrasios/Tymna (or whatever the best Tier 0 deck is). Also, I imagine our local meta could influence this a bit.
      1. There are lots of Commanders that fit this description. The first one of these I remember was Narset, Enlightened Master (September 26, 2014). The combination of hexproof and lots of extra turn/combat steps makes the deck super hard to interact with. It often feels like you have to have a board wipe on the exact turn they play Narset. I was so bummed, because I opened up a foil copy.
      2. You know this type of Commander, because when you sit down to the table, you immediately feel defensive. For example, when I sit down with my Emry deck, I always immediately let people know that it’s construct tribal, but still has some power/ramp in it. 
      3. We’ve got some patrons that have some pretty unique takes on some decks, for example Lenny has Mono-White Chulane, and Gumball-Urza. This is potentially a whole show topic on it’s own
        1. Ryan’s turn to set the over/under
      4. Secret list, top 8 style
    2. What is a KoS Commander?
      1. Which Commanders make your KoS list? Are there any on our lists that you disagree with? Any we forgot?
    3. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Kill on Sight Commanders
  7. Mothership Again.
  8. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Sep 2, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Case Vickers (@case_vickers) Came in and immediately shared his Yuriko Deck.
    2. Patreon Contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 20$ gift card to Mothership
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Show us the one card that you play that people always have to pick up and read. #WaitWhatsThatDo. You can win a 10$ gift card to Mothership
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and the Metamucil
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @BearMaulings - 1:00
    2. @case_vickers - 1:09
    3. @MothershipGames - 1:49, 6:56, 1:06:15
    4. @jasonsudeikis - 3:05
    5. @rebeccasugar - 3:05
    6. @danaroach - 3:05
    7. @SpellTable - 7:26
    8. @ChannelFireball - 8:07, 1:04:17
    9. @GavinVerhey - 8:45, 12:42, 39:07, 45:28, 57:38
    10. @SixthComma - 8:45, 9:10
    11. @JulesRobins - 8:45, 48:05, 56:09
    12. @scryfall - 9:10, 35:17
    13. @blairwitchgreen - 9:39
    14. @TolarianCollege - 12:42
    15. @maro254 - 16:11
    16. @sebmckinnon - 25:15
    17. @SheldonMenery - 49:03
  5. Ep 62 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: We’re recording this the week after Command Fest Online 2, huge shoutout to CFB! Very cool to participate and raise some money for charity at the same time.
      1. Video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcnTf1caAUM
        1. They announced the entire Commander Collection Green (Designed by Ari)
          1. https://scryfall.com/sets/cc1?as=grid&order=set
            1. Chord of Calling
            2. Cultivate/Kodama’s Reach
            3. Eternal Witness
            4. Sylvan Caryatid
            5. Greater Good
            6. Beastmaster Ascension
            7. Rampaging Baloths
            8. Sakura-Tribe Elder
            9. Our predictions are BOOOOOOLLLLLLLD
          2. Back in episode 31 we predicted the following cards for Commander Collection Green
        2. Ari talked about “White in Commander” and what they are looking to change (or already have that we haven’t seen yet)
          1. Congratulations Gavin! So crazy that Gavin has been working on this for 6 years! If I ever need a confidant, I’m picking Gavin!
            1. The set’s flavor can pull from any place AND any time
              1. Any A1 Bold predictions here?
                1. I wanna see old stuff! -Z
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - We’ll see at least one card set on Phyrexia
              1. This means, only 4 non-evergreen mechanics, 3 old, 1 new
                1. A1 bold predictions for the 3 old (Does partner count here?)
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - 3 old mechanics: Kicker, Renown, Flashback
                3. Zack Bold Prediction - Storm, Affinity, Shadow.
            2. It isn’t mechanically Commander Horizons
            3. Draft is 3 20 card boosters, Draft 2 cards from EACH pack. you end up with a 60 card deck.
            4. 2 legends and a foil in every pack
            5. Sengir, the Dark Baron
              1. I’ve been wanting this since partners released in 2016
            6. Mono-colored Partners!
            7. Hal and Alena! How cool is it finally getting to see these 2?
            8. Prismatic Piper
              1. Ryan Bold Prediction - 1 prismatic piper, 10 rare mono-colored legends (2 of each color). 30 uncommon mono-colored partners (6 of each color)
              2. Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi, mono blue rare Partner (pre spark, so a creature)
              3. Zack Bold Prediction - Mono color weatherlight crew partners
            9. 41 monocolored Partners! Over 1500 partner combinations now :)
            10. 71 Total new Legends in the draft boosters
            11. 30 non-partner, 2 / 3 color legends (so this means no 4 or 5 color legends in the set, if my math checks out)
              1. Keeper of the Accord
              2. Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi’s Protection will be reprinted!
              3. Zack Bold Prediction - Blind Obedience will be reprinted
            12. Powerful white cards
              1. Extended Art
              2. Commander’s Sphere and Command Tower extended art
                1. Ryan Bold Prediction - Cultivate extended art
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - Arcane Signet extended art
                3. Zack Bold Prediction - Brainstorm Extended Art (ice age)
                4. Zack Bold Prediction - Blood Artist
              3. Many other common/uncommon stables will get this same treatment
                1. 32 Popular legends will get reprinted with Etched Foil treatment (These can appear in draft boosters)
                2. Each new legend (71 of them) can also appear in Etched Foil
                3. Etched foils appear in draft boosters infrequently
                4. Etched foils appear in every Collector booster
                5. Zack Bold Prediction - There will be a Niv Mizzet, Parun Etched Foil
                  1. Man, this is giving me a conundrum, cause I want to draft the set, like BADLY, but also may be a while before I can get together with folks, and the extended art cards look awesome. Also are there extended art etched foils?
                6. Extended art cards ONLY appear in Collector Boosters
                7. Video of the treatment on Gavin’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG3p0xlcQJU
                8. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
                9. Ryan Bold Prediction - Kess, Dissident Mage will be one of the reprint commanders
                10. Ryan Bold Prediction - Teysa Karlov will be one of the reprint commanders
                11.  
              4. Etched Foils
                1. No double-faced cards
                  1. Ryan Bold prediction - This will be a changeling, because the two legendary options don’t seem like fun draft environment cards: https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=%28type%3Alegendary+type%3Akithkin%29    (Could also be a non-legendary creature, but the way Gavin said it makes me think it was a Ruse)
                  2. Zack Bold prediction - it will be a five color sliver.
                2. At least one kithkin
                3. They used a spreadsheet to test the partners (so you know it’s serious!)
                4. Jeska will likely be a Planeswalker that can be a commander
                  1. Ryan Bold Prediction - This will be a new card, the current options aren’t great: https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type%3Acreature+commander%3AG+cmc%3D6+rarity%3Ac&unique=cards (Or Elvish Aberration is downshifted to common)
                  2. Zack Bold Prediction - It will be Vorstclaw.
                5. 6 mana common green creature that is NOT Colossal Dreadmaw
                  1. Ryan Bold Prediction - We will see a mono-Black Aetherborn uncommon legend
                  2. Zack Bold Prediction - people holding a piece of fence
                6. New Characters
                7. All mono-colored legends have partner. Any 2 color or more legends won’t have partner (Stand-alone as Jules said)
                8. Enemy Crowdlands (Battlebond) are in this set!
                9. Releases November 6th
              5. Questions
                1. Anything goes here, let’s each at least put 3 bold predictions
                2. Ryan Bold Prediction - We will finally see the W/B Angel that is a sister to Sigarda, Bruna, and Gisela
                3. Ryan Bold Prediction - A pre-spark U/R Dack Fayden legend
                4. Ryan Bold Prediction - We will get a legendary creature that is a hint about the Wanderer, and it somehow involves Fblthp
                5. Zack Bold Prediction - Praetors will be reprinted.
                6. Zack Bold Prediction - Primeval Titan will be reprinted / unbanned
                7. Zack Bold Prediction - Urza Planeswalker
              6. Final Bold Predictions
            13. Booster Fun
        3. Commander Legends!!!
      2. Gavin Verhey, Ari Nieh and Jules Robins (Lead final designer of Commander Legends)
    2. Commandfest Preview Panel
      1. What did you think of the Commander Legends panel from Command Fest Online 2? What cards are you most excited for? What predictions do you have for Commander Legends?
    3. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Commander Legends
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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