This entry is part 4 of 8 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 2 of 8 in the series No-Show Monday

Hello everyone and welcome to what was sincerely supposed to be a one-off segment for the times when we ran out of dangly bits. Unfortunately, my recording setup decided to take a big, ol’ stanky dump on my plans for the first part of our precon special episodes, so…

This isn't a metaphor for my hot mic skills, my equipment was just a flaming pile this week.

This isn’t a metaphor for my hot mic skills, my equipment was just a flaming pile this week.

 

Long story short, I’m sorry we don’t have a show for you this week (again), but I did manage to dig up something from the vaults that should tide you over until after you recover from your turkey-induced food coma.  Hit the jump below for an oldie-but-goodie and a quick discussion about choosing colors to build around in your deck.
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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series No-Show Monday

Hello everyone and welcome to what I hope will be an infrequent interlude to our normal podcasting schedule:  No-Show Monday.  

 

As you’ve probably already surmised by now, we don’t have a show for you this week. Ironically, my schedule of late either permits me to record a show about Commander OR actually play some Commander, but not both; seeing as how we’re right on the cusp of recording a bunch of new shows dedicated to the new set, I figured that it would be best to set aside some time to play with the new hotness rather than pulling my opinions straight out of my ass, like I usually do.

 

It sucks, I know, but rather than leave you with a gaping hole where our podcast usually resides, I thought it would be more fun to provide a space for us to discuss some of our collective thoughts about the new precon set.  This will also give us a chance to incorporate more of your thoughts and opinions into the show when we do record it, something I’ve been hoping to do more of ever since I took the wheel anyhow.  So, here goes nothing.
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This entry is part 1 of 41 in the series In General

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth

 

Magic is the greatest game there is and I would almost always rather be playing Magic. Like everything else in life, every rose has its thorn. Even Commander–one of the all time great Magic formats–has some things I could do without: mostly the waiting.

 

This week, I’m going to discuss five things that create lag in a game and suck the fun out of playing Commander, but the hidden subtext of this article is that they can all be fixed by just playing Magic online. MTGO definitely has its problems, but in these particular areas, playing online is far more enjoyable than the paper game.

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This entry is part 10 of 41 in the series In General

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth

 

I’m not a huge fan of major holidays, but for some reason I seem to love fake holidays that are only marked by a small niche crowd. You know, like “Bring Your Child to Work Day”, or “Hug a Teacher” day [Editor’s Note: this is NOT an actual thing]. We used to have a special day for secretaries back when I was in primary school, but I don’t think people like being called that anymore so now it’s “Administrative Assistant Day” … somehow it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. I like to give gifts and bring snacks and make a small celebration because there’s something worth celebrating in every day, not just the four times a year your boss gives you the day off.

 

May 4th is “Star Wars Day” for me and many other fine folks; it also happens to fall on a Wednesday this year, which means I get to write a tie-in article. I’m always a little disappointed if I don’t get a March 14th article for Pi day, etc., so I’m going to make the most of this opportunity. Ready yourself for some of the best altered art and Star Wars-themed ranting you have ever seen!

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Dusters 34 – Closure

March 29, 2016

This entry is part 35 of 35 in the series Dusters

by Judson AKA GUDoug

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Greetings everyone!  It has been almost a full year since the last Dusters (April 1st of last year was when the last one was published to be exact).  What happened to Dusters?  Well I found myself playing less and less commander and in doing so began experiencing a drought of ideas.  It is fairly difficult to produce content on something you are barely involved in anymore.  After a few months of no comics it started to sink in that I probably wasn’t going to make any more Dusters but I always felt bad that I left it hanging. Read the rest of this entry »