This entry is part 92 of 409 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Thank God it’s over because I don’t have any time left. It’s time to end Season Seven with a classy guest, and somebody we’ve never heard from in the audio format before: Jud aka GU Doug aka GooDongs, the author of Journey to Nowhere and longtime CommanderCast booster. With GooDongs here to help us on the track, I bring in CommanderCast’s resident audio editing ninja Conor and the Voice of the Home Version, Christian “The Natural” “Buttdongs” “Ironballs” Renoe. With this four-man team we roll up a mixed bag of topics, light it up with our collective (admittedly dim) insight, and toke deeply. Get into the circle and pass this shit to your man on the left, because this is CommanderCast at it’s finest.

Also hold your breath because it’s gotta last for three weeks son! This is the end of the season. CommanderCast will return with the whole squad rolling extra-extra deep on November 26th get Season 8 poppin’ for your viewing/listening/reading pleasure. There’s some pretty niced-up stuff planned for that volley of material, including having my man Karston from TopAndGo Productions on deck to provide us with weekly Commander videos. Look forward to it… or don’t, and look like an asshole later.

See y’all in three weeks, stay true!

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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This entry is part 91 of 409 in the series CommanderCast

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BONUS PODCAST POPPIN OFF FOR ALL MY PPLZ

Today’s feature is a special edition of CommanderCast where Andy is flying solo, backed only by an embarassing collection of mistakes made while recording, an extended track of ‘ums’ taken from a prior recording and the mailbag. Oh, and he gets some backup from Ryan of SainioCast (the self-titled podcast) who drops some jewels regarding the next step in the evolution of Horde Magic, Quest Magic. Also, as a heads up, this isn’t really the same as the prior DerpmanderCast incursion, because I don’t have three of my team’s most elite podcasters holding things down, so I apologize if you were expecting more of that glorious garbage. And if you hated the first DerpmanderCast, well… this is likely more up your alley.

Also, can’t forget the announcements of the winners of Gifts Given 2012’s Super Secret Mystery Prizes! I saved that bit for last so you have to dredge through the rest of the junk to get to it. Deal with it son.

…wait, I timestamped even THIS crap below! Well, maybe you can skip around to find what you want then. How beautiful is freedom!

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



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This entry is part 90 of 409 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
This week we’re podcasting about something I know little if anything about. While it wouldn’t be difficult to argue that’s no departure from the usual, it’s even more true than normal because this week’s episode is the Duel Commander-focused special I promised last week. If you’re interested in learning more about a very cool format-within-a-format that is growing rapidly, then this podcast should be right up your alley.

For all you hating-ass multiplayer purists, don’t worry, there’s an extra podcast going up tomorrow for your myopic tastes, so keep the crazies to a minimum.

When you have nothing to say on a topic, it’s best to go to experts. Unfortunately, I didn’t know where to find them and one I had on deck for this totally flaked on me. Fortunately, my original two planned guests brought sufficient heat to turn this bitch into a blistering audio inferno of information. Joining me to provide two different perspectives on duel Commander, I have Cassidy Silver off Off-Color Cast fame to provide the ‘backstreet brawling’ perspective of a man who’s spent many nights in Commander duels with the conventional multiplayer banned list; and then as a guest SUPERstar¬† I have Matt aka The Golden Boy, who used to be one of CommanderCast’s editors. Matt also turns out to be something of an expert on the French 1v1 format.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



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This entry is part 89 of 409 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
It started out innocently enough but at some point, this beast took on a mind of it’s own.

I’m referring, of course, to our final segment this week. Spoiler alert: Karona, False God Entourage goes big. Big enough that it becomes the first-ever MEGA-ENTOURAGE [explosion]. For more, just listen to the podcast.

Oh yeah, and the rest of it is pretty good too. I tagged in my man Chad from Commander Shenanigans and then also summoned up two of CommanderCast’s mightiest warriors, Sean and Brionne, to throw dirty fire into this cipher. The four of us go over the now-standard wide range of largely audience-suggested topics. We discuss ban-ability of cards and their availability, Sharuum the Hegemon, and also give Chad a little time to pimp his jam before we take it into the Karona joint.

Be sure to tune in next week for our first and only episode entirely devoted to the 1v1 Duel Commander, as well as a special extra podcast dropping on Tuesday.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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This entry is part 88 of 409 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
It’s a three-man squad this week leaping from our imaginary-but-awesome orbital gunship to HALO jump directly into the consciousness of Commander players everywhere. My main man Mike aka Mightily_Oats is backing me up with the slickest radio voice not on radio, and joining me as special guest we have the World Twitter Champion Jonathan aka Norbert88. Together the three of us engage in discourse on various topics sent in my the fourth secret member of the team… our listener Neil, who sent in so many topic ideas in one email that I did a whole show based on them. Thanks Neil!

What did he want us to talk about, though? Well, it’s a variety of stimulating stuff including premium products like the From the Vault series, winning through combat, and more. I also want to give props to my man Devin, the reigning Home Version Heavyweight Champion, for providing some great insight as usual into this week’s Home Version question. But overall this week’s Home Version got tons of excellent, intelligent replies on Facebook, so if you’re interested in strong red zone play peep game over at FB.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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This entry is part 87 of 409 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
The internet: a barren intellectual wasteland filled with trolls, crazies, and neckbeards. Or is it? This week on CommanderCasy, Andy tags Brian aka ISBPathfinder into the fray. Brian is a moderation on MTG Salvation’s EDH board, the largest and most active online Commander discussion community I’m aware of. Brian is responsible for keeping things in line as well as regulating the primer threads and so on. Justin and Will join the discussion as we talk about how to get the most out of online tools that let you interact with other Commander players.

We talk about some other stuff, too, but mostly this episode is like 40 minutes of Dark Ascension review. I still think the set was crap for Commander players, but that doesn’t mean we can’t drag out a segment on it! Tons of picks, pans, and so on. I also notice an unusual pattern in the artwork towards the end of the segment.

Important: Gifts Given 2012 payments are due in one week, so get them in now… FOR THE CHILDREN

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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