The Command Zone

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 Apr 22, 2019
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Your weekly source for all things Commander (aka EDH), a multiplayer Magic: The Gathering format, with hosts Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai. Focused on all aspects of gameplay and strategy from table politics, budget builds, to deck building and more! commandzonecast@gmail.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4  For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com    Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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Vampiric Bloodline Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Crimson Vow | #433
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Commanding a legion of vicious vampires doesn’t have to mean breaking the blood bank! This episode, Josh Lee Kwai and editor Manson Leung bring you our 10-card budget upgrade guide for the new “Vampiric Bloodline” Crimson Vow preconstructed deck. We’ll recommend 10 cards to add and 10 to remove (for about $30) to help you really raise the stakes at your commander table! ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: My Name (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/81011211 ---------- Manson Leung: Twitter: @bufeeg Instagram: @the_manson ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
The Best New Mono-Colored Commanders - Crimson Vow | #432
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Wedding bells are ringing, and Josh and Jimmy are singing. Then we're telling you about the new monocolored legendary creatures from Crimson Vow! This episode, we look through the remaining commander contenders from the new set, giving you some tips and tricks to build them into decks that will make your opponents' blood boil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
"Spirit Squadron" Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Crimson Vow | #431
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The Spirits are willing, but the deck is weak, so it’s time for an upgrade! This episode, Jimmy and Game Knights editor Jake Boss bring you our 10-card budget upgrade recommendation for the new “Spirit Squadron” Crimson Vow precon deck. We’ll tell you which 10 cards to add and which 10 to take out to make sure you have the ghosts with the most(s). All with a budget of only $30! ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: Digimon (TCG): https://world.digimoncard.com/ ---------- Jake Boss: Twitter: @JakeBossMTG YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mtgtonight ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
"Vampiric Bloodline" Full Deck Reveal - Crimson Vow - Commander Precon | #430
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And now, the dramatic revelation of Crimson Vow's "Vampiric Bloodline" precon commander deck! We're going through the entire list, which contains 15 new cards including four new legendary creatures. We'll discuss the big reprints, deck value, stats, and more! Find out if this will be the next deck you use to bleed your opponents' life totals dry. ---------- Link to the Full Deck List: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/innistrad-crimson-vow-commander-decklists-2021-11-08 ---------- Watch the "Spirit Squadron" Deck Reveal from MTG Muddstah: https://www.youtube.com/mtgmuddstah ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: Retro Game Collecting: https://www.dkoldies.com/ ---------- Josh "Murph" Murphy: Twitter: @alsonamedjosh Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/alsonamedjosh ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Best New Multi-Colored Commanders from Crimson Vow | #429
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It's an event for the ages! Innistrad: Crimson Vow is almost here. Among the invited guests are many multicolored legendary creatures, any of whom could helm your next deck. This episode we break them down for you, discussing synergies, power level, and who you should take to be your lawfully wedded commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Commander Politics: Dealing with Dealers | #428
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We’ve talked about making proactive political deals before, but what about when an opponent makes YOU an offer? This episode Josh is joined by writer/producer Jordan Pridgen to discuss dealing with dealers. We’ll go over common political exchanges and discuss how you can make sure they come out in your favor!  ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: Doomtown: https://pineboxentertainment.com/doomtown-reloaded/ ---------- Where to Find Jordan Online: Twitter: @JordanPigeon The Broken Pact RPG: https://twitch.tv/savingthrowshow ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Stranger Things Have Happened | #427
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Is Magic about to get turned upside-down by the new "Stranger Things" Secret Lair? Jimmy and Josh discuss the controversy surrounding Universes Beyond, then break down the strange and cool new commanders this Secret Lair drop brings to the format.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Decks We Built...But Hated | #426
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It's time for you to learn from our mistakes! The Command Zone team joins Jimmy and Josh to talk about the decks we built, but ended up hating. Learn where we went wrong and what we'd do differently now. Best case, you'll learn from our cautionary tales and become better deckbuilders. Worst case, at least we've embarrassed ourselves for your amusement! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Game Knights: Roundtable w/ Xolo & Voxy (Midnight Hunt) | #12
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We converge at the Roundtable once again to discuss the thrilling Midnight Hunt episode of Game Knights. Jimmy and Josh, along with guests Xolo Mariduena (Cobra Kai) and Voxy (Twitch), answer your questions, share how they got into Magic, and discuss their takes on the game's most pivotal moments and political plays.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Midnight Hunt - In the 99 Analysis | #425
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The Midnight Hunt has officially begun! All sorts of Werewolves, Zombies, Spirits, and horrifying beasts emerge from the shadows. But which should see the light of day in the 99 of your Commander Deck? This episode, we review the non-legendary cards from MID, and tell you which ones could be frighteningly good in your decks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Undead Unleashed" Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Midnight Hunt | #424
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Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ----------  Show Notes: Want to raise the dead without raising the cost of your deck? We’ve got you covered! This episode Gaurav Gulati joins us to bring you our budget “Undead Unleashed” Innistrad: Midnight Hunt precon upgrade guide. We’ll show you which 10 cards to add (for around $30) and which 10 to exhume, in order to turn this deck into a thrifty necromancer’s dream! ---------- KEEPS: The best way to prevent hair loss is to do something about it while you still have hair left. Go to http://keeps.com/extra and receive your first month of treatment FOR FREE! RAYCON: RayCon has the most stylish and affordable wireless earbuds on the market. Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/raycon and save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ---------- The Command Zone is brought to you by CHANNEL FIREBALL! Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace on October 1st for the widest selection of cards from licensed professional vendors. And be sure to use our affiliate link to let them know we sent you: https://www.channelfireball.com/command Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS sleeves and MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: Blood Bowl: https://www.bloodbowl.com/ ---------- Where to Find Gaurav Online: Twitter: @DoubleGXG ---------- Follow us on Instagram: @CommandCast Follow us on Twitter: @CommandCast @JoshLeeKwai @jfwong Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commandcast/ Email us: commandzonecast@gmail.com ---------- Commander Rules and Ban List: https://mtgcommander.net/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
"Coven Counters" Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Midnight Hunt | #423
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Double double toil and trouble, by the pricking of my thumb something BUDGET this way comes! This episode, Jimmy and Ashlen bring you our “Coven Counters” Innistrad: Midnight Hunt precon upgrade guide. We’ll tell you witch 10 cards to add and the 10 to take out (for about $30) to create a brew that can guide humanity to victory at any table! ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: Flowly https://www.flowly.world/ ---------- Where to Find Ashlen Online: Twitter: @AshlenRose Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ashlen_rose​ Instagram: @RawrItsAshlen ---------- SKILLSHARE: The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/thecommandzone08211 BETTERHELP: Start living a happier life today! Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health. Get 10% off your first month by visiting: https://www.BetterHelp.com/CommandZone AMAZON MUSIC UNLIMITED: For a limited time, new customers can try Amazon Music Unlimited FREE for 30 days. No credit card required. Just go to: https://amazon.com/commandpod ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
The Mono-Colored Commanders from Midnight Hunt | #422
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Hear that howling? The Midnight Hunt has almost begun, but there are still more Commanders to meet! This episode, we go over each of the mono-colored legends from the new set, reviewing the synergies, combos, and strategies that will put you ahead of the pack!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Golos has been BANNED! (And Worldfire Unbanned) | #421B
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Golos, Tireless Pilgrim has been BANNED! This announcement from the Rules Committee came as a shock to many (including us) considering it was the format's most popular Commander, according to EDHREC. But did Golos have to go? This episode we discuss what the ban means for the format. Was it a good call? Will Commander be better off? Plus, we delve into the Worldfire unbanning and give our perspective on both changes. ---------- Official Rules Committee Announcement: https://mtgcommander.net/index.php/2021/09/13/september-2021-quarterly-update/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
`Dimir Zombies "Undead Unleashed" Full Deck Reveal - Midnight Hunt | #421
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The time has come to preview the new “Undead Unleashed” Innistrad precon deck. We’re revealing the entire deck list, including three brand new legendary creatures and twelve newly-printed cards, plus discussing all of the biggest reprints and their value. Will this deck help you raise the zombie hoard of your dreams? Let's find out. ---------- Link to the full "Undead Unleased" deck list: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/innistrad-midnight-hunt-commander-decklists-2021-09-13 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Midnight Hunt - Best New Multi-Colored Commanders | #420
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The inky darkness of night washes over Innistrad as the hunt for the best commander BEGINS... With our review of all the multicolored legends in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt! This episode we cover every multicolored commander from the new set, discussing synergies, power level, and who you should choose to helm your next deck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
The Most Cutthroat Cards in Commander | #419
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Show Notes: Interaction?! Fun?! Enough of that nonsense, it’s time to destroy your enemies! This episode Jimmy and DJ discuss the most cutthroat cards in the commander format. We’ll talk about the efficient, no-nonsense effects that may not make you any friends, but will surely help you claim couple more wins! ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: Crokinole: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crokinole ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
How to Have More FUN in Commander | #418
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Your deck is tuned to perfection, your strategy is ironclad…. But are you having FUN? This episode Craig and Jimmy talk about the joy of Commander. We’ll discuss ways to bring more fun to your table and foster a play environment that everyone can enjoy!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Upgrade Your Interaction | #417
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Tired of Commander games that look like four people playing solitaire? It’s time to upgrade your interaction! This episode, DJ and Ladee Danger come together to show you some cool and useful ways to get everyone at the table talking, making choices, and, well... interacting! Don’t miss it!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
AFC Best New Cards | #416
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We’ve discussed the D&D precon commanders, now it’s time to delve deeper into these decks of many things! This episode, we discuss the new non-legendary cards in the Forgotten Realms Commander decks, going over the unique new mechanics that come with them and figuring out which ones you should be grabbing to put in your 99! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
AFC New Commander Analysis | #415
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What do Commander and D&D have in common? Legendary Heroes! And the new Forgotten Realms Precon decks are full of them. This episode we review all the Commanders from the 4 new D&D themed preconstructed AFC decks. We’ll discuss the synergies and strategies around each new legend, and tell you which ones we’re most excited about!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Bant Equipment - Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Forgotten Realms AFC | #414
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It’s time to steel your nerves, take up your sword, and spend money responsibly! This episode Craig "Mr. Infect" Blanchette joins DJ to bring you our “Aura of Courage” Forgotten Realms budget precon upgrade guide. We’ll tell you 10 cards to put in (for about $30) and 10 to take out, so that you can be properly equipped to strike fear in the hearts of “real” decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
AFR - Green, Multicolored & Colorless Review | #413
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Our AFR set review comes to a close with all the best Green, Multicolored, and Colorless cards for your EDH decks! Make sure your decks aren't missing any crucial new pieces from the new set! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
AFR - Black & White Review | #412
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Our AFR set review continues with the best black and white cards for your EDH decks! Make sure your lists are updated with all the newest tech available! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
AFR - Red & Blue Review | #411
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The Forgotten Realms D&D/MTG crossover set is here, and it’s full of Dungeons, Dragons, Dice, and a Demilich! But what new loot is there for your commander deck? This episode, we review the Red and Blue non-legendary cards from AFR, and tell you which ones deserve a coveted place in your 99! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Rakdos Treasures - Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Forgotten Realms AFC | #410
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Forbidden arcane power has never been more affordable! This episode, Game Knights editor Jake Boss joins DJ for our “Planar Portal” Forgotten Realms budget precon upgrade guide. We’ll give you our recommendation of 10 cards in (for about $30) and 10 cards out, to unlock the dark arcane secrets you need to bring this deck to the table on any plane you want! To check out Magic Spoon, go to: https://magicspoon.thld.co/COMMAND Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Forgotten Realms - Best New Mono Colored Commanders | #409
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We're not done adventuring into the Forgotten Realms yet! This episode we review all of the mono-colored Legends from the new D&D themed Magic set. Mythic dragons and epic heroes abound, but which of them should be at the helm of your deck? Let's find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Gruul Dragons - Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Forgotten Realms AFC | #408
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So you like dragons, but don’t have a horde of gold? No problem! This episode Ladee Danger joins us to bring you our “Draconic Rage” Forgotten Realms budget precon upgrade guide. We’ll tell you which 10 cards (For about $30) to add and which to take out so that you can breathe some serious dragonfire without burning up too much cash! ---------- The Command Zone is hiring! Turn your love of MTG and Commander into a career and get a chance to work with creative professionals in a fast-paced and highly-rewarding environment. Multiple positions available, from entry-level all the way to expert. Go to https://collected.company/jobs/ for more info. ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Hullbreacher has been BANNED!
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The verdict is in and Hullbreacher is OUT! This episode we discuss the Hullbreacher ban, what it means for the format, and whether we agree with the decision or not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Esper Dungeons - Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Forgotten Realms AFC | #407
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Show Notes: There’s nothing like a good dungeon crawl! This episode Jimmy and DJ party up to bring you our “Dungeons of Death” Forgotten Realms precon budget upgrade guide. We’ll show you which 10 cards to add (for around $30) and which 10 to cut to really level up your deck and make sure it's your opponents who don't make it out alive! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Bant Equipment Full Deck Reveal - Forgotten Realms | #406
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We don't have a Forgotten Realms preview card for you... We've got a whole DECK! This episode, we reveal the entire "Aura of Courage" BANT EQUIPMENT precon deck. It’s packed with three brand new commanders, a load of new cards, and a strategy that will make you want to strap on some armor, take up your sword, and go on an adventure!  ---------- Link to the full "Aura of Courage" deck list: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/adventures-forgotten-realms-commander-decklists-2021-07-09 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Forgotten Realms - Best New Multicolored Commanders | #405
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With Magic's new D&D themed set, so many famous characters from the world of Forgotten Realms are coming to a battlefield near you! On this episode, we look at all of the new multicolored legendary creatures and discuss the coolest synergies and combos for each one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
The Best Game Enders in Commander | #404
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All good games must come to and end, but how? This episode Jimmy and DJ discuss one of the most important, but often overlooked, parts of commander: ending the game! We’ll go over the best win conditions in the format, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of different finishers while advising you how to best use them in your decks. Because if the game has to end… it might as well be on your terms! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
MH2 - Green & Red Review | #403
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On this episode, we're looking through all of the best red and green cards from Modern Horizons 2 in order to help you figure out which ones are the best fit for your decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
MH2 - Blue & Colorless Review | #402
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Our Modern Horizon 2 coverage continues! We're taking a look at the blue and colorless cards from this incredible and high-powered set. Which ones do we think deserve a coveted spot in your 99? Let's find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Game Knights: Roundtable w/ Post Malone (MH2) | #11
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Post Malone showed us all how to play Commander like a Rockstar, and now The Command Zone crew is heading all the way to Utah to discuss the sweet plays, cool new Modern Horizons 2 cards, and one of the flashiest finishing moves in the history of Game Knights! We’ll talk about how Posty came to be on the show, how he came to love MTG, and what it means for introducing new players to Magic The Gathering. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
MH2 - White, Black & Multicolored Review | #401
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Modern Horizons 2 is here! We're analyzing all of the white, black and multicolored cards from the set and discussing which ones we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
How to Play Commander | #400
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Show Notes: Commander has grown to become the most popular way to play Magic: The Gathering. If you want to learn the ins and outs of the format, what the rules are, and why it's so awesome - this is the episode for you! ---------- Official Commander Rules and Ban List: https://mtgcommander.net/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
The Best New Commanders from Modern Horizons 2 | #399
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Sure, it’s TECHNICALLY designed for Modern, but Modern Horizons 2 is loaded with exciting new Commanders to build around. This episode, Josh and DJ review all of the new legends from the set. Find out which ones are worth putting at the helm of your deck!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
C21 New Commander Deep Dive (Part Two) | #398
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May 26, 2021
Modern Horizons 2 Preview Card | Rise and Shine
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May 24, 2021
C21 New Commander Deep Dive (Part One) | #397
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Get ready for an all-night cram session, because we’re going to review all 20 of the new C21 legendary creatures in this two-part series! See which new legends you’ll want helming your decks, and which ones might fit better in the 99. In part one we're going over the commanders from Prismari, Silverquill and Quandrix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
C21 New Card Analysis (Part Two) | #396
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We’re back with our review of the C21 non-legendary cards for your 99 (Part 2). This episode covers red, green, multicolor and colorless cards. Find out which ones you’ll want to put in every deck, and which you can safely leave in the box! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Game Knights: Roundtable – Strixhaven | #10
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The Roundtable is called to order! Strixhaven Game Knights was one of our biggest ever, with crazy plays, enormous stacks, and five college commercials to top things off. Guests Olivia Gobert-Hicks and TarmoKat weigh-in with our hosts to discuss deckbuilding, gameplay decisions, rules mistakes, and navigating our most complicated spell interaction ever. We’ll also discuss the making of the Strixhaven college commercials, with a ton of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and info on our most amibitious production to date! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
C21 New Card Analysis (Part One) | #395
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Commander isn’t JUST about the Commanders, so it’s time to dive in and take a look at the new non-legendary cards from the C21 Precon decks. In part one of our review, we tackle the new white, blue, and black cards. Let's find out what they do, where to play them, and which ones might become format staples. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Witherbloom Precon - Budget Upgrade Guide | #394
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Time to get your hands dirty! This episode, DJ is joined by cosplayer and Twitch streamer Ladee Danger for our "Witherbloom Witchcraft" C21 budget precon upgrade guide. We'll tell you the 10 cards (for about $30) you should add to grow this deck's power level, and which 10 cards you should sacrifice to really see it bloom! ---------- RAID: SHADOW LEGENDS Install Raid for Free ✅ IOS: https://clik.cc/Jfe3Z​ ✅ ANDROID: https://clik.cc/jrFam​ ✅ PC: https://clik.cc/0YVFo​ and get a special starter pack 💥Available only for the next 30 days! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Strixhaven Set Review (Part Two) | #393
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Show Notes: Class is still in session!! It's time for part two of our set review analyzing the new non-legendary cards from Strixhaven. This episode, we tackle the colorless and multicolored cards and discuss which ones we believe will pass the test of time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Strixhaven Set Review (Part One) | #392
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The Command Zone journeys to the campus of Strixhaven University to begin our review of the new non-legendary-creature cards from the set. We’ll give you our take on what gets a passing grade, and which cards don't! This week: Monocolored cards Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Silverquill Precon - Budget Upgrade Guide | #391
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This episode we get political with our budget upgrade guide for the new “Silverquill Statement” C21 precon! Writer/Producer Jordan Pridgen joins us to go over which 10 cards to add (for about $30) and which 10 cards to drop to make sure your deck can make deals at the top tables! ---------- 🎯Download or Play FRAG PRO Shooter for free! To check out FRAG, go to: https://bit.ly/3qaDLr3 Get $6 worth of free rewards! X1 gold chest 🎉 + 500 coins 💰 + 50 diamonds 💎 + 1 special offer 🎁 only for you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Strixhaven Traditional Commander Review | #390
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Strixhaven is here and that means Elder Dragon Highlander is finally getting new Elder Dragons! Also students and a talking book? There’s a lot to be excited about! This episode we review the new non-MDFC Commanders from Strixhaven. Find out who to pick to lead your deck so you can take your opponents to school! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Lorehold Precon - Budget Upgrade Guide | #389
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Grab your shovels and start digging up some artifacts! Today, editor Josh “Murph” Murphy joins us for the “Lorehold Legacies” precon budget upgrade guide. We're going through which 10 cards to add (at around $30) and which 10 cards to excavate so this deck can hold its own against “real” competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Quandrix Precon - Budget Upgrade Guide | #388
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Ready for some token-transforming mathemagic? Our “Quantum Quandrix” precon budget upgrade is here! We’ve done all the addition and subtraction for you, picking out which 10 cards to put in (for around $30), and which 10 to take out to maximize your coefficient to victory! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Strixhaven MDFCommanders | #387
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Sorceries? In the command zone? It’s more likely than you think! This episode we review the flexible new MDFCommanders from Strixhaven, and discuss which ones are worth playing, and which flips are just flops! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Prismari Precon Budget Upgrade Guide | #386
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Want to show off some Prismari flair without breaking the bank? Our budget upgrade guide for the new Strixhaven “Prismari Performance” precon is here to help! We give you our suggestions for 10 cards to put in (for ~$30) and 10 cards to take out that will help make this deck really sing! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Lorehold Precon - Full Deck Reveal | #385
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Preview season isn’t over yet, in fact today we have a whole deck to preview! This episode we reveal the entire decklist for the upcoming “Lorehold Legacies” Strixhaven Commander precon, full of new cards, cool synergies, and (FINALLY) some good new white ramp! ---------- Lorehold Precon - Full Deck List: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2021-edition-decklists-2021-04-05 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Strixhaven Preview Card | Tempted by the Oriq | #384
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Strixhaven is right around the corner, and we’ve got an exclusive new preview card to unveil! It’s a powerful piece of card advantage that can help you steal the lead on the right board, but just how strong is it? Join us as we discuss Tempted by the Oriq! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
The Most Powerful Synergies in Commander | #383
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If you want to get the most out of your cards, you’ve got to make sure that they’re working together. This episode, DJ from Jumbo Commander returns to discuss synergies, some of the most powerful tools in Commander. Make sure you know know what they are, how they work, and when you should use them in your deck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Game Knights: Roundtable – Time Spiral Remastered | #09
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After a high-powered Game Knight full of wheels and deals, it’s time to call together The Roundtable! NFL player Cassius Marsh and cosplayer Ashlen Rose join our hosts to discuss the best moments, biggest decisions, and all the mistakes and misplays that made the Time Spiral Remastered Game Knights one of the craziest (and most contentious!) episodes to date. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
The Art of the Board Wipe | #382
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Wrath effects. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, when the battlefield gets out of control, sometimes you just need to hit the reset button. This episode we the different types of board wipes, how many you should run, which ones work most effectively in which decks, and how to know when to use them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
How Did We Get Here? | #381
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The Command Zone has come a long way, but how did we get to where we are? Who were Jimmy and Josh and what did they do before starting the podcast? To answer those questions, we’ve remastered one of our very favorite episodes, recut with clean audio and fresh visuals, to explore our origin stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Time Spiral Remastered Preview Cards | #380
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Old is new and new is old! Time Spiral Remastered is on the way and that means we need to reveal our three exciting preview cards. Including a format staple in sweet new (old?) retro framing. Come check it out before the future becomes the past! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
The NEW Commander Deck Building Template | #379
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Choosing 100 cards for your Commander deck can feel like an overwhelming task, but The Command Zone is here to help! This episode we update and revisit our deck building template, laying out everything you need to craft your own working, and highly effective EDH deck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Azorius "Phantom Premonition" [Kaldheim] Budget Upgrade Guide | #378
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We’ve had a premonition! The future holds… a stronger commander deck! This episode we take a look at the Kaldheim “Phantom Premonition” precon deck, and give you our 10-card budget upgrade recommendations to make sure you get the most out of this ghost for $25 or less. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Game Knights: Roundtable – Kaldheim | #08
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We reconvene at the Roundtable once again to discuss the Kaldheim episode of Game Knights. Guests Jacob Bertrand (Cobra Kai) and Rachel Weeks (CAG member) join Jimmy and Josh to answer your questions, discuss the biggest gameplay decisions and misplays, and reminisce about that time giant indestructible snakes tried to destroy them all! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Golgari "Elven Empire" [Kaldheim] Budget Upgrade Guide | #377
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What does it take to make an empire stand the test of time? This episode we give you our 10-card budget upgrade recommendations to make the “Elven Empire” Kaldheim precon into a deck that can duke it out with “real” commander decks with only $25 worth of changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Kaldheim Set Review | #376
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Grab your battleaxe and a warm jacket, it’s time to venture deep into the snows of Kaldheim! This episode we review the new cards for your 99 and try to foretell which ones will have the biggest impact on the format. ---------- What we talked about during THE END STEP: Game Knights Audition Winner(s) Announcement! https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Kaldheim - Traditional Commander Review | #375
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This episode we take a look at all the new traditional (non-MDFC) legends in Kaldheim and discuss their best combinations and synergies. Find out which commanders we think are the coolest and which ones just leave us out in the cold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Kaldheim MDFCommanders | #374
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Ever dream of having an equipment in your command zone? How about an enchantment or artifact? Well, now you can! (kind of) On this episode, we take a look at the new MDFCommanders from Kaldheim and discuss the implications of having new card types in the command zone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Life Lessons Learned from Commander | #373
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As Commander players, we spend a lot of time looking for techniques to improve our gameplay, but don't always give the same focus to improving ourselves. Today, we'll flip the script and see how the lessons of MTG can be applied to life outside of the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Introduction to Commander Deck Building | #372
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Commander is constantly growing and evolving, with new players joining the community every single day. This episode, we go back to the basics and take a look at what an incoming player needs to know to learn the format, build a Commander deck and start having fun. ---------- OFFICIAL COMMANDER RULES, BANLIST, ETC: https://mtgcommander.net/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Was the "Year of Commander" a Success? | #371
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The “Year of Commander” has come and gone, leaving us with a HUGE number of new products and cards. This episode, we review the year in it's totality and take a look at what we expected, what worked, what flopped, and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Commander Legends - New Card Analysis (Part 2) | #370
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Besides legendary creatures, there are a TON of new cards from Commander Legends that can go in your 99. In this episode (Part 2) we talk the blue, black, and green plus artifact and land cards that we think will make the biggest impact on the format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Commander Legends - New Card Analysis (Part 1) | #369
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Besides legendary creatures, there are a TON of new cards from Commander Legends that can go in your 99. In this episode (Part 1) we talk about a few of the splashy cycles plus all the red and white cards that we think will make the biggest impact on the format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Blue Partner Review - Commander Legends | #368
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On this episode, we're examining all 8 of the new BLUE PARTNER cards from Commander Legends. With so many combinations, these creatures are going to have a TON of possibilities. Let's see what interesting combos and synergies we can come up with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Black Partner Review - Commander Legends | #367
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On this episode, we're examining all 8 of the new BLACK PARTNER cards from Commander Legends. With so many combinations, these creatures are going to have a TON of possibilities. Let's see what interesting combos and synergies we can come up with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Green Partner Review - Commander Legends | #366
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On this episode, we're examining all 8 of the new GREEN PARTNER cards from Commander Legends. With so many combinations, these creatures are going to have a TON of possibilities. Let's see what interesting combos and synergies we can come up with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Simic Landfall "Reap the Tides" Budget Upgrade Guide | #365
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Our budget upgrade guide for the Simic Landfall "Reap the Tides" CMR precon deck. We're giving our suggestions for the 10 cards to add (for ~$25) and 10 to remove in order to bring this deck to the level of "real" Commander decks asap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Game Knights: Roundtable – Commander Legends | #07
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Rachel and Joe are back in our studio to answer the most asked questions and discuss the most commented-on moments from YOU, the audience, in regards to the Commander Legends episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What went on behind the scenes? Tune in and find out the answers to all of your questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Boros Equipment "Arm for Battle" Budget Upgrade Guide | #364
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Our budget upgrade guide for the Boros Equipment "Arm for Battle" CMR precon deck. We're giving our suggestions for the 10 cards to add (for ~$25) and 10 to remove in order to bring this deck to the level of "real" Commander decks asap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
White Partner Review - Commander Legends | #363
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On this episode, we're examining all 8 of the new WHITE PARTNER cards from Commander Legends. With so many combinations, these creatures are going to have a TON of possibilities. Let's see what interesting combos and synergies we can come up with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Red Partner Review - Commander Legends | #362
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On this episode, we're examining all 8 of the new RED PARTNER cards from Commander Legends. With so many combinations, these creatures are going to have a TON of possibilities. Let's see what interesting combos and synergies we can come up with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Best New Solo Commanders from CMR (Part 2) | #361
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On this episode we look at the remainder of the SOLO (non-partner) legendary creatures from Commander Legends and breakdown the coolest combos and synergies that we see for each of them. If we don't talk about the Commander you're looking for here, that means we already covered it in episode #359. That, or we're going to be covering it soon in the upcoming partner episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Commander Legends - Design Mistakes? | #360
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Commander Legends looks awesome overall, but a couple of the card designs are causing some concern in the community. On this special mini-sode, Jimmy and JLK discuss Opposition Agent and Jeweled Lotus and go over what they think about these controversial new cards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2020
Best New Solo Commanders from CMR (Part 1) | #359
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Commander Legends is here! And it brings with it over 70 brand new legendary creatures to build around. On this episode we're discussing half of the SOLO (non-partner) Commanders from the set. What cool new decks are you gonna wanna build? What awesome synergies and combos go in each one? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Decks Everyone Should Build (At Least Once) | #358
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You can research and theorize as much as you want, but sometimes there's no substitute for direct experience. On this episode, we're going to talk about the decks everyone should brew on their own at least once, and the important lessons you learn when build and play them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Commander Legends Preview Card(s) | #357
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It's time to unveil our exclusive Commander Legends preview cards! Yes, we have multiple. And one is a very interesting and powerful new legendary creature. What does it do? Well, tune-in and find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Halloween Hot Takes | #356
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It's HALLOWEEN TIME! We're talking about some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the year so far and weighing in on whether we think they were TRICKS...or TREATS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Cards That Aren't Good Enough (Anymore) | #355
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The Commander format has evolved a lot in recent years. On this episode, Jimmy and JLK talk about how their card evaluations have changed and which specific effects they used to play a lot in the past, but rarely put into decks anymore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Walking Dead Secret Lair: EXPOSED | #354
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Jimmy and Josh discuss all of the controversy surrounding Secret Lair: The Walking Dead and answer a bunch of interesting listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Game Knights Deck Talks - Akiri & Phyalth | #353
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Jimmy and JLK discuss the cool new decks they built and played on the most recent episode of Game Knights: Akiri, Fearless Voyager and Phylath, World Sculptor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Game Knights: Roundtable – Zendikar Rising | #06
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Jimmy and JLK sit down with D to answer the most asked questions and discuss the most commented-on moments from YOU, the audience, in regards to the Zendikar Rising episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What went on behind the scenes? Tune in and find out the answers to all of your questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Are MDFC's New Commander Staples? | #352
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Zendikar Rising has ushered in a brand new mechanic: Modal Double-Faced Cards (MDFC's). These cards offer a high level of flexibility and choice to players who put them in their deck. But exactly how good are they? Let's find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Zendikar Rising Set Review | #351
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Zendikar has risen! It's time for us to go through the new cards from ZNR that can go in your 99. Watch and find out which ones we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
The Best New Commanders from Zendikar Rising | #350
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We take a look at every new legendary creature from Zendikar Rising and discuss their coolest combos, smoothest synergies and most interesting interactions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Rogue Tribal "Sneak Attack" Budget Upgrade Guide | Zendikar Rising | #349
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Our budget upgrade guide for the Rogue Tribal "Sneak Attack" ZNR precon. We're giving our suggestions for 10 cards to add (for ~$25) and 10 cards to remove in order to bring this deck to the level of "real" Commander decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Naya Landfall "Land's Wrath" Budget Upgrade Guide| Zendikar Rising | #348
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This is our budget upgrade guide for the Naya Landfall "Land's Wrath" ZNR precon. We're taking a look at the full list, analyzing all the stats and discussing the reprint value. Then we give you our recommendation for 10 cards to add and 10 cards to remove in order to get this deck quickly tuned-up and ready for battle with "real" Commander decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Rogue Tribal "Sneak Attack" Precon Deck Reveal | Zendikar Rising | #347
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We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Sneak Attack” Zendikar Rising Rogue Tribal Commander precon! This is includes a reveal of the three brand new cards, a look at the most notable reprints, and a breakdown of the STATS and value of the deck. Find the full deck list here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/zendikar-rising-commander-decklists-2020-09-09 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
The Mulan Episode! Deck Tech + Tons of Giveaways | #346
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Mulan is finally here! In celebration of the release (on Disney+ Sept 4th) and Jimmy's role in the film, we've got a lot going on in this episode: 1) We're breaking down a special Mulan themed vorthos Commander deck that Jimmy has brewed up. 2) We're premiering a never-before-seen featurette (thank you Disney!) that gives an exclusive look behind-the-scenes of Mulan. 3) We're doing an EPIC GIVEAWAY tied to the release of the film. So make sure you tune in for a chance to win a bunch of awesome free stuff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Stopping the Opponent from Winning | #345
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MTG artist (and avid Commander player) Jesper Ejsing joins the show to talk about how to secure victory by preventing, blocking, or otherwise stopping your opponents from winning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
How To Make Your Decks Unique | #344
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As the Commander format becomes more popular, it often feels as if it's also becoming more and more homogenized. It can seem as though people are playing the same cards over and over again. On this episode, our resident MTG Hipster and Game Knights editor, Josh Murphy, joins the show to talk about how you can break the mold and make your decks more unique and more interesting.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Game Knights: Roundtable – Double Masters | #05
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We're joined by Ashlen Rose and Joseph Johnson to answer the most asked questions and discuss the most commented-on moments from YOU, the audience, in regards to the Double Masters episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What went on behind the scenes? Does Sorin actually have a plus ability?? Tune in and find out the answers to all of your questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
The Complete Guide to Card Draw | #343
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We're talking about our favorite thing: card draw!! It may seem like a simple topic but there is a suprising amount of complexity. Card draw comes in many many forms. Understanding the differences between each one, and what their strengths and weakness are, will guarantee that you out-value your opponents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Double Masters Preview Card(s) + Extra Turns Game Analysis | #342
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On this episode, we’re unveiling our two exclusive preview cards from Double Masters! After that, we break down some of the biggest moments in the most recent episode of Extra Turns and discuss what can be learned from those moments. Plus, Ladee Danger and Mitch from The Commander’s Quarters weigh-in with their own perspectives. What questionable decisions were made and how did they affect the outcome of the game? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Commander Convos: The Professor | #341
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Jimmy sits down with The Professor from Tolarian Community College to discuss a variety of issues, topics and questions like: What's the deal with Prof's new podcast? How does he approach grading new products? What's it like working with Wizards of the Coast in different capacities as a content creator? And much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Jumpstart: Most Powerful Cards | #340
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There are a handful of brand new cards from Jumpstart that aren't legendary creatures. Which ones are the most worthy of a spot in your 99? Let's find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Game Knights: Roundtable – M21 | #04
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We have special guests Ladee Danger and Craig "Mr. Infect" Blanchette in the studio to answer the most asked questions and discuss the most commented-on moments from YOU, the audience, in regards to the M21 episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What went on behind the scenes? Did Craig actually cheat? (hint: yes, he did) Tune in and find out the answers to all of your questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
The Best New Commanders from Jumpstart | #339
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We're going through the new Commanders from Jumpstart and discussing all of the coolest synergies, combos and interactions for each and every one of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
M21 Set Review - Part Two | #338
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The second half of our M21 set review. We're covering all of the new blue, black, red, multicolored, artifact and land cards from Core 2021 that we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
M21 Set Review - Part One | #337
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The first in a two part series discussing all of the new cards from M21 that can go in your 99. Find out which new effects we think will have the biggest impact on the format! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
The Best New Commanders from M21 | #336
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M21 is here! And it brings a bunch of brand new Commanders for us to play with it. Which ones do we think will make for the coolest and most powerful decks? Let's find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
Is Roon OP Now? | Bonus Episode
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The new rule change to fix commander death triggers has had an interesting ripple effect on the power of one specific legendary creature: Roon of the Hidden Realm. In this quick bonus episode, we discuss what happened, just how much stronger the flickering rhino now is, and what you need to watch out for when playing against him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Commander Mythbusters | #335
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A very special episode in the tradition of our classic STATS shows. We've compiled and analyzed data from a bunch of Commander gameplay videos in order to answer some interesting questions like: How long is the average game? How many times, on average, do players cast their Commanders per game? How often do players get into combat? and more. This is an episode that will challenge your preconceptions and (hopefully) help you look at the format with new eyes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Major Rules Change - Commander Dies Triggers | #334
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On this episode, we breakdown the new rules change recently announced by The Rules Committee in regards to commander dies triggers. What cards will be the most impacted? Do we agree/disagree with the change? Tune in and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
M21 Preview Card - Chromatic Orrery | #333
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On this episode we're unveiling our exclusive M21 preview card. It's a splashy seven mana mythic-rare artifact called Chromatic Orrery. Wanna know what it does? Tune in and find out! Plus, we have a quick discussion regarding the companion rule changes and what they mean for the mechanic and it's playability in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
Should WotC Print Problematic Cards? | #332
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On this episode, we're answering a bunch of listener submitted questions like: What to do if your playgroup stops politicking, how to handle playing Commander if you're a younger player, and should WotC print cards that they know will be problematic in certain formats but good in others? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Pako & Haldan - Budget Deck Tech | #331
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On this episode, Jimmy walks us through his BUDGET build for the partner pairing of Pako, Arcane Retriever and Haldan, Avid Arcanist. If you like playing with your opponent's cards, then this is the deck for you! ---------- Jimmy's Full Pako + Haldan Deck List: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jimmys-budget-pako-haldan-command-zone-331/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Obosh - Deck Tech | #330
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On this episode, JLK breaks down his build for Obosh, the Preypiercer (as Commander). The goal of this deck is very simple: create fast games. And hopefully to also win some of those games. If you're looking to speed up the pace of your playgroup, this deck is for you! ---------- JLK's Full Obosh Deck List: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-obosh-command-zone-330/update/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Game Knights: Roundtable – Commander 2020 | #03
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We're answering the most discussed comments, tweets and messages from YOU, the audience, in regards to the Commander 2020 episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What went on behind the scenes?  Tune in and find out the answers to all of your questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths - Set Review | #329
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On this episode we go over all of the new non-legendary cards from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and discuss which ones we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. ---------- Protect your privacy and identity online with ExpressVPN. Go to http://www.expressvpn.com/command and get up to 3 months free with a 12 months subscription! ---------- Check out Jimmy's Feast of Fiction Kitchen cook book! https://www.feastoffiction.com/   ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
The Best New Commanders from Ikoria | #328
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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is here! Jimmy and Josh examine and evaluate all of the new legendary creatures from the set and give you the lowdown on the best combos, synergies and interactions for each of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
The Most Complex New Mechanics EVER?! | #327
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The latest batch of mechanics from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths are possibly the most complicated we have ever seen. On this episode, we'll walk through the new rules, the crazy interactions, and corner cases surrounding them to make sure the next time you sit down for a game, you're prepared for anything. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
C20 - New Card Analysis | #326
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We've talked about the precons. We've talked about the reprints. We've talked about each of the Commanders. But now it's time to do a deep dive and discuss all of the new non-legendary cards from C20. This is a bunch of stuff that was designed deliberately for our format. Which ones are awesome? Which are duds? Let's find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
More Bannings Announced! RIP Flash | The Command Zone | Bonus Episode
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The Commander Rules Committee has announced another ban. Flash (the card, not the mechanic) is no longer legal in EDH. Is the RC now trying to balance the format for cEDH and tournaments? How will this affect future decisions by the governing body? Find out JLK's perspective from inside the discussions and get Jimmy's thoughts on if he agrees with the ruling.  ---------- Rules Committee Official Statement on the Flash Banning (and other changes): https://mtgcommander.net/index.php/2020/04/20/april-2020-rules-update/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
The Best New Commanders from C20 | #325
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C20 has been fully spoiled! This set has 20 new legendary creatures designed specifically for Commander and it's time for us take an in-depth look at each and every one of them. Which ones have the coolest combos, the smoothest synergies and the most interesting interactions? Tune in and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Abzan Abilty Counters - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #324
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Our fifth and final budget upgrade guide for C20 is here! On this episode, we look at the ABZAN ABILITY COUNTERS "Symbiotic Swarm" precon. What do the stats look like? How about the reprint value? If we plug in the right 10 cards and remove 10 others, will that ADD up to victory? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
Sultai Mutate - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #323
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For the first time ever, Wizards was able to design a Commander precon around a new mechanic from a standard-legal set. On this episode, we're breaking down the SULTAI MUTATE "Enhanced Evolution" deck for our budget upgrade series. We go through the stats, the reprint value, and tell you what cards you should add and what you should take out in order to get this deck closer to it's final form. Plus, we do a quick course on the rules surrounding Mutate, which are suprisingly intricate and complex. Don't miss it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Jeskai Cycling - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #322
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It's time for the budget upgrade guide for the Jeskai Cycling "Timeless Wisdom" C20 precon. We're taking a look at the full list, analyzing all the stats and discussing the reprint value. Then we give you 10 cards to add and 10 cards to remove in order to get this deck quickly tuned-up and primed for combat with "real" Commander decks. ---------- Find Craig online: Twitter: @CraigBlanchette ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Mardu Humans - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #321
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We're continuing our budget upgrade series with the Mardu Humans "Ruthless Regiment" precon deck from C20. We break down the stats of the deck, the reprint value and give you 10 cards to add and 10 to remove to get it ready-to-rumble with "real" opponent's asap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Temur Instants Matter - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #320
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We begin coverage of the 2020 Commander product with our traditional precon budget upgrade meta-series. We take a $25 budget and suggest 10 cards to add and 10 cards to remove in order to get this a deck up-to-speed and ready-to-battle against "real" EDH decks as quickly and easily as possible. On this episode, we're analyzing the Temur "Arcane Maelstrom" Instants Matter preconstructed deck lead by Kalamax, the Stormsire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Jeskai Cycling "Timeless Wisdom" C20 Full Deck Reveal | #319
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We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Timeless Wisdom” Commander 2020 JESKAI CYCLING precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but, now you get to find out what awesome reprints are also included in the box! Does this deck have what it takes to out value your opponents?? Let’s find out! Check out the full deck list here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/timeless-wisdom-2020-04-06 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
C20 Ikoria Commander Preview Card(s) | #318
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It's time to unveil our exclusive preview cards from this year's Commander product. Yes, you read that correctly - we have TWO! It's a partner pairing with a ton of power, a lot of flavor and some crazy interactions. Let us introduce you to Brallin and Shabraz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2020
Ikoria Preview Card - Valiant Rescuer | #317
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It's time for our exclusive Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths preview card! Meet the Valiant Rescuer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
New Card Banned Before Release! | Bonus Episode
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For the first time ever, the Commander Rules Committee has banned a card BEFORE its release. Lutri, the Spellchaser was been deemed unfit for EDH. We get JLK's insight from inside the Commander Advisory Group as the decision was being debated and Jimmy weighs in with his own opinions. Do they agree with the RC? What are the possible ramifications of this historic ruling? Tune in and find out. ---------- Find the Commander Rules Committee Official Statement: https://mtgcommander.net/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Game Knights: Roundtable – Attack of the Fans | #02
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We're answering the most discussed comments, tweets and messages from YOU, the audience, in regards to the "Attack of the Fans" episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What went on behind the scenes?  Tune in and find out the answers to all of your questions! ---------- Order G-Fuel using the promo code: commandzone and get 30% off! Visit: https://gfuel.ly/CommandZone (offer valid from March 31 to April 6) ---------- WotC Article regarding release date changes to Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Ikoria: Commander: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/changes-release-ikoria-lair-behemoths-2020-03-26 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
The Most Fun Commanders to Play Against I #316
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Not all decks are a slog to play against. Far from it. Sometimes, your opponent flips over their Commander and it makes you smile. Regardless of who wins or loses, you know you're about to have a great time. These are THE MOST FUN COMMANDERS TO PLAY AGAINST. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Kid Pod Theater: https://kidpodtheater.com/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
The Worst Commanders to Play Against I #315
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You know them, those legendary creatures that immediately elicit a groan from the rest of the table as soon as they're revealed. When you see them, you know the game you're about to play is going to SUCK. Today, we're running down the list of THE WORST COMMANDERS TO PLAY AGAINST. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Mulan - World Premiere: https://movies.disney.com/mulan-2020 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120762/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulan_(2020_film) ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Proxies, Reprints and Politics Gone Wrong I #314
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On this episode, we’re answering a ton of interesting listener-submitted questions including “What’s a good Commander for a new or younger player to build around?”, “What do we think about a Pioneer Commander/Brawl format?”, “What cards do we most want WotC to reprint soon?”, “What do you do when someone breaks an in-game deal?” and more! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Hunters (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Hunters-Season-1/dp/B07ZPF4DVK ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
The Casual vs Competitive Debate with Kyle Hill I #313
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The world of Commander has experienced a growing fissure between “casual” and “competitive” players. On this episode, we’re joined by acclaimed science communicator and avid EDH-aficionado Kyle Hill to discuss and debate the virtues of both playstyles. Can these two very different philosophies ever learn to live together in harmony? Or is the format destined to fracture? Let’s debate! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Kyle’s New YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/kylehillscience ---------- Where to find Kyle online: Twitter: @Sci_Phile Instagram: @Sci_Phile ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Game Knights: Roundtable – Unsanctioned l #01
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In this brand-new video series, we answer the most discussed comments, tweets and messages from YOU, the audience, in regards to the latest episode of Game Knights. What rules mistakes did we make? What went on behind the scenes? Who won the arm wrestling match at the end?!?!   Tune in and find out the answers to all of your questions!  ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Learn from Our Mistakes I #312
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On this episode, we look at some of the most interesting decision points from episodes of Game Knights and analyze the gameplay mistakes or errors that might have been made. Then we discuss what can be learned from those moments in order to make better choices in future games. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: McMillion$ (on HBO): https://www.hbo.com/mcmillions ---------- Where to find our guest online: Craig Blanchette: Twitter: @CraigBlanchette Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Our Favorite Cards I #311
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Everyone has them. Those cards that just speak to your soul. On this very special episode, we get to hear from each individual member of The Command Zone team as they sing the praises of their favorite cards and why they love them. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Renaissance Fairs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Renaissance_fairs https://renfair.com/socal/tickets-and-coupons/prices-ordering/ ---------- Find our team members online: Craig Blanchette: Twitter: @CraigBlanchette Ashlen Rose: Twitter: @AshlenRose Instagram: @rawritsashlen Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ashlen_rose Website: http://ashlenrose.com/ Josh Murphy: Twitter: @alsonamedjosh Jake Boss: Twitter: @JakeBossMTG YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MTGTonight Ladee Danger Twitter: @brttnymchlle Instagram: @theladeedanger Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ladeedanger Website: http://ladeedanger.com/ Manson Leung: Twitter: @Bufeeg Instagram: the_manson ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
The Commander Way: Lessons from Taoism I #310
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Our show has a long tradition of examining real-world concepts and teachings and applying those lessons to Commander game theory. We’ve tackled Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Machiavelli’s The Prince and even the beginning stages of World War 1. On this week’s episode, we take a look at one of Jimmy’s favorite philosophies, Taoism and “The Way”, and analyze it through the lens of EDH gameplay. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime): https://www.amazon.com/Man-High-Castle-Season/dp/B07T8K8V2D ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
How to Connect with New Playgroups I #309
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On this very special episode, MTG personalities and cosplayers Ashlen Rose, Sydney "TappyToeClaws" Staffel and Olivia Gobert-Hicks (also a member of the Commander Advisory Group) take over hosting duties to discuss strategies and best practices when you're venturing outside your playgroup. Whether you're joining an existing group of friends, have someone new coming to your place for Commander night, or slinging spells with complete strangers at a live event; these gals have the advice and experience to help you communicate and connect with the other players so everyone can have a great time. ---------- Where to find our guest online: Olivia Gobert-Hicks: Twitter: @goberthicks Instagram: @goberthicks Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/affinityartifacts Sydney Staffel (aka Tappy Toe Claws): Twitter: @TappyToeClaws Instagram: @tappytoeclaws Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tappytoeclaws Ashlen Rose: Twitter: @AshlenRose Instagram: @RawrItsAshlen Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ashlen_rose ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Food Science: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_science Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Uro – Game Knights Deck Tech I #308
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On this episode we’re breaking down the Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath deck that Josh played on the latest episode of Game Knights. The escape mechanic makes for some really creative and interesting deck building choices. If you like value (and who doesn't?) you’re gonna love this deck! ---------- JLK’s Uro Deck List: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-uro-l-game-knights-33/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Parasite (movie): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6751668/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Dalakos – Game Knights Deck Tech I #307
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On this episode we’re breaking down the Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders deck that Jimmy built and piloted on the most recent episode of Game Knights. This Izzet demigod combines an artifact theme with Voltron equipment strategies for some really spicy synergies. ---------- Jimmy’s Dalakos deck list: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jimmys-dalakos-l-game-knights-33/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Help those affected by the fires in Australia: http://www.givit.org.au/disasters https://www.wires.org.au/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Theros: Beyond Death - Set Review I #306
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Jimmy and Josh take a look at all of the new non-legendary cards from Theros: Beyond Death and discuss the ones they think will have the biggest impact on the Commander format. Are there any great new effects that will take your EDH decks to the next level? Watch/listen and find out! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Don’t F*ck With Cats (on Netflix): https://www.netflix.com/title/81031373 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
Theros: Beyond Death – New Commander Review I #305
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Theros: Beyond Death has been fully revealed! We’re taking an in-depth look at all of the new legendary creatures and discussing the cool combos, synergies and interactions that we see for each card. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The Witcher (Netflix): https://www.netflix.com/title/80189685 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
Theros: Beyond Death - Preview Card I #304
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Theros: Beyond Death looks absolutely bonkers so far. Please allow us to add to that with our extremely powerful, exclusive preview card: Nyxbloom Ancient. You like mana? Then you're gonna love this card. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
A Complete Guide to Mana Ramp I #303
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Craig “Mr. Infect” Blanchette joins the show to break down everything you need to know about one of the key pillars of the Commander format: Mana Ramp.   Sure, you probably have a decent idea of what ramp is. But are you familiar with all of its nuances? What about cards like Sword of Feast and Famine or Ashnod’s Altar or Seedborn Muse? Do you count those as mana ramp in your deck? Interesting questions and discussions such as these abound in this episode, so make sure to tune in! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527338/ ---------- Find Craig Online: Twitter: @CraigBlanchette ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
The Best of the Year I #302
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As the year comes to a close, we analyze what went right and wrong for Magic and the Commander format in 2019 and then we look ahead to 2020, to see what the future might hold. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Marvel Series on Netflix: Daredevil: https://www.netflix.com/title/80018294 Jessica Jones: https://www.netflix.com/title/80002311 Luke Cage: https://www.netflix.com/title/80002537 The Defenders: https://www.netflix.com/title/80002566 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Content Creator Secrets I #301
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We get a ton of messages and questions from people who are either 1) interested in becoming content creators or 2) already creating content but haven’t achieved the kind of success that they’re looking for. Whether you’re interested in YouTube, streaming, podcasting, whatever – we’ve got a bunch of great advice to help you prosper in the world of content creation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Our 300th Episode!
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Can you believe that it’s been over 5 years and 300 episodes since we started the show!? On this episode we look back and reflect on our body of work. The highlights and the lowlights. The good times and the best times. Plus, we do a TON OF GIVEAWAYS and pull back the curtain for some hilarious behind-the-scenes stories.  ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: For Sale: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172/sale Coup: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/131357/coup Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
The Best Card In Your Deck I #299
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Everyone has been in this situation before: You play a tutor. You look through your deck. But what do you get? Is it an answer? Is it a threat? Or is it the best card in your deck? What even IS the best card in your deck? On this episode we discuss some metrics to gauge the power level of individual cards in your 99. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Half-Arsed History (by Riley Knight) https://halfarsedhistory.net/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Building A Commander Cube I #298
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After the most recent episode of Game Knights with Brandon Sanderson, we’ve heard from a lot of people who are interested in building and playing their own Commander Cube. On this episode, we bring our local cube expert DJ (from Jumbo Commander on YouTube) to discuss best practices for designing your own cube and how to overcome the inherent design difficulties with Commander Cube specifically. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Living With Yourself: https://www.netflix.com/title/80178724 ---------- Where to find DJ online: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jumbocommander Twitter: @jumbocommander ---------- Find out more about Secret Lair visit: https://secretlair.wizards.com/us ---------- Rules, info and Regalia (including customizable templates) from Brandon Sanderson’s Cube: https://collected.company/brandon-sandersons-commander-cube/ Full card list for Brandon’s Cube: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/brandons-commander-cube-game-knights-31/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Let’s Fix White in Commander I #297
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Today we’re answering a ton of interesting listener questions including: “How would we fix the color white in EDH?”, “What is our reaction to the Commander 2020 product line-up?”, “Is the budget of a deck a good indicator of it’s power level?” and many more! It’s a great opportunity for us to jump around to a bunch of different topics. We hope you enjoy it! ---------- The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes!   Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The Mandalorian: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/the-mandalorian Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
A Guide to Playing Aggro in Commander I #296
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Aggro is a strategy that really struggles to be viable in Commander. On this week’s episode, DJ (Jumbo Commander on YouTube) re-joins the show to go over some tips and tricks you can use to help raise the win percentage of your aggressive decks. ---------- There’s only a matter of hours remaining until our Kickstarter ends! Click the link to support our content and receive some really awesome rewards before they’re gone forever! http://bit.ly/GameKnights2020 ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The End is Always Near (by Dan Carlin) https://www.audible.com/pd/The-End-Is-Always-Near-Audiobook/0062868071 ---------- Where to find DJ online: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jumbocommander Twitter: @jumbocommander ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
How to Determine Your Deck's Power Level I #295
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Commander games are much more fun when all of the decks in a pod are at a similar power level. But how do you determine, before the game, if your deck is on par with the others? How do you rank it on our 1-10 scale? Those are the questions we’re tackling on this episode. ---------- The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes! Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Impulse on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLQkRAZsFN6fhqxFyx8qhQ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
The Scariest Cards in Commander I #294
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Today we’re talking about the cards that make your blood run cold. The effects that give you the heebie jeebies. And the spells that only resolve in your worst nightmares. Happy Halloween everyone! ---------- Check out our Kickstarter to help fund more episodes of Game Knights and Extra Turns and receive some awesome rewards! http://bit.ly/GameKnights2020 The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes! Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- The Big Commander Announcement Video w/ Gavin Verhey: https://youtu.be/T1ncWcr7Pks ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: WATCHMEN on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/watchmen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Big News for Commander in 2020! l Wizards of the Coast official announcement
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This episode is sponsored by Wizards of the Coast. ---------- Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer and Product Architect Gavin Verhey sits down with Jimmy and Josh to announce and discuss an exciting list of new Commander-focused products that Wizards of the Coast is releasing next year. ---------- For even more info check out Gavin’s article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/big-things-are-coming-commander-2020-2019-10-30 ---------- Find Gavin on Twitter: @GavinVerhey ---------- Support our content (including Game Knights, The Command Zone podcast and Extra Turns) and receive a bunch of awesome rewards by contributing to our new Kickstarter: http://bit.ly/GameKnights2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Best Decks to Build on a Budget w/ The Commander’s Quarters I #293
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If you’re looking to really stretch your dollar while still having a chance to win games of EDH, some deck archetypes might be more successful than others. On this episode Jimmy and Josh are joined by the budget expert, Mitch from The Commander’s Quarters, to discuss which decks can be both powerful AND affordable. ---------- This episode is sponsored by Escape the Invasion! Get 20% of your first box by visiting https://www.escapetheinvasion.com/command Check out our Kickstarter! You can help fund more episodes of Extra Turns and Game Knights and receive some awesome rewards! http://bit.ly/GameKnights2020 The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes! Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- Find Mitch Online: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thecommandersquarters Twitter: @edhquarters Website: http://thecommandersquarters.com/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Oktoberfest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Mastering Mental Manipulation in Multiplayer Magic
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Show Notes: On this episode, Jimmy and Josh discuss mental tricks that you can use to get what you want from the other players in a game of Commander. ---------- Check out our Kickstarter to support Extra Turns and Game Knights and receive some awesome rewards! http://bit.ly/GameKnights2020 The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes!   Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl   Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Barry on HBO https://www.hbo.com/barry ---------- Follow us on Instagram: @CommandCast   Follow us on Twitter! @CommandCast @JoshLeeKwai @jfwong   Email us: commandzonecast@gmail.com ---------- Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos.   Follow him here: https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQ   Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more: http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
The Truth About Game Knights
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On today’s episode: Jimmy and Josh are tackling some of the most asked questions we get regarding our content like “Why do you play Brawl on Game Knights?” “What happened to Extra Turns?” and “Are you ever going to attend an East Coast live Magic event?” Plus, we also answer a bunch of Magic related inquiries such as, “How do start a collection on a budget?” “How do you avoid getting mana screwed in games?” “What is your opinion on gold-bordered cards?” and more! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Support Ashlen in The Chalice Charity Event (hosted by Card Kingdom): https://chalice2019.causevox.com/ashlen Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes! Find UltraPro:Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie https://www.netflix.com/title/81078819  ---------- Email us: commandzonecast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2019
The BEST Blue Cards
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On this episode we’re taking a different approach to our old “Top 10” color series. We look at Blue cards in a variety of different categories and debate which are the best and why. ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes! Find UltraPro:Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Caring for your dog: http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/ ---------- Email us: commandzonecast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2019
Throne of Eldraine Set Review
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Jimmy and Josh examine and evaluate the non-legendary creature cards from Throne of Eldraine that they think will make the biggest splash in Commander. Are there any great new effects that will take your EDH decks to the next level? Listen and find out! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone  The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering Magic cards and accessories: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes! Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Feast of Fiction makes a REAL GINGERBRUTE! https://www.youtube.com/FeastofFiction ---------- Email us: commandzonecast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
New Commander Review - Throne of Eldraine | #288
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Throne of Eldraine is fully spoiled! Jimmy and Josh examine and evaluate all of the new legendary creatures from the set and run down the list of cool combos, synergies and interactions for each card. ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering your Throne of Eldraine cards: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Throne of Eldraine themed sleeves, playmats and deck boxes! Find UltraPro: Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Wheel of Time – Coming to Amazon Prime: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wheel_of_Time_(TV_series) ---------- commandzonecast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2019
Syr Gwyn - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode
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It’s time to upgrade the fourth and final Throne of Eldraine Brawl precon: Syr Gwyn “Knights’ Charge”. What 40 cards can you add to get this deck ready for battle in Commander? Tune in and find out! ---------- Our full list of 40 recommended cards: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/syr-gwyn-brawl-to-edh-upgrade-l-the-command-zone/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Alela - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode
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We’re continuing our Brawl to Commander Upgrade series with the Alela “Faerie Schemes” Throne of Eldraine precon. Jimmy and Josh discuss which 40 cards they would add to turn it into a powerful Commander deck. Don’t miss it! ---------- Our full list of 40 recommended cards: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/alela-brawl-upgrade-l-the-command-zone-podcast/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2019
Korvold - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode
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It’s another bonus mini-sode! This time we’re breaking down the Korvold “Savage Hunger” Eldraine Brawl precon and discussing which 40 cards we would add to upgrade it into a full-on Commander deck. ---------- Our full list of 40 recommended cards: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/korvold-brawl-to-edh-upgrade-l-the-command-zone/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
Chulane - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode
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In this special mini-sode Jimmy and Josh break down the Chulane Eldraine Brawl precon deck “Wild Bounty” and talk about which 40 cards they would add to quickly and easily turn it into a full-on Commander deck. ---------- Our full list of 40 recommended cards: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/chulane-brawl-to-edh-upgrade-l-the-command-zone/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2019
Throne of Eldraine Preview Card | #287
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On this episode, Jimmy and Josh are unveiling their exclusive Throne of Eldraine preview card, a spicy new legendary creature with a lot of cool interactions. PLUS – we have a special announcement from Wizards of the Coast about some exciting new upcoming live events tailored specifically for Commander players. Don’t miss it! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link when ordering your Commander 2019 decks: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Commander 2019 themed playmats, deck boxes and sleeves! Find UltraPro:Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl ---------- CommandFest Info: Seattle (November 1-3): https://www.cfbevents.com/ Chicago (November 1-3): http://www.pastimes.net/ Washington DC (December 13-15): http://www.starcitygames.com/ ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: World of Warcraft: Classic https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/wowclassic ---------- Email us:commandzonecast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2019
Greven Deck Tech and MagicFest Vegas Recap | #286
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We’re breaking down Josh’s new Greven, Predator Captain deck. Does this Rakdos/Voltron strategy have enough value to change our minds about Commander damage? Watch and find out! Plus, we’re wrapping-up the episode with a look back at our experiences at MagicFest Vegas and what the successful focus on EDH might mean for the future of live events. ---------- Josh’s Greven Deck List: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-greven-deck-l-cz286/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Dark Age by Pierce Brown https://www.audible.com/pd/Dark-Age-Audiobook/1980000174 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2019
Commander 2019 New Card Analysis | #285
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We're discussing and analyzing all of the brand new non-legendary cards from Commander 2019. What new tools do we have to play with? Are there any effects that are powerful enough to open up new strategies or bolster old ones? Let’s find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2019
Naya Populate Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #284
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We’re doing the Budget Upgrade on the Naya Populate Commander 2019 precon. Want to find out how the deck plays straight out of the box and what cards we would add and remove to quickly improve it? Then what are you waiting for? Check out this episode and you’ll be smashing your opponent’s in no time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2019
Jeskai Flashback Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #283
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It’s time for the Budget Upgrade Guide for the Jeskai Flashback Commander 2019 precon. We’re discussing how the deck plays and which cards would we add (and remove) so you can get it up and running asap! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2019
Rakdos Madness Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #282
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We continue our Commander 2019 Budget Upgrade series with the Rakdos Madness “Merciless Rage” deck. How does this precon play? What cards would we add (and remove) so it can burn down your opponents as quickly as possible? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
Sultai Morph Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #281
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We begin our Commander 2019 precon upgrade meta-series with the Sultai Morph deck. The exercise is simple: We take a $25 budget and suggest 10 cards to add and then 10 cards to take out in order to get these C19 decks up to speed and ready to slug-it-out with “real” decks as quickly and easily as possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2019
Breaking Down the C19 Commanders | #280
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Commander 2019 is just around the corner! Now that the set has been fully revealed, Jimmy and Josh are taking a look at all of the new legendary creatures and breaking down which cool interactions and synergies they see as the best way to build a deck around each of them.  ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Stranger Things Season 3: https://www.netflix.com/title/80057281 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2019
Commander 2019 RAKDOS MADNESS “Merciless Rage” Full Deck Reveal
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We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Merciless Rage” Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out which awesome reprints are also included in the box! Will this deck give you the power to burn down the other players? Let’s find out! Check out the full deck list here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/c19decks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
Commander 2019 NAYA POPULATE “Primal Genesis” Full Deck Reveal
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We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Primal Genesis” Commander 2019 NAYA POPULATE precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out which awesome reprints are also included in the box! Does this deck contain all the tools to overrun your opponents? Let’s find out! Check out the full deck list here:https://magic.wizards.com/en/c19decks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2019
Commander 2019 Preview Card and JESKAI FLASHBACK “Mystic Intellect” Full Deck Reveal
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We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Mystic Intellect” Commander 2019 JESKAI FLASHBACK precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out which awesome reprints are also included in the box! Does this deck contain enough arcane knowledge to take down your opponents? Let’s find out! Check out the full deck list here:https://magic.wizards.com/en/c19decks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2019
Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH “Faceless Menace” Full Deck Reveal
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Show Notes: We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Faceless Menace” Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out which awesome reprints are also included in the box! Does this deck have what it takes to ambush and eliminate your opponents? Let’s find out! Check out the full deck list here:https://magic.wizards.com/en/c19decks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2019
Biggest Mistakes New Players Make with Mark Rosewater (& Make a Wish!) | #279
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Today we’re talking about the biggest mistakes new players make, and with two very special guests: Mark Rosewater, whom you all know, and Evan, who came to us as a recipient of the Make a Wish foundation. We’re so honored to grant this wish for Evan and for him to help write up the outline for this episode and record together. Find out more about the foundations we talked about today by visiting these links below: The Make-A-Wish Foundation https://wish.org/ways-to-help Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance https://www.tsalliance.org/ Evan’s Ted Talk about his condition and his seizure dog (6 years ago): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_lD5xagBLc ----------  What we talked about in THE END STEP: Indoor Skydiving:https://www.iflyworld.com The 48 Hour Film Festival:https://www.48hourfilm.com/seattle-wa ---------- Find Mark Rosewater online: Twitter: @maro254 The Blogatog: https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/ Drive to Work Podcast: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/media/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2019
The Philosophy of Commander with The Professor | #278
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Show Notes: In this special episode, Jimmy is joined by The Professor from Tolarian Community College to react to and discuss the Rules Committee’s newly released philosophy document. ---------- Rules Committee Philosophy Document: http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19170&sid=b47444c21262ff503bf27cee339170be Sheldon Menery’s Article discussing the Philosophy Document: https://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38858_The-Latest-Commander-Philosophy-And-Banned-List-Update.html ---------- What we talked about in THE END STEP: Keyforge: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/keyforge/ “How to Play” Keyforge video by The Professor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5mtpGmXiIg ---------- Find The Professor online: Twitter: @TolarianCollege YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tolariancommunity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2019
Commander Summit 2019 Part Two | #277
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It's the SECOND and FINAL half of the 2019 COMMANDER SUMMIT! Each year, we gather with prominent members of the EDH community to debate and discuss the hot button issues of the day.We're opening up the floor to Commander Luminaries from across the spectrum. We reached out to many dignitaries in the EDHsphere, from content creators to members of the CAG and Rules Committee, to get their thoughts on things like: Should PW be legal as Commanders? Should the hybrid mana rules be changed? And of course, what cards should be banned or unbanned?  ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Jailbirds on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80216756 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2019
Reacting to the New Bans | #276
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Show Notes: In this special episode, Jimmy and Josh give their thoughts and reactions to the Rules Committee’s most recent card bannings (and the unban!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2019
Commander Summit 2019 | #275
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Show Notes: It's our fourth annual COMMANDER SUMMIT! Each year, we gather with prominent members of the EDH community to debate and discuss the hot button issues of the day. This time we are not limiting ourselves to only those who can get to our studio here in LA. No! We're opening up the floor to Commander Luminaries from across the spectrum. We reached out to many dignitaries in the EDHsphere, from content creators to members of the CAG and Rules Committee, to get their thoughts on things like: Should PW be legal as Commanders? Should the hybrid mana rules be changed? And of course, what cards should be banned or unbanned? ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Jailbirds on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80216756 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2019
M20 Set Review | #274
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Show Notes: Magic’s latest Core Set – M20 – is almost here! Jimmy and Josh go over all the new legendary creatures and then discuss which cards they think will make the biggest impact in Commander. Are there any spicy new effects for your favorite decks? Listen and find out! ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: Team Fight Tactics: https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/gameplay/teamfight-tactics ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2019
Maintaining Your Meta | #273
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Show Notes: DJ from Jumbo Commander is back to talk with Josh about a very important topic: How to Maintain Your Meta. Cultivating, organizing and fostering a healthy playgroup over the weeks and months can be challenging. Different people have differing personalities and expectations that can often cause problems over time. We’re going over some tips to make sure you and your friends are all on the same page and having the maximum amount of fun on your Commander nights. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend: https://teamcoco.com/podcasts ---------- Where to find DJ online: Twitter: @jumbocommander https://www.youtube.com/jumbocommander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
M20 Preview Card | #272
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Show Notes: DJ from Jumbo Commander is back on the show to help unveil and discuss our exclusive M20 preview card! It’s Kykar, Wind’s Fury, a new legendary creature in the Jeskai (WUR) colors that offers a ton of different deck building paths to choose from. What are the possibilities we see and which choices do we think will be the most/least powerful? Watch and find out! ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: To Live and Die in LA: https://livediela.com/ ---------- Where to find DJ online:Twitter: @jumbocommander https://www.youtube.com/jumbocommander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2019
Why Some Commanders Are(n’t) Popular | #271
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Show Notes: The creator of EDHREC.com, Donald Miner, joins the show to examine some statistics and analyze some data regarding why certain Commanders become popular, while others do not. Can we use this information to predict which of the new legends from upcoming sets will become the next big thing, and which will be lost and forgotten? Let’s find out! ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: Free Solo: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/films/free-solo/ ---------- Where to find Donald online: @EDHREC https://edhrec.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
Magic VS Hearthstone with Amaz | #270
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On this episode we’re joined by the popular streamer Amaz, a player who has made waves in both the Magic and Hearthstone communities. We’re talking about how the two games are similar, how they’re different, what lessons can be learned in each, and how they can cross-apply to the other. ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: Auto-Chess :https://www.zizouqi.com/en.html ---------- Where to find Amaz online: Twitter: @Amaz twitch.tv/amazYoutube.com/usuer/amazhs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2019
Modern Horizons Set Review | #269
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Modern Horizons is almost here! And it’s so good for EDH that many are calling it “Commander Horizons”. Jimmy and Josh discuss all of the new cards and which ones they think will have the biggest impact on the format. ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: Super Troopers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Troopers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2019
Modern Horizons Preview Card | #268
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On this episode we unveil our Modern Horizons preview card! Straight up, it’s one of the most powerful legendary creatures we’ve ever seen. Let’s explore just how broken the new Urza can be. PLUS, in the second half of the episode, we’re talking MTG Arena and War of the Spark draft. It’s a very complicated and difficult format that a lot of people are having trouble with. Find out our views on the limited format and get some tips on how you can up your win percentage. ----------  Braden’s cEDH Feather deck tech: https://archidekt.com/decks/74037#Feather_by_Braden ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Handmaid’s Tale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid%27s_Tale_(TV_series) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
The Power of Priority (and The Stack) | #267
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On today’s episode we’re diving deep on a complex and often misunderstood topic: The Stack and Player Priority. We’ve got L2 Judge Danny Simard in studio to help us explain how these rules intricacies work in multiplayer and, more importantly, how understanding this stuff can help you make better strategic decisions about what moves to make and when. ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: Roller Derby: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_derby ---------- Find our guest online: Danny Simard: Twitter: @dannysimsmusic Twitch.tv/ruthbaderginsbird Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Commander Variants with LoadingReadyRun | #266
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Graham Stark and Kathleen De Vere from LoadingReadyRun join the show to talk about Blind Commander, Oathbreaker and their favorite EDH Variants. ----------  Watch LRR playing Blind Commander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNGwDfoadkI Oathbreaker Official Rules: https://weirdcards.org/oathbreaker-rules Canadian Highlander Official Rules: https://canadianhighlander.wordpress.com/intro-to-format/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP:  King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: https://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/ Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Deep_Space_Nine ---------- Where to find our guests online: LoadingReadyRun: https://www.youtube.com/user/loadingreadyrun https://www.youtube.com/user/loadingreadylive https://www.twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun Kathleen De Vere: Twitter: @Kathleen_LRR https://www.twitch.tv/kathleen_lrr Graham Stark: Twitter: @Graham_LRR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Planeswalkers in Commander | #265
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Show Notes: War of the Spark is a planeswalker paradise! As a result, we expect to see a lot more of them on the battlefield for the foreseeable future. On today’s episode, Jimmy and Josh go over all of the best ways to utilize (and fight against!) this unique card type. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Avengers: Endgame https://www.marvel.com/movies/avengers-endgame Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2019
War of the Spark Set Review | #264
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Jimmy and Josh discuss the brand new cards from War of the Spark and which ones we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. And there are a lot of them! As a result of the sheer amount of crazy cards in the set, we’ve split up our review into two parts, so if you missed episode #263, where we discuss all the new planeswalker, be sure to check that out as well. ----------  Jumbo Commander’s Massacre Girl Deck Tech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wcKYNvmtAM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2019
War of the Spark Planeswalker Set Review | #263
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War of the Spark is almost here! This set is so chock-full of splashy cards for Commander that we’ve decided to split our traditional review into two episodes. In part one, we’re analyzing all of the 37 NEW PLANESWALKERS in the set and breaking down which ones we think will have the biggest impact on the format. And be sure to check back soon for part two, where we discuss the rest of the EDH-playable cards in MTGWAR! ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP: Dungeons and Daddies podcast: https://www.dungeonsanddaddies.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2019
Firesong and Sunspeaker Game Knights Deck Tech | #262
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On this episode we’re breaking down JLK’s Firesong and Sunspeaker deck from the latest episode of Game Knights. Y’all tried to troll him by voting that he had to play Boros, but the deck turned out really awesome and powerful. Let’s find out what makes it tick! --------- Josh’s Firesong and Sunspeaker Deck List: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-firesong-sunspeaker-l-game-knights-25/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The OA (Netflix): https://www.netflix.com/title/80044950 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2019
War of the Spark Preview Card | Special Episode
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It’s time to unveil our EXCLUSIVE WAR OF THE SPARK PREVIEW CARD! And this one is sweet. We’ve got an awesome new legendary creature named Feather, the Redeemed. Is this the best Boros Commander that’s ever been designed? Watch and then judge for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2019
MOST WANTED REPRINTS in Modern Horizons | #261
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Modern Horizon is…on the horizon (releases June 14th). WotC has announced that the set will only include cards that are NOT currently Modern legal. So, on this episode, we’re running down a list of our MOST WANTED REPRINTS. And, to help us out, we’ve brought in Modern expert Alex Kessler (from The Masters of Modern podcast) to give his opinion on just how likely it is that our chosen cards will appear in the set. --------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The Umbrella Academy on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80186863 ---------- How to find our guest online: Alex Kessler Twitter: @kesswylie The Masters of Modern podcast: Twitter: @theMMcast https://www.youtube.com/themmcasthttps://mastersofmodern.collected.company/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2019
How to Reach Mythic in Arena Tech | #260
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The road to Mythic can be tough and discouraging. On the podcast this week, Jimmy and Josh talk about MTG Arena and, more specifically, they give out some great tips and tricks that will help you reach the top ranks. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Us the movie: https://www.usmovie.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
Ashlen’s Kozilek Game Knights Deck Tech | #259
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Ashlen Rose joins the show to breakdown and discuss the Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck that she played on the most recent episode of Game Knights. Colorless decks are tricky and unique beasts. Find out how she navigated this difficult brewing challenge and bulit a very powerful deck! ---------- Ashlen’s Kozilek Deck List: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ashlens-kozilek-i-game-knights-24/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Moodnotes: http://moodnotes.thriveport.com/ ---------- Find Ashlen online: Twitter: @AshlenRose Twitch.tv/Ashlen_Rose Instagram: @RawrItsAshlen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
Jacob’s Game Knights Deck Tech | #258
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Show Notes: Newly minted knight and fan audition winner Jacob Holloway joins the show to breakdown and discuss his “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” deck which he piloted on the most recent episode of Game Knights (#24). If you like borrowing stuff from your opponent’s deck, you’re gonna love this fun and unique build. --------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Arcadia Quest: http://arcadiaquest.com/en/ ---------- Find Jacob on Twitter :@JacobHollowayIV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2019
The Biggest Gamesplay Mistakes (That Are Costing You Wins) | #257
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We’ve all been there. It’s crucial point in the game, and you’re faced with a critical decision. You have numerous cards you could play, multiple threats you could target, and different opponents you could attack. You weigh your options and make a play.  And it turns out to be wrong. It costs you the game.    Today, we’re talking about the biggest gameplay mistakes that players make. And how you can avoid them.  ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP:    Apex Legends:  https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2019
Should Infect Be Changed in EDH? | #256
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It’s a mailbag episode! On today’s show we’re answering listener questions like: Should the INFECT rules be changed in EDH? How do you handle missed rules interactions, after the fact? When is that fan episode of Game Knights finally going to come out?? And many more! ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP:    Suns_Champion’s (from our Discord) created a spotify playlist of the original versions of all the songs we’ve sung to start the show:  https://open.spotify.com/user/22wijelipvopfosuh4tssvt4a/playlist/7IEfRN0ydaTBQP2NjG91x0?si=y5fK8X6gTHSRoInKoSYaiw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2019
The BLING Episode | #255
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On today’s episode, DJ and Jimmy are highlighting their favorite ways to bling out their Commander decks, covering the many different things you can do to personalize your collection and show off your own unique style on the battlefield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
Cards You Should Be Playing (But Aren’t) | #254
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On today’s episode, we’re talking about a bunch of cards you should be playing, but probably aren’t. We'll help you find some cool new tech that fits into a ton of your existing decks. And the best news is: most of it these cards are super cheap!  ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP:    Fitness:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2019
To The Rules Committee | #253
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Exciting news! Josh has been selected to the new Commander Advisory Group (CAG). This is a panel of people whose role is to provide official feedback on topics suggested by the Commander Rules Committee and raise issues that they believe need attention within the EDH format. As a result, on today’s episode we thought it would be a good idea to discuss the most prominent and current hot-button Commander issues. That way we can find out what JLK’s stance is on each of them, what actions (if any) he will advocate for the RC to take, and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2019
Lavinia – Game Knights Deck Tech | #252
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We’re continuing our deck techs in advance of the upcoming episode of Game Knights (which will be released on January 25th) by breaking down Jimmy’s Lavinia, Azorius Renegade build. This card got a lot of attention from the community when it was spoiled, with some even predicting a banning. Find out just how mean Jimmy decided to be! ---------- Jimmy’s Lavinia Deck List: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jimmys-lavinia-game-knights-23/?cb=1548180063 ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: On the Basis of Sex: http://focusfeatures.com/on-the-basis-of-sex Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
Judith – Game Knights Deck Tech | #251
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We’re doing something a little different. We’re going to deck tech the Judith deck that JLK built for an upcoming episode of Game Knights (to be released on January 25th). This means you’ll get an idea of how the deck was built and what it’s trying to do before watching the episode. Judith may not look like much but there are a lot of cool interactions and synergies that aren’t apparent at first glance. Come find out how to make the most out of the Scourge Diva. ---------- Josh’s Judith Decklist: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-judith-game-knights-23/?cb=1547576653 ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror:_Bandersnatch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2019
Ravnica Allegiance Set Review | #250
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Jimmy and Josh discuss the new cards from Ravnica Allegiance and which ones they think will make a splash in Commander. From the new legendary creatures and planeswalkers to a potential white staple card, this set has a lot going on. Is there something awesome to spicy up one (or more) of your decks? Listen and find out! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Bird Box: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2737304/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2019
How NOT to Evaluate Cards + Ravnica Allegiance Preview Card | #249
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This week, we’re taking a look at some of our old episodes and wondering how we could be so wrong at about certain cards. And then we discuss how those missteps can help us learn to have better analysis in the future. Plus, we're revealing our exclusive Ravnica Allegiance preview card. It's a mythic legendary that seems crazy powerful. Check it out and let us know what you think! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Hades: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/hades/home Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2019
What Magic Did Wrong (and Right!) This Year | #248
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It’s been a rocky, controversial, crazy year for Magic, with many ups and downs. On this, the last episode of 2018, Jimmy and Josh are looking back at the past 12 months and examining what Magic did wrong (and right!) and then taking a brief look at what the future looks like for our favorite game. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Mortal Engines: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571234/ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633694/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Aquaman: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477834/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2018
Problems With Your Playgroup | #247
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There are many issues which can crop up in a tight-nit group (like a playgroup) which, if not addressed, can cause fissures and strain and, ultimately, lead to some negative experiences. On this episode, Jimmy and Josh discuss lessons they’ve learned regarding how to cultivate a healthy group dynamic. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Keyforge (by Richard Garfield): https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/keyforge/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2018
DJ’s Final Episode - Jumbo Politics | #246
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It's DJ's last episode as an official co-host of the show. But don’t worry, we’re sending him off in style with a hand-picked topic of his choosing: TABLE POLITICS! We get the Jumbo version on how to deal with the social interactions at the table and then wrap things up with listener questions just for him. Come say good-bye and thank DJ for doing such an awesome job! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The Great British Baking Show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_British_Bake_Off ---------- Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2018
Most Hated Commanders | #245
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We’ve all experienced it. Everyone is shuffling up and placing their Commanders in the command zone to start the game. And then the groans start. “Oh no! Not that deck…” Today, we’re talking about our MOST HATED COMMANDERS. Those legendary creatures we just do not like to see across the table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2018
Most Overrated Cards | #244
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DJ brings his own new perspective to an old debate: What are the most overrated cards in Commander? Buckle up, because Josh does not necessarily agree with all of DJ’s list. Which cards cause the most contention? Tune in and find out! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson: https://brandonsanderson.com/books/skyward/skyward/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2018
Ultimate Masters Discussion + Preview Card | #243
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The announcement of Ultimate Masters has been a contentious subject in the community. Josh and DJ give their perspectives on the controversy surrounding the new set PLUS, we reveal The Command Zone’s exclusive UMA preview card! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2018
Things Commander Players Need To STOP Doing | #242
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This episode is a PSA to all Commander players. If you’re doing something on this list – you need to STOP. It might be costing you games, it might be costing you fun, it might be costing you friends. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2018
Are There Cards You Shouldn’t Play? | #241
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Many cards and effects are contentious in EDH. Armageddon, Stasis, Iona, Scrambleverse…the list is long and varies depending on your playgroup. On this episode we’re discussing a recent article by Commander Rules Committee member Sheldon Menery and asking the question: Are there cards you shouldn’t play? ---------- Sheldon’s Article: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/37865_Commander-Cards-You-Shouldnt-Play.html Elder Dragon Statesman (Sheldon’s Podcast): https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/elder-dragon-statesmen Follow Sheldon on Twitter: @SheldonMenery ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: PAI GOW MAGIC! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2018
Braids Deck Tech l DJ’s Favorite Deck! #240
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On this episode we’re breaking down DJ’s favorite deck: Braids, Conjurer Adept. It’s a goofy deck that packs a huge punch. If you like politics, bluffing, making deals and playing BIG creatures, you won’t want to miss this episode. ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways! Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/ ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Magic for Humans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvFqi-YFWe8 ---------- Follow us on Twitter! @CommandCast @JoshLeeKwai @jfwong @jumbocommander Email us: commandzonecast@gmail.com ---------- Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2018
Which Color is the Strongest? Gameplay STATS (pt2) | #239
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It’s time for part 2 of our STATS SERIES! We’re going over the results of our data analysis from over 300 games of Commander. What effect does budget and the monetary value of your deck have on your win percentage? Which color is the strongest? What cards appear most in winning decks? Tune in and find out! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Immersion Circulator: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_immersion_circulator ---------- Our full gameplay data set (hosted by data analyst Andrew Greene) https://public.tableau.com/profile/andrew.greene#!/vizhome/CommanderStatistics/Title ---------- Special thanks to: Data Analyst: Andrew Greene Data Gatherers: Erick Keller, Ashlen Rose, Josh Murphy, Jordan Gee ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2018
Exactly How Good is Sol Ring? Gameplay STATS (pt1) | #238
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It’s finally here! The STATS episode (part 1 of 2). We’ve compiled data from over 300 games of Commander, analyzed the findings and now it’s time to go over the results. What do the statistics say about the power of Sol Ring? What role, if any, does turn order play in determining a game winner? What deck types have an advantage over the others? Some of the findings are going to shock you! Do not miss this episode. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Hardcore Game of Thrones: http://howl.fm/audio/playlists/4156/hardcore-game-of-thrones ---------- Special thanks to: Data Analyst: Andrew Greene Data Gatherers: Erick Keller, Ashlen Rose, Josh Murphy, Jordan Gee ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2018
Top Budget Blue Cards | #237
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We’re starting a new subseries discussing the top budget cards in each color. On today’s episode DJ and Josh list their top 5 best blue cards that are each under $2 dollars. Tune in and discover a bunch of ways to make your decks better for cheap! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Hardcore History Addendum: Nightmare of Indianapolis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqu7mM0kheE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2018
Emmara Deck Tech | #236
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Today we’re breaking down JLK’s Emarra, Soul of the Accord deck that he built and played in the most recent episode of Game Knights. If you liked the look of the deck on the show, just wait until you see all the other spicy cards that didn’t happen to get camera time. If you like tapping and untapping shenanigans, this one is for you! ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: World of Warcraft (yes, again): https://us.shop.battle.net/en-us/family/world-of-warcraft ---------- JLK’s Emarra Deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-emmara-l-game-knights-21/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2018
Izoni Deck Tech w/ Adam Savidan of LRR | #235
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Do you like to make tokens and play with your own graveyard? Who doesn’t?!? Adam Savidan from LoadingReadyRun joins the show to talk about the Izoni, Thousand-Eyed deck he built and piloted on the new episode of Game Knights. That show, featuring the all-new commanders from Guilds of Ravnica, releases tomorrow (Sept 26). But you can get the inside-scoop on Adam’s deck before you watch it, and then predict if he’s going to win. ---------- Adam’s Izoni Deck List: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/adams-izoni-l-game-knights-21/?cb=1537896947 ---------- Find Adam online: Twitter: @WakeUpSuper Twitch: twitch.tv/seabats YouTube: youtube.com/loadingreadyrun ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth https://us.shop.battle.net/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft-battle-for-azeroth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2018
Guilds of Ravnica Set Review | #234
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We’re returning to the return to Ravnica! Josh and DJ break down the new cards from the latest set, Guilds of Ravnica, and which ones they believe will make an impact on the Commander format. Whether you’re Izzet, Golgari, Selesnya, Boros or Dimir, there’s something here for everyone. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: The West Wing Weekly: http://thewestwingweekly.com/ The West Wing: https://www.netflix.com/title/70157152 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2018
Guilds of Ravnica Preview Card – Etrata, the Silencer | #233
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On this special episode we’re unveiling our exclusive GUILDS OF RAVNICA PREVIEW CARD! It’s a new legendary creature named Etrata, the Silencer. To talk about this super unique card, we’re joined by MTG cosplayer Olivia Gobert-Hicks, who built a Commander deck around Etrata for upcoming episode of Game Knights, which releases on September 26th. ---------- Follow Olivia on Twitter: @goberthicks Inquire about her awesome metal cards: @metalcardboard ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: https://www.graveyardkeeper.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2018
Jimmy’s Surprise Visit l Commander Q & A | #232
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Jimmy’s taking a quick break from filming in New Zealand and stopped by the studio in LA for a special episode. We’re catching up on listener questions, including: What to do if your playgroup likes the old mulligan rules? How do you deal with an overabundance of board wipes in your local meta? And what are some budget substitutes for a few expensive cards?  ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: PAX: http://www.paxsite.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2018
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Deck Tech | #231
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On this episode, DJ is breaking down one of his strongest decks: Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. The creature “power matters” archetype has become more prevalent in recent sets so it seems like the perfect time to explore this potent Commander. ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Educated: A Memoir https://tarawestover.com/book/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2018
Commander Format Wish List | #230
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In this episode, Josh and DJ are putting on their game design hats and asking the questions: What does the Commander format need? What is it missing? What tools are we lacking? What current cards and strategies are too powerful or well-positioned and could use some additional checks and balances? In short, what is our wish list for the format? ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Rome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2018
Is C18 a Failure? | #229
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Lack of reprints. Unfocused deck design. Low power level. These are some of the criticisms that have been aimed at Commander 2018. On this episode of the podcast, Josh and DJ take an in-depth look at this year’s precon decks and break down whether they think C18 is a success or failure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2018
Varina, Lich Queen – C18 Deck Tech | #228
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Jimmy is back! And he’s breaking down an Esper Zombie build focused around Varina, Lich Queen. How does having access to white change/update this strategy for this popular tribe? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2018
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent – C18 Deck Tech | #227
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On today’s episode, Josh and DJ brew up a deck for one of the most unique new Commanders from all of C18: Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. Find out all of the cool interactions, synergies and combos that will allow you to infiltrate your way to victory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2018
Brewing Brudiclad – C18 Deck Tech | #226
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We're kicking off a series of deck techs centered around the new legendary creatures from Commander 2018. Today we begin with one of the most interesting: Brudiclad (BREWdiclad?) Telchor Engineer. It’s a new take on your typical token based strategy. Come see how Josh and DJ would tackle this deck building challenge! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2018
C18: Best New Cards | #225
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We're continuing our coverage of the Commander 2018 product with a look at the BEST NEW CARDS from the set. Before we examined each deck and how to quickly tune it up and get it onto the battlefield as quickly as possible. Today we're taking an overall look at the C18 cards in the context of the greater world of Commander. What's the best new legendary? The best new card for inside the 99 of your current decks? Listen and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2018
Aminatou - Subjective Reality - C18 Deck Review | #224
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Our complete coverage of the Commander 2018 product continues, with a review of the Esper "Subjective Reality" pre-con deck! Aminatou's text box can be perplexing. What's the best way to take advantage of her, seemingly, unrelated abilites? First we break it down and then we tune it up. Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to do battle in your playgroup asap. Only one may stand! Make sure it's you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2018
Estrid - Adaptive Enchantment - C18 Deck Review | #223
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Our complete coverage of the Commander 2018 product continues, with a review of the Bant "Adaptive Enchantment" pre-con deck! Estrid combines a lot of abilites we've all been asking for. But is she as powerful as she seems? We're breaking down all the deck stats and then tuning it up. Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to do battle in your playgroup asap. Only one may stand! Make sure it's you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2018
Windgrace Lands Matter - Nature's Vengeance - C18 Deck Review | #222
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We're continuing our in-depth coverage of the Commander 2018 product with a review of the "Nature's Vengeance" pre-con deck! Lord Windgrace finally brings together the colors we've all wanted in a Lands Matter deck. But what's the best way to build around him? Join us, as we break it down and then tune it up. Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to take down your playgroup. Only one may stand! Make sure it's you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2018
Saheeli Artifacts - Exquisite Invention - C18 Deck Review | #221
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We're starting our in-depth coverage of the Commander 2018 product with a review of the Saheeli / Artifacts "Exquisite Invention" pre-con deck! Is this the Izzet artifacts Commander we've all been dreaming of? First we break it down and then we tune it up. Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to do battle in your playgroup asap. Only one may stand! Make sure it's you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2018
Commander 2018 Preview Card - Gyrus, Waker of Corpses | #220
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It's that time of year, Commander Xmas! Which means we're unwrapping our exclusive COMMANDER 2018 PREVIEW CARD! Meet the newest JUND legendary creature: Gyrus, Waker of Corpses. Come find out what this big bad hydra can do. Note: This is a short episode just for our C18 preview card but don't worry! We have a ton of awesome BONUS CONTENT coming out very soon. This is the best time of year for Commander players and we're going to be taking an in-depth look at all the new stuff from every angle. We only have to wait until more of the set is revealed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2018
Chromium and the Voltron Debate | #219
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Today we're talking about a Voltron build of the new Elder Dragon: Chromium, the Mutable. PLUS we're also delving into a contentious topic, is Voltron actually any good? Enjoy the show and then participate in the discussion in the comments! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2018
Underrated Favorites | #218
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We all have cards we think are awesome but that never seem to show up on the opponent's side of the table. Why is no one else playing this stuff? On today's episode, Josh and DJ make the case for some of their favorite underrated cards in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2018
How to Power-up Your Decks | #217
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With the release of new cards/sets and shifts in the local meta, Commander players are constantly tuning-up their decks. But how can you tell if you’re improving a strategy or making it worse? On today’s episode we discuss how to power-up your decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2018
M19 Set Review | #216
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The core sets are back! Josh is joined by substitute co-host DJ (Jumbo Commander on YouTube) to break down the new cards in M19 that we think will make a splash in Commander. From the return of Elder Dragons to all new planeswalkers, find out which cards you're gonna need for your next EDH night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2018
MTG Arena +M19 Preview Card w/ Ashlen Rose | #215
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We've got cosplayer and Game Knights alum Ashlen Rose as a guest on this episode to talk about our experiences so far with the new digital form of Magic: the MTG Arena Closed Beta. Plus, we're unveiling our M19 preview card! It's one of the the original Elder Dragons, Arcades, the Strategist. What does it do? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2018
Should ALL Planeswalkers Be Legal As Commanders? | #214
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It's debate time! This week we're bringing on special guest Alex Kessler (@kesswylie) from the Masters of Modern podcast to discuss one of the most controversial and contentious EDH topics: Should ALL planeswalkers be legal as Commanders? Watch the episode and then weigh-in afterward with your own opinion in the comments! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2018
The Best Partner Commanders | #213
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Battlebond has brought back the partner mechanic (sort of) so we're taking an in depth look at the best ways to choose and utilize your own dynamic duo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2018
Battlebond Set Review | #212
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Wizard's latest set Battlebond is designed for two-headed giant (2HG) play but includes a ton of much-needed reprints and new cards that seem specifically geared for EDH. Should this set really be considered "Commander Masters"? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2018
Shadowborn Apostle Deck Tech +Battlebond Previews | #211
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On today's episode we're breaking down Josh's Shadowborn Apostle (Athreos) deck from the most recent episode of Game Knights. You saw just how explosive it can be but the devil (or demon) is in the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2018
What is the Right Way to Concede? | #210
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Today we're answering listener questions including: What is the right way to concede? How do we feel about the hybrid mana rule in Commander? How do you beat Superfriends? and many more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2018
Politics: Deals & Alliances in Commander | #209
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We've all done it. Nearly every game of multiplayer Magic features some kind of deal or alliance between players. The question is: are these types of negotiations helping you or hurting you? How can you improve this aspect of your game and up your win percentage? Watch and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2018
Jodah Brawl Deck Tech | #208
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On this episode we're going in-depth on the Jodah, Archmage Eternal Brawl deck that Jimmy played on the latest episode of Game Knights. Find out what makes it so explosive! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2018
Muldrotha Brawl Deck Tech | #207
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Like value? You're gonna love this break down of Josh's Muldrotha, the Gravetide Brawl deck which he piloted on the most recent episode of Game Knights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2018
Dominaria Set Review | #206
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Dominaria is here! And it's chalk full of Legendary creatures and other goodies that seem specifically geared towards the Commander format. Tune in and find out which cards we think are going to make a splash in the format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2018
How to Play Control w/ Jumbo Commander | #205
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DJ from the Jumbo Commander YouTube channel makes a guest appearanceto talk about his favorite EDH Archetype: the Control deck. Tune in and learn everything there is to know about this challenging style of play! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2018
Is the Brawl Format Good? +Dominaria Preview | #204
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We're unveiling a new legendary creature from Dominaria PLUS having an in-depth discussion on the new Brawl format (recently announced by WotC) based on our experience from trying it out. Will Brawl be awesome? Lame? Will it encroach on Commander or instead help shepherd new players into our favorite format? Will it even last long enough to be anything but a splash-in-the-pan? Tune in and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2018
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden Deck Tech | #203
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It's time to release the prisoners! We're stacking the bottom of our library and breaking down the Grenzo, Dungeon Warden deck that Josh played on the most recent episode of Game Knights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2018
Animar Morph Deck Tech with Vinny | #202
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Vinny Truong makes his first appearance on the podcast to break down his Animar Morph deck which Jimmy piloted on the latest episode of Game Knights. Find out about this unique and awesome build and what makes it tick! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2018
What is the State of the Commander Format? Commander Summit 2018 | #201
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Esteemed guests Andy Hull from Commander's Brew and Phil DeLuca from Commanderin' return for our annual round table discussion and debate regarding the current state of the format and looking into the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2018
Episode 200 Extravaganza with Over 30 Special Guests | #200
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It's our 200th episode! We're celebrating all things Commander and talking EDH with over 30 community members including The Professor, Gaby Spartz, Marshall Sutcliffe, LoadyingReadyRun, Cassius Marsh and many more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2018
Must Have Cards and Format Staples | #199
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There are certain cards that any Commander player worth their salt needs in their collection. On this episode, we run down the list of must-haves and format staples while discussing which offer the most "bang for the buck". Do you have all the essentials covered? In what order should you acquire the stuff you don't have? Take a listen and find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2018
The Most Underrated Cards in Commander | #198
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It's time to discover some hidden gems! We're going down the list of the most underrated cards in all of Commander. The enchantments, artifacts, etc that would take your deck to the next level - if you'd ever heard of them before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2018
How Useful is the Banlist? | #197
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How do I lower the power level of my decks? How do I handle oppressive players? How useful is the ban list? This week, Josh and Jimmy tackle some more listener-submitted questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2018
10 Biggest Mistakes Commander Players Make | #196
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Nobody plays perfectly all the time. The problem comes when we keep making the same missteps over and over. On this episode, Jimmy and Josh talk about the 10 biggest mistakes that Commander players make and how to avoid them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2018
Kumena - Best Merfolk Commander Ever? | #195
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Is Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca the best merfolk commander ever made? Find out, as we take and in-depth look at the deck Jimmy built for the most recent episode of Game Knights.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2018
Elenda, the Dusk Rose – Deck Tech | #194
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We're breaking down Josh's Elenda, the Dusk Rose deck from the latest episode of Game Knights. Come see what makes this unique brew tick and just how explosive a Commander she can be! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2018
Rivals of Ixalan – Set Review | #193
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It’s our Rivals of Ixalan Set Review! This set has some crazy cards for Commander / EDH. Find out which we think will turn out to be powerhouses in the format and which will be overrated duds. ———- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to us our affiliate... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2018
Rivals of Ixalan Spoiler – Zacama, Primal Calamity | #192
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 We’re unveiling our Rivals of Ixalan preview card! It’s a brand new legendary elder dinosaur: ZACAMA, PRIMAL CALAMITY. Plus, we’ve got Craig Blanchette in studio, going over a full deck tech for this extremely powerful Commander. ———- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to us our affiliate link the next... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2018
Best of 2017 – Year in Review | #191
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 This was a huge year for both The Command Zone and Game Knights! Jimmy and Josh are wrapping-up 2017 by taking a look back at all of our favorite episodes, events and moments PLUS a quick glance ahead to 2018. Big thanks to all of the listeners, subscribers and fans who’ve supported us on this amazing journey. Happy New Year! ———- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community,... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2017
Lessons from The Great War | #190
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 World War 1 (often called The Great War) is one of the most devastating struggles in all of human history. Similar to our Art of War and Machiavelli episodes, we’re examining the lead-up to the conflict, dissecting the complex web of alliances and discussing the parallels and lessons that can be applied to your games of Commander. ———- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2017
Building Around Unstable Legends | #189
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 Let’s take a look at three great new legendaries from Unstable (Baron Von Count, Grusilda and X) and consider all the deck-building possibilities! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2017
Is Unstable OK in Commander? | #188
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The newest silver-bordered set, Unstable, is about to be released! But the cards are not officially legal in EDH! Jimmy and Josh discuss which of the new stuff seems ok to play in Commander and which should be kept out of the format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2017
The Most Powerful Commander Decks | #187
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 This week, Jimmy and Josh take a look at the most powerful decks in the entire Commander format and explain what makes them tick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2017
Words of Wizdom | #186
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 It’s time to up your game. Jimmy and Josh are coming at you with a bunch random bite-sized Commander advice and EDH level-ups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2017
My Playgroup Always Targets Me First | #185
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 How do you get your playgroup to stop targeting you first? How do you know when to mulligan? Is Temple of the False God a bad card? Find out all of this and more as Jimmy and Josh tackle listener submitted questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2017
Inside the Mind of Magic Artist Jesper Ejsing | #184
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Renowned Magic artist Jesper Ejsing joins the show to discuss his process when creating art for Magic: the Gathering as well as his love for the Commander format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2017
Threat Assessment Case Studies | #183
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Follow along as Jimmy and Josh break down some of the more interesting and complicated board states from Game Knights and discuss their process of threat assessment and how to make better in-game decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2017
Politics with the Professor – What Kind of Player are YOU? | #182
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The Professor from Tolarian Community College is in town and ready to talk POLITICS! We dive into what it means to play against each of us, how we’ve changed over time, and our favorite reasons to play Commander. ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Professor! Check him out: YouTube.com/TolarianCommunity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2017
The Right Way to NETDECK | #181
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We’ve gotten a lot of questions about netdecking, so here are 5 helpful tips to get you on the road to building the best decks AND keeping your original flavor intact. ---------- Deck Brewer’s Worksheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T-0phvLKtUViJjSnUF_tk3tYOWrr9FZcB5ePIOXx2OA/edit?usp=sharing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2017
Most Annoying Cards in EDH | #180
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You heard us right – these cards are annoying, a nuisance, and Josh and Jimmy have OPINIONS on them! Hear our picks for our top 5 most annoying cards in EDH. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2017
Ixalan SET REVIEW for Commander | #179
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Our Ixalan Set Review is here and it’s time to get Tribal with it! From Dinosaurs to Merfolk to Pirates and Vampires, there’s plenty to dig into here. What will make the cut in your next Commander deck? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2017
IXALAN Preview Card: Axis of Mortality | Ramos, Dragon Engine Deck Tech | #178
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Our Ixalan Preview is here and it’s got a very powerful effect – but the real question is, does Axis of Mortality actually work well in EDH? Afterwards we break down Jimmy’s deck brew for Ramos, Dragon Engine. ---------- 'Ramos Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ramos-dragon-engine-jimmy/ ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: Stranger Things Season 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2017
Mairsil, The Pretender DECK TECH | #177
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Josh has been brewing around one of the new Commanders Mairsil, The Pretender. Can he steal ALL the activated abilites? ---------- Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mairsil-the-pretender-l-jlk/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2017
Is Kess, Dissident Mage better than Snapcaster? Deck Tech | #176
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Alex Kessler joins the show to discuss his namesake card and a deck he might brew with it. ---------- Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/kess-dissident-mage-alex-kessler/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2017
How Would a Spike Build Edgar Markov? | #175
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Josh Kim joins the show and brings a Spike’s perspective to taking Edgar Markov and how he might build the deck optimally. ---------- Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/01-08-17-mardu-v/ ---------- Where to Find Josh Online: http://www.twitter.com/xelltweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2017
The Best 5 Color Dragon EVER? CMDR 2017 Dragon Deck Review | #174
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Dragon Tribal is one of Magic’s oldest ongoing tribes, and they’ve just received a game changing update with Commander 2017! Find out what’s new and what needs changing in this review of the preconstructed deck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2017
Can Cat Tribal be Competitive? CMDR 2017 Cat Deck Review | #173
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It’s time to break down the Cat Tribal deck from Commander 2017 and tell you which 10-12 cards you can add to make it that much better! Do you think Cat Tribal can be a competitive Commander deck? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2017
Are Wizards Underpowered? C17 Arcane Wizardry Review | #172
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Commander 2017 is here, so let’s take a first look and overview of each of the decks so you can determine which one is best for your needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2017
Which Commander 2017 Deck is the BEST? | #171
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Commander 2017 is here, so let’s take a first look and overview of each of the decks so you can determine which one is best for your needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2017
C17 Previews – Boneyard Scourge & Fortunate Few | #170
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Josh and Jimmy breathe some fire into their Commander 2017 preview cards, Boneyard Scourge & Fortunate Few! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2017
How Many Infinite Combos Is TOO Many? | #169
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We’re answering some mailbag questions and addressing some controversial topics – how many infinite combos is too many? How do you handle take backs? ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Evolution of Trust: http://ncase.me/trust/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2017
Evaluating New Mechanics: Amonkhet / Hour of Devastation | #168
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With another block under our belt, it’s time to take a look back on the new and returning mechanics of Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation and see how they line up with Magic’s history and how usable they are in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2017
Brewing with the New Gods (Locust, Scarab, Scorpion) | #167
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Hour of Devastation brought some really awesome Legendary Gods to the table, so Josh is bringing them all together and seeing how one might brew a deck with ALL of them in it! ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: Polaris Primetime on DXP: https://www.youtube.com/dxpofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2017
Adjusting to New Metas LIVE at GP Vegas | #166
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We take our show to the convention halls of GP Vegas with special guests Cassius Marsh and Mel Li to discuss the intricacies of adjusting to new metas AND answer tons of audience questions! ---------- Where to find our Guests: Cassius Marsh: Twitter: @KingCash_7191 Mel Li: Twitter: @smelissali ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: Up and Vanished Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2017
Hour of Devastation Commander Set Review | #165
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Nicol Bolas is BACK and the Hour of Devastation is upon us! Josh and Jimmy break down the new mechanics, best Legendaries, Planeswalkers, and review each color for Commander. ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: MXM – Master X Master Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2017
The Magic Grand Prix Guide l How GPs Work | #164
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We’re walking through Grand Prix literally and figuratively today! Learn how to survive your first GP and see tons of awesome footage Grand Prix Vegas 2017! ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: Crime Town Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2017
Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign – HOUR OF DEVASTATION preview | #163
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It’s the HOUR OF DEVASTATION and we’ve got a huge Sphinx coming at you from the sky – it’s Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign! UNESH, CRIOSPHINX SOVEREIGN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2017
Saving Money in Commander with Jason Alt | #162
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Jason Alt joins the show to discuss financial preparation ahead of tribal decks in Commander 2017, Iconic Masters, and anything else special coming our way in Magic’s 25th year. ---------- Where to find Jason Alt: Twitter: @JasonEAlt: Editor for Articles on EDHREC: http://articles.edhrec.com/ Brainstorm Brewery Podcast: http://brainstormbrewery.com/category/podcasts/ Money Draught Podcast: http://brainstormbrewery.com/author/money-draught/ The 75% Theory: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/jasonalt-021314-building-a-75-commander-deck/ ---------- What We Mentioned on The End Step: Patriot (Amazon Prime) The Wire (HBO) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2017
Top 5 OVERRATED Cards in Commander | #161
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Hyperbole is a huge part of Magic: the Gathering culture. We love to proclaim that “X is the best card ever!” or that “If you play Y, you can’t lose”. While it’s fun to make these kind of bold statements, it also means we’re probably doing a disservice to just how good a card ACTUALLY is. Today we’re going to address 5 cards each that we think players have overrated in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2017
The Netdecking Dilemma with Stybs | #160
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We welcome Adam Styborski (Stybs) to the show to discuss a range of topics, including a lively back and forth on whether or not websites like EDHREC and Netdecking are good for the Commander format. ---------- Where to Find Stybs: http://www.twitter.com/the_stybs Articles on TCGPlayer: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article_search_result.asp?author=Adam%20Styborski GatheringMagic Archive: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/author/adamstyborski/ ---------- What We Mentioned on The End Step: World of Warcraft: Legion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2017
Top 10 Black and Green Cards in EDH – Revisited | #159
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It’s been a while since our original top 10 reviews for Black and Green in EDH – we’re going back to revisit our picks and NOT look at our original lists – let’s see what’s changed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2017
Breaking Boros | Winning with Red/White in EDH | #158
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It is well known that Boros (red/white) is the hardest color pair to have success with in Commander. On this episode, we discuss ways to make it viable and up that win percentage. ---------- What We Mentioned on The End Step: Magic: the Gathering Puzzle Quest http://m.onelink.me/5318602 Use this code and receive a free rare card: 1e2ct ---------- Alex Kessler’s Archangel Avacyn Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/archangel-avacyn-alex-kessler/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2017
Magic Community Spotlight! | #157
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There’s a ton of awesome magic content out there but sometimes it can be hard to find. We’re hoping we can introduce you to some of our favorite stuff! Before we get into it – we are not trying to insult, marginalize, or make any statement about any creator that hasn’t made the list today! We certainly don’t know every piece of content out there, so please let us know if we’ve missed one of your favorites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2017
The Importance of Mana Curve | #156
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In this level-up episode, we talk about the idea of the Mana Curve to the table, and why it’s more important in Commander now more than ever. ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Magic Castle in Los Angeles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2017
LEOVOLD BANNED! Amonkhet Set Review for Commander | #155
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Amonkhet and a new cycle of brand new Gods are here for Commander consumption! Let’s break down our favorite cards for EDH in each color. We’ll also discuss the Leovold banning and Protean Hulk unbanning at the beginning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2017
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Deck Tech (from Game Knights #6) | #154
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We promise no more snake puns! Josh’s build of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons utilizes her snake creation potential to the max in this deck tech ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: S-Town Podcast (from the creators of Serial): https://stownpodcast.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2017
Amonkhet Preview: Neheb, the Worthy & Deck Tech | #153
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We’re diving into our NEW PREVIEW card: Neheb, the Worthy and discussing how Jimmy built a deck around the idea of discard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2017
Spice up your Commander Night! +Modern Masters 2017 Draft | #152
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This week we’re breaking down a bunch of different ways to play Commander/EDH so you can keep things fresh in a playgroup! Try out some of these variants and let us know your favorites. We also go over our experiences with the Modern Masters 2017 draft format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2017
The Commander Deck Building Template | #151
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Deck building in EDH can be a daunting task, especially early in your Commander career! Today we’re tackling how to approach each EDH deck with a basic template when brewing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2017
Tasigur, the Golden Fang with Jeremy Noell | #150
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We welcome Jeremy Noell from StarCityGames to the show to discuss his projects and his awesome Tasigur, the Golden Fang brew, which aims to cast Villainous Wealth as many times as possible. Tasigur Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/tasigur-villainous-wealth-jeremy-noell/ ---------- Where to Find Jeremy: http://www.twitter.com/jeremynoell www.youtube.com/starcitygames Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2017
The Creative Process w/ Rob Prior (Live Painting!) | #149
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Renowned artist Rob Prior joins the show as Josh and Jimmy discuss the Creative Process and their origin stories of their lives and time in Los Angeles and the entertainment industry. Rob also live paints an awesome portrait behind the hosts, so make sure to check out the video version to see the magic happen in real time! ---------- Links: Rob Prior: Twitter: @prior2art www.robprior.com Rob’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaMptLWp_oBloRIzA0uEOlQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2017
MODERN MASTERS 2017 PREVIEW, Rishkar & Sram Game Knights Deck Tech | #148
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We’re showing off our Modern Masters 2017 preview card (Zur, the Enchanter) and doing a quick double deck tech on the mono colored Rishkar and Sram decks we played in Game Knights #4! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2017
Commander Summit 2016 with Commanderin’ & Commander’s Brew | #147
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Please welcome Phil DeLuca and Andy Hull from the Commanderin’ and Commander’s Brew podcasts as we sit to discuss the state of the format and look back on the past year for Commander players. ---------- The Commanderin’ Podcast: http://www.commanderinmtg.com/ Commanderin’ on YouTube @commanderinmtg @ketjak The Commander’s Brew Podcast: http://www.commandersbrew.com/ Commander’s Brew on YouTube @CommandersBrew @andyhullbone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2017
Straying From Staples with TheMagicManSam | #146
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TheMagicManSam joins the show with an interesting perspective: how does one not let their Commander games become monotonous? How can you approach the game to keep things fresh and exciting? ---------- TheMagicManSam on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/themagicmansam33 TheMagicManSam on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RhysticStudies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2017
Silas Renn + Sidar Kondo Deck Tech | #145
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Jimmy and Josh break down his Silas Renn & Sidar Kondo brew from Game Knights Episode 3! ---------- What We Mentioned on The End Step: Hardcore History Podcast: http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2017
Blatant Favoritism? No-Counter EDH? Mailbag Q&A | #144
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Mailbag Q&A time! This week we’re answering questions on deck refinement, how to make a successful LGS Commander Night, some blatant favoritism, and getting into MTG content creation! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2017
Evaluating New Mechanics – Kaladesh Block | #143
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Welcome to a new series where we take the mechanics introduced in new sets and evaluate them against Magic’s history as well as how they’re pertinent to Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2017
Aether Revolt Set Review | #142
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Aether Revolt is here and with it comes a ton of interesting cards for EDH – let’s review our favorite picks and combos from the new set! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2017
Machiavellian Machinations | #141
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‘The Prince’ by Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most famous political philosophy manuscripts of all time. It is similar to Sun Tzu’s Art of War in that, while printed in 1532, it is still read and studied today by politicians, Fortune 500 CEO’s and the like. We cover some of his most well known quotes and break down how it applies to Commander! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2017
RISHKAR’S EXPERTISE + Vial Smasher & Thrasios Deck Tech | #140
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We discuss our preview card for Aether Revolt: Rishkar’s Expertise, and then break down Josh’s Vial Smasher & Thrasios deck that he played in Game Knights #2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2017
What Would You Change in 2017? New Year’s Resolutions! | #139
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What do YOU resolve to change about yourself and how your Magic: the Gathering habits in 2017? Jimmy and Josh walk through their resolutions for the new year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2016
The BEST of 2016 – Year In Review | #138
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2016 has almost come to a close, so let’s take a look back on the year that the podcast had and our picks for our overall BEST OFs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2016
Controversy! Combos and Concessions | #137
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We’ve got Controversy a-brewin this week! Jimmy and Josh discuss the ethics and workarounds for combo-heavy metas, and if it’s ever ok to “concede” as a strategic response to an opponent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2016
Commander at WotC and Atraxa Alterations with Trick Jarrett | #136
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The awesome Trick Jarrett from Wizards of the Coast joins the show to discuss what the Commander community is like at the mothership and the direction he’s taking his Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice decklist. ---------- Where to Find Trick: Twitter: @trickmtg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2016
Commander 2016 Deck Testing – Kydele & Breya | #135
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We got to brew decks around the Commander 2016 Legendaries and test them out against each other! Jimmy and Josh talk about their ideas for Breya, Etherium Shaper and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix (+Bruse Tarl). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2016
Saskia the Unyielding – Open Hostility C16 Deck Tech | #134
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We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the Open Hostility deck with Saskia the Unyielding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2016
Breya, Etherium Shaper – Invent Superiority C16 Deck Tech | #133
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We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the Invent Superiority deck with Breya, Etherium Shaper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2016
Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis – Stalwart Unity C16 Deck Tech | #132
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We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the Stalwart Unity deck with Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2016
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder – Entropic Uprising C16 Deck Tech | #131
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We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the Entropic Uprising deck with Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2016
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice – Breed Lethality C16 Deck Tech | #130
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We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the Breed Lethality deck with Atraxa, Praetor’s Voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2016
First Look at Commander 2016 | #129
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Commander 2016 looks to be an incredible set of Pre-Constructed decks for EDH player, so let’s dive in and take a look at all of the new mechanics and 4-Color Commanders! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2016
Cruel Entertainment + 2 more COMMANDER 2016 Preview Cards! | #128
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We’ve got THREE exclusive Previews from Commander 2016! Introducing CRUEL ENTERTAINMENT, and our two reprints Iroas, God of Victory and Hanna, Ship’s Navigator! We weren’t 100% correct with our predictions for Commander 2016, but we’re super stoked to discuss all of the awesome possibilities and Partner combinations! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2016
Card Draw & Card Advantage | #127
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Card Draw and Card Advantage are two terms often mentioned on the show; Josh and Jimmy dive deeper into the specifics of each and how they effect your deckbuilding and in-game decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2016
The Meta and You | #126
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This week we're going deep on the idea of the "meta" and how it applies to you as a Magic: the Gathering player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2016
Talrand, Sky Summoner Deck Tech | #125
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Craig Blanchette joins the show to discuss his Talrand, Sky Summoner build and Josh and Jimmy deck tech it to make some improvements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2016
Conspiracy 2 Set Review | #124
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We've gotten our hands on Conspiracy 2 and had a couple of chances to draft it! Here's our EDH set review for what we think might make it into your next Commander deck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2016
Kaladesh Set Review | #123
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Kaladesh is here and we couldn't be more excited about the inclusion of the Masterpiece Inventions! Well, Jimmy is at least. Here's our set review on what's what for EDH players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2016
Kaladesh Preview Card + Mark Rosewater & Gavin Verhey Interviews! | #122
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We've got an exclusive Kaladesh Preview card as well as two interviews with Mark Rosewater and Gavin Verhey, recorded from PAX West 2016! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2016
Inside the Set: Conspiracy 2 with Glenn Jones | #121
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Friend of the show and Wizards employee Glenn Jones joins us for a Q&A on Conspiracy 2! We talk mechanics, favorite cards, underrated draft picks, design philosophy, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2016
How Would You Change the Color Pie? Q&A | #120
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We're back at it again with more of your Listener Questions. We've got some great ones on the docket today! ALSO if you hear your voice, you've won a draft set of CONSPIRACY 2 so go ahead and send us an email with your mailing address. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2016
Karador, Ghost Chieftain with Corbin Hosler | #119
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Special guest Corbin Hosler joins us this week to review his Karador, Ghost Chieftain deck and discuss how it's been shaped by his playstyle for Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2016
Blue – The Color Wheel Series (& CONSPIRACY 2 PREVIEW) | #118
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We're talking about Blue this week in our Color Wheel series. It's the last color we haven't covered yet! We'll be breaking down each of the 5 colors in Magic by learning its history, examining its base "wants and needs", and understanding how it functions with each other color. Most importantly, how YOU can use it most effectively and have the most FUN when playing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2016
Building On A Budget | #117
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This week we discuss the basics of building a deck on a budget - how to prioritize, organize, and correctly identify what your deck needs before purchasing its parts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2016
Deck Doctors: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim | #116
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Deck Doctors has RETURNED! Josh and Jimmy revisit Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to give her a proper rebuild and go deep on some deckbuilding strategy and theory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2016
Listener Questions! | #115
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Josh and Jimmy asked you to send in some audio questions for our final giveaway with Card Kingdom - and you provided! We had so many entered that we could only take a few this time, so don't worry, we'll get back to them soon. Anyone who entered also won some ELDRITCH MOON packs so go ahead and send us an email with your mailing address if you hear your lovely voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2016
Superfriends – EDH Archetypes | #114
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In honor of the Gatewatch being in full force on Innistrad now, we're breaking down the Superfriends EDH archetype and how you can build your own! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2016
Eldritch Moon Set Review | #113
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The Eldritch Moon is just over the horizon and we're here to bring you our full set review for Commander! Lots of very interesting cards and mechanics in this set to break down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2016
Fostering a Healthy Playgroup | #112
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This week we break down some of our thoughts and opinions on how to foster a healthy playgroup and make sure you're getting the most out of your Commander experience! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2016
Brewin Brisela + EMN Preview Card! | #111
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We're back and ready to preview our exclusive Eldritch Moon card as well as discuss the awesome new Meld mechanic and how to brew around Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2016
How to Play Faster | #110
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Commander games can be long. They can last all night. Here are Josh and Jimmy's tips on how you can learn to play faster, get more games in, and hopefully have more fun on your Commander nights! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2016
Eternal Masters Set Review | #109
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Eternal Masters is filled with Commander staples and we couldn't be more excited! Josh and Jimmy break down their favorite cards of the set. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2016
MYSTICAL TUTOR & ASHNOD’S ALTAR – Eternal Masters Preview Cards! | #108
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Josh and Jimmy discuss their two Eternal Masters preview cards: Mystical Tutor and Ashnod's Altar! We can't wait for this set to come out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2016
4-Color Commanders & Organization 101 | #107
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4-Color Commanders are on the way! We discuss some of the possibilities of what to potentially look forward to as well as top tips for organizing your collection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2016
Building Around Story with Alison Luhrs | #106
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The awesome Alison Luhrs joins the show to discuss some of her favorite Magic stories and characters and Josh and Jimmy talk through some initial steps to build a deck around it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2016
Shadows Over Innistrad Draft with Frank Lepore – The Sideboard | #02
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Welcome to the 2nd episode of The Sideboard! We're joined by Pro Tour Top 8 competitor Frank Lepore as we dive into the Shadows Over Innistrad limited format and their impressions on how to succeed at it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2016
EDH Essentials with Craig Blanchette | #105
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We’re handing over the reins of the show to our good friend Craig Blanchette (Twitter: @CraigBlanchette) who has come up with and outlined his own show topic - His top 10 EDH Essentials! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2016
Top 10 Lands in EDH | #104
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Josh and Jimmy break down their top 10 lands in EDH! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2016
The Gitrog Monster / Self Expression in Deckbuilding | #103
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Everyone's stoked about The Gitrog Monster, but how do you build a new deck when it's the talk of the town? Josh and Jimmy walk you through a concept to foster self-expression in deckbuilding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2016
Shadows Over Innistrad Set Review | #102
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Shadows Over Innistrad is right over the horizon! Josh and Jimmy take you through their top picks for Commander/EDH and what you can look forward to in this incredibly flavorful new set. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2016
The Correct Answers | #101
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What makes a player strong or weak? Josh and Jimmy dive into the tactics of having the right answers at the right time in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2016
Second Harvest (Shadows Over Innistrad Preview Card)
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The Command Zone proudly presents our official spoiler card for Shadows Over Innistrad - and it's a doozy! Here is the official spoiler for Second Harvest! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2016
Building a Commander Deck LIVE | #100
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The 100th episode has arrived! Josh and Jimmy invite a live Twitch audience to help build a Commander deck together. We give away tons of product with special guest appearances from Brian David-Marshall, Marshall Sutcliffe, Jason Alt, and The Professor! For the full experience, make sure to check it out on our YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2016
The Commander Summit | #99
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We welcome Phil DeLuca and Andy Hull to the show to tackle some issues of the day with these esteemed members of the Commander podcast community. We'll discuss rules changes, Eternal Masters, Conspiracy 2, and look ahead to discuss the state of the format and what we'd do if we were on the Rules Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2016
Eternal Masters and The Reserved List | #98
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We're giddy with excitement over the Eternal Masters announcement. Let's talk about the implications for Commander, what we hope to see reprinted, and discuss The Reserved List in its entirety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2016
Tall Tales | #97
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We talk a lot about synergies, politics, and level up philosophies but we rarely get to talk about our own Commander games and the events that happen within. Til now! Josh and Jimmy recount some silly/fun/powerful plays of their own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2016
Deck Improvement: Meren of Clan Nel Toth with Alex Kessler | #96
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You’ve built a new deck. You’ve played it a few times. Now, how do you identify problem areas and issues to make that leap from version 1.0 to version 2.0? Alex Kessler joins the show to discuss his build of Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2016
Pet Cards | #95
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We all have them. Those cards that we love. We put them in all of our decks. But then one day we realize: Wait a minute – why am I the only one I ever see playing this card? Doesn’t my playgroup understand how AWESOME it is?? These are our hidden gems, our secret tech, our Pet Cards. With special guest Craig Blanchette. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2016
Most Banworthy Cards in Commander | #94
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With the recent Prophet of Kruphix banning, we turn to discuss what other cards may sit at the top of the "banworthy" list and whether or not we think they deserve the banhammer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2016
Prophet of Kruphix Banned - Proxies, Counterfeits, and More | #93
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We've got a lot to cover in today's episode! We'll start off by discussing the new rules changes to Commander from the Rules Committee - a standardized mulligan, removal of a specific type of color restriction / generation, and the banning of the Prophet of Kruphix. Next, we'll dive into what we missed in our Oath of the Gatewatch review followed by discussing the controversies surrounding the game and then discuss proxies and counterfeits in Magic and Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2016
Oath of the Gatewatch Set Review | #92
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Oath of the Gatewatch is here and it's time to review the cards we think will make the biggest impact on Commander! We're trying out our reviews a week earlier so you can be ready for pre-release - let us know what you think in the comments below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2016
Oath of the Gatewatch Leaks / Year in Review | #91
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Our final episode of the year covers the Oath of the Gatewatch leaks and a year in review of all the awesome stuff that happened in 2015! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2015
Mizzix of the Izmagnus Deck Comparison / Oath of the Gatewatch Early Spoilers | #90
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We've got a lot on our plate today! We cover the initial spoilers and leaks from Oath of the Gatewatch (more to come in next week's episode) and then compare and contrast Josh and Jimmy's versions of their Mizzix of the Izmagnus decklists! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2015
Commander 2015 Review – Red/White | #89
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The Commander 2015 Preconstructed decks have arrived and Josh and Jimmy are here to help break down their statistics, the best and worst cards, and what upgrades you can immediately make! This week we cover the final deck: White/Red (Boros). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2015
Commander 2015 Review – Green/Black & Green/Blue | #88
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The Commander 2015 Preconstructed decks have arrived and Josh and Jimmy are here to help break down their statistics, the best and worst cards, and what upgrades you can immediately make! This week we cover the Green/Black (Golgari) and Green/Blue (Simic) decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2015
Commander 2015 Review – Black/White & Blue/Red | #87
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The Commander 2015 Preconstructed decks have arrived and Josh and Jimmy are here to help break down their statistics, the best and worst cards, and what upgrades you can immediately make! This week we cover the Black/White (Orzhov) and Blue/Red (Izzet) decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2015
Commander 2015 First Look | #86
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Josh and Jimmy take an in-depth first look at the new Commander 2015 spoilers and discuss new keywords and sweet synergy options for each new Legendary creature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2015
CMDR 2015 SPOILER! & Legendary Cube Interview with Adam Prosak | #85
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We interview Wizards R&D member Adam Prosak on the upcoming Legendary Cube for Magic: Online, crack a couple of digital packs, then break down our brand new Commander 15 spoiler- Rite of the Raging Storm! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2015
Battle for Zendikar Draft – The Sideboard | #01
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Jimmy and Josh are trying something new out on this special Thursday episode. Welcome to The Sideboard! Today's side-discussion takes our hosts into discussing the Battle for Zendikar Limited format and the hurdles that a lot of players are facing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2015
Most Wanted Reprints in Commander 2015 | #84
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Jimmy and Josh discuss a leaked Commander 2015 spoiler and also the Top 5 cards on their wishlist to be reprinted this year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2015
Catching Up with The Professor | #83
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The Professor joins Josh and Jimmy to discuss the current going-ons in the Magic Community. Lots of controversy to debate, from BFZ Fat Pack scarcity to an overpriced Jace, Vryn's Prodigy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2015
Medomai the Ageless at the 2015 Community Cup | #82
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Josh and Jimmy break down the Medomai The Ageless deck that the Community team built and took to victory this year at the 2015 Community Cup! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2015
Battle for Zendikar Set Review for Commander/EDH | #81
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Battle for Zendikar is here and the ELDRAZI ARE BACK baby! This set is great for Commander and EDH, so we're here to break down what our top choices are for our format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2015
Situation Awareness | #80
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