This entry is part 320 of 542 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 302! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! It would appear that in the time we took of for the holiday the MTG Community was putting in over time. So in light of the recent news, this week Mark and Adam are going over the news of  a community in an uproar, a rules committee making a temporary change, and finding the little thing that makes our favorite game different even in the light of other options. THEN they move on to other topics that are a little about how certain things maybe fun but are problematic at best to play due to a lack of options. 

So if you’re down with that all you have to do is click the IB!!!


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CommanderCast Episode 302

Posted: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017








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Trolls are shitty, but dogpiling on a troll is also shitty.


Why is complexity in Magic such a plus when it’s generally considered a negative in most other games?


Worth reading: “Magic: The Gathering is Sesame Street,” by Bruno Dias

  • “Magic constantly threatens to go off the rails, to fall apart under the weight of its own complexity, to explode with unexpected possibilities… This kind of weirdness isn’t the norm, but it’s present. Magic entices with the possibility that the system can be broken, that the game can be tricked into doing things that were never intended.”


Silver border cards legal in EDH until Jan. 15, 2018




Playing with your fiddly bits for fun and profit. Which ones are worth leaning into in EDH?


Experience Counters:


Energy Counters:


Clue tokens:


Treasure/Gold tokens:




Favorite weird, one-off fiddly bit cards


Adam – Helix Pinnacle, Armageddon Clock, Azor’s Elocutors


Mark – Aurification, Jar of Eyeballs, Tidal Influence




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And a big thanks to everyone here at the CommanderCast Network. We’ll see you next week with more community, strategy, and technology. Until then, LET’S GET IT!

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