Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth


Hello and welcome back to another “In General.” As you can probably infer from the title, I have something a little bit different in store for today. I don’t normally dig into the specifics of deck technology or share decklists. I usually like to keep things high level in my columns. Today, though, I’m going to share a deck that I’ve been having a total blast with on MTGO and talk about some fun stories, interesting results, and strategic lessons that have popped up while testing it. First thing’s first:


The Deck

The Commander is Norin the Wary. The list is titled “Annoying the Weary,” because it has a beleaguering effect on the poor souls in just-for-fun room on MTGO.


Upon loading up my very first cue, my opponent and I exchanged the normal pleasantries and they commented that they hadn’t seen a Norin deck in a while. I responded in the expected manner (by saying: “he comes and goes”). I knew right then this was going to be the start of something special.

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Will cal



Hey everyone! We here at Commandercast have decided to take the week off, but we wouldn’t leave you hanging out there without a show. Today, we decided we wanted to try something a little different: Commandercast Presents! Every so often we plan on bringing you a sample of the odds and ends we have brewing here on our site. Evil Twincast is one such brew.

The basic idea here is that it’s a copy of a different podcast, but with our own little Commander-based twist. This week the Evil Twin targets Card Advantage. Prepare yourself for a historical look back to the Commander product. We take a look at how the format started, it’s growth from it grass roots to the empire it is today,  each of the decks from years past, and the Commander’s Arsenal.

All this and more with a Click of the IB!!

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William – Email: commandercast(at)gmail(dot)com  // twitter: (at)Commandercast


Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)captainredzone

The Stack #7- 27 Duresses

November 19, 2015


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Eric and Aaron take a deep look at 2DH, a new Commander format Aaron’s play group is trying out. Basically, every card in the deck has to be under $2!… and of course Eric breaks the format over his knee. Hope you’re ready for these sweet Stacks this week, check it out!




Stacky The Shark


Lantern Control Deck


RoboRosewater Twitter Cards:

Mercodos, the Snape
Templedden Rist
Galden of Summons
Desert Wooder
Tinglertal Bleem

2DH – A New Budget Format Variant

Aaron’s 2DH Decks

Obzedat, Ghost Council 2DH

Kagemaro 2DH

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth


Commander 2015 is now out and the format has received a big batch of awesome new cards to play around with. Amidst the hubbub from the new product release, I’ve been busy brewing and testing with the new cards trying to figure out where they will all fit in the format. It was among these many hours of testing that I got into a conversation with Uncle Landdrops about the particular appeal of Commander 2015.


Unlike the previous annual offerings in this product line, CMDR15 doesn’t seem to have any big ticket singles for Legacy play that are driving the price of these decks up past their MSRP. This line of thought inspired me to take a look back at the previous Commander sets. I talk as little as possible about finance in my column because I deal with it at work all day, but for today’s article I’m diving in head first to do a retrospective about the value of Commander’s marquis singles and how their value has changed over time. I’m going to discuss some select cards that originally made their debut in Commander product, but specifically not the legendary creatures.

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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 225! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology hosted on and our homesite:! We’re recording this on November 12th, 2015. This week Mark is out but we have Aaron from our very own site exclusive podcast, The Stack!  The crew get together and take a look  to this years Commander 2015 product. We discuss the new commanders from the set and a few of our favorite cards from the set that we think will make the biggest impact.


And all you have to do is click the IB!


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Hey there, Squires!

This was a big week for us on Squire Cast and on this episode we got to hang out with Chewie and Mike from The Mana Pool! As these guys have been playing Magic for quite a bit longer than we have, so we took the opportunity to talk about some of the little slang terms that we use playing Magic. From bounce, blink, mulligan, and jank, to more obscure ones like “barn” or “Tims,” we dive deep in the odd little dictionary of terms Magic players have and try to figure out where they come from, what they mean, and why we use them.

If you have any slang terms of your own that you think we missed (and we do mean slang, not just nicknames your friends have for cards), be sure to email us at the contact information below!


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