This entry is part 517 of 529 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 475! With spring coming, Covid-19 restrictions being lowered or removed, and stores trying to go back to normal tournament play…(Yes I’ve waited literal years to lay this egg… let me have this) It’s time to put the Gathering back in Magic! This week Mark and Adam are going over In-Store Events. Your LGS needs you now more than ever and the best way they can get you out of your bed and into some folding chairs is to offer you a chance to… put stickers on a poster… look I did say it was a great idea ok! Today we first look at what some of those events are, some from the past that might be better, and voice our opinions on if it’s worth doing at all. We then take a quick look at ways to shore up some of your game plans for when your Commander is out to lunch. Secondary win strategies, back-up Commanders, and more will be discussed in order to help you sneak in more wins. We wrap things up with a quick look at an article from Ben Bleiweiss over at Star City Games where he talks about the Top 25 WORST cards in Magic.

All that, plus our usual interstitial fodder, and all you have to do is Click the IB!!!

 

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This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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By Billy

 

The gods have been angered! Fear their unyielding wrath!

 

Ok, maybe that is a little over dramatic. What we’ve got here is a pile of enchantment creature tokens I found inspiring a little project.

 

The central theme of this horde was initially going to be getting Constellation triggers, but after looking at the options too many Constellation cards required decisions that couldn’t easily be ruled for the horde. Then there was Eidolon of Blossoms, which initially looked good, right up until I realized it would cause the horde to draw its whole deck off the triggers. Do not let the low Constellation count fool you; this horde is brutal and remarkably synergistic.

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This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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By Billy

 

Today I’m going to be discussing two different hordes, both of which I’ve been wanting to build for quite a while but never felt like there were enough Horde-playable cards for the tribes. That’s right: it’s Kor and Vampires Tribal!

 

Just kidding.

 

I’m talking about Eldrazi and Allies Hordes. These are two horde ideas that have been bouncing around my head since I’d first heard of Horde, but I wasn’t sure how to build them in interesting and fun ways. Thanks to Magic’s return to Zendikar, I feel like I have the tools available to produce hordes that are worthwhile and provide enough of a different spin on the format to feel different from other, more standard hordes.

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Notions of Horde: Zombies

February 4, 2016

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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By Billy

 

It happens to every group at some point. Tensions start running high, and maybe people need something inanimate to take that out on. I like it, because it appeals to the game designer in me. Quite a few video games ship with level editors these days, but very few board games do. Horde gives a unique outlet for that creative urge. In my second (of what I hope to be many) sporadic articles about my adventures in Horde design, I’m going to discuss the first horde I built: Zombies.

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This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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by Billy

 

August 29, 1997. Skynet becomes self-aware at 2:14 AM. In retaliation for its human handlers attempting to shut it down, it launches a nuclear strike against all of humanity. The survivors would call it Judgment Day. It is now the distant future–the year 2000–and you and your fellow commanders must lead the resistance against the onslaught of machines.

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This entry is part 76 of 529 in the series CommanderCast

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
After we recorded this one, I got an email from Sam saying he really enjoyed it and would love to be on again, which blew my mind because this ‘cast was the biggest clusterfuck ever organization-wise. And yet here it is for you, dutifully arriving on time for Monday. It’s the kickoff to Variants Week here at CommanderCast, so you know this episode is crammed so full of variant-related goodness that it’s ready to burst with all kinds of weird gameplay stipulations you can mop up and ooze over your normal Commander sessions.

…that made it sound incredibly unappealing.

Anyway, I have Andrew and Imshan on this show as well, and Andrew is drunk I think. It’s something to behold.

In other news…

  • The Season Finale will have a Mailbag segment. If you have something yo want us to discuss, send it to CommanderCast(at)gmail(dot)com.
  • I am working on Gifts Given 2012, which will involve t-shirts. If you want to learn more, click here.
  • With the advent of Season Seven I am also looking for more affiliates to jam with. If you produce EDH content online, get in touch with me and let’s talk.

Show notes and pertinent links below. Enjoy.

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