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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 387! The Gods of Theros have returned in the newest set Theros Beyond Death. This week Mark and Adam are going over which ones have grown to be worthy of our devotion and which ones have lost the hearts of the people. We also go over a few sequel cards and try to figure out if Devotion is worth it in Commander. Plus, a ton of movie discussions for you to fight about in the comments.

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CommanderCast Episode 387

Posted: January 27, 2020








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Topic: What makes a good follow-up or “sequel” card?


Top 5 “sequel” cards in Magic


Adam’s list:

  1. Comet Storm (Fireball)
  2. Legion’s Landing (Kjeldoran Outpost)
  3. Shamanic Revelation (Collective Unconscious)
  4. Karn Liberated (Karn, Silver Golem)
  5. Jace, the Mind Sculptor (Jace Beleren)


Honorable Mentions:


Mark’s list:

  1. Neheb, the Eternal (Neheb, the Worthy)
  2. Elspeth, Sun’s Champion (Elspeth, Knight-Errant)
  3. Exsanguinate (Drain Life)
  4. Lotus Field (Lotus Vale)
  5. Ashiok, Dream Render (Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver)


Honorable Mention


Interstitial fodder:



  • Dr. Sleep: thumbs up


  • Sequelitis (watch this)


  • Barred for Life

Top 5 & bottom 5 movie sequels

  • Terminator 2
  • Aliens
  • The Dark Knight
  • Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
  • The Empire Strikes Back
    • Hot Takes: 
      • Army of Darkness
      • The Matrix: Reloaded


    • Honorable Mention: Bladerunner 2049, Godfather Part II
    • BAD sequels:


  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Grease 2
  • Highlander 3
  • Jaws, any after the first





The Gods, revisited (+ some Titans)


O.G. mono-colored Gods (plus some extras):



Gods of the new hotness:



Titans (Why didn’t we call this segment “Remember the Titans”? Swing & a miss)




Best Devotion cards



Honorable mentions: they made devotion counters??




One of these ways is an abomination


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