This entry is part 427 of 542 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 399! Spoilers! This week Mark and Adam are talks about some more of the cards from Ikoria as they guys go over the new Cycles of cards like the Ultimatums! But first, the guys kick the show off with some new rules changes from the Rules Committee. They also go in deep thinking about the new Partners from Commander 2020!

All that, plus our usual interstitial fodder, and all you have to do is Click the IB!!!


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CommanderCast Episode 399

Posted: April 27, 2020








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The April 2020 Rules update from the RC



  • Rule 11 updated to enable the companion mechanic.
    • “Abilities which bring other card(s) you own from outside the game into the game (such as Living Wish; Spawnsire of Ulamog; Karn, the Great Creator) do not function in Commander.”
  • Rule 3 updated to further clarify companion.
    • “A Commander deck must contain exactly 100 cards, including the commander. If you’re playing a companion, it must adhere to color identity and singleton rules. While it is not part of the deck, it is effectively a 101st card.”
  • Lutri, the Spellchaser is banned.
  • Flash is banned.


Next update: June 29th (assuming that the Core 2021 prerelease is not moved)


Actual topic:

Brewing in times of spoilers: when to update and when not to update?


Interstitial fodder: 

  • As it turns out, Community is pretty good. Joel McHale is kind of awful, though.
  • The Hangover still holds up; in the running for best comedy of all time? (Fuck off Rotten Tomatoes, you hipster bastards.) 
  • Adam and Mark finally played a game of Magic together after hosting a weekly podcast for 4+ years.
  • More (constant?) Final Fantasy talk.




Building the “Partners with…” Commanders from Commander 2020




Talking about the new cycles in Ikoria.


Mythos cycle


Da’ Triomes


Da’ Crystals


New Ultimatums




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