The Command Zone

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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!

Episode Date
MTG Arena +M19 Preview Card w/ Ashlen Rose | #215
01:28:40
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!
Jun 20, 2018
Should ALL Planeswalkers Be Legal As Commanders? | The Command Zone #214
01:26:27
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!
Jun 12, 2018
The Best Partner Commanders | The Command Zone #213 | Magic the Gathering / EDH
01:07:01
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.
Jun 06, 2018
Battlebond Set Review l The Command Zone #212 | Magic: the Gathering EDH
01:21:43
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!
May 30, 2018
Shadowborn Apostle Deck Tech +Battlebond Previews | The Command Zone #211 | Magic: the Gathering EDH
01:04:30
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.
May 24, 2018
What is the Right Way to Concede? | The Command Zone #210 | Magic: the Gathering EDH
00:52:58
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!
May 16, 2018
Politics: Deals & Alliances in Commander | The Command Zone #209 | Magic: the Gathering Commander/EDH Podcast
01:13:46
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!
May 10, 2018
Jodah Brawl Deck Tech | The Command Zone #208 | Magic: the Gathering Commander/EDH Podcast
00:50:49
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!
May 01, 2018
Muldrotha Brawl Deck Tech l The Command Zone #207 l Magic: the Gathering Commander / EDH
00:44:43
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.
Apr 26, 2018
Dominaria Set Review | The Command Zone #206 | Magic: the Gathering Commander EDH
01:34:53
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.
Apr 18, 2018
How to Play Control w/ Jumbo Commander l The Command Zone #205 l Magic: the Gathering EDH
01:11:01
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!
Apr 10, 2018
Is the Brawl Format Good? +Dominaria Preview | The Command Zone #204 | Magic: the Gathering Commander/EDH
01:03:07
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!
Apr 04, 2018
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden Deck Tech l The Command Zone #203 | Magic: the Gathering Commander/EDH
00:49:42
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.
Mar 27, 2018
Animar Morph Deck Tech with Vinny l The Command Zone #202 | Magic: the Gathering Commander/EDH
01:06:23
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!
Mar 20, 2018
What is the State of the Commander Format? Commander Summit 2018 | #201
01:41:40
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.
Mar 16, 2018
Episode 200 Extravaganza with Over 30 Special Guests | #200
01:18:31
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
Mar 06, 2018
Must Have Cards and Format Staples | #199
01:23:42
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.
Feb 28, 2018
The Most Underrated Cards in Commander | #198
01:08:06
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.
Feb 15, 2018
How Useful is the Banlist? | #197
00:56:51
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.
Feb 07, 2018
10 Biggest Mistakes Commander Players Make | #196
00:53:15
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.
Jan 30, 2018
Kumena - Best Merfolk Commander Ever? | #195
00:59:12
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.
Jan 23, 2018
Elenda, the Dusk Rose – Deck Tech | #194
00:49:07
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!
Jan 18, 2018
Rivals of Ixalan – Set Review | #193
01:21:50
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...
Jan 09, 2018
Rivals of Ixalan Spoiler – Zacama, Primal Calamity | #192
01:01:24
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...
Jan 04, 2018
Best of 2017 – Year in Review | #191
01:28:10
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,...
Dec 30, 2017
Lessons from The Great War | #190
01:09:39
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...
Dec 21, 2017
Building Around Unstable Legends | #189
00:57:07
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! ———- 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 time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to...
Dec 13, 2017
Is Unstable OK in Commander? | #188
01:20:28
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. ———- 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...
Dec 04, 2017
The Most Powerful Commander Decks | #187
00:56:27
This week, Jimmy and Josh take a look at the most powerful decks in the entire Commander format and explain what makes them tick. ———- 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 time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks...
Nov 20, 2017
Words of Wizdom | #186
00:50:09
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. ———- 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 time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to...
Nov 13, 2017
My Playgroup Always Targets Me First | #185
00:50:37
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. ———- 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...
Nov 07, 2017
Inside the Mind of Magic Artist Jesper Ejsing | #184
01:02:25
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. ———- 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 time you purchase Magic cards or products:...
Oct 31, 2017
Threat Assessment Case Studies | #183
00:58:56
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. ———- The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to us our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com – @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing...
Oct 26, 2017
Politics with the Professor – What Kind of Player are YOU? | #182
00:58:12
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 Twitter.com/TolarianCollege Patreon.com/TolarianCommunityCollege We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to...
Oct 12, 2017
The Right Way to NETDECK | #181
00:43:22
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 What We Mentioned on the End Step: Giveaways! Follow @DXPOfficial on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook to enter 🙂 We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to...
Oct 03, 2017
Most Annoying Cards in EDH | #180
00:56:49
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. JOSH 5) Torpor Orb 4) Expropriate 3) Gaddock Teeg 2) Triumph of the Hordes 1) Blood Moon Honorable Mentions: Winter Orb Rhystic Study Perplexing Chimera/Glen Elendra Iona, Shield of Emeria JIMMY 5) Rhystic Study 4) Perplexing Chimera 3) Grave Pact / Dictate of Erebos...
Sep 27, 2017
Ixalan SET REVIEW for Commander | #179
01:14:36
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? What We Mentioned on the End Step: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to...
Sep 15, 2017
IXALAN MYTHIC: Axis of Mortality | Ramos, Dragon Engine Deck Tech | #178
00:54:38
Our Ixalan Preview is here and it’s got a very powerful effect – but the real question is, does the card actually work well in EDH? Afterwards we break down Jimmy’s deck brew for Ramos, Dragon Engine. Axis of Mortality: Ramos Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ramos-dragon-engine-jimmy/ What We Mentioned on the End Step: Stranger Things Season 2 We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing...
Sep 14, 2017
Mairsil, The Pretender DECK TECH | #177
00:49:38
Josh has been brewing around one of the new Commanders Mairsil, The Pretender. Can he steal ALL the activated abilites? Make sure to check out the decklist below. Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mairsil-the-pretender-l-jlk/ What We Mentioned on the End Step: Improv Games! We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing...
Sep 05, 2017
Is Kess, Dissident Mage better than Snapcaster? Deck Tech | #176
00:59:09
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/ KEY CARDS: Dark Ritual (Mana Geyser) Ancient Excavation Time Warp Metallurgic Summonings Increasing Ambition/Increasing Vengeance /(no Increasing Confusion?) Secrets of the Dead Mizzix’s Mastery Docent of Perfections Cruel Ultimatum CARDS WE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THAT AREN’T ON THE LIST: Pyromancer’s Goggles Epic Experiment Signets? Or more Rituals? Brainstorm, etc More self mill? Cycling Deck What...
Sep 01, 2017
How Would a Spike Build Edgar Markov? | #175
00:53:01
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/ Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc Where to Find Josh Online: http://www.twitter.com/xelltweets NEW CARDS FROM THE PRE-CON YOU WOULD KEEP Path of Ancestry Kindred Boon New Blood Patron of the Vein CARDS WE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THAT AREN’T ON THE...
Aug 25, 2017
The Best 5 Color Dragon EVER? CMDR 2017 Dragon Deck Review | #174
00:52:19
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. Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc CARDS TO ADD: (Cylconic Rift/Snapcaster Mage – duh) Also – the best Dragons are expensive. It’s just a popular tribe so…sorry. GIVE ME...
Aug 23, 2017
Can Cat Tribal be Competitive? CMDR 2017 Cat Deck Review | #173
00:55:14
Show Notes: 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? Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc CARDS TO ADD: Value/Tutor Birthing Pod Sun Titan Fauna Shaman Protection: Asceticism Teferi’s Protection More Card Draw: Smuggler’s...
Aug 18, 2017
Are Wizards Underpowered? C17 Arcane Wizardry Review | #172
00:47:07
Show Notes: 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! Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc Show Notes: We’re tuning up the Arcane Wizardry deck featuring Inalla with just 10-12 easy replacements. Do you think the Wizards deck is underpowered? CARDS TO ADD: (Cyclonic...
Aug 16, 2017
Which Commander 2017 Deck is the BEST? | #171
01:02:07
Show Notes: 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! Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc What We Mentioned on the End Step: Basketball! We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by...
Aug 13, 2017
C17 Previews – Boneyard Scourge & Fortunate Few | #170
00:18:48
Josh and Jimmy breathe some fire into their Commander 2017 preview cards, Boneyard Scourge & Fortunate Few! ================ Fortunate Few 3WW Sorcery Choose a nonland permanent you don’t control, then each other player chooses a nonland permanent he or she doesn’t control that hasn’t been chosen this way. Destroy all other nonland permanents. “… Is it over?” ================ Boneyard Scourge 2BB Creature – Zombie Dragon – 4/3 Flying Whenever a Dragon you control dies while...
Aug 08, 2017
How Many Infinite Combos Is TOO Many? | #169
01:03:30
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/ ================= We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards...
Aug 01, 2017
Evaluating New Mechanics: Amonkhet / Hour of Devastation | #168
00:56:41
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. What We Mentioned on the End Step: San Diego Comic-Con ================= We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us....
Jul 26, 2017
Brewing with the New Gods (Locust, Scarab, Scorpion) | #167
01:10:44
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 ================= We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to Geoffrey...
Jul 18, 2017
Adjusting to New Metas LIVE at GP Vegas | #166
01:40:54
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: @KingCash_7191 Mel Li: @smelissali What We Mentioned on the End Step: Up and Vanished Podcast ================= We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new...
Jul 11, 2017
Hour of Devastation Commander Set Review | #165
01:25:06
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 ================= We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some...
Jul 04, 2017
The Magic Grand Prix Guide l How GPs Work | #164
00:54:19
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 ================= We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations...
Jun 29, 2017
Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign – HOUR OF DEVASTATION preview | #163
00:16:38
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 4UU Legendary Creature – Sphinx – 4/4 Flying Sphinx Spells cost (2) less to cast. Whenever Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign or another Sphinx enters the battlefield under your control, reveal the top four cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand...
Jun 21, 2017
Saving Money in Commander with Jason Alt | #162
01:05:43
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: @JasonEAlt: http://www.twitter.com/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 (find it on Amazon Prime) The Wire We’re On YouTube and Facebook! Find...
Jun 13, 2017
Top 5 OVERRATED Cards in Commander | #161
00:55:42
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. JOSH: 5. Birds...
Jun 06, 2017
The Netdecking Dilemma with Stybs | #160
01:21:29
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 We’re On YouTube and Facebook! Find our FULL Video Podcasts on YouTube and subscribe by clicking Here....
May 30, 2017
Top 10 Black and Green Cards in EDH – Revisited | #159
01:22:36
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. GREEN: OLD LISTS: JOSH 10 – Awakening Zone 9 – Acidic Slime 8 – Krosan Grip 7 – Genesis Wave 6 – Craterhoof Behemoth 5 – Doubling Season 4 – Greater Good 3 – Eternal Witness 2 – Oracle...
May 23, 2017
Breaking Boros | Winning with Red/White in EDH | #158
01:07:24
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 What We Mentioned on the Show: Alex Kessler’s Archangel Avacyn Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/archangel-avacyn-alex-kessler/ Boros Card List: High Priority: Hedron Archive...
May 16, 2017
Magic Community Spotlight! | #157
01:15:39
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...
May 09, 2017
The Importance of Mana Curve | #156
00:59:39
In this level up episode, Josh brings the idea of the Mana Curve to the table, and why it’s more important in Commander now than ever. “Aftermath” Playmat ON SALE for one month only: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1171224254/aftermath-limited-edition-playmat-from-the-command Game Knights #6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqalJabqJsA&index=1&list=PLyLzs6vB3Xk75kjIm45DQLrR8oT63_OvD What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Magic Castle in Los Angeles We’re On YouTube and Facebook! Find our FULL Video Podcasts on YouTube and subscribe by clicking Here. Follow us for updates on our...
May 02, 2017
LEOVOLD BANNED! Amonkhet Set Review for Commander | #155
01:43:31
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. “Aftermath” Playmat ON SALE for one month only: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1171224254/aftermath-limited-edition-playmat-from-the-command Game Knights #6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqalJabqJsA&index=1&list=PLyLzs6vB3Xk75kjIm45DQLrR8oT63_OvD What We Mentioned on the End Step: Nier Automata Giveaway! We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when...
Apr 25, 2017
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Deck Tech (from Game Knights #6) | #154
00:54:29
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 – and then don’t forget to check it out in action on Game Knights #6! “Aftermath” Playmat ON SALE for one month only: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1171224254/aftermath-limited-edition-playmat-from-the-command Game Knights #6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqalJabqJsA&index=1&list=PLyLzs6vB3Xk75kjIm45DQLrR8oT63_OvD Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hapatra-vizier-of-poisons-jlk-game-knights-6/ What We Mentioned on the End Step: S-Town Podcast (from the creators of Serial): https://stownpodcast.org/ We’re On YouTube! All of...
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. NEHEB, THE WORTHY 1BR – Legendary Creature – Minotaur Warrior – 2/2 First Strike Other Minotaurs you control have first strike. As long as you have one or fewer cards in hand, Minotaurs you control get +2/+0 Whenever Neheb, the Worthy deals combat damage to a player, each player discards a card. Decklist:...
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 so far. What We Mentioned on the Show: Two Headed Giant: http://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/two-headed-giant Planechase: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/rules-revealed-2009-08-10 Vanguard: http://magic.wizards.com/en/vanguard Archenemy: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/archenemy-rules-revealed-2010-05-17 Star: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/serious-fun/star-power-2008-08-05 Kingdoms: https://www.reddit.com/r/EDH/comments/3x0zvs/kingdom_magic_simplified_xpost_from_magictcg/ What We Mentioned on the End...
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. What We Mentioned on the Show: EDH Essential Cards: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/commander-edh-starter-deck-the-essentials/ Card Advantage and Card Draw episode: https://collected.company/2016/10/18/card-draw-card-advantage-127/ Mana Base episodes: https://collected.company/2015/04/07/mana-bases-part-12-39/ and https://collected.company/2015/04/09/mana-bases-part-22-40/ Prof’s Mana Base Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DSddyFCqPk Quadrant Theory episode: https://collected.company/2014/09/02/card-evaluation-animar-with-marshall-sutcliffe-9/ What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of...
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 Commander Vs Split Second Mini Masters Vs What We Mentioned on the End Step: Xenoshyft 7 Wonders Sushi Go Epic Card Game We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get...
Mar 14, 2017
The Creative Process w/ Rob Prior (Live Painting!) | #149
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Artist Rob Prior joins the show to join Josh and Jimmy as they discuss the Creative Process and how it has pertained to them in their lives and their time in Los Angeles. 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: @prior2art www.robprior.com Rob’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaMptLWp_oBloRIzA0uEOlQ Game Knights Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfMQdoaiujE&list=PLyLzs6vB3Xk7u8L3xGBsM5wo8Ms5jUIxh&index=1 Video...
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! Modern Masters 2017 Preview: ZUR THE ENCHANTER Links: Game Knights Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfMQdoaiujE&list=PLyLzs6vB3Xk7u8L3xGBsM5wo8Ms5jUIxh&index=1 Sram’s Deckbuilder: Wesley Ruttle – @SmashGizmo Decklists: Wesley’s Sram, Senior Edificer: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sram-senior-edificer-wes-game-knights-4/ Vinny’s Yahenni, Undying Partisan: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/yahenni-undying-partisan-vinny-game-knights-4/ Josh Lee Kwai’s Rishkar, Peema Renegade: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/rishkar-peema-renegade-jlk-l-game-knights-4/ Jimmy’s Kari Zev, Skyship Raider:...
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. Links: 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 Game Knights Episode 3: http://collected.company/2017/02/07/yidris-silas-renn-sidar-kondo-titania-oona-game-knights-03/ What We Mentioned on The End Step: Phil: League of Legends Moana Microscope RPG Andy:...
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? Links: TheMagicManSam on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/themagicmansam33 TheMagicManSam on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RhysticStudies Game Knights Episode 3: http://collected.company/2017/02/07/yidris-silas-renn-sidar-kondo-titania-oona-game-knights-03/ What We Mentioned on The End Step: Marathon running! Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone We’re On YouTube! All of...
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! Decklists: Jimmy’s Silas Renn & Sidar Kondo: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/silas-renn-sidar-kondo-jimmy-game-knights-3/ Josh Kim’s Yidris Infect: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/yidris-infect-josh-game-knights-3/ Josh Kim’s Alesha: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/alesha-josh-kim-game-knights-3/ Craig’s Rhys: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/rhys-the-redeemed-craig-game-knights-3/ Craig’s Oona: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/oona-queen-of-the-fae-craig-game-knights-3/ JLK’s Titania: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/titania-lands-jlk-l-game-knights-3/ Game Knights Episode 3: http://collected.company/2017/02/07/yidris-silas-renn-sidar-kondo-titania-oona-game-knights-03/ What We Mentioned on The End Step: Hardcore History Podcast: http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here:...
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! Links: Building a Mana Base, Episode #39 & #40 Building Around Story, Episode #106 Patreon Rewards Post How to Stream by Gaby Spartz What We Mentioned on The End Step: Star Wars: Destiny – a new CCG from Fantasy Flight Games Support us on Patreon! Become a...
Jan 31, 2017
Evaluating New Mechanics – Kaladesh Block | #143
01:18:07
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. Let us know what you think about the series in the comments or on Twitter! What We Mentioned on The End Step: Oysters Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone We’re On YouTube! All of our video...
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! What We Mentioned on The End Step: Gremlins 2 Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to...
Jan 17, 2017
Machiavellian Machinations | #141
00:49:04
‘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! Links: Game Knights #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l8sXRvwdT0&list=PLyLzs6vB3Xk75kjIm45DQLrR8oT63_OvD&index=1 Politics & Negotiations / Roon of...
Jan 10, 2017
RISHKAR’S EXPERTISE + Vial Smasher & Thrasios Deck Tech | #140
00:56:38
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. Rishkar’s Expertise – 4GG Sorcery Draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control. You may cast a card with converted mana cost 5 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost. “Control the Great Conduit? You might as well try to divert a...
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. What We Mentioned on the End Step: Rogue One Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing...
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! What We Mentioned: A LOT. If you’d like to check out all of our episodes, check out the full list and backlog here: http://collected.company/category/the-command-zone/ Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone What We Mentioned on the End...
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. What We Mentioned: Interview of Jimmy and Josh at GeneralDamageControl.com Commander’s Brew Episodes featuring Jimmy and Josh InResponse with The Professor and Josh New Gameplay Videos: Game Knights #01 Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode...
Dec 15, 2016
Commander at WotC and Atraxa Alterations with Trick Jarrett | #136
01:02:59
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: @trickmtg Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Seattle Sounders Cards Removed: 1 Migratory Route 1 Manifold Insights 1 Disdainful...
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). Decklists: Breya, Etherium Shaper by Jimmy: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/breya-etherium-shaper-jimmy-135/ Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix + Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder by Josh: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/kydele-bruse-tarl-josh-135/ Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone What We Mentioned on...
Nov 29, 2016
Saskia the Unyielding – Open Hostility C16 Deck Tech | #134
00:45:08
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. Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone What We Mentioned on the End Step: Thank you Joel Hammitt for the incredible list of...
Nov 24, 2016
Breya, Etherium Shaper – Invent Superiority C16 Deck Tech | #133
00:54:02
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. Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone What We Mentioned on the End Step: Planet Earth 2 Baby Iguana Chase CARDS TO ADD...
Nov 22, 2016
Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis – Stalwart Unity C16 Deck Tech | #132
00:46:44
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. What We Mentioned on the End Step: Extra-Life – http://www.extra-life.org CARDS TO ADD IN: Bribery Gahiji, Honored One Forced Fruition Divine Intervention Perplexing Chimera Wrath of God Supreme Verdict Austere Command...
Nov 15, 2016
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder – Entropic Uprising C16 Deck Tech | #131
00:48:12
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. What We Mentioned on the End Step: Blizzcon CARDS TO ADD IN: Wheel of Fortune Dark Deal Tolarian Winds Arjun, the Shifting Flame Forgotten Creation Teferi’s Puzzle Box Umbral Mantle Thousand Year Elixir...
Nov 10, 2016
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice – Breed Lethality C16 Deck Tech | #130
00:51:53
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. What We Mentioned on the End Step: Junk Art CARDS TO ADD IN: Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Triumph of the Hordes Akroma’s Memorial / Eldrazi Monument Cyclonic Rift Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Prime...
Nov 08, 2016
First Look at Commander 2016 | #129
01:10:32
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! What We Mentioned on the End Step: Battlerite Civilization 6 Hardcore History Podcast We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for...
Nov 01, 2016
Cruel Entertainment + 2 more COMMANDER 2016 Preview Cards! | #128
00:19:52
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! What We Mentioned on the End Step: Westworld We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by...
Oct 25, 2016
Card Draw & Card Advantage | #127
00:55:07
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. What We Mentioned on The End Step: Escape Rooms! We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when...
Oct 18, 2016
The Meta and You | #126
00:57:38
This week we're going deep on the idea of the "meta" and how it applies to you as a Magic: the Gathering player.
Oct 11, 2016
Talrand, Sky Summoner Deck Tech | #125
01:09:23
Craig Blanchette joins the show to discuss his Talrand, Sky Summoner build and Josh and Jimmy deck tech it to make some improvements.
Oct 04, 2016
Conspiracy 2 Set Review | #124
00:59:57
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.
Sep 27, 2016
Kaladesh Set Review | #123
01:36:25
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.
Sep 20, 2016
Kaladesh Preview Card + Mark Rosewater & Gavin Verhey Interviews! | #122
01:01:50
We've got an exclusive Kaladesh Preview card as well as two interviews with Mark Rosewater and Gavin Verhey, recorded from PAX West 2016!
Sep 13, 2016
Inside the Set: Conspiracy 2 with Glenn Jones | #121
01:10:19
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!
Sep 06, 2016
How Would You Change the Color Pie? Q&A | #120
00:48:36
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.
Aug 30, 2016
Karador, Ghost Chieftain with Corbin Hosler | #119
01:28:49
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.
Aug 23, 2016
Blue – The Color Wheel Series (& CONSPIRACY 2 PREVIEW) | #118
01:22:04
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.
Aug 17, 2016
Building On A Budget | #117
01:12:20
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.
Aug 09, 2016
Deck Doctors: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim | #116
01:30:31
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.
Aug 02, 2016
Listener Questions! | #115
00:53:42
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.
Jul 26, 2016
Superfriends – EDH Archetypes | #114
01:07:31
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!
Jul 19, 2016
Eldritch Moon Set Review | #113
01:42:23
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.
Jul 12, 2016
Fostering a Healthy Playgroup | #112
01:09:49
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!
Jul 05, 2016
Brewin Brisela + EMN Preview Card! | #111
01:02:50
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.
Jun 29, 2016
How to Play Faster | #110
00:51:18
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!
Jun 07, 2016
Eternal Masters Set Review | #109
01:31:38
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.
May 31, 2016
MYSTICAL TUTOR & ASHNOD’S ALTAR – Eternal Masters Preview Cards! | #108
00:43:52
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!
May 25, 2016
4-Color Commanders & Organization 101 | #107
01:13:36
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.
May 17, 2016
Building Around Story with Alison Luhrs | #106
01:06:41
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!
May 10, 2016
Shadows Over Innistrad Draft with Frank Lepore – The Sideboard | #02
01:35:06
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!
May 03, 2016
EDH Essentials with Craig Blanchette | #105
01:20:01
We’re handing over the reins of the show to our good friend Craig Blanchette (@CraigBlanchette) who has come up with and outlined his own show topic - His top 10 EDH Essentials!
Apr 26, 2016
Top 10 Lands in EDH | #104
01:07:21
Josh and Jimmy break down their top 10 lands in EDH!
Apr 19, 2016
The Gitrog Monster / Self Expression in Deckbuilding | #103
01:01:27
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.
Apr 12, 2016
Shadows Over Innistrad Set Review | #102
01:43:07
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.
Mar 30, 2016
The Correct Answers | #101
01:04:44
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.
Mar 22, 2016
Second Harvest (Shadows Over Innistrad Preview Card)
00:12:45
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!
Mar 18, 2016
Building a Commander Deck LIVE | #100
03:21:12
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 watch the YouTube video or check out the Twitch Livestream VOD.
Mar 15, 2016
The Commander Summit | #99
02:09:21
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.
Mar 09, 2016
Eternal Masters / The Reserved List | #98
01:04:04
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.
Feb 23, 2016
Tall Tales | #97
00:54:16
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.
Feb 16, 2016
Deck Improvement: Meren of Clan Nel Toth with Alex Kessler | #96
01:16:16
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.
Feb 09, 2016
Pet Cards | #95
00:58:59
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.
Feb 02, 2016
Most Banworthy Cards in Commander | #94
01:11:42
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.
Jan 26, 2016
Prophet of Kruphix Banned, Proxies, Counterfeits, and More | #93
01:15:14
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.
Jan 19, 2016
Oath of the Gatewatch Set Review | #92
01:48:03
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.
Jan 12, 2016
Oath of the Gatewatch Leaks / Year in Review | #91
01:41:04
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!
Dec 22, 2015
Mizzix of the Izmagnus Deck Comparison / Oath of the Gatewatch Early Spoilers | #90
01:48:43
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!
Dec 15, 2015
Commander 2015 Review – Red/White | #89
01:01:53
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).
Dec 08, 2015
Commander 2015 Review – Green/Black & Green/Blue | #88
01:24:23
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.
Nov 24, 2015
Commander 2015 Review – Black/White & Blue/Red | #87
01:27:21
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.
Nov 17, 2015
Commander 2015 First Look | #86
01:37:28
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.
Nov 10, 2015
CMDR 2015 SPOILER! & Legendary Cube Interview with Adam Prosak | #85
01:23:44
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!
Nov 05, 2015
Battle for Zendikar Draft – The Sideboard | #01
01:00:00
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.
Oct 29, 2015
Most Wanted Reprints in Commander 2015 | #84
01:02:54
Jimmy and Josh discuss a leaked Commander 2015 spoiler and also the Top 5 cards on their wishlist to be reprinted this year!
Oct 27, 2015
Catching Up with The Professor | #83
01:31:57
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.
Oct 13, 2015
Medomai the Ageless at the 2015 Community Cup | #82
00:55:08
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!
Oct 08, 2015
Battle for Zendikar Set Review for Commander/EDH | #81
02:06:44
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.
Sep 29, 2015
Situation Awareness | #80
00:44:58
This week we're discussing what it means to have "situation awareness" (not to be confused with situational awareness). We'll be addressing how to take note and adapt to your meta and the types of situations you're facing.
Sep 24, 2015
Black – The Color Wheel Series | #79
00:57:10
We're talking about Black this week in our Color Wheel series. 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.
Sep 22, 2015
Unpacking & SANCTUM OF UGIN! Battle For Zendikar Spoiler | #78
01:03:44
Josh is back from his 3 week trip to Asia and it's time to unpack all of the things that happened while he was gone! We talk about PAX, Worlds, the Community Cup, and reveal our EXCLUSIVE Battle for Zendikar Spoiler - SANCTUM OF UGIN.
Sep 14, 2015
Community Questions & Answers! (2/2) | The Command Zone #77
00:32:24
Part 2 of our listener Q&A is here! Chicka-chick-ahhhh!
Sep 03, 2015
Voltron – EDH Archetypes | #76
01:03:34
We're covering all aspects of VOLTRON decks in EDH in our new archetype series. We'll be breaking down the archetype's versatility, uses, potential commanders, and more!
Sep 02, 2015
White – The Color Wheel Series | #75
00:49:40
We're talking about White this week in our Color Wheel series. 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.
Aug 27, 2015
Community Questions & Answers! (1/2) | The Command Zone #74
00:32:51
Josh is out of town so we've got a fun little episode - we're answering listener submitted questions in part one of this Q&A! Part 2 will air next week.
Aug 25, 2015
Magic Jargon | #73
00:52:28
We're looking at Magic lingo today and discussing the crazy 'secret' language of Magic players. What's a 187 creature? What about a hate bear? Find out!
Aug 20, 2015
Top 10 Blue Cards in EDH/Commander | #72
01:00:42
Josh and Jimmy cover their top 10 favorite cards in BLUE for EDH/Commander.
Aug 18, 2015
Sandbagging | #71
00:54:09
Jimmy and Josh bring an important topic to the table - Sandbagging! Err actually, they hold the topic in their hands until it's the right time to play it.
Aug 13, 2015
Keeping it Current | #70
00:52:30
Josh and Jimmy discuss some of the happenings in and around Magic: the Gathering. We're having a conversation on the hot topics the community has been engaging on over Twitter and Reddit. Not all of it will be EDH/Commander related. Deal with it ;)
Aug 11, 2015
Deck Doctors: Rith, the Awakener | #69
01:05:48
The Deck Doctors are back! This week we cover a user submitted list for Rith, the Awakener and what cuts/adds to make to improve it.
Aug 06, 2015
Token Talk – EDH Archetypes | #68
01:13:33
We're covering all aspects of tokens in EDH in our new archetype series. We'll be breaking down the archetype's versatility, uses, potential commanders, and more!
Aug 04, 2015
Deck Doctors: Karona, False God | #67
01:02:58
It's time for another Deck Doctor! This week we cover a user submitted list for Karona, False God and what cuts/adds to make to improve it.
Jul 30, 2015
Red – The Color Wheel Series | #66
00:59:42
We're talking about Red this week in our Color Wheel series. 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.
Jul 28, 2015
Planeswalkers in EDH & Damia, Sage of Stone | #65
00:52:00
James Pianka is back on the show to talk about the usage of Planeswalkers in EDH and discuss his Damia, Sage of Stone Superfriends list!
Jul 23, 2015
Card Names & Flavor Text with James Pianka | #64
01:03:20
James Pianka joins the show to discuss the cards he created the names and flavor text for in Magic: Origins.
Jul 21, 2015
Magic: Origins Set Review for EDH/Commander | #63
01:40:21
Josh and Jimmy review their top picks for EDH/Commander playables in Magic's newest set Origins.
Jul 14, 2015
Glissa, the Traitor, Infect Deck Tech | #62
00:49:31
Craig Blanchette brings the podcast our very first Infect deck tech with Glissa, The Traitor.
Jul 09, 2015
Commander Stats with EDHRec | #61
01:13:13
We're joined by Donald Miner, creator of EDHRec.com, to discuss Commander statistics. Who's the most popular general? What color is played the most? The least? Find out!
Jul 07, 2015
High Rolla$ Part 2 | #60
00:52:35
We're back with High Rolla$ part 2! Josh and Jimmy break down 10 more expensive Magic cards and whether they're worth their price tag.
Jul 02, 2015
Magic: Origins Spoiler & Planeswalker Review | #59
01:02:32
Jimmy and Josh reveal an exclusive Magic: Origins preview card: The Great Aurora! We also discuss each of the new dual-faced planeswalkers and their potential viability in Commander/EDH.
Jun 29, 2015
Top 10 Black Cards in EDH/Commander | #58
00:54:28
Josh and Jimmy cover their top 10 favorite cards in BLACK for EDH/Commander.
Jun 25, 2015
Deck Doctors: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death | #57
01:03:42
Josh and Jimmy embark on their first official Deck Doctor! We cover a user submitted list for Alesha, Who Smiles at Death and what cuts/adds to make to improve it.
Jun 23, 2015
Deck Doctoring with Meghan & Maria from MtACast! | #56
01:13:02
We're joined by the hilarious Meghan & Maria from the Magic: the Amateuring podcast to discuss their history with the format and then deck doctor their two EDH Pre-Constructed decks for under $50! The two decks we upgraded are Nahiri, the Lithomancer and Derevi, Empyrial Tactician.
Jun 18, 2015
Threat Assessment & Sapling of Colfenor with Graham from LoadingReadyRun | #55
01:01:15
Graham Stark from LoadingReadyRun joins us to talk about Threat Assessment and deck tech his Sapling of Colfenor EDH deck.
Jun 16, 2015
Storytime with Wedge & The Professor | #54
01:07:26
Wedge from The Mana Source and The Professor from Tolarian College join us to recap some hilarious stories from GP Vegas and discuss #GoyfGate (or #TarmoGate, whatever you like better!)
Jun 11, 2015
High Rolla$ | #53
01:00:54
The time has come to talk of many things... many dolla bills! We take a look at 10 cards from Magic's history that command a hefty price tag, whether they're worth it for EDH, and affordable alternatives.
Jun 09, 2015
GP Vegas with CSprankleRun, Brainstorm Brewery, & More! | #52
01:12:52
Josh and Jimmy report in on just exactly how exhausted they are from GP Vegas with fun interviews with some friends at the event - Jason Alt & Corbin Hosler from Brainstorm Brewery, Sean Gibbons from Wizards of the Coast, Magic's greatest cosplayer Christine Sprankle, and flavor expert AEMarling.
Jun 03, 2015
Deck Tech: Jhoira of the Ghitu | #51
01:10:14
We're covering one of the meaner decks in EDH - ever hear of Jhoira of the Gitu? You'll know her name by the time the game is over, that's for sure...
May 26, 2015
Deck Tech: Marchesa Revisited | #50
01:07:01
For our 50th episode we're revisiting our very first deck tech - Marchesa, the Black Rose! Josh and Jimmy have taken their Marchesa deck lists in two different directions since its first iteration - find out what's changed.
May 21, 2015
The Banned List | #49
01:17:40
This week we break down the official ban list for EDH, whether we agree with each of the cards on it, and what might be possible bans in the future.
May 19, 2015
Deck Tech: Shadowborn Apostle / Athreos | #48
00:59:00
Who says you can't have more than one of the same card in an EDH deck? We deck tech Josh's new brew focused on the one and only (or in this case, one of many) Shadowborn Apostle!
May 14, 2015
EDH vs Modern | #47
01:20:44
Josh and Jimmy breakdown some key points to correctly evaluating cards and what to pay attention to when figuring out what's good in EDH vs. Modern. We also talk about some of the new Modern Masters 2015 spoilers!
May 12, 2015
EDHiquette | #46
00:58:10
Etiquette - The customary code of polite behavior in society or among a particular profession or group. This is one of the more talked about and controversial aspects of EDH and is pointed to often as a source of frustration among players. In today's episode we talk about what causes confusion/disagreement around the table.
Apr 30, 2015
Green – The Color Wheel Series| #45
01:12:11
We're talking about Green in a brand new series on The Color Wheel. 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.
Apr 28, 2015
Top 10 Green Cards in EDH/Commander| #44
00:58:18
Josh and Jimmy cover their top 10 favorite cards in GREEN for EDH/Commander.
Apr 23, 2015
Poli-Tips & Poli-Tricks | #43
01:07:58
You're accustomed to the politics around the table. You've worked out some good deals in your tenure as an EDH player... now it's time for some advanced techniques. In this episode, Josh shares some of his best tips and Jedi-mind tricks to help navigate and manipulate your way to victory. Jimmy happily writes it all down for future games.
Apr 21, 2015
Deck Tech: the Tim Deck| #42
00:51:25
Today we visit one of Josh's favorite EDH builds - the Pinger deck. In typical Josh fashion, the deck's Commander is actually hiding inside the 99 - this time it's Tim! The Prodigal Sorcerer.
Apr 16, 2015
Trading Up | #41
00:57:22
Today's topic is all about the idea of Trading Up, both in game and out. This episode is a guide to help you acquire cards, trade correctly, and find value in cards that made their way out of your deck.
Apr 14, 2015
Mana Bases (part 2/2) | #40
01:02:53
Now that we've covered the basics of mana bases in EDH, we're moving on to talk about fixing and ramp in our 2-part series! This episode covers the difference between the two and the different kinds of fixing and ramp available in the format.
Apr 09, 2015
Mana Bases (part 1/2) | #39
00:59:07
We cover the basics of mana bases in this two part episode. In this first episode we discuss your deck's color spread, different types of lands, and the math to drawing well. Then we wrap up with our Dragon Week 2015 winners!
Apr 07, 2015
Intet, the Dreamer – Dragon Week 2015 | #38
00:42:36
It's DRAGON WEEK! In the second of two episodes for this week, Josh and Jimmy talk about the first draft of Jimmy's Intet, the Dreamer EDH deck.
Apr 02, 2015
Scion of the Ur-Dragon – Dragon Week 2015 | #37
00:49:02
It's DRAGON WEEK! In the first of two episodes for this week, Josh and Jimmy talk about their Dragons of Tarkir pre-release experience and breakdown Josh's first draft of his Scion of the Ur-Dragon EDH deck.
Mar 31, 2015
The Tuck Rule Debate with Sheldon Menery | #36
00:55:15
Special guest Sheldon Menery joins us to discuss the Rules Committee's side in the controversial tuck ruling. We engage the four main points of the original post and get to the bottom of the issue.
Mar 27, 2015
Tuck Rule discussion / Dragons of Tarkir EDH Review | #35
02:22:05
A brief discussion on the new rules change for Tucking Commanders... then Dragons of Tarkir time! Do we welcome our new Elder Dragon overlords? We break down the new Legendaries and Commander-worthy playables, Josh has some pointed words towards one Elder Dragon in particular, and you contributed some fun combos for us to break down!
Mar 24, 2015
Difference in Playgroups / Budget Xenagos with the Space Janitors | #34
02:12:52
Andy Hull and Brendan Halloran (writers & actors of the webseries Space Janitors) join Josh and Jimmy to discuss differences in playgroups. Then a deck tech on budget Xenagos, our first in depth look at using a God as Commander!
Mar 17, 2015
Question Quest (Pt 2) | #33
01:08:26
Jimmy, Josh, and special guest Craig Blanchette take to the airwaves to answer YOUR user submitted questions in the second of two episodes. What are the most unique decks you've encountered? How do you feel about EDH FNMs?
Mar 10, 2015
Question Quest (Pt 1) | #32
01:19:29
Jimmy, Josh, and special guest Craig Blanchette take to the airwaves to answer YOUR user submitted questions in the first of two episodes. Who should be banned? What's your favorite pet decks? Tons of great questions - and all of our question-askers win prizes!
Mar 03, 2015
EDH Accessories with Tolarian Community College | #31
01:44:40
Jimmy and Josh are joined by special guest The Professor from Tolarian Community College to talk about new projects, the Magic community on YouTube, and most importantly... how to organize your EDH collection! We address what products are best, what's the best deal, and more in this all-encompassing episode.
Feb 24, 2015
How to Tutor / Mitigating Aggro | #30
01:22:35
Jimmy and Josh address two important user questions today - how to constructively think about Tutoring and how to mitigate aggressive players that seek to team up and take you (and your problematic Commander) out of the game first!
Feb 17, 2015
Commander on MTGO / Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest | #29
01:23:16
The esteemed Reverend En Fuego from BJ Shea's Geek Nation joins Josh and Jimmy to discuss EDH/Commander on MTGO and his new Shu Yun deck build.
Feb 10, 2015
COMBOTASTIC! and the “Stop Hitting Yourself” deck | #28
01:41:04
Things get pretty combotastic today as Josh and Jimmy get the itch and craft some fun combos for EDH. Then a Deck Tech Daydream for Josh's new brew! We call it the "Stop Hitting Yourself!" deck.
Feb 03, 2015
A Burning Wish / Anafenza, the Foremost | #27
01:12:50
Jimmy and Josh go in depth on a question about Burning Wish and how to sideboard in Commander. Then we deck tech Jimmy's newest brew: Anafenza, the Foremost.
Jan 27, 2015
Top 10 White Cards in EDH / Commander | #26
01:11:43
What are the top 10 White cards for EDH/Commander? Jimmy and Josh break it down in this week's surprisingly tough to assemble list!
Jan 20, 2015
Fate Reforged Commander/EDH Review | #25
01:40:55
Jimmy and Josh sit down to discuss their favorite Commander/EDH prospects from Fate Reforged and say goodbye to Khans of Tarkir. Also, PRIZES!
Jan 13, 2015
Power Level Etiquette with BDM / Sidisi Spider Spawning | #24
01:58:11
The one and only Brian David-Marshall joins the show to discuss the ever important topic of power level etiquette - how to manage your deck's power level in a multiplayer format. Then we breakdown BDM's Sidisi, Brood Tyrant build around Spider Spawning.
Dec 23, 2014
EDH Finance 101 with Jason Alt | #23
01:51:18
Finance guru Jason Alt joins the podcast to give a primer on EDH Finance and answer your user-submitted questions!
Dec 16, 2014
Overperformers in Commander / EDH | #22
01:44:54
We're joined by Wedge from TheManaSource to discuss our lists for our top OVERPERFORMERS in Commander/EDH. Which cards slip under the radar but make a huge impact on the board? Find out and listen in!
Dec 09, 2014
Titania, Protector of Argoth | #21
01:07:06
Josh presents his brew for a new Commander: Titania, Protector of Argoth. Learn what cards work and which ones don’t to ramp to a game win with land recursion and destruction.
Dec 02, 2014
Commander 2014 Review: Blue | #20
01:17:13
We review the mono Blue Commander 2014 decks with Craig Blanchette and discuss which cards we would cut and add to make them better on a budget!
Nov 18, 2014
Commander 2014 Review: Red & White | #19
01:14:58
We review the mono Red and White Commander 2014 decks and discuss which cards we would cut and add to make them better on a budget!
Nov 11, 2014
Commander 2014 Review: Black & Green | #18
01:38:44
We review the mono Black and Green Commander 2014 decks and discuss which cards we would cut and add to make them better on a budget!
Nov 05, 2014
Deck Tech Daydreams / Impact Resonance Spoiler1 (Commander 2014) | #17
01:03:37
We spoil our first ever preview card for Commander 2014: IMPACT RESONANCE! Then join the discussion as we talk about what Commander decks we're looking to build.
Oct 31, 2014
Your Questions Answered / GP Los Angeles | #16
00:24:40
It's a short week and episode for The Command Zone: Grand Prix Los Angeles is in town! We answer questions and our listeners get to WIN PRIZES!
Oct 21, 2014
Politics Revisited / Prossh, Skyraider of Kher | #15
01:43:49
We sit down with Matt Arnold, creator and co-director of VGHS, and dive into greater detail about the politics and negotiations of multiplayer formats. Then a Deck Tech on Prossh, Skyraider of Kher.
Oct 14, 2014
Top 10 Red Cards / Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker | #14
01:48:15
This week Josh and Jimmy talk about their Top 10 RED cards of all time and breakdown Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as your Commander.
Oct 07, 2014
Top 10 Artifacts / 5-Color Nekusar | #13
01:46:34
Josh and Jimmy discuss their picks for the TOP 10 must-have artifacts in Commander/EDH. Then we check out Josh's creative brew on Nekusar, transformed into a 5-color deck with Cromat as its Commander.
Oct 01, 2014
Khans of Tarkir EDH Review | #12
01:59:04
Craig Blanchette joins us to talk Khans of Tarkir and which creatures could be your new Commander and which cards might have an impact on your Commander/EDH decks.
Sep 23, 2014
Trimming & Cutting Cards / Gaddock Teeg | #11
01:40:43
How to go about cutting and trimming your deck and a spotlight on Gaddock Teeg.
Sep 16, 2014
Teaching Magic / Rafiq | #10
01:21:08
Josh and Jimmy breakdown the best strategies for teaching Magic to new players and then they go in depth with Rafiq of the Many.
Sep 09, 2014
Card Evaluation / Animar with Marshall Sutcliffe | #9
02:17:46
Marshall Sutcliffe (of Limited Resources) joins the show to discuss the many ways to evaluate a card in EDH. Then we go in-depth with his favorite commander - Animar, Soul of Elements.
Sep 03, 2014
Talking Khans of Tarkir with Gavin Verhey (SDCC) | #8
01:26:55
This week we bring the legendary Gavin Verhey of Wizards of the Coast into the studio to talk Khans of Tarkir and more!
Aug 26, 2014
Flavor, Creativity & Kruphix | #7
01:15:51
This week we get creative with James Pianka, a member of the writing team for Magic the Gathering.
Aug 19, 2014
Mastering Your Meta / Jeleva | #6
01:56:06
Alex Kessler (co-creator of "Top Decking") comes on to talk about dominating your metagame. Plus we put a spotlight on Jeleva, one helluva good commander.
Aug 12, 2014
Magic 2015 Core Set / EDH Review | #5
02:15:06
Special guest Craig Blanchette joins us to discuss select cards from Magic 2015 and the possible ramifications on your EDH game.
Aug 05, 2014
Conspiracy Full Set Draft Review – Part 2 | #4
02:31:03
Part 2 with Jimmy and Josh as they discuss each card in Magic: the Gathering's new multiplayer draft format, Conspiracy.
Jul 29, 2014
Conspiracy Full Set Draft Review – Part 1 | #3
02:30:10
Go in depth with Jimmy and Josh as they discuss each card in Magic: the Gathering's new multiplayer draft format, Conspiracy.
Jul 22, 2014
Politics & Negotiation / Roon | #2
01:37:52
In episode two, we discuss politics & negotiations in Magic: the Gathering with a little help from Sun Tzu and The Art of War.
Jul 15, 2014
Deckbuilding 101 / Marchesa | #1
01:23:00
In the first episode of RocketJump's new Magic: The Gathering podcast, we cover EDH deckbuilding 101 and highlight Marchesa, the Black Rose.
Jul 10, 2014