Monday, December 6, 2010

CommanderCast 06: The Sky Is NOT Falling

Posted by ANDY aka GHoooSTS
Here at CommanderCast it's going DOWN as usual! It's been an exciting week for EDH and we're here to give you our thoughts on the breaking news, as well as covering our usual pillars of Community, Strategy, and Technology. This week Carlos (one of our first listeners) is joining me though the miracle of the intertron to back me up as the discussion roams from news to politics and, back by popular demand, the return of Secret Tech. 

Also coinciding with the release of this podcast is the conclusion of our Generals Remixed contest. Huge thanks to everyone for their submissions, we got a ton of very exciting entries! This week, the whole CommanderCast team will be picking though the submissions before deciding our winner, who will be the recipient of a Legendary Creature of their choice with altered art by the very talented Sandreline.

 Show notes and links below. Enjoy.


00:00 to 05:34: Intro: Meet Carlos, mail responses, shout outs, and Andy announces the closing of the Generals Remixed competition.

05:55 to 29:38: Community Segment: WotC's Commander Announcement: Andy and Carlos give a rundown of their thoughts on Wizard's big EDH announcement. A bit of news, a bit of speculation, a bit of hype. What can this mean for the future of the format? What about the upcoming product releases? IS EDH DOOMED? Probably not.

30:03 to 48:15: Strategy Segment: Political Plays. Politics in multiplayer Magic has been controversial since the days of chump blocking Craw Wurms with your Mons's Goblin Raiders. In EDH, politics are an ever-present force. To some, they are a toxic element that ruins games; to others, they are another fascinating axis of strategy; and some people like to manipulate others both in and out of game. We're giving our views on politics in Commander; when it's cool and when it's crossing the line.

48:27 to 68:22: Technology: Secret Tech: Carlos Edition. Carlos is dropping jewels all over the place in Secret Tech. CHECK IT:
Rare: Nim Deathmantle, Hall of the Bandit Lord, Vesuva

68:29 to closing: Outtro.

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  1. Hi! Another great show guys. I just have to say that I agree about Nim Deathmantle being awesome and underrated. I have already gotten great use out of it. However, Mimic Vat is slightly better. I'm starting to think Mimic Vat is THE best EDH card in Scars... it's that stinkin' good.

  2. Been listening for a few episodes now, and I've gotta say - this podcast single handedly hyper-activated my love for EDH again. (Er... Commander, excuse me.) Keep up the phenomenal work, guys. I'll be be recommending this to all my friends for sure.

    I have just one other comment to make: Andy, you do yourself great disservice by not watching Gundam Unicorn. Please watch it. On Blu-ray, if possible.

  3. @ DarkThaumaturge:
    Good to hear you're liking the show. I have to say I am finding Mimic Vat is good in any deck but it generally speaking feels 'fair'. Nim Deathmantle feels far more degenerate when you can set it up properly, but this is trickier. The Vat is easier to get more mileage out of for sure though. My man Anthony is rolling Deathmantle in his new mono-B Voltron deck and that thing is disgusting sick, any game he draws it, that thing is a huge problem and demands an answer. Vats... sometimes I can let them ride. Just my experience.

    I want to thank you for taking the time to comment on the podcast. It might sound weird but I know we have a good number of people visit the site, but no idea whether they are listening to us, or liking the show and other content. Comments like yours are very encouraging. Spreading the word about our show even more so!

    Also I refuse to watch Unicorn no matter how bad I want to until it's finished. I just finished watching Zeta Gundam again and now I think I'm going to go back and watch Turn A. By the time I'm done watching everything again maybe Unicorn will be finished.