Episode 29 – Welcome (Back) to the Fold

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Welcome (Back) to the Fold

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 29 Community Spotlight:
    1. @blakepr, @wizards_magic – 00:01:58
    2. @maro254 – 00:05:12
      1. Video where Mark Rosewater got to announce Unstable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygs0kHhczXo
    3. @commandcast – 00:11:18, 00:56:32
    4. @edhrec – 00:38:11, 00:50:09
    5. @commanderinmtg – 00:56:32
    6. @CommandersBrew – 00:56:32
    7. @PVDDR – 01:02:24
      1. https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/tiny-edges-dont-choose-to-draw/
    8. @ChannelFireball – 01:02:24
    9. @lsv – 01:03:04
    10. @drafthouse – 01:09:07
  3. Main Topic – Returning to the Fold
    1. Nearly every Magic player, if they play long enough, takes a break. Sometimes it can feel hard/overwhelming to return.
  4. Signoff
    1. CJ – http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
      1. @sudge1
    2. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    3. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    7. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 28 – Possibility Storm (Modern, Commander Play Style, 1DH)

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Possibility Storm (Modern, Commander Play Style, 1DH)

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Community Spotlight
    1. @MothershipGames – 00:15:59
    2. Nerdstock – 00:16:08
    3. Pat’s – 00:16:08  
    4. @CommandersBrew – 00:46:34, 00:50:17
      1. Ep 115 – Rashmi
      2. Ep 116 – Jarad
    5. @maro254 – 48:20
    6. @scryfall – 50:17
  3. Main Topic 1 – Modern Zack
    1. http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=17018&f=MO
    2. Grixis Death’s Shadow – http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=17018&d=305271&f=MO&show_pts=Y
    3. Eldrazitron – http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=17018&f=MO
    4. UW Control – http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=17018&d=305274&f=MO&show_pts=Y
  4. Main Topic 2 – Play Style
    1. Zack – No touching!
    2. CJ – “Going off”
    3. Ryan – Durdle and reactive
  5. Main Topic 3 – 1DH
    1. Thanks to @andyhullbone and @SeanTabares over at @Commandersbrew (they did two episodes on this, 115 and 116)
    2. Scryfall (@scryfall) is a good way to find cards (https://scryfall.com/search?as=&order=&q=t%3Alegendary+usd%3C%3D1.00)
    3. Pretty darn cheap on MtGO
  6. Signoff
    1. CJ – http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
      1. @Sudge1
    2. Zack – @z4ck38
    3. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    4. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    5. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    6. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. AJ individually @ajbwcast

Episode 27 – Olivia Voldaren Commander Deck Tech

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Olivia Voldaren Deck Tech

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 27 Community Spotlight:
    1. @edhrec – 00:14:01
    2. @MtgKaylesh– 00:40:35
    3. @CommandersBrew – 01:04:07
  3. Main Topic – Olivia Voldaren Deck Tech
    1. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/cj-olivia-voldaren-season-2/
    2. Deck statement: This is an 80$ budget deck designed for league. The idea is to control the board while developing a strong mana-base, and then let Olivia take over.
    3. Deck Snapshot
      1. Average CMC – 3.43
      2. 75% Black, 25% Red
      3. Creatures – 17
        1. Lots of ETB creatures
      4. Artifact (18)
        1. Mostly Mana Rocks and Protection
      5. Categories
        1. Commander Protection (4)
          1. Lightning Greaves
          2. Swiftfoot Boots
          3. Mask of Avacyn
          4. Darksteel Plate
        2. Board Wipes (8)
          1. Volcanic Vision
        3. Targeted Removal (10)
          1. Chaos Warp
          2. Attrition
        4. Card Draw (3)
          1. Syphon Mind
        5. Mana Ramp (8)
          1. Black Market
          2. Burnished Hart
          3. Solemn Simulacrum
        6. Fun!
          1. Chaos Warp
          2. Mindclaw Shaman
          3. Gonti, Lord of Luxury
          4. Steel Hellkite
          5. Nim Deathmantle
          6. Basilisk Collar
    4. What was it like to update the deck during the course of the league?
      1. Budget version (80$), so not able to use all the cards
      2. Additions:
        1. 1st round
          1. Darksteel Plate
          2. Gonti, Lord of Luxury
          3. Go for the Throat
        2. 2nd round
          1. Cabal Coffers
          2. Expedition Map
        3. 3rd round
          1. Liliana of the Dark Realms
          2. Exsanguinate
          3. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    5. Ryan
      1. General Thoughts
        1. I want more card draw!
          1. Underworld Connections
      2. Cards I like
        1. Mindclaw Shaman
        2. Attrition
        3. Yahenni, Undying Partisan
      3. Cards I would cut
        1. Perilous Predicament
        2. In Garruk’s Wake
        3. Fleshbag Marauder
  4. Signoff
    1. CJ – http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
      1. @sudge1
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    1. YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    1. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    2. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    3. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    4. AJ individually @ajbwcast

 

Episode 26 – How to Build a Commander Deck

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How to Build a Commander Deck

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing ()
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Community Spotlight:
    1. @edhrec – 00:09:34, 00:33:18
    2. @CommandZone – 00:50:42
    3. @TolarianCollege – 00:50:42
    4. @tappedout – 00:53:20, 01:02:15
  3. Main Topic – Building a Commander Deck
    1. Choosing a Commander
      1. Find something that speaks to you
      2. Edhrec is a great resource for this
    2. Have a plan!
      1. Be open minded to your plan changing during the deck building process
      2. The Gitrog Monster
      3. Mizzix of the Izmagnus
      4. Sen Triplets (this is Ryan going overboard on the plan)
    3. Our deck building processes
      1. Edhrec
      2. Piles of cards vs Ryan’s cache
    4. Commander-centricity
      1. It’s a sliding scale, Goodstuff (Oloro, Ageless Ascetic / Cromat) all the way to Commander Dependant (Skithiryx)
      2. It’s OK to have a card that works well with ONLY your commander, because you always have your commander as an “8th card” in your hand
    5. Mana base
      1. Differences with number of colors and average cmc of your deck
      2. How many utility lands can you afford to run?
      3. CJ talk about cheating on land
      4. Command Zone videos
        1. Commandzone video 1
        2. Commandzone video 2
      5. Tolarian Community College Videos:
        1. TCC2
        2. TCC3
        3. TCC4
        4. TCC5
    6. Win conditions
      1. These should complement your deck’s PLAN
      2. Go wide strategy with Craterhoof Behemoth
      3. Combo wins
      4. Voltron
  4. Signoff
    1. CJ – http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    2. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    3. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    4. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    5. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    6. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    7. AJ individually @ajbwcast