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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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    Ravnica Allegiance Set Review l #250

    Jimmy and Josh discuss the new cards from Ravnica Allegiance and which ones they think will make a splash in Commander. From the new legendary creatures and planeswalkers to a potential white staple card, this set has a lot going on. Is there something awesome to spicy up one (or more) of your decks? Listen and find out!

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    How NOT to Evaluate Cards + Ravnica Allegiance Preview Card l #249

    This week, we’re taking a look at some of our old episodes and wondering how we could be so wrong at about certain cards. And then we discuss how those missteps can help us learn to have better analysis in the future. Plus, we're revealing our exclusive Ravnica Allegiance preview card. It's a mythic legendary that seems crazy powerful. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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    What Magic Did Wrong (and Right!) This Year l #248

    It’s been a rocky, controversial, crazy year for Magic, with many ups and downs. On this, the last episode of 2018, Jimmy and Josh are looking back at the past 12 months and examining what Magic did wrong (and right!) and then taking a brief look at what the future looks like for our favorite game.

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    Problems With Your Playgroup l #247

    There are many issues which can crop up in a tight-nit group (like a playgroup) which, if not addressed, can cause fissures and strain and, ultimately, lead to some negative experiences. On this episode, Jimmy and Josh discuss lessons they’ve learned regarding how to cultivate a healthy group dynamic.

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    DJ’s Final Episode - Jumbo Politics l #246

    It's DJ's last episode as an official co-host of the show. But don’t worry, we’re sending him off in style with a hand-picked topic of his choosing: TABLE POLITICS!

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    Most Hated Commanders l #245

    Today, we’re talking about our MOST HATED COMMANDERS. Those legendary creatures we just do not like to see across the table.

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    Most Overrated Cards l #244

    DJ brings his own new perspective to an old debate: What are the most overrated cards in Commander? Buckle up, because Josh does not necessarily agree with all of DJ’s list. Which cards cause the most contention? Tune in and find out!

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    Ultimate Masters Discussion + Preview Card l #243

    The announcement of Ultimate Masters has been a contentious subject in the community. Josh and DJ give their perspectives on the controversy surrounding the new set PLUS, we reveal The Command Zone’s exclusive UMA preview card!

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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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