By Dodo Bird Commander writer Josh Jurgensen



Hi there folks – I doubt any of y’all have heard of me, but I’m a longtime off-and-on Magic player (like most of the old-timers are) and I’ve been involved in Commander since shortly after I moved from my hometown Savannah, GA to the DC area around the second half of 2010. I’ve always loved the game and I was drawn to Commander largely because it gave me a venue to play all of the great old cards in our old binders that just ooze flavor and illustrate the history of the game.

I plan to highlight some classic cards throughout the history of the game that could spice up your decks. For some of you, this might be your first introduction to some of these cards – for others, this might be an opportunity to rekindle an old friendship with the one that got away.

Today, I’m talking about a near-forgotten classic that’s recently gotten a massive boost in usefulness. Hopefully some of y’all will try it out – I’m curious to know how it works at your tables.


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This week Mark branches out from the Command(erCast) zone and talks to what he hopes will be the first in a long line of community members.  The first brave soul: Josh, with his Titania, Protector of Argoth deck. Because you know what’s better than forests? 5/3 Elementals that can bash your friends in the face.  Captain Planet would be proud.




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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 200! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! We’re recording this on May 14th, 2015.

It’s our 200th Episode… What more can I say than Thank You.

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By Aaron AKA Uncle Landdrops

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Happy Friday folks! We had a bit of a miscommunication with the posts this week (Curse you Dodo Bird! Just kidding!), and so I’m talking Strategy and showing Technology at the same time this week, continuing the multimedia trend, and killing several birds with one article-sized stone. (Note: Just so we’re clear, no Dodo Birds will be harmed. Just pigeons. Yeah. Eff pigeons.)

Anyway… I’m a huge fan, friend, and contributor to Uriah’s YouTube Channel, CMDR Decks, and this week, he posted a deck I talk a lot about here on the site – Barrin, Master Wizard. I thought it’d be a great opportunity here to not only support Uriah and CMDR Decks (Subscribe, support, and share your decks too! It’s so easy!) by re-posting, but also give you guys the skinny on Barrin whilst adding to the kinds of content you get here on CommanderCast.

As an additional bonus, I also have some mailbag questions about Barrin I answered a few weeks ago (Kudos to Sebastian for the additional content!). So if I didn’t cover something in the video, check out my correspondence with him below.

I know this is a little long, but if you like this, I will attempt to do more stuff with videos moving forward. So gimme some feedback, will ya?



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erdnHello everyone and welcome to another episode of Rival’s Duel. Due to some recording constraints (and the fact that our topic took less time than we thought it would) we are now back to the same weight time as we were back in our teens. Today’s theme is disappointment, as Eric and Nole seem to systematically underwhelm all of their core listeners. We are also looking at some 15 year old commanders that are also on the bad end of the bell curve. As always, full shownotes after the break.





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By Dodo Bird Commander






“Clash at the Cabin”
Three long-time comrades sit down fireside to slog it out at Dan’s (Vish Kal) cabin.

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