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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

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Contact us on Twitter @commandersocial
Ryan - @greenegeek
Zack - @z4ck38

Email: cast@commandersocial.com

Mar 19, 2019

The Talk - Ep 89

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @MothershipGames - 09:15, 26:28, 44:05
    2. @commandcast - 32:27
    3. @edhrec - 34:51
    4. @JoshLeeKwai - 36:07
    5. @dpkrausejr - 37:28
  2. Ep 89 Community Spotlight:

 

  • Main Topic - The Talk (The Decks and the Dice)
  • Why have the talk?

 

  1. To make sure everyone is on the same page regarding what kind of game is being played.
  2. To ensure everyone has fun. I think if you ask most people, they would say they have a better time playing Magic when the games are close/even
  3. Anecdotes about the talk.
    1. What do you think the power level of your deck is from 1-10?
    2. Are you running combos?
    3. How fast do you usually win? How many turns do your games usually last?
    4. Are you playing mass land destruction
  4. Questions you can ask:
    1. People will also see you as someone who strives to play balanced/Fun games.
  5. The more you have the talk, the easier it will be to bring up in the future.

 

  • Why might it be hard to have the talk

 

  1. Anxiety
  2. New people

 

  • Pubstomping

 

  1. Definition: When an organized team of friends/clan members plays against a team of "pubs" - random people who join a public server.
  2. Does this happen? Probably, but not nearly as much as one might think.
  3. I think sometimes CEDH players can get a bad wrap in this regard. I don’t think there are CEDH Boogey men out there, trolling events, trying to ruin folks days.
  4. We should all remember: “Magic is a game for everyone”, there are all kinds of ways to play and just because one playstyle doesn’t fit you, doesn’t invalidate it or mean others don’t enjoy Magic in that way.

 

  • Evaluating your decks

 

  1. On average most people I’ve played say their decks are between six and seven on the power scale.
    1. This happens because there really is not standardized scale by which to measure your deck. This is a very hard problem to solve, because there are so many nuances in the power level of a deck
    2. I don’t think people are intentionally dishonest about the power of their decks.
    3. Maybe in their playgroup their deck does amazing and they think it’s higher
    4. Perhaps it is the opposite and they do not as well in their playgroup despite their deck being very powerful. Maybe because the rest of their playgroup has super ultra mega powerful decks
      1. Ryan - Grenzo, 6-6.5
        1. Deck link: https://www.topdecked.me/decks/9b3fdf2b-82ca-4f6a-b859-9e7feae1e5ef
        2. Has a theme, but plays some cards that are kinda bad, like Dark-Dweller Oracle
        3. Has some powerful cards, like Mindslaver, but no way to recur it.
        4. Also has Gauntlet of Might, which can get out of hand pretty quickly
        5. Also, playing cards like Indomitable Creativity, which has high variance
        6. But can also just draw Insurrection and win a game
        1. Deck link: https://www.topdecked.me/decks/d5fbf9d2-2a66-4d44-afc2-904954f16ea5
      2. Zack - Saheeli 7.5 - 8
    5. Ryan and Zack talk about how they would rate their decks
  2. I’ve often found not all decks people play feel as powerful as they say, sometimes they are lower or higher.

 

  • How to prepare for playing with people you don’t know at your LGS or big event

 

      1. Bring decks of varying power levels.
        1. Often times I let the other players know about 3-4 decks I have with me, and I see if they are interested in playing against any of them.
      2. Be prepared to have the talk. I’d even go so far as to say that YOU dear viewer should try and initiate the talk.
        1. Ryan will initiate the talk
        2. Zack will introduce himself
        3. Ryan asks Zack questions (Zack is playing Muldrotha) Ryan will eventually suggest he plays his Gonti deck
      3. (Ryan and Zack roleplay a talk)
      1. Trying to make an inviting event that caters to newer/more casual players is GOOD for our format. It will bring new players to our community, and that is a win for everyone.
    1. Mothership Games, our LGS, now has a two days set aside for EDH one more competitive / combo and one for newer more casual players
    2. Summary. We all want to play GOOD games of Magic. Even though it may be a little outside your comfort zone, having the talk can lead to a better overall experience, and even opens up lines of communication after the game, to discuss how it went. The more we all take measures such as having the talk, the better the game gets for everyone involved, it’s a win-win.
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  1. Contact Info
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Mar 12, 2019
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @ketjak - 3:06, 9:04, 29:38, 32:41, 34:48, 51:31
    2. @ghirapurigears - 9:04, 29:35, 35:55
    3. @commanderinmtg - 3:06
    4. Mark Poole - 4:45
    5. @postrk - 4:56
    6. @PeteVenters - 5:24
    7. @BaxaArt - 5:37
    8. Mark Tedin - 6:03
    9. @howardlyonart - 7:39
    10. Dragon and Meeple - 9:04, 20:18
    11. @CommandersBrew - 9:37, 29:58, 48:19
    12. Jeremy Ferrell - 11:24
    13. @djbooba - 16:04
    14. @GavinVerhey - 23:50
    15. @snoobic - 26:30, 30:45, 34:54, 41:46
    16. @JoshLeeKwai - 30:04, 39:00
    17. @MTGVincent - 30:27, 34:54, 43:30
    18. @Pattapit - 30:45, 34:54, 35:55, 41:46, 42:35
    19. @BentzMr - 31:03, 51:41
    20. @goberthicks - 31:21, 35:55
    21. @theMMcast, @Kesswylie, @benbatemanmedia - 35:12
    22. @SwordsToPlow - 35:56
    23. @SeanTabares - 37:50, 51:41, 54:49
    24. @andyhullbone - 51:41, 54:49
    25. @KingCash_7191 - 41:54, 44:07
    26. @CraigBlanchette - 43:26
    27. @trbrtsn - 43:26
    28. @DanaFischerMTG - 44:07
    29. @Orelav31 - 46:54
    30. @CFBEvents - 55:38
    31. @jumbocommander - 56:38
  2. Ep 88 Community Spotlight:
  3. Main Topic - Magic Fest Los Angeles Wrap Up

 

  • Best Things
  • Friday

 

  1. Burritos by Phil’s house (Juanito’s)
  2. Having cards signed
  3. Dinner at Poke Bowl place.
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGzOk4wwk1Q
      1. Jeremy (Ferrell)
      2. Jimmy (Kovacs) (@djbooba)
      3. Chris (Buskirk) Proprietor of Dragon and Meeple (https://www.facebook.com/dragonandmeeple/)
      4. Gavin Verhey (@GavinVerhey)
    2. Interviews
    3. Ryan and Zack played a game with the Commander’s Brew Crew and Ryan won with a dirty deck...
      1. Ryan watched the end of this game and it was awesome to watch the 3 underdogs go crazy and high five each other
    4. Zack played with Kenji and some other dudes, was about to combo out, when someone used Soul Conduit to switch his life total and Kenj flashed in Bogardan Hellkite
  4. Dragon and Meeple
    1. Commanderin’
    2. The Commander’s Brew
    3. Josh Lee Kwai
  5. Meeting other content creators
    1. Vinny
    2. Nic and Kenji
    3. Andy Bentley
    4. Olivia Golbert Hicks (@goberthicks) (Who also makes awesome metal stuff, including a SWEET Vial Smasher that JLK showed us)
  6. Meeting awesome new people

 

  • Saturday

 

  1. Burritos by Phil’s house
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQsjRlz9S1g

    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ZmUznPLVc
  2. Frank & Sons
  3. Went to a party hosted by Masters of Modern (Alex Kessler and Ben Bateman)
    1. https://deckstats.net/deck-18500263-ce1f60cf478fb3f8dc23e611fe368a90.html
  4. Played an awesome DnD type Commander game where Nick played a Zedru Deck that has “Dungeons” and “Boss Monsters” that was designed by Sean (@SwordsToPlow)

 

  • Sunday

 

  1. Burritos by Phil’s house
  2. Ryan and Zack play a game of EDH with Josh Lee Kwai, and Ian and Levi
    1. https://twitter.com/KingCash_7191/status/1102420026584260609
  3. Meeting and having Cassius Marsh tweet out a picture with Zack
  4. Ryan got to play a game with Craig Blanchette, Vinny T, and Terry Robertson
  5. Cassius talking to Dana Fischer (@DanaFischerMTG), who is the youngest person to make day two of a GP
  6. Ryan and Zack look at vendors
  7. Phillip (#mtgdad)
  8. ZOMG Zack found a highly desirable playmat!
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5xSZ9qL1E
  9. Denny’s



 

  • Worst Things

 

    1. Wearing flip flops on Saturday
    2. Falling asleep while playing games
    3. The Commander’s Brew guys didn’t bring rejected chocolates from Butler’s Wife...
      1. https://twitter.com/CommandersBrew/status/1102051644706078721?s=20
    4. No play space on Saturday
    1. MF LA was awesome!
  1. Summary
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
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    3. Facebook -
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  2. Contact Info
  3. Thank everyone for listening. Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe on Youtube, and tell a friend.
Mar 5, 2019

Magic Fest LA Prep - Ep 87

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @MothershipGames - 6:37
    2. @UltimateGuard - 6:37
    3. @commanderinmtg - 10:24
    4. @ketjak - 10:24, 16:01, 16:51, 21:56, 22:15
    5. @ghirapurigears - 10:24, 16:01, 22:15
    6. @CommandersBrew - 10:24,
    7. @SeanTabares - 10:24, 16:01, 16:51, 22:15
    8. @andyhullbone - 10:24, 16:01, 16:51, 22:15
    9. @PeteVenters - 11:27
    10. @postrk - 11:27
    11. @BaxaArt - 13:07
    12. Mark Poole - 13:29
  2. Ep 87 Community Spotlight:
  3. Thank everyone for listening. You can always leave us a review in the iTunes store.
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info
Feb 26, 2019

Deck Tech: Grenzo, Havoc Raiser - Ep 86

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @UltimateGuard - 01:54
    2. @MothershipGames - 02:36, 33:31
    3. @commanderinmtg - 19:05, 21:59, 37:25
    4. @CommandersBrew - 25:33
  2. Ep 86 Community Spotlight:
    1. Slot Theory
      1. General discussion about how decks can only have so many slots
      2. If your deck was 39 land and the rest Opt, it would be very bad
      3. Modal cards are awesome, because they essentially “increase” the number of slots in your deck
      4. Lands with spell-type effects, such as Academy Ruins, also basically increase the number of slots in your deck
      5. If you set up a “Slot Table” for your deck, you can make sure that you have enough of the types of effects that you want in your deck
      1. Deck Statement: Mr. OPC! (aka Mono-Red Other People’s Cardboard)
      2. I came up with the Slot Table for this deck, before I selected any cards to go in it. I have no idea if the numbers I have picked for each slot are correct, but I’ll refine that after playing with the deck more
      3. Number in Parenthesis was at the start, number after is how many ended up in the deck
        1. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
        2. Terrain Generator
        3. Myriad Landscape
        4. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
        5. Kher Keep
        6. Hanweir Battlements
        7. String Mine
        8. Wasteland
        9. 31 Mountains
      4. Land - (39)
        1. Skullclamp
        2. Experimental Frenzy
        3. Prophetic Flamespeaker
        4. Dark-Dweller Oracle
        5. Endless Atlas
        6. Vance's Blasting Cannons
        7. Outpost Siege
        8. Oracle's Vault
        9. Commune with Lava
        10. Apex of Power
        11. Chandra, Torch of Defiance
      5. Card Draw (10) 11
        1. Sword of the Animist
        2. Mana Geyser
        3. Curse of Opulence
        4. Mox Amber
        5. Surveyor's Scope
        6. Wayfarer's Bauble
        7. Burnished Hart
        8. Gauntlet of Might
        9. Ruby Medallion
        10. Explorer's Scope
        11. Trove of Temptation
        12. Sol Ring
      6. Ramp (10) 12
        1. Treasure Nabber
        2. Chaos Wand
        3. Stolen Strategy
        4. Etali, Primal Storm
        5. Dire Fleet Daredevil
        6. Mindslaver
        7. Oblivion Sower
        8. Captivating Crew
        9. Dualcaster Mage
        10. Wild Ricochet
        11. Insurrection
        12. Hellkite Tyrant
        13. Helm of Possession
        14. Mindclaw Shaman
      7. OPC (15) 13
        1. Chaos Warp
        2. Electrodominance
        3. Volcanic Offering
        4. Grab the Reins
      8. Single Target Removal (4) 4
        1. Blasphemous Act
        2. Indomitable Creativity
        3. Chandra, Flamecaller
      9. Mass Removal (3) 3
        1. Break Through the Line
        2. Bedlam
        3. Disrupt Decorum
        4. Urabrask the Hidden
        5. Fumiko the Lowblood
      10. Commander Synergy (5) 5
        1. Siege-Gang Commander
        2. Tempt with Vengeance
        3. Krenko, Mob Boss
        4. Hanweir Garrison
      11. Token Maker (4) 4
        1. Vandalblast
        2. Loyal Apprentice
        3. Goblin Matron
        4. Goblin Sharpshooter
        5. Feldon of the Third Path
        6. Sensei's Divining Top
        7. Sunbird's Invocation
        8. Scroll Rack
      12. Flex Slots (9) 8
        1. This deck is #HellaDopeLitFam
        2. I’ve played it Twice, and it was super fun each time. I really like how it fits my play style, but I had to be super creative to come up with cards, based on the number of slots I picked for each category
      13. Summary
    2. Grenzo Deck Tech
  3. Main Topic - Grenzo, Havoc Raiser
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
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      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info

 

Feb 12, 2019
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. Sheldon Menery - 00:02:06, 00:16:38
    2. Corbin Hosler, Brainstorm Brewery - 00:07:48
    3. TopDecked app - 00:14:44
    4. CAG (http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38218_Introducing-The-Command) - 00:16:40
    5. Mark Rosewater - 00:33:40
    6. Ron Spencer - 00:38:48
    7. Dan Krause - 00:45:34
  2. Ep 84 Community Spotlight:
    1. Commander Advisory Group
      1. http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38218_Introducing-The-Commander-Advisory-Group.html
      2. Adam "Stybs" Styborski
      3. Charlotte Sable
      4. Josh Lee Kwai
      5. Rachel Agnes
      6. Ron Foster
      7. Shivam Bhatt
      1. http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz101089b94e80.html
    2. Quiz Time
  3. Main Topic - Psychosis Crawling
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Contact Info

 

Jan 22, 2019
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. Mothership Books and Games - 00:13:16, 00:51:24
    2. Correction: Dig Through Time doesn’t trigger Parun - 00:14:48
    3. See our Commander 2018 Preview Card Video for Chaos Warp - 00:35:48 (https://youtu.be/sjyr-fQfEuk)
    4. @noahbradley - 00:40:21
    5. @JoshLeeKwai- 00:45:14
  2. Ep 81 Community Spotlight:
    1. Getting ready to start up for Season 6 - The Brawl.
  3. League Update:
    1. See the Deck here:
    2. Opened Niv-Mizzet in my Pre-Release pack and have been really wanting to build around him for a while, but just got around to it.
    3. The idea of the deck is to cast a bunch of instants to draw a bunch of cards to do a bunch of damage.
    4. Aside about how we built the deck together, sitting in the same room.
    5. Cards
  4. Main Topic - Deck Tech of Niv-Mizzet Parun EDH Deck

 

  • Card Draw

 

  1. Treasure Cruise
  2. Dig Through Time
  3. Windfall
  4. Dictate of Kruphix
  5. Consecrated Sphinx
    1. Brainstorm
    2. Ponder
    3. Preordain
    4. Serum Visions
  6. Cantrips (Usually bad in EDH)

 

  • Counterspells

 

  1. Pact of Negation
  2. Swan Song
  3. Disallow
  4. Cryptic Command
  5. Mystic Confluence

 

  • Spell Duplication

 

    1. Primal Amulet
    2. Sunbird's Invocation
    3. Thousand-Year Storm
    4. Mizzix's Mastery
    5. Epic Experiment
    1. Snapcaster Mage
    2. The Mirari Conjecture
    3. Mission Briefing
    4. Archaeomancer
    5. Venser, Shaper Savant
  1. Spell Recursion

 

  • Removal

 

    1. Thing in the Ice
    2. Lightning Bolt
    3. Vandalblast
    4. Cyclonic Rift
    5. Chaos Warp
    6. Aetherize
    7. Evacuation
    1. Time Warp
    2. Karn's Temporal Sundering
  1. Turns
    1. Psychosis Crawler
    2. Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
    3. Guttersnipe
  2. Creatures
    1. Firemind's Foresight
    2. Merchant Scroll
  3. Tutors
    1. Sensei's Divining Top
    2. Lightning Greaves
    3. Thought Vessel
    4. Vedalken Orrery
  4. Artifacts
    1. Desolate LightHouse
    2. Reliquary Tower
    3. Riptide Laboratory
  5. Lands
    1. Niv-Mizzet, Parun
    2. Keranos, God of Storms
    3. Omniscience
    4. Palinchron
    5. Grapeshot
    6. Capsize
  6. Win Conditions

 

  • Cards We Cut

 

  1. Remand
  2. Izzet Locket
  3. High Tide
  4. Stormtide Leviathan
  5. Hypothesizzle
  6. River’s Rebuke
  7. Psychic Corrosion
  8. Cards that said Look at X cards from the top of your library and put Y cards into hand.

 

  1. Thank everyone for listening. You can always leave us a review in the iTunes store.
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  2. Contact Info

 

Jan 8, 2019
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. Correction: Ravnica Allegiance is NOT coming out on Arena on January 8th - 00:11:50
    2. @BrandSanderson (https://magic.wizards.com/en/story) - 00:13:40
    3. @Gladwell - 00:14:00
    4. @commanderinmtg - 00:15:48
    5. @TolarianCollege - 00:29:42
    6. @CrypticStudios - 00:35:10
    7. @dpkrausejr - 00:38:43
    8. @maro254 - 00:40:05
    9. @CommandersBrew (https://overcast.fm/+E4-wODTus) - 00:45:23
    10. @MtgDeckCheck - 00:53:15
  2. Ep 80 Community Spotlight:
    1. Further evolution and development of MtG Arena
      1. Big tournaments!
        1. No mobile client in 2019
      2. Ryan BP: Will exit from Beta in 2019
      3. Standard, Pauper, and Singleton Tournaments on the fly
      1. Upcoming Expert sets
        1. Ravnica Allegiance - release date: January 25, 2019
          1. Zack - Probably Ravnica
          1. Zack - (Phyrexia)
        2. Milk: Spring 2019
          1. Zack - (Chronicles)
        3. Archery: September 2019
        1. Zack - BP: Garruk comes back to kill the MTG UNIVERSE
      2. Core 2020
        1. Ryan’s bold prediction: PARTNERS!
      3. 2019 Commander Set
        1. Ryan’s guess: Conspiracy 3
        2. Modern Genesis 
      4. Other Boutique set
    2. Card sets
      1. Spellbook: Chandra!!!!
        1. Like the DnD board games
      2. Other intro player set/boardgame/thing thing
      1. Wizards announce an MtG Cartoon
      2. Maybe possibly, is it too soon? Nah, it can’t be too soon, is it? Magic MMO by Cryptic is not released but the release date is  ANNOUNCED in 2019. Zack - But they try to monetize the beta starting in Dec 2019.
      3. Wizards begin to include a code with each booster that gives you a booster in Arena.
    1. Bold predictions!
    2. GP Zack’s Big Ass House
      1. My Christmas gift for all of you is a quote: “In my twenty-three years working on the game, I have never been more excited for a suite of Magic products than I am for 2019. Magic fans are in for an amazing year!” #WotCStaff” - https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1077624839827992576
      2. “To clarify my quote from earlier. I’ve been excited about individual sets in the past, but this is the first time I’ve expressed enthusiasm for an entire year’s worth of products. #WotCStaff” - https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1077825655922819072
    3. Mark Rosewater’s Tweet:
    4. No matter what, we are in for some surprises and 2019 is looking great!
      1. Ryan - BP: More stories like from Brandon Sanderson
      2. Ryan - BP: Commander 2019 decks come with Arena redeem code
      3. Zack  - BP - Like the DnD board games
      4. Zack  - BP - Big year for MtG Puzzlequest.
    5. A1 Spicy Predictions
  3. Main Topic - 2019 Predictions and Hype
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  5. Thanks for listening, kind message, mic drop
    1. Water: Not even in the top 10!!!
    2. No way is Canada’s Snack game anywhere NEAR USA
    3. 10 - Leftover Mac and Cheese from Ryan’s Daughter’s Dinner
    4. 09 - Beef Jerky (Peppered is best, hands down, no argument!)
    5. 08 - Rejected Chocolates Butler’s wife gets from the factory
    6. 07 - Breakfast Tacos
    7. 06 - Poutine
    8. 05 - Chex Mix
    9. 04 - Ryan’s Leftover Halloween Candy
    10. 03 - Chipotle
    11. 02 - Beer
    12. 01 - Cheese Log and Triscuits
  6. Outro - Top 10 Snacks in ‘Murica!


Nov 27, 2018
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa  
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @StarCityGames - 22:01, 25:55, 41:04
    2. @ChannelFireball - 14:08, 22:01, 27:03
    3. @JoshLeeKwai - 19:00, 43:48, 57:28, 58:35
    4. Gameknights (https://youtu.be/VVg2u4bBWUY) - 27:03
    5. @commandcast - 27:03, 54:25
    6. @CommandersBrew - 30:42  
    7. @commanderinmtg - 35:35, 41:40, 53:55
    8. @UltimateGuard - 38:20
    9. @JasonEAlt - 40:18
    10. @seantabares - 40:18, 47:46
    11. @MoxReuby - 40:18
    12. @TolarianCollege - 41:15, 43:48
    13. @TheManaSource - 41:15, 45:07
    14. @EthanFleischer - 43:48
    15. @jfwong - 43:48
    16. @jumbocommander - 54:25
    17. @GavinVerhey - 57:28
    18. @MissMariapants, @MegTheWolff, and @GLHFMagic - 57:28
    19. @KingCash_7191 - 58:35
    20. @MoxBoarding - 1:00:30
  2. Ep 74 Community Spotlight:
    1. Picking an Event
      1. What do you want to do at a MtG event? Be sure to pick an event that meets your expectations.
        1. Casual Commander - Recommend SCG Con or GP Vegas
        2. Main Event/Tournament
        3. Side Events - Limited/Modern/Standard/Commander
        4. Collect art/cards/meet MtG Celebrities
        5. Meet with friends and hang out (best part of MtG Events)
          1. Las Vegas has some amazing food and attractions
          2. Seattle his the home of the WotC and The Mox Boarding House
        6. Is it in a city that interests you?
        1. Choose an event that meets your budget and travel capabilities
        2. Costs can be shared - discuss more in budgeting section of notes
      2. Travel and Budget
      1. Make travel plans early.
        1. If flying use a site like Kayak to set a price alert to get the best deal.
        1. Advantage - Saves money/Share costs
        2. Disadvantage - Less privacy/Close Quarters/May be on other people’s schedules
          1. Not always close to the event
            1. No Maid Service
              1. Seattle Concierge Service had Umbrellas to loan out.
              2. Great source of info on where to eat and what to see
            2. No Concierge Service
            3. No room safe
            4. No Shuttle Service to and From/Airport
            5. No in hotel restaurant/bar
          2. Less amenities than a Hotel
        3. Air BnB tends to be cheaper, but:
      2. Advantages/Disadvantages of splitting Hotel/Air BnB costs
        1. Most events have at least 3 types of registration
          1. Main Event (Tournament) (Usually these days you are not allowed to register for a main event the day of the tournament)
            1. Limited
              1. SCG Con has a Commander Package
              2. Special access to a Commander Only Area
              3. Comes with other Extras such as playmats/pins/ and deck box
            2. Special/Commander
            3. On Demand (4 round) events
          2. Side Events
            1. Comes with some combination of the Main Event and/or Side Events with some added extras.
            2. Infinite Challenge Packages - Unlimited entries into a specific Side Event (not as common now)
            3. Extras typically include special access to a VIP party or head of the line privileges
          3. VIP Package
            1. Free/Cheap Events at GPs and MtG Cons
              1. Casual play where space is available
                1. GP Vegas is especially known for the large number of casual players
              2. Meeting artist
              3. Window Shopping
              4. Art Shows
              5. Panels (There were a couple of cool panels at GP Vegas this year. One on cosplay and how to make costumes. Another cool one was “Who’s Turn is it Anyway?” an improv show) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7k_MDRu_o
              6. Special Side events sponsored by Content Creators. (Commanderin Cosplay Events)
                1. Play a game with your favorite MtG Celebrity
                2. Lines can be long for favorite Personalities
              7. Spellslinger Events
          4. You DO NOT have to buy any registration to enter and have fun at MtG event
      3. Pre-register for the events you want
    2. Preparing to Attend a GP/MtG event
      1. If flying:
        1. Pack cards and collection separate from luggage/clothing
        2. Do not check card collection.
          1. This may not be true for extremely budget airline ticket.
        3. You are typically allowed 1 carry on item and 1 personal item such as a backpack as long as it fits under the seat.
          1. What luggage are you allowed?
          2. Are there additional fees?
          3. What happens if you miss your flight?
            1. No moving seats
            2. No rebooking if you miss a flight if it is your fault
            3. First one to be forced off the flight if the flight is full
          4. Basic Economy tickets are very restricted.
        4. Read and Understand the terms of your ticket.
        5. Recommend getting the airlines Economy/Business Economy tickets (1 step above Basic Economy)
          1. For smaller regional airports, be there 2 hours a before the flight
          2. Large international hubs such as ATL or LAX, be there 3 hours before your departure
          3. REMEMBER: If your ticket says the plane leaves at 08:30, that means the doors close at 08:20. Once the doors on a plane are closed, you are not getting onto a plane.
          4. Expect to be delayed in at security due to your card collection. (This has happened to me just about every time! Mention JLK’s hilarious tweet: https://twitter.com/JoshLeeKwai/status/1053334228539064321 )
        6. SHOW UP TO THE AIRPORT EARLY
        1. Going a long distance driving?
          1. Share the driving with a friend
          2. Plan for stops
            1. FuelLog
            2. Triptik
          3. Budget for gas (apps can help plan this)
            1. Waze
            2. Mapquest
          4. Plan for Traffic (apps can help with this)
      2. If Driving:
        1. Try to limit yourself to one personal item filled with MtG cards/decks
          1. It is easier to maintain physical security of your collection if it is easy to handle and store.
          2. Ryan - I try to REALLY challenge myself to only bring the top 5 Commander decks I’m interested in playing for the weeknd (and maybe also a brawl deck or two). Also, a good idea to bring different decks of varying power level, cause you don’t know who you will play against all weekend
      3. Do NOT overpack
    3. Travelling
      1. Be Friendly and Open to New Experiences
        1. No one owes you their time
        2. Everyone’s else may have different ideas of what is fun
        1. Be aware of your surroundings
        2. Do not leave your stuff unattended
        3. Hook your backpack/travel bag to a chair leg or to you
        4. Make sure zippers are not easily opened
          1. If you have a large and/or expensive collection you can get insurance for it
          2. It is a special rider that is added to your homeowners or renters insurance.
          3. It is cheap
          4. For extremely price items, insurance companies will want physical proof such as receipt of purchase or a picture of the item.
          5. Keeping a digital copy of your decks/collection online can help you during a claim.
            1. A police report is required to file an insurance claim
            2. Inform the event organizers, let them know if there are any unique items that may identify the collection  
          6. If you are unfortunate and your collection is stolen at an event, immediately file a police report
        5. GET INSURANCE!
          1. Especially if you are in the Main Event
          2. On site food is typically overpriced and not the greatest quality.
        6. Bring Snacks and Water
          1. Ask random people to play with you
          2. Make a sign advertising
          3. Post to twitter with a picture of the table number you are at and the Hashtag for the event, e.g. #GPVegas
            1. Once started a game with someone’s casual deck - turned out to be a crazy Thassa combo deck that got Omniscience out on turn 4.
            2. Don’t get mad - be polite
            3. Find a group that you enjoy
            4. Make new friends
          4. Not all decks are made the same
        7. If you are just there to play Casual Commander
          1. Visit your favorite artist
            1. Card signing are typically $1 -$2 per signature
              1. Make sure to UNSLEEVE your cards while you are standing in line. Don’t be that person making everyone wait while you are unsleeving double-sleeved cards
            2. Be prepared with what you want. You are not the only person in line.
            3. Most artist love discussing their artwork, but be respectful of their time, especially if they are busy.
            1. It’s really cool to meet and have conversations with MtG Celebrities. Most of the ones I have met are super happy to sign a playmat, and you’ll come out with an amazing, one-of-a-kind souvenir
            2. It’s good to have a few different color of sharpies available
            3. Also, a playmat with a bright color background, makes sure signatures show up really well. (For example, the first playmat I made with the BW logo was on a black background, which just didn’t work out all that well).
            4. Blank playmats are often available at the tournament site
          2. Bring a playmat and some sharpies!
            1. Panels include everything from format specific discussions, comedy sketches, to instructional how to’s.
          3. Attend a Panel
            1. Most events are held in large cities
            2. Visit and experience the local sites
            3. Some really great after-hours experiences can be had, not limited to a great dinner out with some cool podcast hosts :-P
          4. Get out of the Convention Hall
        8. Events are more than Game Play
      2. Maintain your Personal and Physical Security
    4. Attending an Event
      1. Be prepared
      2. Manage Expectations
      3. Have Fun
    5. Summary
  3. Main Topic - How to make the most of a Big Magic Event

 

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Oct 2, 2018
  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    1. @zack_stella - 00:11:45
  2. Ep 67 Community Spotlight:
    1. Disclaimer: We are only talking about cards that we think are deece++ in Commander, and we are not going to mention cards that we already talked about in last week’s episode. So, if you don’t hear your favorite card here, chances are we talked about it last week
      1. Citywide Bust
      2. Crush Contraband
      3. Dawn of Hope
    2. White
      1. Devious Cover-Up
      2. Drowned Secrets
    3. Blue
      1. Midnight Reaper
      2. Severed Strands
    4. Black
      1. Experimental Frenzy
      2. Goblin Cratermaker
      3. Risk Factor
    5. Red
      1. Circuitous Route
      2. Generous Stray
      3. Golgari Raiders
      4. Hatchery Spider
      5. Impervious Greatwurm
      6. Vivid Revival
    6. Green
    7. Gold
      1. Camaraderie
      2. Ionize
      3. Join Shields
      4. Justice Strike
      5. Mnemonic Betrayal
      6. Tajic, Legion's Edge
      1. Guildmages’ Forum
    1. Land
  3. Main Topic - GRN Previews: Part Deux
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Sep 18, 2018

MtG Accessories Review

 

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

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

    5. Travel Storage
      1. Lifelinker App
        1. https://collected.company/lifelinker/
        1. http://slie.ch/mutility/
      2. Mutility
        1. MTG Trades - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtg-trades/id736701892?mt=8
        2. MTG Guide - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mtg-guide/id378754271
      3. Tangent: Speaking of Apps, there are these two excellent MtG companion apps for the iPhone
        1. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/File:Life_Counter_Arsenal.jpg
      4. Spin Down Dial Life Counter (Like from Commander Anthology 2017)
    6. Life Trackers
      1. Ultimate Guard Mat Case
        1. https://ultimateguard.com/en/accessories/flip-n-tray-mat-case
        1. https://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=70_141
      2. Ultra Pro Mats
      3. Card kingdom - The Command Center - https://www.cardkingdom.com/mtg-supplies/the-command-center
    7. Playmats
  3. Main Topic - Accessories
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May 29, 2018

Battlebond Set Review

 

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


May 1, 2018

Deck Tech: Muldrotha, the Gravetide - Ep45

 

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