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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 195! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! We’re recording this on April 9th, 2015. This week William, Calvin, Clay, and Aaron are joined by Cluze fromthe MNM & Card Advantage podcast as we talk about Red’s favorite little green men, Goblins! This week we’re talking about our favorite Goblin flavor text, goblin commanders, there decks, and combos for them, and our favorite goblin tech for our decks!


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Commandercast Episode 195


April 9, 2015




Cluze – Legacy Delver Goblin player



Favorite Commanders This Week:


Cluze –  Wort, the Raidmother*


Calvin – Krenko, Mob Boss


Clay – Krond the Dawn-Clad (The Unofficial Commander: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx)


Mark – Feldon of the Third Path


William – Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician



Community Ban Poll




MTG Salvation’s Iron Chef Deckbuilding Competition



Community: Historically, Goblins have the best flavor text. Let’s talk about the greatest ones of all time!


Cluze –

  • Goblin Balloon Brigade – “The enemy is getting too close!  Quick!  Inflate the toad!”
  • Rock Jockey – “Goblins don’t know much about physics, but they know lots about falling and rocks.”


Calvin –

  • Bloodshot Trainee (Future Sight) – “Hrrngh! Someday I’m going to hurl this . . . er . . . roll this . . . hrrngh . . . nudge this boulder right down a cliff.”
  • Goblin King: “To be king, Numsgil did in Blog, who did in Unkful, who did in Viddle, who did in Loll, who did in Alrok….”


Clay –

  • Goblin Pyromancer: “The good news is we figured out how the wand works.  The bad news is, we figured out how the wand works”
  • Bloodmark Mentor – “Boggarts divide the world into two categories: things you can eat, and things you have to chase down and pummel before you can eat.”


Mark –

  • Goblin Welder: “I wrecked your metal guy, boss. But look! I made you an ashtray.”
  • Earthblighter: “A single dedicated mind can bring about the greatest destruction. That, or goblins—goblins work too.”


William –

  • Goblin Razerunners: “Finding themselves in a new and unexplored world, they immediately set it on fire”




Strategy:  What kinds of goblin shenanigans can we get ourselves up to? How does Ib differ from Krenko, Wort, or Grenzo? Can goblins bloom, even on the battlefield?


It’s all about Card Advantage: You want to be aggressive and play creatures that do things as soon as they come down.


Krenko: Exponentially Increasing Goblins.


Ib Halfheart: Creating Armies from Tap-Outs



Technology:  Goblin Tech


They can’t do it all by themselves! Let’s give our little pungent friends a helping hand!



Cluze – Skullclamp (if you are a jerk) or Coat of Arms (if you are not) Oh, or Boggart Shenanigans, since goblins are going to die…


Calvin – Chancellor of the Forge, Five-Alarm Fire


Clay – Goblin Pyromancer, Mogg Bombers, Vexing Shusher


Mark – Goblin War Drums, Fervent Charge (+ Ankle Shankler! (for flavor) or Breath of Fury, if you want to be extra mean), Raging River


William – Outpost Siege, Crown of Doom







William – Email: wiehernandez(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)blueram1409


Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com  // twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone


Clay – Twitter: (at)edhpanda // Reddit: /u/EDHPanda // Cockatrice: Remillo


Mark – Email: mahlerma(at)gmail(dot)com


Aaron – Email: unclelanddrops(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)UncleLanddrops


Cluze – Email: mtgcardadvantage(at)gmail(dot)com //Twitter: (at)lacluyze or (at)cardadvantage



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