This entry is part 24 of 538 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS

This is the call-in episode we’ve been anticipating for a while. I hinted about it on Twitter last season, but now it’s become a reality. For a little over a week, I’ve been asking people if they’re interested in making a CommanderCast appearance. Well, this week, eight of those people are getting UP IN THIS PIECE and we’re doing a sort of super Free-For-All Roundtable. Each caller has their own subject and we discuss them over the span of ten minutes apiece; me and Carlos are hosting, and we have two callers tagged in for any given subject. We’re getting a variety of viewpoints of a huge range of topics here.
Be advised this isn’t as focused as our usual podcast, and the organization is atypical, but we wanted to do something special and give our listeners a chance to be on the show. Keeping CommanderCast accessible has always been a huge priority for me, so this seemed like an ideal expression of that.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.



00:00 to 02:54: Intro: Introducing the podcast, your hosts, and a brief rundown of podcast news for the week.

02:58 to 1:33:05: SUPER Community: Call-In Episode: Introduction to the format for the episode; two callers, two hosts, ten minutes per caller subject. LET’S GET IT.

  • Brad’s Topic: Targeting Prioritization: In light of an ongoing forum discussion, Brad would like to talk about target prioritization and threat assessment, the Achilles heel of Commander tryhards everywhere.
  • Chris’ Topic: Targeted Land Destruction: In a recent deck he built, Chris has started to use target land destruction like Dwarven Blastminer and is curious about how much is enough, when you have too much, and what kind of cards that fulfill this role provide the best value.
  • Justin’s Topic: Colour Preferences: How many colours do you like to use, and why? What’s the advantage of mono-coloured vs multi-coloured? How do you stay away from all the ‘mandatory’ colour staples?
  • Jars’ Topic: White-Border Only: We talk about a deckbuilding challenge where we construction the ugliest deck ever… one with only white-borders. What kind of cards do you have available? What colours would be feasible? Also, this is what Raging River does.
  • Omar’s Topic: Ban List and Tuck: Porting a debate from the real, Omar brings up some people’s interest in changing the ‘official’ rules; namely, the banned list and how ‘tuck’ effects work.
  • Calvin’s Topic: Playstyle and Effectiveness: Have you ever built a deck that worked really well, but didn’t like playing? That’s what we’re talking about here. How can you remedy this issue? Also some more general discussion about branching out and playing different types of decks.
  • Adrian’s Topic: Scars of Mirrodin and EDH-Centric Design: Adrian presents the idea that Scars block appears to have Commander in mind more than prior blocks. What kind of impact could this have on the format? Is it good, bad, or ugly?
  • Shoe’s Topic: The Ultimate Showdown: This is a multiplayer format that requires sixteen people to play. Click the link for more. It’s… kind of crazy.
1:33:07 to closing: Outtro.
  • General show contact/E-Mail Andy: CommanderCast(at)gmail(dot)com
  • To E-Mail Carlos: cag5383(at)gmail(dot)com
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