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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 233! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite,! We’re recording this on January 21st, 2016. This week William, Clay, and Mark are joined by Cassidy (and his beard) from We go over the latest set, Oath of the Gatewatch! So sit back, relax, and …

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CommanderCast Episode 233

Posted: January 18, 2016

Favorite Commanders:

Guest: Cassidy – Omnath, Locus of Mana YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE NATH

Calvin – ???

William – Avacyn, Guardian Angel

Clay – Zada, Hedron Grinder

Mark – Brian Stoutarm, AKA Stouty-No-Doubty plunders his local graveyard.







Community: EDH Rules Committee Update

  • Prophet of Kruphix takes a well-deserved ban hammer to the face.
  • Make ALL THE MANA: rainbow edition.
  • Vancouver takes its first step toward world domination (of mulligan rules).
    • Per Helene Bergeot’s article on the Mothership:
      • 103.4. Each player draws a number of cards equal to his or her starting hand size, which is normally seven. (Some effects can modify a player’s starting hand size.) A player who is dissatisfied with his or her initial hand may take a mulligan. First, the starting player declares whether or not he or she will take a mulligan. Then each other player in turn order does the same. Once each player has made a declaration, all players who decided to take mulligans do so at the same time. To take a mulligan, a player shuffles his or her hand back into his or her library, then draws a new hand of one fewer cards than he or she had before. If a player kept his or her hand of cards, those cards become the player’s opening hand, and that player may not take any further mulligans. This process is then repeated until no player takes a mulligan. (Note that if a player’s hand size reaches zero cards, that player must keep that hand.) Then, beginning with the starting player and proceeding in turn order, any player whose opening hand has fewer cards than his or her starting hand size may scry 1.(*emphasis added)



Strategy: New Commanders

General Tazri

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

Linvala, the Preserver

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

Jori En, Ruin Diver

Mina and Denn, Wildborn

Kozilek, the Great Distortion




Oath of the Gatewatch!!!

Planeswalkers – Nissa and Chandra

William – Baloth Null, Void Shatter, Needle Spires

Clay – World Breaker, Endbringer, Captain’s Claws

Cassidy – Thought-Knot Seer Sphinx of the Final Word Goblin Dark-Dweller





Cassidy – Cassidy(at)thegaminggoat(dot)com

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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