This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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Thirteen episodes of this, and surely we’re all ready for a break. It’s CommanderCast’s season finale for the sixth time! For this recording we were tragically one short as power failures ravaged D-Money’s gilded palace, but we still recorded an episode because it seemed like the right thing to do. Brionne and Sean joined me for a podcast where we decide to take this set of episodes into the sunset with one of the most diverse ranges of topics possible, including a mailbag segment and our first-ever Tryhard Entourage.

During the transition between seasons, I will be working out the exact means of distributing CommanderCast T-shirts for this year’s Gifts Given charity drive. Before we even get started with any other details, I’d like to thank my bank for being a fucking useless bureaucratic obstacle in this endeavour. With that flash of bitterness out of the way, I will be spending a lot of time in the next three weeks organizing a way to get a pimp-ass t-shirt for a good cause onto your body. There’s no way for me to guarantee I can have everything in place for the start of season 7 but I’ll do what I can.

Anyway, thirteen episodes later, I’m more tired of my own voice than ever and I’m sure most of y’all are too.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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A rumbling blaze on the internet’s horizon! Six manly souls join as one! A towering fire of spirits and courage consume the EDH world today as the proud tradition of the Call-InFerno burns itself out with excessive hot fire!

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This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
After we recorded this one, I got an email from Sam saying he really enjoyed it and would love to be on again, which blew my mind because this ‘cast was the biggest clusterfuck ever organization-wise. And yet here it is for you, dutifully arriving on time for Monday. It’s the kickoff to Variants Week here at CommanderCast, so you know this episode is crammed so full of variant-related goodness that it’s ready to burst with all kinds of weird gameplay stipulations you can mop up and ooze over your normal Commander sessions.

…that made it sound incredibly unappealing.

Anyway, I have Andrew and Imshan on this show as well, and Andrew is drunk I think. It’s something to behold.

In other news…

  • The Season Finale will have a Mailbag segment. If you have something yo want us to discuss, send it to CommanderCast(at)gmail(dot)com.
  • I am working on Gifts Given 2012, which will involve t-shirts. If you want to learn more, click here.
  • With the advent of Season Seven I am also looking for more affiliates to jam with. If you produce EDH content online, get in touch with me and let’s talk.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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Well, we recorded this like a week before Griselbrand got banned so a lot of the bitching in the one segment doesn’t seem terribly current today. But that’s ok, because the rest of the episode should still be good. It’s like the ultimate too-slow news outlet: COMMANDERCAST. Just pretend things are in the state they were like four weeks ago and I’m sure you’ll be nodding with approval.

But aside from that segment, this episode contains two epic-sized joints. Make sure you’ve hit the washroom prior to listening (or listen in there, I don’t even give a shit [oh no sick pun]), because there’s so much information it’s possible you’ll have to jettison weight elsewhere to retain it. Myself, Donovan, Carlos and Scotty Mac deliver some club bangers this week. I’m referring to our Commander Profile on Child of Alara (again, a general everyone on the show has played extensively but me), where we look at it from all kinds of angles and builds, followed by an exhaustive hands-on review of Innistrad. By exhaustive, I mean it’s like 45 minutes. Which cards did we love, and which were stinkers? How about the new Legends? Which of the new cards can be called staples?

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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S6E9 – Power Down Week

June 25, 2012

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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Tired of being that tryhard that comes in and stampedes over your local group’s decks with only token resistance? Maybe you’re sick of ending every game int he exact same way, or have noticed you have about the same 120 cards forming 80% of your decks?

If you have the ability to recognize this, first of all, congratulations for being honest with yourself. Second, I hope this show–and week worth of content here at CommanderCast–can help. Call it ‘tryhard therapy’, I guess. We’re going to spend the week discussing why it’s worth your time to make sure your decks AREN’T optimized, as counter-intuitive as that may be. Many players often invoke the memory of a time when they EDH decks were stuffed with dollar rares and shit they had playing around the lab; today we’re more likely to hear about a $3000 cardboard brick full of combos, synergy, and other jazz. It can all start to sound an awful lot like you’re playing another other format, which for many players, is exactly what they wanted to avoid when they started slinging Commanders.

This week, me and my man Cassidy Silver of TCGPlayer.com and Off-Color Cast theme are joined by Alex from the Commander Rules Committee to help you find out a satisfying way to hit that throwback feeling while still enjoying yourselves. It might not be for everyone, but that’s one of the wonderful things about podcasting: I’m not legally permitted to force you to listen at gunpoint.

Worth noting is that our call-in show, otherwise known as the Call-InFerno, is approaching. If you want to volunteer for this… thing, you can! Check out this page and then contact me with your name, Skype ID, and proposed topic.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.


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This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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It’s a show you can listen to with your ears: COMMANDERCAST

A man who has gone deep into the waters of Canadian EDH that I’m known to tread, our guest this week is Matthew. You’ve heard him on the show before, and hopefully you’re already subscribed to his YouTube channel. It’s an awesome resource where you can take a look at Matthew’s sweet decks and also check out some rather entertaining duel play. This week he’s joined us on the line to engage in some hearty discussion and debate over various elements of this ridiculous format we all enjoy so much, and even had the excellent courtesy to bring a huge range of excellent and interesting topics. I have to provide huge props to him for that, and when you’re done listening to these discussions I’m sure you’ll want to as well.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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