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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

Jan 19, 2022
  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 125 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MtgProphet - 3:48, 26:49, 39:00
  2. @dpkrausejr - 3:48
  3. @MothershipGames - 7:10
  4. @Card_Kingdom - 15:05
  5. @MTGMoo - 26:01
  6. @moxfieldmtg - 55:25

 

  • Main Topic - Sythis, Harvest's Hand
  • Disclaimer:

 

    1. There should def be something here.
  1. Shout out to the listeners who helped me on twitter!

 

  • Read Sythis, Harvest’s Hand

 

  1. About
    1. I’ve always wanted to make an enchantment deck, as enchantments are one of my favorite types of cards. I’ve tried in the past and the result has always been meh. I also have never built a g/w deck before and wanted to start the new year with a new color combination. 

 

  • Green without the ramp?

 

  1. Abundant Growth
  2. Fertile Ground
  3. Gift of Paradise
  4. Overgrowth
  5. Sanctum Weaver
  6. Karametra, God of Harvests
  7. Smothering Tithe

 

  • Enchanting Enchantresses

 

  1. Argothian Enchantress
  2. Femeref Enchantress
  3. Mesa Enchantress
  4. Verduran Enchantress
  5. Eidolon of Blossoms
  6. Enchantress's Presence

 

  • Synergistic Removal that Synergizes 

 

  1. Kenrith's Transformation
  2. Soul Snare
  3. Darksteel Mutation
  4. Lignify
  5. Seal of Primordium
  6. Banishing Light

 

  • Enchantments that make you say, “PAWGERS!!!”

 

  1. Blind Obedience
  2. Mirari's Wake
  3. Aura Shards
  4. City of Solitude
  5. Ghostly Prison
  6. Aurification
  7. Court of Grace
  8. Teleportation Circle
  9. Holistic Wisdom
  10. Fountain Watch

 

  • Recursion, AKA Getting the Band Back Together

 

  1. Hall of Heliod's Generosity
  2. Auramancer 
  3. Eternal Witness

 

  • Win conditions?

 

  1. Starfield of Nyx
    1. Flickering Ward / Whip Silk / Broken Fall
  2.  Sigil of the Empty Throne
    1. Mirari’s Wake pumps these
    2. Skullclamp can draw cards
  3. Siona, Captain of the Pyleas / Shielded by Faith

 

  • What Ryan’s Heart Wants

 

  1. Cloud Key
  2. Open the Vaults
  3. Endless Wurm
  4. Sphere of Safety
  5. Satyr Enchanter
  6. Solitary Confinement
  7. Heliod's Pilgrim

 

  • Brewing on a budget - Cuts

 

  1. Argothian Enchantress
  2. Endurance
  3. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
  4. Force of Vigor
  5. Enlightened Tutor
  6. Idyllic Tutor
  7. Smothering Tithe
  8. City of Solitude

 

  • Summary

 

  1. What do you think of this deck? Does it sound as enchanting to you as it does to us? Did we miss any cards? Let us know!

 

  • 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 2022 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jan 12, 2022
  1. patreon.com/commandersocial
  2. 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 124 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 8:41
  2. @moxfieldmtg - 10:50
  3. @GingerJ0E - 15:36
  4. @MtgProphet - 21:27
  5. @AlterSleeves - 32:39
  6. @GavinVerhey - 1:08:41

 

  • Main Topic 
  • Disclaimer:

 

  1. We are in no way MTG Finance specialists. Also, these are just our thoughts, and all of this is fairly subjective. Every person’s situation is different, and what may be worth it to us may NOT be worth it to you, and that’s OK!
  2. We aren’t going to read out the cards this episode (please let us know if you like this or not). Also, there is a link to the moxfield list below, and you can View: Text, Group: Color, Sort:Price that list.

 

  • Cards that are good are for their value

 

    1. We are realizing (more and more each day) that Magic cards are expensive. The thought of convincing someone new to play Commander is hard. So, I thought maybe this is something that could help newer players, or at the least help folks that got some Gift Cards for Christmas
  1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=%28rarity%3Ar+OR+rarity%3Am%29&order=edhrec&as=checklist
  2. https://www.moxfield.com/decks/tJoBg03YVEGlJiuXhHupKQ
  3. Red
  4. Green
  5. Multi-Colored
  6. Colorless

 

  • Summary

 

  1. We hope everyone out there in Audience Land had a good year, and we’re looking forward to spending more time with y’all in 2022!

 

  • 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 2022 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jan 5, 2022
  1. store.commandersocial.com

 

  • You can find us on Twitter

 

    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    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 120 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 6:10
  2. @moxfieldmtg - 7:47, 22:34
  3. @edhrec - 13:30

 

  • Main Topic - Magic Cards are Expensive
  • Disclaimer:

 

  1. We are in no way MTG Finance specialists. Also, these are just our thoughts, and all of this is fairly subjective. Every person’s situation is different, and what may be worth it to us may NOT be worth it to you, and that’s OK!
  2. We aren’t going to read out the cards this episode (please let us know if you like this or not). Also, there is a link to the moxfield list below, and you can View: Text, Group: Color, Sort:Price that list.

 

  • Cards that are good are for their value

 

    1. We are realizing (more and more each day) that Magic cards are expensive. The thought of convincing someone new to play Commander is hard. So, I thought maybe this is something that could help newer players, or at the least help folks that got some Gift Cards for Christmas
  1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=%28rarity%3Ar+OR+rarity%3Am%29&order=edhrec&as=checklist
  2. https://www.moxfield.com/decks/tJoBg03YVEGlJiuXhHupKQ

 

  • Summary

 

  1. We hope everyone out there in Audience Land had a good year, and we’re looking forward to spending more time with y’all in 2022!

 

  • 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 2022 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Dec 29, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - What is the best gift you’ve ever given? Doesn’t have to be a Christmas gift. Share a cool story with how you surprised or delighted someone in your life
    2. Prize - Crimson Vow Collector’s 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 120 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 9:05
  2. @MtgProphet - 0:59, 21:33, 37:40, 43:21, 46:46
  3. @dpkrausejr - 15:38
  4. @andyhullbone - 37:40, 37:40
  5. @LennyWooley - 37:40, 43:21
  6. @MikeMac389 - 37:40
  7. @MTGMoo - 43:21
  8. @case_vickers - 43:21, 51:40

 

  • Main Topic - Top 8 Commanders for 2021

 

    1. Disclaimer: 2021 was a weird year. Neither Ryan nor I played at our LGS, nor did they open for play. Due to this Ryan was able to play less due to time restrictions. I played quite a bit in the first half of the year but began to both drop off in playing and recording games, so I would say my data represents the first half of the year. 
      1. Explain how we recorded all the results
        1. Ryan
          1. Take notes with Phone, and then transfer to a spreadsheet at the end of the year
          2. I’ll make a template from my spreadsheet and share it with all of you!
          1. Google Sheet
        2. Zack
        1. Date
        2. Location
        3. Player 1 (usually me): Deck Played
        4. Player 2: Deck Played
        5. Player N: Deck Played
        6. Did player 1 win the game?
        7. Wincon: How the game was won
        8. One or two-sentence summary of who won, and how they won
      2. An entry looks like so:
    2. Methodology
    3. Spreadsheet link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iThWvnkrqHSVTtUUbV3F7jGEmdzC1qIrrpG_WoxmDfU/edit?usp=sharing
      1. How many games were played by each of us?
      2. How many games we played with together
      3. Where did we play most often?
      4. What percentage of games were 2,3,4,5,6 players?
      5. Did those going first win at a higher percentage than subsequent players in a game?
        1.  How many times?
      6. (Which deck did each of us play the most? (Each guess)
        1. Dive in a bit here
      7. Which decks had the best win percentage?
      8. How many different decks have we played over the year
      9. How many different people did we play against this year?
        1. Who did I have the best record against? (played 5 or more times)
        2. Who did I have the worst record against? (played 5 or more times)
      10. Notable win/loss ratios against people? (Both of us)
      11. Ryan’s overall win/loss percentage?
      12. Zack’s overall win/loss percentage?
    4. To the Numbers!
    1. We hope everyone out there in Audience Land had a good year, and we’re looking forward to spending more time with y’all in 2022!
  1. 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
Dec 15, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - What is the best gift you’ve ever given? Doesn’t have to be a Christmas gift. Share a cool story with how you surprised or delighted someone in your life
    2. Prize - Crimson Vow Collector’s 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 121 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @MothershipGames - 6:47
  2. @scryfall - 8:19, 57:14
  3. @UrsaBearwalker - 11:37
  4. @LenaSketchin - 52:14

 

  • Main Topic - Top 8 Commanders for 2021

 

    1. Disclaimer: We didn’t include any lands that just add mana, we know they are good. We also only included cards that are good in the 99, because we did top 8 Commanders last week.
      1. Scryfall search
        1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=legal%3Acommander+%28rarity%3Ar+OR+rarity%3Am%29+-is%3Areprint+year%3D2021&unique=cards&as=grid&order=name
        1. Ryan’s turn to set the over/under
      2. Top 8 Secret List Style
      3. Summary
      4. What do you think about our lists? What are your favorite cards from this year?
    2. Wrap it up
    3.  
  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
Dec 8, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - What is the best gift you’ve ever given? Doesn’t have to be a Christmas gift. Share a cool story with how you surprised or delighted someone in your life
    2. Prize - Crimson Vow Collector’s 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 120 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @edhrec - 0:30, 27:30
  2. @MothershipGames - 7:15
  3. @scryfall - 8:34, 56:30
  4. @hate_your_deck - 26:50
  5. @case_vickers - 28:30
  6. @commandcast - 29:56
  7. @MtgProphet - 35:14
  8. @Blackneto_ - 37:53

 

  • Main Topic - Top 8 Commanders for 2021

 

    1. Disclaimer: We didn’t include cards like Euroakus (Heroes of the Realm - These cards are specifically created for Wizards of the Coast in very limited numbers, and handed out by the execs to some of their employees as a token of appreciation.) Nor the MtG Alchemy Arena only cards (for example: Gitrog, Horror of Zhava)
      1. Scryfall search
        1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=%28rarity%3Ar+OR+rarity%3Am%29+-is%3Areprint+is%3Acommander+year%3D2021&unique=cards&as=grid&order=name
        1. Zack’s turn to set the over/under
      2. Top 8 Secret List Style
      3. Summary
      4. What do you think about Jacob? Is this the kinda deck you want to try out? How do you feel about the overly large budget? What cards would YOU add?
    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
Dec 1, 2021

 

  • Patreon

 

    1. Patreon Contest - What is the best gift you’ve ever given? Doesn’t have to be a Christmas gift. Share a cool story with how you surprised or delighted someone in your life
    2. Prize - Crimson Vow Collector’s 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 119 Community Spotlight:

 

  1. @TheKristenEmily - 2:35
  2. @MothershipGames - 5:47
  3. @scryfall - 12:40
  4. @MicahMTG - 37:34, 50:52
  5. @MtgProphet - 39:04, 47:59
  6. @edhrec - 55:39

 

  • Main Topic - Jacob Hauken

 

  1. Disclaimer: This deck is NOT budget friendly. I kinda challenged Ryan to make this deck as busted as possible. ($1441.87)
    1. Link to deck: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/RzBGSYZDgE6cRRLBTK12-w
  2. Read Jacob Hauken

 

  • I’m not playing a Show and Tell deck, YOU’RE playing a Show and Tell deck!

 

  1. Show and Tell
  2. Omniscience
  3. Mystical Tutor

 

  • Cards that may or may not have secret volcano hideouts

 

  1. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur (Many of us just got the Praetor Secret Lair in)
  2. Sphinx of the Second Sun
  3. Tidespout Tyrant
  4. Hullbreaker Horror
  5. Memnarch
  6. Alrund’s Epiphany
  7. Nexus of Fate

 

  • He’s still Jakey from the Block

 

  1. Chromatic Orrery
  2. Grim Monolith
  3. Mana Crypt
  4. Mana Vault
  5. High Tide
  6. 4x Mox (Amber, Chrome, Diamond, Opal) 27 artifacts (3 creatures, 2 lands, 22 normal)
  7. 5x 2 mana rocks 

 

  • We’ve secretly replaced your high-costed cards with Folger’s Crystals

 

  1. Sea Gate Restoration
  2. Temporal Mastery
  3. Treasure Cruise
  4. Dig Through Time

 

  • What’s on the Top?!?!?!

 

  1. Sensei’s Divining Top
  2. Brainstorm
  3. Search for Azcanta
  4. Long-Term Plans (Thanks Micah!)
  5. Future Sight (Thanks Prophet!)
  6. Soothsaying
  7. Scroll Rack

 

  • You wouldn’t hit a man with a magnifying glass, would you?

 

  1. Fierce Guardianship
  2. Force of Will
  3. Curator’s Ward (Thanks Prophet!)

 

  • Weird Flex spot, but okay

 

  1. Wizard’s Spellbook
  2. Paradox Haze (Thanks Micah!)
  3. Mind’s Dilation

 

  • Summary

 

    1. What do you think about Jacob? Is this the kinda deck you want to try out? How do you feel about the overly large budget? What cards would YOU add?
    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 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
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    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
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    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
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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
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