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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

Oct 21, 2020
  1. Patreon
    1. Patron of the Week - MoneyMoo (you can find him whooping Zack’s butt in games of Magic)
    2. Patreon Contest - What is your favorite non Magic hobby! Three Packs of Zendikar Rising
    1. Ryan - @greenegeek
    2. Zack - @z4ck38
    3. Together - @commandersocial  
  2. You can find us on Twitter
    1. Mike Condon for audio engineering and Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn
  3. Thanks
    1. https://store.mothershipatx.com
    2. SOCIALSHIP - free shipping on orders of $50 or more
    3. SOCIAL10 - 10% off in stock MTG singles
      1. spelltable.com
      2. https://discord.gg/MMXQJqf
    4. Thursday nights come play at mothership!
  4. Our LGS has setup an online store!
    1. @LennyWooley - 2:02
    2. @MothershipGames - 9:09
    3. @SpellTable - 9:09
    4. @tappedout - 12:18, 54:33
    5. @archidekt - 12:18
    6. @edhrec - 12:18
    7. @scryfall - 13:44
    8. @TheKristenEmily - 19:05
    9. @chrisvondoom1 - 19:05
    10. @jumbocommander - 20:22, 59:03
    11. @CommandersBrew - 25:09
    12. @blairwitchgreen - 43:23
    13. @HenryStukenborg - 52:02
  5. Ep 68 Community Spotlight:
    1. Brewing and Building are separate
      1. Many people brew decks all the time, but never actually put them together. For some folks it’s almost a thought experiment. We’re interested in figuring out what exactly pushes us over the edge, to turn one of those thought experiments into reality. 
        1. I used to do this all the time, when I was a kid, scrawling notes/decklists into the margins of notes I was taking in class. This is one of the coolest things about Magic, the fact that there’s so much meta knowledge to explore. Also, having access to card databases, and the internet, in our pockets really makes this easy
        2. I totally did this too. I remember building shells of decks and just thinking about cards to fill other slots. I had a notebook and everything
        1. I actually do both of these! I wonder how many folks out there do both? Is it like a 50/50 split, or do most folks out there build one way like 90% of the time? Let us know on Social Media!
        2. I do both as well. I’ll get something laid out online and then once i have all the cards in front of me I build the deck and it’s never exactly the same. 
          1. There’s something that makes this feel like old-school Magic, where you just kinda build with what you have
          2. I just go through good stuff boxes and look for things, ie my kenrith deck. 
        3. We’ve even talked about “Found Decks” on the show before.
      2. Conversely, some people don’t even actually brew until they have all the cards in front of them. I’ve definitely done this both ways
      3. What percentage of decks that you brew do you actually build in paper? I think it might be interesting to see who out there are the dreamers/brewers. I know for me this varies wildly over time, and depends on my mood/life situation.
      1. Is it when a new Commander gets previewed during preview season?
      2. Is it when you read an article, listen to a podcast, or watch a youtube video?
      3. Do you sometimes just flip through cards, and get inspiration?
      4. Did you get inspired while playing a game of commander?
      5. Maybe it’s been so many months since you last built a deck?
      6. Maybe you get inspired while taking one of your old decks apart?
      7. A fever dream late at night?
      8. Got 50$ burning a hole in your pocket? Or maybe you got a giftcard to your LGS?
      9. Maybe you need some content for your podcast?
    2. We wanted to explore what exactly it takes for us to go over the threshold, and physically build a new deck in paper
      1. Maybe some folks have a lot more time, because they are stuck at home?
      2. The economy has been hit really hard, so maybe folks don’t have the resources to buy cards for new decks
      3. Tangent: How many new physical paper card players do you think we’ve gotten during the pandemic?
        1. Ryan’s New Decks
          1. Winota, Joiner of Forces
            1. Inspired by an episode that we recorded: “Decks outside our comfort zone - ep 49”
            1. I think this one was born out of playing on Arena, or rather, that’s the final thing that nudged me over the edge.
          2. Rielle, the Everwise
            1. Inspired by an article by (@blairwitchgreen) 
              1. https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/commander-top-10-ashaya-soul-of-the-wild/
          3. Ashaya, Soul of the Wild
          1. Braid-drazi
            1. Build from the ashes of emry
            1. Brokkos just wasn’t doing it for me. 
          2. Kinnan Infect
        2. Zack’s New Decks
      4. I thought it might be interesting to talk about what got us to build each of the decks we’ve built during the pandemic.
        1. Ryan
          1. Sisay Shrines
          2. Mina and Denn Gruul Planeswalkers
          1. Moist Naya Omnath 
          2. Greven, Predator Captain 
        2. Zack
      5. Decks we brewed but didn’t build:
        1. Ryan’s Stable Decks
          1. Gonti, Lord of Luxury
            1. Inspired by playing against someone (Henry Stukenborg)
            1. Inspired by a random thought: “Could I build a mono-red, OPC deck? Which commander would I use? Grenzo exists?!?! Let’s do this!”
          2. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser
            1. Definitely inspired by preview season (and my love for the morph mechanic)
          3. Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer
            1. Inspired by watching Jumbo Commander content
          4. Braids, Conjurer Adept
            1. Inspired by art, had lots of Chandras in the deck
              1. Article about Planeswalker Uniqueness rule going away (August 28, 2017)
                1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ixalan-mechanics
            2. Original built in 2015, the deck got a shot in the arm mid 2017
          5. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
          1. Niv-Mizzet
            1. Built in the fall of 2018 when Guilds of Ravnica came out. 
            2. It started as a fun spell slinger brawl deck, but when I realized the potential in full on EDH I built it and the rest is history. 
            1. Built in the fall of 2019 after m20 came out. 
            2. Inspired by my Muldrotha found deck that had a lot of cool etb effects and my love of landfall.
          2. Yarock
            1. Built in June 2019 when Modern Horizons came out. 
            2. I’ve always been all about phyrexia, so i figured I’d build it for fun. 
            3. Also my first mono colored deck.
          3. Yawgmoth
            1. Built earlier this year around Jan or Feb
            2. I had always wanted to build a five color commander.
            3. When I built it, I used only what I had which were “good stuff boxes” and ended up packing it full of cards that didn’t really fit elsewhere. 
            4. Now it’s kind of the junk draw of my collection. 
          4. Kenrith
          5. There are other decks, but they are currently being revamped. 
        2. Zack’s Stable Decks
      6. Might also be interesting to go through each deck in our stables, to see what pushed us over the edge to build them
    3. Is it harder to get motivated to build a deck during a pandemic?
      1. Biding your time - I tried to play Yarok to set up a play for the next turn, but the board got wiped. If I had waited two turns I could have played Palichron and Yarok in the same turn to get infinite mana to Villainous Wealth. 
    4. Zack Gets It Together
      1. We always find it interesting to reflect inwards, and see what is truly motivating our choices. Do folks out there enjoy episodes like this? How many decks have you physically built during the pandemic? What percentage of decks that you brew see the light of day?
    5. Summary
  6. Main Topic - What does it take for YOU to build a deck?
  7. Keep it Social!
    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
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