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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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    Xantcha, Sleeper Agent – C18 Deck Tech | #227

    On today’s episode, Josh and DJ brew up a deck for one of the most unique new Commanders from all of C18: Xantcha, Sleeper Agent. Find out all of the cool interactions, synergies and combos that will allow you to infiltrate your way to victory.

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    Brewing Brudiclad – C18 Deck Tech | #226

    We're kicking off a series of deck techs centered around the new legendary creatures from Commander 2018. Today we begin with one of the most interesting: Brudiclad (BREWdiclad?) Telchor Engineer. It’s a new take on your typical token based strategy. Come see how Josh and DJ would tackle this deck building challenge!

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    C18: Best New Cards l #225

    We're continuing our coverage of the Commander 2018 product with a look at the BEST NEW CARDS from the set. Before we examined each deck and how to quickly tune it up and get it onto the battlefield as quickly as possible. Today we're taking an overall look at the C18 cards in the context of the greater world of Commander.

    What's the best new legendary? The best new card for inside the 99 of your current decks? Listen and find out!

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    Aminatou - Subjective Reality - C18 Deck Review | #224

    Our complete coverage of the Commander 2018 product continues, with a review of the Esper "Subjective Reality" pre-con deck! Aminatou's text box can be perplexing. What's the best way to take advantage of her, seemingly, unrelated abilites? First we break it down and then we tune it up.

    Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to do battle in your playgroup asap.

    Only one may stand! Make sure it's you.

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    Estrid - Adaptive Enchantment - C18 Deck Review | #223

    Our complete coverage of the Commander 2018 product continues, with a review of the Bant "Adaptive Enchantment" pre-con deck! Estrid combines a lot of abilites we've all been asking for. But is she as powerful as she seems? We're breaking down all the deck stats and then tuning it up.

    Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to do battle in your playgroup asap.

    Only one may stand! Make sure it's you.

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    Windgrace Lands Matter - Nature's Vengeance - C18 Deck Review | #222

    We're continuing our in-depth coverage of the Commander 2018 product with a review of the "Nature's Vengeance" pre-con deck! Lord Windgrace finally brings together the colors we've all wanted in a Lands Matter deck. But what's the best way to build around him? Join us, as we break it down and then tune it up.

    Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to take down your playgroup.

    Only one may stand! Make sure it's you.

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    Saheeli Artifacts - Exquisite Invention - C18 Deck Review | #221

    We're starting our in-depth coverage of the Commander 2018 product with a review of the Saheeli / Artifacts "Exquisite Invention" pre-con deck! Is this the Izzet artifacts Commander we've all been dreaming of? First we break it down and then we tune it up.

    Learn about the new cards, the reprints, how the deck plays, what to add, and what to take out so you can get this deck up-and-running and ready to do battle in your playgroup asap.

    Only one may stand! Make sure it's you.

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    Commander 2018 Preview Card - Gyrus, Waker of Corpses | #220

    It's that time of year, Commander Xmas! Which means we're unwrapping our exclusive COMMANDER 2018 PREVIEW CARD! Meet the newest JUND legendary creature: Gyrus, Waker of Corpses. Come find out what this big bad hydra can do.

    Note: This is a short episode just for our C18 preview card but don't worry! We have a ton of awesome BONUS CONTENT coming out very soon. This is the best time of year for Commander players and we're going to be taking an in-depth look at all the new stuff from every angle. We only have to wait until more of the set is revealed.

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    Chromium and the Voltron Debate l #219

    Today we're talking about a Voltron build of the new Elder Dragon: Chromium, the Mutable. PLUS we're also delving into a contentious topic, is Voltron actually any good? Enjoy the show and then participate in the discussion in the comments!

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    Underrated Favorites | #218

    We all have cards we think are awesome but that never seem to show up on the opponent's side of the table. Why is no one else playing this stuff? On today's episode, Josh and DJ make the case for some of their favorite underrated cards in Commander.

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