Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 260! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on MTGcast.com, Commandersociety.com and our homesite, CommanderCast.com! This week we talk about the best swag! Life counters, deck boxes, and playmats… all the things needed to make a fun night go smoothly. Then we move on to some of the best cards that we feel don’t get enough love in EDH: combat tricks!

 

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Community:

 

Accoutrement (definitely said with a bad French accent): what sort of paraphernalia do you like to have with/around you when you play EDH? What makes for a comfortable/ideal play setting?

 

Mark –

 

Adam –

  • Dice (either a communal or your own)
  • Tokens (either a communal or your own)
  • Table space

 

Listen to the Coast 2 Coast Commander’s (episode 6) discussion of super-fancy deck boxes.

 

Strategy:

 

How do you proportion specific sets of cards (ramp, land, removal, etc.) in your decks?  Said another way: how many slots do you dedicate to these types of cards in your decks?

 

Mark

  • I never play enough removal.
  • At least one or two really stupid, fun effects that probably won’t work out (but when they do, it’s freakin’ awesome.  EX: [card]Nacatl War-Pride[/card] & [card]Natural Affinity[/card])
  • Probably don’t play Thallids.

 

Adam

  • Really whim based
  • Depends on how we count a recurrable effect
  • Count tutors?

 

Technology:

Best Non-Anthem pump effects (No [card]Coat of Arms[/card] or [card]Door of Destiny[/card]s allowed!)

 

Adam: [card]Decimator of the Provinces[/card], [card]Purphoros, God of the Forge[/card], [card]Become Immense[/card], Honorable Mention: [card]Triumph of the Hordes[/card] (just for Zach)

 

Mark: [card]Charge Across the Araba[/card], [card]Goldnight Commander[/card]/[card]Valor in Akros[/card], [card]Kusari-Gama[/card]

 

Outtro/Contacts:

 

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Rachel – Email: wiehernandez(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)Blueram1409

 

Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com  // twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone

 

Clay – Email: EDHPanda(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)EDHPanda // Stream on Twitch: Pandalpaca (on twitter as (at)Pandalpaca)

 

Mark – Email: mahlerma(at)gmail(dot)com

 

Adam –  (at)squire9999, squire1mtg@gmail.com

 

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