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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 205! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! We’re recording this on June 25th, 2015.

This week William, Calvin, Mark, and Aaron are joined by Eric, aka Grampa Growth, one of our newest writers.  This week we talk about our favorite “Go-To” blocks, the sets we look at first when we need help with deck ideas and utility cards. Then Mark and Calvin ask for help figuring out how to build and play a Blue/Black Control deck. After that, the boys of Local Union 207 put in some serious elbow grease as they try to polish Boris Devilboon in our Entourage segment. We even have a on-the-spot field report from William, as he gives a quick rundown on what happened in his Commander Rotisserie draft.

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CommanderCast Episode 205

June 25th, 2015


Favorite Commanders This Week:

Aaron – Tymaret, the Murder King #BurgerKing

Clay – Borborygmos Enraged

Calvin – Ashling the Pilgrim

Eric – Chittering Rats

Mark – Doran, the Siege Tower, the Sir Mix-A-Lot build.


Weekly Schedule

Monday – CommanderCast Prime
Tuesday – Journey to Somewhere/Deck Builder’s Spotlight & “In General” – Thoughts on the ‘Dig Through Time’ Intuition Pump.
Wednesday – Strategy: “Decksplanations” – Velocity
Thursday – The Stack Episode #1
Friday – Technology: Sunforger Toolkit, by guest writer Steve

Dodo Bird videos the first of every month!


Community: Our favorite “Go-To” blocks for when we want something in utility or otherwise

Mark – Mirrodin & Scars of Mirrodin

Eric – Zendikar

Aaron – Time Spiral Block, Urza Block

Clay – Kamigawa block

Calvin – Ravnica


Strategy: Understanding how to build & play UB Control



Technology: Boris Devilboon, the Entourage




Mark – Bubbling Muck, Altar of Shadows, Keldon Twilight


Calvin – Skirsdag High Priest, Mark of the Oni, Bad Moon, Chaos Moon


Clay – Using Boris as a generator to sacrifice creatures:
Shivan Harvest, Mind Slash, Malevolent Awakening, Goblin Bombardment, Gate to Phyrexia, Contamination, Attrition


Aaron – Vulturous Aven, Call to the Grave, Demon of Wailing Agonies, Tyrant’s Familiar, Altar’s Reap


Eric – Sire of Insanity, Defiler of Souls





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

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

Eric – Email: grandpagrowth(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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

Clay – Email: edhpanda(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)EDHPanda // Stream info: Twitch: Pandalpaca // (at)Pandalpaca



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