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Now displaying: March, 2021

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

Mar 31, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What card do you want to seem timeshifted the most” - win two packs of time spiral remastered.
    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. Craig - @CraigBlanchette
    2. Ryan - @greenegeek
    3. Zack - @z4ck38
    4. 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. @commandcast - 1:59, 12:02, 40:50, 1:08:31
    2. @z4ck38 - 5:32, 54:34
    3. @MothershipGames - 5:53
    4. @Kesswylie - 10:56, 14:00, 16:30, 58:42, 1:07:35
    5. @jfwong - 11:27, 14:00, 16:30, 21:13, 23:24
    6. @JoshLeeKwai - 11:27, 14:00, 17:13, 21:17, 23:02
    7. @rocketjumptweet - 11:49
    8. @KingCash_7191 - 15:51, 1:04:08
    9. @AshlenRose - 20:09, 53:37, 55:35
    10. @jordanpigeon - 20:09, 24:55, 26:46
    11. @TheTokenOtaku - 33:58
    12. @Scraignoth - 40:04
  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
  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
Mar 24, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What card do you want to seem timeshifted the most” - win two packs of time spiral remastered.
    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 - 7:35
    2. @LennyWooley - 10:06
    3. @edhrec - 10:06
    4. @CommanderReplay - 12:58
  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
  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
Mar 17, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What card do you want to seem timeshifted the most” - win two packs of time spiral remastered.
    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 - 5:53
    2. @BentzMr - 9:50
    3. @nateethegreattt - 17:50
    4. @MikeMac389 - 18:21
    5. @Blackneto_ - 41:00
    6. @michaeldlynch - 41:00
    7. @hate_your_deck - 41:00
  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?
  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
Mar 3, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What card do you want to seem timeshifted the most” - win two packs of time spiral remastered.
    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. @wachelreeks
    2. @CommandSphere - 3:23, 11:13, 22:52, 1:07:30
    3. @ChannelFireball - 3:24, 15:09
    4. @MothershipGames - 9:39
    5. @ItsDanSheehan - 11:13, 22:21, 1:05:06
    6. @commandcast - 11:52, 16:00, 17:53, 40:04, 42:14
    7. @jfwong - 13:15
    8. @JoshLeeKwai - 13:15
    9. @InkedGaming - 21:19
    10. @camgillettefan - 23:58
    11. @CasuallyMTG - 34:51
    12. @moxfieldmtg - 39:45
    13. @Blackneto_ - 41:01, 
    14. @hate_your_deck - 41:01, 44:03
    15. @michaeldlynch - 41:01
    16. @thespikefeeders - 44:03
    17. @jb_mixmatch - 47:34
    18. @SheldonMenery - 49:06, 51:51
    19. @GuardianPod - 1:03:21
    20. @andyhullbone - 1:05:06
    21. @BtHDnD - 1:07:51
  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! 
  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 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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