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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 204! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! We’re recording this on June 17th, 2015.

This week William,, Calvin, Mark, and Aaron are joined by Stark aka StarkMaximum, a huge fan of the show and long time listener.  This week we talk about theme decks. what makes a theme deck a theme deck? Is it all one type or is there room for creatures that aren’t of a shared type to be in it? we also go over what we think of as themes, plus we go over a few personal creature types we wish got just a little bit more love.

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Commandercast Episode 204


June 17th, 2015




Favorite Commanders This Week:


Aaron – Tymaret, the Murder King #BurgerKing


Stark –  Akroma, Angel of Wrath


Calvin – Purphoros, the Defiled


Mark – Adun Oakenshield (Commander ‘95!), inspired by Dodo Bird Commander writer Josh Jurgensen’s latest article on Ifh-Bíff Efreet. READ IT! (It’s pretty awesome.)


William – Ashling the Pilgrim

Weekly Schedule


Monday – Commandercast Prime

Tuesday – Journey to Somewhere/Deck Builder’s Spotlight

Wednesday – Strategy

Thursday – Free For All Articles/Rival’s Duel

Friday – Technology


Dodo Bird videos the first of every month!


Community: What constitutes a tribal deck? That could sound intuitive, but I don’t think it is. Both Uriah over at CMDR Decks and Sheldon Menery feel that with design lacking for certain types, especially Legends, tribal could be defined as a majority percentage of the creatures in the deck.




Strategy:  Are there advantages to playing niche tribes (say, minotaurs) over established ones like Elves? How to build weird tribes, pros and cons, etc.


Technology:  Tribes We’d Like To See Get More Love.


William – Weirds, Tribal Kiora, saprolings


Mark – ALLIES!!, Ninjas, & Illusions


Stark – Phoenixeseses, Plants, Knights


Calvin – Gargoyles, Frogs,


Aaron – Rogues. Rhinos.




William – Email: wiehernandez(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)blueram1409


Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com  // twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone


Stark – Email: el.starko(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)starkmaximum


Mark – Email: mahlerma(at)gmail(dot)com


Aaron – Email: unclelanddrops(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)UncleLanddrops




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