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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

Sep 18, 2018

MtG Accessories Review

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @BCWSupplies
      1. 00:14:26
      2. 00:34:13
    2. @Card_Kingdom - 00:57:58
    3. @Cathaoir1 - 00:55:44
      1. 00:16:25
      2. 00:27:08
      3. 00:45:45
    4. @commandcast
    5. @commanderinmtg - 00:24:03
    6. Dragon Shield - 00:17:57
      1. 00:11:51
      2. 00:13:52
      3. 00:15:10
    7. KMC
    8. Monster Deck Boxes - 00:28:43
    9. @MothershipGames - 00:27:47
      1. 00:47:42
      2. 00:51:41
    10. @MTGApps
    11. @mutility - 00:46:51
    12. @stanleytools - 00:31:12
    13. @StarCityGames - 00:29:29
      1. 00:10:46
      2. 00:12:08
      3. 00:15:58
      4. 00:24:57
    14. @TolarianCollege
      1. 00:02:31
      2. 00:20:16
      3. 00:26:14
      4. 00:40:57
      5. 00:42:41
      6. 00:53:38
    15. @UltimateGuard
      1. 00:16:25
      2. 00:27:07
      3. 00:35:42
      4. 00:56:56
    16. @UltraProIntl
  2. Ep 65 Community Spotlight:
    1. Homage to The Professor
      1. TCC Report Card - http://www.tolariancommunitycollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TCCReportCardLive.pdf
      2. Ice Bucket Challenge (Double Sleeves FTW) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKrU35UDH18
      1. KMC Perfect Fits
        1. https://www.kmcsleeves.com/products.php?cat=Perfect+Size
        1. https://www.kmcsleeves.com/products.php?cat=4
      2. KMC Hyper Mat
        1. https://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php?products_id=6429
      3. Eclipse Sleeves (Packs of 100 now, as I learned from Command Zone)
        1. http://www.dragonshield.com/standard-sleeves/matte-100
      4. Dragon Shield
    2. Sleeves
      1. Ultimate Guard Flip N Tray
        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/flip-n-tray/flip-n-tray-100-xenoskin
      2. 200 Card Twin Flip N Tray Xenoskin Deck Case - https://www.amazon.com/Card-Twin-Flip-Xenoskin-Black/dp/B016CWIEMK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1535859571&sr=8-7&keywords=ultimate+guard

        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/boulder/boulder-100-deck-case
      3. Ultimate Guard Boulder
        1. https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=71_138
      4. WotC Ultra Pro
    3. Deck Boxes
      1. Stanley 10 compartment box: https://www.zoro.com/stanley-compartment-box-10-compartments-014710r/i/G0295827/feature-product?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwa689JKb3QIVDBlpCh3Ghgz9EAQYAiABEgLxnfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
      2. Standard 800/1000 count BCW cardboard boxes: https://www.bcwsupplies.com/800-card-storage-box
      3. Library Card Catalog
        1. Ultimate Guard QuadRow ZipFolio: https://ultimateguard.com/en/quadrow/quadrow-zipfolio
        2. Ultra Pro 4 Row Binders: https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=69_180
      4. Binders
    4. Home Storage
      1. Superhive
        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/superhive/superhive-550
      2. Ultimate Guard Arkhive 400+ XenoSkin Card Game, Green, One Size - https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guard-Arkhive-XenoSkin-Green/dp/B01MAXUCDJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1535859571&sr=8-3&keywords=ultimate+guard&dpID=31vcOKu8WUL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    5. Travel Storage
      1. Lifelinker App
        1. https://collected.company/lifelinker/
        1. http://slie.ch/mutility/
      2. Mutility
        1. MTG Trades - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtg-trades/id736701892?mt=8
        2. MTG Guide - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtg-guide/id378754271
      3. Tangent: Speaking of Apps, there are these two excellent MtG companion apps for the iPhone
        1. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/File:Life_Counter_Arsenal.jpg
      4. Spin Down Dial Life Counter (Like from Commander Anthology 2017)
    6. Life Trackers
      1. Ultimate Guard Mat Case
        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/accessories/flip-n-tray-mat-case
        1. https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=70_141
      2. Ultra Pro Mats
      3. Card kingdom - The Command Center - https://www.cardkingdom.com/mtg-supplies/the-command-center
    7. Playmats
  3. Main Topic - Accessories
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info



May 29, 2018

Battlebond Set Review

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @CCOPodcast - 00:04:17
    2. @commanderinmtg - 00:04:17, 00:26:38
    3. @CommandTime - 00:04:17
    4. @MothershipGames - 00:07:21
    5. @GavinVerhey - 00:26:38, 01:01:53
    6. @CommandersBrew - 00:28:42
    7. @GabySpartz - 00:33:42
  2. Ep 49 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: Just the cards spoiled up until 5/24
    2. Battlebond cards not available in Gatherer yet, so check them out here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/battlebond-2018-05-25
      1. Regna, the Redeemer & Krav, the Unredeemed
      2. Will Kenrith & Rowan Kenrith
      3. Toothy, Imaginary Friend & Pir, Imaginative Rascal
      4. Virtus the Veiled & Gorm the Great
      5. Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom & Okaun, Eye of Chaos
      6. Sylvia Brightspear & Khorvath Brightflame
    3. Partners
      1. Arena Rector
      2. Play of the Game
      3. Regna’s Sanction
      4. Brightling
    4. White
      1. Arcane Artisan
      2. Fumble
      3. Game Plan
      4. Huddle Up
      5. Out of Bounds
      6. Spellseeker
    5. Blue
      1. Archfiend of Despair
      2. Stunning Reversal
      3. Thrilling Encore
      4. Virtus’s Maneuver
    6. Black
      1. Bonus Round
      2. Najeela, the Blade-Blossum
      3. Korvath’s Fury
      4. Stolen Strategy
    7. Red
      1. Bramble Sovereign
      2. Generous Patron
      3. Pir’s Whim
    8. Green
      1. Archon of Valor’s Reach
      2. Last One Standing
    9. Multicolored
      1. Victory Chimes
    10. Artifact
      1. Talk about all 5 Crowd Lands at once
    11. Land
      1. Angelic Chorus
      2. Diabolic Intent
      3. Doubling Season
      4. Greater Good
      5. Land Tax
      6. Mystic Confluence
      7. True-Name Nemesis
      8. Vigor
    12. Reprints
  3. Main Topic - Battlebond Set Review
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Signoff


May 1, 2018

Deck Tech: Muldrotha, the Gravetide - Ep45

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
      1. J-Gravy -  Twitter @joshgravytrain and Instagram @JayGravy
      2. Niels - Twitter @mtgkaylesh
      3. William  - @Daxx200
      4. Zachary - @NekroZach
      5. Michael
      6. Connor
      7. Justyn
      8. Joshua
    3. The Facebook group for suggestions
    1. Facebook Group peeps: 00:11:19
      1. @JoshGravyTrain
      2. @MtgKaylesh
      3. @Daxx200
      4. @Nekrozach
    2. @Copain26 - 00:18:40
    3. @commandcast - 00:56:38
  2. Ep 45 Community Spotlight:
    1. Deck theme - Getting things to the yard and playing them
      1. Note this is a first draft of the deck.
        1. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/attack-of-muldrotha-1
      1. 25 creatures
      2. 16 Sorceries
      3. 7 Artifacts
      4. 1 Enchantment
      5. 12 Instants
      6. 38 Lands
      7. 3.29 Average CMC
    2. Stats
      1. Laboratory Maniac
      2. Ghoultree
      3. Golgari Grave-Troll
      4. Lord of Extinction
      5. Phantasmagorian
    3. Creatures
      1. Villainous wealth
      2. Traumatize
      3. Life from the Loam
      4. Rise of the Dark Realms
      5. Splendid Reclamation
    4. Instants and Sorceries
      1. Sultai Ascendancy
    5. Enchantments
      1. Solemn Simulacrum
      2. Elixir of Immortality
      3. Lightning Greaves
    6. Artifacts
      1. Looting
      2. Dredge
      3. Creatures with ETB effects
    7. Discuss Synergies
      1. Seal of Doom
      2. Seal of Primordium
      3. Lotus Petal
      4. Second Chance (Risky)
      5. Contamination (This is just MEAN)
      6. Mindslaver (Also mean)
      7. Altar of Dementia
      8. Urza's Bauble / Mishra's Bauble
      9. Expedition Map
      10. Memory Jar
      11. Survival of the Fittest
    8. Discuss cards Ryan thinks should be added
  3. Main Topic - Attack of the Muldrotha
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    3. Facebook -
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. dinosaurtalk.net
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Signoff
Nov 21, 2017
Art of the Group Game  
  1. Today we're going to talk about how to bring your A-game for the group game.  Group games in MTG can range from silly and casual to cutthroat and political.  The Commander format lends itself to a more casual atmosphere since the decks are usually slower off the block, but getting knocked out first always sucks so we're going to talk about what it takes to thrive and survive in a multi-hour game against your closest geeks.  But before we get to the Art of the Group Game
  2. Community Spotlight:
    1. Mad Hatter - 00:04:40
    2. @z4ck38 - 00:13:54
  3. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Special Thanks to Dylan Hicks for the use of their Thunder Clap sound in the episode: http://www.flashkit.com/soundfx/Nature/Storm/Lightnin-Dylan_Hi-8584/index.php
  4. Main Topic - Art of the Group Game
    1. Overview of what a group game is
      1. Touch on some of the group game types
        1. Kitchen Table Magic
        2. Emperor / Two Headed Giant
        3. Arch-Enemy
        4. Commander
      2. Talk about finding the right number of players per table
        1. I like 4. Lee made a table
      3. Review the specifics of the Commander group rules
        1. Command Zone
        2. 21 points to kill with commander
    2. Powerful  Mechanics
      1. Talk about what types of card mechanics are powerful in group games
        1. Targeting all opponents
          1. Extort - Blind Obedience
        2. Targeting all players
          1. Pestilence / Pyrohemia
        3. Abilities that scale with opponents
          1. Syphon Mind
          2. Syphon Soul
          3. Syphon Flesh
    3. Un-fun Mechanics
      1. Things that make the game too slow
        1. Staxy cards - Winter Orb
        2. Meekstone
      2. Things that kill the pace of the game
        1. Wipes
        2. Mass LD (Armageddon)
      3. Things that make players feel left out or bored or lose control
        1. Long combos
        2. Shared Fate
        3. Possibility Storm
    4. Fun Cards
      1. Talk about our favorite group cards
        1. Ryan
          1. Spike Weaver
          2. Boundless Realms
          3. Supplant Form
        2. Lee
          1. Pestilence
          2. Crown of Doom
          3. Syphon cards (see links above)
    5. Politics
      1. Tricks for manipulating the table
        1. Fake Favors
        2. Threat naming
        3. Round Table Beats
      2. Grudges
        1. Linger threats
      3. Sequential game strategies
        1. When you are going to lose you can set up some good karma for the next match
        2. Make joke alliances before games, and then do something beneficial to the partner… the implications are binding.
  5. Signoff
    1. Lee, where can people find you online? Please don’t
    2. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    1. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    1. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    2. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    3. Ryan individually @greenegeek
 
Sep 5, 2017
Commander 2017 First Impressions  
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Special Thanks: Blake Rasmussen (on Twitter @blakepr) for giving us a shoutout on the Daily Magic Update
  2. Main Topic - Commander 2017 First Impressions
    1. Cards that played well
      1. Cats
        1. Hammer of Nazahn
        2. Traverse the Outlands
      2. Vampire
        1. Edgar Markov
        2. Patron of the Vein
      3. Wizard
        1. Bloodline Necromancer
        2. Kindred Dominance
        3. Mirror of the Forebears
      4. Dragon
        1. Fractured Identity
        2. Kindred Discovery
    2. Curses!
  3. Signoff
    1. Zack is on Twitter @z4ck38
    2. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    7. AJ individually @ajbwcast
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