Episode 25 – The Cult of Rakdos (B/R)

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The Cult of Rakdos

 

  1. Thanks to all of the folks we’ve had writing in this past week. Shout out to fellow #MtgDad, Jeff Marshall @jrm5778!
  2. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  3. Community Spotlight
    1. @jrm5778 – 00:05:13
    2. @maro254  – 00:06:56
    3. @MisterPlorg, @CommandTime, @commanderinmtg– 00:20:49
  4. Main Topic – The Cult of Rakdos
    1. Color Pair Philosophy
      1. Black is about a quest for power. Black wants it all – total control. Why? Because black is driven by selfishness, Red is about freedom. Red wants to do what it wants to do. It doesn’t like anything that tells it can’t.
        1. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/hedonism-attitude-2006-08-14-0 Mark Rosewater article on Rakdos
        2. The overlap between black and red is pretty clear. They want things their way. And both are willing to take the action necessary to make it happen. True, red tends to be more physical than black, but black is more than happy to take action, you know as long as it knows it’s going to win.” – Mark Rosewater
    2. Mechanics
      1. Hellbent
      2. Unleash
      3. Flying/Trample
    3. Tribes
      1. Demons
      2. Vampires
      3. Not really a third (Mention Goblins and Minotaurs as close)
    4. Planeswalkers/Notable Characters
      1. Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast
      2. Sarkhan the Mad
      3. Rakdos, Lord of Riots / Rakdos the Defiler
      4. Olivia Voldaren
        1. Stories:
          1. Innistrad’s Last Hope
          2. Campaign of Vengeance
      5. Neheb, the Worthy
      6. Tsabo Tavoc
      7. Lyzolda, the Blood Witch
    5. Strengths
      1. Single Target Removal
      2. Access to any play style (black does anything for a price)
      3. Boardwide damage (asymmetrical nastiness).
      4. Tutors  
    6. Weaknesses
      1. No enchantment removal
      2. Often times have to deal with drawbacks on powerful creatures (Abyssal Persecutor isn’t too bad, but check out Phyrexian Negator)
    7. Notable Rakdos Cards
      1. Terminate
      2. Dreadbore
      3. Kolaghan’s Command
      4. Sire of Insanity
      5. Master of Cruelties
      6. Havoc Festival
    8. Top 5 Commanders on EDHRec
      1. Rakdos, Lord of Riots
      2. Olivia Voldaren
      3. Mogis, God of Slaughter
      4. Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
      5. Olivia, Mobilized for War
  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 24 – Art of the Group Game

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Art of the Group Game

 

  1. Today we’re going to talk about how to bring your A-game for the group game.  Group games in MTG can range from silly and casual to cutthroat and political.  The Commander format lends itself to a more casual atmosphere since the decks are usually slower off the block, but getting knocked out first always sucks so we’re going to talk about what it takes to thrive and survive in a multi-hour game against your closest geeks.  But before we get to the Art of the Group Game
  2. Community Spotlight:
    1. Mad Hatter – 00:04:40
    2. @z4ck38 – 00:13:54
  3. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
    3. Special Thanks to Dylan Hicks for the use of their Thunder Clap sound in the episode: http://www.flashkit.com/soundfx/Nature/Storm/Lightnin-Dylan_Hi-8584/index.php
  4. Main Topic – Art of the Group Game
    1. Overview of what a group game is
      1. Touch on some of the group game types
        1. Kitchen Table Magic
        2. Emperor / Two Headed Giant
        3. Arch-Enemy
        4. Commander
      2. Talk about finding the right number of players per table
        1. I like 4. Lee made a table
      3. Review the specifics of the Commander group rules
        1. Command Zone
        2. 21 points to kill with commander
    2. Powerful  Mechanics
      1. Talk about what types of card mechanics are powerful in group games
        1. Targeting all opponents
          1. Extort – Blind Obedience
        2. Targeting all players
          1. Pestilence / Pyrohemia
        3. Abilities that scale with opponents
          1. Syphon Mind
          2. Syphon Soul
          3. Syphon Flesh
    3. Un-fun Mechanics
      1. Things that make the game too slow
        1. Staxy cards – Winter Orb
        2. Meekstone
      2. Things that kill the pace of the game
        1. Wipes
        2. Mass LD (Armageddon)
      3. Things that make players feel left out or bored or lose control
        1. Long combos
        2. Shared Fate
        3. Possibility Storm
    4. Fun Cards
      1. Talk about our favorite group cards
        1. Ryan
          1. Spike Weaver
          2. Boundless Realms
          3. Supplant Form
        2. Lee
          1. Pestilence
          2. Crown of Doom
          3. Syphon cards (see links above)
    5. Politics
      1. Tricks for manipulating the table
        1. Fake Favors
        2. Threat naming
        3. Round Table Beats
      2. Grudges
        1. Linger threats
      3. Sequential game strategies
        1. When you are going to lose you can set up some good karma for the next match
        2. Make joke alliances before games, and then do something beneficial to the partner… the implications are binding.
  5. Signoff
    1. Lee, where can people find you online? Please don’t
    2. 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

 

Episode 23 – Magic Slang

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Magic Slang

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Community mentions
    1. @Copain26, @commanderinmtg – 00:12:07
    2. @BluestManInMtg – 00:16:02
    3. @CommandersBrew – 00:21:52
    4. Instagram calitexfilmgirl – 00:23:02
    5. @bmkibler – 00:49:12
    6. @loadingreadyrun – 00:55:39
  3. Main Topic – MtG Slang
    1. Magic is a complex game, made even more so by having a language of it’s own
      1. Link to a page with many more slang words: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/List_of_Magic_slang
    2. Listener submitted requests:
      1. @BluestManInMtg (Igor Farkas)
        1. EOTFOFIW (A.K.A. EOTFOFYL)
      2. Elliot
        1. Punt
        2. DOBs (Dead on board)
        3. Deece+
      3. Lee
        1. Graveyard hate
        2. Plus the shard/wedges, that we’ll talk about later
    3. Commander Slang (pertains greatly to Commander)
      1. Super Friends
      2. Voltron
      3. Group Hug/Slug
      4. Ramp
      5. Mana Rock
    4. Recent Slang
      1. Deece (and Deece plus)
      2. Kappa (video that explains the origin of Kappa)
      3. Durdle
      4. Hellbent
      5. ETB (187 is the old school)
      6. CMC (2-Drop, 3-Drop, etc)
      7. Gas
      8. Pip
      9. Snap-X (Block, Keep, mulligan, etc)
    5. Old School Slang
      1. The grumper
      2. Topdeck
      3. Evasion
      4. Jank/Janky
      5. Lucksack( mise* )
      6. Dome (Can be a verb) aka “To the face”
      7. The grip, as in “How many cards in your grip?”
      8. Bin (can be a verb), aka the yard
      9. Chump block
      10. Swing
      11. Bear or Grizzly Bear
      12. Vanilla
      13. French Vanilla
      14. Clock
      15. WUBRG (pronounced woo-berg)
    6. CJ name that wedge!
      1. 2 color correct:
        1. Boros
        2. Dimir
        3. Orzhov
        4. Izzet
        5. Golgari
        6. Simic
      2. 2 color incorrect
        1. Azorius
        2. Rakdos
        3. Gruul
        4. Selesnya
      3. Shard Correct
        1. Esper
        2. Grixis
        3. Naya
        4. Bant
      4. Shard Incorrect
        1. Jund
      5. Wedge Incorrect
        1. Abzan
        2. Jeskai
        3. Sultai
        4. Mardu
        5. Temur
    7. Diagram for shards/wedges
      1. Thanks to Mtg Salvation forum member: guimas_pt
  4. Signoff
    1. CJ – http://www.imdb.me/cjwostal
    2. 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 22 – Creating a Commander League

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Creating a Commander League

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Community Spotlight
  1. @TolarianCollege – 00:17:39
  2. @ketjak – 00:18:14
  3. @SheldonMenery – 00:18:14, 00:46:52
  4. @z4ck38 – 00:39:00
  5. @Google – 00:49:06
  6. @discordapp – 00:51:08
  7. @SlackHQ – 00:51:08
  8. @MTGGoldfish – 00:59:30
  1. Main Topic – Commander League
    1. We have a league!
    2. Rules
      1. Season 1 rules summary
        1. Season 1 Rules
        2. Tolarian Community College video “Achievement Unlocked
          1. Google Docs link from the TCC video above (pdf of all the achievements)
      2. Season 2 rules changes from season 1
        1. Each player received a two-color combination
        2. 80$ budget
        3. No Black achievements
        4. No Red achievements
        5. No points for kills
        6. 1 point for participation, 1 point for 2nd place, 2 points for winning
      3. Season 3 rules summary
        1. Same as season 2, but no budget, and deck can change each game.
        2. No Upgrades each week
    3. Tips for running your own league
      1. Have the list of dates ready up front! (And try REALLY hard not to change them)
      2. Have a Commissioner (and don’t be afraid to rotate it)
      3. Be transparent!
      4. Try to go light on the rules (if you can)
      5. Have a place for people to communicate online (sites.google.com) a Discord Chat, or a Slack Channel
  2. Sub-Topic
    1. AJ’s Top 5 cards to pick up from Iconic Masters when it goes live on November 17th
      1. Thran Dynamo
      2. Cryptic Command
      3. Archangel of Thune
      4. Sheoldred, Whispering One
      5. Lightning Helix
    2. Ryan’s list
      1. Urabrask the Hidden
      2. Sheoldred, Whispering One
      3. Consecrated Sphinx
      4. Oblivion Stone
      5. Knight of the Reliquary
  3. How to inspire more communication? Foster more discussion?
  4. For the folks at home: Do you have a league? If so, TELL US ABOUT IT! Are you thinking of starting a league?
  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 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
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Episode 16 – Ixalan Set Review for Commander

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Ixalan Set Review for Commander

 

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing ()
    2. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Main Topic – Ixalan Set Review
    1. NOTE: We talked about some cards in episode 14, so we won’t be talking about them here
    2. White
      1. Axis of Mortality
      2. Kinjalli’s Sunwing
      3. Settle the Wreckage
      4. Tocatli Honor Guard
    3. Blue
      1. Deadeye Quartermaster
      2. Fleet Swallower
      3. Jace, Cunning Castaway
      4. River’s Rebuke
      5. Spell Swindle
    4. Black
      1. Boneyard Parley
      2. Dire Fleet Ravager
      3. Vraska’s Contempt
    5. Red
      1. Angrath’s Marauders
      2. Captivating Crew
      3. Repeating Barrage
      4. Star of Extinction
    6. Green
      1. Deathgorge Scavenger
      2. Ranging Raptors
      3. Verdant Sun’s Avatar
    7. Gold
      1. Huatli, Warrior Poet
      2. Regisaur Alpha
      3. Vona, Butcher of Magan
      4. Vraska, Relic Seeker
    8. DFCs!
      1. Search for Azcanta
      2. Arguel’s Blood Fast
      3. Growing Rites of Itlimoc
      4. Primal Amulet
      5. Thaumatic Compass
    9. Artifact
      1. Sentinel Totem
      2. Sorcerous Spyglass
      3. Vanquisher’s Banner
    10. Land
      1. Field of Ruin
  3. Signoff
    1. You can check us out at brotherswarcast.com
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    1. You can email us directly at mail@brotherswarcast.com
    2. On twitter @brotherswarcast
    3. Ryan individually @greenegeek
    4. AJ individually @ajbwcast

 

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