War of the Spark Previews: Week 2 – Ep 94



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
  2. Ep 94 Community Spotlight:
    1. @commandcast – 17:53
    2. @commanderinmtg – 26:22
    3. @indusconcept – 30:28
    4. @deschampsart – 49:03
    5. Raymond Swanland – 50:38
    6. Jaime Jones – 55:51
  3. Main Topic –  War of the Spark Previews (Week 2)
    1. Friday – April 5th
      1. Evolution Sage
      2. Mobilized District
      3. Massacre Girl
      4. Tomik, Distinguished Advokist
    2. Monday – April 8th
      1. Ral, Storm Condit
      2. Parhelion II
      3. Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor
      4. Feather, the Redeemed
        1. Command Zone video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgMsOeJd_VA
      5. Solar Blaze
      6. Roalesk, Apex Hybrid
    3. Tuesday – April 9th
      1. Karn, the Great Creator
      2. Jaya, Venerated Firemage
      3. Dovin, Hand of Control
      4. Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
        1. Commanderin video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcIFcAPFAnE
      5. Chandra, Fire Artisan
    4. Wednesday – April 10th
      1. Ilharg, the Raze-Boar
      2. Nissa, Who Shakes the World
      3. Domri, Anarch of Bolas
      4. Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi
    5. Thursday – April 11th
      1. God-Eternal Kefnet
      2. God-Eternal Rhonas
      3. Gideon, the Oathsworn
      4. Tamiyo, Collector of Tales
      5. God-Eternal Bontu
      6. Spark Double
    6. Friday – April 12th
      1. Niv-Mizzet Reborn
      2. Finale of Promise
  4. Contact info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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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. Zack individually @z4ck38

How to Upgrade Your Deck – Ep 93



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
  2. Ep 93 Community Spotlight:
    1. @jumbocommander – 5:39, 40:13
    2. @MothershipGames – 7:41
    3. @quailancer – 15:35
    4. @SBMTGDev – 17:25, 41:28
    5. @CommandersBrew – 41:48
    6. @TCGplayer – 19:20
    7. @Card_Kingdom – 19:40
    8. @edhrec – 38:53
    9. @scryfall – 39:31
    10. @TheManaSource – 41:00
    11. @CraigBlanchette – 43:27
    12. @ghirapurigears – 43:52
  3. LGS Fun!
    1. Played at Mothership last night, and met up with a Listener, Ben, who drove all the way in from San Marcos
    2. Also got to play with Alden, who Ryan had played with before
    3. We played 3 games
      1. Game 1
        1. Zack playing Ayli
        2. Ryan playing Gonti
        3. Ben playing Rona. Disciple of Gix
        4. Alden playing Meren of Clan Nel Toth
        5. Zack did something SILLY this game (wrathing with 22 creatures in play while Ryan had Revel in Riches
        6. Ryan ended up winning after doing some Erratic Portal shenanigans with Gonti and Panharmonicon, then using Alden’s Overwhelming Stampede and Eldrazi Monument for the win
      2. Game 2
        1. Zack playing Niv-Mizzet Parun
        2. Ryan playing Mr. OPC Grenzo
        3. Ben playing Jodah
        4. Alden playing Edgar Markov
        5. Ryan ended up winning when Alden had a crazy Damnable Pact on the stack by sacking a bunch of goblins to Siege Gang Commander and Goblin Sharpshooter
      3. Game 3
        1. Zack playing Saheeli
        2. Ryan playing Alden’s Edgar Markov deck
        3. Ben playing Jodah
        4. Alden playing Lord Windgrace
        5. Ben ended up winning this game with a hefty amount of planeswalkers, including Ultimating Ral, Izzet Viceroy
  4. Main Topic – Updating your decks (Inspired by Quincy Quail @quailancer on Twitter)
    1. A lot of new players have trouble knowing how to make their decks better.
    2. How do you know when it’s time to upgrade your decks?
      1. How often are you playing the deck?
      2. How often do you find yourself with dead cards in hand?
    3. Decide what your Goal is going to be: entire deck overhaul vs. small upgrade
      1. Decide if you’re completely scrapping the deck, or just adding a few cards
      2. Is there a new Commander that you want to helm the deck? That’s closer to an overhaul
    4. Updating your deck doesn’t have to cost a TON of money.
      1. Maybe you save up for big upgrade, but there are plenty of good cards that are cheap AND good!
      2. Trade in old cards that you may not want anymore. A lot of stores give you a bonus if you take store credit over cash.
    5. Play it
      1. Give the deck several plays with the new cards before you decide if you like them or not.
      2. Ask playgroup if you can start a game with a couple of new cards in your opening hand.
      3. Ryan –  I keep the last 20 or so cards originally cut from the deck, WITH the deck, so that I can always try out something new, when I find something that isn’t working.
    6. How can you maximize upgrading your deck?
      1. Focus on where you deck is weak. Do this by asking yourself some questions
        1. What decks have been problematic / have I been losing to?
          1. How have those decks been winning?
        2. How has my deck been losing?
          1. Mana troubles?
          2. Never having enough cards in hand?
          3. Losing to problematic Artifacts/Enchantments?
        3. Do you often find yourself with a bunch of high casting cost cards in your hand. Maybe it’s time to lower your curve
        4. Are there times when your deck isn’t doing what it’s supposed to – why is that?
      2. Slot Theory
        1. If built with slot theory and deck is doing okay – swap slot for slot (Ie. Removal for Removal)
        2. If you switch cards 1 for 1 from slots write down what you swapped and when you draw new card think if you’d rather have new card or old card.
        3. If you’re getting decimated – reevaluate which slots you have, and how many cards you assign to each slot type
      3. When a new set comes out if you see a card you like add a note in your phone.
      4. What are some resources for inspiration on upgrading your deck.
        1. EDHRec new cards feature
        2. YouTube Videos
        3. Podcasts
        4. Scryfall – look for similar cards
        5. Lastly…your friends! – Consult friends and playgroup for advice. All of us Magic players LOVE talking about Magic
      5. Consider your meta
        1. Counter magic heavy?
        2. Combo heavy?
        3. Infect?
        4. Token based decks
    7. Potential Pitfalls
      1. Changing the way your deck functions by removing too many cards that make your deck an <X> deck (tokens, discard, control,
      2. Sometimes upgrading a deck turns into me brewing a new deck.
    8. Upgrading Zack’s Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
      1. I consider this one of the first successful EDH decks I’ve ever built
        1. It was originally a budget brew for Season Two of the EDH League.
        2. I’ve put a few new cards into the deck, but I’m starting to see cards that feel not great when I draw them.
      2. Deck Stats
        1. Lands – 38
        2. Creatures – 23
        3. Instants – 9
        4. Sorceries – 9
        5. Enchantments – 10
        6. Artifacts – 11
      3. Cards I want to add
        1. Exquisite Blood
        2. Ethereal Absolution
        3. Approach of the Second Sun
        4. Hour of Revelation
        5. Kaya’s Wrath (We’ll talk about why this is not so great)
        6. Fumigate
  5. Thank everyone for listening. Your support means the world to us. Remember to Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe on Youtube, and like the videos. Tell a friend!
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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    7. Zack individually @z4ck38


War of the Spark Previews: Week 1 – Ep 92



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
  2. Ep 92 Community Spotlight:
    1. @MothershipGames – 1:17
    2. @CommandersBrew – 4:19
      1. Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipuYNE4yn6I
    3. @GavinVerhey – 9:03, 20:57
    4. @SebMcKinnon – 11:08
    5. @Cathaoir1 – 31:50
    6. @jfwong – 41:16
  3. Main Topic – War of the Spark Previews: Week 1
    1. Disclaimer: We are filming this on April 4th, so we can only talk about cards that have been released so far (Including our own!)
    2. Note: Individual card links not available on Gatherer yet, so check out the full list so far here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/warofthespark/cards
    3. Thursday
      1. War Screecher
      2. Role Reversal
      3. Banehound
        1. Our preview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX42Pw5jc2k
      4. Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
    4. Wednesday
      1. Deathsprout
      2. Single Combat
      3. Sorrin, Vengeful Bloodlord
      4. Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin
      5. Lazotep Plating
      6. Storrev, Devkarin Lich
    5. Tuesday
      1. Gleaming Overseer
      2. Fblthp, the Lost
      3. Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion
    6. Monday
      1. Mowu, Loyal Companion
      2. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds
      3. Teyo, the Shieldmage
      4. Vivien’s Arkbow
      5. The Wanderer
      6. Teferi, Time Raveler
      7. Karn’s Bastion
    7. Sunday
      1. Jace, Wielder of Mysteries
      2. Time Wipe
      3. Bolas’s Citadel
      4. Liliana, Dreadhorde General
      5. Dreadhorde Invasion
      6. Flux Channeler
      7. Emergence Zone
      8. Ajani, the Greathearted
      9. Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge
      10. Ignite the Beacon
  4. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
    3. Facebook –
      1. Group
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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. Zack individually @z4ck38

Top 8 Cards We Should Be Playing! – Ep 91

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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
  2. Ep 91 Community Spotlight:
    1. @CommandersBrew – 2:25
    2. @MothershipGames – 6:06, 41:38
    3. @jumbocommander – 18:16
    4. @DreamtimeDrinne – 35:25
    5. @RealRagavan – 42:43
    6. @JDofCommander – 42:43
    7. @Pattapit – 42:43
  3. Main Topic – Top 8 cards we should be playing
    1. Introduction: These are cards that we haven’t played with, and really want to
    2. Zack – Secret
    3. Ryan – Secret
    4. @jumbocommander “What’s in My Shopping Cart” video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxUtYeg6ZfE
    5. Audience: What cards are on the list of cards YOU should be playing with? Let us know in the YouTube comments, or on Twitter
  4. 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. Zack individually @z4ck38

War of the Spark on the Horizon – Ep 90



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 90 Community Spotlight:
    1. @kreugan – 1:48
    2. @MothershipGames – 4:46
    3. @CommanderReplay – 5:12
    4. @blakepr, @MatthewLNass, @KingCash_7191  – 8:56
    5. @BrandSanderson – 33:41
    6. @TheTokenOtaku – 35:01
    7. @Tequila_Nebula – 35:01
    8. @wizards_magic – 48:54
  3. Games at our LGS
    1. Played with PJ and Lin.
      1. PJ’s channel on YouTube is “Commander Replay” – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrudMyVbtvyVyadYddhousA
    2. Actually won a game with MR. OPC Grenzo.
    3. Was a really fun moment when I thought I was going to win with Yuriko, by flipping Draco off the top of my library, and PJ unequipped Sunforger to get Teferi’s Protection, and Lin also cast Teferi’s Protection. Man that card is good!
  4. Main Topic – Modern Horizons and War of the Spark
    1. Modern Horizons
      1. Explain what Modern Horizons is: A set direct to modern with brand new cards and reprints (that are not currently legal)
        1. Sweet intro video with Cassius Marsh, and Matt Nass
          1. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/388229057
          2. Two cards from that video
            1. Cabal Therapist
              1. http://www.magicspoiler.com/mtg-spoiler/cabal-therapist/
            2. Serra the Benevolent
              1. http://www.magicspoiler.com/mtg-spoiler/serra-the-benevolent/
        2. Modern Horizons is probably going to be PRETTY sweet for Commander players
        3. What are some awesome Reprints that could be included in MH, that we each want to see?
          1. Ryan
            1. Expropriate
            2. Riptide Laboratory
            3. Council’s Judgement
          2. Zack
            1. Thought Vessel
            2. Teferi’s Protection
            3. Cabal Coffers
        4. Would be really cool to see some sweet new legendary creatures in Modern Horizons
    2. War of the Spark
      1. HYPE! This set is SO CRAZY!!!!!
        1. Planeswalkers are one of the coolest card types in the game!
      2. Teaser video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn_0ZjpjntE
      3. Stained glass article here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/closer-look-stained-glass-planeswalkers-2019-03-08
        1. Link to a reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/ayufiu/all_36_war_planeswalkers_in_one_image_with_names/
        2. Notable PW NOT making an appearance:
      4. So what does all of this mean for EDH?
        1. People have been speculating Planeswalkers will universally be allowed to be commanders.
        2. Depending on how good all the PWs are, we could see a lot of super friends decks showing up, especially in Brawl!
        3. That being said, I think WotC will be trying to get planeswalkers out in color combinations not already represented by commanders in Brawl
      5. What Planeswalkers are we most excited to see?
        1. Ryan
          1. Jaya
          2. Chandra
          3. Sorrin Markov
        2. Zack
          1. Jace.. duh
          2. Saheeli
          3. Davriel Cane (Skeletor)
          4. Bonus: Ugin
      6. A Planeswalker in every pack. What do we think this means?
        1. Probably some common/uncommon PW, at the very least rare
        2. Every Pre-release kit has a FOIL stamped PW AND another foil stamped card
        3. Maybe some PW with no Ultimates, or maybe only minuses or only pluses
    3. Summary – We are beyond hyped for both of these products.
    4. And, as if the hype weren’t enough, we got a FREE preview card from WAR, given to us by Wizards of the Coast! If you want to make sure you get to see the preview card as soon as we can show you, the Subscribe button is waiting 🙂
  5. 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
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    7. Zack individually @z4ck38

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.
  4. Contact Info
    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
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    8. Zack individually @z4ck38
  4. Thank everyone for listening. Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe on Youtube, and tell a friend.

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.
  4. 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:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    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

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
  4. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/BrothersWarPodcast
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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


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/
  4. Contact Info
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
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    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
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Zack individually @z4ck38