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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 251! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite,! We’re recording this on June 23rd, 2016. This week William, Calvin, Clay, and Mark bring you the first Monthly Patron’s Choice! Three  people who have donated $3 or more are having their chance to make us talk about three topics of their choice! Want to know what the topics are?!?! Well….

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CommanderCast Episode 251


Posted: June 23rd, 2016


Favorite Commanders:


William – Kaalia of the Vast  (New Kaalia List!)


Calvin – Ashling the Pilgrim


Clay – Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh, Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice


Mark – Angus MacKenzie








Community: Is it okay to run Praetor’s Grasp, Extract or Grinning Totem and other cards that lobotomize cards?


Sadistic Sacrament, Bitter Ordeal, Cranial Extraction,  Praetor’s Grasp, Jester’s Cap, Slaughter Games, Infinite Obliteration, Denying Wind, Extract, Hide//Seek, Supreme Inquisitor


Strategy: Three Ways to Build a Commander


Three (or more) ways to build decks around the same general. I would choose something competitive and popular, like say {ANIMAR}, and give suggestions on how to build him based on the five player archetypes: Timmy, Johnny, Spike, Vorthos and Melvin


Technology: Top Fogs


RED FOGS: Impulsive Maneuvers, Glacial Crevasses


BLUE FOGS” Energy Field, Statecraft, Well-Laid Plans


William: Kami of False Hope/Spore Frog, Moment’s Peace, Dawn Charm


Calvin: has got nothing this week.  Don’t hate; it happens to all of us sometimes.


Clay: Arachnogenesis, Moon Mist, Constant Mists


Mark: Darkness, Gossamer Chains, Frontline Strategist


“Fogs” that are not Fogs: [/card]Flash Foliage[/card], Curtain of Light, Dazzling Beauty


Honorable Mention for worst card with the most badass Trapper Keeper art: Indestructible Aura





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