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Your weekly source for all things Commander (aka EDH), a multiplayer Magic: The Gathering format, with hosts Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai. Focused on all aspects of gameplay and strategy from table politics, budget builds, to deck building and more! commandzonecast@gmail.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and- ...
 
Story Break is a weekly podcast from RocketJump where we (Will Campos, Matt Arnold, and Freddie Wong) sit down in the RocketJump writer's room and attempt to "break" a story for a ridiculous concept, property, or idea that we in NO way have any rights to. Join us every week as we attempt to tackle everything from beloved video games to billion dollar franchises!
 
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With a rules document almost 200 pages long, it’s not a stretch to say that Magic is the most complicated game ever created. This episode, Jimmy and JLK go over some of the more complex and easily misunderstood interactions in all of MTG. Take it from us, knowledge of these weird and wacky edge cases can often be an in-game advantage! Learn more ab…
 
No two Commander playgroups are the same. They have their own personalities, playstyles, and some have their own rules! This episode, Jimmy asks members of The Command Zone staff to discuss the house rules they use to make their games more fun, silly, and somtimes downright weird. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
For better or worse, Commander has become the primary focus for Wizards of the Coast and their card design team. As a result, the format has begun to change and evolve at a more rapid pace than we've been used to. But are all of these changes good? Is the format headed in the right direction? This episode, Jimmy and Josh lay out what's going right,…
 
Show Notes: 2021 is almost out the door, but what a year it’s been! This episode Jimmy and Josh look back and reflect on a year full of ups, downs, new cards, amazing guest stars, and a ton of fresh content. Plus, we’ll discuss what we hope is in store for 2022! ---------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We're bringing the whole Command Zone team to the table to talk about our favorite Commander cards that came out this year. See how our selections stack up against your own, or maybe discover something new or forgotten to sleeve up for yourself. ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: SET! (Discovery+) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qb8x…
 
In a game like Commander, you can’t win ‘em all, but it’s no fun to ALWAYS lose! This episode Craig “Mr. Infect” Blanchette joins Jimmy to answer the age-old question, “Why do I keep losing?” We’ll discuss the potential reasons behind low win-rates, and tell you the best ways you can turn some of those Ls into Ws! ---------- What We Talked About on…
 
C-C-C-COMBOS! Like ‘em or not, there’s no denying combos are a huge part of Commander. This episode, JLK is joined by special guest and fellow CAG member Jim LaPage (The Spike Feeders) to talk about everything combo. We’ll discuss how to identify, assess, and stop your opponent’s when they "go off", along with advice on how to assemble your OWN com…
 
Olivia’s Wedding has quite the legendary guest list, but now it’s time for the party favors! This episode we review the new cards for your 99 from Innistrad:Crimson Vow. We’ll tell you which ones we think you will love and cherish till death do you part, and which are more likely to end in divorce! ---------- What We Talked About on The End Step: A…
 
Commanding a legion of vicious vampires doesn’t have to mean breaking the blood bank! This episode, Josh Lee Kwai and editor Manson Leung bring you our 10-card budget upgrade guide for the new “Vampiric Bloodline” Crimson Vow preconstructed deck. We’ll recommend 10 cards to add and 10 to remove (for about $30) to help you really raise the stakes at…
 
Wedding bells are ringing, and Josh and Jimmy are singing. Then we're telling you about the new monocolored legendary creatures from Crimson Vow! This episode, we look through the remaining commander contenders from the new set, giving you some tips and tricks to build them into decks that will make your opponents' blood boil. Learn more about your…
 
The Spirits are willing, but the deck is weak, so it’s time for an upgrade! This episode, Jimmy and Game Knights editor Jake Boss bring you our 10-card budget upgrade recommendation for the new “Spirit Squadron” Crimson Vow precon deck. We’ll tell you which 10 cards to add and which 10 to take out to make sure you have the ghosts with the most(s). …
 
And now, the dramatic revelation of Crimson Vow's "Vampiric Bloodline" precon commander deck! We're going through the entire list, which contains 15 new cards including four new legendary creatures. We'll discuss the big reprints, deck value, stats, and more! Find out if this will be the next deck you use to bleed your opponents' life totals dry. -…
 
It's an event for the ages! Innistrad: Crimson Vow is almost here. Among the invited guests are many multicolored legendary creatures, any of whom could helm your next deck. This episode we break them down for you, discussing synergies, power level, and who you should take to be your lawfully wedded commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
We’ve talked about making proactive political deals before, but what about when an opponent makes YOU an offer? This episode Josh is joined by writer/producer Jordan Pridgen to discuss dealing with dealers. We’ll go over common political exchanges and discuss how you can make sure they come out in your favor! ---------- What We Talked About on The …
 
Continuing from last week we welcome Michael back to the show to discuss the various entry points to modern. Everything from pure budget to semi budget decks with upgrade paths. Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com Want to pick up Battle Bosses? Click the link for more details: https://…
 
This week we are thrilled to have Tolarian Community College's own The Professor join us to, hopefully, answer the biggest question new players face. Many Magic the Gathering players ask the question, how do I get into Modern? Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com Want to pick up Battle …
 
It's time for you to learn from our mistakes! The Command Zone team joins Jimmy and Josh to talk about the decks we built, but ended up hating. Learn where we went wrong and what we'd do differently now. Best case, you'll learn from our cautionary tales and become better deckbuilders. Worst case, at least we've embarrassed ourselves for your amusem…
 
Rotation has just happened, paper modern events are coming back, and you need cards. This week we take a look at what cards seem like good pickups for those who want to get into modern. Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com Want to pick up Battle Bosses? Click the link for more details: …
 
We converge at the Roundtable once again to discuss the thrilling Midnight Hunt episode of Game Knights. Jimmy and Josh, along with guests Xolo Mariduena (Cobra Kai) and Voxy (Twitch), answer your questions, share how they got into Magic, and discuss their takes on the game's most pivotal moments and political plays. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
This week we are joined once again by Zach Allen to talk about all things graveyard in Modern. What kind of splash has Faithful Mending made in the format and what can you do to fight against all the new graveyard strategies? You can follow Zach at: Twitter: @A22en YouTube: https://t.co/m3u1WbrtRu?amp=1 Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and …
 
The Midnight Hunt has officially begun! All sorts of Werewolves, Zombies, Spirits, and horrifying beasts emerge from the shadows. But which should see the light of day in the 99 of your Commander Deck? This episode, we review the non-legendary cards from MID, and tell you which ones could be frighteningly good in your decks! Learn more about your a…
 
This week we finish off the set review for Innistrad Midnight Hunt. Looking specifically at enchantments, walkers, instants, and sorceries. Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below! Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com Want to pick up Battle Bosses? Click the…
 
Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone ---------- Show Notes: Want to raise the dead without raising the cost of your deck? We’ve got you covered! This episode Gaurav Gulati joins us to bring you our budget “Undead Unleashed” Innistrad: Midnight Hunt pr…
 
Midnight Hunt is here! This week we take a look at some of the creatures and artifacts that they believe will make a splash in modern. What cards do you think we missed? Comment them below. Part 2 coming next week. Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com Want to pick up Battle Bosses? Clic…
 
Notable Canadian Elyse Willems joins us as we discover a strange copyright law loophole that allows us to legally create a James Bond film... as long as it ONLY plays in Canada. Check out Elyse's book! A Night in Halloween House Previous upload had some technical issues which have been fixed! Editing by Chad Ellis Follow us on Twitter Join the Face…
 
Double double toil and trouble, by the pricking of my thumb something BUDGET this way comes! This episode, Jimmy and Ashlen bring you our “Coven Counters” Innistrad: Midnight Hunt precon upgrade guide. We’ll tell you witch 10 cards to add and the 10 to take out (for about $30) to create a brew that can guide humanity to victory at any table! ------…
 
Hear that howling? The Midnight Hunt has almost begun, but there are still more Commanders to meet! This episode, we go over each of the mono-colored legends from the new set, reviewing the synergies, combos, and strategies that will put you ahead of the pack! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim has been BANNED! This announcement from the Rules Committee came as a shock to many (including us) considering it was the format's most popular Commander, according to EDHREC. But did Golos have to go? This episode we discuss what the ban means for the format. Was it a good call? Will Commander be better off? Plus, we delve …
 
The time has come to preview the new “Undead Unleashed” Innistrad precon deck. We’re revealing the entire deck list, including three brand new legendary creatures and twelve newly-printed cards, plus discussing all of the biggest reprints and their value. Will this deck help you raise the zombie hoard of your dreams? Let's find out. ---------- Link…
 
Which Planeswalker would win in a 1-on-1 fight to the death? Alex set up a 64 seed battle royale and put this question to the Twitter Magic crowd. This week, the guys go over the results and argue who they think would win. Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’…
 
The inky darkness of night washes over Innistrad as the hunt for the best commander BEGINS... With our review of all the multicolored legends in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt! This episode we cover every multicolored commander from the new set, discussing synergies, power level, and who you should choose to helm your next deck. Learn more about your ad …
 
Midnight Hunt spoilers have started and this week the guys look at Innistrad as a whole. The conclusion is simple Innistrad really is the best Magic Plane of all time! Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com Want to pick up Battle Bosses? Click the link for more details: https://www.kess.c…
 
Show Notes: Interaction?! Fun?! Enough of that nonsense, it’s time to destroy your enemies! This episode Jimmy and DJ discuss the most cutthroat cards in the commander format. We’ll talk about the efficient, no-nonsense effects that may not make you any friends, but will surely help you claim couple more wins! ---------- What We Talked About on The…
 
The 2022 Product Release schedule has dropped and our favorite game as a lot of exciting stuff dropping, and some controversial items as well. What will this mean for our favorite game and formats?! Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’s a free and easy way to…
 
This week the guys finish off their review of the modern banlist. They debate which cards could come off and which ones will stay there until the end of time. They also discuss what if cards came off the banlist on a probation period and what that would do to the the format! Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbate…
 
Tired of Commander games that look like four people playing solitaire? It’s time to upgrade your interaction! This episode, DJ and Ladee Danger come together to show you some cool and useful ways to get everyone at the table talking, making choices, and, well... interacting! Don’t miss it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi…
 
In response to the discussion about modern bannings the guys take a look at the current modern banlist and debate whether certain cards could come off and not wreck the format. Part 2 coming next week! Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com Want to pick up Battle Bosses? Click the link fo…
 
We’ve discussed the D&D precon commanders, now it’s time to delve deeper into these decks of many things! This episode, we discuss the new non-legendary cards in the Forgotten Realms Commander decks, going over the unique new mechanics that come with them and figuring out which ones you should be grabbing to put in your 99! Learn more about your ad…
 
Over 75% of all cards seeing play in Modern these days were printed in the last 3 years. What does that mean for this supposedly non-rotating format? Plus, we discuss the Elemental Incarnations in depth! Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie Instagram: @TheMM…
 
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