August 20, 2012
Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
CARDS: WE PLAY WITH ‘EM. But what the hell is that phenomenon that covers the top half of the card? …’art’ or something? Hmm… let me get a specialist on the jack to discuss this briefly for our Free-For-All Roundtable. To help keep at least some small amount of my crushing ignorance at bay, I tagged in my man Rick aka PolishTamales to back up myself, Andrew, and Gibson this week as we lay down some more science on the track for CommanderCast. Rick is a government-certified baller who got screwed by WotC for producing high-quality free promotional material for them on his DeviantArt page, so he got sweet revenge by ballin’ it up elsewhere and making Sorin and Jace touch each other (presumably). These days you can find Rick laying down his thug thizzle on his like eight outlets, all of which are linked below.
What are we talking about this week? Well, if the art fight isn’t enough, how about creatureless decks? Maybe a little discussion on making single decks work for multiple playgroups? Also, Secret Tech has the vault topped off by nine new club bangers.
Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.
00:00 to 05:32: Introduction: Hey guys it’s internet radio, how sweet is that
- Facebook page
- YouTube Hub
- Dat Twitter
- PolishTamales’ various joints:
05:44 to 21:17: Free-For-All Roundtable: ART FIGHT: What do you know about art? How about WotC’s policy on Magic art? This week Andrew was all ‘let’s talk art since Rick is an artist’. Is it a Commander topic? Not necessarily, but whatever. This week we discuss how Magic’s art has changed and whether we like it or not, including some discussion on Magic’s olde-tyme artists and where they went.
- Cave People aka the flagbearer of all old art
- Some choice artists and pieces they done did we still lovin’:
21:33 to 46:32: Baselines for Civil Play: Rick done did it. And by ‘it’, I mean ‘joined a new playgroup that doesn’t try their hardest to ruin each other’s fun all the time’. Thusly, he’s been forced into developing a whole new jam in terms of mindset: he needs to have more than one way to play a single deck. While a lot of people figure you should just build multiple decks to scale for different groups, this week we discuss some baselines on building a deck with multiple play groups in mind.
46:49 to 54:18: Archetype Rundown: Creatureless Decks: Decks without mans: LETS DO THIS. In this segment, Gibson wanted to talk about building decks with no creatures, which is an experiment he’s still working on. This week we discuss the ways to build and play decks with no creatures, and Rick is basically silent. We touch on things like the important colours to have, choosing a Commander, and different archetypes that function without creatures pretty well. What kind of decks do you fare well against, and which ones wreck you? What kind of skills do you need to have to pilot this deck well?
- Andrew’s Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer mono-red lifegain deck what in the fuck
- Creatureless Sisters of Stone Death
54:34 to 1:13:11: Secret Tech: Gibson, Andrew and Rick all throw their choice joints into the Secret Tech Vault.
- The Secret Tech Vault
- Rick’s Picks (sickest rhymez): Vanishing, Spin into Myth, Equilibrium
- Andrew’s Picks: Macabre Waltz, Narcissism, Thalakos Deceiver
- Gibson’s Picks: Goblin War Drums, Batwing Brume, Tamanoa
1:13:26 to closing: Outtro: Thanks for listening!
- Andy: E-Mail: CommanderCast(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)CommanderCast
- Rick: E-Mail: polishtamales(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)polishtamales
- Andrew: Twitter: (at)a_magrini
- Gibson: Twitter: (at)KaipaLin