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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!

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    Things Commander Players Need To STOP Doing l #242

    This episode is a PSA to all Commander players. If you’re doing something on this list – you need to STOP. It might be costing you games, it might be costing you fun, it might be costing you friends.

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    Are There Cards You Shouldn’t Play? l #241

    On this episode we’re discussing a recent article by Commander Rules Committee member Sheldon Menery and asking the question: Are there cards you shouldn’t play?

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    Braids Deck Tech l DJ’s Favorite Deck! l #240

    On this episode we’re breaking down DJ’s favorite deck: Braids, Conjurer Adept. It’s a goofy deck that packs a huge punch. If you like politics, bluffing, making deals and playing BIG creatures, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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    Which Color is the Strongest? Gameplay STATS (pt2) l #239

    It’s time for part 2 of our STATS SERIES! We’re going over the results of our data analysis from over 300 games of Commander.

    What effect does budget and the monetary value of your deck have on your win percentage? Which color is the strongest? What cards appear most in winning decks? Tune in and find out!

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    Exactly How Good is Sol Ring? Gameplay STATS (pt1) l #238

    It’s finally here! The STATS episode (part 1 of 2). We’ve compiled data from over 300 games of Commander, analyzed the findings and now it’s time to go over the results. What do the statistics say about the power of Sol Ring? What role, if any, does turn order play in determining a game winner? What deck types have an advantage over the others?

    Some of the findings are going to shock you! Do not miss this episode.

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    Top Budget Blue Cards l #237

    We’re starting a new subseries discussing the top budget cards in each color. On today’s episode DJ and Josh list their top 5 best blue cards that are each under $2 dollars. Tune in and discover a bunch of ways to make your decks better for cheap!

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    Emmara Deck Tech l #236

    Today we’re breaking down JLK’s Emarra, Soul of the Accord deck that he built and played in the most recent Game Knights. If you liked the look of the deck on the show, just wait until you see all the other spicy cards that didn’t happen to get camera time. If you like tapping and untapping shenanigans, this one is for you!

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    Izoni Deck Tech w/ Adam Savidan of LRR l #235

    Do you like to make tokens and play with your own graveyard? Who doesn’t?!?

    Adam Savidan from LoadingReadyRun joins the show to talk about the Izoni, Thousand-Eyed deck he built and piloted on the new episode of Game Knights. That show, featuring the all-new commanders from Guilds of Ravnica, releases tomorrow (Sept 26). But you can get the inside-scoop on Adam’s deck before you watch it, and then predict if he’s going to win.

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    Guilds of Ravnica Set Review l #324

    We’re returning to the return to Ravnica! Josh and DJ break down the new cards from the latest set, Guilds of Ravnica, and which ones they believe will make an impact on the Commander format. Whether you’re Izzet, Golgari, Selesnya, Boros or Dimir, there’s something here for everyone.

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    Guilds of Ravnica Preview Card – Etrata, the Silencer l #233

    On this special episode we’re unveiling our exclusive GUILDS OF RAVNICA PREVIEW CARD! It’s a new legendary creature named Etrata, the Silencer.

    To talk about this super unique card, we’re joined by MTG cosplayer Olivia Gobert-Hicks, who built a Commander deck around Etrata for upcoming episode of Game Knights, which releases on September 26th.

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