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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 29, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Tim Rayburn
    2. Patreon Contest - 6 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - 3 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and wooden clogs
  3. Thanks
    1. @TRayburn - 0:52, 16:30, 19:55
    2. @mathimus55 - 2:00
    3. @ChannelFireball - 5:25, 6:46, 17:43
    4. @Stranjak - 5:45
    5. @rileyquarytower - 5:45
    6. @boltthebirdmtg - 7:47, 18:16
    7. @officialyoungmc - 8:30
    8. @philliphlavac - 9:16, 18:16, 19:55
    9. @danaroach - 9:16
    10. @SeanTabares - 13:10
    11. @MothershipGames - 13:54, 33:38, 50:39
    12. @CommanderReplay - 16:31, 19:55
    13. @HenryStukenborg - 19:55
    14. @mcgregok - 19:55
    15. @RealJoeyPants - 26:29
    16. @CMDRCentral_Max - 39:23
  4. Ep 34 Community Spotlight:
    1. Thanks to Channel Fireball
      1. Want to shout out Denis Stranjak (@Stranjak)
        1. Podcast called Scry me a River with @rileyquarytower 
          1. https://www.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/author/scry-me-a-river/
        2. Tell the story about Zack sending Ryan a podcast link called Scry Me a River
      2. Also, want to shout out Brandon (@boltthebirdmtg) for making us feel so welcome
    2. Went to dinner with Tim, Brian, Elliot, PJ, Vanessa and had some good tacos and good conversations
    3. Also went to dinner with Phillip and Lucas, at a Thai restaurant. We talked about a lot of things, including a deep dive on Pokemon
    4. Summary ; MF Austin was a blast!
  5. MagicFest Austin
    1. https://archidekt.com/decks/355785#Self_Mill
    2. Deck idea: The idea was to make the dream of a mill deck in EDH work. Usually with three opponents this is super hard, but then I thought… What if I mill myself? The following is what Ryan and I came up with. 
      1. Ashiok, Dream Render - Mill yourself, exile everyone else's graveyard.
        1. Prevents others from getting incidental value from Mesmeric Orb. 
      2. Traumatize
      3. Whispering Madness
      4. Fleet Swallower is cool - played in muldrotha and milled myself with it. 
      5. Leveler - if you have labman and a way to draw you win
      6. Stinkweed Imp - Dredge 5!!!!
    3. Mill Package
      1. Narcomoeba
      2. Vizier of Many Faces
      3. Increasing Confusion
      4. Kederekt Leviathan
      5. Corpse Connoisseur
      6. Stinkweed Imp Golgari Thug
      7. Dread Return
      8. Morgue Theft
      9. Deep Analysis
      10. Forbidden Alchemy
      11. Rags/Riches
    4. Cards that function from the graveyard
      1. Kederekt Leviathan - Just Dope! flood of tears on a creature, possibly twice. why haven't I been playing this card!
      2. Thassa, Deep-Dwelling - bounce Atris
        1. The Pile:
        2. Thought Scour
        3. Laboratory Maniac
        4. Deep Analysis
        5. Anticipate
        6. Reanimate
      3. Doomsday
    5. Cool Cards
      1. corpse connoisseur + golgari thug / stinkweed imp
      2. Tunnel vision / demonic consultation + conjurer's bauble / dig through time / anticipate / impulse / narset 
      3. Dread Return + Narcomoeba 
      4. Conjurer's Closet + Thassa deep dwelling
    6. Cool stuff this deck can do
  6. Main Topic - Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths Self Mill
  7. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  8. 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
  9. Contact Info
  10. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jan 22, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Jacob Taylor
    2. Patreon Contest - 6 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - 3 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and petri dishes
  3. Thanks
    1. @CMDRCentral_Max - 19:00
    2. @GingerJ0E - 19:00, 31:50, 49:48
    3. @MothershipGames - 19:30, 47:20
    4. @TolarianCollege - 46:50, 50:40
    5. @loadingreadyrun - 50:40
  4. Ep 33 Community Spotlight:
    1. 305.7
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. Magic is the greatest game and full of the best people. We should all be ambassadors and work to grow the game and bring in more great people. 
      1. We should foster a community of inclusivity
        1. Everyone deserves respect
        2. Spending time with folks with a different background or perspective, can give you a different perspective, and we think that’s a good thing
        3. Zack - Australia mail story
        1. Ryan tell a story
      2. Speak up when others are doing not cool things
    2. A Magic Player is a Magic Player period. 
      1. Kids could be present
      2. Others might not know you as well, and might not know when you’re joking. Sometimes, even innocent things, said with no ill-intent can be taken out of context
    3. Be aware of your surroundings
      1. Ryan does this. 
      2. Learn other’s stories
    4. Invest in those around you
      1. Ask if they want advice. It’s better than just offering, as sometimes a player may be salty, and getting advice might be the last thing they want.
      2. Maybe give some of your draft chaff to a newer player.
      3. Be willing to teach
    5. Help newer players
      1. Tokens, dice, life counter
      2. Knowing your deck
    6. Come prepared
      1. Crack fetches on not your turn
      2. Top responsibly (Cheer’s with a top)
    7. Play faster
      1. Pay attention
      2. Don’t be on your phone
    8. Invest in the game
      1. Lift people up on twitter
      2. Look for opportunities to be positive
    9. Be a positive role model in the community
      1. Spend money there, if you can
      2. Try and make sure the folks you play with have a good time, so they want to come back and play again
    10. Support your LGS
      1. Donate your bulk to kids clubs
      2. Participate in Charity functions, if you can
    11. Give back the community
      1. There are many ways to enjoy magic and they are all valid. 
      2. One should find people who enjoy magic the same way they do to play. 
      3. Be honest
      4. This will ensure that everyone has the most amount of fun
    12. The Talk
      1. Be the kind of person you want to play against
    13. Use your empathy hat
    14. Summary - Magic is the best game, but we can make it better. Be excellent to each other 
  6. Main Topic - Making Magic Better
  7. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jan 15, 2020
  1. This is part 3 of the 4 part Epic Crossover
    1. Monday CMDR Central 
      1. https://cmdrcentral.libsyn.com/174-the-epic-theros-set-review-crossover-creatures
      2. All non-legendary creatures
      3. With Guest Brando from CCO
      1. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/commandercookout/episodes/2020-01-13T22_16_27-08_00
      2. Instants, Sorceries, and Planeswalkers with guest Zack Taylor
    2. Tuesday Commander Cookout
      1. With Joey Schultz
      2. Ryan Peneff
      3. Max Crandell
      4. Ryan Greene 
    3. Be sure to tune in on Friday to EDHRec cast, where the EPIC crossover is happening and we’re gonna talk about all the Legendary Creatures from the set. HYPE!
    1. Patron of the week: Carlos Ovalle (@cjovalle)
    2. Patreon Contest - 6 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
  2. Patreon
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - 3 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
  3. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Werther’s Original Hard Caramel Candies
  4. Thanks
    1. @mathimus55 - 0:0:10
    2. @CCOPodcast - 0:0:23, 56:15, 58:30, 1:05:52
    3. @CCOBrando - 56:15
    4. @CMDRCentral - 0:0:23, 1:05:52
    5. @EDHRECast - 0:0:23, 1:05:52
    6. @edhrec - 0:1:14
    7. @cjovalle - 4:47
    8. @joss - 7:41
    9. @scryfall - 17:20
    10. @Artofryanyee - 20:00
    11. @victoradameart - 28:40
    12. @TolarianCollege - 28:40
    13. @CommandersBrew - 48:43
    14. @JosephMSchultz - 0:3:26, 58:00
    15. @BentzMr - 1:01:25
  5. Ep 32 Community Spotlight:
    1. Tolarian Community College video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD8dS55veKg
      1. Preview Card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhBGyhh9ZQQ
      2. Odric video (How does this have only 900 views?!?!?!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52knenkwOoE
    2. Commander’s Brew
  6. Media Links
    1. 611.1, 611.2c
  7. Commander Rules!
    1. Here’s the search we used:
      1. https://scryfall.com/search?as=grid&order=name&q=-type%3Acreature+%28type%3Aartifact+OR+type%3Aenchantment+OR+type%3Aland%29+set%3Athb
      1. Elspeth Conquers Death
      2. Enigmatic Incarnation
      3. Escape Velocity
      4. Furious Rise
      5. Hydra’s Growth
      6. Kiora Bests the Sea God
      7. Minion’s Return
      8. Omen of the Hunt
      9. One with the Stars
      10. Setessan Training
      11. The Akroan War
      12. The First Iroan Games
      13. Treacherous Blessing
      14. Underworld Breach
    2. Enchantments
      1. Altar of the Pantheon
      2. Nyx Lotus
      3. Shadowspear
      4. Soul-Guide Lantern
    3. Artifacts
      1. Friendly Temples, eg. Temple of Enlightenment
      2. Labyrinth of Skophos
    4. Lands
  8. Main Topic - The Epic Theros Set Review Crossover: Artifacts, Enchantments, and Lands
    1. Here’s where we each talk about our favorite card from the set (no matter the type!)
    2. Matt - Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
    3. Zack - Nyxbloom Ancient
    4. Ryan - Wavebreak Hippocamp
  9. Through-line
  10. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  11. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  12. 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
  13. Contact Info
  14. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jan 8, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: FrugalBrutal
    2. Patreon Contest - 6 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - 3 Boosters of Theros Beyond Death
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Pancake Robot
  3. Thanks
    1. FrugalBrutal - 1:12
    2. @jfwong - 9:12, 50:38
    3. @JoshLeeKwai - 9:12, 50:38
    4. @GavinVerhey - 9:12, 17:00, 22:05, 50:38
    5. @edhrec - 17:45
    6. @MothershipGames - 46:44
  4. Ep 31 Community Spotlight:
    1. 106.4, 106.4a-b
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. What do we know?
      1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/big-things-are-coming-commander-2020-2019-10-30
      2. 2020 Commander video from Command Zone and Wizards of the Coast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1ncWcr7Pks
        1. 5 Decks
        2. 71 Brand new Cards
        3. aligning the Commander decks with Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. They'll release with Ikoria on April 24, and you'll even be able to try them (in casual play, of course) at the Ikoria Prerelease April 17–19!
        4. All the new cards in the decks are set in the world of Ikoria. (The reprints can be from anywhere.)
        5. the 71 new cards are not also found in Draft Boosters
      3. Commander (2020 Edition), 
        1. 2 New decks 
        2. 3 new cards per deck
      4. Zendikar Rising
        1. 8 Reprints
          1. Our Predictions
            1. Chord of Calling
            2. Cultivate/Kodama’s Reach
            3. Eternal Witness
            4. Sylvan Caryatid
            5. Greater Good
            6. Beastmaster Ascension
            7. Rampaging Baloths
            8. Sakura-Tribe Elder
        2. Two versions: a premium (foil) and a regular edition
      5. Commander Collection: Green
        1. Over 70 brand-new legends for you to build decks with
        2.  20-card packs, with a foil and two legendary creatures in every single pack
        3. Cards can be from anywhere in space and time in the Multiverse
          1. Each has three new cards not found in boosters
        4. Two Commander Decks w/ Commander Legends
      6. Commander Legends
      1. Ryan - A Selesnya or Rakdos Commander will be printed that Ryan wants to build around
      2. Zack - Sanctioned 1v1 tournament brawl
        1. Z - Planeswalker Commanders in C20
      3. Zack - All Planeswalkers will be legal as Commanders 
      4. Ryan - Over 100 new commanders (882 Current cards can be your commander)
      5. Ryan - tournament modes on arena (spectator mode)
      6. Zack - Magic Legends is in beta by the end of the year
      7. Both - Netflix cartoon will release in 2020
    2. Serious
      1. Zack - Primeval Titan is unbanned and included in Commander Collection: Green
      2. Zack - Golos, Tireless Pilgrim will be banned in Commander
      3. Ryan - Monstrosity mechanic will be reprinted in Ikoria
      4. Ryan - We will see the return of some Eldrazi in Commander Legends
        1. R
          1. Teferi’s Protection
          2. Lightning Greaves
          3. Mirari’s Wake 
          1. Rhystic Study
          2. Toxic Deluge
          3. Merciless Eviction
        2. Z
      5. 3 Reprints we will see in 2020
    3. Fun
      1. Ryan - No human drafts in 2020
      2. Both - Brawl available 24/7 for free
      3. Zack - Historic Brawl will become prominently played. 
    4. Arena
      1. 2020 will be a #HellaLitDopeFam year of commander, like the biggest year EVER! We’re totally stoked about it and can’t wait to see what WotC throws at us!!!
      2. What do you think about our predictions? Do you have your own predictions? Let us know!
    5. Summary
  6. Main Topic - 2020 Predictions
  7. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Jan 1, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Bear Maulings
    2. Patreon Contest - Throne of Eldrane Bundle
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. January 10-12 2020
    2. https://www.cfbevents.com/events/MTGAustin
    3. 3 day pass is $80 - https://my.cfbevents.com/tournament/7941
  3. We’re gonna be guests at Channel Fireball’s Magic Fest Austin!!!
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and the black eyed peas
  4. Thanks
    1. @BearMaulings - 2:46
    2. @ChannelFireball - 5:14, 26:31
    3. @CommandersBrew - 14:10
    4. @SeanTabares - 14:10
    5. @commandcast - 14:56
    6. @jfwong - 14:56
    7. @JoshLeeKwai - 14:56
    8. @AshlenRose - 14:56
    9. @MothershipGames - 16:35
    10. @OrzhovDunn - 21:50, 33:00
    11. @danaroach - 21:50, 24:02, 36:15
    12. @CMDRCentral - 21:50, 24:02, 36:15, 40:41
    13. @JasonEAlt - 21:50, 33:00
    14. @TinStHooligans - 22:59
    15. @dellchildrens - 24:02
    16. @CMDRCentral_Max - 24:02, 36:15
    17. @CCOPodcast - 24:02, 32:01, 42:16
    18. @CCOBrando - 24:02
    19. @GingerJ0E - 24:02, 26:20, 30:20
    20. @dpkrausejr - 24:02, 27:05, 30:20
    21. @CadPopCast - 24:02, 32:01, 42:16
    22. @PKP_Magic - 33:00
    23. @fishcastmtg - 33:00
    24. @HellKatMTG - 33:00
    25. @wisesquishy1 - 36:15, 40:41
    26. @Movember - 37:51
    27. @ExoticMTG - 39:18
    28. @maro254 - 40:41
  5. Ep 30 Community Spotlight:
    1. 514.1-514.3a
  6. Commander Rules!
    1. It’s been an awesome year for Commander and it’s been an awesome year for us! 
    2. June 11th - We launched Commander Social
      1. https://overcast.fm/+E4-y-VMzI
    3. June 11th - Zack guested on Commander’s Brew
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtAP2AY1hj8
        1. Command Zone episode 275: https://commandzone.collected.company/cf826dc0-3b8b-11e9-b293-9fdeb70c0232
        2. Command Zone episode 277: https://commandzone.collected.company/118a8910-a238-11e9-ba20-8b3082482149
    4. July 3rd - Command Zone 2019 Commander Summit
      1. Played some games of Commander and did a Core 20 prerelease, and just had fun interacting with awesome folks.
    5. July 5,6 - Rooster Teeth Convention in Austin
      1. https://www.patreon.com/commandersocial
    6. July 9th - We launched our Patreon
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnZfdlbrpK4&t=674s
    7. Jul 29, 2019 - Zack appears on Cult of Film with Dana Roach hosted by Jon Dunning to discuss 500 Days of Summer
      1. The Rotisserie - Raised $1740 for Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin
        1. Dana - From @cmdrcentral
        2. Max - From @cmdrcentral
        3. Ryan - From @CCOPodcast
        4. Brando - From @CCOPodcast
        5. Danny K - Friend of the show. Attender of GPs
          1. http://bit.ly/CS_ep_9
        6. Joe Hoffman - Friend of the show
      2. First ever Command Zone at a Magic Fest
      3. Commander Party
    8. August 22nd - MagicFest Las Vegas
    9. September - We hit 1000 Twitter Followers, and we did our first ever audience question episode
      1. http://bit.ly/CS_ep_13
    10. September 4th - We had Joe Hofmann (@GingerJ0E) and Dan Krause(@dpkrausejr) on our show, which we recorded in Las Vegas!
      1. https://overcast.fm/+R4VMPmx28
    11. September 4th - Ryan guested on Commander Ad Populum
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHDBK8yxwV8&t=1s
    12. Sep 17, 2019 - Zack appears on Supreme Verdict with Cody Smith(@fishcastmtg), Kat Light(@HellKatMTG), hosted by Jon Dunning(@OrzhovDunn) and Pixie Kitten (@PKP_Magic)
    13. October 24th - We did our first ever Twitch stream!
      1. https://cmdrcentral.libsyn.com/153-pet-decks-with-commander-social
    14. October 28th - Ryan and Zack on CMDR Central
    15. November - We participated in Movember, and raised $420 Dollars for charity
      1. https://www.31daysofchristmas.com/
    16. December 15th - Teamed up with ExoticMTG (@exoticmtg) and their 31 Days of Christmas Giveaway
      1. https://cmdrcentral.libsyn.com/166-head-to-head-possible-commander-rule-changes
    17. December 16th - Zack guests on CMDR Central
      1. Ep 8 - Top 10 Commander Skills - http://bit.ly/CS_ep_8
      2. Ep 17 - New to Commander - http://bit.ly/CS_ep_17
      3. Ep 20 - The Stable - http://bit.ly/CS_ep_20
    18. Our Top episodes?
      1. What a year it has been! Thanks to everyone for coming along on this ride with us.
      2. We try to focus on always improving, and so we want to know: What do you want to see us do next year? We’d love to hear from you! 
      3. We are so grateful and thankful for ALL OF YOU!
    19. Summary
    20. Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year. 
  7. Main Topic - Year in Review
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Dec 25, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: CardTyrant (@CardTyrant on Twitter)
    2. Patreon Contest - Throne of Eldrane Bundle
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. January 10-12 2020
    2. https://www.cfbevents.com/events/MTGAustin
    3. 3 day pass is $80 - https://my.cfbevents.com/tournament/7941
  3. We’re gonna be guests at Channel Fireball’s Magic Fest Austin!!!
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Choco Tacos
    2. Lee for help with the awesome spreadsheet charts and number crunching
  4. Thanks
    1. @CardTyrant - 2:39
    2. @ChannelFireball - 3:50, 38:17
    3. @jimmyfallon - 13:38
    4. @dpkrausejr - 17:35, 27:20, 41:40, 43:29, 45:00
    5. @danaroach - 21:16, 51:10
    6. @EDHRECast - 21:16
    7. @MothershipGames - 23:41
    8. @jumbocommander - 31:34
    9. @GingerJ0E - 38:32
  5. Ep 29 Community Spotlight:
    1. 101.4
  6. Commander Rules!
    1. I recorded all of my games for the entire year of 2019, and I think this is something listeners might enjoy doing, and if not that, at least be interested in hearing about my games for the year
      1. Listeners, we want to know if you enjoyed this type of episode, and we’d love to hear if you start recording your games!
      1. Explain how I recorded all the results
        1. Take notes with Phone, and then transfer to a spreadsheet at the end of the year (Might be better to start off with a spreadsheet at the beginning of the year)
        2. I’ll make a template from my spreadsheet and share it with all of you! - http://bit.ly/CS_gamelog
        1. Date
        2. Location
        3. Player 1 (usually me): Deck Played
        4. Player 2: Deck Played
        5. Player N: Deck Played
        6. One or two sentence summary of who won, and how they won
      2. An entry looks like so:
    2. Methodology
      1. Zack makes a guess at all of these:
        1. How many games played?
        2. How many games Zack played with me?
        3. Where did I play most often?
        4. What percentage of games were 2,3,4,5,6 player?
        5. Which deck I played the most? How many times?
          1. Dive in a bit here
        6. Which deck had the best win percentage?
        7. How many different decks I played?
        8. How many different people did I 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)
        9. Notable win/loss ratios against people?
        10. My overall win/loss percentage?
        11. Zack’s overall win/loss percentage?
    3. To the Numbers!
      1. It was really fun and interesting to record all of my games for the year. I really do encourage listeners out there to do this. It all started with a question to myself “How many games of Commander do I actually PLAY in a year?” Audience, was this interesting? Please let us know. Hope everyone out there has a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday season.
    4. Summary
  7. Main Topic
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Dec 18, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Ursa, Bearwalker (@UrsaBearwalker)
    2. Patreon Contest - Throne of Eldrane Bundle
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. January 10-12 2020
    2. https://www.cfbevents.com/events/MTGAustin
    3. 3 day pass is $80 - https://my.cfbevents.com/tournament/7941
  3. We’re gonna be guests at Channel Fireball’s Magic Fest Austin!!!
    1. 31 different content creators are each giving away a prize every day in December!
    2. Enter to win here: https://www.31daysofchristmas.com/enter-to-win
  4. Exotic MTG’s 31 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Our video is already out, but there’s still time to enter and possibly win other content creator’s giveaways)
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Meat Thermometer 
  5. Thanks
    1. @UrsaBearwalker - 0:32
    2. @ChannelFireball - 4:30
    3. @ExoticMTG - 7:41
    4. @scryfall - 14:37
    5. @BWWings - 16:36
    6. @kanyewest - 16:36
  6. Ep 28 Community Spotlight:
    1. 207.2c
      1. Slaying Fire {2}{R}
      2. Instant
      3. Slaying Fire deals 3 damage to any target.
      4. Adamant — If at least three red mana was spent to cast this spell, it deals 4 damage instead.
  7. Commander Rules!
    1. Zack - Sometimes I have trouble knowing when to use removal, and I thought maybe other folks out there might feel the same
      1. New players sometimes use removal as soon as they have it to cast
      2. These are somewhat generic scenarios, and the stuff we talk about this episode can be generally applied, but there are always exceptions
      1. Early Sol Ring
    2. Are Mana rocks worth destroying?
    3. Vorinclex - optimal time to remove
      1. When a scary thing on the stack which is better?
    4. Removal vs Counterspell
    5. Destroy a creature that is hurting the table(ie Collector Ouphe), but not you? 
      1. Ryan has a series of questions here
    6. Rest in Peace and there’s an Emry or other graveyard using player at the table.
    7. When to use a board wipe?
    8. When to use a single target removal?
    9. Destroy a PW now or closer to an ultimate? (maybe someone else will take care of it)
    10. Holding removal in case someone else does your dirty work for you (in the business we call this a Ryan move)
    11. How to tell what is the one thing you should remove? (Enchantments and artifacts example)
      1. When to use removal as a political tool?
    12. Removal and politics
  8. Main Topic - Using Removal Effectively
  9. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  10. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  11. 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
  12. Contact Info
  13. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Dec 11, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Zane Thorp
    2. Patreon Contest - Throne of Eldrane Bundle
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. 31 different content creators are each giving away a prize every day in December!
    2. Subscribe to us on Youtube and turn on notifications to see our video on Dec 15th.
    3. Enter to win here: https://www.31daysofchristmas.com/enter-to-win
  3. Exotic MTG’s 31 Days of Christmas Giveaway (5 days from when you hear this)
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering
  4. Thanks
    1. Zane Thorp - 1:10
    2. @MothershipGames - 3:03
    3. @ExoticMTG - 3:25
  5. Ep 27 Community Spotlight:
    1. 703.1, 703.2, 703.3,  703.4c
  6. Commander Rules!
    1. Disclaimer: These are OUR top cards, not necessarily the most powerful (but they might be!)
  7. Main Topic - Top 8 Commander Cards of 2019
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Dec 4, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Gabriel
    2. Patreon Contest - Throne of Eldrane Bundle
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter Contest - Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. 31 different content creators are each giving away a prize every day in December!
    2. Subscribe to us on Youtube and turn on notifications to see our video on Dec 15th.
    3. Enter to win here: https://www.31daysofchristmas.com/enter-to-win
  3. Exotic MTG’s 31 Days of Christmas Giveaway
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and for the fried pheasant for Thanksgiving!
    2. Kelly for awesome pecan cheesecake!
  4. Thanks
    1. Gabriel - 0:52
    2. @TolarianCollege - 2:10
    3. @MothershipGames - 2:40
    4. @ExoticMTG - 3:27
    5. @CardTyrant - 4:18
    6. @scryfall - 12:00
    7. @EthanFleischer - 13:50
    8. @GingerJ0E - 17:38
    9. @CMDRCentral_Max - 20:31
    10. @CCOPodcast - 41:03
    11. @McDonalds - 41:43
  5. Ep 26 Community Spotlight:
    1. 716.4
  6. Commander Rules!
    1. Disclaimer: We didn’t necessarily pick the best/most busted Commanders. We picked our favorites.
    2. There were a total possible 79 Commanders from 2019. Here’s the search we used to generate that: https://scryfall.com/search?q=year%3D2019+-is%3Areprint+is%3Acommander&as=grid&order=name   (Thank you Scryfall!) 
    3. This was a hard list to pair down.
    4. Secret List
      1. Please let us know what your top 8 Commanders for 2019 are!
      2. Commander 2019 was an AWESOME year for Commander, and 2020 is shaping up to be an even MORE amazing year for Commander! If we do another show like this next year, it’s probably going to be a LOT harder :)
    5. Summary
  7. Main Topic - Top 8 Commanders of 2019
  8. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  9. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  10. Zack Gets it Together Theme
  11. Thanks for listening and keep it social!
    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
  12. Contact Info
  13. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 27, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: T.H. The Intern
    2. Patreon Contest: Win a Brawl Deck of your choice
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Foil Kenrith, the Returned King
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and a Metronome
  3. Thanks
    1. TH the Intern - 0:50
    2. @dpkrausejr - 2:00
    3. @chrisvondoom1 - 4:03
    4. @MaxBloomfield4 - 6:48
    5. @BentzMr - 22:59
    6. @kanyewest - 23:54
    7. @MothershipGames - 31:41
    8. @MetalMatReturns - 32:56
    9. @CommandersBrew - 37:08
    10. @KayJewelers - 41:05
  4. Ep 25 Community Spotlight:
    1. 601.2f, 601.2g
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. Having a plan Starts even before you sit down to a game
      1. It happens when you’re building your deck
        1. Decks should have a plan and ultimately, aside from everyone having fun while playing, this plan should end in winning.
        1. Games vary wildly, be ready to adapt your plan, or drop it all together
          1. Sometimes the board gets clogged up, and you need to wait on a Board Wipe before you commit anymore resource
          2. Sometimes an opponent casts Wheel of Fortune, or Windfall, and now you have to come up with a new plan, cause your old plan is in the graveyard
          3. Sometimes you may have to rely on resources outside your deck, like Politics
      2. Be ready for your plan to change at a moment’s notice
        1. Super Friends
        2. Poison counters
        3. +1/+1 Counters
      3. Some Commanders facilitate having a plan more than others. Example, Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
      4. Some Commanders are harder: Example Ertai the Corrupted, Tatyova, Benthic Druid
        1. Zack - I have lots of ideas for decks and I’ll see cool commanders that have sweet synergies that allow me to do cool things like generate infinite mana, draw a bunch of cards, or do other things like that, but I always have a problem finishing games. 
        2. If you remember from two episodes ago, a slot ryan and I didn’t overlap in was wincons. This is because I like to specifically spell out what cards I plan to use to win, whether it be a combo or an eldrazi.
          1. Ryan - This is how I win :)
        3. Most games I kind of spin my wheels and do things, but I rarely win. 
      5. Plan for your win-cons
        1. Example: Ryan has an Aryel, Knight of Windgrace deck, and cannot win outside of the combat step. Glacial Chasm/Constant Mists are nearly impossible for that deck to beat
          1. Maybe add some cards like Skull Storm or Approach of the Second Sun, or Torment of Hailfire
          1. Maybe play a card like Meteor Golem (Thanks to Matt Jorgenson @MetalMatReturns)
          2. Maybe a Laboratory Maniac or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries
          3. Maybe Rite of Replication or Echo Storm
        2. Emry, Lurker of the Loch gets completely shutdown by Rest in Peace
      6. Maybe even have a backup plan or two.
      1. Attacking with fat creatures. Oftentimes this is accentuated with a little bit of the ole Craterhoof Behemoth, or Overrun, or Triumph of the Horde
        1. Mirrodin besieged
        2. Darksteel Reactor
        3. Revel in Riches
        4. Mortal Combat
      2. Alternate condition win cons
        1. Sharuum, Phyrexian Metamorph, Bitter Ordeal
        2. Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond
      3. Comboing out the table
      4. Milling Out someone, or Large amounts of mana and a Stroke of Genius
        1. Exsanguinate
        2. Torment of Hailfire
        3. Expropriate
        4. Past in Flames
        5. Mizzik’s Mastery 
      5. Big Mana/Spells
    2. So what are some common Win Cons?
      1. You’ll find games easier to navigate when you have a plan. It’s also a good idea to build in some backup plans, and maybe even some cards to counterspell or protect your primary plan. So plan on tuning into us next week for more Commander Content
    3. Summary
  6. Main Topic - Having a Plan
  7. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. Zack Gets it Together Theme
  10. Thanks for listening and keep it social!
    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
  11. Contact Info
  12. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC

 

Nov 20, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Andrew Harmon
      1. ALSO, Patron ONLY Brawl Tournament, winner to get a Brawl Deck
    2. Patreon Contest - Win a Brawl Deck of your choice
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Twitter contest - Foil Kenrith, the Returned King
    1. https://moteam.co/commander-social?mc=1
  1. Movember
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Maple Tree Tap
    1. Andrew Harmon - 1:25
    2. @chrisvondoom1 - 5:23
    3. @GingerJ0E - 5:23
    4. @PKP_Magic - 5:41
    5. @Kesswylie - 6:01
    6. @theMMcast - 6:01
    7. @danaroach - 25:27
    8. @CMDRCentral - 25:27
    9. @thespikefeeders - 31:12
    10. @BentzMr - 37:02
    11. @JasonEAlt - 39:06
  2. Ep 24 Community Spotlight:
    1. 500.1
  3. Commander Rules!
    1. This topic is a little more on the psychological side of things, but I thought it would be an interesting thought experiment about why we play magic, and maybe why we like Commander chief amongst formats
    2. So, WHAT is Working for a Win? To me, it’s the notion that a close game or a hard fought game is more satisfying to win.
      1. I played a LOT of video games in the 80s. 
        1. Super Mario Brothers
        2. Zelda
        3. Mega Man
        4. Metroid
        5. Ghosts n’ Goblins
      2. These games were TOUGH! If you didn’t grow up playing these games, and you’ve never gone back and played them you can look up ppl playing these games on youtube
      3. Zack’s game was X-Com UFO Defense
      4. In order to beat many of these types of games, it required a LOT of persistence, and banging your head against a wall in frustration. Many of the games didn’t have a save system, so you just had to play repeatedly until you got good enough to beat them.
      5. There weren't any walkthroughs you could look up on the internet. There wasn’t internet. 
    3. Part of this may stem from growing up during the time that we grew up
      1. - That euphoric feeling when you finally DO best a video game.
        1. I remember I got in front of my TV and got my parents to take a “selfie” (ie polaroid) of me standing next to the credits when I beat the original Final Fantasy NES game. 
      2. Zack -  didn’t really get into beating games until college / post college when I beat the first few Halo games in a row as well as the first couple of Gears of War. It was an awesome feeling knowing these games were pretty difficult and there were a lot of times I just had to keep playing through to keep going. I remember getting soo mad at this on thing in GoW where I was behind like a counter and there was a dude on a cannon and two dude covering him and I’d jump out and die almost immediately. It took me two days to beat that I i remember being immensely proud when i did. 
    4. So WHY do we like working for a win?
      1. Disclaimer: This next bit mostly applies to Multiplayer games.
        1. I think Magic players WANT a good game. I think most people would describe a good game as one that is CLOSE. Essentially, I think Magic players want to WORK for their WINs. (Audience, do you think this is true?) 
        2. Even coming from a Standard / Modern grinder perspective games that are blowouts always felt like hollow victories. 
      2. If a game is a good game, and a close game, it will often feel like a puzzle. We as humans like feeling smart, and so it’s only natural that we enjoy solving puzzles. Part of what makes Magic such an amazing game is that it continually generates new and unique puzzles for us to solve.
        1. Example story about Dana getting 6 alt-lose kills in-a-row in back-to-back games. 
          1. Mirrodin Besieged:
            1. 2U Enchantment:
              1. As Mirrodin Besieged enters the battlefield, choose Mirran or Phyrexian.
      3. Getting good stories. Games where you have to Work for your Win often generate good stories. Another thing about us humans, we enjoy a good story.
    5. HOW does working for a win apply to Magic?
  4. Main Topic - Working for Wins
  • Mirran — Whenever you cast an artifact spell, create a 1/1 colorless Myr artifact creature token.
  • Phyrexian — At the beginning of your end step, draw a card, then discard a card. Then, if there are fifteen or more artifact cards in your graveyard, target opponent loses the game.
          1. Atemsis, All-Seeing
            1. 3UUU 4 / 5 Flying Sphinx
            2. 2U tap: draw two cards then discard a card
            3. When Atemsis, all-seeing deals damage to player you may reveal your hand and if there’s 6 different mana costs in the hand that player loses the game
          1. Once in league i was playing niv mizzet and just went off. I don’t remember exactly what happened, but I remember everyone at the table was cheering for me to get the win and I did!
        1. Zack any good stories you want to share?
          1. Zack - This speaks to my philosophy on EDH where I don’t care if i win or loose, I just want to see crazy things happen! I want to have awesome stories to tell whether I win or lose!
        2. Also, I think that games with good stories are more satisfying for EVERYONE involved, win or lose.
        1. Ryan - I personally haven’t played very much cEDH
        2. cEDH players players probably do a fair amount of this, cause they have lots of interaction to fight through, so maybe their deck wins in the same way most games, but they are trying to balance WHEN to go for it, and when to leave up interaction for their opponents
        3. If you’re out there, and you like/play a lot of cEDH, holler at us, and let us know if this is correct, and how you might feel.
      1. cEDH (or Competative EDH) may really feel like this.
        1. This is why we have the talk to ensure everyone is playing an equally powered deck and thus have an equal chance at winning. 
      2. Why we all want decks of similar power levels, so that each game is not just a cake walk. Cake walks don’t generate good stories. 
      3. Ryan - Working for a win is part of why I personally don’t like playing a LOT of tutors. I do play some, but I often find I like to play more narrow tutors
      4. Working for a win is also probably a lot of the reason that I like playing with O.P.C. (cause it oftentimes makes the puzzle harder, or at least more interesting, AND the pieces of the puzzle change depending on WHO I’m playing against)
      5. Zack - working for a win for me is why i always like to play some convoluted combo in my decks, but not run tutors for them. I like the idea of having to fight to survive long enough to get the pieces assembled. Usually these are alt win cons. 
      1. Magic is the best game ever, and the ability to work for our wins is probably a big part of what makes magic so good. Did we get this right? Do you enjoy working for your wins? Let us know in the comments below, or via Twitter
    1. Summary:
  1. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  2. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  3. 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
  4. Contact Info
  5. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 13, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Lee
      1. ALSO, Patron ONLY Brawl Tournament, winner to get a Brawl Deck
    2. Patreon Contest - Win a Brawl Deck of your choice
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Foil Kenrith, the Returned King
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. https://moteam.co/commander-social
    2. We’re growing sweet staches and walking 60 miles in the month of November
  3. Movember
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Peanut Butter Parfaits
  4. Thanks
    1. Lee - 1:12
    2. @GavinVerhey - 3:48
    3. @GingerJ0E - 15:45
    4. @CMDRCentral_Max - 15:45, 22:26
    5. @danaroach - 33:31
    6. @CommandersBrew - 49:42
    7. @MothershipGames - 1:01:47
  5. Ep 23 Community Spotlight:
    1. 110.1, 110.5
  6. Commander Rules!
    1. While Ryan and I tend to gravitate towards similar decks and playstyles, we often take different approaches to how we would build decks. Tonight we are comparing Ryan’s Emry deck to Zack’s!
      1. Zack’s Deck: https://archidekt.com/decks/258206#Zack's_Emry
        1. Ryan’s Budget version: https://archidekt.com/decks/269099#Ryan's_Emry_-_Budget
      2. Ryan’s Deck: https://archidekt.com/decks/266924#Ryan's_Emry
        1. Joe Hoffman, Max Crandell, Brando Calrisian
      3. Thanks to the Folks that helped us work on these decks
      1. Zack - To draw all the cards, and take all the turns
      2. Ryan - Robots in de-Loch. Constructs wage a war to destroy the evil forces, of the Zack-ticons (Construct Tribal)
    2. Deck Motivation / Plan
      1. Maybe make some graphics for this
        1. Removal - 12
        2. Ramp - 8
        3. Card Draw - 8
        4. Synergy - 5
        5. Counterspells - 4
        6. Wincon - 6
        7. Combo - 6
        8. Moar Turns - 4
        9. Flex - 9
        10. Lands - 37
      2. Zack’s Slots
        1. Constructs - 13
        2. Commander Synergy - 6
        3. Self Mill - 5
        4. Card Draw - 8
        5. Ramp - 8
        6. Recursion - 6
        7. Removal - 4
        8. Board Wipes - 4
        9. Flex - 9
        10. Lands - 36
      3. Ryan’s Slots
        1. Ryan
          1. 42 Artifacts
          2. 30 Creatures
          3. 8 Instant
          4. 4 Enchantment
          5. 3 Sorcery
          6. 37 Land
          1. 27 Artifacts
          2. 11 Creatures
          3. 15 Instant
          4. 6 Enchantment
          5. 9 Sorcery
          6. 2 Planeswalker
          7. 37 Land
        2. Zack
      4. Card types
        1. Ryan - 3.06
        2. Zack - 4.13
      5. Average CMC
        1. Surprisingly, we overlapped in very few cards:
          1. Academy Ruins
          2. Castle Vantress
          3. Darksteel Citadel
          4. Inventors' Fair
          5. Seat of the Synod
        2. Lands
          1. Cyclonic Rift
          2. Duplicant
          3. Flood of Tears
          4. Mind Stone
          5. Mirrodin Besieged
          6. Reality Shift
          7. Solemn Simulacrum
        3. Non-lands
        4. HOW DID I FORGET SOL RING!!!!!!??!?!?!?!!?!
      6. Overlap
    3. Stats - Before we get into it let’s compare some data points on the deck
      1. Ryan
        1. Giant Robots - Arcbound Ravager, Metalwork Colossus, Myr Battlesphere, Torrential Gearhulk, Traxos, Triskelion
        2. Artificer’s Intuition, 13 zero and one mana artifacts, Also this allows for potential Emry on Turn 1
        3. Paradoxical Outcome - Potential to return lots of cards, and draw lots of cards
        4. Self Mill to get lots of Fuel for Emry in the yard
        5. Urza, Lord High Artificer - Finally have  a place to play this
        6. Scrapyard Recombiner - 15 Constructs (13 in the construct category and two in other categories)
        7. Artifact Sac Outlets - Dedicated ways to use out of Emry’s replay effect. 
        8. Recursion - Emry does this, but so does Scrap Trawler, Trading Post, Junk Diver, Salvaging Station
        9. Untapping Emry to bring a LOT of things back - Minamo, School at Water’s Edge, Freed from the Real
        1. Sol Ring
          1. Extra Planar Lens
          2. Caged Sun
        2. Mono Color gotta have mana doublers
        3. Mirrodin Besieged
          1. Dramatic Reversal
          2. High Tide
          3. Reset
        4. Isochron Scepter with two drop instants
        5. Cyclonic rift and clones
        6. Chasm Skulker
        7. Mystic Forge
      2. Zack
    4. Fun card synergies
      1. Zack
      2. Ryan - Not your typical Emry deck. I tried to make sure there weren’t any infinite combos in the list. Each turn is going to feel like a puzzle, on how to extract the most value out of your cards. Plus, Huge robots!
    5. Why my deck is the most fun to play / play against
      1. Let us know by voting in our week long poll. 
    6. So what did you think of our decks?
  7. Main Topic - A Tail of Two Emrys
  8. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  9. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  10. 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
  11. Contact Info
  12. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Nov 6, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Max Crandell
    2. Patreon Contest - November Giveaway: Brawl Deck of Your Choice
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - November Giveaway: Foil Kenrith, the Returned King
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering
  3. Thanks
    1. @CMDRCentral_Max - 1:46, 2:16, 5:37
    2. @CMDRCentral, @danaroach, @wisesquishy1 - 2:16
    3. T.H.e Intern, @TheTokenOtaku, @Tequila_Nebula, @chrisvondoom1, @GingerJ0E - 5:37
    4. @MTG_Arena - 14:00, 18:27
    5. @MothershipGames - 23:30
    6. @StarCityGames - 24:00
    7. @Sunyveil - 24:00 
  4. Ep 22 Community Spotlight:
    1. 606.4
      1. Legendary Artifact
      2. Whenever you activate a loyalty ability of a Chandra planeswalker, you may pay {1}. If you do, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.
      3. {1}, {T}, Discard a Mountain card or a red card: Draw a card.
    2. Chandra's Regulator {1}{R}
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. Commander Social Brawl Stream: https://youtu.be/N4Khy6SZBig
    2. Starcity Games article by @Sunyveil: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/39143_Twelve-Card-Upgrades-To-Throne-Of-Eldraines-Preconstructed-Brawl-Decks.html
  6. Main Topic - Brawl
  7. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Oct 30, 2019
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Adam Hicks (@Elspethlives)
    2. Patreon Contest - This month’s contest is almost over. Throne of Eldraine Pre-release kit (Provided by @MothershipGames)
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - This month’s contest is almost over. Three Throne of Eldraine booster packs
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering
  3. Thanks
    1. @Elspethlives - 1:24
    2. @snoobic - 1:52
    3. @MothershipGames - 2:15
    4. @CMDRCentral_Max - 14:47
    5. @CCOPodcast - 14:47
    6. @JoshLeeKwai - 19:40
    7. @kanyewest - 25:59
    8. @Card_Kingdom - 26:36
  4. Ep 21 Community Spotlight:
    1. For Cole
    2. 117.3c
      1. Creature — Horror
      2. When you cast this spell, any player may discard three cards. If a player does, counter Phantasmagorian.
      3. Discard three cards: Return Phantasmagorian from your graveyard to your hand.
      4. 6/6
    3. Phantasmagorian {5}{B}{B}
    4. Planeswalkers
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. We’re getting a little vulnerable this week and discussing the things that scare us a little in commander. 
    2. Maybe these things don’t bother you. If you have ways to deal with these things hit us up on twitter
    3. Ryan / Zack Things that Scare us in Commander Secret list
    4. What do you think about these things? Do any of them scare you? Are there things that scare you we didn’t list? Hit us up
  6. Main Topic - Things that Scare us in Commander
  7. Thanks for watching! Please remember to Like and Subscribe, and you can follow us on Twitter, @commandersocial, @greenegeek, @z4ck38. Keep it Social!
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC
Oct 23, 2019

The Stable - Ep 20

 

  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the week: Dana Roach 
    2. Patreon Contest - Throne of Eldraine Pre-Release Kit
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
    4. Twitter contest - Three Packs of Throne of Eldraine
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering
    2. Kelly for pork buns and Sending out Phat Loot
  3. Thanks
    1. @danaroach - 1:31, 1:54
    2. @CMDRCentral - 1:31
    3. @EDHRECast - 1:31
    4. @CMDRCentral_Max - 1:54
    5. @wisesquishy1 - 1:54
    6. @MothershipGames - 3:26, 37:18
    7. @rudysbbq - 7:45
    8. @tappedout - 14:22
    9. @scryfall - 14:22
    10. @SheldonMenery - 17:29
    11. @archidekt - 14:22, 25:48
    12. @Top8Games - 32:29
    13. @GavinVerhey - 32:29
    14. @HenryStukenborg - 39:56
    15. @jumbocommander - 43:51
  4. Ep 20 Community Spotlight:
    1. 800.4, 800.4a
  5. Commander Rules!
    1. What is the stable?
      1. It’s a place to keep the decks you play often, up-to-date.
        1. This is not for ALL of your decks (unless you only have a few decks)
        2. I have like 25 decks, and I’m not proposing to keep up with all of them, I’m proposing that you select the true gems, the ones you you always have fun playing, and thinking about
        1. This can be nice if you have decks in many different tools, such as Tappedout, or Archidekt, or the new Scryfall Deck Editor
      2. It’s a single place you can access that has all your decks in one place. 
      3. There’s a social component to the stable as well. I propose that folks can share their Stable with other people, and that it can be a way to let other people (in person and on the internet) get to know them. A business card that you can hand to other folks that says “I’m this kind of Commander player!”
      4. I like the idea of doing this because I am constantly updating decks, but don’t have a way to track those changes and if they are improvements or not. Ryan - Historical Data! 
        1. The chances of getting a deck exactly the way you want it the first time you play it is pretty slim.
        2. This lets you track what’s working for you and not working for you. 
      5. A way to force us to consider upgrading decks 
      6. Summary - This probably isn’t a new idea, and it’s probably something that some of you out in audience land already do. I just wanted to establish this idea, and get some conversation around this topic, maybe also establish some common terms we can use in this discussion. Also, I’m really bad at updating decks, and we’ll see this when I get to my personal Stable later this episode
      1. This is player dependant, but the more decks in your stable, probably the less attention you can give to each deck.
      2. Probably no more than 10 depending on how often you play. 
    2. How many decks should be in a stable?
      1. Spreadsheets Obvs!
    3. How are we going to keep track of this?
      1. discussion
    4. Always brewing new decks (Ryan) vs Constantly seeking new cards to upgrade current decks (Zack)
      1. Available to the public here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uWr1dnkuHoyinfyCGf3A2g1WTcTLi6L5
        1. Created 8/22/2019
        2. Recently Updated! (4 cards in, and 4 cards out)
      2. Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer
        1. Created 2/26/2019
        2. There are some new cards I’m really excited to put in here (Tome of Legends and Robber of the Rich). I also know there are a few cards in here which are underperforming, and me getting all analytical about my Stable is going to help me put in the effort to keep the decks I love shiny and performing well
      3. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser
        1. Created 6/17/2017
        2. This was originally a “found deck”
        3. This is one that I’ve added and removed some cards from, but I can’t tell you what they are, because I haven’t been keeping track of it
      4. Gonti, Lord of Luxury
        1. 11/15/2018
        2. This deck is literally unchanged from when I built it. Granted, I had a great starting point to launch from (Thanks Jumbo Commander). This deck is really fun, and I play it all the time, and it deserves some attention.
      5. Braids, Conjurer Adept
        1. 12/18/2015
        2. Last, and definitely not least. This is probably my oldest deck, that I still consistently play. One of the reasons I’m so hesitant to update this deck is that it is one of my favorites, and it’s really hitting the sweet spot between flavor and function, and I don’t want to mess it up. If I keep the historical data, I can always go back to a previous version of the deck, and I don’t have to be scared of messing it up
      6. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
    5. Ryan’s Stable
      1. Available to the public here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wkry2pB66Xpj8BR2YfHsKysLMmAq5oV8K58UIYpoVUs
        1. Created when Modern Horizons released
      2. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
        1. Created when War of the Spark released
      3. Tatyova, Benthic Druid
        1. Created when Guilds of Ravnica released.
      4. Niv Mizzet, Parun
        1. Created originally when Sahili C18 Deck released.
      5. Artifact Deck
        1. Created when M20 released
      6. Yarok
    6. Zack’s Stable
  6. Main Topic - The Stable
    1. This is a great way to track your favorite decks and be able to look back over time at how they’ve changed
  7. Summary
  8. Commander Social Intro and Outro Theme
    Raindrop by Declan DP https://soundcloud.com/declandp Licensing Agreement 2.0 http://www.declandp.info/music-licensing
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/LbIb9_5_qNE
    1. Komiku - Battle of Pogs
    2. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
  9. 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
  10. Contact Info
  11. © Copyright 2019 Leaky Dinghy, LLC



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