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Hello everyone and welcome to a New Year with us here at! Today we bring you Part 2 of our CommanderCast Awards 2021!  Today we pass out awards to see what is the most overhyped card of the year, what card is the closes to being playable, the most underrated new card for Commander, the best new card that isn’t for Commander but we kinda wish it made the cut, and what did WotC do this year to Green that could be considered the best thing we gotten this year. 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.

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2nd Annual CommanderCast Awards, part 2

Posted: January 10, 2022








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Interstitial fodder, part 2

  1. Best New Year’s traditions
  2. New Year’s resolutions that lasted the shortest amount of time


The Categories 



Most Over-Hyped Card

  • Chatterfang, Squirrel General
  • Diamond Lion
  • Gaea’s Will
  • WINNER: Monologue Tax
  • Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider
  • Wandering Archaic // Explore the Vastlands
  • Wand of Orcus


Most Underrated New Card

  • Academy Manufactor
  • Demilich
  • Glorious Sunrise
  • WINNER: In Search of Greatness
  • Maskwood Nexus
  • Moonsilver Key
  • Sword of Hearth and Home
  • Weathered Runestone


Best card that’s nearly playable

  • Alibou, Ancient Witness
  • Extus, Oriq Overlord // Awaken the Blood Avatar
  • WINNER: Gorex, the Tombshell
  • Mavinda, Students’ Advocate
  • Narfi, Betrayer King
  • Plargg, Dean of Chaos // Augusta, Dean of Order
  • Replicating Ring


Best card that’s not for our format

  • Alrund’s Epiphany
  • Faceless Haven
  • Murktide Regent
  • WINNER: Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer


Best new thing Green does now

  • Life gain triggers (Strixhaven)
  • Make all lands Forests (Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth)
  • Make a shit ton of Treasure tokens (Old Gnawbone, Tireless Provisioner)
  • WINNER: Making dead creatures into Forests (Yedora, Grave Gardener)


Best new boring Simic value card

  • Adrix and Nev, Twincasters
  • Body of Research
  • Double Major
  • Esix, Fractal Bloom
  • Golden Ratio
  • Gretchen Titchwillow
  • WINNER: Manifestation Sage
  • Tanazir Quandrix
  • Wavesifter
  • Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy





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


  • 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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