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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 229! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite,! We’re recording this on December 17th, 2015. this week, William, Calvin, and Clay are joined by Jon, aka Balduvian Bears! We wrap of the year by starting out with a quick discussion based on leaks which is quickly followed by how we test new cards for our decks. Then we move into the Commanders of 2015 and we go over a kinda award show/nominee style discussion that you can help us settle in the new year! So sit back, relax. and as always…

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CommanderCast Episode 229


Posted: December 21, 2015


Favorite Commanders:


Calvin – Alesha, Who Smiles at Death


Clay – Daghatar the Adamant


William – Maelstrom Wanderer


Celso – Omnath, Locus of Rage






Community: Leaks


Trick’s Article


Strategy: How do we playtest and know when to make changes?


Technology: Award Show


  • Meren of Clan Nel Toth — “Most likely to replace Jarad as commander”
  • Atarka, World Render — “Most likely to rip someone’s face off”
  • Omnath, Locus of Rage — “Most likely to kick Kool Aid Guy’s ass”
  • Ojutai, Soul of Winter — “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!” (Too much mana)
    • Runner-up goes to Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh
  • Drana, Liberator of Malakir — “Best rendition of ‘THIS IS SPARTA!!!'”
  • Nissa, Vastwood Seer — “Champion of the 2015 Hunger Games”
  • Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen — “The Other Champion of the 2015 Hunger Games that noone cares about and gets brainwashed by The Capitol” or “The Peta Award”
  • Dragonlord Silumgar — “Most likely to be on a sexy Dragonlords calendar, probably Mr. October”
  • Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper — “Runner-Up for the Lead Role in Castaway”
  • Arjun, the Shifting Flame — “Successor to Olmec in ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple'”
  • Munda, Ambush Leader — “World’s only Stone Temple Pilots fan”
  • Pia and Kiran Nalaar — “Best Porno Couple of 2015, Softcore category”
  • Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger — “Luchador of the Year”
  • Liliana, Heretical Healer — “I’m so pretty, oh so pretty award”
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang — “2015 Crossfit Champion”
  • Daghatar the Adamant — “Only Commander that no one likes or talks about except Commandercast”
  • Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest — “Karate Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Jackie Chan”
  • Zurgo Bellstriker — “Last remaining band member of Blue Oyster Cult”
  • Kytheon, Hero of Akros — “Most likely to star in the remake of the Fred Savage classic ‘The Wizard'”
  • Hixus, Prison Warden — “Most likely to be a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees”


-Best of 2015

Mizzix of the Izmagnus

Atarka, World Render

Dragonlord Atarka

Omnath, Locus of Rage


Card of the Year — Eight Fucking Bears


-Worst of 2015

Alhammarret, High Arbiter

Silumgar the Drifting Death

Daghatar the Adamant

Munda, Ambush Leader


– Most easily forgotten

Dwynen, GIlt-Leaf Daen

Alhammarret, High Arbiter

Ojutai, Soul of Winter

Hixus, Prison Warden


-Breakout Commander

Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper

Zada, Hedron Grinder

Karlov of the Ghost Council

Daxos the Returned


-Wth happened to this guy

Dragonlord Kolaghan

Zurgo Bellstriker

Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Ezuri, Claw of Progress




Celso — Twitter: (at)BalduvianBears // Facebook: (slash)BalduvianBears


CommanderCast  – Email: commandercast(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)Commandercast


William – Email: Wiehernandez(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)Blueram1409


Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com  // twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone


Clay – Email: EDHPanda(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)EDHPanda // Stream on Twitch: Pandalpaca (on twitter as (at)Pandalpaca)


Mark – Email: mahlerma(at)gmail(dot)com



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