The Joys of Net Decking – Ep 76



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa for audio help
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 76 Community Spotlight:
    1. @MothershipGames – 00:03:17
    2. @CommandersBrew – 00:06:00
    3. @TolarianCollege – 00:23:47
    4. @jumbocommander – 00:28:23
    5. @commandcast – 00:28:23
    6. @jfwong – 00:41:26
    7. @JoshLeeKwai – 00:41:26
    8. @edhrec – 00:44:53
  3. Main Topic – Netdecking
    1. Disclaimer: This might be a somewhat touchy subject, our intent is not to pass judgment either way, but to simply discuss the matter.
    2. This episode was inspired by episode 173 of Commander’s Brew
      1. The Commander’s Brew Podcast: Abz-Lands – 173
        1. http://www.commandersbrew.com/single-post/2018/11/20/Abz-Lands—173
    3. Let’s start with a definition of ‘Netdecking’
      1. Copying a decklist, card-for-card (or very nearly), from some online resource.
    4. Is there a difference when Netdecking for Standard vs Commander? (ie when Prizes are on the line?)
    5. Is Netdecking generally frowned upon?
      1. What are some commonly heard complaints about Netdecking?
        1. Makes games the same, and leads to boring unimaginative gameplay. (Homogenization of the playfield)
        2. My brew can’t compete with your Net Deck.
        3. Netdecking is lazy
        4. Deck building is a fundamental aspect of MtG and if you’re not building your own decks your overall MtG skill must be low.
        5. Unimaginative
    6. Should Netdecking be frowned upon? (ie does Netdecking deserve this Stigma?)
    7. Pros and Cons of Netdecking
      1. Pro
        1. Saves time.
        2. Introduces you to cards you might not have known about.
        3. Gives you an opportunity to stretch yourself to understand new interactions you haven’t considered.
        4. Discovery
      2. Con
        1. In the beginning, you won’t know the deck as intimately.
    8. Positive experiences with Netdecking.
      1. Tolarian Community College youtube video about Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pbdXRfwcvk
      2. Command Zone episode about Braids, Conjurer Adept
        1. http://commandzone.collected.company/94c40935
      3. DJ’s Youtube video deck tech
        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0FZfSawZjU&t=1s
      4. Can playing a person’s deck bring you closer to them in the community? Maybe deeper discussions about a shared interest/commander?
    9. The idea of “owning” a deck. Specifically, this means, that a brewer owns their deck, whereas someone who Netdecked does not own their deck.
      1. Sub-topic: Our playgroup tends to not “overlap” on Commanders. It’s like the first person to build a deck (barring precons) “owns” that deck in our meta.
        1. Listeners: Is it like this in your meta?
    10. What’s the difference between Netdecking and borrowing a friend’s deck?
    11. I think there is this idea of praising “brewers”
    12. Can netdecking help someone to become a better brewer over time?
    13. Is it bad if someone ALWAYS netdecks, and never ever brews?
      1. Big Jon HATES building / brewing decks.
    14. Yuriko Deck Tech, Muldrotha Deck Tech, have a LOT of views compared to our other videos.  
    15. Does Netdecking lead to a “Homogeneous metagame”?
    16. Do you feel differently when you play a NetDeck versus a brew?
    17. Does NetDecking lead to “known” decks?
    18. Does NetDecking stifle creativity?
    19. If you feel pride in Brewing, should you feel shame in NetDecking?
    20. Some of the most fun I’ve had is playing precons (essentially NetDecks) out of the box
  4. Contact Info
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    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
    3. Facebook –
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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
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

WonderWalls and Arcades Deck Tech – Ep 75


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep ?? Community Spotlight:
    1. @dpkrausejr – 1:44
      @MTG_Arena – 9:30

MtG Arena Singleton Discord server: https://discord.gg/Jhk6SJ
@EvenMAmundsen – 15:46

Dan Frazier – http://www.danfrazier.com/Dan_Frazier/Home.html – 17:27
CJ’s Deck List – https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/02-12-18-arcades-the-strategist/
Anastasia Ovchinnikova- https://www.artstation.com/nastasja – 27:00

@J1mMurray – 33:58

@MTGatTCGplayer – 35:03

@scryfall – 45:28

@GavinVerhey – 46:04 and 47:35

  1. Main Topic – Arcades Deck Tech
    1. What does  Arcades, the Strategist do?
      1. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/02-12-18-arcades-the-strategist/
    2. CJ – I love this Commander because it “LET’S ME ATTACK WITH “WALLS!”
    3. The “history” of attacking with walls.
      1. Main Strength – Card draw
      2. Only weakness – Needs Protection
        1. Slagwurm Armor
        2. Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots
        3. Eerie Interlude
        4. And a few Counterspells
          1. Forbid
          2. Supreme Will
          3. Arcane Denial
    4. Wall count (30) and walls of note
      1. Gatecreeper Vine
      2. Sunscape Familiar
      3. Mana Producers
        1. Wall of Roots
        2. Vine Trellis
        3. Sylvan Caryatid
        4. Overgrown Battlement – (G) for each defender
        5. Axebane Guardian
      4. Wall of Blossoms / Wall of Omens
      5. Jeskai Barricade
      6. Wall of Mulch and now Portcullis Vine
      7. Junktroller
      8. Suspicious Bookcase
    5. Support cards
      1. Removal
        1. Slaughter the Strong
        2. Fell the Mighty
        3. Dusk // Dawn
        4. Wave of Reckoning
      2. Utility
        1. Aura Shards
        2. Angelic Chorus
        3. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
        4. Reveillark
      3. Control
        1. Meekstone
        2. Tradewind Rider
        3. Glare of Subdual / Opposition
      4. Commander redundancy
        1. Assault Formation
        2. Lifecrafter’s Bestiary
        3. Mentor of  the Meek
        4. Fathom Mage
      5. Lands ( 32)
        1. Gates Selesnya / Simic / Azorious
        2. Yavimaya Hollow
        3. High Market
    6. Playstyle – Surprisingly Agro
    7. Brawl
      1. Only 11 walls available to Bant in standard
      2. Yo, didn’t Gavin play Arcades at GP Richmond?
        1. Couldn’t find decklist but I believe he only ran 6 walls.
        2. Hey Gavin, if you’re listening, you should hook it up with a list and / or come back on the show to discuss our decks! Bring up GP Zack’s big ass house
      3. CJ – Ravnica Allegiance only needs to offer up a few walls to make Arcades a Tier 1 Brawl Commander
  2. Thank everyone for listening. You can always leave us a review in the iTunes store.  
  3. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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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
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

Preppin’ fo GPs with Danny K – Ep 74


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa  
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 74 Community Spotlight:
    1. @StarCityGames – 22:01, 25:55, 41:04
    2. @ChannelFireball – 14:08, 22:01, 27:03
    3. @JoshLeeKwai – 19:00, 43:48, 57:28, 58:35
    4. Gameknights (https://youtu.be/VVg2u4bBWUY) – 27:03
    5. @commandcast – 27:03, 54:25
    6. @CommandersBrew – 30:42  
    7. @commanderinmtg – 35:35, 41:40, 53:55
    8. @UltimateGuard – 38:20
    9. @JasonEAlt – 40:18
    10. @seantabares – 40:18, 47:46
    11. @MoxReuby – 40:18
    12. @TolarianCollege – 41:15, 43:48
    13. @TheManaSource – 41:15, 45:07
    14. @EthanFleischer – 43:48
    15. @jfwong – 43:48
    16. @jumbocommander – 54:25
    17. @GavinVerhey – 57:28
    18. @MissMariapants, @MegTheWolff, and @GLHFMagic – 57:28
    19. @KingCash_7191 – 58:35
    20. @MoxBoarding – 1:00:30
  3. Main Topic – How to make the most of a Big Magic Event
    1. Picking an Event
      1. What do you want to do at a MtG event? Be sure to pick an event that meets your expectations.
        1. Casual Commander – Recommend SCG Con or GP Vegas
        2. Main Event/Tournament
        3. Side Events – Limited/Modern/Standard/Commander
        4. Collect art/cards/meet MtG Celebrities
        5. Meet with friends and hang out (best part of MtG Events)
        6. Is it in a city that interests you?
          1. Las Vegas has some amazing food and attractions
          2. Seattle his the home of the WotC and The Mox Boarding House
      2. Travel and Budget
        1. Choose an event that meets your budget and travel capabilities
        2. Costs can be shared – discuss more in budgeting section of notes
    2. Preparing to Attend a GP/MtG event
      1. Make travel plans early.
        1. If flying use a site like Kayak to set a price alert to get the best deal.
      2. Advantages/Disadvantages of splitting Hotel/Air BnB costs
        1. Advantage – Saves money/Share costs
        2. Disadvantage – Less privacy/Close Quarters/May be on other people’s schedules
        3. Air BnB tends to be cheaper, but:
          1. Not always close to the event
          2. Less amenities than a Hotel
            1. No Maid Service
            2. No Concierge Service
              1. Seattle Concierge Service had Umbrellas to loan out.
              2. Great source of info on where to eat and what to see
            3. No room safe
            4. No Shuttle Service to and From/Airport
            5. No in hotel restaurant/bar
      3. Pre-register for the events you want
        1. Most events have at least 3 types of registration
          1. Main Event (Tournament) (Usually these days you are not allowed to register for a main event the day of the tournament)
          2. Side Events
            1. Limited
            2. Special/Commander
              1. SCG Con has a Commander Package
              2. Special access to a Commander Only Area
              3. Comes with other Extras such as playmats/pins/ and deck box
            3. On Demand (4 round) events
          3. VIP Package
            1. Comes with some combination of the Main Event and/or Side Events with some added extras.
            2. Infinite Challenge Packages – Unlimited entries into a specific Side Event (not as common now)
            3. Extras typically include special access to a VIP party or head of the line privileges
          4. You DO NOT have to buy any registration to enter and have fun at MtG event
            1. Free/Cheap Events at GPs and MtG Cons
              1. Casual play where space is available
                1. GP Vegas is especially known for the large number of casual players
              2. Meeting artist
              3. Window Shopping
              4. Art Shows
              5. Panels (There were a couple of cool panels at GP Vegas this year. One on cosplay and how to make costumes. Another cool one was “Who’s Turn is it Anyway?” an improv show) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7k_MDRu_o
              6. Special Side events sponsored by Content Creators. (Commanderin Cosplay Events)
              7. Spellslinger Events
                1. Play a game with your favorite MtG Celebrity
                2. Lines can be long for favorite Personalities
    3. Travelling
      1. If flying:
        1. Pack cards and collection separate from luggage/clothing
        2. Do not check card collection.
        3. You are typically allowed 1 carry on item and 1 personal item such as a backpack as long as it fits under the seat.
          1. This may not be true for extremely budget airline ticket.
        4. Read and Understand the terms of your ticket.
          1. What luggage are you allowed?
          2. Are there additional fees?
          3. What happens if you miss your flight?
          4. Basic Economy tickets are very restricted.
            1. No moving seats
            2. No rebooking if you miss a flight if it is your fault
            3. First one to be forced off the flight if the flight is full
        5. Recommend getting the airlines Economy/Business Economy tickets (1 step above Basic Economy)
        6. SHOW UP TO THE AIRPORT EARLY
          1. For smaller regional airports, be there 2 hours a before the flight
          2. Large international hubs such as ATL or LAX, be there 3 hours before your departure
          3. REMEMBER: If your ticket says the plane leaves at 08:30, that means the doors close at 08:20. Once the doors on a plane are closed, you are not getting onto a plane.
          4. Expect to be delayed in at security due to your card collection. (This has happened to me just about every time! Mention JLK’s hilarious tweet: https://twitter.com/JoshLeeKwai/status/1053334228539064321 )
      2. If Driving:
        1. Going a long distance driving?
          1. Share the driving with a friend
          2. Plan for stops
          3. Budget for gas (apps can help plan this)
            1. FuelLog
            2. Triptik
          4. Plan for Traffic (apps can help with this)
            1. Waze
            2. Mapquest
      3. Do NOT overpack
        1. Try to limit yourself to one personal item filled with MtG cards/decks
          1. It is easier to maintain physical security of your collection if it is easy to handle and store.
          2. Ryan – I try to REALLY challenge myself to only bring the top 5 Commander decks I’m interested in playing for the weeknd (and maybe also a brawl deck or two). Also, a good idea to bring different decks of varying power level, cause you don’t know who you will play against all weekend
    4. Attending an Event
      1. Be Friendly and Open to New Experiences
        1. No one owes you their time
        2. Everyone’s else may have different ideas of what is fun
      2. Maintain your Personal and Physical Security
        1. Be aware of your surroundings
        2. Do not leave your stuff unattended
        3. Hook your backpack/travel bag to a chair leg or to you
        4. Make sure zippers are not easily opened
        5. GET INSURANCE!
          1. If you have a large and/or expensive collection you can get insurance for it
          2. It is a special rider that is added to your homeowners or renters insurance.
          3. It is cheap
          4. For extremely price items, insurance companies will want physical proof such as receipt of purchase or a picture of the item.
          5. Keeping a digital copy of your decks/collection online can help you during a claim.
          6. If you are unfortunate and your collection is stolen at an event, immediately file a police report
            1. A police report is required to file an insurance claim
            2. Inform the event organizers, let them know if there are any unique items that may identify the collection  
        6. Bring Snacks and Water
          1. Especially if you are in the Main Event
          2. On site food is typically overpriced and not the greatest quality.
        7. If you are just there to play Casual Commander
          1. Ask random people to play with you
          2. Make a sign advertising
          3. Post to twitter with a picture of the table number you are at and the Hashtag for the event, e.g. #GPVegas
          4. Not all decks are made the same
            1. Once started a game with someone’s casual deck – turned out to be a crazy Thassa combo deck that got Omniscience out on turn 4.
            2. Don’t get mad – be polite
            3. Find a group that you enjoy
            4. Make new friends
        8. Events are more than Game Play
          1. Visit your favorite artist
            1. Card signing are typically $1 -$2 per signature
              1. Make sure to UNSLEEVE your cards while you are standing in line. Don’t be that person making everyone wait while you are unsleeving double-sleeved cards
            2. Be prepared with what you want. You are not the only person in line.
            3. Most artist love discussing their artwork, but be respectful of their time, especially if they are busy.
          2. Bring a playmat and some sharpies!
            1. It’s really cool to meet and have conversations with MtG Celebrities. Most of the ones I have met are super happy to sign a playmat, and you’ll come out with an amazing, one-of-a-kind souvenir
            2. It’s good to have a few different color of sharpies available
            3. Also, a playmat with a bright color background, makes sure signatures show up really well. (For example, the first playmat I made with the BW logo was on a black background, which just didn’t work out all that well).
            4. Blank playmats are often available at the tournament site
          3. Attend a Panel
            1. Panels include everything from format specific discussions, comedy sketches, to instructional how to’s.
          4. Get out of the Convention Hall
            1. Most events are held in large cities
            2. Visit and experience the local sites
            3. Some really great after-hours experiences can be had, not limited to a great dinner out with some cool podcast hosts 😛
    5. Summary
      1. Be prepared
      2. Manage Expectations
      3. Have Fun

 

  1. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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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
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

 

Social Contract, Schmontract – Ep 73


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    1. Thanks
      1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
      2. Vanessa for audio help
      3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    2. Movember
      1. https://moteam.co/brothers-war
    3. Ep 73 Community Spotlight:
      1. @schmandrewart – 01:40
      2. @commanderinmtg – 01:40
      3. @SheldonMenery – 07:08
      4. @StarCityGames – 07:08
      5. @commandcast – 21:54
      6. @JoshLeeKwai – 21:54
      7. @jumbocommander – 21:54
      8. @GavinVerhey – 23:10
      9. @CommandersBrew – 53:30
    4. Main Topic – The Social Contract
      1. Who is Sheldon Menery and why does he matter?
        1. Retired Level 5 Judge
        2. Pioneered the creation of Commander (EDH at the time)
        3. Member of the Commander Rules Committee (http://mtgcommander.net)
      2. What is the social contract?
        1. Commander is designed to promote social games of magic. [The] vision is predicated on a social contract: a gentleman’s agreement which goes beyond these rules to include a degree of interactivity between players. Players should aim to interact both during the game and before it begins, discussing with other players what they expect/want from the game.
          1. http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

 

  • Simply put, the social contract is about talking to each other, about figuring out how you want to approach the format (and not lying about it. Saying “I’m super-casual” and then “Ha, ha, Turn 3 Hermit Druid/kill you” is a clear violation of the spirit).

 

        1. http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30611_The-Social-Contract.html
      1. “We want players to think about not only their own enjoyment but the enjoyment of the people they’ll be playing with.”
        1. http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30611_The-Social-Contract.html
    1. Cards that shouldn’t be played in the format according to Sheldon
      1. Disclaimer: These are our opinions. If you want to read Sheldon’s Opinions check out his article on Star City. There is a link in the show notes to the article.
      2. Armageddon
      3. Back to Basics
      4. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
      5. Mindslaver
      6. Palinchron
      7. Paradox Engine
      8. Seedborn Muse
        1. RIP Prophet of Kruphix
      9. Sorin Markov
      10. Stasis
      11. Static Orb
      12. Winter Orb
      13. Thieves’ Auction
        1. especially when you have someone like me who’s going to take way too much time to decide what to pick because I’m trying to think through the possibilities, getting confused, and starting over again” made me think of CJ
      14. Wound Reflection
        1. in Commander, the way you win is nearly as important as the winning itself.” I love this quote. Also, I hate this card.
      15. Bonus: Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
        1. 🙁
    2. Cards we personally don’t enjoy in EDH
      1. Zack
        1. Possibility Storm
      2. CJ
        1. Dovescape
      3. Ryan (I only get 1?)
        1. Saskia the Unyielding
          1. Honorable Mentions
            1. Exquisite Blood
            2. Mogis, God of Slaughter
            3. Xenagos, God of Revels
            4. Olivia Voldaren
            5. Aura Shards
            6. Freyalise, Llanowar’s Fury
            7. Zur’s Weirding
            8. Reverse the Sands
            9. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
            10. Painful Quandary
  1. Summary
    1. The common thread here is that these cards can be unfun, and can cause the pace of the game to stagnate
  2. Referenced Materials
    1. http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/37865_Commander-Cards-You-Shouldnt-Play.html
    2. http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30611_The-Social-Contract.html
    3. http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php
  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
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

 

MTG Arena Streamer Events – Ep72


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music, editing and party favors
    2. Vanessa for audio helps
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 72 Community Spotlight:
    1. @MTG_Arena – 1:10
    2. @day9tv and @GabySpartz – 6:55
    3. @maro254 – 13:55
    4. @GabySpartz – 16:00
    5. @day9tv and @GabySpartz – 23:20
    6. @bmkibler – 23:46
    7. @Kripparrian – 25:32
    8. 30:40 – Upcoming MtG Arena Streamer Events
      1. THUNDERMO_HELLKITE – @Thundermo_HK
      2. PROFESSORNOX – @coL_noxious
      3. AMYZONIAN – @TheAmyzonian
    9. @LanielD – 46.25
    10. @bmkibler – 46:50
  3. Main Topic – Mtg Arena Streamer Events
    1. Disclaimer: By the time you hear this, these events will already be over
    2. Here’s the link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena/watch
    3. Talk about HOW COOL this is! Engaging the community like this is so cool!
    4. Day[9]’s Insta-Ban
      1. 100 gems or 500 gold
      2. 60 card constructed with zero instant-speed spells in it (including flash!)
      3. I played my modified Golgari Precon. 4-2. Lost to mono black discard and mirror match ( Golgari Mirror ).
      4. Maybe talk about the Arena code that comes with pre-cons now.
      5. Made a B/W Vamps deck with lots of enchantments and sorcery speed removal (went 2-2. Lost to a mono black discard deck, and a G/R giant Dinos deck)
    5. Gaby’s Greedy Dominaria Draft
      1. 750 gems or 5000 gold
      2. Draft 3 packs of Dominaria, everyone can play two lands per turn, start with 9 cards in hand, no maximum hand size
      3. Drafted a sweet Jeskai Deck with Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, and a strong historic /mill theme (got to 5 wins)
        1. Jhoira
        2. Weatherlight
        3. Daring Archaeologist
      4. Did not have enough gold
    6. New Creator events every month.
      1. Upcoming Creators: (Any guesses as to what they might do?)
        1. Brian Kibler (@bmkibler) – creatures get +2/+2 trample and lifelink
        2. Kripparian (@Kripparrian) – Diablo 3 aside (maybe) depending on time
        3. Thundermo_Hellkite (@Thundermo_HK)
        4. ProfessorNox (@coL_noxious)
        5. AmyZonian (@TheAmyzonian)
    7. What would a Brothers’ War Podcast Event look like? Maybe what we would do individually?
      1. BW Podcast
        1. Singleton, obvs! But what else?
        2. Maybe at the start of the game you get to tutor for any creature card in your deck, and start with it in your hand? Good idea since we are Commander oriented.
        3. Higher life total?
      2. Everything has Hexproof!
      3. Zack would only allow cards to be played that have 10 or less words on them.
      4. Tribal wars, each deck would need like 20 creatures of a shared type
    8. What are some other fun things they could do?
      1. Actual Tournaments, kinda like the MTGO MOCS (Magic online championship series)
      2. Soapbox / beating a dead horse: Brawl
      3. Leagues
  4. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
    3. Facebook –
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      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
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

 

Top 8 Creepy Commanders – Ep71


 

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Top 8 Creepy Commanders – Ep71

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike-kill Condon for his audio VooDoo
    2. Vanhelsing Davis for helping with the Dead-iting
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 71 Community Spotlight:
    1. @MTGGoldfish – 16:08
    2. @HenryStukenborg – 48:24
    3. @edhrec – 48:24
  3. League Update:
    1. Session 5 is in the Necronomicons
      1. Big Jon in first with 29 points
      2. Brandon in second with 22 points
      3. CJ in third with 20 points
      4. Zack in fourth with 16 points
      5. Ryan in fifth with 15 points
  4. Main Topic – Things that go Tap in the night
    1. Zack’s List – Scary art
      1. Silhouette
      2. Cosmic Horror
      3. Drudge Skeletons
      4. Bubbling Cauldron
      5. Chains of Mephistopheles
      6. Horror of Horrors
      7. Childhood Horror
      8. Bogbrew Witch
    2. CJ’s List –  Scary to sit across from
      1. Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
      2. Lord of the Pit
      3. All Hallow’s Eve
      4. Demonic Hordes
      5. Aminatou, the Fateshifter
      6. Mindstab Thrull
      7. The Fallen
      8. Living Wall
    3. Ryan’s List – Top 8 Creepy Commanders
      1. Disclaimer: I tried to make this list “Good Commanders”, that are also Spooky
      2. The Gitrog Monster
      3. Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
      4. Reaper King
      5. Aminatou, the Fateshifter
      6. Obzedat, Ghost Council
      7. Skullbriar, the Walking Grave
      8. Nekusar, the Mindrazer
      9. Gisa and Geralf
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

 

Zack’s Vampires – Ep70


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the Audio Engineering
    2. Vanessa for being awesome
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Zack’s Vampire Deck
    1. Zack’s deck story
    2. How I build a deck (Stacks)
      1. Threats – Vampire Synergy
        1. Edgar Markov
        2. Stromkirk Captain / Captivating Vampire
        3. Anowon, the Ruin Sage
        4. Blood Baron of Vizkopa
        5. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
        6. Rakish Heir
        7. Stromkirk Condemned
        8. Patron of the Vein
      2. Removal (Sunforger)
        1. Anguished Unmaking
        2. Boros Charm
        3. Crackling Doom
        4. Mortify
        5. Path to Exile
        6. Return to Dust
        7. Swords to Plowshares
        8. Teferi’s Protection
        9. Utter End
      3. Draw
        1. Phyrexian Arena
        2. Read the Bones
        3. Painful Truths
        4. Night’s Whisper
        5. Siphon Mind
        6. Skullclamp
      4. Escalation
        1. Cathars’ Crusade
        2. Coat of Arms
        3. Door of Destinies
        4. Anointed Procession
        5. Vanquisher’s Banner
      5. You too can have all of this for $200
        1. Link to Tapped out Deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/22-10-18-vamps-for-days/?cb=1540251518
  3. Please give us the feedbacks, tell a friend, review in the iTunes store, etc
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

 

Brawlin’ with Philly D – Ep69


 

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Brawlin’ with Philly D – Ep69

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Special Thanks
    1. Phil DeLuca for guest hosting
  3. Ep 69 Community Spotlight:
    1. @commanderinmtg
      1. https://www.gofundme.com/set-up-commanderin039-team-with-video
    2. @ghirapurigears – 00:05:06
    3. @RaddestNick – 00:06:15
    4. @JoshLeeKwai – 00:09:15, 00:34:06
    5. @commandcast – 00:09:15
    6. @GavinVerhey – 00:18:31, 00:24:52, 01:06:40
    7. @CommandersBrew – 00:36:36
  4. Main Topic – Brawl
    1. General discussion about how we are all finding Brawl.
      1. How is Brawl Similar to EDH?
      2. How is it different?
    2. Small Vignette Opener where we discuss last Night’s brawl games.
      1. General talk about the games.
      2. Ryan has a short story
    3. Discuss Phil’s Show
      1. Technical setup. Cameras, lighting, etc
      2. How many episodes are planned for season 1?
      3. Have you filmed any yet? What can you tell us?
      4. What’s it like being on camera while you play? Does it change the way you interact?
  5. Thank everyone for listening.
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

 

MTG Arena and GRN Prerelease – Ep 68


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the audio engineering bad-assery
    2. Vanessa for joining the team and stepping up and most likely editing this episode
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Arena is now in open Beta and this weekend’s Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease
    1. Arena is now in open Beta
      1. The timing of this was Excellent! (with pre-release weekend)
      2. Hooray for starting over.
        1. Last wipe ever (presumably): https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena/faq – “There are currently no plans to perform another wipe at the end of Open Beta. General (Basic Info RE: MTG Arena)”
      3. Tutorial
        1. Ryan played through the tutorial.
        2. Was a pretty good introduction for people that don’t know how to play Magic, so if you have someone in your life who wants to learn, this is a PERFECT opportunity for them to dive on into the pool with the rest of us
      4. Use the code “PlayRavnica” to get 3 free GRN booster packs
      5. Welcome weekend Singleton
        1. Rat Colony in Singleton?!
        2. What does the new Singleton meta look like in general?
      6. Guilds of Ravnica Sealed event
      7. Rotation: https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena/faq – “While those sets [Kaladesh and Amonkhet blocks] were available during the Closed Beta, with the fall set rotation they’re no longer available for purchase in MTG Arena.”
        1. Still interested in knowing how the rotation is going to work going forward
  3. Main Topic 2 – Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease
    1. Who played what
      1. Elliot chose Boros
      2. Zack chose Dimir
      3. Ryan also chose Dimir, played Sultai
      4. CJ took Izzet because Golgari was not an option, played Jeskai
    2. What good stuff did we get?
      1. CJ opened an Assassin’s Trophy
      2. Ryan opened Doom Whisperer and Pre-release stamped foil Lazav, the Multifarious
    3. Cool plays
      1. CJ pulled off a win against Zack with Response // Resurgence and Guildmages’ Forum as the only source of white in my deck.
      2. Ryan got to cast the second half of Find // Finality to wipe CJ’s board
    4. Coupon code for a free “sealed event” entry in Guilds of Ravnica paper prerelease kits.
  4. Now is the perfect time to get into MtgArena, also GRN looks like an amazing set, and we can’t wait to play more with it.
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38

GRN Previews: Part Deux – Ep 67


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 67 Community Spotlight:
    1. @zack_stella – 00:11:45
  3. Main Topic – GRN Previews: Part Deux
    1. Disclaimer: We are only talking about cards that we think are deece++ in Commander, and we are not going to mention cards that we already talked about in last week’s episode. So, if you don’t hear your favorite card here, chances are we talked about it last week
    2. White
      1. Citywide Bust
      2. Crush Contraband
      3. Dawn of Hope
    3. Blue
      1. Devious Cover-Up
      2. Drowned Secrets
    4. Black
      1. Midnight Reaper
      2. Severed Strands
    5. Red
      1. Experimental Frenzy
      2. Goblin Cratermaker
      3. Risk Factor
    6. Green
      1. Circuitous Route
      2. Generous Stray
      3. Golgari Raiders
      4. Hatchery Spider
      5. Impervious Greatwurm
      6. Vivid Revival
    7. Gold
      1. Camaraderie
      2. Ionize
      3. Join Shields
      4. Justice Strike
      5. Mnemonic Betrayal
      6. Tajic, Legion’s Edge
    1. Land
      1. Guildmages’ Forum
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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    8. Zack individually @z4ck38