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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

Nov 24, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. New patron: Enthralimund!
    2. Patreon Contest - November is National Gratitude Month. For us being grateful isn’t something you should just do in November or as a holiday, we believe it's something that’s worth practicing throughout our daily lives. Let us know what you’re the most grateful for in your life. 
    3. Prize - Three Packs of Crimson Vow
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    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!
  1. Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  • Ep 118 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @Enthralimund1 - 0:51
  2. @MothershipGames - 6:14
  3. @moxfieldmtg - 8:25
  4. @MikeMac389 - 45:57

 

  • Main Topic - 2021 by the Numbers

 

  1. Disclaimer: We’re not discussing a one-to-one trade out on the cards from my deck to new cards. We are discussing cards I feel like should come out of my deck and potential cards to add. 
    1. Link to deck: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/62pJoCp99k2sK_u1g-ghKQ
    2. Sideboard Cards are to be taken out and considering are to possibly be added.
  2. Read Edgar Markov

 

  • Cards to take out

 

  1. Anje Falkenrath
  2. Blind Obedience
  3. Bloodline Necromancer
  4. Door of Destinies
  5. Heirloom Blade
  6. Kindred Dominance
  7. Patron of the Vein
  8. Sanctum Seeker
  9. Stromkirk Occultist
  10. Tainted Strike
  11. Urza's Incubator

 

  • Newer Cards to consider  adding

 

  1. Callous Bloodmage
  2. Dominating Vampire
  3. Edgar, Charmed Groom
  4. Falkenrath Pit Fighter
  5. Florian, Voldaren Scion
  6. Henrika Domnathi
  7. Immersturm Predator
  8. Nighthawk Scavenger
  9. Olivia, Crimson Bride
  10. Welcoming Vampire
  11. Agadeem's Awakening
  12. Rite of Oblivion
  13. Impact Tremors < I know this isn’t a new card, but it soo good
  14. Voldaren Estate

 

  • Summary

 

    1. What do you think about the cards we’re thinking about adding to Edgar Markov? Are there any we missed? Let us know!
    1.  
  1. Wrap it up
  2. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Commander Social 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
  5. Contact Info
  6. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 17, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - November is National Gratitude Month. For us being grateful isn’t something you should just do in November or as a holiday, we believe it's something that’s worth practicing throughout our daily lives. Let us know what you’re the most grateful for in your life. 
    2. Prize - Three Packs of Crimson Vow
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    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!
  1. Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  • Ep 117 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 6:41
  2. @scryfall - 8:58
  3. @GavinVerhey - 21:18
  4. @schmandrewart - 24:05
  5. @edhrec - 25:28, 42:57
  6. @michaeldlynch - 33:46
  7. @hate_your_deck - 33:46
  8. @blairwitchgreen - 38:31

 

  • Main Topic - 2021 by the Numbers

 

  1. Disclaimer: We’re fairly certain all of the cards that are going to be released in 2021 have been shown. We might be wrong? Also, it looks like this does NOT include the Commanders from Secret Lair Stranger Things.
  2. Inspiration:  https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/qrxeu1/there_were_186_new_commanders_released_in_2021/

 

  • Non-Reprint Cards By Year

 

  1. 2021 - 1,849
  2. 2020 - 1,211
  3. 2019 - 1,205 
  4. 2018 - 1,017 
  5. 2017 - 915 
  6. Wotc Is printing over double the unique cards per year this year as they did in 2017!

 

  • Non-Reprint Commanders by Year

 

  1. Scryfall Search: 
  2. https://scryfall.com/search?q=border%3Ablack+-is%3Areprint+is%3Acommander+year%3D2021&unique=cards&as=grid&order=name
  3. Excludes silver-bordered cards. 
    1. 2021 = 186
    2. 2020 = 185
    3. 2019 = 79
    4. 2018 = 101
    5. 2017 = 55
    6. 2016 = 50
    7. 2015 = 45
    8. 2014 = 39
    9. 2013 = 38
    10. 2012 = 20
    11. 2011 = 28 (15 were in the Commander precons)
    12. 2010 = 14
    13. 2009 = 13
    14. 2008 = 16
    15. 2007 = 29
    16. 2006 = 36
    17. 2005 = 64
    18. 2004 = 52
    19. 2003 = 8
    20. 2002 = 16
    21. 2001 = 12
    22. 2000 = 23
  4. Commanders Printed by Year

 

  • 186 commanders in 2021 is wild!
  • Let’s look at the color break down

 

  1. Mono
    1. White - 12
    2. Blue - 15
    3. Black - 17
    4. Red - 12
    5. Green - 13

 

  • Total - 69

 

  1. Dual
    1. WU - 6
    2. UB - 9
    3. BR - 11
    4. RG - 7
    5. GW - 10
    6. WB - 9
    7. UR - 10
    8. BG - 15
    9. RW - 13
    10. GU - 14

 

  • Total - 103

 

  1. Tri
    1. GWU - 2
    2. WUB - 2
    3. UBR - 1
    4. BRG - 0
    5. RGW - 1
    6. WBG - 0
    7. URW - 0
    8. BGU - 1
    9. RWB - 2
    10. GUR - 0

 

  • Total - 9

 

  1. Four Color
    1. WUBR  - 0
    2. UBRG  - 0
    3. BRGW  - 0
    4. RGWU  - 0
    5. GWUB  - 0

 

  • Total - 0

 

  1. Five Color
    1. WUBRG - 4

 

  • Top 8 Commanders from 2021 according to EDHRec

 

  1. Birgi, God of Storytelling // Harnfel, Horn of Bounty
  2. Toski, Bearer of Secrets
  3. Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire
  4. Tergrid, God of Fright // Tergrid's Lantern
  5. Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  6. Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider
  7. Beledros Witherbloom
  8. Koma, Cosmos Serpent

 

  • Top 8 Cards Printed in 2021 that cannot be a Commander according to EDHRec

 

  1. Esper Sentinel
  2. Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth
  3. Storm-Kiln Artist
  4. Dauthi Voidwalker
  5. Urza's Saga
  6. Solve the Equation
  7. Wandering Archaic // Explore the Vastlands
  8. Archmage Emeritus

 

  • Summary

 

    1. How do you feel about the number of commanders printed this year? What about the sheer number of cards printed this year? Let us know your favorite Commander or card printed this year!
    1.  
  1. Wrap it up
  2. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Commander Social 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
  5. Contact Info
  6. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 10, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - November is National Gratitude Month. For us being grateful isn’t something you should just do in November or as a holiday, we believe it's something that’s worth practicing throughout our daily lives. Let us know what you’re the most grateful for in your life. 
    2. Prize - Three Packs of Crimson Vow
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  

 

  • Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  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!

 

  • Ep 116 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 7:41
  2. @MTGMoo - 32:30
  3. @Hamsterfly - 47:28
  4. @MtgProphet - 48:47

 

  • Main Topic - VOW Previews Week One

 

    1. Disclaimer, we have not seen each other’s lists. We will also not be talking about the hunt lands, which in this set are five enemy dual-colored lands that come into play tapped unless you control two or more other lands. 
      1. Ryan’s turn to set the over/under
    2. Secret List Top 8!
      1. How’s Crimson Vow looking to everyone at home so far? Are you going to be revamping your Edgar Markov deck? (I see what you did there) I know I will be, but seriously let us know if there were any cards we forgot to mention or if there are any we did that you absolutely love!
    3. Summary
    1.  
  1. Wrap it up
  2. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Commander Social 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
  5. Contact Info
  6. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Oct 27, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - Now that it’s been out for a few weeks, what are your favorite commander-centric card from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
      1. Prize - Midnight Hunt Collector booster
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    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!
  1. Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  • Ep 115 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 5:37
  2. @LennyWooley - 8:13
  3. @MtgProphet - 20:04
  4. @edhrec - 32:41
  5. @TheTokenOtaku - 46:59

 

  • Main Topic - A Case for Blue

 

  1. Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong here. Everyone has feelings, and all feelings are valid. This is an attempt to encourage discussion. 
    1. Lenny - It feels like blue players always have a trick up their sleeve.
      1. And this is one of the most legitimate criticisms of Blue, I’ve ever heard, and it’s also one of the reasons I love blue! With so many cards available at instant speed, Blue gets the longest amount of time to make decisions, and gets to have the most information available when they make said decisions.
      1. I think this one is somewhat related to the point above. Specifically, that Blue players can leave up interaction mana, and then if nothing needs interacting, they can draw some cards, or with a lot of things having flash, they can commit resources to the board, and then untap with protection, and the creatures have pseudo-haste.
      2. I think this is one of the things that gets people to say “Kill the blue mage first”, and maybe that’s valid. It’s also a real point that blue players can often “not look too scary until it’s too late” This is kind of a good reason to play Blue :)
    2. Blue decks tend to sneak by and win out of nowhere.
      1. This one upsets people a lot, and I definitely understand it sometimes, like in the case of Blatant Thievery and Expropriate, where the opposing players have invested cards and mana into the permanent. Something like Thada Adel, Acquisitor often gets the same type of reactions, and that one feels less true to me.
      2. I think I’d rather clone than steal
    3. Thievery
      1. feel bad and can cause people to feel afraid to make big plays
      2. I’ve heard of playgroups that rule 0 ban ALL counterspells
        1. Don’t get me started on Brawl on Arena, in 1-1 counterspells do feel pretty bad :(
        2. Sometimes a combo would be able to win at “instant speed” and so even normal removal won’t cut it.
        3. Prophet’s example of Craterhoof and Dockside
          1. Have much stricter timing when compared to traditional removal
          2. You need to know when a creature is going to be pointed at you when it’s on the stack, with traditional removal, you can wait until someone *actually* attacks you.
          3. 1-for-1 cards don’t scale in Commander. A deck with 30 counterspells in it is probably NOT very good.
          4. I honestly think Propaganda is much more annoying than Counterspells.
          5. Counterspells can be teamed up on. Although this does kinda stink for the person to the left of the Counterspeller. (But it’s also much more tempting for a Blue mage to let spells of player on their left resolve).
        4. I think Counterspells are actually kinda bad in Commander (Free ones are the exception here). 
          1. My Blue Braid’s deck has 6 counterspells, but 2 are situational
          2. My Morph deck has 2 counterspells
          3. Nymris deck has 9, that might be too many… (Many of them cost 5 or more mana)
          4. Mono blue wizards has 5, but they are pretty situational and/or versatile, Kheru Spellsnatcher, Mystic Confluence
        5. Counterspells in my decks (I do love Draining Whelk)
      3. This is tricky, because Counterspells can certainly cause feel bads, but they can also be heroes
    4. Counterspells
      1. 32/100 cards are blue (or have blue in their color identity). This is roughly ⅓ when it, if everything was equal, it should be ⅕ or less (due to artifacts and lands), so the math definitely points to blue being Salt inducing.
        1. Yeah, these can be rage-inducing. Also, these are the kinda effects that lead people to team up on a player, and I tend not to run them too too often (I am guilty of Expropriate AND Time Stretch in the same deck though)
        2. Comparison to Sword of Feast and Famine
      2. Extra turns
    5. Blue wincons can be salt inducing. (iw. Control, combo, or extra turns)
  2. It feels like we’ve been hearing more and more players say they don’t care to play or play against blue, so we took to our patrons to find out some reasons people aren’t down with one of our favorite colors. 
    1. White - Stax / MLD
    2. Green - Ramp
    3. Black - Tutors and discard effects
    4. Red - Wheels and other chaos type effects
    5. Basically, the rule zero talk needs to be in full-effect here. It really matters when you’re BUILDING the deck.
  3. Thinking about the given answers playing blue seems like it could be a feels bad, but when you look at the other colors they have mechanics that can cause the same kind of feelings
    1. Fact or Fiction
    2. Illusionist's Gambit and Aetherize - Protection from being attacked
    3. Wrong Turn
    4. Plagiarize 
      1. These are sooo blue, and soooo fun, and perfect 75% cards
    5. Clones - Phantasmal Image
    6. Can change color, land words, and creature types
    7. Supplant Form
    8. Spellweaver Volute
    9. Sudden Substitution
    10. Rite of Replication
    11. Clone Legion
    12. Faerie Artisans
    13. Bident of Thassa
  4. Does blue have things other to offer than counters, combos, or extra turns that aren’t oppressive?
    1. Zack
      1. Artifact synergies!
      2. Zack wings it
      1. Blue lets me feel smart. People like to feel smart. 
      2. I like having as much info as possible when making a decision, and Blue let’s me do that. I mean, come on, Flash!
      3. Blue can “Fly under the Radar”. At the same time, when someone attacks you or messes with your stuff, you as a blue player should try and understand this, and take it as the compliment it is (and yeah, be honest with yourself). Also, realize that sometimes you won’t have anything going on, but THEY don’t know that, and so you might have some unfun games when that happens.
    2. Ryan
  5. Why do we like blue?

 

  1. Summary
    1. How do you feel about Blue? Is it worth going out of your comfort zone to give Blue a try?

 

  • Wrap it up

 

    1.  
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  3. Commander Social 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
Oct 20, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - Now that it’s been out for a few weeks, what are your favorite commander-centric card from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
      1. Prize - Midnight Hunt Collector booster
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  

 

  • What’s been going on in your personal life?

 

    1. Zack - excited to watch succession this week
      1. https://www.amazon.com/DC-SUPER-HEROES-FIRST-POWER/dp/1941367038
    2. Ryan - V read My First Book of Girl Power
    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!
  1. Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  • Ep 114 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 7:29
  2. @scryfall - 8:14

 

  • Main Topic - Stranger Things Secret Lair

 

  1. Scryfall list:  https://scryfall.com/@z4ck38/decks/36122d43-c286-48e9-a505-a6f06ebda23d
    1. Also, there was an easter egg in one of our show notes
  2. What is Stranger Things?
  3. The Stranger Things Secret Lair is available from October 18th to November 15th, 2021.
  4. Official Release Date: January 28, 2022
  5. Price $39.99 for non-foil and $49.99 for foil
  6. Eight Mechanically Unique cards and a clue token
  7. Universes Beyond - Cards from this secret lair will have in-multiverse version added to the list cards featured in set booster of New Capenna
    1. Cards
      1. Chief Jim Hopper 
      2. Dustin, Gadget Genius 
      3. Eleven, the Mage 
      4. Lucas, the Sharpshooter 
      5. Max, the Daredevil 
      6. Mike, the Dungeon Master 
      7. Mind Flayer, the Shadow 
      8. Will the Wise 
      9. Clue Token 
      1. You can have two commanders if they both have friends forever
    2. Friends Forever 
    3. Discuss what we would build
  8. Secret Lair x Stranger Things - https://secretlair.wizards.com/us/product/687521/secret-lair-x-stranger-things
    1. What do you think about the Stranger Things secret lair? Is there anything we missed? Are you already thinking of ideas for decks with the cards at the helm? Do you think it’s something you’ll buy? Let us know
  9. Summary

 

  • Wrap it up

 

    1.  
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  3. Commander Social 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
Oct 13, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - Now that it’s been out for a few weeks, what are your favorite commander-centric card from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
      1. Prize - Midnight Hunt Collector booster
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  

 

  • Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  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!

 

  • Ep 113 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MicahMTG - 1:17
  2. @MothershipGames - 10:36
  3. @BaxaArt - 26:28
  4. @Cathaoir1 - 34:58
  5. @MtgProphet - 52:13
  6. @case_vickers - 52:13

 

  • Main Topic - Good Stuff Decks

 

  1. https://scryfall.com/@z4ck38/decks/3f2909e3-b5e3-4df4-8e1a-cce0e4668f3f?as=list&with=usd
  2. https://www.moxfield.com/decks/Tp-BkNswLUeSItt6Wkn3Fw
    1. A good stuff deck is a deck full of cards you want to play. Oftentimes these cards seem fun, but never seem to make the cut in other decks.
  3. A quick recap: What’s a good stuff deck
    1. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix
    2. Jeska, Thrice Reborn (True story, she’s been reborn three times, so including her original birth, she’s been born four times.)
    3. Deck Origin Story: Temur is my favorite 3 color combination, and I just felt like I needed a Temur deck. I had bought a Jeska, just because the super fancy version wasn’t super pricey ($10) and I knew it was seeing some play in cEDH, so I just wanted to have one, because I really like the partner mechanic. So, I had two choices, Thrasios, or Kydele. I was worried that Thrasios might make the deck seem more powerful than it really was, and I didn’t want to draw too much aggro. 
  4. Meet out Commanders:
    1. Archetype of Imagination
      1. On the DL are you just playing this card for the back, Harnfel, Horn of Bounty?
    2. Birgi, God of Storytelling 
    3. Endurance
      1. Only four artifacts in the the deck!
    4. Galazeth Prismari
    5. Kruphix, God of Horizons
    6. Maelstrom Wanderer
    7. Mystic Snake
    8. Stormbreath Dragon
    9. Vizier of Tumbling Sands
  5. Creatures:
    1. Cathartic Reunion
    2. Khorvath’s Fury
    3. Rishkar’s Expertise
    4. Surge to Victory
  6. Sorceries
    1. Berserk
    2. Electrodominance
    3. Prismari Command (These were just in a pile on my desk, because I had ordered them, these are the types of cards I never seem to be able to find room for)
    4. Quandrix Command
    5. Veil of Summer
  7. Instants
    1. Bident of Thassa
    2. Crucible of Worlds
  8. Artifacts
    1. Rhythm of the Wild
    2. Sylvan Library
    3. Underworld Breach
  9. Enchantments
    1. All the fetches possible! 
  10. Lands
    1. I’ve played the deck 2 times: Shoutout to Prophet and Case!
    2. The first game, my deck was pretty slow, and Prophet did some absolutely disgusting things with Valakut Exploration and Nahiri’s Lithoforming, along with Amulet of Vigor
    3. Game 2, I got off to a faster start with Turn one Birds of Paradise, and turn two Sylvan Library. Got Seedborn Muse and Alchemist’s Refuge going, and then played an instant speed Archetype of Imagination, And got to live the Magic Christmas Land of Surge of Victory targeting Blasphemous act! 
  11. Playing the deck
    1. It was really fun playing this Good Stuff deck! It definitely didn’t really have a plan, it just kinda played a lot of really fun cards. It really did remind me of playing in the earlier days of the Commander format.
      1.  
  12. Summary

 

  • Wrap it up

 

    1.  
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  3. Commander Social 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
Oct 6, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - Now that it’s been out for a few weeks, what are your favorite commander-centric card from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
      1. Prize - Midnight Hunt Collector booster
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  

 

  • Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  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!

 

  • Main Topic - Good Stuff Decks

 

  1. NOT TO DISCUSS ON AIR, Zack, here is a place for you to add specific cards you may want to talk about:
    1. https://scryfall.com/@greenegeek/decks/2b49ca90-c2d8-4ee2-b6ea-643d91f79849
    1. I like powerful decks too! It’s good to have a range of different options, and I think a GoodStuff option might be great deck to have in your arsenal
  2. Disclaimer: Everyone interacts with Magic differently, this may not be a way that you want to build and/or play decks. No one is wrong! These are just some alternative thoughts, that may lead people to broaden their horizons, and may lead folks to seek out new experiences.
    1. Pretty much how Zack builds all of his decks
    2. To me, it’s a deck where you are just playing awesome cards you already own, without paying particular attention to synergy with your Commander(s)
  3. What exactly is a good stuff deck?
    1. Build
      1. You know how you have those perennial *almost* good enough cards to make your deck? This is the place to play them
      2. You can think of this as a deck made almost entirely out of Flex spots.
        1. I had a Riku of Two Reflections deck, that just had fun cards. What’s better than 1 Simic Sky Swollower? TWO!
        2. I had a Keranos, God of Storms deck, man Hypersonic Dragon is just a sweet Magic Card
        3. Ertai the corrupted. Played things like biterblossom, the guile and dovescape combo, it had phyrexian arena
      3. I think back to when I first started playing Commander (Back in my day it was called EDH gosh darnit!). But seriously, I had decks that were just full of fun/cool cards
        1. This may be harder for newer players to do, as they don’t have as deep of a collection to comb through. 
        2. It’s also just generally fun to look at Magic cards, and think of the wildest Magical Christmas Land scenarios!
      4. When I build decks like this, I tend to just thumb through a TON of cards, and just set cards aside that I like, or that make me smile, or remember some silly thing that happened in a kitchen table game, back in the day
        1. When I build a “good stuff” deck, I tend to eschew my typical form of spreadsheet building, which makes sure that I have all of the normal stuff, in the correct ratios, Ramp, Card Draw, Removal etc etc. This tends to lead me towards building less optimized decks. 
      5. This is not to say that you shouldn’t build with intention, far from it! For example, you absolutely want to make sure that you have ways of ending games of Magic. 
      6. It might be hard to build a tribal deck for this kind of thought experiment, because there will just be so many baked-in synergies. That being said, if it’s a very off-the-wall tribe, you can probably make it work.
        1. I am GLAD we’re getting lots of cards! I just sometimes think back to the days at the beginning of the format, where there were a LOT less Commanders to choose from, and oftentimes the decks felt more personal. I see new folks on Twitter experiencing Commander for the first time, and I have to admit, I’m a bit jealous. It’s pretty much impossible to unlearn knowledge gained through years of playing Commander, but I think it is possible to kinda recapture some of that nostalgia by making “good stuff” decks.
        2. Zack is also happy getting a lot of new commander cards. I remember when all i looked for in sets were commander cards and modern cards when i first started playing and it felt like you got maybe 1-2 commander cards a set. 
      7. We have been getting a LOT of cards designed specifically for Commander, and I think a side-effect of this is that we are seeing a general power creep, or maybe even staple creep in the format. 
      1. I like to think of it as smooth jazz
      2. You probably won’t have as much of a good time playing a GoodStuff deck against hyper-tuned decks. This is just a more specific case of “Have the rule Zero” talk. It might be really cool to get your playgroup together and talk about making some decks like this to play against each other. We know this isn’t possible for folks that don’t have a consistent playgroup. It also might be really cool to have a GoodStuff deck to play against newer players, if you’re lucky enough to find some to play against (It’s seriously cool to watch folks discover stuff! Like they pick up one of your cards, and their eyes just go wide, imagining stuff)
      3. It’s also super hard to do this when folks have drastically differently sized collections. You could do a budget limit, to try and get the decks to come out more equivalent, but even that is hard.
      4. It’s really fun to play against these kinds of decks, because you get to see so many infrequently played cards. You’ll get to have more of the, “wait, what does that card do?” moments
      5. You’ll probably get into a lot of “Novel” board states with decks like these (Although Commander does tend to bring about Novel stuff all the time, so maybe this isn’t as huge a boon to building a GoodStuff deck)
      6. You also probably need to set your expectations a little lower, when playing a deck like this. It’s not going to function like a well-oiled machine, and it’s probably going to play drastically different from game-to-game. This can be a good thing, if you’re just wanting to see what cool stuff can happen.
    2. Play
      1. My Gonti, Lord of Luxury deck is one that I just threw together out of cards I already had. It’s seriously fun to play, and it’s just super different every time I play it (this is also helped out by the fact that I’m casting OPC from different decks each time I play it)
      2. Breena
    3. Some of my favorite decks are like this
      1. Decks that aren’t designed to do a specific thing, end up doing very different things, and I think that can be a good thing, and a fun experience. 
      2. Folks out in audience land, what is your take on this idea? Do you have decks like this? Do you ever yearn to recapture that new player experience?
    4. Summary
  4. Why would you want to build/play a good stuff deck?

 

  • Wrap it up

 

    1.  
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  3. Commander Social 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
Sep 29, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - What new 2022 product are you the most excited for? And Why?
      1. Prize - Three packs from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  

 

  • Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  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!

 

  • Ep 111 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 8:45
  2. @danaroach - 48:54, 53:09
  3. @dolfo10564 - 53:09
  4. @Pattapit - 53:09
  5. @MicahMTG - 53:09
  6. @MtgProphet - 53:09
  7. @MetalMatReturns - 53:09
  8. @mrfitzyfitz - 53:09

 

  • Main Topic - Lier, Disciple of the Drowned Deck Tech

 

  1. Read Lier, Disciple of the Drowned 
  2. Summary of deck: I wanted to find a way to build a fun and fair mono blue deck. I don’t have any big combos or some of the more powerful blue cards such as Rhystic Study, Consecrated Sphinx, etc.
  3. Link to Deck: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/x_pfY1hWcUW_9K96pJBjWg
  4. Link to Cards we’re talking about: https://scryfall.com/@z4ck38/decks/26dbe89e-ae2d-484a-ad0f-4a39db8e1dd6
    1. Careful Study
    2. Consider
    3. Curate
    4. Frantic Search
    5. Mental Note
    6. See the truth
    7. Windfall
    8. Sea Gate Restoration
    9. Teferi's Ageless Insight
    10. Secrets of the Dead
  5. Draw Draw Draw
    1. Fade Away
    2. Aetherspouts
    3. Capsize
    4. Evacuation
    5. Reality Shift
    6. Unsubstantiate
  6. Protection
    1. Docent of Perfection
    2. Poppet Stitcher
    3. Talrand, Sky Summoner
    4. Rise from the Tides
  7. Token Creators
    1. Polymorph
    2. Emrakul, the Promised End
    3. Kozilek, the Great Distortion
    4. Psychosis Crawler
    5. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
  8. Creatures aka wincons
    1. Extraplanar Lens
    2. Lithoform Engine
    3. Sapphire Medalion
  9. Flex
    1. @dolfo10564
    2. @Pattapit
    3. @danaroach
    4. @MicahMTG
    5. @MtgProphet
    6. @MetalMatReturns
    7. @mrfitzyfitz
  10. Thanks to folks on twitter:

 

  • Wrap it up

 

    1.  
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  3. Commander Social 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
Sep 22, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - What new 2022 product are you the most excited for? And Why?
      1. Prize - Three packs from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  

 

  • Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  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!

 

  • Ep 110 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @Kesswylie - 4:53
  2. @MothershipGames - 7:01, 42:32

 

  • Main Topic - 

 

  1. Disclaimer - we’re not talking about the land cycle bc they’re just good. 
  2. Decide over and under. Zack’s turn to set it
  3. Secret list time
  4. How do we feel about Night / Day in commander? Is it relevant in most decks

 

  • Wrap it up

 

    1.  
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  3. Commander Social 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
Sep 8, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - What new 2022 product are you the most excited for? And Why?
      1. Prize - Three packs from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  

 

  • Our LGS has setup an online store!

 

  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!

 

  • Ep 109 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @edhrec - 2:40, 5:04
  2. @MothershipGames - 9:18
  3. @scryfall - 46:12

 

  • Main Topic - Hot Takes or Whatever about Innistrad: Midnight Hunt 

 

  1. Disclaimer - We only have the cards released on or before 09.05.2021 to discuss. 
    1. If you’re into the setting check out these stories from WotC:
  2. The setting: I feel like people really love Innistrad for its horror aspects. Witches, werewolves, ghosts, and vampires are all pretty cool!

 

  • Episode 1: Witch of the Woods - Arlinn

 

  1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/episode-1-witch-woods-2021-09-02

 

  • Tangles - Featuring Wrenn and Six and Teferi

 

    1. Full art black and white basics.
    2. Rare land cycle - enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more other lands
  1. Lands:

 

  • New Mechanics:
  • Day / Night

 

  1. When the game starts, it's neither day nor night
  2. If it's day as a turn begins, and the previous turn's active player didn't cast a spell last turn, it becomes night. Similarly, if it's night as a turn begins if the previous turn's active player cast two or more spells last turn, it becomes day
  3. As it becomes day, all double-faced cards with nightbound transform to their daybound faces. As it becomes night, all double-faced cards with daybound transform to their nightbound faces.

 

  • Disturb

 

  1. Cards can be cast from the graveyard via their disturb cost. 
  2. If these cards go to the graveyard again they are exiled.

 

  • Coven

 

  1. Coven is an ability word that's used to highlight abilities that get better if you control three or more creatures with different powers. 
    1. . For example, a 1/1 creature, a 3/1 creature, and a 4/6 creature have three different powers (specifically, 1, 3, and 4).
  2. Powers refer to a creature’s power, rather than it’s abilities.

 

  • Decayed

 

  1. A creature with decayed can’t block. When it attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat.

 

  • Commander Decks

 

  1. Coven Counters (green-white)
    1.  
    1.  
  2. Undead Unleashed (blue-black)
  3. Speculation on the commander decks

 

  • The Cards

 

  1. I’ve gone through all the previewed cards and have created a list of my favorites. Ryan has not looked at any of the previews, so we will be getting his first time reaction to these cards.
  2. https://scryfall.com/@z4ck38/decks/ade6114e-c790-400e-af52-2d72900c8451?as=list&with=usd

 

  • White

 

  1. Brutal Cathar
  2. Curse of Silence
  3. Enduring Angel
  4. Gavony Dawnguard

 

  • Blue

 

  1. Consider
  2. Ominous Roost
  3. Poppet Sticher
  4. Triskaidekaphile

 

  • Black

 

  1. Curse of Leeches
  2. Gisa, Glorious Resurrector
  3. Graveyard Tresspasser
  4. Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia

 

  • Red

 

  1. Geistflame Reservoir
  2. Terrible Housemate

 

  • Green

 

  1. Saryth, the Viper's Fang
  2. Unnatural Growth
  3. Wrenn and Seven

 

  • Multi-Color

 

  1. Arlinn, the Pack's Hope
  2. Tovolar, Dire Overlord
  3. Sigarda, Champion of Light
  4. Can't Stay Away
  5. Liesa, Forgotten Archangel
  6. Galvanic Iteration
  7. Ghoulcaller's Harvest

 

  • Artifacts

 

    1. The Celestus
    1.  
  1. Wrap it up
  2. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Commander Social 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
  5. Contact Info
  6. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Sep 1, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What new 2022 product are you the most excited for? And Why?
      1. Prize - Three packs from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  2. store.commandersocial.com
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  3. 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!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @wesless_ - 1:34
    2. @MtgProphet - 3:01
    3. @nicksebundy - 3:01
    4. @aotamtg - 4:49
    5. @mrfitzyfitz - 4:49
    6. @colinoclock - 4:49
    7. @ZBexx - 4:49
    8. @MothershipGames - 9:39
    9. @case_vickers - 55:01, 1:05:25
    10. @AlterSleeves - 56:51
    11. @BrandonJRouth - 1:04:14
    12. @jfwong - 1:05:47
    13. @thebeccascott - 1:05:47
    14. @Blackneto_ - 1:05:47
  5. Ep 108 Community Spotlight:
  6. Link to Arena of the Ancients stream with Zack: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1133509353
    1.  Disclaimer, we only have the information released as of 08.29.21. Some of what we say will be conjecture about the future sets. 
    2. Sets
  7. Main Topic - Magic in 2022

 

  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty - Releasing Q1 2022

 

  1. Takes place on Kamigawa, 2,000 years after the events of the original Champions of Kamigawa block.
  2. WotC said they’ve worked with a lot of cultural developers and their regional offices to make sure representation in the new set is done right. 

 

  • Streets of New Capernna - Releasing Q2 2022

 

  1. Originally built by angels but is now dominated by demon-led crime families.
  2. Five three-color crime families will have their own mechanic and play style.
  3. Hopefully they will have shards rather than wedges. 

 

  • Dominaria United - Releasing Q3 2022

 

  1. Returning to where it all started on Dominaria!
  2. Kicking off Magic’s 30th Anniversary 

 

  • The Brothers War - Releasing Q4 2022

 

  1. Set during the war between Urza and Mishra
    1. The aftermath of this war was hinted at in Antiquities. 
    1. Gix
    2. Tocasia
    3. Ashnod
    4. Mishra
    5. Urza!?
  2. Which famous magic characters from this time are we hoping to see?
    1. Artificers right?
  3. What about artifacts?

 

  • Supplemental Sets
  • Unfinity - Releasing second quarter 2022

 

  1. Maro describes the set as a “retro science fiction space carnival/amusement park/circus”
  2. The set takes place at Myra the Magnificent’s Intergalactic Astrotorium of Fun, which Rosewater says is “a space carnival that travels the galaxy with rides you can’t even imagine.”
  3. Will include “space-ic” basic lands that are full art, borderless, and are set around the planet and in space!
  4. Shocklands set in space!

 

  • Battle for Baldur’s Gate: Commanders Legends - Releasing first half of 2022

 

  1. Another DnD set! 
  2. Set in the city of Bauldur’s gate!
  3. New legends as DnD characters and new multiplayer keywords. 
  4. The set will build on 2020’s Commander Legends draftable Commander format. Each pack will contain 20 cards, from which you pick two at a time, to build a 60-card deck with a Commander.

 

  • Jumpstart 2022 - Releasing Q4 of 2022

 

  1. Will include 46 themed packs of 20 cards
  2. Themes like Eldrazi and multi-headed creatures
  3.  Each pack will contain one card that is new to Magic as well as one anime style card.

 

  • Double Masters 2022 - Releasing Summer 2022

 

  1. Will retain the two rares and two foils per pack
  2. Thoughts on reprints?

 

  • Universes Beyond

 

  1. Cards will then be reprinted in a more traditional Magic, non-Street Fighter form some months later as a part of “The List” in set boosters, as will all mechanically unique Universes Beyond cards
  2. You can get these at https://secretlair.wizards.com/us

 

  • Street Fighter - Secret Lair

 

  1. Chung Li - Multikicker

 

  • Fortnite 

 

  1. Two separate Secret Lair drops. 
  2. Both drops will be contain reprints of existing cards with art that features the flavor, characters, and world of Fortnite

 

  • Warhammer 40k - Commander Decks

 

  1. Made up of four Commander decks that will feature new art, brand new cards, and powerful reprints
  2. All decks are set in the dystopian 40k universe

 

  • Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth - Set + Commander Decks

 

  1. Full set and four commander decks
  2. Coming to Magic Online and Magic Arena in addition to tabletop and will be legal in Modern as well as eternal formats, which isn’t standard for Universes Beyond

 

  • Secret Lairs

 

  1. https://secretlair.wizards.com/

 

  • Teferi’s Time Trouble

 

  1. Each card features a “classic” take on how Planeswalker rules might have read in 1994—an impenetrable block of text with reminders to “use counters”
  2. Dack Fayden
  3. Karn, the Great Creator
  4. Teferi, Time Raveler

 

  • Kamigawa Ink

 

  1. Art inspired by traditional Japanese brushwork.
  2. Heartless Hidetsugu, 
  3. Kami of the Crescent Moon
  4. Michiko Konda
  5. Truth Seeker
  6. Reki, the History of Kamigawa
  7. Toshiro Umezawa

 

  • Artist Series: Johannes Voss

 

  1. The cards tell a story in their art and contain a poem by Voss in their flavor text.
  2. Sanctum Prelate
  3. Carpet of Flowers
  4. Sphere of Safety
  5. Karmic Guide.

 

  • Artist Series: Thomas Baxa

 

  1. Ob Nixilis Reignited
  2. Silver Hivelord
  3. Sire of Insanity
  4. Spellskite

 

  • Math is for Blockers

 

  1. Math-inspired art by Alexandre Chaudret
  2. Brazen Borrower
  3. Vindictive Lich
  4. Meandering Towershell
  5. Ohran Frostfang
  6. Thragtusk

 

  • Wrap Up

 

  1. 2022 is going to be a great year for magic! We love that they're diversifying the settings of the new set and the crossover secret lairs.
  2. It’s going to be awesome to bring magic with other fandoms and inversely for magic players to be able to experience their favorite properties through the lens of magic. 
  3. There is a lot of exciting stuff coming next year and that can def hit the wallet pretty hard. That being said, you don’t have to buy everything. 
  4. For Example: I know I’m totally not psyched about a Lord of the Rings set personally, but in the end I’m totally glad it’s coming out for those who are very big LotR fans!
  5. What do you think about what’s coming next year? Did you enjoy this kind of episode summing up everything? Let us Know!

 

  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  3. Commander Social Theme
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    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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  4. Contact Info
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  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
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    5. @case_vickers - 44:52
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    8. @CardTyrant - 48:14
    9. @TooMuchDew - 50:05
  5. Ep 107 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: I’m sure this idea isn’t a brand new one, but we do think it could be a useful tool to folks out there. 
    2. Disclaimer 2: I don’t do this for every deck I built, but it’s most of them.
      1. Do you always find yourself cutting the same card over and over again, right at the end of deck-brewing? Flex spots could be the answer you're looking for
      2. In every deck tech we do you might have noticed we include a slot called the flex spot. 
      3. Having a healthy amount of cards reserved for flex spots, is a good way to ensure you’re not hyper-tuning your deck. This can lead to a lower overall power level. Some folks out there have a hard time not over-tuning (nice place to plug Lenny’s Power Sink series on edhrec: https://edhrec.com/articles/author/lenny-wooley/)
      4. This idea is potentially more useful to folks that brew decks often, and don’t necessarily keep all their decks up-to-date when new cards are released (guilty!). However, I do see some merit to people who have like 3-5 decks that they frequently update. Maybe say earmark 5 cards as like “sandbox play area”. Heck, you could even do this with a star sticker on the inner sleeve
      5. If you use Flex spots in this way, you also greatly increase the chance of a deck feeling more “like you”
        1. Cards that you simply want to play that maybe aren’t synergistic with the deck.
        2. New cards you want to test out and see how good they are.
        3. Pet cards
        4. Extra removal ;-)
        5. Fun cards
        6. Spice!
      6. There are lots of different cards you can include in a flex spot
        1. Zack Examples
          1.  In Roger and Arden I run Grafted Exoskeleton, it is an equipment, so it fits the deck in that way, but It’s also infect which IMO is just fun. 
          2.  I don’t know if Vorpal Sword is good in Yawgmoth, but I want to put it in a flex spot to find out!
          1. Chatterfang
            1. Journey to Eternity
            1. Explosion of Riches
            2. Bladegriff Prototype
            3. Diaochan, Artful Beauty
          2. Zurzoth, Chaos Rider
            1. Chef’s Kiss
            2. Embercleave
          3. Delina, Wild Mage
        2. Ryan Examples
      7. Examples:
        1. Ryan Pet Cards
          1. Ryan is gonna mix-it-up here and list some cards coming-soon-to-a-flex-spot
            1. Wrong Turn
            2. Double Major
            3. Culling Ritual
            4. Rise of the Dread Marn
          1. Bolas’s Citadel
          2. Chromatic Lantern
          3. Search for Azcanta
        2. Zack Pet Cards
          1. Dustin Ivy - Shirei, Shizo’s Caretaker
          2. Case Vickers - Mist-syndicate Naga
          3. Zane - Glaring Spotlight.
          4. Prophet - Trade Routes
          5. CardTyrant -  Sarkhan the Mad
          6. Bill Toenjes - Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
        3. We thought sharing some of our patrons' pet cards might help some folks out there in audience land, maybe get some creative juices flowing. 
      8. The flex spot is also a way to put your own personal touches in a deck.
    3. What is the flex spot?
  6. Main Topic - The Flex Spot
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  9. Commander Social 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
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    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  10. Contact Info
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Aug 18, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Tell us a cool story from a TTRPG game you’ve played. This can be a cool character you’ve created, or a funny moment. If you’re not a TTRPG player it can be any sort of moment from any game, just share something fun
      1. Prize - $20 gift card to mothership
  2. store.commandersocial.com
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  3. You can find us on Twitter
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    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!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 8:04
    2. @getkeeps - 6:54
    3. @scryfall - 11:56
  5. Ep 106 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: This is still very much a work in progress!
      1. It’s called Classmander because you start with one of the 12 class cards in the Command zone:
        1. https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=type%3Aclass
          1. Zack and Ryan discuss which class they would start with, and maybe look into what starting creature they would pick
            1. Zack - Warlock Class
              1. Cabal Initiate
              2. Leech Fanatic
              3. Promising Duskmage
              1. Ranger
                1. Norwood Ranger
                2. Orochi Ranger
            2. Ryan - Bard/Ranger/Rogue are tempting
        2. I think we can have the same kind of tax on your class card, as you have on a normal Commander
        3. The plan is also to start with a vanilla-ish creature in the Command zone, preferably of the same creature type as your class (Currently no Fighter or Sorcerer)
          1. It might be cool to let characters multi-class after a certain level, plus this would allow for decks to be 3 or more colors.
        4. By the end of the campaign (or maybe multiple campaigns) have a legendary creature, a class, and a 100 card singleton deck, hence the name Classmander.
    2. The idea: Play many games of Classmander over a long period of time, similar to a D&D campaign length. Basically a TTRPG but instead of dice rolling to resolve combat, you play games of Magic.
      1. We have 3 spreadsheets so far (see, it’s serious!)
        1. Monster Manual
          1. This is the least fleshed out bit so far. 
            1. You could also have a higher-level skeleton deck that runs cards like Skeletal Swarming and Death Baron
          2. The idea for this is to create “encounter decks”, so for example you could have a skeleton deck with regenerating creatures, that the players will have to team up to get out of the way, because regenerating taps the creature
          1. This is a spreadsheet with a tab for each class. I went through the exercise of creating the starting level 1 Cleric deck (I have added cards to some of the other Classes, but very few). 
            1. Cleric
              1. Classmanders: Kitsune Diviner, Keepers of the faith, Samite Healer
                1. The idea is for the deck to be as “bad” as possible at the start. The lower you start, the more you have to gain, and that’s going to be the fun part of this game, Character progression!
                1. Avacyn's Collar
                2. Healer's Headdress
                3. Potion of Healing
                4. Shield of the Realm
                5. True-Faith Censer (see the flavor coming through!!!!)
              2. Class Specific Cards
                1. Fifty Feet of Rope
                2. Adventuring Gear
                3. Blazing Torch
                4. Explorer's Scope
                5. Dungeon Map
              3. Cards that could go in ANY starting deck
              1. Paladin's Shield
              2. Sigil of Valor
            2. Paladin
              1. Sorcerer’s Wand
            3. Sorcerer
              1. Blinding Powder
              2. Thieve’s Tools
            4. Rogue
        2. Class Guide
          1. Rules Tab
            1. Place to put all the general stuff
            1. The idea here is that you can put any sort of equipment or artifact or book. You know, flavorful stuff like Bag of Holding. Basically people playing in pods/campaigns will ask to have certain cards they want to add to their decks added to the item list
          2. Items Tab
            1. Same idea as the items tab, but with creatures you want to add to your deck. Might start off with a base price for common, and then more for an uncommon, and more for rare, and more still for mythic Rare. Maybe legendary creatures cost a bunch? Still playing with this idea
          3. Hirelings
            1. The idea here is that we can have a Drizzt deck, or a Minsc deck. Some adventurer that can show up and either help the players, or be an obstacle.
          4. NPCs
            1. This is going to be a template, like the kind you print out for D&D characters, it’s still pretty rough currently.
          5. Character Sheet
            1. There isn’t much here, but the idea is that by level 20, which should be max level, you will have:
              1. Starting life total of 40 (maybe we can let this go lower/higher based on class?)
              2. 7 Starting hand size
              3. A cool legendary creature at the helm of your deck
              4. Lots of sweet cards in your deck. We can even have some cards gifted to each character upon level up
          6. Level Up Guide
        3. Classmander Core Rulebook
    3. Let’s flesh out the details a bit more
      1. We do not have a campaign created, but would be cool if we eventually get there.
      2. In the meantime, it might be fun to get a party together, and just play a few rounds against some of the encounter decks, and see what leveling up could look like
        1. The idea here is that all good adventurers take the time to keep their skills sharp, so why not have a sparring match (Montage!) against 3 other players of similar level? Good way to gain experience, and maybe gold.
      3. We’re gonna need a montage!
    4. How do you get experience?
      1. The plan is to let Patrons contribute to the spreadsheets. Ideally, a single patron could take on the challenge of creating the level 1 deck for a particular class. 
      2. Also, we plan to add a Slack channel, so that people can share ideas. Say, like Zane wants to make the Sorcerer deck, but maybe Andy Bentley has some ideas to share, 
    5. Do you want to get involved?
      1. What do you think of this idea? Is this something you’d be interested in participating in? If so, hit us up on Patreon.com/commandersocial. Was this a fun/entertaining episode? Please let us know.
    6. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Classmander
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  9. Commander Social 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 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Aug 11, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Tell us a cool story from a TTRPG game you’ve played. This can be a cool character you’ve created, or a funny moment. If you’re not a TTRPG player it can be any sort of moment from any game, just share something fun
      1. Prize - $20 gift card to mothership
  2. store.commandersocial.com
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  3. 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!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 1:38, 7:34
    2. @CotB1 - 7:18
    3. @moxfieldmtg - 48:33
  5. Ep 105 Community Spotlight:
    1. Read the Commander!
      1. Decklist is here: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/RWbvf2Nxm06S7Q9erIlNTg
    2. Deck genesis: Zack mentioned this card should be in my top 8 list, and it really should have! Not sure how I missed this. It’s kinda hard for me to say no to making a mono-red deck, and if you recall I talked about how Sword of Hearth and Home can do blink stuff in non-traditional colors. This lead me to see how mono-red Blink can work, and I think it can work pretty well!
      1. Mindclaw Shaman!
      2. Solemn Simulacrum (Note, Delina exiles, so we don’t get death triggers unless we have some sort of sac outlet.)
      3. Emrakul’s Hatcher
      4. Dire Fleet Daredevil
      5. Fanatic of Mogis
      6. Godo, Bandit Warlord (cause there is a bit of an equipment sub-theme)
      7. Imperial Recruiter
      8. Goblin Engineer
      9. Vengeful Ancestor
      10. Plundering Barbarian
      11. Rapacious Dragon
    3. Blink Targets
      1. Liquimetal Torque
      2. Burnished Hart
      3. Pilgrim’s Eye
    4. Ramp
      1. Rogue’s Passage
      2. Access Tunnel
      3. Whispersilk Cloak
      4. Trailblazer’s Boots
      5. Zephyr Boots
    5. Make Delina survive combat
      1. Sword of Hearth and Home
      2. Erratic Portal
      3. Conjurer’s Closet
      4. Mirror March (doesn’t work with tokens from Delina)
      5. Flameshadow Conjuring (same)
    6. Backup Blink
      1. Barbarian Class
      2. Panharmonicon
      3. Harmonic Prodigy
      4. Embercleave
    7. Flex
      1. Seasoned Pyromancer ($37)
      2. Fury ($10)
      3. Imperial Recruiter ($10)
      4. Thought-Knot Seer ($5)
      5. Lithoform Engine($10)
      6. Embercleave ($8)
      7. Aggravated Assault ($19)
        1. Total: $144 (This would put you right at $100
          1. https://scryfall.com/@greenegeek/decks/27c014a3-45a2-46df-b8ec-7c9977e91c58
        2. There are LOTS of cards with comes into play abilities that you could use, here are some of my favorites:
      8. Ancient Tomb ($45)
    8. Some Cards that could easily be removed to reduce budget, that aren’t integral to the way the deck functions.
  6. Main Topic - Delina, Wild Mage Deck Tech
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  9. Commander Social 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 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jul 28, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What is the spiciest thing you’ve ever eaten and how did it go?
      1. Prize - Anything from the brand new Commander Social Store
  2. store.commandersocial.com
    1. BJ - @CotB1
    2. Ryan - @greenegeek
    3. Zack - @z4ck38
    4. Together - @commandersocial  
  3. 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!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @cjovalle - 2:26, 19:03, 47:34, 1:01:17
    2. @DLairAustin - 3:51, 46:48, 1:06:05
    3. @MothershipGames - 12:11, 40:43
    4. @coL_Amazonian - 13:43
    5. @commandcast - 1:06:27
  5. Ep 104 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: There’s not going to be a lot of talk about Magic this episode, so please let us know what you think of the episode
      1. How long you’ve been playing D&D, how long you’ve done the DM thing, I know you got a module published, etc etc
        1. Murder at Myrefall (A Cabin created adventure)
          1. Drivethroughrpg.com (place to get these books)
        2. The Studied Summoner
      2. Vorlen Publishing
      3. Collaborations with Carlos
    2. BJ’s credentials
      1. History as it relates to D&D (Being the original that spawned the rest).
      2. Different systems out there and what BJ is currently playing or has played.
    3. Overview of TTRPG (Tabletop Roleplaying Games)
      1. What are some things people can expect?
      2. Common misconceptions?
    4. Why get into D&D?
      1. Bare minimum, books, dice, etc
        1. I used to really enjoy reading the manuals when I was a kid
      2. Pathfinder Society
      3. Adventures League
      4. No thank you evil (http://www.nothankyouevil.com/)
      5. warhorn.net
      6. Does the bare minimum differ if you plan on being the DM?
      7. What people might want to think about getting down the road?
      8. Aonprd.com
    5. What people need to start
      1. What is the right number of people to be in a group?
      2. Define stuff up front: How often you want to play, etc etc
      3. Testing out gameplay through Adventure League or Pathfinder Society.
    6. Forming a Group
      1. VTT (Virtual Tabletops like Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, Maptools, etc..)
      2. Online Character Builders
      3. Online Rules Resources
    7. Online resources
      1. What does it take to be a good DM?
      2. Any tips for rookies just starting out on the DM path?
      3. Setting expectations (IE What kind of campaign you’re running).
    8. Being a Dungeon Master (DM)
      1. What does it take to be a good player?
      2. How a bad player can ruin the game for everyone (Not bad as in the don’t know the rules, but bad as in they are abusing the rules or the game itself for personal enjoyment).
      3. Setting expectations (What are you looking to get out of the game?).
    9. Being a player
  6. Main Topic - How to get into D&D
  7. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  9. Commander Social 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 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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