Episode 21 – Goblin Science Fair

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Shattergang Brothers Deck Doctor

 

  1. Special Thanks to Ryan Sainio (@ryansainio) from Hipsters of the Coast(@HotCblog ,www.hipstersofthecoast.com) for sending us the “Goblin Science Fair” deck
    1. Here is a list of all his articles
    2. A series of 1DH articles he wrote, that might be of particular interest to the listeners
  2. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  3. Community Spotlight
    1. @ryansainio – The whole episode
    2. @hotcblog – 00:01:06, 00:10:58
    3. @tappedout – 00:07:00, 00:15:04
    4. @joss – 01:16:38
  4. Main Topic – Shattergang Brothers Deck Doctor
    1. A few notes up front:
      1. Super cool that we are getting to do an episode based on feedback from the Community!!!
      2. This is just our thoughts on the deck, no one is right or wrong. In fact, that is one of the best things about EDH, the fact that everyone gets to bring their own personal style to each deck they build
      3. Awesome that it’s a “Brothers” card and we are the Brothers War!
      4. What a great direction to take this deck in. Eldrazi Tribal? No one sees that coming.
    2. Link to Ryan Sainio’s article about the deck: https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/06/goblin-science-fair/
    3. Stats
      1. 4.5 average CMC
      2. 33 creatures
      3. 38 land
      4. 5 sorcery
      5. 11 artifact
      6. 6 instant
      7. 6 enchantment
      8. Card draw – 5
      9. Mana Ramp – 14
      10. Exilers – Nihil Spellbomb, Relic of Progenitus, Burn Away, Planar Void, Bojuka Bog
      11. Processors – 2
    4. Favorite cards that are originally included
      1. Ryan Greene
        1. Catacomb Sifter
        2. Courser of Kruphix
        3. Geier Reach Sanitarium
      2. AJ
        1. All is Dust
        2. Aid from the Cowl
      3. Shared favorites
        1. Conduit of Ruin
        2. It that Betrays
        3. Spreading Plague
    5. Cards that we think can be potential candidates for cutting
      1. Ryan Greene
        1. Deceiver of Form
        2. Distended Mindbender
        3. Dust Stalker
        4. Kozilek’s Channeler
        5. Mogg Hollows
        6. Smoldering Marsh
        7. Transgress the Mind
        8. Smuggler’s Copter
        9. Gruul War Plow
      2. AJ
        1. Bearer of Silence
        2. Blight Herder
        3. Planar Void
        4. Lurking Predators
        5. Matter Reshaper
        6. Mockery of Nature
        7. Void Attendant
      3. Shared potential cuts
        1. Endless One
        2. Eternal Scourge
        3. Complete Disregard
        4. Ghostfire Blade
    6. Top 5 cards (secret) that AJ and Ryan would add
      1. Ryan Greene
        1. Skullclamp
        2. Grave Pact / Dictate of Erebos
        3. Rancor
        4. Hammer of Purphoros
        5. Heroic Intervention
      2. AJ
        1. Solemn Simulacrum
        2. Rancor
        3. Korozda Guildmage
        4. Hammer of Purphoros
        5. Phyrexian Vault
    7. Honorable mention/other cards we would add
      1. AJ
        1. Hideous Visage
        2. Noxious Gearhulk
        3. Wurmcoil Engine
      2. Ryan
        1. Expedition Map
        2. Nuisance Engine
        3. Kher Keep
    8. AJ’s movie recommendation – Cabin in the Woods
  5. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    4. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    5. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 20 – Brion Stoutarm

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Brion Stoutarm

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Brion Stoutarm (Deck is available on tappedout.net)
    1. Why do we like the deck
      1. It’s fun to play. Ryan has played it recently
      2. It’s not typical “Boros turn things sideways”
    2. What are it’s strengths?
      1. Difficult to attack into
        1. Cards like instant speed threaten effects
        2. Damage prevention/redirection
      2. Sac outlet on the commander
      3. Lifegain
      4. Deals well with opponent’s creatures
    3. What are it’s weaknesses?
      1. Less good when you can’t get Brion to “stick”
      2. Reliance on artifacts, specifically for ramp and card draw
      3. Higher average CMC than AJ would like
      4. Severely hampered if a player can make themselves hexproof/untargetable
    4. Deck stats:
      1. Average CMC – 4.10
      2. Creatures – 24
      3. Lands – 38
      4. Instants – 11
      5. Enchantments 2
      6. Artifacts – 15
      7. Sorceries – 9
      8. Ramp – 7
        1. Boros Signet et al
      9. Card draw – 4
        1. Mercadian atlas
        2. Skullclamp
      10. Removal (Single) – 5
      11. Board wipes – 5
        1. Blasphemous act
      12. Steal effects – 10
        1. Grab the Reins
        2. Zealous Conscripts
    5. AJ’s Top 5 cards in the deck (secret)
      1. Ogre Battledriver
      2. Vicious Shadows
      3. Captain’s Maneuver
      4. Stalking Vengeance
      5. Serra Avatar
      6. Honorable Mention: Phyrexian Processor
    6. Ryan’s Top 5 upgrades (secret)
      1. Ghostly Prison
      2. Land Tax / Sword of the Animist
      3. Academy Rector
      4. Sneak Attack
      5. Preacher
    7. Community Mentions
      1. @ryansainio – 00:02:00
      2. @hotcblog – 00:02:00
      3. @commanderinmtg – 00:02:31
      4. @Commandersbrew – 00:02:31
      5. @tappedout – 00:24:07
  3. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    4. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    5. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 19 – Our Top 5 Commanders

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Favorite 5 Commanders

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Favorite 5 Commanders
    1. Ryan
      1. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
      2. Kaseto, Orochi Archmage
      3. Angus Mackenzie
      4. Breya, Etherium Shaper
      5. Horde of Notions
    2. AJ
      1. Chainer, Dementia Master
      2. Kresh the Bloodbraided
      3. Sidisi, Brood Tyrant
      4. Brion Stoutarm
      5. Xenagos, God of Revels
    3. Top 5 Commanders on edhrec
      1. Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
      2. Meren of Clan Nel Toth
      3. Breya, Etherium Shaper
      4. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
      5. Nekusar, the Mindrazer
    4. Top 5(or 8) Commanders you don’t want to sit across from
      1. Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
      2. Narset, Enlightened Master
      3. Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
      4. Animar, Soul of Elements
      5. Kaalia of the Vast
      6. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
      7. Mizzix of the Izmagnus
      8. Feryalise, Llanowar’s Fury
  3. Community Spotlight:
    1. @copain26 – 25:28
    2. @joshleekwai – 25:28, 53:58
    3. @jfwong – 53:58
    4. @CraigBlanchette – 53:58
    5. @MrAdamRex – 58:52
    6. @edhrec – 1:04:39
  4. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    4. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    5. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 18 – Top 10 Kess, Dissident Mage cards

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Top 10 Kess, Dissident Mage cards

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Kess
    1. Why you might want to play a Kess, Dissident Mage deck
    2. AJ has a Kess deck, and has played it
      1. How did it play?
    3. Top 10 (secret) cards Ryan and AJ would include in Kess
      1. Ryan
        1. Torrential Gearhulk
        2. Syphon Mind
        3. Exsanguinate
        4. Mana Geyser
        5. Reiterate
        6. Fact or Fiction
        7. Gamble
        8. Entomb
        9. Intuition
        10. Sakishima, The Imposter
      2. AJ
        1. Prophetic Bolt
        2. Rite of Replication
        3. Mizzix’s Mastery
        4. Moonlight Bargain
        5. Behold the Beyond
        6. Delirium Skeins (how to pronounce it, Good Job AJ!)
        7. Fact or Fiction
        8. Primal Amulet
        9. Geier Reach Sanitarium
        10. Urza’s Guilt
        11. Disciple of Deceit
    4. Top cards for Kess from EDHREC which through the Magic of Editing, we haven’t looked at yet
    5. What we like about Kess
      1. It’s an interesting deck, that allows for a high degree of customization/personal expression
      2. Can vary in power level a great deal. Easy to make a 75% version (Thanks Jason E. Alt, the Ryan Seacrest of Magic, and the Mayor of Flavor Town)
      3. It’s super fun to play! (and after all, that’s what Commander is all about)
    6. Community Spotlight:
      1. 16:58 @JoshLeeKwai (@commandcast)
      2. 40:07 @ThePaoloParente
      3. 48:17 @edhrec
      4. 49:21 @JeffMiracola
      5. 59:35 @JasonEAlt
  3. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    4. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    5. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 17 – The Azorius Senate (U/W)

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The Azorius Senate

 

  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 Azorius Senate
    1. Color Pair Philosophy
      1. White is about order and good of the whole, Blue is about the search for knowledge and self improvement.
        1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/slow-and-steady-2006-05-01-0    Mark Rosewater article on Azorius
        2. “Philosophically, the largest overlap between the two colors stems from a similar motivation. Both colors want to improve the world. White does this in its quest to promote peace, while Blue does it out of its interest in reaching perfection. The end result is the same. Both colors like to force its rules and ways upon all those around them” – Mark Rosewater
    2. Mechanics
      1. Flying
      2. Forecast
      3. Detain
    3. Tribes
      1. Birds
      2. Sphinxes (Sphinges)
      3. Spirits
    4. Planeswalkers/Notable Characters
      1. Dovin Baan
      2. Venser, the Sojourner
      3. Narset, Transcendent
      4. Brago, King Eternal (
        1. Commander’s Brew episode 58, the Commander Interview
      5. Bruna, Light of Alabaster
      6. Hanna, Ship’s Navigator
      7. Lavinia of the Tenth
    5. Strengths
      1. Board wipes/bounce
      2. Flying
      3. Blink
      4. Counter Magic
      5. Tutors – For specific things (Stoneforge Mystic, Trinket Mage, etc)
    6. Weaknesses
      1. Slow and durdley
      2. W/U creatures tend to be small
    7. Notable Azorius Cards
      1. Sphinx’s Revelation
      2. Supreme Verdict
      3. Ghostly Prison/Propaganda
      4. Geist of Saint Traft
      5. Swans of Bryn Argoll
    8. Top 5 Commanders on EDHRec
      1. Brago, King Eternal
      2. Grand Arbiter Augustin IV
      3. Bruna, Light of Alabaster
      4. Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper
      5. Ephara, God of the Polis
  3. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    4. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    5. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    6. AJ individually @ajbwcast