This entry is part 433 of 542 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 403! This week Mark and Adam are talking about some new rules changes again! This time it’s the companions that got the stink-eye from WotC! But first, the Banned Hammer is swinging down and this time it’s on some cards you probably wouldn’t expect but once you hear why you’ll understand. The guys finish the episode off by discussing a few spoilers from M21 that tickle their fancy.

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


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CommanderCast Episode 403

Posted: June 15, 2020








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From the mothership: Depictions Of Racism In Magic



  • Invoke Prejudice
  • Cleanse
  • Stone-Throwing Devils
  • Pradesh Gypsies
  • Jihad
  • Imprison
  • Crusade


(*Editor’s Note: I intentionally didn’t use links for these card images so as not to perpetuate the depiction of racist and offensive imagery on these cards.)


Interstitial fodder: 

  • Zelda 2 is in the rearview window. Thank God. 
  • The Midnight Gospel & Space Force are probably not shows you should watch
  • Ikoria mechanics all suck 




Companion Rules Change: there’s no such thing as a free lunch

(June 1, 2020 Banned And Restricted Announcement)


“Once per game, any time you could cast a sorcery (during your main phase when the stack is empty), you can pay 3 generic mana to put your companion from your sideboard into your hand. This is a special action, not an activated ability. It happens immediately and can’t be responded to. It can’t be countered or stopped by cards like Phyrexian Revoker.”


  • Do we care about this?
  • Were companions ever that popular in our format?




More previews!! New M21 cards we’re excited about.






Honorable mentions:


(See also: nifty reprints in M21.)




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And a big thanks to everyone here at the CommanderCast Network. We’ll see you next week with more community, strategy, and technology. Until then, LET’S GET IT!

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