Tutors in Commander (with Sean Whatson) – Ep38


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Tutors in Commander (with Sean Whatson)

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Zack for the Social Media
  2. Special Thanks to:
    1. Sean Whatson (@Copain26)
    2. Phil DeLuca (@ketjak)
    3. Shivam Bhatt (@ghirapurigears)
    4. Commanderin Podcast (@commanderinmtg)
  3. Ep 38 Community Spotlight:
    1. @commandcast – 00:02:03
    2. @ketjak – 00:02:44
    3. @GavinVerhey – 00:02:29
    4. @andyhullbone – 00:03:53
    5. @SheldonMenery – 00:17:02, 00:24:36, 00:34:26
    6. @JoshLeeKwai – 00:31:16
    7. @CraigBlanchette –  00:31:16
    8. @JasonEAlt – 00:49:26
  4. Main Topic – Tutors in Commander
    1. What is a tutor?
    2. Opening Statement from Sean, Ryan, and CJ.
    3. Should we consider mana ramp tutors?
      1. Three types of tutors, land, narrow and broad?
    4. The Color Square
    5. Is there such a thing as critical mass of tutors? IE How many tutors is too many tutors? – Link to Ryan’s First Commander deck:  https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ryans-glissa-the-traitor/
    6. How do we feel about Generic Tutors vs more narrow Tutors? Example: Demonic Tutor vs Fabricate
    7. Using Tutors responsibly?. IE Tutors for silver bullets vs assembling a combo
    8. Favorite tutors
  5. EDHWrecked Game
  6. Signoff
    1. Sean Where can people find you? @Copain26
    2. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    3. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    4. Facebook –
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      3. Official Page:
      4. https://www.facebook.com/brotherswarcast/
    5. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    6. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    7. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    8. CJ individually @Sudge1
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Masters 25 Most Wanted – Ep37


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Masters 25 Most Wanted

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Zack for his social media presence
    4. Special Thanks
      1. Daryl Bockett (@the_casual_guy)
      2. Andre S Beshta (@hamsumcheese) for letting us know the website was down, and posing an excellent question
  2. Ep 37 Community Spotlight:
    1. @the_casual_guy – 00:05:36
    2. @hamsumcheese – 00:06:15
    3. @scryfall – 00:10:34
    4. Ray Lago – 00:25:38
    5. Wayne Reynolds – 00:38:12
    6. @wizards_magic – 01:06:03
  3. Main Topic – M25 Wanted Reprints
1993 Mana Vault
1994 Concordant Crossroads
1995 Necropotence
1996 Diminishing Returns
1997 Scroll Rack
1998 Phyrexian Tower
1999 Bribery
2000 Captain Sisay
2001 Phyrexian Arena
2002 Mirari’s Wake
2003 Mind’s Eye
2004 Crucible of Worlds
2005 Doubling Season
2006 Vesuva
2007 Rings of Brighthearth
2008 Scapeshift
2009 Oracle of Mul Daya
2010 Asceticism
2011 Darksteel Plate
2012 Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
2013 Voice of Resurgence
2014 Omniscience
2015 Kolaghan’s Command
2016 Torrential Gearhulk
2017 The Scarab God
2018 Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca

 

  1. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. Facebook – (Mention Zack’s webpage: http://www.dinosaurtalk.net/)
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      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
    7. AJ individually @ajbwcast
    8. CJ individually @Sudge1
      1. http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    9. Zack individually @z4ck38
      1. http://www.dinosaurtalk.net/

 

Deck Tech: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death – Ep36


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Deck Tech: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Zack for his social media presence
  2. Special Thanks
    1. Igor Farkas for sending in a decklist (There is a link to a primer video on that page as well ( @BluestManInMtG    host of the “Elder Dragon Durdle Podcast” http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/alesha-who-smiles-at-death-and-taxes-primer)
    2. Original Professor video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pbdXRfwcvk&t=71s
      1. Quote from Professor’s video: “If You find yourself turtling up and playing passively in multiplayer, Alesha will quickly break you out of that shell.”
  3. Ep 36 Community Spotlight:
    1. @ElderDurdleIgor – 00:07:00
    2. @TolarianCollege – 00:08:11, 00:59:36
    3. @Copain26 – 00:30:26
    4. @z4ck38 – 00:34:56, 01:04:47
  4. Main Topic – Alesha Deck Tech
    1. Link to Tappedout deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/28-12-17-jtm-alesha
    2. Deck Snapshot
      1. Deck Statement: To generate value through Alesha’s triggered ability
      2. Average CMC – 3.11
      3. Creatures – 31
        1. Lots of ETB creatures with power 2 or less (Only exceptions are Reveillark and Sun Titan)
      4. Categories
        1. Sunforger Package
          1. Boros Charm
          2. Crackling Doom
          3. Eerie Interlude
          4. Enlightened Tutor
          5. Return to Dust
          6. Master Warcraft
          7. Swords to Plowshares
          8. Terminate
          9. Tithe
          10. Utter End
          11. Mistveil Plains
        2. Alesha Enablers
          1. Key to the City
          2. Whispersilk Cloak
          3. Reconnaissance
          4. Iroas, God of Victory
        3. Comb-ish pieces
          1. Viscera Seer
          2. Reveillark
          3. Karmic Guide
          4. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
          5. Felidar Guardian
        4. Self Mill/Discard
          1. Altar of Dementia
          2. Returned Centaur
          3. Nahiri, the Harbinger
        5. Card Draw
          1. Skullclamp
        6. Mana Ramp
          1. Sword of the Animist
          2. Solemn Simulacrum
          3. Burnished Hart
          4. Rakdos Signet
          5. Orzhov Signet
        7. Fun!
          1. Master of Cruelties
          2. Hanweir Battlements
          3. Hanweir Garrison
          4. Panharmonicon
  5. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. Facebook – (Mention Zack’s webpage: http://www.dinosaurtalk.net)
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      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
    7. AJ individually @ajbwcast
    8. CJ individually @Sudge1
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How to Win in Commander – Ep35


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How to Win in Commander

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Zack (@z4ck38) for the Social Media help (Check out Zack’s page: dinosaurtalk.net)
  2. Ep 35 Community Spotlight:
    1. @BaxaArt – 00:09:00
    2. @gallegosart – 00:09:00
    3. @deschampsart – 00:09:00, 00:48:37
    4. Mark A. Nelson – 00:09:00
    5. Mark Poole – 00:09:00
    6. Mark Tedin – 00:09:00
    7. @MothershipGames – 00:16:23
    8. @CraigBlanchette – 00:37:15
    9. @Copain26 – 00:40:37, 00:47:53
    10. @DreamtimeDrinne – 00:41:51
    11. @commandcast – 00:51:16
  3. GP Houston talk
    1. Went 4-3 in the main event (with no byes)
    2. Played in a 2HG event with Elliot (we went 2-1)
    3. Got to meet some iconic Magic Artists!
      1. Thomas M. Baxa
      2. Randy Gallegos
      3. Eric Deschamps
      4. Mark A. Nelson
      5. Mark Poole
      6. Mark Tedin
  4. Main Topic – How to Win in Commander
    1. Much of what we talk about reflects our own Meta, so your mileage may vary
    2. Commander is very different from a 1 on 1 format
    3. List of ways to win a game of Commander
      1. Attacking
        1. Normal Beatdown, tokens, etc
        2. Big Swing, like Craterhoof Behemoth
        3. Infect, like Triumph of the Hordes
        4. Voltron, like with auras and equipment, ala Uril the Miststalker
      2. Combo
        1. Infinite Mana
          1. Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth
        2. Lockout/Stax
          1. Stasis + Eon Hub
          2. Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir + Knowledge Pool
        3. Karmic Guide + Reveillark + <sac outlet> + Murderous Redcap
      3. Big Mana (which is slightly different from infinite mana)
        1. Mana Geyser, Past in Flames, Stuffy Doll
      4. Decking/Milling
        1. Blue Sun’s Zenith
        2. Consuming Aberration
        3. Mesmeric Orb
      5. Other Alternate Win Conditions
        1. Felidar Sovereign
        2. Revel in Riches
        3. Laboratory Maniac
        4. Door to Nothingness
      6. Playing 2,3,4 cards in the same turn, that add up to value town
        1. This is developing an engine.  Not infinite combo but just something that quickly outpaces what your opponents might be .doing.
      7. A List of cards that often end games
        1. Cyclonic Rift
        2. Insurrection
        3. Craterhoof Behemoth
        4. Rite of Replication
        5. Gray Merchant of Asphodel
        6. Exsanguinate
        7. Expropriate
    4. To the listeners: What is your favorite way to win a game of Commander? Got any good stories? (Maybe we’ll feature a really good story on a future episode of the show)
  5. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. Facebook –
      1. Group
      2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/brotherswarcast/
      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
    7. AJ individually @ajbwcast
    8. CJ individually @Sudge1
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Cultivating a Table Image – Ep34


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Cultivating a Table Image

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 34 Community Spotlight:
    1. Richard – 00:11:15
    2. @commandcast – 00:11:15, 00:33:05, 00:41:57
      1. Episode 182 of Command Zone
  3. Main Topic – Cultivating a Table Image
    1. What is your table image?
      1. Define this. – What do players expect from you before the game begins?
      2. Reputations have a huge impact on how commander games go (Shout out to Richard who sent us some information on reputation)
      3. How did you get it?
        1. Most people don’t choose a table image
        2. Flashbulb memory.  It doesn’t take a long time to make one
      4. How to change it.
        1. Can you?
      5. How to use it.
        1. Knowing how people will react ahead of time and possibly building a deck around it.
  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
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
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Plight of the Planeswalkers – Ep33


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Plight of the Planeswalkers

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Zack for his Social Media wizardry
    4. Damonmensch for the Crickets clip
      1. URL for the clip: https://freesound.org/people/damonmensch/sounds/121511/
      2. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  1. Ep 33 Community Spotlight:
    1. @Cathaoir1 – 01:04:35
  2. Main Topic
    1. What is the Plight of the Planeswalkers?
      1. Planeswalkers face a bevy of problems in commander
        1. Planeswalkers only get to activate ¼ as often in a 4 player game
        2. Planeswalkers have to be defended against by 3 times as many opponents in a 4 player game
          1. Someone at the table has a flyer or something unblockable
        3. They are “Scary” because folks read their ultimates
        4. PW Slow the Game down. If there are 2 or 3 PW in play, it is very hard for many players to keep all of their possible abilities in their head, and also what loyalty is required to use each ability. This leads to everyone reading the PW (often more than once!), which in turn leads players to (subconsciously, I think) placing more value on killing a PW, because it’s “THE THING” that everyone is talking about, and picking up to read.
        5. They get a bad rap for the VERY INFREQUENT times that someone gets off an ultimate. People remember the times an ultimate happens, but forget all the times you Spend 3GW to cast Ajani, Mentor of Heroes and put 3 +1/+1 counters on one of your creatures, and then never get to activate Ajani again
        6. PW get killed incidentally. If you have a PW with 4 Loyalty, and ANY other player has a 4/4 flying creature, guess where that creature is attacking? I believe this has a lot to do with the “Scary” bits I mentioned above, but also to the “Value”. Like what is more appealing: Killing off a scary PW, and putting your opponent down a card, and not having to remember what all those abilities on the card do. Or taking 1 of your 3 opponents from 30 to 26?
    2. What’s the Difference? Prior to Rivals of Ixalan, Planeswalkers like Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Vraska, Relic Seeker have seen quite a bit of play (Standard).  Current incarnation of Gideon also sees some play, but not nearly to the extent that Gideon Ally of Zendikar dominated the past couple of years.  In modern, cards like Liliana of the Veil (many midrange decks with Black and 8Rack) and Karn, Liberated (tron).  When we sit down to play, we are Planeswalkers and starting with Lorwyn, we can call upon Planeswalker friends.  How do we ensure that we can reward their loyalty? (keeping them safe).
    3. To the listeners: Is our meta different from yours?
  3. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
    2. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqS_bKvsjalCoDFozWiK_w
    3. Facebook –
      1. Group
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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
    7. AJ individually @ajbwcast
    8. CJ – http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
      1. @sudge1

Rivals of Ixalan Set Review – Ep32


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Rivals of Ixalan Set Review

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. #MTGAunt Darleen @darleenjg
  2. Ep 32 Community Spotlight:
    1. @darleenjg – 00:06:28
    2. @Card_Kingdom – 00:06:28
    3. @mtgcommander – 00:08:09
    4. @zboros0 – 00:41:59
    5. @commanderinmtg – 00:45:14
    6. @Copain26 – 00:47:26
    7. @commandcast – 01:10:04
    8. @CraigBlanchette – 01:10:04
  3. Ixalan Set Review
    1. White
      1. Bishop of Binding
      2. Majestic Heliopterus
      3. Trapjaw Tyrant
    2. Blue
      1. Crafty Cutpurse
      2. Induced Amnesia
      3. Nezahal, Primal Tide
      4. Release to the Wind
      5. Warkite Marauder
    3. Black
      1. Arterial Flow
      2. Dead Man’s Chest
      3. Tomb Robber
      4. Twilight Prophet
    4. Red
      1. Blood Sun
      2. Dire Fleet Daredevil
      3. Etali, Primal Storm (Commanderin Episode 121)
      4. Rekindling Phoenix
      5. Tilonalli’s Summoner
    5. Green
      1. Path of Discovery
      2. Wayward Swordtooth
      3. World Shaper
    6. Gold
      1. Angrath, the Flame-Chained
      2. Azor, the Lawbringer
      3. Elenda, the Dusk Rose
      4. Huatli, Radiant Champion
      5. Zacama, Primal Calamity (Command Zone episode 192)
    7. DFCs
      1. Azor’s Gateway
      2. Path of Mettle
      3. Profane Procession
    8. Land
      1. Arch of Orazca
  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
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
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Top 10 Commander Cards from 2017 – Ep31


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Top 10 Commander Cards from 2017

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 31 Community Spotlight:
    1. @lsv – 00:13:17
    2. @CommandZone – 00:29:09
    3. @CommandersBrew – 00:47:46
    4. @SeanTabares – 00:47:46
  3. Main Topic – Top 10 Cards for Commander from 2017
    1. NOTE: We excluded UN-cards, although a few would have made Ryan’s list.
    2. Ryan
      1. Primal Amulet
      2. Mirage Mirror
      3. Revel in Riches
      4. Kess, Dissident Mage
      5. Sunbird’s Invocation
      6. Spell Swindle
      7. Teferi’s Protection
      8. Yahenni, Undying Partisan
      9. Oracle’s Vault
      10. As Foretold
    3. AJ
      1. Disrupt Decorum
      2. Kess, Dissident Mage
      3. Mirage Mirror
      4. Rishkar’s Expertise
      5. Torment of Hailfire
      6. Sunbird’s Invocation
      7. Lifecrafter’s Bestiary
      8. Axis of Mortality
      9. Harsh Mentor
      10. Driven to Despair
    4. CJ
      1. Mairsil, The Pretender
      2. Wasitora, Nekoru Queen
      3. Teferi’s Protection
      4. Patron of the Vein
      5. Kindred Dominance
      6. Galecaster Colossus
      7. Territorial Hellkite
      8. Kindred Discovery
      9. Vindictive Lich
      10. Bloodline Necromancer
  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
    7. CJ individually @Sudge1
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30 – Ixalan Preview Cards


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Ixalan Preview Cards

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Special Congratulations to Joshua Swope (@TheTokenOtaku) and his new daughter Kaya
    4. Thanks to Commander’s Brew (@CommandersBrew) and Commanderin’ (@commanderinmtg) for the epic Cross-over Unmander episodes!
      1. Commanderin’ Episode 120 – http://www.commanderinmtg.com/2017/12/12/e120-unmander-part-1.html
      2. Commander’s Brew Episode 124 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn9J0eyD2wo
    5. Jeff Marshall(@jrm5778 ) and him sending in some cards to be signed 🙂
  2. Ep 30 Community Spotlight:
    1. @TheTokenOtaku – 00:09:25
    2. @commanderinmtg – 00:10:38
    3. @CommandersBrew – 00:10:38
    4. @jrm5778 – 00:12:12
    5. @copain26 – 00:13:06
    6. @TolarianCollege – 00:46:49
    7. @Cathaoir1 – 01:00:27
    8. @ChrisRahnArt – 01:03:38
    9. @indusconcept – 00:58:43
    10. @ChrisRallis_Art – 01:02:31
    11. @jacobsontyler – 01:04:32
  3. Main Topic – Rivals of Ixalan Preview Cards
    1. Note: Cards are not in Gatherer yet, find them here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/rivals-of-ixalan
    2. White
      1. Zetalpa, Primal Dawn
    3. Blue
      1. NONE
    4. Black
      1. Tetzimoc, Primal Death
      2. Vona’s Hunger
    5. Red
      1. Brass’s Bounty
      2. Form of the Dinosaur
    6. Green
      1. Ghalta, Primal Hunger
      2. Tendershoot Dryad
    7. Gold
      1. Journey to Eternity
      2. Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca
      3. Storm the Vault (Makes me think of Borderlands)
    8. Artifact
      1. Awakened Amalgam
      2. Captain’s Hook
      3. The Immortal Sun
  4. Sub-Topic – Dominaria Art
    1. 4 pieces of art from PAX Unplugged
      1. http://mtg-realm.blogspot.com/2017/11/dominaria-art-preview.html
    2. Gather Legends
      1. https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/945324008056279041
  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 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