By BlueRam aka William
Note: Article put up a day late due to extreme power outages rolling through my native state of Ohio. I apologize to my handful of fans out there.

In a time when I was still naive, unaware of the realms that the multiverse contained, I allied myself with three creatures. Each one held what I believed to be immeasurable power. Each one was a trusted friend, with whom I waged war against my foes.

Kaalia of the Vast, the fiercest avenger, smote the enemies who stood before her with reckless abandon. Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, brought ruination to my opponent’s ranks, devouring those foolish enough get within claw’s reach. Rith, the Awakener, sowed armies strong enough to rival that of the ancient eldrazi of Zendikar, and it was her armies that I wanted to preserve.

As the enemies I faced grew in power, I knew more power was needed to survive. My ambitions lead me to scour the multiverse for the strongest spells it had to offer. Kaalia grew fiercer as we obtained the mythical swords of Mirrodin, and learned tectonic shattering techniques to sever mana bonds. Karrthus’s flight of thundering infernos grew larger with each new world we visited, each new member fighting amongst themselves to get ahead in the pecking order.

Together we battled, together we grew. Everyone was getting stronger…except for Rith. Rith, who was a relic from a past that hadn’t seen the horrors that a Primeval Titan or a Blightsteel Colossus could bring. In the end, we opted to part ways, hoping that I would need her someday in the future.

Rith may have left, but I still needed her army.

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This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Friday Flashback

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Uhhhhh… uuuuuuhhhhhhhhh… it’s Friday. That means linkin’ it up! Our bros all over the intertron have produced thingies, and these thingies can be inspected.

There’s more stuff to come though. Tomorrow, we’ll be seeing the winners of Season 5 Contest 2. There were… a LOT of entries, and evaluation was quite difficult when choosing from such a wide field. Fortunately my squadmades helped me out, so you’ll get to see who done winned as of tomorrow, with the winning cycle posted on the website. Donovan has courageously offered to post all of the entries, something I just can’t do. I don’t know when that will happen, but you can look forward to it at some point.

Do remember to check back on Sunday as well for a special bonus for all the real hardcore CommanderCast fans out there. It’s EPIC, trust me!

Finally, remember that Pax East approaches, and so does some wicked-sick CommanderCast Box Social action. We’ll be playing on Saturday in the morning in the free play area, and Saturday evening as well after the expo hall closes. I recommend following me on Twitter for the latest updates on what’s going on with that (things at the expo tend to be pretty dynamic, so they can change without much warning).

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

This entry is part 23 of 25 in the series Friday Flashback

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Number of entries into the latest contest: 71. That’s over 350 cards. As a heads up, this is probably going to take longer to evaluate than I’d anticipated and there’s absolutely no way I’ll be uploading them all anymore, because it’s going to take many more hours than I’m interested in devoting to it.

In others news:

1) Mass Effect 3

2) Tribes Ascend

3) Nobody told me I should watch Gurren Lagann, despite having lots of ‘friends’ who have seen it. This makes me wonder if they’re really friends at all.

WHOOP WHOOP LINKZ

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series Friday Flashback

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Mass Effect 3 is out

Look at these:

  1. Season 5 Contest II
  2. CommanderCast YouTube Portal
  3. CommanderCast Facebook page

Also, did you want to be on CommanderCast? You have a last-minute opportunity to try! We are recording another call-in episode on this Sunday and there’s still open spots (which has never happened before this close to the recording date). Do you want in? All you have to do is read this page.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

This entry is part 21 of 25 in the series Friday Flashback

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
The Giant Shark madness is unending as GIANTSHARKGATE continues to unfold! Someday we’ll have a documentary made up on this shadowy cabal of conspirators who are sending me a seemingly-unending torrent of the most powerful and sought-after card in MtG history. But for now, you’re stuck with my shitty camcorder work and Twitter account. For those uninvolved, get your ass over to Twitter posthaste and scope this shit. It’s getting out of control.

Beyond the Giant Sharks, other stuff happened this week but I’m having a hard time remembering it though this haze of blood in the water. There was a podcast or something… then some articles… a theme month of some kind. I can’t remember, really. Uh… these are things you should look at:

  1. Season 5 Contest II
  2. CommanderCast YouTube Portal
  3. CommanderCast Facebook page

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Also, in GIANTSHARKGATE news:

This entry is part 20 of 25 in the series Friday Flashback

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
This week all kinds of awesome stuff happened, including me spending one 24-hour span with the following breakdown of time usage:

  • Sleep: 3 hours
  • Tribes Ascend: 13 hours
  • Driving: 2 hours
  • Magic: 6 hours (with various beasts and legends)

Awesomely juvenile weekend or crime against humanity? WE REPORT YOU DECIDE

Here’s some other stuff, all three of which you should investigate:

  1. Season 5 Contest II
  2. CommanderCast YouTube Portal
  3. CommanderCast Facebook page

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

The last thing of the week is an extra-swag special treat from my man Rick, aka PolishTamales (follow this guy on Twitter)! After sending me a VERY pleasant e-mail he warned me that something of a gift was on the way to my inbox. While I initially feared some new kind of digital mailbomb, I got… well, I guess it’s a bomb of sorts. If you’ve been listening to CommanderCast for a while, you no doubt are familiar with my endless love for Braids, Conjurer Adept (we even did a sweet Entourage on her with S4E6: Blue Braids Will Drink Your Tears). Well, if this fuckin’ sweet joint Rick did up is to believed, the picture of her on the card was in a dark corner of Tolaria West while she was up for twenty hours cramming for finals, because here’s what she looks like in… uh.. proper lighting.

Have a great weekend you dirty cardboard-slinging fiends!