The Talk – Ep 89



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The Talk – Ep 89

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 89 Community Spotlight:
    1. @MothershipGames – 09:15, 26:28, 44:05
    2. @commandcast – 32:27
    3. @edhrec – 34:51
    4. @JoshLeeKwai – 36:07
    5. @dpkrausejr – 37:28
  3. Main Topic – The Talk (The Decks and the Dice)
    1. Why have the talk?
      1. To make sure everyone is on the same page regarding what kind of game is being played.
      2. To ensure everyone has fun. I think if you ask most people, they would say they have a better time playing Magic when the games are close/even
      3. Anecdotes about the talk.
      4. Questions you can ask:
        1. What do you think the power level of your deck is from 1-10?
        2. Are you running combos?
        3. How fast do you usually win? How many turns do your games usually last?
        4. Are you playing mass land destruction
      5. The more you have the talk, the easier it will be to bring up in the future.
        1. People will also see you as someone who strives to play balanced/Fun games.
    2. Why might it be hard to have the talk
      1. Anxiety
      2. New people
    3. Pubstomping
      1. Definition: When an organized team of friends/clan members plays against a team of “pubs” – random people who join a public server.
      2. Does this happen? Probably, but not nearly as much as one might think.
      3. I think sometimes CEDH players can get a bad wrap in this regard. I don’t think there are CEDH Boogey men out there, trolling events, trying to ruin folks days.
      4. We should all remember: “Magic is a game for everyone”, there are all kinds of ways to play and just because one playstyle doesn’t fit you, doesn’t invalidate it or mean others don’t enjoy Magic in that way.
    4. Evaluating your decks
      1. On average most people I’ve played say their decks are between six and seven on the power scale.
      2. I’ve often found not all decks people play feel as powerful as they say, sometimes they are lower or higher.
        1. This happens because there really is not standardized scale by which to measure your deck. This is a very hard problem to solve, because there are so many nuances in the power level of a deck
        2. I don’t think people are intentionally dishonest about the power of their decks.
        3. Maybe in their playgroup their deck does amazing and they think it’s higher
        4. Perhaps it is the opposite and they do not as well in their playgroup despite their deck being very powerful. Maybe because the rest of their playgroup has super ultra mega powerful decks
        5. Ryan and Zack talk about how they would rate their decks
          1. Ryan – Grenzo, 6-6.5
            1. Deck link: https://www.topdecked.me/decks/9b3fdf2b-82ca-4f6a-b859-9e7feae1e5ef
            2. Has a theme, but plays some cards that are kinda bad, like Dark-Dweller Oracle
            3. Has some powerful cards, like Mindslaver, but no way to recur it.
            4. Also has Gauntlet of Might, which can get out of hand pretty quickly
            5. Also, playing cards like Indomitable Creativity, which has high variance
            6. But can also just draw Insurrection and win a game
          2. Zack – Saheeli 7.5 – 8
            1. Deck link: https://www.topdecked.me/decks/d5fbf9d2-2a66-4d44-afc2-904954f16ea5
    5. How to prepare for playing with people you don’t know at your LGS or big event
      1. Bring decks of varying power levels.
        1. Often times I let the other players know about 3-4 decks I have with me, and I see if they are interested in playing against any of them.
      2. Be prepared to have the talk. I’d even go so far as to say that YOU dear viewer should try and initiate the talk.
      3. (Ryan and Zack roleplay a talk)
        1. Ryan will initiate the talk
        2. Zack will introduce himself
        3. Ryan asks Zack questions (Zack is playing Muldrotha) Ryan will eventually suggest he plays his Gonti deck
    6. Mothership Games, our LGS, now has a two days set aside for EDH one more competitive / combo and one for newer more casual players
      1. Trying to make an inviting event that caters to newer/more casual players is GOOD for our format. It will bring new players to our community, and that is a win for everyone.
    7. Summary. We all want to play GOOD games of Magic. Even though it may be a little outside your comfort zone, having the talk can lead to a better overall experience, and even opens up lines of communication after the game, to discuss how it went. The more we all take measures such as having the talk, the better the game gets for everyone involved, it’s a win-win.
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    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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    7. Zack individually @z4ck38
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MF’in in Los Angeles! – Ep 88



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 88 Community Spotlight:
    1. @ketjak – 3:06, 9:04, 29:38, 32:41, 34:48, 51:31
    2. @ghirapurigears – 9:04, 29:35, 35:55
    3. @commanderinmtg – 3:06
    4. Mark Poole – 4:45
    5. @postrk – 4:56
    6. @PeteVenters – 5:24
    7. @BaxaArt – 5:37
    8. Mark Tedin – 6:03
    9. @howardlyonart – 7:39
    10. Dragon and Meeple – 9:04, 20:18
    11. @CommandersBrew – 9:37, 29:58, 48:19
    12. Jeremy Ferrell – 11:24
    13. @djbooba – 16:04
    14. @GavinVerhey – 23:50
    15. @snoobic – 26:30, 30:45, 34:54, 41:46
    16. @JoshLeeKwai – 30:04, 39:00
    17. @MTGVincent – 30:27, 34:54, 43:30
    18. @Pattapit – 30:45, 34:54, 35:55, 41:46, 42:35
    19. @BentzMr – 31:03, 51:41
    20. @goberthicks – 31:21, 35:55
    21. @theMMcast, @Kesswylie, @benbatemanmedia – 35:12
    22. @SwordsToPlow – 35:56
    23. @SeanTabares – 37:50, 51:41, 54:49
    24. @andyhullbone – 51:41, 54:49
    25. @KingCash_7191 – 41:54, 44:07
    26. @CraigBlanchette – 43:26
    27. @trbrtsn – 43:26
    28. @DanaFischerMTG – 44:07
    29. @Orelav31 – 46:54
    30. @CFBEvents – 55:38
    31. @jumbocommander – 56:38
  3. Main Topic – Magic Fest Los Angeles Wrap Up
    1. Best Things
      1. Friday
        1. Burritos by Phil’s house (Juanito’s)
        2. Having cards signed
        3. Dinner at Poke Bowl place.
        4. Dragon and Meeple
          1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGzOk4wwk1Q
          2. Interviews
            1. Jeremy (Ferrell)
            2. Jimmy (Kovacs) (@djbooba)
            3. Chris (Buskirk) Proprietor of Dragon and Meeple (https://www.facebook.com/dragonandmeeple/)
            4. Gavin Verhey (@GavinVerhey)
          3. Ryan and Zack played a game with the Commander’s Brew Crew and Ryan won with a dirty deck…
          4. Zack played with Kenji and some other dudes, was about to combo out, when someone used Soul Conduit to switch his life total and Kenj flashed in Bogardan Hellkite
            1. Ryan watched the end of this game and it was awesome to watch the 3 underdogs go crazy and high five each other
        5. Meeting other content creators
          1. Commanderin’
          2. The Commander’s Brew
          3. Josh Lee Kwai
        6. Meeting awesome new people
          1. Vinny
          2. Nic and Kenji
          3. Andy Bentley
          4. Olivia Golbert Hicks (@goberthicks) (Who also makes awesome metal stuff, including a SWEET Vial Smasher that JLK showed us)
      2. Saturday
        1. Burritos by Phil’s house
        2. Frank & Sons
          1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQsjRlz9S1g

          2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ZmUznPLVc
        3. Went to a party hosted by Masters of Modern (Alex Kessler and Ben Bateman)
        4. Played an awesome DnD type Commander game where Nick played a Zedru Deck that has “Dungeons” and “Boss Monsters” that was designed by Sean (@SwordsToPlow)
          1. https://deckstats.net/deck-18500263-ce1f60cf478fb3f8dc23e611fe368a90.html
      3. Sunday
        1. Burritos by Phil’s house
        2. Ryan and Zack play a game of EDH with Josh Lee Kwai, and Ian and Levi
        3. Meeting and having Cassius Marsh tweet out a picture with Zack
          1. https://twitter.com/KingCash_7191/status/1102420026584260609
        4. Ryan got to play a game with Craig Blanchette, Vinny T, and Terry Robertson
        5. Cassius talking to Dana Fischer (@DanaFischerMTG), who is the youngest person to make day two of a GP
        6. Ryan and Zack look at vendors
        7. Phillip (#mtgdad)
        8. ZOMG Zack found a highly desirable playmat!
        9. Denny’s
          1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5xSZ9qL1E

  1. Worst Things
    1. Wearing flip flops on Saturday
    2. Falling asleep while playing games
    3. The Commander’s Brew guys didn’t bring rejected chocolates from Butler’s Wife…
    4. No play space on Saturday
      1. https://twitter.com/CommandersBrew/status/1102051644706078721?s=20
  2. Summary
    1. MF LA was awesome!
  3. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
    3. Facebook –
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      3. Official Page:
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    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
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Magic Fest LA Prep – Ep 87



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Magic Fest LA Prep – Ep 87

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 87 Community Spotlight:
    1. @MothershipGames – 6:37
    2. @UltimateGuard – 6:37
    3. @commanderinmtg – 10:24
    4. @ketjak – 10:24, 16:01, 16:51, 21:56, 22:15
    5. @ghirapurigears – 10:24, 16:01, 22:15
    6. @CommandersBrew – 10:24,
    7. @SeanTabares – 10:24, 16:01, 16:51, 22:15
    8. @andyhullbone – 10:24, 16:01, 16:51, 22:15
    9. @PeteVenters – 11:27
    10. @postrk – 11:27
    11. @BaxaArt – 13:07
    12. Mark Poole – 13:29
  3. Thank everyone for listening. You can always leave us a review in the iTunes store.
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      3. Official Page:
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    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
      1. twitch.tv/greenegeek
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

Deck Tech: Grenzo, Havoc Raiser – Ep 86



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 86 Community Spotlight:
    1. @UltimateGuard – 01:54
    2. @MothershipGames – 02:36, 33:31
    3. @commanderinmtg – 19:05, 21:59, 37:25
    4. @CommandersBrew – 25:33
  3. Main Topic – Grenzo, Havoc Raiser
    1. Slot Theory
      1. General discussion about how decks can only have so many slots
      2. If your deck was 39 land and the rest Opt, it would be very bad
      3. Modal cards are awesome, because they essentially “increase” the number of slots in your deck
      4. Lands with spell-type effects, such as Academy Ruins, also basically increase the number of slots in your deck
      5. If you set up a “Slot Table” for your deck, you can make sure that you have enough of the types of effects that you want in your deck
    2. Grenzo Deck Tech
      1. Deck Statement: Mr. OPC! (aka Mono-Red Other People’s Cardboard)
      2. I came up with the Slot Table for this deck, before I selected any cards to go in it. I have no idea if the numbers I have picked for each slot are correct, but I’ll refine that after playing with the deck more
      3. Number in Parenthesis was at the start, number after is how many ended up in the deck
      4. Land – (39)
        1. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
        2. Terrain Generator
        3. Myriad Landscape
        4. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
        5. Kher Keep
        6. Hanweir Battlements
        7. String Mine
        8. Wasteland
        9. 31 Mountains
      5. Card Draw (10) 11
        1. Skullclamp
        2. Experimental Frenzy
        3. Prophetic Flamespeaker
        4. Dark-Dweller Oracle
        5. Endless Atlas
        6. Vance’s Blasting Cannons
        7. Outpost Siege
        8. Oracle’s Vault
        9. Commune with Lava
        10. Apex of Power
        11. Chandra, Torch of Defiance
      6. Ramp (10) 12
        1. Sword of the Animist
        2. Mana Geyser
        3. Curse of Opulence
        4. Mox Amber
        5. Surveyor’s Scope
        6. Wayfarer’s Bauble
        7. Burnished Hart
        8. Gauntlet of Might
        9. Ruby Medallion
        10. Explorer’s Scope
        11. Trove of Temptation
        12. Sol Ring
      7. OPC (15) 13
        1. Treasure Nabber
        2. Chaos Wand
        3. Stolen Strategy
        4. Etali, Primal Storm
        5. Dire Fleet Daredevil
        6. Mindslaver
        7. Oblivion Sower
        8. Captivating Crew
        9. Dualcaster Mage
        10. Wild Ricochet
        11. Insurrection
        12. Hellkite Tyrant
        13. Helm of Possession
        14. Mindclaw Shaman
      8. Single Target Removal (4) 4
        1. Chaos Warp
        2. Electrodominance
        3. Volcanic Offering
        4. Grab the Reins
      9. Mass Removal (3) 3
        1. Blasphemous Act
        2. Indomitable Creativity
        3. Chandra, Flamecaller
      10. Commander Synergy (5) 5
        1. Break Through the Line
        2. Bedlam
        3. Disrupt Decorum
        4. Urabrask the Hidden
        5. Fumiko the Lowblood
      11. Token Maker (4) 4
        1. Siege-Gang Commander
        2. Tempt with Vengeance
        3. Krenko, Mob Boss
        4. Hanweir Garrison
      12. Flex Slots (9) 8
        1. Vandalblast
        2. Loyal Apprentice
        3. Goblin Matron
        4. Goblin Sharpshooter
        5. Feldon of the Third Path
        6. Sensei’s Divining Top
        7. Sunbird’s Invocation
        8. Scroll Rack
      13. Summary
        1. This deck is #HellaDopeLitFam
        2. I’ve played it Twice, and it was super fun each time. I really like how it fits my play style, but I had to be super creative to come up with cards, based on the number of slots I picked for each category
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38


EDH Finance with Jason Alt – Ep 85



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EDH Finance with Jason Alt – Ep 85

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the  music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 85 Community Spotlight:
    1. @JasonEAlt
    2. @BrainstormBrew
    3. @Chosler88 – 7:27, 11:07
    4. @OrzhovDunn – 14:47, 53:08
    5. @benbatemanmedia – 14:50
    6. @theMMcast – 14:50
    7. @GavinVerhey – 30:37, 50:55
    8. @JoshLeeKwai – 31:53
    9. @edhrec – 35:08, 43:31, 49:26
    10. @jumbocommander – 35:07
    11. @deckstats – 40:03
    12. @archidekt – 40:03
    13. @TCGplayer – 41:03
    14. @commandcast – 41:58
    15. @Card_Kingdom – 44:33, 47:07, 51:39
    16. @mathimus55 – 44:36, 52:49
    17. @EDHRECast – 44:36, 52:49
    18. @CoolStuffInc – 53:44
    19. @mtgprice – 54:05
  3. Main Topic – EDH Finance with Jason Alt
    1. Financial analysis of C18 product
      1. Scryfall search for C18 cards that are NOT reprints, sorted by price (descending): https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac18+-is%3Areprint&order=usd&as=checklist
      2. Scryfall search for C18 cards that ARE reprints, sorted by price (descending): https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac18+is%3Areprint&order=usd&as=checklist
      3. Previous value for Commander products (prices from TCGPlayer.com as 2/5/2019)
        1. All 4 C18 decks $115.77 (Shipping included)
          1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac18+-is%3Areprint&unique=cards&as=checklist&order=usd&dir=desc
        2. All 4 C17 decks $300 (plus $20 Shipping)
          1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac17+-is%3Areprint&unique=cards&as=checklist&order=usd&dir=desc
        3. All 5 C16 decks $414.95 ( plus $24.99 Shipping)
          1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac16+-is%3Areprint&unique=cards&as=checklist&order=usd&dir=desc
        4. All 5 C15 decks $249.95 (Shipping Included)
          1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac15+-is%3Areprint&unique=cards&as=checklist&order=usd&dir=desc
        5. All 5 C14 decks $299.95 (Shipping Included)
          1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac14+-is%3Areprint&unique=cards&as=checklist&order=usd&dir=desc
        6. All 5 C13 decks $189.69 (Shipping Included)
          1. https://scryfall.com/search?q=set%3Ac13+-is%3Areprint&unique=cards&as=checklist&order=usd&dir=desc
        7. Commander (2011) (ebay prices as of 2/5/2019 )
          1. https://scryfall.com/search?as=checklist&dir=desc&order=usd&q=set%3Acmd+-is%3Areprint&unique=cards
          2. Heavenly Inferno – $135
          3. Mirror Master – $155
          4. Counterpunch – $90
          5. Political Puppets – $130
          6. Devour for Power – $98
    2. Thoughts on what we think might happen with C19
      1. Gavin Verhey’s “State of Product Design” article:
        1. “Where I fell down was on the reprints. It wasn’t up to the level of what many of you expected, and numerous cards you were hoping would be there weren’t. I’ve heard this loud and clear, trust me on that one. I apologize for that, and would do it differently if I could do it again.”
        2. “I want to specifically say that we’ve taken the community’s concerns to heart when designing the Commander release for this year.”
        3. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/state-product-design-2018-2019-02-05
    3. Link to article that Jason mentioned: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/jasonalt-121114-8-simple-rules-for-playing-in-my-commander-group/
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
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Zack individually @z4ck38

Psychosis Crawling – EP 84



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    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 84 Community Spotlight:
    1. Sheldon Menery – 00:02:06, 00:16:38
    2. Corbin Hosler, Brainstorm Brewery – 00:07:48
    3. TopDecked app – 00:14:44
    4. CAG (http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38218_Introducing-The-Command) – 00:16:40
    5. Mark Rosewater – 00:33:40
    6. Ron Spencer – 00:38:48
    7. Dan Kraus – 00:45:34
  3. Main Topic – Psychosis Crawling
    1. Commander Advisory Group
      1. http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38218_Introducing-The-Commander-Advisory-Group.html
      2. Adam “Stybs” Styborski
      3. Charlotte Sable
      4. Josh Lee Kwai
      5. Rachel Agnes
      6. Ron Foster
      7. Shivam Bhatt
    2. Quiz Time
      1. http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz101089b94e80.html
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

Ravnica Allegiance Set Review Part 2 – Ep 83



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing and decorative ferns
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 83 Community Spotlight:
    1. @UltimateGuard – 00:03:27
      1. Backpack Video link: https://twitter.com/i/status/1088874145369055232
    2. @TheTokenOtaku, @Tequila_Nebula – 00:03:46, 00:43:49
    3. @mark_behm – 00:07:17
    4. @CMDRCentral – 00:15:31
  3. Main Topic – Ravnica Allegiance: The Best of The Rest
    1. Disclaimer: These are cards, in our opinion, that we think could be good in Commander. If we didn’t talk about your favorite card in this show, or the previous one, tweet at us and let us know!
    2. White
      1. Smothering Tithe
      2. Unbreakable Formation
    3. Blue
      1. Mass Manipulation
      2. Persistent Petitioners
      3. Sphinx of Foresight
    4. Black
      1. Font of Agonies
    5. Red
      1. Mirror March
    6. Green
      1. End-Raze Forerunners
      2. Guardian Project
      3. Rampage of the Clans
    7. Gold
      1. Bedevil
      2. Biomancer’s Familiar
      3. Captive Audience
      4. Cindervines
      5. Dovin, Grand Arbiter
      6. Emergency Powers
      7. Ethereal Absolution
      8. Frilled Mystic
      9. High Alert
      10. Hydroid Krasis
      11. Kaya, Orzhov Usurper
      12. Kaya’s Wrath
      13. Rhythm of the Wild
      14. Simic Ascendancy
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Slinging Spells and Drawing Cards, A Niv-Mizzet Story – Ep 82


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    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 82 Community Spotlight:
    1. Mothership Books and Games – 00:13:16, 00:51:24
    2. Correction: Dig Through Time doesn’t trigger Parun – 00:14:48
    3. See our Commander 2018 Preview Card Video for Chaos Warp – 00:35:48 (https://youtu.be/sjyr-fQfEuk)
    4. @noahbradley – 00:40:21
    5. @JoshLeeKwai– 00:45:14
  3. League Update:
    1. Getting ready to start up for Season 6 – The Brawl.
  4. Main Topic – Deck Tech of Niv-Mizzet Parun EDH Deck
    1. See the Deck here:
    2. Opened Niv-Mizzet in my Pre-Release pack and have been really wanting to build around him for a while, but just got around to it.
    3. The idea of the deck is to cast a bunch of instants to draw a bunch of cards to do a bunch of damage.
    4. Aside about how we built the deck together, sitting in the same room.
    5. Cards
      1. Card Draw
        1. Treasure Cruise
        2. Dig Through Time
        3. Windfall
        4. Dictate of Kruphix
        5. Consecrated Sphinx
        6. Cantrips (Usually bad in EDH)
          1. Brainstorm
          2. Ponder
          3. Preordain
          4. Serum Visions
        7. Counterspells
          1. Pact of Negation
          2. Swan Song
          3. Disallow
          4. Cryptic Command
          5. Mystic Confluence
        8. Spell Duplication
          1. Primal Amulet
          2. Sunbird’s Invocation
          3. Thousand-Year Storm
          4. Mizzix’s Mastery
          5. Epic Experiment
        9. Spell Recursion
          1. Snapcaster Mage
          2. The Mirari Conjecture
          3. Mission Briefing
          4. Archaeomancer
          5. Venser, Shaper Savant
        10. Removal
          1. Thing in the Ice
          2. Lightning Bolt
          3. Vandalblast
          4. Cyclonic Rift
          5. Chaos Warp
          6. Aetherize
          7. Evacuation
        11. Turns
          1. Time Warp
          2. Karn’s Temporal Sundering
        12. Creatures
          1. Psychosis Crawler
          2. Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
          3. Guttersnipe
        13. Tutors
          1. Firemind’s Foresight
          2. Merchant Scroll
        14. Artifacts
          1. Sensei’s Divining Top
          2. Lightning Greaves
          3. Thought Vessel
          4. Vedalken Orrery
        15. Lands
          1. Desolate LightHouse
          2. Reliquary Tower
          3. Riptide Laboratory
        16. Win Conditions
          1. Niv-Mizzet, Parun
          2. Keranos, God of Storms
          3. Omniscience
          4. Palinchron
          5. Grapeshot
          6. Capsize
        17. Cards We Cut
          1. Remand
          2. Izzet Locket
          3. High Tide
          4. Stormtide Leviathan
          5. Hypothesizzle
          6. River’s Rebuke
          7. Psychic Corrosion
          8. Cards that said Look at X cards from the top of your library and put Y cards into hand.


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The Commanders of Ravnica Allegiance and Top 3 Picks – Ep 81


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 81 Community Spotlight:
    1. @JumboCommander (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cR4-qGHUaM) – 00:16:33
    2. Magali Villeneuve (@Cathaoir1) – 00:22:50
    3. @CommanderinMtG (http://www.commanderinmtg.com/2019/01/03/e156-ravnica-allegiance-preview-card-wilderness-reclamation-mtgrna.html) – 00:32:40
  3. Main Topic – Ravnica Allegiance Commanders
    1. Disclaimer CJ has not seen any of this stuff till just now
    2. Potential Commanders
      1. Judith, the Scourge Diva
      2. Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
      3. Nikya of the Old Ways
      4. Prime Speaker Vannifar
      5. Rakdos, the Showstopper
      6. Teysa Karlov
      7. Zegana, Utopian Speaker
      8. The Haunt of Hightower (Buy-a-box promo)
    3. Ryan and CJ’s Top 3
      1. Ryan
        1. 3 – Wilderness Reclamation
        2. 2 – Angel of Grace
        3. 1 – Electrodominance
      2. CJ
        1. 3 – Guardian Project
        2. 2 –  Pestilence Spirit
        3. 1 –  Priest of Forgotten Gods
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38


Get on the 2019 Hype Train – Ep 80


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Get on the 2019 Hype Train – Ep 80

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 80 Community Spotlight:
    1. Correction: Ravnica Allegiance is NOT coming out on Arena on January 8th – 00:11:50
    2. @BrandSanderson (https://magic.wizards.com/en/story) – 00:13:40
    3. @Gladwell – 00:14:00
    4. @commanderinmtg – 00:15:48
    5. @TolarianCollege – 00:29:42
    6. @CrypticStudios – 00:35:10
    7. @dpkrausejr – 00:38:43
    8. @maro254 – 00:40:05
    9. @CommandersBrew (https://overcast.fm/+E4-wODTus) – 00:45:23
    10. @MtgDeckCheck – 00:53:15
  3. Main Topic – 2019 Predictions and Hype
    1. Further evolution and development of MtG Arena
      1. Big tournaments!
      2. Ryan BP: Will exit from Beta in 2019
        1. No mobile client in 2019
      3. Standard, Pauper, and Singleton Tournaments on the fly
    2. Card sets
      1. Upcoming Expert sets
        1. Ravnica Allegiance – release date: January 25, 2019
          1. Zack – Probably Ravnica
        2. Milk: Spring 2019
          1. Zack – (Phyrexia)
        3. Archery: September 2019
          1. Zack – (Chronicles)
      2. Core 2020
        1. Zack – BP: Garruk comes back to kill the MTG UNIVERSE
      3. 2019 Commander Set
        1. Ryan’s bold prediction: PARTNERS!
      4. Other Boutique set
        1. Ryan’s guess: Conspiracy 3
        2. Modern Genesis
  1. Spellbook: Chandra!!!!
  2. Other intro player set/boardgame/thing thing
    1. Like the DnD board games
  3. Bold predictions!
    1. Wizards announce an MtG Cartoon
    2. Maybe possibly, is it too soon? Nah, it can’t be too soon, is it? Magic MMO by Cryptic is not released but the release date is  ANNOUNCED in 2019. Zack – But they try to monetize the beta starting in Dec 2019.
    3. Wizards begin to include a code with each booster that gives you a booster in Arena.
  4. GP Zack’s Big Ass House
  5. Mark Rosewater’s Tweet:
    1. “My Christmas gift for all of you is a quote: “In my twenty-three years working on the game, I have never been more excited for a suite of Magic products than I am for 2019. Magic fans are in for an amazing year!” #WotCStaff” – https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1077624839827992576
    2. “To clarify my quote from earlier. I’ve been excited about individual sets in the past, but this is the first time I’ve expressed enthusiasm for an entire year’s worth of products. #WotCStaff” – https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1077825655922819072
  6. No matter what, we are in for some surprises and 2019 is looking great!
  7. A1 Spicy Predictions
    1. Ryan – BP: More stories like from Brandon Sanderson
    2. Ryan – BP: Commander 2019 decks come with Arena redeem code
    3. Zack  – BP – Like the DnD board games
    4. Zack  – BP – Big year for MtG Puzzlequest.
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  9. Thanks for listening, kind message, mic drop
  10. Outro – Top 10 Snacks in ‘Murica!
    1. Water: Not even in the top 10!!!
    2. No way is Canada’s Snack game anywhere NEAR USA
    3. 10 – Leftover Mac and Cheese from Ryan’s Daughter’s Dinner
    4. 09 – Beef Jerky (Peppered is best, hands down, no argument!)
    5. 08 – Rejected Chocolates Butler’s wife gets from the factory
    6. 07 – Breakfast Tacos
    7. 06 – Poutine
    8. 05 – Chex Mix
    9. 04 – Ryan’s Leftover Halloween Candy
    10. 03 – Chipotle
    11. 02 – Beer
    12. 01 – Cheese Log and Triscuits