This entry is part 4 of 79 in the series Rival's Duel

By Eric Bonvie and Nole Clauson

378127_10150441621792624_1477312954_n90x90 noleIn this episode, Eric and Nole are back to look at the “other” commanders in the 2013 Commander product, as well as argue the pros and cons of general denial, such as “tucking”, Nevermore, and Spin into Myth. As always, shownotes after the break.



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0:00-2:45 Intro and announcements:

Quit looking for Episode 2. It (like good sushi in Wyoming) does not exist! Seriously though, there are (as of this recording) 5 episodes of Rival’s Duel that are numbered 0, 1, 3, 4, and 5.

2:46-22:43- The “other” 2013 Commander Generals:

Last episode, we looked at the marquee commanders for the commander 2013 product. This week we look at the other (or as Nole calls them “b-side”) generals. While these are obviously not as powerful as the other commander decks (otherwise, they’d be on the front of the box) they still are worth discussing. We also briefly touch on the five reprinted commanders and if WotC made good choices.

22:44-34:10- General Denial- A big tucking problem:

General denial is one of the hot button issues for commander, between funky rules interactions, flavor feelings, and Social contract issues, no two people feel the exact same way about permanently (or quasi-permanently) taking away the headliner card of a commander deck. We argue about the validity of this style play from several perspectives. We also have a very long conversation about Gandalf and flavor, proving once and forever that Nole and Eric are geeks through and through.

34:11-End Closing and wrapups.

Contact Nole: Twitter: @MtGNole

Contact Eric: Twitter: @thatBonvieGuy

Thanks for listening!

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