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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode! This week is a black tie affair with Mark and Adam as the guys do a CommanderCast Award Show. With 26 different product releases this year, the guys are going from There Beyond Death to Commander Collection: Green and giving out Awards on all the things we got this year. What card won Most Over Hyped? Which tribe got the most love and support? In a year full of unexpected hardships, what was the Most Rage-Inducing Act from WotC? Which mechanic won Biggest Swing and A Miss? Find out today on part 1 of our Awards Show!


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1st Annual CommanderCast Awards

Posted: December 21, 2020








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Sets that came out this year:

  1. Theros Beyond Death
  2. Secret Lair Drop Series: Year of the Rat
  3. Secret Lair Drop Series: Theros Stargazing
  4. Unsanctioned
  5. Secret Lair Drop Series: International Women’s Day
  6. Secret Lair Drop Series: Thalia – Beyond the Helvault
  7. Mystery Booster Retail Edition
  8. Challenger Decks 2020
  9. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
  10. Commander 2020
  11. Secret Lair Drop Series: The Godzilla Lands
  12. Secret Lair Drop Series: Summer Superdrop
  13. Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition
  14. Signature Spellbook: Chandra
  15. Core Set 2021
  16. Jumpstart
  17. Double Masters
  18. Secret Lair Drop Series: Prime Slime
  19. Secret Lair Drop Series: Every Dog Has Its Day
  20. Zendikar Rising
  21. Zendikar Rising Expeditions
  22. Zendikar Rising Commander Decks
  23. Secret Lair Drop Series: Extra Life 2020
  24. Commander Legends
  25. Secret Lair Drop Series: Secretversary
  26. Commander Collection: Green


The Categories 


Best new trend from WotC

  • Mystery booster reprints
  • Charity Secret Lair drops
  • Modular double-faced cards
  • WINNER: *White can finally start drawing cards again*
  • Return of the Partner mechanic 
  • Bringing back mana burn (Yurlok)


Biggest swing-and-a-miss

  • The Party mechanic in ZR
  • Kaervek the Spiteful
  • WINNER: *Companion mechanic*
  • Mutate mechanic 
  • Lutri, the Spellchaser


Most Raging-Inducing Act By WotC

  • Commander is now a draft set
  • WINNER: *You got some Walking Dead in my Magic*
  • Godzilla cards
  • Bajillion-dollar Fetch Land Secret Lairs


Most forgettable product

  • Jumpstart 
  • Secret Lair Drop Series: The Godzilla Lands
  • Commander 2020
  • Signature Spellbook: Chandra
  • WINNER: *Unsanctioned*


Tribes that got most love this year

  • Beasts
  • Dogs & Cats
  • Oozes
  • WINNER: *Pirates*
  • Sharks


Most Over-Hyped Card

  • WINNER: *Jeweled Lotus*
  • Chromatic Orrery
  • Lithoform Engine
  • Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
  • Opposition Agent


Most Underrated New Card

  • WINNER: *Teferi’s Ageless Insight*
  • Shiny Impetus
  • Nyx Lotus
  • Shadowspear
  • Witch of the Moors



Interstitial fodder, part 1

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  • Thunderbirds
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Batman
  • The Green Hornet
  • My Favorite Martian
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • The Munsters
  • The Addams Family
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