Episode 12 – Commander 2017 Set Review Part 2

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Commander 2017 Set Review Part 2

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Commander 2017 Set Review
    1. If you haven’t heard episode 10, we talk about all the legendary creatures, as well as some of our favorite cards, like Teferi’s Protection, which we won’t go into here
    2. Curse Cycle
      1. Curse of Vitality, Curse of Verbosity, Curse of Disturbance, Curse of Opulence, Curse of Bounty
    3. White
      1. Alms Collector
      2. Fortunate Few
      3. Kindred Boon
      4. Scalelord Reckoner
      5. Stalking Leonin
    4. Blue
      1. Kindred Discovery
      2. Magus of the Mind
      3. Portal Mage
    5. Black
      1. Bloodline Necromancer
      2. Boneyard Scourge
      3. Kheru Mind-Eater
      4. Kindred Dominance
      5. New Blood
      6. Patron of the Vein
      7. Vindictive Lich
    6. Red
      1. Bloodsworn Steward
      2. Crimson Honor Guard
      3. Izzet Chemister
      4. Kindred Charge
      5. Shifting Shadow
      6. Territorial Hellkite
    7. Green
      1. Hungry Lynx
      2. Kindred Summons
      3. Qasali Slingers
    8. Artifact
      1. Bloodforged Battle-Axe
      2. Heirloom Blade
      3. Herald’s Horn
      4. Mirror of the Forebears
    9. Land
      1. Path of Ancestry
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    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 11 – Attacking in Commander

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Attacking in Commander

 

  1. What’s been going on in your personal life?
    1. Thanks to @MtgKaylesh as he likes this segment
  2. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  3. Main Topic – Attacking
    1. Quote – “Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.” – George S. Patton
    2. Newer players reluctance to attack
    3. What to consider when attacking?
      1. Boardstate
      2. Consider the crackback
      3. Be mindful of how much Commander damage you have done to each opponent
      4. How are they going to block? A good trick is to put yourself in your opponent’s shoes and consider how you would block given your intended attackers (specifically mention figuring out when your opponent is NOT likely to block ie when you would be happy if they accepted your offer of a trade)
    4. Who should you attack?
      1. Threat assessment
      2. Round table beats (Ryan’s soap box)
      3. Position of who you attack (to the right)
    5. When not to attack
      1. Maybe consider not stepping into a feud between two other players
      2. Evaluate each attack as a “Transaction”, don’t just attack with a 2/2 if your opponent has a 10/10 and you have no other blockers
    6. Finishers, that make attacking easy
      1. Insurrection
      2. Overrun, Pathbreaker Ibex, Craterhoof Behemoth
      3. Cyclonic rift, Cryptic Command, Blustersquall
      4. Master Warcraft
      5. Always Watching
      6. Profane Command, Dirge of Dread
    7. Tips
      1. Announce your intention to go to combat, rather than saying “I attack player A with these 2 creatures and player B with this 1 creature”
      2. Attack with everything if you are going to wipe the board (and you don’t expect it to get countered)
      3. When going for a lethal attack, try to attack with more than seems necessary, due to open mana/tricks
      4. Don’t be held hostage by “Rattlesnake” cards (explain what a rattlesnake card is, ie Seal of Doom)
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    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 10 – Commander 2017 Set Review

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Commander 2017 Set Review

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Commander 2017 Set Review
    1. No gatherer links are available yet, so go here for all the card images for the cards discussed in this episode.
    2. Cats
      1. Arahbo, Roar of the World
      2. Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist
      3. Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith
      4. Hammer of Nazahn
      5. Balan, Wandering Knight
    3. Dragons
      1. The Ur-Dragon
      2. O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami
      3. Ramos, Dragon Engine
      4. Wasitora, Nekoru Queen
      5. Taigam, Ojutai Master
    4. Vampires
      1. Edgar Markov
      2. Licia, Sanguine Tribune
      3. Mathas, Fiend Seeker
    5. Wizards
      1. Inalla, Archmage Ritualist
      2. Kess, Dissident Mage
      3. Mairsil, the Pretender
      4. Taigam, Sidisi’s Hand
  3. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
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    5. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 9 – Politics in Commander

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Politics in Commander

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Politics
    1. Definition – Influencing the outcome of the game through direct or indirect actions
    2. Why politics is so important in EDH (and why it’s a skill that hardcore tourney players probably haven’t practiced much)
    3. Types of politics
      1. Giving gifts
      2. Making deals
      3. Through fear and intimidation
      4. Pointing out threats/combos (We point out @JoshLeeKwai is quite skilled in this area)
    4. Ways to improve your political game
      1. Play cards that will allow you to make political maneuvers
        1. Hunted Cycle
          1. Hunted Dragon
          2. Hunted Horror
          3. Hunted Phantasm
          4. Hunted Lammasu
          5. Hunted Troll
        2. Offering Cycle – We talk about Game Knights no. 8 here
          1. Benevolent Offering
          2. Infernal Offering
          3. Intellectual Offering
          4. Sylvan Offering
          5. Volcanic Offering
        3. Yavimaya Hollow
      2. Pay attention!
    5. Politics is actually pretty fun! It adds a whole dimension to the game
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    5. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 8 – The Golgari Swarm

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The Golgari (G/B) Swarm

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music
    2. Mike Condon for the engineering and editing
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – The Golgari Swarm
    1. Color Pair Philosophy
      1. Green is about growth, Black is about power (Death is a part of the cycle)
        1. http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/life-and-death-2005-10-24-0        Mark Rosewater article on Golgari
    2. Mechanics
      1. Deathtouch
      2. Dredge
      3. Scavenge
      4. -1/-1 counters
      5. Sacrifice
    3. Tribes
      1. Spiders
      2. Gorgons
      3. Elves
    4. Planeswalkers/Notable Characters
      1. Vraska (Ixalan)
      2. Garruk
      3. Vhati il-Dal
      4. Mirri/Glissa
      5. Pride of the Kraul – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/pride-kraul-2017-05-31        Allison Luhrs
      6. Sacrifice – The Gitrog Monster story – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/sacrifice-2016-03-23
    5. Strengths
      1. Graveyard recursion
      2. Creature/permanent destruction
      3. Card draw
      4. Tutors
    6. Weaknesses
      1. Graveyard Hate
      2. Interacting with the Stack
    7. Notable Golgari Cards
      1. Putrefy
      2. Pernicious Deed
      3. Deathrite Shaman
      4. Vulturous Zombie
      5. Corpsejack Menace
    8. Top 5 Commanders on EDHRec
      1. Meren of Clan Nel Toth (2254 decks)
      2. The Gitrog Monster (975 decks)
      3. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (572 decks)
      4. Glissa, the Traitor (542 decks)
      5. Nath of the Gilt-Leaf (499 decks)
  3. Signoff
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