This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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Check out the team for this INTERNET BROADCAST of weekly Community, Strategy, and Technology:

That’s right: it’s a three-person team with myself, Cassidy and Brionne forming a Thoughless Trio and raging around the digital countryside as we carry the torch for our missing fourth, nonetheless pledging to deliver another episode of CommanderCast. A grab-bag of topics emerge for your listening pleasure this week, ranging from the place of Commander as a ‘side event’ at major tournaments to the return of Prepackaged, where we discuss Sunforger. There’s laughs, I cried, and at some point I think Cassidy might have puked but he’s awesome at hiding it.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.




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S6E1 – EDH Hipsters

April 30, 2012

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in…

In the wake of ruin left behind our ongoing audioscape adventure, CommanderCast dove deep into hibernation before emerging today, sundering the internet with a new podcast packed with almost two-hours of fiery debate, sage wisdom, dick jokes, and everything else you’ve come to know the Wrexial-Approved stamp stands for. This is Season Six!

The team on deck is myself, Donovan, Carlos, and special guest beast Karston, the mastermind behind TopAndGoProductions and the administrator of the CommanderCast YouTube Portal. Karston has been helping out the CommanderCast Multimedia Empire for a long time but it really surprised me to find that he’d never been on the show before. It feels great to correct that mistake, and he comes out spitting fire into the cipher with the best of ‘em. If you want to see more of his work, do check out the excellent YouTube channel he runs.

Anyway, this is a return to the traditional Community, Strategy, and Technology formula that was kinda… um… skipped over in a previous episode that will go unnamed. We’re back for another round of thirteen episodes, and this podcast is only the initial rumblings of a weeks-long avalanche of Commander content: articles, videos, and podcasts from contributors fresh and familiar is close on the heels of this show. LETS GET IT

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



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This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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I can’t even front: this is one of my favourite episodes of CommanderCast, ever.

How did that happen? Well, first of all we had show notes made entirely out of gunshots… what could be harder than that? Then I hooked up a roster of guests from all corners of the Commander community: myself providing a nonstop torrent of gibberish and screaming catchphrases, Justin bringing his judge knowledge and EDH Cube perspective, Derfington dropping science on Pimpology and then to round out the squad we have a blast from the past with Angry Graybeard bringing his wisdom and experience from his years as a wily veteran. This four-man tactical podcasting team storms your speakers this week with a show of dizzying heights and terrifying, depressing lows. All things considered, I had a lot of fun recording it and I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed talking.

What was the big deal with this week’s show? Well, consider the following:

1) Graybeard rapped.

2) Justin got confused a few times throughout (drunk/stoned? Both probably) and gave us some great bloopers, not all of which made it onto the show.

3) We had real topics! There should be something for everyone here, no doubt in my mind about that.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



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This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Podcast Season 6

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Fire up your universal translator for this one, because it might just end up sounding like indecipherable gibberish to the accent-sensitive ears out there. This week we have a dirty collection of broad-reaching accents, from Brionne’s Texas drawl to my Canadian abootings and hawses, but this week we have a special guest from Germany: Dominik of Completely Casual. He represents the Euro side of things, talking EXCLUSIVELY about schnitzels and fraulens.

Carlos also brings a voice that’s easily understandable to the melee.

But that’s pretty much the only thing that unifies this week’s podcast as we touch on a broad spectrum of topics, from player-regulation of the format becoming official to Mulligans and all kinds of other crap in between.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



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S6E4 – Newbs Welcome

May 21, 2012

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This week at CommanderCast we’re going to take a brief vacation from our condo in central Tryhard Town and head out to meet some new players on the way to becoming Commander champions. To my surprise, it’s something we’ve not covered on the podcast very much, so I figured we’d kick off an entire week of newbie-centric features with a podcast that should include all kinds of topics valuable to new EDH players. I enlisted the help of my homies who I know have experience in group-building, moving from group to group, and other building block exercises that help keep Commander playgroups healthy; thus, D-Money has my back, and my man Max from Peasant Rebellion joining us in his second podcast appearance. Finally, joining us this week is column writin’, Audience Appreciation Month-appearancin’, Season Five Contest Two-enterin’, Singapore-livin’ beast Gibson.

What are the key lessons for new players to grasp when it comes to Commander? This week, we look at this from the Community, Strategy and Technology angles and hope to be of some service. Maybe even people who’ve been on their EDH grind for a while can learn a thing or two, and of course we’d love to get any extra tips for the newer players in the comments section that you have either on your mind or that you can bounce off the ideas in the show.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.




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

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BRO TEAMS ON DECK! This week we double up on fist-bumps and thug pounds as we have two bro teams: first of all we have the real-life for really-real Brothers Yamazaki, Justin the Elder and special guest Travis the Younger! While you’ve likely heard Justin’s smooth-talkin’ in the past, this week Travis gets his chance to shine, igniting a blazing firestorm of a Secret Tech segment! Our second, non-biological set of bros is myself and my broke ass compatriot in podcasting and fellow EDH Shuffle Alliance component, Christian aka Boel aka the Queen of Spades (LOOK! THE EAST IS BURNING RED!).

Together we just get real crazy. Be warned: there’s a bit more giggling in this episode than usual (it’s no Third Power, mind you), but hopefully you can get down with the laughter. If you don’t find something about 5 Colour Chroma decks at least smile-worthy, you might be listening to the wrong show. After some spirited discussions the time for laughing comes to an end: this week we do an entourage for Seton, Krosan Protector that can be called nothing short of Serious Business, For Really Serious. SPIN THE WHEEL

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

 

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