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Now displaying: March, 2022

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, 2022

Let’s Talk About Green - Ep134

 

  1. https://store.commandersocial.com

 

  1. You can find us on Twitter
  1. Ryan - @greenegeek
  2. Zack - @z4ck38
  3. Together - @commandersocial  
    1. 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
      4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
        1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
  • Ep 134 Community Spotlight:
      1. @LennyWooley - 0:52
      2. @iskall85 - 5:08
      3. @MothershipGames - 7:37
      4. @scryfall - 8:06
      5. @edhrec - 14:03
  • Main Topic - A Case for Green
      1. Vault Hunters link- https://vaulthunters.gg/
      2. https://scryfall.com/@z4ck38/decks/fbb9c44d-55cb-4848-a9a4-47505c429541
      3. Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong here. Everyone has feelings, and all feelings are valid. This is an attempt to encourage discussion. 
      4. It seems like with each new set over the past few years green tends to get more and more powerful cards. I’ve heard many players argue maybe even too many good cards. 
        1. Let’s talk about Green in general here, for just a few minutes
      5. What Green Does Well
        1. Ramp - playing against green can be hard due to other players ramping. You can feel left hopelessly behind when your opponent has twenty lands and you have a mere five.
          1. Azusa Lost But Seeking
          2. Dryad of the Elysian Groove
          3. Cultivate
          4. Farseek
          5. Mana Dorks
          6. Carpet of Flowers
          7. Nyxbloom Ancient
          8. Gaea’s Cradle
          9. Growing Rites of Itlmoc
  • How to Combat what Green ramp
          1. This is kinda tough, because MLD is frowned upon in Commander (I don’t particularly like playing against it)
          2. Confounding Conundrum is a step in the right direction I think
          3. Some of these cards are also unfun to play against :(
            1. Punish lands
              1. Ankh of Mishra
              2. Zo-zu the Punisher
              3. Tunnel Ignus
              4. Anathemancer
              5. Price of Progress
              6. Root Maze
              7. Treacherous Terrain
            2. Hinder Search
              1. Aven Mindcensor
              2. Stranglehold
              3. Ashiok Dream Render
              4. Opposition Agent
            3. Destroy MOST lands
              1. Keldon Firebombers
              2. Natural Balance
  • Graveyard Recursion
          1. Eternal Witness 
          2. Noxious Revival
          3. Reclaim
          4. Bala Ged Recovery
  • Removal
          1. Force of Vigor
          2. Beast WIthin
          3. Return to Nature
  • Effective and Aggressivly Costed Creatures
          1. Temur Sabertooth
          2. Craterhoof Behemoth
          3. Rampaging Baloths
          4. Scute Swarm
          5. Scavaging Ooze
  • Other Just Good Cards
        1. Sylvan Library
        2. Doubling Season
        3. The Great Henge
        4. Concordant Crossroads
        5. Survival of the Fittest
        6. Seedborn Muse
        7. Reclamation Sage
        8. Guardian Project
        9. Veil of Summer
        10. The Great Henge
      1.  

 

  1. Summary
    1. How do you feel about Green? Is Green RAMPantly out of control? Any cards we missed?
  • Wrap it up
  1. Keep it Social!
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Commander Social Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Contact Info
    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
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. © Copyright 2022 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Mar 24, 2022
    1. https://store.commandersocial.com
  • You can find us on Twitter
      1. Ryan - @greenegeek
      2. Zack - @z4ck38
      3. Together - @commandersocial
    1. Our LGS has setup an online store!
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
      1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
      2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
      3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  • Ep 133 Community Spotlight:
      1.  @NH118 - 0:40
      2. @MothershipGames - 7:06
      3. @scryfall - 7:54
      4. @edhrec - 7:54
  • Main Topic - Lesser Used Lands
  • Disclaimer: 
  • We did a scryfall search for colorless lands, and sorted by EDHRec relevancy descending, so this should get us the least used lands. We also, manually excluded lands that can tap for a color of mana.
  • For contrast, the most used:
        1. A little over a million decks 1018273
        2. Reliquary Tower (278936 - 27%)
        3. Rogue’s Passage (166203 - 16%)
        4. Ancient Tomb (132828 - 13%)
          1. Buried Ruin (62946 - 6%)
          1. If Ancient Tomb is cheating, and we want lands that do SOMETHING besides tap for mana, 3rd place would be:
  • The Lands
        1. Isolated Watchtower (in 4551 decks)
        2. Endless Sands (5411)
        3. Mirrorpool (8597)
        4. Mutavault (9612)
        5. Swarmyard (9629) - This one is a little niche
        6. Drownyard Temple (9751)
        7. Witch’s Clinic (9963)
        8. Detection Tower (10178)
        9. Terrain Generator (10630)
        10. Cryptic Caves (11324)
  • Summary - What do you think about these lands? Do you run any of these? Are there any we missed that you think are good? Let us know!
  • Wrap it up
  1. Keep it Social!
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Commander Social Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Contact Info
    1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    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
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. © Copyright 2022 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Mar 9, 2022
    1. https://store.commandersocial.com
  • You can find us on Twitter
      1. Ryan - @greenegeek
      2. Zack - @z4ck38
      3. Together - @commandersocial
    1. 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
      4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
        1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
  • Ep 132 Community Spotlight:
      1. @MothershipGames - 7:00
      2. @scryfall - 9:31
      3. @commandcast - 24:03
  • Main Topic - Cards we want
  • Disclaimer: These are cards that Ryan and I personally want, we’re not saying these are god-tier cards for EDH. 
        1. Zack and I are lucky enough to have been playing for a long time, and have gotten cards before they got very expensive!
        2. Not discussing Promos
        3. Prices were taken from scryfall.
  • The other interesting bit is the cards we are listing are based on our playstyles, personal preferences, and collections, which are both fairly deep, probably more so than the average player. 

 

  • Summary - What do you think about the cards we want? Do you want them too? What are some cards you’d like to pick up?
  • Wrap it up
  1. Keep it Social!
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Commander Social Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Contact Info
    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
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. © Copyright 2022 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Mar 2, 2022
    1. https://store.commandersocial.com
  • You can find us on Twitter
      1. Ryan - @greenegeek
      2. Zack - @z4ck38
      3. Together - @commandersocial
    1. 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
      4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
        1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
  • Ep 131 Community Spotlight:
      1. @MothershipGames - 7:01
      2. @MtgProphet - 9:36, 17:31, 20:00, 48:58
      3. @moxfieldmtg - 18:38
  • Main Topic - Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos: Deck Tech
  • Disclaimer: Not a budget friendly deck, but could absolutely be built that way
      1. Huge Shoutout to Prophet!
      2. Read the Commander
        1. There are some PRICY versions of this card…
      3. Decklist: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/oO0udNo92UG78oELs9pw5Q
      4. Lands or lack thereof
        1. 5 mdfc
          1. Hagra Mauling
          2. Kazuul’s Fury
          3. Malakir Rebirth
          4. Valakut Awakening
          5. Zof Consumption
          6. Could also include Shatterskull Smashing and Agadeem’s Awakening
      5. What’s on the top?!?!
        1. Scroll Rack
        2. Sensei’s Divining Top
        3. Timesifter (Could really paint a target)
        4. Vampiric Tutor
        5. Scheming Symmetry
        6. Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire
        7. Sin Prodder
        8. Keen Duelist
        9. Baneful Omen
      6. Why Grandma, what big Mana Value you have
        1. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
        2. Emrakul, the Promised End
        3. Apex of Power
        4. Scion of Draco
      7. BANG! For your buck (4.26 average mana value, the curve is quite high!)
        1. Blasphemous Act
        2. Chandra’s Incinerator
        3. Ingot Chewer
        4. Shriekmaw
        5. Boom // Bust
        6. Dead Drop
        7. Insult // Injury
        8. Never // Return
        9. Volcanic Salvo
        10. Bedeck // Bedazzle
        11. Murderous Cut
        12. Curtain’s Call
        13. The Cauldron of Eternity
      8. It’s Flex Manning Day!
        1. Prosper, Tome-Bound
        2. Vial Smasher the Fierce
        3. Toralf, God of Fury
        4. Wild-Magic Sorcerer
        5. Glistening Oil
        6. Phyresis
  • Summary
      1. What do you think about Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos? Is this the type of deck you can get behind? What other Legends from #MTGNeo are brewing?
  • Wrap it up
  1. Keep it Social!
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. Commander Social Theme
    1. Title - Trap Sport
    2. By - jorikbasov
    3. https://pixabay.com/music/future-bass-trap-sport-4348/
  4. Contact Info
    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
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  5. © Copyright 2022 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
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