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By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth

 

I concluded 2015 by reading a flurry of interesting books, one of which–The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene–contains many lessons that could be applied to the politics of multiplayer Magic. The book is an extended list of the thought patterns and behaviors which powerful people employ, complete with historical examples. It’s even been said that these behaviors are the deciding factors that distinguish the weak from the powerful (although the people who say that are confusing correlation with causation).

 

This week, I present to you my own adapted version: The 48 Laws of Commander Power: A list of things to do and not to do if you want to excel at multiplayer, heavily based on completely stolen from the aforementioned book, and presented in the same order given in that book. For better or worse, I’ve done my best to preserve the intent and dictatorial tone of the author.

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Your favorite Commander relatives Grandpa Growth and Uncle Landdrops spend most of the show tackling a big ol’ fish this week: the Oath of the Gatewatch Leak in all its glory, from the actual leak to the ass-kissing and spoil-shaming on Twitter, all the way to the strange and hilarious WotC official response via Trick Jarrett.

It’s news, it’s great, and about a month late. But we’re still here, resolving it all.

Stacky The Shark

Show Notes:

Last Episode Correction: Faust isn’t Shakespeare, GG doesn’t know anything, everyone on the Internet is wrong.

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/uncharted-realms/rise-kozilek-2015-12-09

Kiora doesn’t kill Lorthos, she commands Lorthos to fight Kozilek, who wrecks him. In the process she has to kill her best friend who gets possessed by the eldrazi. Eventually she gets knocked off into the ocean and loses the bident. Maybe she is dead, maybe not.

 

RoRo – Silumgar, Lord of Hero 1GW 4/3 Legendary Treefolk Shaman 3W: Creatures you control get +1/+1 until EOT.

 

OGW Expedition Spoilers Leak

-Twitter Made Me Supa Hot

-Trick Jarrett’s article about the Leak:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/why-leaks-hurt-2015-12-16

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series The Stack

 

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Eric and Aaron take a break from Ham Sandwiches to slam down a tasty new episode, full of C15’s viability in the competitive Commander sphere, some 2DH accoutrements, and more tucked between two nice slices of Patreon bread. Give it a listen, will ya?

 

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This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series The Stack

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This week on The Stack…

Aaron and Eric tackle Sam Stoddard’s apology letter disguised as a c15 Development article, rattle off some gameplay results and testing methodology, and give a major shoutout to our friend Fred who met the former muse and Mr. Serious Fun himself at Illuxcon, Mr. Bruce Richard! It’s as vicariously popular as we are, and it’s tasty and available with one Stacky smack!

Stacky The Shark
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This entry is part 10 of 22 in the series The Stack

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Eric and Aaron follow-up with another chat/stat breakdown about EDHREC’s Reddit AMDA (Ask My Data Anything), shoutouts for some Commander Community startups, and pause briefly for a moment of silence when they discover Space Jam II: Electric Boogaloo will not be a thing. You’re gonna wanna see the Show Notez to see how Stacky stacks this sizzler!

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Stacky The Shark

 

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This entry is part 9 of 22 in the series The Stack

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This week, Gramps and Landdrops ask the tough questions that are on everyone’s mind in our return to Zendikar, answer a listener email in the most amazingly awesome way, and more as they pile it high, and let it fly.

 

Stacky The Shark

 

SHOW NOTEZ

Gibson’s Witch-Maw Nephilim Deck

Demonium71’s Chaos Warp (and other) Alters