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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The Cards That Matter (In the 99) from Dominaria United | #489
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The plane of Dominaria is vast and ancient… and bursting at the seams with great new cards for Commander! This episode we put aside the legends for a moment to discuss the best cards for the 99 from Dominaria United! Tune in to find out which might be sleeper hits to grab for your deck! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- 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 INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 20% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command  ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Rachel Weeks: Twitter: @wachelreeks Instagram: @wachelreeks Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/CommandSphere Better Than Heroes Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/BetterThanHeroes Dominaria United Story Summary: Ch 1 - https://youtu.be/DUxYzNe_v0Y Ch 2 - https://bit.ly/3D6gBwd  Ch 3 - https://youtu.be/lRCvmUsLNhs Ch 4 - https://youtu.be/TrvD2FIH9xM Ch 5 - https://youtu.be/56Dj7FrdNuA ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Box Topper Lost Legends Review (Part 2) Dominaria United | #488
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Show Notes: It’s time for Part 2 of our review of the Lost Legends Box Topper Commanders from Dominaria United! CAG member Rachel Weeks joins the show to break down all of the awesome and amazing synergies and combos for these beloved characters from Magic’s past. ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- 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 INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 20% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command  ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Rachel Weeks: Twitter: @wachelreeks Instagram: @wachelreeks Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/CommandSphere Dominaria United Game Knights: https://youtu.be/X__qapQRP50 ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
“Necron Dynasties” Full Deck Reveal - Warhammer 40K | #487
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Show Notes: From the depths of an ancient alien catacomb, the “Necron Dynasties” emerge! Join us as we preview the entire Warhammer 40K Universes Beyond mono-black precon deck including 42 brand new cards and five never-before-seen legends! It’s chock-full of artifacts, graveyard synergies, and of course Necron warriors, so you won’t want to miss it! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- See the Full “Necron Dynasties” Decklist: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/warhammer-40000-commander-decklists —------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command130 and use code command130 to get $130 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! 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 ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Jordan Pridgen Twitter: @JordanPigeon Instagram: @Jordanpridgen Necron Lore: https://youtu.be/GuEka-NHzPY ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Box Topper Lost Legends Review (Part 1) Dominaria United | #486
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Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ----------  Show Notes: In Dominaria United, Magic’s legends of old have been retold… as box toppers! In this episode, we’re breaking down these revamped Legends characters and going through the synergies and strategies that will make their decks stand the test of time. These blasts from the past are packing some heat, so check it out! ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Rachel Weeks: Twitter: @wachelreeks Instagram: @wachelreeks Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/CommandSphere Jim Lapage Twitter: @JimTSF Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSpikeFeeders Site: https://www.spikefeeders.com/shop ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
“Painbow” Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Dominaria United | #485
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Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ----------  Show Notes: Five colors, one mission: tune up the “Painbow” Dominaria United Commander precon with our budget upgrade guide! This episode, writer Jamie Block joins us to reveal the 10 cards to add (for under $30) and 10 to remove to make this deck shine as bright as a pot of gold. It’s time to stop chasing rainbows and start claiming wins! ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command130 and use code command130 to get $130 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 20% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command   PRICELINE: Priceline knows every trip is a big deal. Download the Priceline app or go to https://www.priceline.com/ to see how much you could save on airfare, hotels, and more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Jamie Block Twitter: @Jamblock Instagram: @Benjamiela Turn Talk #24  https://youtu.be/1ZAV3mu3zjs CZ481 - “Painbow” Full Deck Reveal - Dominaria United https://youtu.be/DliVsku3kJE CZ483 - Dominaria United - Best Multicolored Commanders (Part 1) https://youtu.be/u7AnyFlDSPo Jelle’s Marble Runs https://www.youtube.com/c/JellesMarbleRuns ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Dominaria United - Best Multicolored Commanders (Part 2) | #484
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Show Notes: On Dominaria, legends take center stage, so it’s no surprise that Dominaria United has brought us a TON of new multicolored commanders who could inspire your newest deck. In this episode, we’re digging deep on the set’s remaining multicolor legends, detailing the synergies and strategies that make them shine. Come learn what these potential commanders could bring to the table at your next game night! ---------- The Command Zone is NOW HIRING! Don’t miss your chance to join our team and contribute to our content! This is an entry-level position with no experience necessary, so if you’re a hard worker with a deep love for Magic and Commander, apply now: https://collected.company/jobs/junior-video-editor/ ---------- Relevant Links:  Rachel Weeks: Twitter: @wachelreeks Instagram: @wachelreeks Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/CommandSphere Sam (Rhystic Studies) Twitter: @RhysticStudies Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RhysticStudies Site: https://www.rhysticstudies.com/ Joe Manganiello Twitter:@JoeManganiello Instragram:@JoeManganiello EDHREC: https://edhrec.com/ Game Knights #47: https://youtu.be/JvTCjoJX1J8 Extra Turns #26:  https://youtu.be/wc4WJ0yXpzo CZ483 - Dominaria United - Best Multicolored Commanders (Part 1) https://youtu.be/u7AnyFlDSPo EDHREC: https://edhrec.com/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Dominaria United - Best Multicolored Commanders (Part 1) | #483
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Show Notes: In Dominaria United, Magic returns to the plane where it all began – a world known for its variety, lore, and legends. This set is overflowing with new multicolored commanders, and in this “Part 1” episode we’re diving into the Vodalian depths to break down their synergies and strategies. Come see what new legends could lead a deck fit for the history books! ---------- The Command Zone is NOW HIRING! Don’t miss your chance to join our team and contribute to our content! This is an entry-level position with no experience necessary, so if you’re a hard worker with a deep love for Magic and Commander, apply now: https://collected.company/jobs/junior-video-editor/ ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. 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 INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Rachel Weeks: Twitter: @wachelreeks Instagram: @wachelreeks Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/CommandSphere Truc Thai: Twitter:@Truc_Month CZ481 - “Painbow” Full Deck Reveal - Dominaria United https://youtu.be/DliVsku3kJE CZ482 - “Legends’ Legacy” Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Dominaria United https://youtu.be/30DePFcGU9g "Weird Al" Yankovic - Yoda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUMCyAR6U0&ab_channel=xTkAx ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
“Legends’ Legacy” Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Dominaria United | #482
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Build something people will remember forever with our budget upgrade guide for the “Legends’ Legacy” Commander precon from Dominaria United. See which 10 cards we’re adding (for under $30) and which 10 will be history on the quest to make this deck truly legendary.  ---------- The Command Zone is NOW HIRING! Don’t miss your chance to join our team and contribute to our content! This is an entry level position with no experience necessary, so if you’re a hard worker with a deep love for Magic and Commander, apply now: https://collected.company/jobs/junior-video-editor/ ----------  Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- 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 UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Rachel Weeks: Twitter: @wachelreeks Instagram: @wachelreeks Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/CommandSphere CZ481 - “Painbow” Full Deck Reveal - Dominaria United https://youtu.be/DliVsku3kJE ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
“Painbow” Full Deck Reveal - Dominaria United | #481
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Show Notes: Get ready to taste the "Painbow" as we unveil this five-color Dominaria United preconstructed Commander deck. We'll dive deep into the ten brand new cards, including both of the colorful legends who could helm this vibrant deck. Plus we break down the reprints, deck value, stats, and more. The only gold at the end of this Painbow is victory... and gold cards, lots and lots of gold cards. ---------- “Painbow” Decklist: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dominaria-united-commander-decklists-2022-08-19 ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command130 and use code command130 to get $130 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit:  https://ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Truc Thai: Twitter: @Truc_Month Extra Turns #9: https://youtu.be/MCO49ceGgz8 CZ445 - “Buckle Up” Full Deck Reveal - Neon Dynasty: https://youtu.be/ljkhuZ32kd8 ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
Playing Competitive w/ Cassius Marsh | #480
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From the football field to the battlefield, Cassius Marsh is always a competitive player. This episode, we bring him on to talk about how he got into the Magic community, the story behind his store (Cash Cards Unlimited), and the HUGE cEDH tournament he’s sponsoring in September… with a Black Lotus on the line! Missing this episode would be a major fumble!  ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! https://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command130 and use code command130 to get $130 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Cassius Marsh:  Twitter: @KingCash_7191 Instagram: @cassiusmarsh Cash Cards Unlimited: https://www.cashcardsunlimited.com/ CEDH Tournament: https://www.cashcardsunlimited.com/news/list#Commander-Tournament-September-3rd-and-4th-2022 Post Malone:  Twitter: @PostMalone Instagram: @PostMalone Site: https://www.postmalone.com/ Game Knights #6 - New AMONKHET Commander Gameplay with NFL Player Cassius Marsh & Mel Li:  https://youtu.be/vqalJabqJsA Frank and Sons: https://www.frankandsonshow.net/ Magic 30: https://magic.gg/mtgfestivals/magic30 A Hidden Fortress (Gamestore): https://www.ahiddenfortress.com/ WhatNot: https://www.whatnot.com/ Crunchyroll:  https://www.crunchyroll.com/ Nascar: https://www.nascar.com/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Good Cards That Make Us Salty | #479
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Show Notes: Magic is a game, and games are supposed to be fun, right? But everyone’s got cards that rub them the wrong way, cards that make you – in gamer terms – salty! This episode we go over our personal list of cards that get us riled up, whether they’re land destruction, stax pieces, or just plain overcomplicated. The salt is about to flow, so join us and see how our list compares to yours!  ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- 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 RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone PRICELINE: Priceline knows every trip is a big deal. Download the Priceline app or go to https://www.priceline.com/ to see how much you could save on airfare, hotels, and more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  DJ: Twitter: @jumbocommander Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JumboCommander Site: https://jumbocommander.com/ Ashlen Rose: Twitter: @AshlenRose Instagram: @rawritsashlen EDHREC Top Saltiest Cards: https://edhrec.com/top/salt Revisionist History (Podcast) by Malcolm Gladwell: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/revisionist-history/id1119389968 ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
"Must Have" Cards For Your Commander Collection | #478
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Having a collection of Commander staples – love ’em or hate ’em – can make the deck-brewing process much less overwhelming. Things like ramp, removal, and card draw are essentials, but which ones should you always have on hand? This episode, we’re laying out the must-haves for any deck-builder’s arsenal, so join us and see what cards could enhance your EDH toolbox. ---------- Take your shot to play Commander one-on-one vs POST MALONE for $100,000 bucks! Download the WhatNot app and use this link to bookmark Posty’s stream, then watch live on August 4th at 6pm PST for a chance to win:  https://whatnot.onelink.me/zALw/u3lw6pym ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 20% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command  FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command130 and use code command130 to get $130 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. PRICELINE: Priceline knows every trip is a big deal. Download the Priceline app or go to https://www.priceline.com/ to see how much you could save on airfare, hotels, and more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  DJ: Twitter: @jumbocommander Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JumboCommander Site: https://jumbocommander.com/ CZ464 - Cards You’re Playing WRONG https://youtu.be/NNjDtl-u-rs ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
The Best 1-Drops in Commander (besides Sol Ring) | #477
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There’s a whole world of 1-drops out there. Ramp and removal, tutors and counters – if you play your cards right, one mana can do it all! This episode, we’re helping you win big by thinking small as we break down the best 1-drops the format has to offer. Besides that pesky Sol Ring, of course. Check it out and up your game! ---------- Take your shot to play Commander one-on-one vs POST MALONE for $100,000 bucks! Download the WhatNot app and use this link to bookmark Posty’s stream, then watch live on August 4th at 6pm PST for a chance to win:  https://whatnot.onelink.me/zALw/u3lw6pym ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- 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 UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. PRICELINE: Priceline knows every trip is a big deal. Download the Priceline app or go to https://www.priceline.com/ to see how much you could save on airfare, hotels, and more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  DJ: Twitter: @jumbocommander Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JumboCommander Site: https://jumbocommander.com/ Gavin Verhey: Twitter: @GavinVerhey Instagram: @GavinVerhey Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodMorningMagic Game Knights #51 - Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty w/ Post Malone!  https://youtu.be/zJIKljeQK88 CZ442 - Most Underrated Mechanics https://youtu.be/j-4kCGICPn0 Scryfall: https://scryfall.com/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Is 2X2 the Highest Value Reprint Set Ever?!?! | #476
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Magic’s “Masters” sets are always packing powerful reprints, and Double Masters 2022 is no exception. But how does it stack up against its impressive predecessors? This episode, we break out the calculators to crunch the numbers and compare the value of Double Masters 2022 to reprint sets of the past. Will it take the top spot? Tune in 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 ---------- LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM  ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. PRICELINE: Priceline knows every trip is a big deal. Download the Priceline app or go to https://www.priceline.com/ to see how much you could save on airfare, hotels, and more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Truc Thai: Twitter: @Truc_Month Command Zone Live #4 - Maximizing Your Magic Events: https://youtu.be/tiZ6RGs2BfM Mythic Rarity Change Article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/set-boosters-2020-07-25 Star Wars: https://www.starwars.com/ Neon Genesis Evangelion: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112159/ World of Warcraft: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/ Starcraft: https://starcraft2.com/en-us/ Marvel (MCU): https://www.marvel.com/movies Game Knights #27 - Modern Horizons Commander w/ LoadingReadyRun: https://youtu.be/elOZ2EnWlCM Game Knights #37 - M21 Commander w/ Mr. Infect & Ladee Danger: https://youtu.be/oHt9c95eV9A Game Knights #44 - Strixhaven: School of Mages: https://youtu.be/je9_7IQbBZA Game Knights #54 - Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate: https://youtu.be/Ex5TZ6y_9a4 ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
The Most Obscure & Underrated Cards | #475
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Show Notes: If you’ve played Commander for a while, you probably know a lot of the staples. But with so many cards legal in the format, it’s easy to miss some real bangers! This episode, we’re digging through the deep dark caverns of lost and forgotten cards. Searching for the rare and powerful, obscure and underrated hidden gems that can make your deck really shine! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM  ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- Relevant Links:  Game Knights #51 - Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty https://youtu.be/zJIKljeQK88 Game Knights #54 - Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate https://youtu.be/Ex5TZ6y_9a4 CZ198 - Most Underrated Cards in Commander https://youtu.be/lianKU4GftE CZ439 - Dear Commander Design Team https://youtu.be/9rx3FNa5K4M ---------- 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 INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Check out the platform where you can attract, interview, and hire all in one place at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
“Draconic Dissent” Budget Upgrade Guide - Baldur’s Gate | #474
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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: We're confident you won't dissent with our budget upgrade guide for "Draconic Dissent." This episode, editor Gaurav Gulati joins us to stoke the flames of this Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's gate precon. Come see the 10 cards he's adding (for under $30) and the 10 he's cutting to make this deck conquer at any table.  ---------- LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM  ---------- OUR OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Gaurav Gulati: Twitter: @DoubleGXG Instagram: @DoubleGXG Game of Thrones (Show): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1170358/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
Maximizing Your Magic Events | Command Zone Live #04
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Show Notes: The Summer of CommandFest is in full swing, and if you’re heading to a big live Magic event you’ve gotta be prepared! So this episode, we’re laying out the tips and tricks you need to know to make the most out of your next Magic gathering. ---------- Give Wizards of the Coast your feedback about the Commander format! Click the link and take the survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6907266/Command-Zone-Live-Episode-4-Maximizing-Your-Magic-Events-Feedback-Survey ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ----------  Relevant Links:  CommandFest Schedule: https://www.magic.gg/news/commandfest-returns-with-fifteen-events-worldwide Magic 30 Event Details: https://magic.gg/news/save-the-date-magic-30-is-a-party-three-decades-in-the-making ---------- LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM  ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
In the 99 Analysis - Baldur’s Gate | #473
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Show Notes: Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate is teeming with splashy, powerful cards designed specifically for our favorite format! This episode, we’ve taken the initiative and sorted through the set to find cards that will shine in your 99. See which spells you should be prepping to cast and which might be a waste of a slot! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM  ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 29th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=june-16-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- 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 MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command   FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Joshua “Murph” Murphy: Twitter: @alsonamedjosh Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/alsonamedjosh DJ (Jumbo Commander): Twitter: @jumbocommander Site: https://jumbocommander.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JumboCommander "Mind Flayarrrs" Full Deck Reveal: https://youtu.be/yLN_gcr9x20 CZ466 - Baldur's Gate - Best Multicolored Commanders (Pt1) https://youtu.be/9xaOajblmsc CZ468 - Baldur's Gate - Best Multicolored Commanders (Pt2) https://youtu.be/8UkleX_mZMM CZ470 - Background Breakdown - Baldur’s Gate https://youtu.be/SM53VYUivkY ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
“Party Time” Budget Upgrade Guide - Baldur’s Gate | #472
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Show Notes: The “Party Time” deck don’t start until Ashlen Rose walks in to present you with this official Baldur’s Gate precon budget upgrade guide! This episode, we lay out the 10 cards you should invite (for under $30), and 10 you can kick off the guest list, to make this deck compete on any game table or dance floor! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM  ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 29th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=june-16-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Ashlen Rose: Twitter: @AshlenRose Instagram: @rawritsashlen CZ467 - “Party Time” Full Deck Reveal https://youtu.be/pgvR_RlGmNQ High & Low: The Story of S.W.O.R.D. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5094726/ High & Low: Watch Order Guide: https://duniagames.co.id/discover/article/urutan-nonton-high-and-low/en ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
“Mind Flayarrrrs” Budget Upgrade Guide - Baldur’s Gate | #471
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Show Notes: Avast, scallywags! Here be the budget upgrade guide for “Mind Flayarrrs” of the Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate precons. This episode, Josh “Murph” Murphy joins us to lay out 10 cards to bring on-deck (for under $30), and 10 to make walk the plank, so this deck will be a Horror for any opponent to face! ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ----------  LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 29th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=june-16-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone   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 UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Josh Murphy: Twitter: @alsonamedjosh Instagram: @alsonamedjosh Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/alsonamedjosh Cal (Playing With Power): Twitter: @MTGCal Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PlayingWithPowerMTG Nintendo 64 Disk Drive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64DD ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Background Breakdown - Baldur’s Gate | #470
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Show Notes: In Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate, the mono-colored commanders bring their checkered pasts to your future decks. This episode, Jimmy and JLK break down the new “Choose a Background” mechanic. Come hear our picks for the best possible combinations as we explore the myriad of strategies each pairing can create. There's a whole lot to cover, you don't want to 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 ----------  LIMITED EDITION “BEFORE THE STORM” PLAYMAT Get your hands on our new “Before the Storm” playmat! This beautiful design is only available for a limited time, so follow the link and order yours before it’s too late: https://bit.ly/BEFORETHESTORM  ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=june-16-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- INDEED: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at https://www.indeed.com/commandzone   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 UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. ---------- Relevant Links:  Game Knights #54 - Baldur’s Gate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex5TZ6y_9a4 ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
“Exit From Exile” Budget Upgrade Guide - Baldur’s Gate | #469
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Show Notes: Return, banished ones, and behold our budget upgrade guide for the “Exit From Exile” Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preconstructed deck. This episode, Jake Boss joins Jimmy to lay out 10 cards that should enter (for under $30) and 10 you can exile for good to make the deck emerge victorious! ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on how to attend! ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. UPSIDE: Download the free Upside App and use promo code COMMAND to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Jake Boss: Twitter: @JakeBossMTG Twitch: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigiBossBattle Command Zone #410 - Prosper Budget Upgrade https://youtu.be/C1BWlypcPa4 Spelltable https://spelltable.wizards.com/ Exit Thought the Gift Shop (Movie) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587707/ Severance (TV Show) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11280740/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Best Multicolored Commanders From Baldur’s Gate - Part 2 | #468
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Show Notes: There are more multicolored characters in Baldur’s Gate than you can shake an immovable rod at! In this “Part 2” episode Jimmy and Murph finish their rundown of the new multicolored commanders from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate. Join us as we venture into the synergies and strategies that will help them reach their max levels. ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- Support the show and BECOME A PATRON! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ----------  COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on the episode's release date/time and more! ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- EVERY MAN JACK: Every Man Jack products are naturally derived and outdoor inspired. Go to https://www.everymanjack.com/ to start taking better care of your body and hair. 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 EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Josh Murphy: Twitter: @alsonamedjosh Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/alsonamedjosh Command Zone #466 - BEST Multicolored Commanders From Baldur’s Gate https://youtu.be/9xaOajblmsc Game Knights #27 - Modern Horizons Commander w/ LoadingReadyRun https://youtu.be/elOZ2EnWlCM Game Knights #40 - Commander Legends https://youtu.be/latDzZF5yFE Game Knights #46 - Adventures in the Forgotten Realms https://youtu.be/X43fh_Phgl4 CZ Live #3 - Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate Preview Card https://youtu.be/iKa9_iBUrrY Manson’s Kykar Polymorph Deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mansons-kykar-extra-turns-07/   All Star (Smash Mouth)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jWHffIx5E ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
“Party Time” Full Precon Deck Reveal - Baldur’s Gate | #467
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Let’s get this party started! It’s time to reveal the full list for the new Battle for Baldur’s Gate preconstructed “Party Time” Commander deck! We’re showing off the 10 brand-new cards, including 2 legendary creatures, and a never-before-seen “background.” Plus we break down the reprints, deck value, stats, and more. Trust us, this is one party you don’t wanna miss. ---------- Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- Link to “Party Time” Full Deck List: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/commander-legends-battle-baldurs-gate-commander-decklists-2022-05-30 ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on the episode's release date/time and more! ---------- Relevant Links:  Command Zone #414 - Bant Equipment - Budget Precon Upgrade Guide: https://youtu.be/blqiTJG2Img Encanto (Movie):  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2953050/ ---------- EVERY MAN JACK: Every Man Jack products are naturally derived and outdoor inspired. Go to https://www.everymanjack.com/ to start taking better care of your body and hair. 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 EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Best Multicolored Commanders From Baldur’s Gate | #466
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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: Baldur’s Gate is full of colorful D&D characters, some of them even… multicolorful! But which of these legends should you put at the head of your next Commander deck? In this “Part 1” episode Jimmy and Josh “Murph” Murphy break down the new multicolored options from Commander Legends: Battle For Baldur’s Gate and explore their synergies and strategies. The gates are open, your adventure awaits! ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on episode’s release date/time and more! ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. POLICYGENIUS: Head to https://www.policygenius.com/command to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save. MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Netflix Rentals:  https://dvd.netflix.com/ Jellyfish Song - Julian Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iubJ-XSL9go Game Knights #23: https://youtu.be/95_qDsC-C3c The Mandalorian: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8111088/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2022
Best Ways to Organize Your Card Collection | #465
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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: Whether you own thousands of cards or just one deck organizing a Magic collection can seem like an overwhelming task. This episode, Jimmy is joined by members of the Command Zone team to break down the methodologies of managing your cards. We'll share our own personal systems and hopefully help you discover the approach that’s best for you. ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on episode’s release date/time and more! ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. POLICYGENIUS: Head to https://www.policygenius.com/command to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save. MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Manabox (App): https://www.manabox.app/ BCW Box / BCW Monster Box: https://www.bcwsupplies.com/trading-card/trading-card-boxes Cricut Machine: https://cricut.com/en_us/machines.html Label Maker: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/home-offices/22724189/best-label-maker Binder Visuals Site https://mtgcollectionbuilder.com/ https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i6pqhbaykpwzesm/AACYtYGbPbGIyTXMNoVxrbwsa?dl=0 Graham Cracker Comics: https://www.grahamcrackers.com/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate Preview Card | Command Zone Live #03
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This episode is sponsored by Wizards of the Coast. 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: This is the upload of a live episode that we recorded on 05/10/22: Jimmy and JLK are on the front lines of the Battle for Baldur’s Gate as they show off our EXCLUSIVE early preview card from the upcoming Commander Legends set. It’s an awesome legendary creature that inspires some sweet (and mean) new strategies. So come see our favorite synergies and find out what the future holds. ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be the first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on the episode's release date/time and more! ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- 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 MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command POLICYGENIUS: Head to https://www.policygenius.com/command to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save. ---------- Relevant Links:  Jake Boss Twitter:@JakeBossMTG Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigiBossBattle Ladee Danger Twitter: @Brttnymchlle Instagram: @Theladeedanger Jamie Block Twitter: @Jamblock Instagram: @Benjamiela HyperRPG Studios https://www.hyperrpg.com/ Jonathan Young Twitter: @JonathanYMusic Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jonathanyoungmusic Lexi Mcqueen Twitter: @blackgirlmage Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/blackgirlmage Jimmy’s Marchesa Deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/cmdz-jimmys-marchesa-rebuild/ Ladee’s Korvold Deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ladees-korvold-extra-turns-11/ Arthur’s Ur-Dragon Deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/arthurs-ur-dragon-extra-turns-23/ JLK’s Greven Deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-greven-deck-l-cz286/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Cards You’re Playing Wrong | #464
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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: From beginners to experts, every Magic player makes mistakes. But there are some cards out there that trip people up more than others. This episode, Jimmy and JLK go through some of the cards you're likely playing wrong. Whether it's a strategy issue, a confusing rule, or even just misreading the card, we’re here to make sure these spells don’t get the best of you again! ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on episode’s release date/time and more! ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- 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 MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command POLICYGENIUS: Head to https://www.policygenius.com/command to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save. ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Gaurav Gulati Twitter: @DoubleGXG Instagram: @DoubleGXG Melissa DeTora Twitter: @MelissaDeTora Luis Scott-Vargas Twitter: @lsv Article: https://strategy.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/mtg/channelmagic-articles/lsvs-play-the-looter-problem/ Game Knights #5 https://youtu.be/uZbkW7aafkU Game Knights - Streets of New Capenna https://youtu.be/lVsCtzfcsb4 CZ238 - Commander Gameplay STATS  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwdb_kPCwNU ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2022
“Riveteer Rampage” Budget Upgrade Guide - New Capenna | #463
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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: Ready for some rough-and-tumble preconstructed destruction? It’s time for our “Riveteer Rampage” Streets of New Cappena budget precon upgrade guide. Truc Thai joins us to break down the 10 cards to add and 10 to tear out (For around $30), so you can lay the foundation for a deck that will hit like a wrecking ball at any table! ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #4: With CommandFests and other big Magic (the) gatherings back on our calendars, it’s important to keep these Fests festive for everyone. Join us June 16th for the 4th episode of Command Zone Live, where we’ll be talking about the best practices for big magic events to make sure you – and everyone else – have the best time possible.  Follow us on social media for more info on episode’s release date/time and more! ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command  FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Truc Thai Twitter:@Truc_Month Craig Blanchette Twitter: @CraigBlanchette Instagram: @MrInfectMTG Ned Fulmer Twitter: @nedfulmer Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/tryguys NessaMeowMeow Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/nessameowmeow Twitter: @nessameowmeow Game Knights - Streets of New Capenna https://youtu.be/lVsCtzfcsb4 ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2022
“Obscura Operation” Budget Upgrade Guide - New Capenna | #462
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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: Come see what the Obscura do in the shadows (and how they could do it better) in our budget upgrade guide for “Obscura Oculus” from the New Capenna Commander precons. This episode, Ashlen Rose joins Jimmy to lay out 10 cards to sneak in (for under $30) and 10 to extract to make this deck a stealthy success. ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #3: Join Jimmy and JLK as we reveal our EXCLUSIVE Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview card! It’s an exciting new legendary creature, so you won’t want to miss this deep dive into all the crazy things you can brew with it. Tune-in live to join the discussion and share your ideas on Tuesday, May 10th! Follow the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=may-10-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- MEUNDIES: Up your comfort game with MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to https://www.MeUndies.com/command  FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Ashlen Rose Twitter:@AshlenRose Instagram: @rawritsashlen Offspring - Come Out and Play https://youtu.be/1jOk8dk-qaU The Godfather - An offer you can’t refuse https://youtu.be/fmX2VzsB25s Oscar the Grouch https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Oscar_the_Grouch ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2022
In the 99 Analysis - New Capenna | #461
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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: New Capenna is home to all sorts of shady characters and criminal dealings, but it’s also got hundreds of cards contending for slots in your Commander decks. This episode, we scope out the set to see what new tech is worth nabbing and what doesn't quite make the cut. ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #3: Join Jimmy and JLK as we reveal our EXCLUSIVE Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview card! It’s an exciting new legendary creature, so you won’t want to miss this deep dive into all the crazy things you can brew with it. Tune-in live to join the discussion and share your ideas on Tuesday, May 10th! Follow the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=may-10-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ECHOES OF HISTORY: Learn the epic legends of Norse mythology in “Echoes of History: Ragnarok.” Search for “Echoes of History" wherever you listen to podcasts to subscribe and listen.  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 ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Craig Blanchette Twitter:@TheShadowcroft Instagram: @MrInfectMTG Command Zone Live Episode #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1B5ECoTLXM CZ458 - New Capenna - Best New Multicolored Commanders  https://youtu.be/UN-5T_RiS70 Post Malone https://www.postmalone.com/ Twitter: @PostMalone Instagram: @postmalone Cassius Marsh Twitter: @KingCash_7191 Cash Cards Unlimited: https://www.cashcardsunlimited.com/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
“Bedecked Brokers” Budget Upgrade Guide - New Capenna | #460
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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: May it please the court: We present as Exhibit A this official budget upgrade guide for the “Bedecked Brokers” Streets of New Capenna Commander precon. This episode, editor Arthur Meadowcroft joins Jimmy to make his case for the 10 cards to add (for under $30) and 10 to remove to make this deck unbeatable. ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be a great first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #3: Join Jimmy and JLK as we reveal our EXCLUSIVE Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview card! It’s an exciting new legendary creature, so you won’t want to miss this deep dive into all the crazy things you can brew with it. Tune-in live to join the discussion and share your ideas on Tuesday, May 10th! Follow the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=may-10-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- EXPRESS VPN: Secure your online data today with the VPN that we use and trust. Visit https://www.expressvpn.com/command today and get an extra THREE MONTHS FREE. RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! ECHOES OF HISTORY: Learn the epic legends of Norse mythology in “Echoes of History: Ragnarok.” Search for “Echoes of History" wherever you listen to podcasts to subscribe and listen.  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 ---------- CHANNEL FIREBALL Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ULTRAPRO: Huge thanks to UltraPro for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their new PRO GLOSS eclipse sleeves and super classy MYTHIC COLLECTION deck boxes. If you want to keep your cards protected and support the show, visit: https://shop.ultrapro.com/command ---------- Relevant Links:  Arthur Meadowcroft: Twitter:@TheShadowcroft Command Zone Live Episode #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1B5ECoTLXM You'll Be Seeing MORE of this Mechanic! | Gavin Verhey: https://youtu.be/__J5KBB2GeI Uncut Gems (Movie): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5727208/ My Hero Academia: https://myanimelist.net/anime/31964/Boku_no_Hero_Academia?suggestion= ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Top NCC Cards w/ Post Malone! | Command Zone Live #02
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This episode is sponsored by Wizards of the Coast. 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: This is the upload of a live episode originally recorded on 04/20/22: Jimmy and JLK are joined by special guest POST MALONE to discuss their picks for Top Cards from the Streets of New Capenna Commander precons. What sweet synergies and cool combos can they come up with? How does input from the live audience affect their evaluations? Watch and find out! ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! There are only a few days left! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- COMMANDFEST LAS VEGAS: Look out CommandFest Las Vegas, The Command Zone is coming for ya! From June 10-12, Jimmy, JLK and The Command Zone crew will be in Las Vegas to sling spells and hang out with the community. CommandFests are a great chance to make new friends, play a ton of Commander and maybe even get in a game with one (or more) of us! The event is also centered around the release of Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate and will be the first chance to try out all the new cards. We hope to see you there! Follow the link for more info on how to attend: https://www.mtglasvegas.com/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #3: Join Jimmy and JLK as we reveal our EXCLUSIVE Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview card! It’s an exciting new legendary creature, so you won’t want to miss this deep dive into all the crazy things you can brew with it. Tune-in live to join the discussion and share your ideas on Tuesday, May 10th! For more info on how to attend, follow us on social media! ---------- RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to save 15 % on your entire order for a limited time! INTO THE AM: Go to https://www.intotheam.com/command and get the most comfortable shirts you’ll ever wear. Take advantage of their bundle deals, plus get an additional 10% off the whole store. FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. ---------- Relevant Links:  Post Malone: http://www.postmalone.com/ https://www.youtube.com/postmalone https://www.facebook.com/postmalone Twitter: @PostMalone Instagram: @postmalone Jake Boss Twitter:@JakeBossMTG Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigiBossBattle Ladee Danger Twitter: @Brttnymchlle Instagram: @Theladeedanger Jamie Block Twitter: @Jamblock Instagram: @Benjamiela HyperRPG Studios https://www.hyperrpg.com/ The Spike Feeders Twitter: @thespikefeeders Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSpikeFeeders Craig Blanchette Twitter: @CraigBlanchette Instagram: @MrInfectMTG Shauna Gilles Twitter: @_ShaunaGilles_ Instagram: @phantomlegionn Roblox (Oof) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uhxrPhVO8Y Duels of the Planeswalkers: https://store.steampowered.com/app/901667/Duels_of_the_Planeswalkers_Gold_Game_Bundle/ Glengarry Glen Ross: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104348/ ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Mono-Colored Commander Breakdown - New Capenna | #459
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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: Three colors?! Who needs ‘em! Not these new mono-colored legendaries from The Streets of New Capenna! This episode Craig “Mr. Infect” Blanchette joins Jimmy to go over every new mono-colored commander and bring you the skinny on the best synergies, combos, and strategies for each one.   ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #3: Join Jimmy and JLK as we reveal our EXCLUSIVE Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview card! It’s an exciting new legendary creature, so you won’t want to miss this deep dive into all the crazy things you can brew with it. Tune-in live to join the discussion and share your ideas on Tuesday, May 10th! For info on how to attend, follow us on social media! ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! There are only a few days left! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- EVERY MAN JACK: Every Man Jack products are naturally derived and outdoor inspired. Go to https://www.everymanjack.com/ to start taking better care of your body and hair. POLICYGENIUS: Head to https://www.policygenius.com/command to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save. FACTOR: Eat clean 24/7 with fresh prepared meals from Factor! Head to https://go.factor75.com/command120 and use code command120 to get $120 off over your first 5 weeks of meals. ---------- The Command Zone is brought to you by CHANNEL FIREBALL! Check out the brand new Channel Fireball Marketplace 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 ---------- Relevant Links:  Craig Blanchette: Twitter:@CraigBlanchette Instagram:@MrInfectMTG Gavin Verhey:  Twitter:@GavinVerhey Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/GoodMorningMagic CZ458: New Capenna - Best New Multicolored Commanders https://youtu.be/UN-5T_RiS70   Roblox: https://www.roblox.com/ Paddington Bear https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1109624/ Jaythechou: Twitter: @jaythechou Geoffrey Palmer: Twitter: @livingcardsmtg ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Best New Multicolored Commanders from New Capenna | #458
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If you wanna make it on the Streets of New Capenna, you gotta know the right people. Luckily, the city is full of multicolored legendary creatures who could be your newest commander. On this episode, we’re breaking them down for you, detailing the sinister synergies and criminal combos each one could bring to your next show-stopping deck. ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #3: Join Jimmy and JLK as we reveal our EXCLUSIVE Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate preview card! It’s an exciting new legendary creature, so you won’t want to miss this deep dive into all the crazy things you can brew with it. Tune-in live to join the discussion and share your ideas on Tuesday, May 10th! For info on how to attend, follow us on social media! ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! There are only a few days left! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- OFFICIAL MERCH STORE: If you love our content, then you should see our merch: https://store.commandzone.com/ Show your support at the next FnM, Commander night, or Magic event with our apparel and stickers. Already a Patreon supporter? Then enjoy exclusive discounts on the store! ---------- INTO THE AM: Go to https://www.intotheam.com/command and get the most comfortable shirts you’ll ever wear. Take advantage of their bundle deals, plus get an additional 10% off the whole store. 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 RAYCON: RayCon wireless earbuds look, feel, and sound better than ever! Visit https://www.buyraycon.com/command to 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 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 ---------- Relevant Links:  Ned Fulmer:  Twitter:@nedfulmer Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/tryguys Nessa Meow Meow: Twitter: @nessameowmeow Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/nessameowmeow CZ427: Stranger Things - New Commander Breakdown https://youtu.be/fF3g-CKtGkI   Arcane (Show) https://www.netflix.com/title/81435684 ---------- 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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
“Cabaretti Cacophony” Budget Upgrade Guide - New Capenna | #457
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Make some noise party people! It’s time for our “Cabaretti Cacophony” Streets of New Capenna precon upgrade guide. This episode, editor and cEDH player Shauna Gilles joins JLK to show you what 10 cards to add (for under $30) and what 10 you can kick to the curb in order to make this deck really sing. ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #2: Post Malone joins Jimmy & JLK to discuss their Top Cards from the recently revealed Streets of New Capenna Commander decks. What sweet synergies and cool combos can they come up with? Tune in and join the discussion in real-time with your own thoughts and opinions on Wednesday, April 20th at 4:00pm PST! Click the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=april-20-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
“Maestros Massacre” Budget Upgrade Guide - New Capenna | #456
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Sharpen your blades and clean your brushes! It's time for the budget upgrade of "Maestros Massacre" from the New Capenna Commander decks. This episode, JLK and writer Jamie Block show you the 10 cards to add and 10 cards to remove (for around $30) to make this deck a true work of art. With a little inspiration from us, you’ll be painting the town red in no time. ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #2: Post Malone joins Jimmy & JLK to discuss their Top Cards from the recently revealed Streets of New Capenna Commander decks. What sweet synergies and cool combos can they come up with? Tune in and join the discussion in real-time with your own thoughts and opinions on Wednesday, April 20th at 4:00pm PST! Click the link for info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live?section=april-20-episode#command-zone-live-or-sections ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Lands | #455
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You can’t play Commander without lands; they make up more than a third of your deck! But for such an important resource, lands aren’t discussed nearly as much as the rest of deckbuilding. This episode, JLK is joined by Jordan Pridgen to bring you The Ultimate Guide To Lands! We’ll discuss how many mana sources you should be running, how to evaluate utility and tap lands, how to think about hybrid cards like MDFCs or channel lands, and more! You won’t wanna miss it! ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #2: Jimmy and JLK will be joined by a very special MYSTERY GUEST to discuss their Top Cards from the recently revealed Commander decks for Streets of New Capenna. What sweet synergies and cool combos can they come up with? Tune in and join the discussion in real-time with your own thoughts and opinions on Wednesday, April 20th! For info on how to attend, follow us on social media! ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Cards We Keep Trying to Crack | #454
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For many players the joy of deckbuilding comes from finding new, undiscovered card combinations; searching for exploits that open up fresh strategies and interactions. In other words, cracking cards wide open! This episode, Jimmy and Jake go over the cards they’ve tried to crack themselves, discussing the process of taking a regular effect and getting the very most you can out of it. ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE EPISODE #2: Jimmy and JLK will be joined by a very special MYSTERY GUEST to discuss their Top Cards from the recently revealed Commander decks for Streets of New Capenna. What sweet synergies and cool combos can they come up with? Tune in and join the discussion in real-time with your own thoughts and opinions on Wednesday, April 20th! Stay tuned for more info on how to attend! ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
The Worst Mistakes Commander Players Make + Baldur’s Gate First Impressions | Command Zone Live #01
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This is the upload of a live episode that we recorded on 03/29/22: Everyone has holes in their game, mistakes and miscalculations that can really hold you back. The insidious thing about these errors is we often don’t realize we’re making them, so we repeat the same missteps over and over again. On this episode, Jimmy and Josh discuss The Worst Mistakes Commander Players Make and how you can recognize and avoid them. Plus, we take QnA from our live audience and take some time to give our first impressions of the cards that were recently previews for the upcoming Commander Legends: Baldur’s Gate. ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Advanced Deckbuilding: Mastering Your Mana Curve | #453
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Mana Curve may seem like a simple enough concept, but there’s a lot more to consider than just keeping your CMC low. This episode, Jimmy and JLK are going to tell you how to truly master your mana curve. We’ll discuss play patterns, deck construction considerations, and how to think about the mana value of your cards at every stage of the game. Don’t miss it! ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE: We’re teaming up with Wizards of the Coast to produce a series of live podcast episodes! That means you can interact with us and join the discussion IN REAL TIME as we tackle some of the most hot-button Commander topics. The first episode is on March 29th @ 12noon PST and we’ll be talking about “The Worst Mistakes Commander Players Make”. You definitely don’t wanna miss it. Follow this link for more info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live ---------- AUDITION TO BE A GUEST ON GAME KNIGHTS! This is your chance to sit down with The Command Zone crew, become knighted, and show the world your Commander skills as a special guest on an episode of Game Knights! For details on how to enter, plus rules and restrictions, follow the link: https://collected.company/audition/ ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
How To Get Into Commander | #452
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Commander can seem as intimidating to get into as it is fun to play! But don't worry: this episode Jimmy and JLK break down the best first steps you can take to start your Commander journey. From choosing your deck to finding a solid playgroup, we've got the advice and expertise to help you jump in and start experiencing this amazing format for yourself as easily as possible. ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE: We’re teaming up with Wizards of the Coast to produce a series of live podcast episodes! That means you can interact with us and join the discussion IN REAL TIME as we tackle some of the most hot-button Commander topics. The first episode is on March 29th @ 12noon PST and we’ll be talking about “The Worst Mistakes Commander Players Make”. You definitely don’t wanna miss it. Follow this link for more info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Our Biggest Commander Level-Up Moments | #451
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Improving your Commander game takes time, but every now and then, something just clicks. After that you never quite look at things the same way again.  This episode, The Command Zone Crew comes together to talk about our biggest personal level-up moments, from deck-builing to gameplay to mindset. We hope these discussions will help get you take your game to the next level. ---------- COMMAND ZONE LIVE: We’re teaming up with Wizards of the Coast to produce a series of live podcast episodes! That means you can interact with us and join the discussion IN REAL TIME as we tackle some of the most hot-button Commander topics. The first episode is on March 29th @ 12noon PST and we’ll be talking about “The Worst Mistakes Commander Players Make”. Follow this link for more info on how to attend: https://magic.gg/command-zone-live Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Tatsunari - Game Knights Deck Tech - Neon Dynasty | #450
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It’s time to jump into our “Tatsunari, Toad Rider” deck tech! This episode, we break down Jimmy’s enchanting deck from the recent Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty episode of Game Knights. We’ll go over the ins and outs of the deck, discussing strategy, card selection, play patterns, and even some possible modifications if you want to make the brew your own. There’s a lot to go over, so let’s hop to it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
In the 99 Analysis - Neon Dynasty | #449
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Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty doesn't just bring 1200 years of history, it also brings hundreds of new cards that can go in your Commander decks. This episode, we go through the set to see which new tech deserves the honor of being in your 99, and which you can delete from your memory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
“Buckle Up” Budget Upgrade Guide - Neon Dynasty | #448
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Get ready to crew some mechs and accrue some wins, because it's time for the budget upgrade guide for the "Buckle Up" Azorius Vehicles preconstructed deck from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Strap in as we show you the 10 cards to add and 10 cards to remove (for under $30) in order to give your deck a smooth ride to victory! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Mono-Colored Commander Breakdown - Neon Dynasty | #447
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Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is here and it's time to hack (technology) and slash (people in two) with a host of new monocolored legends! We’re breaking down every single one, so sit back and relax as we upload all the key tips and tricks to make them shine at your Commander table.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
"Upgrades Unleashed" Budget Precon Upgrade Guide - Neon Dynasty | #446
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Want to upgrade your “Upgrades Unleashed” deck without unleashing too much money? Look no further! It’s time for our budget upgrade guide for the Kamigawa Neon Dynasty Gruul preconstructed deck. We’ll show you how to modify your list with 10 cards in and 10 cards out (for under $30) so you'll be equipped to handle anything! You can rebuild it, we have the technology! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
“Buckle Up” Full Precon Deck Reveal - Neon Dynasty | #445
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START YOUR ENGINES! Today we’re revealing the entire deck list for the “Buckle Up” AZORIUS VEHICLES preconstructed Commander deck from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. It’s gassed up with 3 new unique commanders, 15 brand-new cards, and a strategy that will take you all the way to the finish line!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
The Best New Multicolor Commanders from Neon Dynasty | #444
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It’s time to light it up! Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is almost here, and it’s bringing a future where magic meets technology. On this episode, we’re breaking down all of the new multicolored legends from the set. Find out which ones have the sweetest synergies, the coolest combos, and are primed and ready to shine at the helm of your next deck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
The Evolution of Magic Content w/ The Professor | #443
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The Professor from Tolarian Community College joins us for a free-flowing conversation about all of the changes Magic content has gone through over the years. We’re asking each other the hard-hitting questions about our biggest controversies, successes and failures, and how our outlook towards the game and community continues to evolve over time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Most Underrated Mechanics | #442
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What mechanic do you consider most underrated? How much graveyard hate should you be packing? Is land destruction absolutely taboo? This episode Jimmy and JLK tackle your questions, answering these and many more queries about magic, deckbuilding, and themselves! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Weird & Wacky Rules and Interactions | #441
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With a rules document almost 200 pages long, it’s not a stretch to say that Magic is the most complicated game ever created. This episode, Jimmy and JLK go over some of the more complex and easily misunderstood interactions in all of MTG. Take it from us, knowledge of these weird and wacky edge cases can often be an in-game advantage! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
How to Play with House Rules | #440
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No two Commander playgroups are the same. They have their own personalities, playstyles, and some have their own rules! This episode, Jimmy asks members of The Command Zone staff to discuss the house rules they use to make their games more fun, silly, and somtimes downright weird.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Dear Commander Design Team | #439
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For better or worse, Commander has become the primary focus for Wizards of the Coast and their card design team. As a result, the format has begun to change and evolve at a more rapid pace than we've been used to. But are all of these changes good? Is the format headed in the right direction? This episode, Jimmy and Josh lay out what's going right, what's going wrong, and what needs to happen next (and STOP happening) to keep Commander healthy and fun for years to come! ---------- The End Step: Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures) https://www.spidermannowayhome.movie/ Ambulance (Universal Pictures) https://www.ambulance.movie/ Dog (MGM Pictures) https://mgm.com/movies/dog-2021 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
The Best (and Worst) of 2021 | #438
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Show Notes: 2021 is almost out the door, but what a year it’s been! This episode Jimmy and Josh look back and reflect on a year full of ups, downs, new cards, amazing guest stars, and a ton of fresh content. Plus, we’ll discuss what we hope is in store for 2022! ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Cards We LOVED From This Year | #437
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We're bringing the whole Command Zone team to the table to talk about our favorite Commander cards that came out this year. See how our selections stack up against your own, or maybe discover something new or forgotten to sleeve up for yourself. ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: SET! (Discovery+) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qb8xDcE4GM ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Why Do I Keep Losing Games? | #436
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In a game like Commander, you can’t win ‘em all, but it’s no fun to ALWAYS lose! This episode Craig “Mr. Infect” Blanchette joins Jimmy to answer the age-old question, “Why do I keep losing?” We’ll discuss the potential reasons behind low win-rates, and tell you the best ways you can turn some of those Ls into Ws! ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: In Vitro Fertilisation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilisation ---------- Find Craig Online: Twitter: @CraigBlanchette Instagram: @mrinfectmtg ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Combo Masterclass w/ Jim LaPage (CAG, The Spike Feeders) | #435
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C-C-C-COMBOS! Like ‘em or not, there’s no denying combos are a huge part of Commander. This episode, JLK is joined by special guest and fellow CAG member Jim LaPage (The Spike Feeders) to talk about everything combo. We’ll discuss how to identify, assess, and stop your opponent’s when they "go off", along with advice on how to assemble your OWN combo-win more effectively. ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: The Legend of Zelda (35th Anniversary): https://www.zelda.com/ ---------- Find Jim (and The Spike Feeders) Online: Spike Feeders Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGh7-4mDFssqhu_UpOwRzIA Spike Feeders Flesh and Blood: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVq5kgmQ58yQUlEHyZsE1Eg Jim's Commander Decks: https://www.moxfield.com/users/jimtsf Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimTSF Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thespikefeeders Spike Feeders Website: https://www.spikefeeders.com/shop ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
In the 99 Analysis - Crimson Vow | #434
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Olivia’s Wedding has quite the legendary guest list, but now it’s time for the party favors! This episode we review the new cards for your 99 from Innistrad:Crimson Vow. We’ll tell you which ones we think you will love and cherish till death do you part, and which are more likely to end in divorce! ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: Arcane (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/81435684 ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
C21 New Commander Deep Dive (Part Two) | #398
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🎯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! ----------  Show Notes: In this episode, part 2 of our C21 review, we’ll tackle the eight new legends from the Lorehold Legacies and Witherbloom Witchcraft precons, so you can decide who to build around, and who to put into your 99!  ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Modern Horizons 2 Preview Card | Rise and Shine
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🎯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! ----------  Show Notes: A bright new day is dawning with Modern Horizons 2, and it’s filled with fresh tools for your Commander decks! We’ve got a sweet exclusive preview card to show you that could pump some new energy into one of the format’s most popular strategies. Join us as we break down “Rise and Shine” ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2017