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Now displaying: November, 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

Nov 25, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    2. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 6:49
    2. @edhrec - 7:48
    3. @TCGplayer - 12:55
  4. Ep 73 Community Spotlight:
    1. We’ve been thinking about Partners, ever since the release of Commander Legends. There are 1540 possible combinations. We decided to come up with a few Deck Ideas/Skeletons, and pitch them to each other.
    2. Disclaimer: We are doing this in the typical Commander Social Secret list style (other than a very fast run through, to make sure we have no overlap, so no over/under this time)
    3. Pitch our ideas
  5. Main Topic - Most Wanted: Partner Pairs
    1. Partner is so cool! It opens up a TON of brewing space. What are your favorite partner combinations out there? We’d love to hear the cool stuff you are brewing up!
  6. Summary
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 18, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Brandon Douglas
    2. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TRayburn - 1:09
    2. @atfloury - 2:22
    3. @PKP_Magic - 2:22
    4. @MothershipGames - 6:36
    5. @maro254 - 13:02
    6. @CCOPodcast - 20:03
    7. @GavinVerhey - 20:03, 31:16
    8. @AndyZupke - 29:46
    9. @realCardsphere - 29:46
  4. Ep 72 Community Spotlight:
    1. We stand by our predictions here at Commander Social, so it’s only fair that we see how well we did
      1. - We’ll see at least one card set on Phyrexia - 14:36
        1. - Phyrexian Rager and Phyrexian Triniform
        1. Mana Drain and Scroll Rack are old right? Honestly, I don't know what I expected re: “Old Stuff.”
      2. - I wanna see old stuff! - 14:09, 14:14 ??
      3. - Ryan Bold Prediction - 3 old mechanics: Kicker, Renown, Flashback - 15:50
        1. - Old Mechanics: Monarch, Cascade, Partner
        2. - New Mechanic: Encore
      4. - 15:33 - "I don't know if Partner counts..."
        1. I thought WotC stood WotZ, I guess our wants don’t align. I really thought we might get some shadow. 
      5. - Zack Bold Prediction - Storm, Affinity, Shadow. - 16:15
        1. - 5 Rare, 5 Mythic, 30 uncommon
        2. - Ryan realizes there can be Mythic Mono-colored partners - 1:00:00
      6. - Ryan Bold Prediction - 1 prismatic piper, 10 rare mono-colored legends (2 of each color). 30 uncommon mono-colored partners (6 of each color) - 28:06
        1. I’m kind of sad about this, but Nevy and Tormod really make up for it. 
      7. - Zack Bold Prediction - Mono color weatherlight crew partners - 29:27, 30:47
        1. - NOPE, we got Eligeth, Crossroads Augur - https://scryfall.com/card/cmr/66/eligeth-crossroads-augur
      8. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi, mono blue rare Partner (pre spark, so a creature) - 28:45
        1. People want to have “fun” I guess. It’s not called Zack Legends after all. lol
      9. - Zack Bold Prediction - Blind Obedience will be reprinted - 34:11
        1. - Does a secret lair count?
          1. Totes, half points!
      10. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Teferi’s Protection will be reprinted! - 33:46
        1. One day EVERYONE will realize this is the best art!
      11. - Zack Bold Prediction - Brainstorm Extended Art (ice age) - 37:40
        1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-legends-variants
        2. - I was THIS close!!! Kodama's Reach, not cultivate (as far as I can tell)
      12. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Cultivate extended art - 36:46 or maybe at 37:00
        1. Viscera Seer is close, right? 
      13. - Zack Bold Prediction - Blood Artist - 37:49
        1. - DING DING DING!
      14. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Arcane Signet extended art - 37:00
        1. I really thought there was a chance for this for some reason, but we still got some dope reprint etch foils. 
      15. - Zack Bold Prediction - There will be a Niv Mizzet, Parun Etched Foil - 40:15
        1. - NOPE
      16. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Kess, Dissident Mage will be one of the reprint commanders - 44:11
        1. Pretty bold, but honestly there was a five color sliver in Modern Horizons, so I’m not surprised. 
        2. https://blog.cardsphere.com/60-new-partner-pairs-for-commander/
      17. - Zack Bold prediction - it will be a five color sliver. - 47:23
        1. - NOPE
      18. - Ryan Bold Prediction - Teysa Karlov will be one of the reprint commanders - 44:33
        1. I guess Vorstclaw is actually the worst-claw!
      19. - Zack Bold Prediction - It will be Vorstclaw. - 52:40
        1. - NOPE: Kinsbaile Courier - https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type%3Akithkin+set%3Acmr
      20. - Ryan Bold prediction - This will be a changeling, Kithkin - 47:50
        1. A lot of people holding spears, that could have been fashioned from a fence. 
      21. - Zack Bold Prediction - people holding a piece of fence - 54:35 
        1. - NOPE: Jeska and Tevesh - https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=oracle%3Acommander+type%3Aplaneswalker+set%3Acmr
      22. - Non-shownote prediction - "There will be exactly one Planeswalker that can be your commander" - 50:40
        1. No one really wants this. Glad i was wrong.
      23. - Zack Bold Prediction - Praetors will be reprinted. - 59:44
        1. - YEP - Fin-Clade Fugitives - https://scryfall.com/card/cmr/227/fin-clade-fugitives
      24. - Ryan Bold Prediction - This will be a new card, 6 mana green common creature - 51:50 (or 52:20)
        1. It’s coming in a Secret Lair!!!!
      25. - Zack Bold Prediction - Primeval Titan will be reprinted / unbanned - 1:00:41
        1. - NOPE - https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=oracle%3Apartner+color%3DB+set%3Acmr+rarity%3Au
      26. - Ryan Bold Prediction - We will see a mono-Black Aetherborn uncommon legend - 55:40
        1. This felt pretty bold, but there’s already a silver bordered five color urza.
      27. - Zack Bold Prediction - Urza Planeswalker - 1:03:18, 1:03:25
      28. - Ryan didn't consider Thrasios being one of the 32 reprint legends - 56:40
        1. - NOPE
      29. - Ryan Bold Prediction - A pre-spark U/R Dack Fayden legend - 1:00:15
        1. - NOPE, as far as I can tell. 
      30. - Ryan Bold Prediction - We will get a legendary creature that is a hint about the Wanderer, and it somehow involves Fblthp - 1:01:26 (1:02:20 for the fblthp part)
        1. - YEP - https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Liesa
      31. - Ryan Bold Prediction - We will finally see the W/B Angel that is a sister to Sigarda, Bruna, and Gisela - 59:23
    2. Predictions
    3. Ryan Final Tally: 4/16
    4. Zack Final Tally: 0/13
  5. Main Topic - Reviewing Our Commander Legends Predictions 
    1. So, there you have it folks. We made the predictions, and we’re holding ourselves accountable. What did you think of this episode? Did you like hearing the clips from the previous episode woven in oh-so-seamlessly by ya boi ZT? Do you like the A1 Bold prediction episodes? Do you like us going over the results? What was your favorite prediction of ours, that we didn’t hit, that you wish we had?
  6. Summary
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 11, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Joshua Swope
    2. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TheTokenOtaku - 0:56
    2. @MothershipGames - 6:17, 1:02:18
    3. @LennyWooley - 13:28
    4. @MBorchik - 48:05
    5. @commandcast - 53:28
    6. @blairwitchgreen - 55:11
  4. Ep 71 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: Secret list style! And we’re only talking about NEW cards, no reprints here folks. Also, neither of us included the Crowd lands on our list, they are fantastic cards, but not a whole lot of fun to talk about.
    2. Over/Under - Ryan’s turn to set it
    3. Our lists
  5. Main Topic - Commander Legends
    1. This set is HYPE! What are your favorite cards from the set? Are you going to participate in any sort of webcam sealed with Commander Legends?
  6. Summary
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 4, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - Nathan Swann, your name in lights tier
    2. Patreon Contest - We know times are rough right now, but we always try to focus on the positive aspects of life. What are you most thankful for? - 3 Packs of Commander Legends (Maybe you can use these in our Commander Legends sealed league)
    3. New! We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and The Clapper
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 9:21, 18:17
    2. @SpellTable - 10:13
    3. @Marshall_LR - 19:43
    4. @GingerJ0E - 24:03
    5. @realCardsphere - 34:48
    6. @PackCrackFever - 35:32
    7. @PKP_Magic - 35:56
    8. @edhrec - 40:38, 48:00
    9. @CommandersBrew - 41:14
    10. @blairwitchgreen - 51:20
  5. Ep 70 Community Spotlight:
    1. How great does it feel to have your brand new deck in your hands? I think this is a common experience that most Commander players can relate to.
      1. Sidenote: As a parent, I 100% see this feeling in my children. Whatever the newest toy is, that’s the one they love the most (even if it’s a stuffed animal or action figure that is 30 years old, and has been in a box in the garage)
        1. Maybe there’s a lesson we can learn in Magic here.
          1. Maybe the fact that a deck is new is enough, like maybe it doesn’t have to be stuffed to the gills with powerful/expensive cards? I know I certainly get excited shuffling up the precon decks every year. 
          2. Maybe also the Commander Legends League that we are going to do is going to scratch this itch?
          3. Also, just sitting down to a draft at our LGS, like “What am I going to open?” And which of these cards that I’m drafting can I add to my already existing decks?
      1. I think for me, it’s less, and this may be why I don’t upgrade decks as often. This may also just be a function of having a LOT of cards lying around. Maybe also because the anticipation of seeing how a particular card will work in a deck is less than seeing if a whole deck will come together. 
    2. Can we get a similar feeling by upgrading a deck?
      1. For me, it’s kinda like Christmas, (or any other gift giving holiday/occasion) . Those presents are just sitting there under the tree, for weeks, and all you can do is just imagine what they are gonna be. It’s like a much longer version of “The Marshmallow test”
        1. Heck, Christmas is like a year long exercise in delayed gratification. How many times have I told my kids, maybe for Christmas, or maybe for your birthday?
        1. Idea phase is usually pretty short, but can last a few days. You read an article/watch a video, and it percolates at the back of your mind for a bit
          1. Tangent: I’ve been trying to really pare down the cards I order for a new deck
            1. Specifically, I try to order less in number, and very much less in value.
              1. Many contributing factors. I didn’t own a shuffle-drazi, and it’s something I’ve wanted for a long time
              2. I was buying it from my LGS, and I pretty much just wanted an excuse to spend money there
              3. It felt like an effect that I 100% wanted in this deck, and there really aren’t many others like this (I don’t really plan on ever casting it in this deck, unless something has gone horribly wrong)
            2. For me, there is some sort of threshold that a card must cross, in order for me to order it. Oftentimes, if the card is like $0.50 or less, and I don’t own other copies of it, I’ll pretty much order it, if I think it’s really important to the decks game plan. The opposite of this is also true, like I ordered an Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre.
        2. The brewing phase, this is usually only a couple of hours, but is often revisited again once I get the cards physically in front of me
      2. For me the whole process, from idea to maiden voyage takes quite a bit of time.
    3. Delayed gratification
      1. I wonder why I feel this way? For me, I think an analogy might be dominoes, like you spend all this time setting up this elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, and you can’t wait to kick it off, and watch it all happen!
      2. I find it interesting that after all this work, the payoff is so quick
    4. From the minute I put the final sleeve on the deck, I have this intense desire to play it. And sometimes it’s days before I get a chance
      1. All this lead-up, or buildup, what happens if you just don’t like the deck?
        1. What is it that you don’t like about the deck?
          1. Play pattern
          2. Not fun to play against? Opponents got a little salty?
          3. Didn’t live up to your ideas/expectations?
          4. Is there a way to fix the deck and give it another go? Maybe the deck idea is good, but there’s another commander you can use?
          1. At the same time, if you do decide to dismantle it, don’t feel bad. This is a game, we play it to have fun, if you’re not having fun, see if the cards from that deck might have a better home somewhere else
        2. Give the deck at least a few games before you decide to dismantle it
        1. Don’t be complacent, think about cards in there that didn’t perform as well as you thought they might?
        2. Also, play it a few more times, maybe you just got an insane draw.
      2. What if the deck is awesome?
    5. What to do with the deck post-maiden voyage?
  6. Main Topic - That NEW Deck Feeling
    1. Folks out in audience land, do you ever get that NEW deck feeling? Is it something you enjoy? Is your process from idea to maiden voyage short or longer? Did you enjoy this episode? Let us know because we want to give you what you want.
  7. Summary
  8. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2020 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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