This entry is part 13 of 523 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS

The last thirteen weeks of work have all been leading up to this hour and a half podcasting EVENT! Andy, Adam and Jeremiah sit down to close out our first season with a battery of topics that strike near the hearts of every Commander player out there. This includes our most-requested topic of all, a segment on the ‘Spirit of EDH’ and what it means for us, as well as a bit of discussion on the future of the format. We tried to keep somewhat in line with this topic as the theme for the whole podcast, also hitting up cards that made us feel like assholes and prison lock decks.

I would like to thank all of our listeners, supporters, and contributors for making this into a surprisingly productive experience. It is only because I have had the whole CommanderCast team backing me up, along with dozens of listeners keeping it real and sending it feedback, that the show has any kind of following today. This started with the concept of being a community-oriented podcast, and has blossomed into substantially more. I pride myself on keeping this one of the most interactive, accessible, and listener-oriented shows available on MtG and that would mean nothing without the feedback and support of our listeners.

We will be taking a scheduled break between this episode and our return for Season 2. I will be incommunicado for one week as of today, and will return to respond to all e-mails, Tweets, and the like as per usual. We will be producing work like articles, podcasts, and videos prior to Season 2 going live so we have a stockpile of content in case of unforeseen events. This will help keep the wheels turning so all you fiends are satisfied.

So, if you are somebody who has helped us out in the past with topic suggestions, feedback, or other ideas, please keep them coming. They’re the lifeblood of the show. If you have an interest in guest hosting, let me know. I will get back at you about it as soon as possible. If you know of or run a blog, YouTube channel, or some other form of media related of Commander or even just casual Magic, let me know about it so we can pimp it. It’s what I want to do. Most of all, if there’s another mode of interaction you would like to have with me or other members of the team, please let us know. We want to be on point like that.

I have some very exciting plans for Season 2, including but not limited to…

  • EVEN MOAR guest hosts!
  • Free-for-all Roundtables… with KNIVES
  • A live streaming, call-in episode of CommanderCast
  • More articles from more different writers

…and so on. If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need any coercion to come back in a few weeks. We’ll see you then. I hope you bring friends.

Show notes and links below. Enjoy.

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00:00 to 05:38: Intro: Andy, Adam and Jeremiah introduce themselves, discuss the mid-week update, and talk about the upcoming second season.
05:48 to 20:28: Free-For-All-Roundtable: Metalworker: Should Metalworker still be banned in Commander? While Jeremiah and Adam fight to the death Andy doesn’t really care. Our most epic Roundtable yet, with the time constraint removed the gloves come off!
20:35 to 22:30: Community Spotlight: Completely Casual: My man Dominik is doing some SERIOUS writing about playing casual Magic. Not strictly Commander related, but great content. Check him out at
22:45 to 56:24: Community: The ‘Spirit of EDH’: We finally cover the most-requested subject for the podcast, ‘The Spirit of EDH’, in a mega-segment devoted to one of the most controversial but interesting subjects related to the format. Be advised this discussion is long, far-reaching, and contains several sub-discussions.
56:44 to 67:18: Strategy: Hated Out: Prison Locks: “Uh oh, here comes my man with his Erayo deck. This game is pretty much ruined.” A stinkin’ ass prison lock would be as foul by any other name (Stasis, Hokori, Decree of Silence)… so why do we hate these decks? What makes them good? When should you play them, if ever?
67:36 to 70:30: Technology: Break My Card: It’s our new thing on Twitter. STRICTLY for our followers there because before this our e-mail guys got all the love (and the contest). Here’s how it works:

  • Once a week, I give you a single card. It can be anything.
  • You let me know how to use it via Twitter. It has to be in one Tweet. You can use short versions, abbreviations, and acronyms, but if I can’t decipher them you’re busted. You can’t send a second tweet, e-mail, or telegraph to explain what you mean.
  • You have to tell me what Commander will be in charge of the deck the card is used in. After that, you can say whatever; a combo? Some synergies? The type of deck it works in best? It’s up to you to do something awesome with the card.

This week’s card to break is BREATH OF FURY.

70:44 to 84:01: Technology: Asshole Cards: EDH players are often notoriously preachy about how they play for fun, and want everyone to have fun. Another thing Commander junkies are known for is being hypocrites. not wanting to be exceptions, we each trot out two cards that make us feel like assholes when we play them, and why… and maybe some justification. Be warned… we kind of come undone halfway through this one.
Adam’s Picks: Sorin Markov, Vicious Shadows
Andy’s Picks: Hinder, Destructive Force
Jeremiah’s Picks: Identity Crisis, Tainted Strike
84:14 to closing: Outtro.

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