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Hello everyone and welcome to a New Year with us here at! Today we bring you Part 4 of our CommanderCast Awards 2021!  Today we pass out awards to see what is the Best new land cycle, what cards are the Most linear and the Most flexible new commanders, the Best new staple, what we think is the Most “Commander” card, and more! 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, part 4

Posted: January 31, 2022








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Last episode we talked about:


Best Needed Reprint (“The List” doesn’t count)


Best Out-of-Nowhere Reprint


Best mythic reprint no one was asking for (The Tree of Redemption Award)


Best better-than-functional reprints (i.e., Best new reason to stop running X (Clone/Divination/Darksteel Ingot/etc.—)


Best O.G. Callback to an old card/character 


Best new honorary Cronenberg


Best New Boros Card


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Best new land cycle


Best new staple


Most linear new commander


Most flexible new commander


Most “Commander” card


Our favorite new commanders of the year






Our favorite new cards of the year:






Interstitial fodder, part 4

  1. Adam’s top 3 (video games, comics, and movies) of 2021
    1. Video games
      1. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
      2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    2. Comics/books
      1. Sandman audiobook
      2. X-men HOX POX→Inferno
      3. X-tinction agenda
    3. Movies
      1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
      2. Shang Chi
      3. New Mutants


  1. Mark’s top 3 (video games, comics, and movies) of 2021
    1. Vidja games:
      1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker & Wrath of the Righteous
    2. Comics/Books:
      1. “The White Darkness” (novella/article) by David Gran
      2. Depressing realism pick: 
        1. The Afghanistan Papers, by Craig Whitlock
      3. Fun pick:
        1. Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History, Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Sam Witwer
    3. Movies/TV shows:
      1. Dune
      2. Runner up: Mare of Easttown




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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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