This entry is part 60 of 454 in the series CommanderCast

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CommanderCast is no longer the only Commander-centric podcast running. We now have a brother podcast in Off-Color Cast, a trio of manliness dedicated to showcasing the “serious, the aggressive, and the awesome” of the EDH format. This week I’ve invited all three thugs from OCC onto CommanderCast for a dirty crossover episode that you really can’t afford to miss.

This episode was one of trials and tribulations, not because of technical problems I’ve come to accept are the new norm but rather because we spent about three hours recording. The conversation was veering wildly across the barren wasteland of our collective minds, occasionally crashing into things like a ghost breaking into my house, Calvin’s enormous anatomy, and much more. But still, we powered through and created a reasonably coherent episode, which I think is praise-worthy.

The Season 5 Contest is still a thing that is happening and you can enter it.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.


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This entry is part 59 of 454 in the series CommanderCast

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Over the span of about two weeks we asked the CommanderCast audience through various mediums what kind of questions they had for the Commander Rules Committee. Well, I compiled those questions and then myself and Donovan got in our panel van, drove out East, and abducted the shit out of Alex Kenny while he was hustling street corners so we could grill him with your inquiries (HARD). During the… ‘interview’ (we cut out the questions about where the RC hides it’s massive reserve of gold-plated diamonds and stacks of Internet Money), Alex called up Gavin of the RC as a ‘lifeline’. While we had him on the line, we figured “oh snap we can totes drop a podcast” so right there and then we recorded this piece. For something done up in an isolated rural location with three parties in a room consisting of nothing but a bare lightbulb, an old chair and some… restraints, I figure it worked out alright.

But we did more than spit fire into the Q&A cipher. This week we’re also talking about whether political favour is overrated and making some new deposits in the Secret Tech archive.

In other news UP IN THIS BITCH, don’t miss out on the Season 5 Contest! I’m taking entries for about a month, until the 14th of March, so get on your Magic Set Editor grind.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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This entry is part 58 of 454 in the series CommanderCast

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Always forging ahead into the unexplored realms of the Commander experience, this week the CommanderCast Adventure Submarine dives deep into the world of the Commander Cube! With myself as the captain of this (doomed) vessel, I have Sean on deck as skipper (totally wearing one of those silly hats) with Justin and special guest Hayley serving as our navigators into these uncharted cardboard seas. The synthesis of Commander and a full-fledged Cube draft seems like the best of both worlds, combining the multiplayer action and longer games of EDH with the quick thinking and deckbuilding skills that a limited environment necessitates. Justin and Hayley are some of those few who have taken the plunge into an EDH Cube and survived. This week they’re kind enough to feed us their expertise.

In other news UP IN THIS BITCH, don’t miss out on the Season 5 Contest! I’m taking entries for about a month, until the 14th of March, so get on your Magic Set Editor grind.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.


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This entry is part 57 of 454 in the series CommanderCast

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Yep, I think this week I posted the right file and everything! If not… welp… deal with it I guess.

I have Carlos, Imshan and Max (in his podcast premiere) on the mic this week and we’re all spitting hot fire into the proverbial booth with another CommanderCast club banger. When I asked Max what he wanted to speak about, he said we should hit on the theme of competitiveness, keeping it casual, and the howling chasm between them and what it meant to us. I tried to keep the these across all the subjects, but I just had to hit up the Reliquary Tower thing for our Technology segment this week. Outside that, we’re talking about cards that wreck up games, how to assess threats properly in abstract, and more. You know how it is.

This is the final week of Gifts Given omg spend money! We’ve got a real boss auction to cap this shit with the Pack To Charity binder compiled by my man Jordan! Bid on this joint and be a part of MtG history (sort of).

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



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This entry is part 56 of 454 in the series CommanderCast

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This week CommanderCast is taking a few pages from the Steven Seagal handbook and we’re going to break down ‘Aikido’ decks, where you use the strength of your opponents against them. To help me out I’ve got super-blackest black belt Cassidy Silver (disclaimer: may be some kind of citrus belt), The Spirit of MtGCast Chris Lansdell, and guest beasting this week is my man Omar Hernandez, one of the first-ever CommanderCast listeners. The four of us embark on a mystical journey of both spiritual, intellectual and even physical improvement as we examine the fine art of playing your opponent’s deck better than he/she can.

Oh, we also totally are doing an Entourage on Shimatsu the Bloodcloaked, so stick around for that train wreck. Plus, we’re examining an individual Aikido deck where we examine David’s Wrexial, the Risen Deep deck in depth in the first-ever Wrexial-Approved Roundup.

Before this continues, I’d like to thank Dayne Taylor for catching one of my many ridiculous rules derps regarding Time Stop! I have been informed the card exiles itself, which is something I had never noticed (and none of my opponents had surprisingly ever mentioned to me), so I can’t use it for a soft-lock piece anymore in my shitty Group Hug deck. I’ve edited the show to keep anybody from learning to cheat from my ignorance. THANK YOU DAYNE! I will let my opponents who have lost to this give me a free face punch and curse your name after each one.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.


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This entry is part 55 of 454 in the series CommanderCast

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We’re kicking off Olde-Tyme Week here at CommanderCast! Join me in celebrating our first theme week with a sweet olde-tyme jig around the good ol’ phonograph, then settle down (if you can; them jigs get the ticker RACIN’) for another electrifying, educational, and above all HISTORICAL episode of CommanderCast. To help us out in conveying the olde-tyme theme, we’ve gotten the oldest person on the staff. Is it Imshan? Surprisingly no, it’s Old Man Fred, aka Fred Cole aka Mr. Ancient Wisdom. We managed to pull Fred away from his Twitter account THOUGH TIME, back to the days of audio-only media where you gather the fire around the transistor… iPod… and listen in to myself, Donovan, Justin and our special guest with the whole fam.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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