Monthly Archives: August 2015

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E013 – Sheldon Menery – Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

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Sheldon Menery comes Commanderin’ to talk about a myriad of commander-related topics! Want to learn how to get on the EDH Rules Committee? Listen to this episode! Want to hear Sheldon laugh? Listen to this episode! Want to hear Commander Jesus refuse to cure Sean? Listen to this Episode!

Sheldon is an excellent guest, and he takes us back to the dawn of time and describes his efforts to popularize the format.

Sheldon’s current favorite deck: Yasova Dragonclaw, complete with play-by-play. Updated version as of 11 AUG 2015 is at DeckStats.

Sheldon is a fan of the Outlander TV series: IMDB (general spoiler warning applies).

These are the Commander Rules Committee (RC) members as of 22 AUG 2015:
Sheldon Menery
Toby Elliot
Gavin Duggan
Scott Larabee
Alex Kenney

These are former RC members:
Duncan MacGregor
Devon Rule

Find Sheldon on Twitter, Facebook, and Star City Games. Read his articles, they are golden wisdom.

Our web site is: http://www.commanderinmtg.com/

You can find us on Twitter:

The podcast – @commanderinmtg
Phil – @ketjak
Sean – @copain26
Nate – @misterplorg

Our email: [email protected]

Our theme song was created for the podcast by Nate Burgess.

Our logo was created for the podcast by Mr Picto, with assistance from Kelle DeLuca. You can find more art from Mr Picto by going to mrpicto.co.uk.

Special thanks to tech wizzes Jessie Thomson and Graham Frank, and to Justin for the server space.

© Copyright 2015 Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

E012 – Contest Winners and Encyclopedia Commanderica 2 – Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

We present another entry in our Encyclopedia Commanderica series, and announce our contest winners! Thanks to all who entered, and thanks to those who had kind words along with their entry.

Many heartfelt thanks from all of us to Chris Stephen, who granted us the right to use this file, which also served as his contest entry! Check him out on Twitter here.

Art by Chris Stephen aka @CMDTower on Twitter
Art by Chris Stephen aka @CMDTower on Twitter, (C) 2015 Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

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Cloud Crusader
Karplusan Forest
Archetype of Courage
Linessa, Zephyr Mage
Plains
Aether Storm
Pincher Beetles
Goblin Caves
Flowstone Embrace

Our web site is: http://www.commanderinmtg.com/
Find us on YouTube and SUBSCRIBE!

You can find us on Twitter:

The podcast – @commanderinmtg
Phil – @ketjak
Sean – @copain26
Nate – @misterplorg

Our email: [email protected]

Our theme song was created for the podcast by Nate Burgess.

Our logo was created for the podcast by Mr Picto, with assistance from Kelle DeLuca. You can find more art from Mr Picto by going to mrpicto.co.uk.

Special thanks to tech wizzes Jessie Thomson and Graham Frank, and to Justin for the server space.

© Copyright 2015 Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

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E011 – Invasion in Commander – Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

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The Commanderin’ podcast takes on the Invasion set and talks about good cards to use in Commander. There are a surprising number of good cards for Commander in this set.

Cards We Talk About
Hanna, Ship’s Navigator
Phyrexian Delver
Phyrexian Altar
Rout
Fact or Fiction
Planar Portal
Tsabo Tavoc
Aura Shards
Spinal Embrace
Empress Galina
Tsabo’s Web
Sterling Grove
Artifact Mutation
Void
Wash Out
Quirion Elves
Saproling Symbiosis
Captain Sisay
Crosis, the Purger
Rith, the Awakener
Darigaaz, the Igniter
Treva, the Renwer
Dromar, the Banisher
…and more! (Especially Mimic Vat!)

The Contest!
We are running a contest until noon Pacific Time (GMT -0800) on 14 August 2015! Entries received after that time will not be accepted.

Here’s a good way to be sure you submit your entries to the contest correctly; fill this out and send it to [email protected]:

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Get ten or more correct, and you’re eligible to win a pack of Origins! Four winners!

Get all 15 correct, and you’re eligible to win a pack and a fancy Commanderin’ Play Mat! (Pictures to come!) One winner!

Our web site is: http://www.commanderinmtg.com/

You can find us on Twitter:

The podcast – @commanderinmtg
Phil – @ketjak
Sean – @copain26
Nate – @misterplorg

Our email: [email protected]

Our theme song was created for the podcast by Nate Burgess.

Our logo was created for the podcast by Mr Picto, with assistance from Kelle DeLuca. You can find more art from Mr Picto by going to mrpicto.co.uk.

Special thanks to tech wizzes Jessie Thomson and Graham Frank, and to Justin for the server space.

© Copyright 2015 Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

E010 – Big Mana 1 – Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

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We go Commanderin’ with commanders that cheat cards into play. In addition, we run our first ever contest! Prepare yourselves, fans of Magic Origins! Also, we have a special visit from the Eldrazi. Also also, this is your heavy sarcasm warning.

Three Focus Generals
Nate’s Jeleva, Nephalia’s Scourge
Sean’s Maelstrom Wanderer
Narset, Cheesemonkey

Cards we Mention
Oblivion Sower
Avenger of Zendikar

Maelstrom Wanderer’s Creature Buddies
Coiling Oracle
Sakura Tribe Elder
Rattleclaw
Etherium Horn Sorcerer
Bloodbraid Elves
Shardless Agent
Etherium Horn Sorcerer
Atarka, World Renderer
Dragonlord Atarka
Molten Primordial
Diluvian Primordial
Wurmcoil
Balefire
Sun Quan
Archetype of Imagination
Siege Behemoth
Urabrask shouldn’t be in this list.
Neither should Soul of New Phyrexia

Jeleva’s Creature Buddies
Charmbreaker Devils
Guttersnipe
Mnemonic Wall
Izzet Chronarch
Wrexial, the Risen Deep

Include These in Jeleva and The Wanderer
Galvanoth
Hypersonic Dragon
Gelectrode

Support Cards
Cauldron of Souls
Riptide Laboratory
Sensei’s Divining Top
Scroll Rack
Brainstorm
Ponder
Denying Wind
Sadistic Sacrament
Halimar Depths
Telling Time
Diabolic Vision
Cranial Extraction
Infinite Obliteration
Nightmare Incursion
Rise of the Dark Realms
Memory Plunder

Get Hasty!
Flamekin Village
Ring of Valkas
Hall of the Bandit Lord
Clout of the Dominus
Hammer of Purphoros
Lightning Greaves
Swiftfoot Boots

Want more tokens?
Talrand, Sky Summoner
Young Pyromancer

Don’t use Epic Experiment in these commanders. Wait for it in a future episode…

Don’t use Recurring Nightmare anywhere, folks! It’s banned in Commander.

The Contest!
We are running a contest until noon Pacific Time (GMT -0800) on 14 August 2015! Entries received after that time will not be accepted.

Here’s a good way to be sure you submit your entries to the contest correctly; fill this out and send it to [email protected]:

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13. Jayemdae Tome
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Get ten or more correct, and you’re eligible to win a pack of Origins! Four winners!

Get all 15 correct, and you’re eligible to win a pack and a fancy Commanderin’ Play Mat! (Pictures to come!) One winner!

Our web site is: http://www.commanderinmtg.com/

You can find us on Twitter:

The podcast – @commanderinmtg
Phil – @ketjak
Sean – @copain26
Nate – @misterplorg

Our email: [email protected]

Our theme song was created for the podcast by Nate Burgess.

Our logo was created for the podcast by Mr Picto, with assistance from Kelle DeLuca. You can find more art from Mr Picto by going to mrpicto.co.uk.

Special thanks to tech wizzes Jessie Thomson and Graham Frank, and to Justin for the server space.

© Copyright 2015 Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

E009 – Heather Lafferty – Commanderin’ MTG Podcast

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Heather Lafferty comes Commanderin’ and talks Angels, Gatherin’ Magic, and then makes us laugh, from deep in the belly, which pretty much doesn’t stop for nearly two hours. Hear which aspect of angelic lore she thinks is… well, not good.

What We’ve Been Playing
Heather Kaalia of the Vast
Phil Karametra, God of Harvests
Sean Sen Triplets
Nate Vela the Night-Clad; GrimGrin, Corpseborn; Child of Alara (Josh Lee Kwai-style)

Angels we Mention
Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Restoration Angel
Baneslayer Angel
Angel of Despair
Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Karmic Guide
Angel of Serenity
Archangel of Thune
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Serra Angel
Angelic Arbiter
Iona, Shield of Emeria
Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
Malach of the Dawn
Gabriel Angelfire

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Angel of Despair
Accorder Paladin
Wandering Goblins
Pools of Becoming

Heather is a community-focused Commander player who writes for Gathering Magic. You can find her articles here.
She’s incredibly prolific on Twitter, as well, and posts under the handle @RevisedAngel, and she handles Gathering Magic on Twitter as well as @GatheringMagic.

Stay tuned for more Heather here on Commanderin’!

Our web site is: http://www.commanderinmtg.com/

You can find us on Twitter:

The podcast – @commanderinmtg
Phil – @ketjak
Sean – @copain26
Nate – @misterplorg

Our email: [email protected]

Our theme song was created for the podcast by Nate Burgess.

Our logo was created for the podcast by Mr Picto, with assistance from Kelle DeLuca. You can find more art from Mr Picto by going to mrpicto.co.uk.

Special thanks to tech wizzes Jessie Thomson and Graham Frank, and to Justin Bunnell for the server space.

© Copyright 2015 Commanderin MTG Podcast