Help Wanted

January 27, 2013

Posted by William aka BlueRam





Do you like comics and/or puzzles? I know I do!


There are plenty of comics on the intertronz for magic content (such as our guy David Lee and his Durdling Around series), but there could always be more! Specifically, we could always use more comics just for Commander players. That’s where YOU come in!

Right now, we’re looking for someone who’d be willing to do a weekly comic series for Commandercast (with normal submission rules applying). Of course it’d be on a volunteer basis since we don’t have any monies to pass out, but it’d be a great chance for some exposure and to show off to the internet that you’re not just a lurker,  you’re a content producer!

Topics can range from individual cards to crazy commander stories to stuff that’s happened on the podcast (I’m a big proponent of that last one)! As long as it’s Commander related, it’s got the go ahead.

I am looking for more QUALITY works, so do keep that mind as you’re submitting. If you don’t think that you could keep up the workload on a weekly schedule though, if the work’s good enough I’d be willing to take it on as a bi-monthly or monthly series.

Puzzle Maker

                                    I have NO idea what this has to do with Magic or Commander, but you should be JUST as creative.

If you’ve ever read “The Duelist” then you might know that for a good while Mark Rosewater (current head designer of R&D for WoTC) had a column he called “Magic: The Puzzling” where the reader had a pre-set board, and had to win on that turn, much like the daily chess puzzle in your local paper. I liked this idea so much that I thought Commandercast should be the one to bring it back, but with the obvious Commander twist.

So if you think that you’d enjoy creating some of these puzzles, go ahead and send some are way! We definitely want to make this a weekly series that people can enjoy and burn their brains on!

Although we want the puzzles to have some difficulty for the more experienced players, they shouldn’t frustrate the readers. We want to rate our puzzles on a 1-5 difficulty scale (with one being the lowest and 5 being the highest) and we want most of our puzzles to be in the 1-3 range with the occasional 4 or 5. I’d ask friends, family, and random people at the game store to try and solve these things beforehand to get a feel for how hard certain puzzles are.

If you have some stuff you’d like me to take a look at, go ahead and email me at Commandercast(at)gmail(dot)com. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!