This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Power of the Dark Side

By Phil, AKA BeltFed Weapon

 

 

The flavor text on Juzam Djinn is one of the more fitting summations for Black’s place in the color pie:

“Expect my visit when the darkness comes.  The night I think is best for hiding all.”       

 

This quote evokes a certain amount of menace regarding an unbridled power that does not play fairly and comes with a price once summoned.  It’s part of the reason Juzam was the best creature in the game for a long time, as his CMC was so good for a beefy 5/5 body with such a small additional cost in life each turn.  It also sums up Black as a color in the game of Magic.  

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Hey all,

You might notice some funky things going on with the site over the next few days, so I’m asking everybody to bear with us as we implement some of the changes that listeners have been asking for: namely, fixing our RSS feed and getting the podcast back up on iTunes.

 

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Power of the Dark Side

By Phil, AKA BeltFed Weapon

 

My favorite flavor text in all of magic is actually on a little known red card called Aggression and is a rip off from an epic quote from Blade Runner:

 

The star that burns twice as bright, burns half as long.

 

I have always thought this quote was misapplied to a red card since it basically sums up Black as a color.  Much like Roy from Blade Runner, Black is the color where you can do just about anything… at a cost.  It is the color that asks the most devotion (literally) for it to gain full effect of some its best spells and characteristics at the cost of eschewing other colors; it is the color that cares least about working with others.  Mono-Black is a surprisingly diverse and powerful archetype in commander and it is because Black asks so much as a color that you get a return in power for fully embracing the concept.

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series No-Show Monday

The short answer: my laptop ate half of the recording, but I didn’t realize until it was too late.  To top it off, work was so crazy this week that I didn’t even get the chance to post this mea culpa until just now.  Please bear with me, folks.  I’m usually not this incompetent.

But fear not, dear listeners! For Adam and I are going to sally forth and re-record the missing half of the episode this weekend.  If my intrepid co-host can take a chance on me and put up with my staggering level of ignorance, then I hope you can too.

With any luck, you’ll be hearing an audio version of this apology, followed by the latest episode of CommanderCast – in its entirety – this Monday.

 

–Mark

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Notions of Horde

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It’s time for one of my favorite creature types to be featured here: Cats! My wife has wanted me to build a cat horde for a while and so I made it for her birthday.

Have a list

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This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Notions of Horde

Billy headshot

By Billy

 

This is a horde idea I’ve had in the back of my head for a while, but I’ve never actually attempted to build before. I’m going to build a horde based on a plane, instead of a tribal theme.  For my first try at this, I decided to pick a plane with a very coherent feel and flavor: Innistrad!

 

So, as always, first up is the list.

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