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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

Jun 23, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What Modern Horizons card would you most like to see in a retro border?
      1. Prize - Two Packs of MH2
    1. Inklin- @InklinCustoms
    2. Ryan - @greenegeek
    3. Zack - @z4ck38
    4. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 9:08
    2. @GavinVerhey - 11:13, 51:36
    3. @WurmCoyleEngine - 15:00
    4. @GuardianPod - 15:00
    5. @Scott_M_Fischer - 16:19
    6. @howardlyonart - 16:42, 17:09, 26:27
    7. @heyjenbartel - 16:46
    8. @postrk - 17:29
    9. @IllustratorJeff - 17:48
    10. @aarondraws - 18:07, 26:27
    11. @schmandrewart - 23:45
    12. @uzcateguiart - 23:45
    13. @PleasantKenobi - 24:30
    14. @ChannelFireball - 24:30, 37:43, 43:25, 46:20
    15. @MythicGaming_Co - 24:30
    16. @goberthicks - 34:45
    17. @TappyToeClaws - 35:30
    18. @TaaliaVess - 37:43
    19. @MagicwithZuby - 38:50
    20. @StarCityGames - 42:51
    21. @Top8Games - 51:36
    22. @EM_Tee_Gee - 52:14
    23. @Chris_VanMeter - 52:26
    24. @_elantris_ - 54:11
    25. @HipstersMTG - 55:32
    26. @ZBexx - 56:05
    27. @ctellecampbell - 56:05
    28. @Kesswylie - 58:30
  4. Ep 99 Community Spotlight:
    1. Check out Inklin’s website: http://www.inklincustoms.com/
      1. And store! https://inklincustoms.storenvy.com/
      1. Tell us how it all started.
      2. First Commander Deck?
      3. Are you mostly a commander player? Any other formats you like/play regularly?
      4. Build anything cool recently?
      5. Do you have any favorite MtG artists?
      6. Would you be interested in illustrating a MtG Card?
    2. MtG Origin Story
      1. How long have you been making art?
      2. How did you develop your art style?
      3. How did you get into the Token side of things?
        1. How fun has it been to work with Schmandrewart on Creatives’ CMDR Night?
          1. https://www.mythicgaming.com/campaign/
        2. What was it like working Pleasant Kenobi to make your own Mythic Frame sleeves?
        3. If you could work with anyone, whom you haven’t already, who would it be?
      4. What is it like working with so many people in the Magic community?
        1. What’s your favorite Anime?
      5. Would you classify your style as Chibi?
    3. Awesome Art Style
      1. What does this process look like? I’m curious, and I think folks out there might want to know as well. 
        1. Do you typically have back-and-forth conversations with commissioners? (Is this what people who commission custom art are called? If not, I think it should be)
      2. What is the process you go through to get the tokens printed, shipped etc?
      3. What is the token/other art you’re most proud of?
    4. Making custom tokens / art?
      1. What’s it like?
      2. Must be super cool to have people come up and chat? 
      3. Does it feel too much like work? IE, does it make it less fun?
      4. What are some of the business aspects of being a freelance artist?
    5. Running a booth at a Magic Fest
      1. You post to TikTok pretty regularly, how do you come up with bits?
        1. https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2021/01/the-gathering-of-magic-e-girls/
      2. You were featured in an article on Hipster of the Coast on e-Girls and e-boys for your TicToks, how does it feel to have helped bring that to MtG
    6. TikTok
    7. Do you have any advice for up and coming artists?
      1. Pretty much anything
    8. Place for Inklin to talk about whatever is important to her
  5. Main Topic - Inklin
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jun 16, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What Modern Horizons card would you most like to see in a retro border?
      1. Prize - Two Packs of MH2
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 9:35
    2. @LennyWooley - 14:51, 16:36, 32:28
    3. @TheTokenOtaku - 16:36
    4. @scryfall - 18:16
    5. @edhrec - 22:15
    6. @moxfieldmtg - 22:45
    7. @andyhullbone - 1:04:20
    8. @infinitokens - 1:04:20
  4. Ep 98 Community Spotlight:
    1. Deck genesis
      1. This came about because of a conversation I had with Lenny Wooley-Broder. We had finished playing a game, and were talking about group hug decks. He told me they were secretly control decks. This intrigued me at the time, but I have always pretty much hated group hug type cards, because the net effect is negative (howling mine example).
        1. Sidenote: This is the kinda stuff we are always thanking the patrons for, and it really means something to me. I just wanted to thank the following patrons for kinda nudging me in the right direction for this deck:
          1. Micah the Lunarch (He suggested Zurzoth)
          2. Dustin Ivy
          3. Joshua Swope
            1. “I think you could help your opponents have more meaningful attacks with Bedlam”
              1. This was hilarious, but also caused me to really think about Group Hug in a different way.
          4. Lenny Wooley-Broder
      2. Fast-forward a couple months: I’ve got the itch to build a deck, and I’m trying to decide between mono-red group hug or Codie, and the mono-red deck, and some patrons are intrigued by the idea of mono-red group hug.
        1. https://scryfall.com/@greenegeek/decks/ebad07a7-bd53-4217-a75e-6e0b32f742c8
      3. So, I decided it would be an interesting thought experiment to just make a list of ALL of the group-hug type effects that were available to mono-red (This is where I started to get REALLY excited about the deck). I made a scryfall list, and found over 120 cards!
      4. I decided I had to embrace “group hug”, even though it was out of my comfort zone. This is something I often try to do when I play mono-red. I actually wanted to just turbo-charge my opponents (and also hope I’d be seen as less of a threat, as I’m playing a fairly unpopular commander with 499 decks on Edhrec.com)
      1. https://www.moxfield.com/decks/60JC220d5k-EEI6RT0Nbxg
        1. Victory Chimes
        2. Spectral Searchlight
        3. Cursed Mirror
        4. Rainbow Vale (I ended up not purchasing this)
        5. Field of Ruin
      2. Who needs a mana? (Ramp)
        1. Mana Flare
        2. Howling Mine
        3. Soldevi Sentry
        4. Agitator Ant
        5. Helm of Awakening (This card really speeds games up!)
        6. Boldwyr Heavyweights
        7. Hired Giant
        8. Mana Cache
        9. Wild Evocation
      3. Hey, who turned out the lights? (Group Hug)
        1. Temple Bell
        2. Otherworld Atlas
        3. Explosion of Riches
        4. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
        5. Geier Reach Sanitarium
      4. The devils are in the details
        1. Tibalt’s Trickery
        2. Chaos Warp
        3. Indomitable Creativity (Pairs well with Devils!)
        4. Goblin Spymaster
      5. Generous Gifts
        1. Brash Taunter
        2. Grab the Reins
        3. Emberwilde Captain
        4. Bloodthirsty Blade
        5. Fork
        6. Adamaro, First to Desire (Sad that Anvil of Bogardan is on the reserved list)
      6. Judo
        1. Comet Storm
        2. Purphoros, God of the Forge
        3. Impact Tremors
        4. Jaya’s Immolating Inferno (4 legendary creatures aside from Zurzoth)
        5. Vicious Shadows
      7. We’re all drawing a bunch of cards, now what? (Wincons)
        1. Diaochan, Artful Beauty
        2. Molten Psyche (22 artifacts in the deck)
        3. Goblin Bombardment
        4. Skullclamp
        5. Forbidden Orchard
        6. Contested War Zone
      8. The beach is that way (Flex)
    2. The Deck
    3. Zack, what do you think about this deck? Did you ever think you’d see me playing Howling Mine & Company?
    4. Summary - This ended up being a pretty sweet deck! It was really fun to think about and brew. If you want to see this deck in action, check out Andy Hull’s Commander Night Live (you should definitely check this out!) https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1035362399 . https://www.twitch.tv/andyhullbone What do y’all think about this deck? Have I convinced you to give Group Hug a try? Got any sweet recommendations for this deck? 
  5. Main Topic - Zurzoth, Chaos Rider
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC

 

Jun 2, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What Modern Horizons card would you most like to see in a retro border?
      1. Prize - Two Packs of MH2
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 6:55
    2. @BentzMr - 44:37
  4. Ep 97 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer - We are recording this on May 30th and only have access to the cards previewed up to this date. Also, we’re only considering NEW cards
      1. We also did not include the artifact dual land cycle. 
    2. Secret List
    3. Summary - What did you think of our lists? Did we overlap with your list or did we miss your favorite cards? Let us know!
  5. Main Topic - Modern Horizons 2
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
May 26, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite indie game? Friend of the Show, Lee Saenz has made a video game called “Triple Jump”
      1. https://rebrand.ly/triple-jump-game
      2. It’s only $3.37
      3. We’re gonna give away 10 copies, 5 to the first 5 people to respond, and then 5 at the end of the month to the answers we like best
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TripleJumpGame1 - 1:52
    2. @UltimateGuard - 3:24
    3. @MothershipGames - 10:43
    4. @MTGMoo - 17:52, 26:45, 39:07
    5. @MTGVincent - 17:52
    6. @GingerJ0E - 49:26
  4. Ep 96 Community Spotlight:
    1. Breena - As someone who is not great at politics in EDH, but enjoys that aspect of the game, I figured I’d let the cards do the talking for me with this one. 
    2. Deck List - https://www.moxfield.com/decks/OhxZL0ZH-EOL-8_7y9_1sw
      1. Politics
        1. Wishclaw Talisman
        2. Scheming Symmetry
        3. Infernal Offering
        4. Council's Judgment
        5. Orzhov Advokist
        6. Dranith Magistrate
        7. Magister of Worth
        1. Cathars' Crusade
        2. Citadel Siege
        3. Sunscorch Regent
        4. Mikaeus, the Lunarch
      2. +1/+1 counter
        1. Ghostly Prison
        2. Windborn Muse
        3. Wandering Archaic
        4. Nils, Discipline Enforcer
        5. Mangara, the Diplomat
        6. The Immortal Sun
        7. Teferi's Protection
      3. Protection/Stax
        1. Anguished Unmaking
        2. Despark
        3. Fracture
        4. Inkshield
        5. Mortify
        6. Swords to Plowshares
        7. Utter End
      4. Removal
        1. Martial Coup
        2. Merciless Eviction
        3. Winds of Abandon
      5. Mass Removal
        1. Smothering Tithe
        2. Talisman of Hierarchy
      6. Ramp
        1. Read the Bones
        2. Phyrexian Arena
        3. Night's Whisper
      7. Draw
        1. Approach of the Second Sun
        2. Urborg / Karma
      8. Alt Win Cons
    3. Cards
    4. Summary - What do you think of this deck? Are there any cards I missed?
  5. Main Topic - Breena the Negotiator
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
May 19, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite indie game? Friend of the Show, Lee Saenz has made a video game called “Triple Jump”
      1. https://rebrand.ly/triple-jump-game
      2. It’s only $3.37
      3. We’re gonna give away 10 copies, 5 to the first 5 people to respond, and then 5 at the end of the month to the answers we like best
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Dan - @ItsDanSheehan
    2. Ryan - @greenegeek
    3. Zack - @z4ck38
    4. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TripleJumpGame1 - 1:35
    2. @jayaaseng - 5:44
    3. @audible_com - 6:33
    4. @MothershipGames - 12:43
    5. @wachelreeks - 16:30, 1:04:26
    6. @TCGplayer - 45:36
    7. @moxfieldmtg - 50:01
    8. @archidekt - 50:01
    9. @edhrec -52:30
    10. @scryfall -54:15
  4. Ep 95 Community Spotlight:
  5. Main Topic - Dan and Games
  1. Links to Lasagna Tier episodes
    1. A Definitive System For Power Ranking
      1. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/commandsphere/id/13449089
    2. Lasagna Tier EDH: Explained

 

  • Lasagna Tier Staples

 

  1. What’s your MtG Origin story?
    1. What was the very first Commander Deck you ever built?
      1. What is your general approach
      2. Do you often find yourself starting with a Commander and going from there? Or do you more often think of an idea, and then try to find the perfect Commander?
      3. I heard you talk with Rachel on The Commander Sphere about how brewing decks can be a fun exercise in and of itself. Do you do this often?
    2. Let’s talk about your approach to deck building
    3. What is your MtG Content Creator origin story?
    4. How has Commander been for you during the Pandemic?
  1. Bitter Feud
    1. We’ll let Dan decide to Play or Draw
    2. How many decks include the card, and the card cannot be in the top 100 of EDHRec, and also no lands.
  2. A place for Dan to talk about anything that is important to him
  3. Summary
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  3. Contact Info
  4. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
May 12, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite indie game? Friend of the Show, Lee Saenz has made a video game called “Triple Jump”
      1. https://rebrand.ly/triple-jump-game
      2. It’s only $3.37
      3. We’re gonna give away 10 copies, 5 to the first 5 people to respond, and then 5 at the end of the month to the answers we like best
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TripleJumpGame1 - 1:41, 1:07:46
    2. @MothershipGames - 7:18, 28:15
    3. @scryfall - 8:48
    4. @DLairAustin - 32:03
    5. @MTGMoo - 1:01:15
  4. Ep 94 Community Spotlight:
    1. This month is national Mental Health Awareness Month (https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month). This episode we’re going to dive into some of my personal experience with mental health and how I overcame them. 
    2. Disclaimer - Zack and I are not trained medical/mental health professionals. This episode is about my personal experiences with mental health and how it’s affected me in regards to content creation and MtG. Please do not take anything said here as official advice. If you are having mental health issues please reach out to a professional. (https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help)
  5. Main Topic - #MtGMentalHealth

 

  1. My story - I’ve suffered with mental health issues for as long as I remember. It all started when I was in junior high with depression, with anxiety becoming an issue in college, and most recently with a diagnosis of being bi polar. I’ve tried a lot of medicines, therapy, and just white knuckling it while trying to hold on. Currently I see a therapist roughly every other week, but sometimes more, and I see a psychiatrist every month.

    1. Hook your friends into playing with you. 
    2. Once you’ve hooked your friends into playing, roll to the LGS together.
    3. Be open to new people joining your group and becoming friends with them. 
    4. I’ve def done it by myself though. I remember that’s how I met Ryan. I was casually collecting World of Warcraft cards and one day when I was at my local comic store I saw that people were playing in tournaments with each other. I called the store to find out when tournaments happened and just showed up. 
    5. This was very difficult for me to do, but I really wanted to get back into playing cards and make new friends. 
    6. Big tournaments

  2. Magic - I’ve always been into card games and have played several over the course of my life at varying levels of competitiveness. This was not something easy for me to do, but I found tricks that helped me get over my anxiety and play.
    1. Eventually the WoW card game was discontinued and I started getting curious about MtG again. My current roommate, Brando Calrission, and I had vowed to stay away from Magic due to price concerns, but eventually got sucked back in with some Planeswalker Decks. 
    2. I remember at the time I was also playing a Star Wars card game and went to spend a week with a friend in Houston who used to be a big MtG player. He told me I should look into playing something called Elder Dragon Highlander. 
    3. Not long after I got back Ryan and I were talking and he mentioned he and some friends had been playing EDH. I started playing for a while, but due to the anxiety caused by the size of the card pool and not knowing what a lot did I sort of backed away. 
    4. Eventually I came back to EDH when Ryan started a league that I ended up running for a few years. 
    5. I know that was a lot of build up, but that brings me to the podcast. Ryan at the time needed a third host for the podcast and asked me to fill the position. At first I was very nervous about it because I felt like I didn’t know enough about the cards or at that point EDH to coherently discuss EDH on a weekly basis. I agreed to do it though, because I had wanted to do a podcast in general for several years, but added the caveat if I didn’t like it, I’d stay until they could find someone to replace me. 
    6. I’m not going to lie, it was hard to get over the anxiety and at times I’m still very anxious about recording because I don’t feel like anyone would want to hear what I have to say. 
    7. The number one thing that has gotten me through this adventure is my partnership with Ryan. I couldn’t ask for a better co-collaborator in a creative endeavour.
    8. He’s always been my biggest cheerleader, fan, and advocate. When I feel self conscious about things he’s there for me. He’s always willing to listen. 
    9. The second thing that has gotten me through content creating are the listeners.  Nothing makes me happier than to hear a “good episode” from someone and over the years some of our listeners have become some of my best friends.

  3. Content Creation
    1. Covid has definitely been a blow to me depression and anxiety wise, as it has been to a lot of people. 
      1. I personally have to actively fight this. I stay in contact with friends and I find ways to busy myself. 
    2. Despite having Ryan and an internet full of friends, I often feel isolated, sad, and bored. 
    3. One of the ways I find to keep myself busy is to play mtg via spelltable. Moo and I started a stream to play more and to get to play with / meet more people. Ryan and I try to get in as many patron games as we can too. 
    4. Magic isn’t the only thing though. I’ve tried to take up new hobbies, such as bread making, and focusing more on my aquarium too. 
  4. Covid and Magic during Covid
    1. Mental Health is a big deal, even if you don’t suffer from depression or anxiety, you need to make time for your own mental health. 
    2. There’s no shame in seeking help. 
  5. The Wrap Up
  1. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  2. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
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  3. Contact Info
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May 5, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite indie game? Friend of the Show, Lee Saenz has made a video game called “Triple Jump”
      1. https://rebrand.ly/triple-jump-game
      2. It’s only $3.37
      3. We’re gonna give away 10 copies, 5 to the first 5 people to respond, and then 5 at the end of the month to the answers we like best
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
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    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @TripleJumpGame1 - 0:57
    2. @TheTokenOtaku - 4:02
    3. @MothershipGames - 7:20, 10:37, 21:01
    4. @realCardsphere - 10:28
    5. @atfloury - 13:44
    6. @BrainstormBrew - 14:36
    7. @MTGStocks - 15:54, 36:01, 53:31, 1:01:36
    8. @commandcast - 17:02, 1:01:17
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    10. @MTGGoldfish - 19:40
    11. @MTGMoo - 31:29
    12. @Card_Kingdom - 1:01:36
  4. Ep 93 Community Spotlight:
    1. We tend to think of 5 years as recent, but we know a lot of our listeners (and Patrons) might be newer to Magic, so we thought it might be fun to go back and look at the past 5 years of Commander Precons.
      1. Value (We’re gonna discuss a lot of this below, but let's try and mention the others on this list as well)
        1. Disclaimer: The MtG market is in a bit of chaos, things seem way more expensive than they ever have been. (Overmaster is $40!). We certainly aren’t finance experts but both of us follow the Secondary Market pretty regularly.
      2. Cool Cards (We talked about this in our previous episode, but it’s still one of the most important pieces to the pre-cons long term)
      3. Fun to Play
      4. Balanced to play against each other
      5. Good enough to hang with your meta’s constructed decks
    2. There are lots of ways to evaluate Precons.
      1. C21 - Focused on Each College Identity
        1. Whole deck, singles price in ()
        1. Lorehold Legacies - $38.48 (Singles - 102.80)
        2. Prismari Performance - $39.25 (Singles - 71.66)
        3. Quantum Quandrix - $38.06 (Singles - 86.83)
        4. Silverquill Statement - $37.83 (Singles - 83.31)
        5. Witherbloom Witchcraft - $37.71 (Singles - 68.48)
        6. Bundle of all 5 - $189.04 (Mothership has this for $179.99)
      2. I’m gonna do the values of singles in the deck based on mtggoldfish, I did look on ebay, and most of the decks were costing about the same as the cost of the singles, with maybe a slight discount.
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/commander-2017-decklists
        2. Feline Ferocity - $269.93
        3. Vampiric Bloodlust  - $257.06
        4. Draconic Domination - $255.23
        5. Arcane Wizardry - $149.86
      3. C17 - Tribal Theme
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/commander-2018-decklists
        2. Exquisite Invention - $110.94
        3. Subjective Reality - $90.64
        4. Nature's Vengeance - $120.56
        5. Adaptive Enchantment - $91.01
      4. C18 - Planeswalker Commanders
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/weekly-update-aug-11-commander-2019-decklists
        2. Faceless Menace - $66.20
        3. Mystic Intellect - $91.57
        4. Primal Genesis - $67.86
        5. Merciless Rage - $46.07
      5. C19 - Each deck focused on a mechanic (Morph, Flashback, Populate, Madness)
        1. https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/full-commander-2020-decklists
        2. Enhanced Evolution - $66.25
        3. Symbiotic Swarm - $45.86
        4. Timeless Wisdom - $87.87
        5. Arcane Maelstrom - $83.67
        6. Ruthless Regiment - $63.41
      6. C20 - Mechanics (Mutate, Cycling, Copy Spells, Token Creatures
    3. Buying individual Decks
    4. Top 5 Most Expensive Cards from Precons C17 - C21
      1. C17 -  - $217.01
        1. Edgar Markov 60.08
          1. All time low $2.39
          2. Spent an entire year < $5
          1. All-time low $12.29
          2. Spent 3 months < $20
        2. Teferi's Protection 44.13
          1. All-time low $2.99
          2. Spent a year < $10
        3. Kindred Discovery 40.7
          1. All-time low $3.23
          2. Spent a year < $6
        4. The Ur-Dragon 39.65
          1. All-time low $1.49
          2. Spent a year < $7
        5. Kindred Dominance 32.45
        1. Nesting Dragon 17.42
        2. Retrofitter Foundry 16.41
        3. Treasure Nabber 14.28
        4. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent 13.87
        5. Sower of Discord 11.9
      2. C18 - $73.88
        1. Dockside Extortionist 48.22
          1. All-time low - $13.28
          2. Quickly went to $20, and after 8 months just kept going up
        2. Ohran Frostfang 17.92
        3. K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth 5.1
        4. Sevinne's Reclamation 4.36
        5. Apex Altisaur 3.18
      3. C19 - $78.78
        1. Fierce Guardianship 34.43
          1. All-time low - $29.97
          2. All-time high - $80.24, relatively flat aside from that early spike, that lasted roughly a month
          1. All-time low - $14.78
          2. Stayed under $20 for 7 months, and then spiked
        2. Deflecting Swat 30.1
        3. Deadly Rollick 15.58
        4. Flawless Maneuver 8.3
        5. Ethereal Forager 4.07
      4. C20 - $92.48
        1. Archaeomancer's Map 19.63
        2. Veyran, Voice of Duality 16.96
        3. Adrix and Nev, Twincasters 13.8
        4. Monologue Tax 13.25
        5. Esix, Fractal Bloom 8.61
      5. C21 - $59.00
    5. For all of the individual cards it might be fun to look at the price graphs on https://www.mtgstocks.com/ (I looked at all the graphs for cards currently valued at $30 or more)
    6. Summary - What has been your favorite set of Precon Decks? How do you think this year's offering stacks up to previous years? Did you like this kind of episode? Were we too heavy on the finance stuff?
  5. Main Topic - Precon Showdown
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
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Apr 28, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
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    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
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    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @LennyWooley - 1:35, 38:34
    2. @CasuallyMTG - 3:43
    3. @MTGMoo - 3:43
    4. @CMDRHideaway - 3:43
    5. @MothershipGames - 9:20
    6. @CCOPodcast - 14:27
    7. @edhrec - 37:13
  4. Ep 92 Community Spotlight:
    1. This episode we are gonna say 2-Drop, and that means a creature with 2 mana value.
      1. They compete with Mana Rocks/Ramp
      2. I believe they are mostly utility creatures, and not often beating down
      3. They can often come down after turn two, and still impact the game (in fact some of them may not be at their best on Turn 2). 
    2. Two-Drops are a pretty interesting card in Commander.
      1. Lots of Stax Pieces
        1. Drannith Magistrate
        2. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
        3. Hushbringer
        1. Stoneforge Mystic
        2. Sram, Senior Edificer
        3. Relic Seeker
      2. Deals with Equipment
      3. Tomik, Distinguished Advokist
      4. Felidar Cub
      5. Soulfire Grand Master
    3. White
      1. Thassa’s Oracle
      2. Snapcaster Mage
      3. Gilded Drake
      4. Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
      5. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
      6. Honorable Mention: Fblthp, the Lost
    4. Blue
      1. Aristocrats
        1. Zulaport Cutthroat
        2. Blood Artist
      2. Oona's Blackguard
      3. Wight of Precinct Six
      4. Rat Colony
      5. Keen Duelist
    5. Black
      1. Dockside Extortionist
      2. Dire Fleet Daredevil
      3. Goblin Engineer
      4. Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar
      5. Humble Defector
    6. Red
      1. Ramp
        1. Sakura-Tribe Elder
        2. Lotus Cobra
      2. Wall of Blossoms
      3. Sylvan Caryatid
      4. Quirion Elves
      5. Joiner Adept
    7. Green
      1. Baleful Strix
      2. Biomancer’s Familiar
      3. Vexing Shusher
      4. Kiora’s Follower
      5. Fiend Artisan
    8. Gold
      1. Crashing Drawbridge
      2. Walking Atlas
      3. Myr Retriever
      4. Metallic Mimic
      5. Steel Overseer
      6. Honorable Mention: Millikin
    9. Colorless
    10. Summary - Do you have lots of 2 mana value creatures in your decks? What are some of your favorites that we missed? Do you forego most or all of these in favor of ramp spells/mana rocks? 
  5. Main Topic - Best 2 Mana Value Creatures
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
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    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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  8. Contact Info
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Apr 21, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
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    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
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    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 5:48
    2. @LennyWooley - 16:42
    3. @MBorchik - 22:35
    4. @MTGMoo - 22:35
    5. @dpkrausejr - 24:40
  4. Ep 91 Community Spotlight:
    1. SILVERQUILL STATEMENT
      1. What’s Silverquill All About - COLLEGE OF ELOQUENCE
        1. Wielding the magic of words, Silverquill students are stylish, intimidating, and tirelessly competitive. These mages are born leaders with razor-sharp wit and natural charisma that can be used for good or for ill.
        1. Breena, the Demagogue
        2. Felisa, Fang of Silverquill
        3. Author of Shadows
        4. Cunning Rhetoric
        5. Fain, the Broker
        6. Guardian Archon
        7. Inkshield
        8. Keen Duelist
        9. Stinging Study
        10. Promise of Loyalty
      2. Cards
      1. What’s Witherbloom All About - COLLEGE OF LIFE AND DEATH
        1. Witherbloom students draw power from the essence of living beings, whether that means enhancing nature or exploiting it. Witherbloom mages are most at home riding zombie crocs, picking herbs for potions, and hanging out in their swamp making grim jokes.
        1. Willowdusk, Essence Seer
        2. Gyome, Master Chef
        3. Marshland Bloodcaster
        4. Pest Infestation
        5. Revival Experiment
        6. Sproutback Trudge
        7. Tivash, Gloom Summoner
        8. Witch’s Clinic
        9. Yedora, Grave Gardener
      2. Cards
    2. WITHERBLOOM WITCHCRAFT
      1. There’s extended art cards in Strixhaven Collector Boosters
        1. https://cardgamebase.com/strixhaven-collector-booster-contents/
        1. Archeomancer’s Map
        2. Monologue Tax
        3. Guardian Augmenter
        4. Inkshield
        5. Cursed Mirror
        6. Reinterpret
      2. Cards that are expensive or might be expensive down the line
    3. Talk about our favorite deck from amongst the 5, if we see any potential new “Dockside Extortionist” or “Fierce Guardianship”
    4. Summary - What did you think of these decks? Which are you the most excited to play? Did we miss any cards you like from each deck?
  5. Main Topic - Strixhaven Commander 2021 (Part 1)
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
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    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
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    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Apr 14, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
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    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
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    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 6:04
    2. @GingerJ0E - 30:20
    3. @UrsaBearwalker - 45:40
    4. @JasonEAlt - 54:18
  4. Ep 90 Community Spotlight:
    1. LOREHOLD LEGACIES
      1. What’s Lorehold All About - COLLEGE OF ARCHAEOMANCY
        1. Lorehold students are diligent researchers, daring adventurers, and scholars passionate about history. They explore the past by poring over artifacts and summoning long-dead spirits. For some, the past is a rich tapestry for disciplined study. For Lorehold it's a cape worn as they jump into a forgotten tomb.
        1. Osgir, the Reconstructor 
        2. Laelia, the Blade Reforged
        3. Alibou, Ancient Witness 
        4. Reconstruct History
        5. Battlemage's Bracers
        6.  Monologue Tax
        7. Archaeomancer's Map
        8. Cursed Mirror
      2. Cards
      1. What’s Prismari All About - COLLEGE OF ELEMENTAL ARTS
      2. These students' spells are spectacles of raw creativity or meticulous artistic expressions. All the world’s a stage, and whether informed by mind or emotion, Prismari always leave a lasting impression.
        1. Rionya, Fire Dancer
        2. Sly Instigator
        3. Dazzling Sphinx
        4. Radiant Performer 
        5. Muse Vortex
        6. Reinterpret
        7. Surge to Victory
        8. Elementalist's Palette
      3. Cards
    2. PRISMARI PERFORMANCE
      1. What’s Quandrix All About - COLLEGE OF NUMEROMANCY
      2. Quandrix mages are ingenious math magicians. They study patterns, fractals, and symmetries to command power over the fundamental forces of nature. They can simultaneously contemplate the metaphysical properties of the universe while reciting every number of Pi backwards.
        1. Adrix and Nev, Twincasters
        2. Ruxa, Patient Professor
        3. Guardian Augmenter
        4. Curiosity Crafter
        5. Esix, Fractal Bloom 
        6. Theoretical Duplication
        7. Oversimplify
        8. Paradox Zone
      3. Cards
    3. QUANTUM QUANDRIX
    4. Summary - What did you think of these decks? Which are you the most excited to play? Did we miss any cards you like from each deck?
  5. Main Topic - Strixhaven Commander 2021 (Part 1)
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
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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
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Apr 7, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - Which Strixhaven college would you go to, and what would you study? Three packs of Strixhaven.
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
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    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 12:09
    2. @Cathaoir1 - 48:44
  4. Ep 89 Community Spotlight:
    1. Top 3 Mystical Archive
    2. Disclaimer: We are recording this on the penultimate day of previews, so it’s entirely possible there’s some awesome stuff we haven’t seen yet, if so, let us know!
    3. Over / Under - Ryan’s Turn to set it
    4. Top 8 Strixhaven
    5. Summary - What did you think of our picks? Did we miss any of your favorite cards from Strixhaven?
  5. Main Topic - Top 8 Strixhaven
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Mar 31, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What card do you want to seem timeshifted the most” - win two packs of time spiral remastered.
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Craig - @CraigBlanchette
    2. Ryan - @greenegeek
    3. Zack - @z4ck38
    4. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
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    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
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    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @commandcast - 1:59, 12:02, 40:50, 1:08:31
    2. @z4ck38 - 5:32, 54:34
    3. @MothershipGames - 5:53
    4. @Kesswylie - 10:56, 14:00, 16:30, 58:42, 1:07:35
    5. @jfwong - 11:27, 14:00, 16:30, 21:13, 23:24
    6. @JoshLeeKwai - 11:27, 14:00, 17:13, 21:17, 23:02
    7. @rocketjumptweet - 11:49
    8. @KingCash_7191 - 15:51, 1:04:08
    9. @AshlenRose - 20:09, 53:37, 55:35
    10. @jordanpigeon - 20:09, 24:55, 26:46
    11. @TheTokenOtaku - 33:58
    12. @Scraignoth - 40:04
  4. Ep 88 Community Spotlight:
    1. What’s your MtG Origin story?
      1. How did you become known as Mr. Infect?
      2. What was the very first Commander deck you ever made?
      3. What is your favorite deck to date? Also, is it blinged out? What kind of bling do you like most foil/old border/beta/etc?
      1. The time you built decks for everyone. Can you tell us any stories about this?
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_tpwggl74
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3olyqHMah9Q
      2. The Love Actually parody. This legitimately cracked me up! 
      3. What’s it like to work on GameKnights and the Command Zone podcast?
    2. There’s been a couple of fun moments with you on GameNights
      1. What do you want to say to the folks out there that think Infect Damage should be increased above 10?
      2. What is your process for building an infect deck?
        1. Joshua Swope asks: “What is a fun way you've forced infect in a non-infect deck?”
        2. Scraignoth asks: “You've made a name for yourself playing a mechanic which a number of people felt was unfair or should be banned. What advice do you have for players who are going through similar "community" pressures to change how they play?”
      3. Questions from Patrons
    3. I think we have to talk about infect
      1. Do you often start with a Commander and go from there?
      2. Do you start with an idea and then find a Commander?
      3. Do preview cards get your brewing juices flowing?
      4. Sometimes I get inspired by watching some content, and think, that would be a really cool deck to build. Does this happen to you?
    4. Let’s talk about your deck building process in general
      1. How many/which decks have you brewed during quarantine?
      2. How often are you playing these days?
    5. How has Magic been for you during the pandemic?
    6. General spot for Craig to talk about whatever
    7. Summary - Thanks for coming on the show!
  5. Main Topic - Craig Blanchette
  6. Keep it Social!
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  7. Zack Gets it Together Theme
    1. Consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    2. You can check us out at commandersocial.com
    3. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/CommanderSocial
    4. You can email us directly at cast@commandersocial.com
    5. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/commandersocial
    6. On twitter @commandersocial
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  8. Contact Info
  9. © Copyright 2021 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Mar 24, 2021
  1. Patreon
    1. Patreon Contest - What card do you want to seem timeshifted the most” - win two packs of time spiral remastered.
    2. We’re streaming with patrons most Thursdays now, so watch out for the message on slack to sign up to be eligible for that week. 
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  3. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @MothershipGames - 7:35
    2. @LennyWooley - 10:06
    3. @edhrec - 10:06
    4. @CommanderReplay - 12:58
  4. Ep 87 Community Spotlight:
    1. Explain how it’s “one or more” but only get to make a copy of one thing.
      1. Shapeshifter Tribal
        1. This would be kinda similar to some builds of Mistform Ultimus
          1. https://edhrec.com/commanders/mistform-ultimus
          2. Thanks to Lenny for suggesting I look at Mistform Ultimus on EDHRec
          3. Basically taking advantage of having a lot of creatures in your deck that are ALL creature types. Think Azami, Lady of Scrolls here
        1. This one is kinda different from shapeshifter tribal, in that you could go all in on flavor here and just have all kinds of clone effects, including things like Mirrorpool and Glasspool Mimic
      2. Copy/Clone Tribal
        1. Kharsonist - https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/orvar-cedh/
        2. Sarinar - https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/orvar-the-cedh-form/
      3. cEDH combo
        1. Commander Replay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3FnO3_UFW4
          1. 5 Caged Suns!
      4. Creating lots of copies of powerful permanents
    2. There are lots of ways to build this deck!
      1. Here’s the list: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/6uk6QfbKo0OVAkcCXgOQ0A
      2. There’s just so many different cool things you can do with this card, that I decided to just jam them all together! So let’s talk about some of the categories, and some of the neat things you can do.
        1. These are kind of the “vegetables” for this deck, like they are the cards that make your Commander work. If you’re going the more cEDH route, these might be the most important cards to consider in your deck. Figuring out how many of these to play will be tricky.
          1. I put “target permanent” in the first tier because I want to do the Locus thing. Read Cloudpost and Glimmerpost here
          2. Clockspinning
          3. Dream's Grip
          4. Gigadrowse
          5. Hydroblast
          6. Mind Games
          7. Moonlace
          8. Thermal Flux
          9. Whim of Volrath
          10. Ghostly Flicker (This is Tier one because you can target Archeomancer and another card, and make a copy of the other card, AND have Archeomancer get back the Ghostly Flicker
        2. Tier 1 - Target Permanent
          1. Aquitect's Will
          2. Cerulean Wisps
          3. Chilling Trap
          4. Fleeting Distraction
          5. Leap
          6. Shadow Rift
          7. Stream of Unconsciousness
          8. Twisted Image
        3. Tier 2 - Cantrip
          1. Enervate
          2. Reality Ripple
          3. Displace
          4. Capsize
        4. Tier 3 - Costs more than 1 (not including Ghostly Flicker)
      3. Cheap cards that target permanents (Not sorted within tiers)
        1. Sapphire Medallion
        2. Baral, Chief of Compliance
        3. Jace’s Sanctum
        4. High Tide
        5. Caged Sun
      4. Mana Cost reducers
        1. Spark Double
        2. Mirage Mirror (Deece ++)
        3. Mirrormade
        4. Phyrexian Metamorph
        5. Sakashima the Imposter
        6. Sakashima of a Thousand Faces
        7. Clever Impersonator
      5. Sweet Shapeshifter/Clone flavor
        1. Spellseeker
        2. Isochron Scepter (no Dramatic Reversal in here)
        3. Tribute Mage, which gets Isochron Scepter or Sapphire Medallion)
        4. Muddle the Mixture which also gets Isochron or Medallion)
      6. cEDH Combo potential
        1. Caged Sun
        2. Staff of Nin
        3. Coveted Jewel (This might not make the final deck, or it might belong in the cEDH category)
        4. Gilded Lotus
        5. Tidespout Tyrant
        6. Draining Whelk
      7. Powerful cards to Copy
        1. Whelming Wave
        2. Glimpse the Cosmos
        3. Galecaster Colossus
        4. Keeper of the Nine Gales
        5. Docent of Perfection
        6. Knowledge Exploitation
        7. Stoneforge Masterwork
        8. Thing in the Ice
        9. Seahunter (Could totally make this a merfolk deck!)
        10. Oathkeeper, Takeno’s Daisho
      8. Sweet Changeling Synergy
    3. So which way did I build it? All of them!
    4. Summary - How cool is Orvar, the All-Form? Do you think you might want to build a version of this? If so, how would you build it. If you’ve got a list that you’re playing, let us know! Any sweet cards we missed?
  5. Main Topic - Orvar, the All-Form
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  4. Ep 86 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: This is not the only way to play EDH, people can and should play this game the way that makes them and their playgroup the most happy. That being said, it’s sometimes fun to see how far you can push the limits. Also, it’s often nice to have an assortment of different power levels, so that you can play in any pod, and maybe also great if it’s the end of the evening, and you don’t quite have time for a longer game.
      1. A deck that brushes up against cEDH. Maybe a 1-or-2 holds barred instead of no holds barred? A deck that tries to be super powerful, while remaining just shy of cEDH.
      2. Disclaimer: Neither Zack nor Ryan are cEDH experts, so we may get some of this wrong, but we think it’s a useful framework for a discussion
    2. What is a “High Powered Deck”?
      1. This might be a way to intentionally restrain yourself, and as we know restrictions can breed creativity
        1. Cheap Interaction
          1. Most decks play some of this already, example: Swords to Plowshares
          1. Stuff like Winter Orb and Armageddon, or wheels + Hullbreacher/Narset, Parter of Veils
        2. Stax pieces
          1. Stuff like Aven Mindcensor or Dranith Magistrate
        3. Hate Bears
        4. I think you can include some of the above in any of the variations of Pick 2, although you always want to make sure you’re having the Rule 0 discussion, especially if going the Stax route!
      2. cEDH is built upon a few different pillars. The 3 we just mentioned are probably some of the most important. Here are some others
    3. Fast Mana/Tutors/Combo: Pick 2
      1. I thought it might be fun for us to power rank the different variations on the fly, so listed in no particular order are
        1. Fast Mana + Tutors
        2. Fast Mana + Combo
        3. Tutors + Combo
    4. Which to choose?
      1. Fast Mana + Combo
        1. This seems like one of the more difficult builds to pull off. You’ll want to have lots of different redundant combos, because without tutors, you may not see all the right pieces
        2. Lots of card draw to help you assemble your combo pieces
        3. Also, self mill can be a way to “virtually draw” a lot of cards if you have lots of ways to recur things from your graveyard
          1. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Phyrexian Devourer
          2. Niv-Mizzet (Parun or Firemind) + Curiosity
          3. Azami, Lady of Scrolls + Mind Over Matter
          4. Godo, Bandit Warlord + Helm of the Host
        4. This might also include a deck that has a single card combo with the Commander
        1. This would be a deck that tutors for answers to specific board states, it doesn’t tutor for combo pieces.
        2. Sometimes a deck may want to include a lot of fast mana if the “Mana Value” of the Commander is medium to high.
        3. Some of my first Commander decks were this way, with a TON of tutors, and lots of mana rocks/dorks, and just general good stuff, or cards that had high synergy with the Commander.
        4. This is the type of deck where you really restrict yourself from playing any combos, and you get super sad when you accidentally find a combo.
      2. Fast Mana + Tutors
        1. I think this one depends on where you draw the line for “Fast Mana”. Does Sol Ring Count? Signets? Normal Commander Ramp? This one might be the closest to cEDH, especially depending on how cheap the combo pieces are (Think Thassa’s Oracle + Demonic Consultation)
        2. I think most players will allow for normal commander ramp in this category. 
        3. Personally, I think Tutors and Combo should be the strongest of the options, but in my experience it’s not always worked out. 
        4. I think the density of combos and tutors you are running factors in here as well. If you’re running like one combo and two ways to tutor it, you’re probably going to have a rough time. 
      3. Tutors + Combo
        1. Zack
          1. Yawgmoth has tutors (Demonic, Vampiric, Grim, Recurring Insight, Doomsday) and combos. Aetherfux/Bolas’ Citadel/Divining Top. The only “fast mana” I run is Sol Ring, etc. 
          2. Thrasios / Tormod has combos, but no form of fast mana or tutoring. I’ve considered making this sultai and adding tutors.
          1. I just brewed Samut, Voice of Dissent after watching Joe Johnson play his version on “I Hate Your Deck” Normally, I pull back quite a bit on cards I include in a deck. For example, Survival of the Fittest and/or Worldy Tutor would probably be quite good in my Ashaya, Soul of the Wild deck, but I chose not to include them. I decided I really wanted to go all-out on the Samut deck, so it’s got all kinds of nice cards in it. I intentionally avoided combos, so no Kikki-Jikki + Felidar Sovereign. This deck falls into the “Fast Mana + Tutors” permutation
          2. I’ve got Azami, Lady of Scrolls + Mind Over Matter as mentioned above
          3. My Winota, Joiner of Forces is close to cEDH, but mostly just in how quickly it can win. It’s got a decent amount of Fast Mana, and has so many token generators, that it consistently has a lot of creatures to attack and get Winota triggers with that it feels “combo-y”
          4. Emry has “Fast Mana + Combo” 
        2. Ryan
      4. Let’s see if any of our decks fall into this category!
    5. Let’s talk about what the different variations might look like
  5. Main Topic - High Powered Decks
  6. Summary - We hope you found this an interesting way to think about decks on the more powerful side of the EDH spectrum.Do you have any builds that fit squarely into one of the 3 variations we outlined?
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  4. Ep 85 Community Spotlight:
    1. Introduction
      1. Rachel is definitely an amazing community member who is always engaging with her folks on twitter and is a genuinely positive influence on the community!
      2. Her podcast The Commander’s Sphere is both hilarious and poignant regarding EDH and the community. 
      3. You may have also seen her appear twice on GameKnights, the first time winning with a Boros deck!
      1. How did you get into the game?
    2. MtG Origin Story
      1. What prompted you to get into content creation?
      2. How did you and Dan come up with the idea for The Commander’s Sphere?
    3. MtG Content Creator Origin Story
      1. Does your MtG persona affect your comedy?
    4. How is your career as a comedian going?
      1. Were you totally proud to be the first ever winner with a Boros deck
      2. What was filming like?
    5. How was being on GameKnights (twice!)?
      1. What do you feel like your personal mission is now that you’re a part of the CAG?
      2. Has it changed from what it was before
    6. How did you come to be on the CAG?
      1. All of your playmats on inked gaming are awesome!
        1. What kind of stuff do they have you working on?
      2. Working for CFB
    7. Your Graphic Design is awesome
      1. If so how did it compare to regular EDH.
    8. Have you ever played or considered playing cEDH? 
      1. For as long as I’ve known you, it seems like you always play decks that are not always what people expect. You seem to like to do things your own way, can you go into this process a little bit?
        1. A Definitive System For Power Ranking
          1. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/commandsphere/id/13449089
        2. Lasagna Tier EDH: Explained
      2. Lasagna Tier episodes from The Commander Sphere
    9. Mini-topic: How do you go about deck building.
  5. Main Topic - Rachel Weeks!

 

  • Lasagna Tier Staples

 

  1. Summary - We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Rachel, I know we did! 
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