This entry is part 15 of 542 in the series CommanderCast
Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
CommanderCast’s weekly installments continue as S2E2 belches fourth from your speakers. Relish the belching, my people. We are joined this week by Mr. Nicholas Walsh, author of ‘There Can Only Be Fun’ over at Nick has provided his insight on a few topics this week, along with the usual goodness we’re running. Our episode this week is mostly based around his e-mailed topic submissions, so it only seemed natural to have him pop onto the show to dish on this stuff in person.

Otherwise, this week is the same CommanderCast stuff that we do every week. Your opinion on that being a good or bad thing is obviously subjective, but you’re here for a reason I assume.

Show notes and links below.

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00:00 to 06:30: Intro: Andy, Carlos, Byron and Nick introduce themselves and provide some quick news tidbits related to CommanderCast.

06:39 to 15:57: Free-For-All-Roundtable: Partial Paris Mulligans: Believe it or not, Partial Paris mulligans are actually a formalized part of the EDH rules. If you’re not playing with it, you’re house-ruling it. Did you know that? Apparently, lots of people don’t. We’re discussing the value of this mulligan system on the roundtable today.

16:09 to 33:57: Community: Tournaments:Between the Casualness Inquisition calling everyone with cards better than Craw Wurm a douschebag and the EDH Mafia predating on your local event,  Commander tournaments have caught a bit of a bad rap. Can these be good? How can you promote a local EDH tournament? What other issues revolve around the notion of a ‘casual format tournament’?
34:09 to 35:50: Community: Spotlight: Muse Vessel: Do you like casual Magic? What about things that are awesome? If so, you should probably check out the Muse Vessel, a new MTG blog that’s on-point when it comes to the casual multiplayer realm. I don’t actually even care about your answer to the first two questions, just go scope ’em.

36:06 to 53:08: Strategy: Hosers: When we talk Hosers, we don’t mean Canadians (necessarily). Instead we’re looking at cards that are often considered ‘too narrow’ because their effects might not do much in a given game, but Nick is on to a different theory. Beyond actually using them, WHEN should you use them, and which ones?

53:22 to 54:50: 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 TELEKINETIC BONDS.

55:06 to 75:48: Technology: Secret RECKLESS Tech: This Secret Tech, Nick is uppercutting your brain RIGHT IN THE NECK with some card selections. We are actually unleashing such torrents of Tech that it becomes uncontrolled at one point with us wildly spewing Tech all over the place, resulting in an uncontrolled Tech spill. Thus, this is actually RECKLESS Tech.
Nick’s Picks:
Common: Avenging Druid, Syphon Mind, Spreading Seas
Uncommon: Necromancy, Thornbite Staff, Constant Mists
Rare: Quicksilver Amulet, Bonehoard, Inferno (be advised: may kill guys who aren’t even playing)
76:10 to closing: Outtro.


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