This entry is part 132 of 537 in the series CommanderCast





Every once in a while, our schedule is going to get a little…changed around. If you listened to last week’s show with Bennie Smith of SCG then you heard a show that was recorded AFTER this one. We go over the final guild in our Return to Ravnica Review: Golgari! Just what did the masters of life and death bring us this time around besides a new all-format star in Deathrite Shaman? We’ve brought our last Commandercast writer Brian on to go into it.

In keeping with the Golgari theme, we also talk about things that creep us out (it’s spiders for me, personally) but some good discussion comes out of recursion. Yes, it’s great in Commander to have recursion, but do you rely on it too much? I honestly can’t remember so I think I’ll be listening to this right along with you! Not only that, but the Golgari do a great job of providing for the poor and downtrodden of Ravnica, providing free food to those who need it. You can help by donating to Gifts Given 2013~! Check out the link, as well as the shownotes after the Ib.



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Commandercast Season 11 Episode 7

Recorded Oct. 16, 2013

Guest: Brian

Favorite Planeswalker:


Gifts Given 2013!


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So far our prize pool includes:

ONE XL-sized Boros T-shirt, the kind that Wizards sells on their website, kindly donated by my local gameshop, Fog of Dusk.

4-5 Alters by Kayla aka Zeico! You can see her Magic art/card alters here.

More alters by Ward!

A Full set of Commander pre-cons!

For every benchmark we reach, we’ll add more prizes to the pool!
(Also…I am bisexual and identify as a woman. Woot!)
Community: Things that scare us

William: Loud, scary, angry players.

Hostile and agressive players can really frighten players and make them slink back into submission, particuarly when they want to avoid conflict.

Calvin: The “silent” player

That player who just sits in the corner, passively playing with everyone without actually saying anything at all.


Strategy: Recursion!

Codex Shredder is a six-drop Regrowth for any deck that REALLY needs it.

Trading Post is just a swiss knife!

Sun Titan has been appearing in more and more of my decks just for it’s recursion.

Mnuemonic Wall and Archaeomancer are great for grabbing cards your color wants and can be blinked for extra value.

There are plenty of Commanders that are based entirely around recursion! Karador, Sharuum, Glissa (the traitor) and various other generals.


Technology: Golgari Review!

William: Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Vraska the Unseen, Lotleth Troll, Jarad’s Orders

Calvin: Korozda Guildmage, Golgari Charm, Corpsejack Menace

Brian: Abrupt Decay, Treasured Find, Deathrite Shaman


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

Cassidy – Email: FatStacksEDH(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)WriterofWrong


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