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Hello everyone and welcome to the real CommanderCast Episode 281! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week Mark and Adam are over  the Off Color Deck ideas an moving on…. to just straight hating a color. I’m talking about straight hating a color  (looking at you island lovers out there ). But first the guys go over some recent news about the banned list.

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CommanderCast Episode 281

Posted: May 1, 2017








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Ban list update


Next week: What’s your favorite aspect of Magic’s history?


Worth listening: Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, ep. 252: The History of Magic: The Gathering, where author Titus Chalk discusses his new book Generation Decks: The Unofficial History of Gaming Phenomenon Magic: The Gathering.




What is color hate?


Should you play?

  • Feels targeted
  • Do you sideboard?
  • Is there a lot of variance in opponents?
  • You are weak to a limited color palette or strats


Our opinions on the applicability of color hate, should you play these cards.


If you play color hate, what kind should you play?


Three categories

  • Direct pain or gain from colors
  • Land type hate
  • Protection from color


Choosing the best ones

  • Best to play is not completely dead in hand otherwise
  • Better if effects many players
  • Better if you choose the color
  • Better if able to change the text or type (i.e, Sleight of Mind or Distorting Lens)
  • Better if against all colors except one (i.e., Inundate)


Color hate


Land type hate




Adam’s – spinal villain, jovial evil+Alliance of arms, volcanic eruption, Cinder cloud


Mark’s – All is Dust, Kormus Bell/Quicksilver Fountain, Deepwood Elder/Gaea’s Liege




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