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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 263! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite,! This week Mark and Adam talk Kaladesh! They go over the Commanders, new cards, and step up on the soapbox as they go over a few of the new mechanics in the set.


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CommanderCast Episode 263

Posted: October 3, 2016








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DISCUSS: New Kaladesh mechanics:


Energy counters

Designer #1: “You know what this game needs?”

Designer #2: “More fiddly tokens to keep track of?”

Designer #1: “Man, you read my mind!”




Designer #1: “Those new energy tokens are sweet, huh?”

Designer #2: “Preach it, brother. We are like this close [holds up thumb and forefinger into little squishy motion in front of his face] to making this thing into a full-on board game. Screw those people that didn’t like Arena of the Planeswalkers.”

Designer #1: “I know, right?  Hey, what if we just threw in a whole ‘nother card type into this set, too.  Let’s make it like Equipment, but more confusing.”

Designer #2: “I’ve never said this to another person before, but I think I love you.”


Fabricate – “When this permanent enters the battlefield, you may put [X] +1/+1 counters on it. If you don’t, create [X] 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens.”


Designer #1: “Did you finish revising the seating chart for the wedding yet? There is no way that my Uncle Gary should be sitting next to your Aunt Mildred.”

Designer #2: “I will, I promise, but there’s still something that’s bothering me about this new set.  I feel like it’s missing something.”

Designer #1: “Look, we’ve already created new & confusing tokens and card types, goofy little symbols, and added some sweet filigree edging on the card frames.  What else could we possibly toss in at this point?”

Designer #2: “Ugh, I don’t know.  I just feel like it needs something that can abuse Doubling Season even more than it already is, ya know? Maybe a new keyword that makes counters and tokens?”

Designer #1: “That is an amazing idea, but MaRo will never let us put that on a card.”

Designer #2: “What if we invite him to the wedding?”


Strategy:  (The only strategy for spoilers is to buy singles instead of a box.  Strategy segment over.)




Shameless Theorycraft: Cards we’re excited for in Commander


New Commanders/Planeswalkers:



Planeswalker decks:



Adam – Gearhulks, Fateful Showdown, Fumigate, Unlicensed Disintegration, Cloudblazer, Cultivator’s Caravan, Panharmonicon, Foundry Inspector, all the new lands


Mark –

Aethersquall Ancient

Insidious Will

Deadlock Trap

Aetherflux Reservoir Or “Aetherfux” in rules text on the Mythic Spoiler page. <giggle>

Aetherworks Marvel


Sweet Reprints & “Kaladesh Inventions” (#Icanfinallyaffordmanacrypt):


Holy Schnikes!: man, where do we even start?  I’m going to spend way too much money on these things.




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