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Hello everyone and welcome to a New Year with us here at! So to kick off the new year, we bring you Part 1 of our CommanderCast Awards 2021!  Today we pass out awards to see what was the biggest swing and misses, which tribe got the most love, , the most forgettable set of the years, and even what did the crew at WotC do this year that caused the most rage for the guys here. With 10 major set releases and a ton of Secret Lairs we have a lot to go over! So much so we will be back next week with even more things to pass out awards for.

All that, plus our usual interstitial fodder, and all you have to do is Click the IB!!!


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2nd Annual CommanderCast Awards

Posted: January 3, 2022








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Sets that came out this year:

    1. Kaldheim 
    2. Kaldheim Commander decks
    3. Time Spiral Remastered
    4. Strixhaven
    5. Commander 2021
    6. Modern Horizons 2
    7. Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
    8. D&D: AFR Commander Decks 
    9. Innistrad Midnight Hunt (+ Commander decks)
    10. Innistrad Crimson Vow (+ Commander decks)


See also: Secret Lairs galore


Interstitial fodder, part 1

  1. Best Christmas cookie?
    1. Butter cookie
    2. O.G. sugar cookie
    3. Gingerbread cookie
    4. Shortbread cookie
    5. Pfefferneuse 
    6. BONUS: Struffoli
  1. Best Christmas song?
    1. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Darlene Love
    2. “All I Want for Christmas” – Mariah Carey
    3. “White Christmas” – Bing Crosby
    4. “O Holy Night” 
    5. “Carol of the Bells”
    6. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” – The Ramones
    7. “Fairytale of New York” – The Pogues 
    8. “Happy Christmas (war is over)”


The Categories 


Best new trend from WotC

  • WINNER: Mixing DnD & MtG / Rolling dice
  • Using applicable IPs in full sets
  • Dungeon crawls
  • Remastered old sets


Biggest swing-and-a-miss

  • Non-Indestructible Gods in Kaldheim
  • Strixhaven flip legendary creatures
  • Learn mechanic/Lessons
  • Venture into the dungeon mechanic
  • Day/Night mechanic
  • Boast mechanic
  • New Curses
  • WINNER: New Commander decks in every set


Most Raging-Inducing Act By WotC


Most forgettable product

  • Time Spiral Remastered
  • Kaldheim
  • WINNER: Strixhaven
  • Secret Lair anything


Tribes that got most love this year

  • WINNER: Spirits – 80
  • Squirrels – 5
  • Zombies – 63
  • Vampires – 67
  • Gods – 15
  • Werewolves – 35




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*Musical transitions shamelessly borrowed from the following ‘60s TV shows:

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