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!

Commander Legends Preview Card(s) | #357

Oct 29, 2020 - Episode 357

Commander Legends Preview Card(s) | #357

It's time to unveil our exclusive Commander Legends preview cards! Yes, we have multiple. And one is a very interesting and powerful new legendary creature. What does it do? Well, tune-in and find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Commander Legends Preview Card(s) | #357

Oct 29, 2020 - Episode 357

Commander Legends Preview Card(s) | #357

It's time to unveil our exclusive Commander Legends preview cards! Yes, we have multiple. And one is a very interesting and powerful new legendary creature. What does it do? Well, tune-in and find out. Learn...
Halloween Hot Takes | #356

Oct 27, 2020 - Episode 356

Halloween Hot Takes | #356

It's HALLOWEEN TIME! We're talking about some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the year so far and weighing in on whether we think they were TRICKS...or TREATS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Cards That Aren't Good Enough (Anymore) | #355

Oct 21, 2020 - Episode 355

Cards That Aren't Good Enough (Anymore) | #355

The Commander format has evolved a lot in recent years. On this episode, Jimmy and JLK talk about how their card evaluations have changed and which specific effects they used to play a lot in the past,...
Walking Dead Secret Lair: EXPOSED | #354

Oct 14, 2020 - Episode 354

Walking Dead Secret Lair: EXPOSED | #354

Jimmy and Josh discuss all of the controversy surrounding Secret Lair: The Walking Dead and answer a bunch of interesting listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Game Knights Deck Talks - Akiri & Phyalth | #353

Oct 7, 2020 - Episode 353

Game Knights Deck Talks - Akiri & Phyalth | #353

Jimmy and JLK discuss the cool new decks they built and played on the most recent episode of Game Knights: Akiri, Fearless Voyager and Phylath, World Sculptor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Game Knights: Roundtable – Zendikar Rising | #06

Oct 1, 2020

Game Knights: Roundtable – Zendikar Rising | #06

Jimmy and JLK sit down with D to answer the most asked questions and discuss the most commented-on moments from YOU, the audience, in regards to the Zendikar Rising episode of Game Knights. What rules...
Are MDFC's New Commander Staples? | #352

Sep 29, 2020 - Episode 352

Are MDFC's New Commander Staples? | #352

Zendikar Rising has ushered in a brand new mechanic: Modal Double-Faced Cards (MDFC's). These cards offer a high level of flexibility and choice to players who put them in their deck. But exactly how good...
Zendikar Rising Set Review | #351

Sep 21, 2020 - Episode 351

Zendikar Rising Set Review | #351

Zendikar has risen! It's time for us to go through the new cards from ZNR that can go in your 99. Watch and find out which ones we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. Learn more about your...
The Best New Commanders from Zendikar Rising | #350

Sep 16, 2020 - Episode 350

The Best New Commanders from Zendikar Rising | #350

We take a look at every new legendary creature from Zendikar Rising and discuss their coolest combos, smoothest synergies and most interesting interactions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Naya Landfall "Land's Wrath" Budget Upgrade Guide| Zendikar Rising | #348

Sep 10, 2020 - Episode 348

Naya Landfall "Land's Wrath" Budget Upgrade Guide| Zendikar Rising | #348

This is our budget upgrade guide for the Naya Landfall "Land's Wrath" ZNR precon. We're taking a look at the full list, analyzing all the stats and discussing the reprint value. Then we give you our recommendation...
Rogue Tribal "Sneak Attack" Precon Deck Reveal | Zendikar Rising | #347

Sep 9, 2020 - Episode 347

Rogue Tribal "Sneak Attack" Precon Deck Reveal | Zendikar Rising | #347

We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Sneak Attack” Zendikar Rising Rogue Tribal Commander precon! This is includes a reveal of the three brand new cards, a look at the most notable reprints, and...
The Mulan Episode! Deck Tech + Tons of Giveaways | #346

Sep 2, 2020 - Episode 346

The Mulan Episode! Deck Tech + Tons of Giveaways | #346

Mulan is finally here! In celebration of the release (on Disney+ Sept 4th) and Jimmy's role in the film, we've got a lot going on in this episode: 1) We're breaking down a special Mulan themed vorthos...
Stopping the Opponent from Winning | #345

Aug 26, 2020 - Episode 345

Stopping the Opponent from Winning | #345

MTG artist (and avid Commander player) Jesper Ejsing joins the show to talk about how to secure victory by preventing, blocking, or otherwise stopping your opponents from winning. Learn more about your...
How To Make Your Decks Unique | #344

Aug 20, 2020 - Episode 344

How To Make Your Decks Unique | #344

As the Commander format becomes more popular, it often feels as if it's also becoming more and more homogenized. It can seem as though people are playing the same cards over and over again. On this episode,...
Game Knights: Roundtable – Double Masters | #05

Aug 12, 2020

Game Knights: Roundtable – Double Masters | #05

We're joined by Ashlen Rose and Joseph Johnson to answer the most asked questions and discuss the most commented-on moments from YOU, the audience, in regards to the Double Masters episode of Game Knights....
The Complete Guide to Card Draw |  #343

Aug 3, 2020 - Episode 343

The Complete Guide to Card Draw | #343

We're talking about our favorite thing: card draw!! It may seem like a simple topic but there is a suprising amount of complexity. Card draw comes in many many forms. Understanding the differences between...
Double Masters Preview Card(s) + Extra Turns Game Analysis  |  #342

Jul 27, 2020 - Episode 342

Double Masters Preview Card(s) + Extra Turns Game Analysis | #342

On this episode, we’re unveiling our two exclusive preview cards from Double Masters! After that, we break down some of the biggest moments in the most recent episode of Extra Turns and discuss what can...
Commander Convos: The Professor | #341

Jul 22, 2020 - Episode 341

Commander Convos: The Professor | #341

Jimmy sits down with The Professor from Tolarian Community College to discuss a variety of issues, topics and questions like: What's the deal with Prof's new podcast? How does he approach grading new products?...
Jumpstart: Most Powerful Cards | #340

Jul 15, 2020 - Episode 340

Jumpstart: Most Powerful Cards | #340

There are a handful of brand new cards from Jumpstart that aren't legendary creatures. Which ones are the most worthy of a spot in your 99? Let's find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Game Knights: Roundtable – M21 | #04

Jul 8, 2020

Game Knights: Roundtable – M21 | #04

We have special guests Ladee Danger and Craig "Mr. Infect" Blanchette in the studio to answer the most asked questions and discuss the most commented-on moments from YOU, the audience, in regards to the...
The Best New Commanders from Jumpstart | #339

Jun 29, 2020 - Episode 339

The Best New Commanders from Jumpstart | #339

We're going through the new Commanders from Jumpstart and discussing all of the coolest synergies, combos and interactions for each and every one of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
M21 Set Review - Part Two | #338

Jun 25, 2020 - Episode 338

M21 Set Review - Part Two | #338

The second half of our M21 set review. We're covering all of the new blue, black, red, multicolored, artifact and land cards from Core 2021 that we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. Learn...
M21 Set Review - Part One | #337

Jun 23, 2020 - Episode 337

M21 Set Review - Part One | #337

The first in a two part series discussing all of the new cards from M21 that can go in your 99. Find out which new effects we think will have the biggest impact on the format! Learn more about your ad...
The Best New Commanders from M21 | #336

Jun 18, 2020 - Episode 336

The Best New Commanders from M21 | #336

M21 is here! And it brings a bunch of brand new Commanders for us to play with it. Which ones do we think will make for the coolest and most powerful decks? Let's find out! Learn more about your ad choices....
Is Roon OP Now? | Bonus Episode

Jun 12, 2020

Is Roon OP Now? | Bonus Episode

The new rule change to fix commander death triggers has had an interesting ripple effect on the power of one specific legendary creature: Roon of the Hidden Realm. In this quick bonus episode, we discuss...
Commander Mythbusters | #335

Jun 11, 2020 - Episode 335

Commander Mythbusters | #335

A very special episode in the tradition of our classic STATS shows. We've compiled and analyzed data from a bunch of Commander gameplay videos in order to answer some interesting questions like: How long...
Major Rules Change - Commander Dies Triggers | #334

Jun 9, 2020 - Episode 334

Major Rules Change - Commander Dies Triggers | #334

On this episode, we breakdown the new rules change recently announced by The Rules Committee in regards to commander dies triggers. What cards will be the most impacted? Do we agree/disagree with the change?...
M21 Preview Card - Chromatic Orrery | #333

Jun 5, 2020 - Episode 333

M21 Preview Card - Chromatic Orrery | #333

On this episode we're unveiling our exclusive M21 preview card. It's a splashy seven mana mythic-rare artifact called Chromatic Orrery. Wanna know what it does? Tune in and find out! Plus, we have a quick...
Should WotC Print Problematic Cards? | #332

Jun 2, 2020 - Episode 332

Should WotC Print Problematic Cards? | #332

On this episode, we're answering a bunch of listener submitted questions like: What to do if your playgroup stops politicking, how to handle playing Commander if you're a younger player, and should WotC...
Pako & Haldan - Budget Deck Tech | #331

May 26, 2020 - Episode 331

Pako & Haldan - Budget Deck Tech | #331

On this episode, Jimmy walks us through his BUDGET build for the partner pairing of Pako, Arcane Retriever and Haldan, Avid Arcanist. If you like playing with your opponent's cards, then this is the deck...
Obosh - Deck Tech | #330

May 21, 2020 - Episode 330

Obosh - Deck Tech | #330

On this episode, JLK breaks down his build for Obosh, the Preypiercer (as Commander). The goal of this deck is very simple: create fast games. And hopefully to also win some of those games. If you're looking...
Game Knights: Roundtable – Commander 2020 | #03

May 19, 2020

Game Knights: Roundtable – Commander 2020 | #03

We're answering the most discussed comments, tweets and messages from YOU, the audience, in regards to the Commander 2020 episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What went...
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths - Set Review | #329

May 11, 2020 - Episode 329

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths - Set Review | #329

On this episode we go over all of the new non-legendary cards from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and discuss which ones we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. ---------- Protect your privacy and...
The Best New Commanders from Ikoria | #328

May 5, 2020 - Episode 328

The Best New Commanders from Ikoria | #328

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is here! Jimmy and Josh examine and evaluate all of the new legendary creatures from the set and give you the lowdown on the best combos, synergies and interactions for each of...
The Most Complex New Mechanics EVER?! | #327

Apr 28, 2020 - Episode 327

The Most Complex New Mechanics EVER?! | #327

The latest batch of mechanics from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths are possibly the most complicated we have ever seen. On this episode, we'll walk through the new rules, the crazy interactions, and corner cases...
C20 - New Card Analysis | #326

Apr 23, 2020 - Episode 326

C20 - New Card Analysis | #326

We've talked about the precons. We've talked about the reprints. We've talked about each of the Commanders. But now it's time to do a deep dive and discuss all of the new non-legendary cards from C20....
The Best New Commanders from C20 | #325

Apr 17, 2020 - Episode 325

The Best New Commanders from C20 | #325

C20 has been fully spoiled! This set has 20 new legendary creatures designed specifically for Commander and it's time for us take an in-depth look at each and every one of them. Which ones have the coolest...
Abzan Abilty Counters - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #324

Apr 15, 2020 - Episode 324

Abzan Abilty Counters - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #324

Our fifth and final budget upgrade guide for C20 is here! On this episode, we look at the ABZAN ABILITY COUNTERS "Symbiotic Swarm" precon. What do the stats look like? How about the reprint value? If we...
Sultai Mutate - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #323

Apr 13, 2020 - Episode 323

Sultai Mutate - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #323

For the first time ever, Wizards was able to design a Commander precon around a new mechanic from a standard-legal set. On this episode, we're breaking down the SULTAI MUTATE "Enhanced Evolution" deck...
Jeskai Cycling - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #322

Apr 10, 2020 - Episode 322

Jeskai Cycling - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #322

It's time for the budget upgrade guide for the Jeskai Cycling "Timeless Wisdom" C20 precon. We're taking a look at the full list, analyzing all the stats and discussing the reprint value. Then we give...
Mardu Humans - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #321

Apr 9, 2020 - Episode 321

Mardu Humans - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #321

We're continuing our budget upgrade series with the Mardu Humans "Ruthless Regiment" precon deck from C20. We break down the stats of the deck, the reprint value and give you 10 cards to add and 10 to...
Temur Instants Matter - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #320

Apr 7, 2020 - Episode 320

Temur Instants Matter - Precon Upgrade Guide | C20 | #320

We begin coverage of the 2020 Commander product with our traditional precon budget upgrade meta-series. We take a $25 budget and suggest 10 cards to add and 10 cards to remove in order to get this a deck...
Jeskai Cycling "Timeless Wisdom" C20 Full Deck Reveal | #319

Apr 6, 2020 - Episode 319

Jeskai Cycling "Timeless Wisdom" C20 Full Deck Reveal | #319

We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Timeless Wisdom” Commander 2020 JESKAI CYCLING precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but, now you get to find out what awesome...
C20 Ikoria Commander Preview Card(s) | #318

Apr 4, 2020 - Episode 318

C20 Ikoria Commander Preview Card(s) | #318

It's time to unveil our exclusive preview cards from this year's Commander product. Yes, you read that correctly - we have TWO! It's a partner pairing with a ton of power, a lot of flavor and some crazy...
Ikoria Preview Card - Valiant Rescuer | #317

Apr 3, 2020 - Episode 317

Ikoria Preview Card - Valiant Rescuer | #317

It's time for our exclusive Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths preview card! Meet the Valiant Rescuer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
New Card Banned Before Release! | Bonus Episode

Apr 3, 2020

New Card Banned Before Release! | Bonus Episode

For the first time ever, the Commander Rules Committee has banned a card BEFORE its release. Lutri, the Spellchaser was been deemed unfit for EDH. We get JLK's insight from inside the Commander Advisory...
Game Knights: Roundtable – Attack of the Fans | #02

Mar 31, 2020

Game Knights: Roundtable – Attack of the Fans | #02

We're answering the most discussed comments, tweets and messages from YOU, the audience, in regards to the "Attack of the Fans" episode of Game Knights. What rules and gameplay mistakes did we make? What...
The Most Fun Commanders to Play Against I #316

Mar 24, 2020 - Episode 316

The Most Fun Commanders to Play Against I #316

Not all decks are a slog to play against. Far from it. Sometimes, your opponent flips over their Commander and it makes you smile. Regardless of who wins or loses, you know you're about to have a great...
The Worst Commanders to Play Against I #315

Mar 17, 2020 - Episode 315

The Worst Commanders to Play Against I #315

You know them, those legendary creatures that immediately elicit a groan from the rest of the table as soon as they're revealed. When you see them, you know the game you're about to play is going to SUCK....
Proxies, Reprints  and Politics Gone Wrong I #314

Mar 10, 2020 - Episode 314

Proxies, Reprints and Politics Gone Wrong I #314

On this episode, we’re answering a ton of interesting listener-submitted questions including “What’s a good Commander for a new or younger player to build around?”, “What do we think about a Pioneer Commander/Brawl...
The Casual vs Competitive Debate with Kyle Hill I #313

Mar 5, 2020 - Episode 313

The Casual vs Competitive Debate with Kyle Hill I #313

The world of Commander has experienced a growing fissure between “casual” and “competitive” players. On this episode, we’re joined by acclaimed science communicator and avid EDH-aficionado Kyle Hill to...
Game Knights: Roundtable – Unsanctioned l #01

Mar 3, 2020

Game Knights: Roundtable – Unsanctioned l #01

In this brand-new video series, we answer the most discussed comments, tweets and messages from YOU, the audience, in regards to the latest episode of Game Knights. What rules mistakes did we make? What...
Learn from Our Mistakes I #312

Feb 25, 2020 - Episode 312

Learn from Our Mistakes I #312

On this episode, we look at some of the most interesting decision points from episodes of Game Knights and analyze the gameplay mistakes or errors that might have been made. Then we discuss what can be...
Our Favorite Cards I #311

Feb 25, 2020 - Episode 311

Our Favorite Cards I #311

Everyone has them. Those cards that just speak to your soul. On this very special episode, we get to hear from each individual member of The Command Zone team as they sing the praises of their favorite...
The Commander Way: Lessons from Taoism I #310

Feb 11, 2020 - Episode 310

The Commander Way: Lessons from Taoism I #310

Our show has a long tradition of examining real-world concepts and teachings and applying those lessons to Commander game theory. We’ve tackled Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Machiavelli’s The Prince and even the...
How to Connect with New Playgroups I #309

Feb 4, 2020 - Episode 309

How to Connect with New Playgroups I #309

On this very special episode, MTG personalities and cosplayers Ashlen Rose, Sydney "TappyToeClaws" Staffel and Olivia Gobert-Hicks (also a member of the Commander Advisory Group) take over hosting duties...
Uro – Game Knights Deck Tech I #308

Jan 28, 2020 - Episode 308

Uro – Game Knights Deck Tech I #308

On this episode we’re breaking down the Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath deck that Josh played on the latest episode of Game Knights. The escape mechanic makes for some really creative and interesting deck...
Dalakos – Game Knights Deck Tech I #307

Jan 24, 2020 - Episode 307

Dalakos – Game Knights Deck Tech I #307

On this episode we’re breaking down the Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders deck that Jimmy built and piloted on the most recent episode of Game Knights. This Izzet demigod combines an artifact theme with Voltron...
Theros: Beyond Death - Set Review I #306

Jan 15, 2020 - Episode 306

Theros: Beyond Death - Set Review I #306

Jimmy and Josh take a look at all of the new non-legendary cards from Theros: Beyond Death and discuss the ones they think will have the biggest impact on the Commander format. Are there any great new...
Theros: Beyond Death – New Commander Review I #305

Jan 10, 2020 - Episode 305

Theros: Beyond Death – New Commander Review I #305

Theros: Beyond Death has been fully revealed! We’re taking an in-depth look at all of the new legendary creatures and discussing the cool combos, synergies and interactions that we see for each card. ---------- What...
Theros: Beyond Death - Preview Card I #304

Jan 8, 2020 - Episode 304

Theros: Beyond Death - Preview Card I #304

Theros: Beyond Death looks absolutely bonkers so far. Please allow us to add to that with our extremely powerful, exclusive preview card: Nyxbloom Ancient. You like mana? Then you're gonna love this card. Learn...
A Complete Guide to Mana Ramp I #303

Jan 3, 2020 - Episode 303

A Complete Guide to Mana Ramp I #303

Craig “Mr. Infect” Blanchette joins the show to break down everything you need to know about one of the key pillars of the Commander format: Mana Ramp.   Sure, you probably have a decent idea of what ramp...
The Best of the Year I #302

Dec 26, 2019 - Episode 302

The Best of the Year I #302

As the year comes to a close, we analyze what went right and wrong for Magic and the Commander format in 2019 and then we look ahead to 2020, to see what the future might hold. ---------- What we talked...
Content Creator Secrets I #301

Dec 18, 2019 - Episode 301

Content Creator Secrets I #301

We get a ton of messages and questions from people who are either 1) interested in becoming content creators or 2) already creating content but haven’t achieved the kind of success that they’re looking...
Our 300th Episode!

Dec 13, 2019 - Episode 300

Our 300th Episode!

Can you believe that it’s been over 5 years and 300 episodes since we started the show!? On this episode we look back and reflect on our body of work. The highlights and the lowlights. The good times and...
The Best Card In Your Deck I #299

Dec 5, 2019 - Episode 299

The Best Card In Your Deck I #299

Everyone has been in this situation before: You play a tutor. You look through your deck. But what do you get? Is it an answer? Is it a threat? Or is it the best card in your deck? What even IS the best...
Building A Commander Cube I #298

Nov 25, 2019 - Episode 298

Building A Commander Cube I #298

After the most recent episode of Game Knights with Brandon Sanderson, we’ve heard from a lot of people who are interested in building and playing their own Commander Cube. On this episode, we bring our...
Let’s Fix White in Commander I #297

Nov 20, 2019 - Episode 297

Let’s Fix White in Commander I #297

Today we’re answering a ton of interesting listener questions including: “How would we fix the color white in EDH?”, “What is our reaction to the Commander 2020 product line-up?”, “Is the budget of a deck...
A Guide to Playing Aggro in Commander I #296

Nov 15, 2019 - Episode 296

A Guide to Playing Aggro in Commander I #296

Aggro is a strategy that really struggles to be viable in Commander. On this week’s episode, DJ (Jumbo Commander on YouTube) re-joins the show to go over some tips and tricks you can use to help raise...
How to Determine Your Deck's Power Level I #295

Nov 5, 2019 - Episode 295

How to Determine Your Deck's Power Level I #295

Commander games are much more fun when all of the decks in a pod are at a similar power level. But how do you determine, before the game, if your deck is on par with the others? How do you rank it on our...
The Scariest Cards in Commander I #294

Oct 31, 2019 - Episode 294

The Scariest Cards in Commander I #294

Today we’re talking about the cards that make your blood run cold. The effects that give you the heebie jeebies. And the spells that only resolve in your worst nightmares. Happy Halloween everyone! ---------- Check...
Best Decks to Build on a Budget w/ The Commander’s Quarters I #293

Oct 23, 2019 - Episode 293

Best Decks to Build on a Budget w/ The Commander’s Quarters I #293

If you’re looking to really stretch your dollar while still having a chance to win games of EDH, some deck archetypes might be more successful than others. On this episode Jimmy and Josh are joined by...
Mastering Mental Manipulation in Multiplayer Magic

Oct 18, 2019 - Episode 292

Mastering Mental Manipulation in Multiplayer Magic

Show Notes: On this episode, Jimmy and Josh discuss mental tricks that you can use to get what you want from the other players in a game of Commander. ---------- Check out our Kickstarter to support Extra...
The Truth About Game Knights

Oct 10, 2019 - Episode 291

The Truth About Game Knights

On today’s episode: Jimmy and Josh are tackling some of the most asked questions we get regarding our content like “Why do you play Brawl on Game Knights?” “What happened to Extra Turns?” and “Are you...
The BEST Blue Cards

Oct 1, 2019

The BEST Blue Cards

On this episode we’re taking a different approach to our old “Top 10” color series. We look at Blue cards in a variety of different categories and debate which are the best and why. ---------- Support...
Throne of Eldraine Set Review

Sep 26, 2019

Throne of Eldraine Set Review

Jimmy and Josh examine and evaluate the non-legendary creature cards from Throne of Eldraine that they think will make the biggest splash in Commander. Are there any great new effects that will take your...
New Commander Review - Throne of Eldraine | #288

Sep 20, 2019

New Commander Review - Throne of Eldraine | #288

Throne of Eldraine is fully spoiled! Jimmy and Josh examine and evaluate all of the new legendary creatures from the set and run down the list of cool combos, synergies and interactions for each card. ---------- Support...
Syr Gwyn - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

Sep 19, 2019

Syr Gwyn - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

It’s time to upgrade the fourth and final Throne of Eldraine Brawl precon: Syr Gwyn “Knights’ Charge”. What 40 cards can you add to get this deck ready for battle in Commander? Tune in and find out! ---------- Our...
Alela - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

Sep 18, 2019

Alela - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

We’re continuing our Brawl to Commander Upgrade series with the Alela “Faerie Schemes” Throne of Eldraine precon. Jimmy and Josh discuss which 40 cards they would add to turn it into a powerful Commander...
Korvold - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

Sep 16, 2019

Korvold - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

It’s another bonus mini-sode! This time we’re breaking down the Korvold “Savage Hunger” Eldraine Brawl precon and discussing which 40 cards we would add to upgrade it into a full-on Commander deck. ---------- Our...
Chulane - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

Sep 13, 2019

Chulane - Brawl to Commander Upgrade | Bonus Episode

In this special mini-sode Jimmy and Josh break down the Chulane Eldraine Brawl precon deck “Wild Bounty” and talk about which 40 cards they would add to quickly and easily turn it into a full-on Commander...
Throne of Eldraine Preview Card | #287

Sep 11, 2019 - Episode 287

Throne of Eldraine Preview Card | #287

On this episode, Jimmy and Josh are unveiling their exclusive Throne of Eldraine preview card, a spicy new legendary creature with a lot of cool interactions. PLUS – we have a special announcement from...
Greven Deck Tech and MagicFest Vegas Recap | #286

Sep 3, 2019 - Episode 286

Greven Deck Tech and MagicFest Vegas Recap | #286

We’re breaking down Josh’s new Greven, Predator Captain deck. Does this Rakdos/Voltron strategy have enough value to change our minds about Commander damage? Watch and find out! Plus, we’re wrapping-up...
Commander 2019 New Card Analysis | #285

Aug 27, 2019 - Episode 285

Commander 2019 New Card Analysis | #285

We're discussing and analyzing all of the brand new non-legendary cards from Commander 2019. What new tools do we have to play with? Are there any effects that are powerful enough to open up new strategies...
Naya Populate Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #284

Aug 23, 2019 - Episode 284

Naya Populate Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #284

We’re doing the Budget Upgrade on the Naya Populate Commander 2019 precon. Want to find out how the deck plays straight out of the box and what cards we would add and remove to quickly improve it? Then...
Jeskai Flashback Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #283

Aug 19, 2019 - Episode 283

Jeskai Flashback Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #283

It’s time for the Budget Upgrade Guide for the Jeskai Flashback Commander 2019 precon. We’re discussing how the deck plays and which cards would we add (and remove) so you can get it up and running asap! Learn...
Rakdos Madness Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #282

Aug 15, 2019 - Episode 282

Rakdos Madness Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #282

We continue our Commander 2019 Budget Upgrade series with the Rakdos Madness “Merciless Rage” deck. How does this precon play? What cards would we add (and remove) so it can burn down your opponents as...
Sultai Morph Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #281

Aug 13, 2019 - Episode 281

Sultai Morph Precon Upgrade Guide I Commander 2019 | #281

We begin our Commander 2019 precon upgrade meta-series with the Sultai Morph deck. The exercise is simple: We take a $25 budget and suggest 10 cards to add and then 10 cards to take out in order to get...
Breaking Down the C19 Commanders | #280

Aug 9, 2019 - Episode 280

Breaking Down the C19 Commanders | #280

Commander 2019 is just around the corner! Now that the set has been fully revealed, Jimmy and Josh are taking a look at all of the new legendary creatures and breaking down which cool interactions and...
Commander 2019 RAKDOS MADNESS “Merciless Rage” Full Deck Reveal

Aug 8, 2019

Commander 2019 RAKDOS MADNESS “Merciless Rage” Full Deck Reveal

We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Merciless Rage” Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out which awesome...
Commander 2019 NAYA POPULATE “Primal Genesis” Full Deck Reveal

Aug 7, 2019

Commander 2019 NAYA POPULATE “Primal Genesis” Full Deck Reveal

We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Primal Genesis” Commander 2019 NAYA POPULATE precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out which awesome...
Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH “Faceless Menace” Full Deck Reveal

Aug 5, 2019

Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH “Faceless Menace” Full Deck Reveal

Show Notes: We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Faceless Menace” Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out...
The Philosophy of Commander with The Professor | #278

Jul 17, 2019 - Episode 278

The Philosophy of Commander with The Professor | #278

Show Notes: In this special episode, Jimmy is joined by The Professor from Tolarian Community College to react to and discuss the Rules Committee’s newly released philosophy document. ---------- Rules...
Commander Summit 2019 Part Two | #277

Jul 9, 2019 - Episode 277

Commander Summit 2019 Part Two | #277

It's the SECOND and FINAL half of the 2019 COMMANDER SUMMIT! Each year, we gather with prominent members of the EDH community to debate and discuss the hot button issues of the day.We're opening up the...
Reacting to the New Bans | #276

Jul 8, 2019 - Episode 276

Reacting to the New Bans | #276

Show Notes: In this special episode, Jimmy and Josh give their thoughts and reactions to the Rules Committee’s most recent card bannings (and the unban!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Commander Summit 2019 | #275

Jul 3, 2019 - Episode 275

Commander Summit 2019 | #275

Show Notes: It's our fourth annual COMMANDER SUMMIT! Each year, we gather with prominent members of the EDH community to debate and discuss the hot button issues of the day. This time we are not limiting...
M20 Set Review | #274

Jun 25, 2019 - Episode 274

M20 Set Review | #274

Show Notes: Magic’s latest Core Set – M20 – is almost here! Jimmy and Josh go over all the new legendary creatures and then discuss which cards they think will make the biggest impact in Commander. Are...
Maintaining Your Meta | #273

Jun 20, 2019 - Episode 273

Maintaining Your Meta | #273

Show Notes: DJ from Jumbo Commander is back to talk with Josh about a very important topic: How to Maintain Your Meta. Cultivating, organizing and fostering a healthy playgroup over the weeks and months...
M20 Preview Card | #272

Jun 17, 2019 - Episode 272

M20 Preview Card | #272

Show Notes: DJ from Jumbo Commander is back on the show to help unveil and discuss our exclusive M20 preview card! It’s Kykar, Wind’s Fury, a new legendary creature in the Jeskai (WUR) colors that offers...
Why Some Commanders Are(n’t) Popular | #271

Jun 14, 2019 - Episode 271

Why Some Commanders Are(n’t) Popular | #271

Show Notes: The creator of EDHREC.com, Donald Miner, joins the show to examine some statistics and analyze some data regarding why certain Commanders become popular, while others do not. Can we use this...
Magic VS Hearthstone with Amaz | #270

Jun 4, 2019 - Episode 270

Magic VS Hearthstone with Amaz | #270

On this episode we’re joined by the popular streamer Amaz, a player who has made waves in both the Magic and Hearthstone communities. We’re talking about how the two games are similar, how they’re different,...
Modern Horizons Set Review | #269

May 31, 2019 - Episode 269

Modern Horizons Set Review | #269

Modern Horizons is almost here! And it’s so good for EDH that many are calling it “Commander Horizons”. Jimmy and Josh discuss all of the new cards and which ones they think will have the biggest impact...
Modern Horizons Preview Card | #268

May 21, 2019 - Episode 268

Modern Horizons Preview Card | #268

On this episode we unveil our Modern Horizons preview card! Straight up, it’s one of the most powerful legendary creatures we’ve ever seen. Let’s explore just how broken the new Urza can be. PLUS, in the...
The Power of Priority (and The Stack) | #267

May 14, 2019 - Episode 267

The Power of Priority (and The Stack) | #267

On today’s episode we’re diving deep on a complex and often misunderstood topic: The Stack and Player Priority. We’ve got L2 Judge Danny Simard in studio to help us explain how these rules intricacies...
Commander Variants with LoadingReadyRun | #266

May 7, 2019 - Episode 266

Commander Variants with LoadingReadyRun | #266

Graham Stark and Kathleen De Vere from LoadingReadyRun join the show to talk about Blind Commander, Oathbreaker and their favorite EDH Variants. ----------  Watch LRR playing Blind Commander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNGwDfoadkI Oathbreaker...
The Ultimate Guide to Planeswalkers in Commander | #265

May 3, 2019 - Episode 265

The Ultimate Guide to Planeswalkers in Commander | #265

Show Notes: War of the Spark is a planeswalker paradise! As a result, we expect to see a lot more of them on the battlefield for the foreseeable future. On today’s episode, Jimmy and Josh go over all of...
War of the Spark Set Review | #264

Apr 23, 2019 - Episode 264

War of the Spark Set Review | #264

Jimmy and Josh discuss the brand new cards from War of the Spark and which ones we think will make the biggest splash in Commander. And there are a lot of them! As a result of the sheer amount of crazy...
War of the Spark Planeswalker Set Review | #263

Apr 19, 2019 - Episode 263

War of the Spark Planeswalker Set Review | #263

War of the Spark is almost here! This set is so chock-full of splashy cards for Commander that we’ve decided to split our traditional review into two episodes. In part one, we’re analyzing all of the 37...
Firesong and Sunspeaker Game Knights Deck Tech | #262

Apr 11, 2019 - Episode 262

Firesong and Sunspeaker Game Knights Deck Tech | #262

On this episode we’re breaking down JLK’s Firesong and Sunspeaker deck from the latest episode of Game Knights. Y’all tried to troll him by voting that he had to play Boros, but the deck turned out really...
War of the Spark Preview Card | Special Episode

Apr 7, 2019

War of the Spark Preview Card | Special Episode

It’s time to unveil our EXCLUSIVE WAR OF THE SPARK PREVIEW CARD! And this one is sweet. We’ve got an awesome new legendary creature named Feather, the Redeemed. Is this the best Boros Commander that’s...
MOST WANTED REPRINTS in Modern Horizons | #261

Apr 5, 2019 - Episode 261

MOST WANTED REPRINTS in Modern Horizons | #261

Modern Horizon is…on the horizon (releases June 14th). WotC has announced that the set will only include cards that are NOT currently Modern legal. So, on this episode, we’re running down a list of our...
How to Reach Mythic in Arena Tech | #260

Mar 26, 2019 - Episode 260

How to Reach Mythic in Arena Tech | #260

The road to Mythic can be tough and discouraging. On the podcast this week, Jimmy and Josh talk about MTG Arena and, more specifically, they give out some great tips and tricks that will help you reach...
Ashlen’s Kozilek Game Knights Deck Tech | #259

Mar 19, 2019 - Episode 259

Ashlen’s Kozilek Game Knights Deck Tech | #259

Ashlen Rose joins the show to breakdown and discuss the Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck that she played on the most recent episode of Game Knights. Colorless decks are tricky and unique beasts. Find...
Jacob’s Game Knights Deck Tech | #258

Mar 12, 2019 - Episode 258

Jacob’s Game Knights Deck Tech | #258

Show Notes: Newly minted knight and fan audition winner Jacob Holloway joins the show to breakdown and discuss his “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” deck which he piloted on the most recent episode...
The Biggest Gamesplay Mistakes (That Are Costing You Wins) | #257

Mar 4, 2019 - Episode 257

The Biggest Gamesplay Mistakes (That Are Costing You Wins) | #257

We’ve all been there. It’s crucial point in the game, and you’re faced with a critical decision. You have numerous cards you could play, multiple threats you could target, and different opponents you could...
Should Infect Be Changed in EDH? | #256

Feb 20, 2019 - Episode 256

Should Infect Be Changed in EDH? | #256

It’s a mailbag episode! On today’s show we’re answering listener questions like: Should the INFECT rules be changed in EDH? How do you handle missed rules interactions, after the fact? When is that fan...
The BLING Episode | #255

Feb 14, 2019 - Episode 255

The BLING Episode | #255

On today’s episode, DJ and Jimmy are highlighting their favorite ways to bling out their Commander decks, covering the many different things you can do to personalize your collection and show off your...
Cards You Should Be Playing (But Aren’t) | #254

Feb 6, 2019 - Episode 254

Cards You Should Be Playing (But Aren’t) | #254

On today’s episode, we’re talking about a bunch of cards you should be playing, but probably aren’t. We'll help you find some cool new tech that fits into a ton of your existing decks. And the best news...
To The Rules Committee | #253

Jan 30, 2019 - Episode 253

To The Rules Committee | #253

Exciting news! Josh has been selected to the new Commander Advisory Group (CAG). This is a panel of people whose role is to provide official feedback on topics suggested by the Commander Rules Committee...
Lavinia – Game Knights Deck Tech | #252

Jan 22, 2019 - Episode 252

Lavinia – Game Knights Deck Tech | #252

We’re continuing our deck techs in advance of the upcoming episode of Game Knights (which will be released on January 25th) by breaking down Jimmy’s Lavinia, Azorius Renegade build. This card got a lot...
Judith – Game Knights Deck Tech | #251

Jan 15, 2019 - Episode 251

Judith – Game Knights Deck Tech | #251

We’re doing something a little different. We’re going to deck tech the Judith deck that JLK built for an upcoming episode of Game Knights (to be released on January 25th). This means you’ll get an idea...
Ravnica Allegiance Set Review | #250

Jan 11, 2019 - Episode 250

Ravnica Allegiance Set Review | #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,...
How NOT to Evaluate Cards + Ravnica Allegiance Preview Card | #249

Jan 3, 2019 - Episode 249

How NOT to Evaluate Cards + Ravnica Allegiance Preview Card | #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...
What Magic Did Wrong (and Right!) This Year | #248

Dec 27, 2018 - Episode 248

What Magic Did Wrong (and Right!) This Year | #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...
Problems With Your Playgroup | #247

Dec 18, 2018 - Episode 247

Problems With Your Playgroup | #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,...
DJ’s Final Episode - Jumbo Politics | #246

Dec 14, 2018 - Episode 246

DJ’s Final Episode - Jumbo Politics | #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! We get the Jumbo version on how to deal...
Most Hated Commanders | #245

Dec 4, 2018 - Episode 245

Most Hated Commanders | #245

We’ve all experienced it. Everyone is shuffling up and placing their Commanders in the command zone to start the game. And then the groans start. “Oh no! Not that deck…” Today, we’re talking about our...
Most Overrated Cards | #244

Nov 27, 2018 - Episode 244

Most Overrated Cards | #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...
Ultimate Masters Discussion + Preview Card | #243

Nov 20, 2018 - Episode 243

Ultimate Masters Discussion + Preview Card | #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...
Things Commander Players Need To STOP Doing | #242

Nov 13, 2018 - Episode 245

Things Commander Players Need To STOP Doing | #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. Learn...
Are There Cards You Shouldn’t Play? | #241

Nov 8, 2018 - Episode 241

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

Many cards and effects are contentious in EDH. Armageddon, Stasis, Iona, Scrambleverse…the list is long and varies depending on your playgroup. On this episode we’re discussing a recent article by Commander...
Braids Deck Tech l DJ’s Favorite Deck!  #240

Oct 30, 2018 - Episode 243

Braids Deck Tech l DJ’s Favorite Deck! #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...
Which Color is the Strongest? Gameplay STATS (pt2) | #239

Oct 24, 2018 - Episode 239

Which Color is the Strongest? Gameplay STATS (pt2) | #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...
Exactly How Good is Sol Ring? Gameplay STATS (pt1) | #238

Oct 17, 2018 - Episode 238

Exactly How Good is Sol Ring? Gameplay STATS (pt1) | #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...
Top Budget Blue Cards | #237

Oct 9, 2018 - Episode 237

Top Budget Blue Cards | #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...
Emmara Deck Tech | #236

Oct 2, 2018 - Episode 236

Emmara Deck Tech | #236

Today we’re breaking down JLK’s Emarra, Soul of the Accord deck that he built and played in the most recent episode of Game Knights. If you liked the look of the deck on the show, just wait until you see...
Izoni Deck Tech w/ Adam Savidan of LRR | #235

Sep 25, 2018 - Episode 235

Izoni Deck Tech w/ Adam Savidan of LRR | #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...
Guilds of Ravnica Set Review | #234

Sep 20, 2018 - Episode 234

Guilds of Ravnica Set Review | #234

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

Sep 17, 2018 - Episode 233

Guilds of Ravnica Preview Card – Etrata, the Silencer | #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...
Jimmy’s Surprise Visit l Commander Q & A | #232

Sep 12, 2018 - Episode 232

Jimmy’s Surprise Visit l Commander Q & A | #232

Jimmy’s taking a quick break from filming in New Zealand and stopped by the studio in LA for a special episode. We’re catching up on listener questions, including: What to do if your playgroup likes the...
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Deck Tech | #231

Sep 4, 2018 - Episode 231

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Deck Tech | #231

On this episode, DJ is breaking down one of his strongest decks: Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. The creature “power matters” archetype has become more prevalent in recent sets so it seems like the perfect...
Commander Format Wish List | #230

Aug 30, 2018 - Episode 230

Commander Format Wish List | #230

In this episode, Josh and DJ are putting on their game design hats and asking the questions: What does the Commander format need? What is it missing? What tools are we lacking? What current cards and strategies...
Is C18 a Failure? | #229

Aug 23, 2018 - Episode 229

Is C18 a Failure? | #229

Lack of reprints. Unfocused deck design. Low power level. These are some of the criticisms that have been aimed at Commander 2018. On this episode of the podcast, Josh and DJ take an in-depth look at this...
Varina, Lich Queen – C18 Deck Tech | #228

Aug 16, 2018 - Episode 228

Varina, Lich Queen – C18 Deck Tech | #228

Jimmy is back! And he’s breaking down an Esper Zombie build focused around Varina, Lich Queen. How does having access to white change/update this strategy for this popular tribe? Watch and find out! Learn...
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent – C18 Deck Tech | #227

Aug 14, 2018 - Episode 227

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...
Brewing Brudiclad – C18 Deck Tech | #226

Aug 10, 2018 - Episode 226

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...
C18: Best New Cards | #225

Aug 7, 2018 - Episode 225

C18: Best New Cards | #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...
Aminatou - Subjective Reality - C18 Deck Review | #224

Aug 2, 2018 - Episode 224

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...
Estrid - Adaptive Enchantment - C18 Deck Review | #223

Jul 30, 2018 - Episode 223

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

Jul 28, 2018 - Episode 222

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

Jul 27, 2018 - Episode 221

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

Jul 24, 2018 - Episode 220

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...
Chromium and the Voltron Debate | #219

Jul 17, 2018 - Episode 219

Chromium and the Voltron Debate | #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...
Underrated Favorites | #218

Jul 10, 2018 - Episode 218

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...
How to Power-up Your Decks | #217

Jul 3, 2018 - Episode 217

How to Power-up Your Decks | #217

With the release of new cards/sets and shifts in the local meta, Commander players are constantly tuning-up their decks. But how can you tell if you’re improving a strategy or making it worse? On today’s...
M19 Set Review | #216

Jun 26, 2018 - Episode 216

M19 Set Review | #216

The core sets are back! Josh is joined by substitute co-host DJ (Jumbo Commander on YouTube) to break down the new cards in M19 that we think will make a splash in Commander. From the return of Elder Dragons...
MTG Arena +M19 Preview Card w/ Ashlen Rose | #215

Jun 20, 2018 - Episode 215

MTG Arena +M19 Preview Card w/ Ashlen Rose | #215

We've got cosplayer and Game Knights alum Ashlen Rose as a guest on this episode to talk about our experiences so far with the new digital form of Magic: the MTG Arena Closed Beta. Plus, we're unveiling...
Should ALL Planeswalkers Be Legal As Commanders? | #214

Jun 12, 2018 - Episode 214

Should ALL Planeswalkers Be Legal As Commanders? | #214

It's debate time! This week we're bringing on special guest Alex Kessler (@kesswylie) from the Masters of Modern podcast to discuss one of the most controversial and contentious EDH topics: Should ALL...
The Best Partner Commanders | #213

Jun 6, 2018 - Episode 213

The Best Partner Commanders | #213

Battlebond has brought back the partner mechanic (sort of) so we're taking an in depth look at the best ways to choose and utilize your own dynamic duo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Battlebond Set Review | #212

May 30, 2018 - Episode 212

Battlebond Set Review | #212

Wizard's latest set Battlebond is designed for two-headed giant (2HG) play but includes a ton of much-needed reprints and new cards that seem specifically geared for EDH. Should this set really be considered...
Shadowborn Apostle Deck Tech +Battlebond Previews | #211

May 24, 2018 - Episode 211

Shadowborn Apostle Deck Tech +Battlebond Previews | #211

On today's episode we're breaking down Josh's Shadowborn Apostle (Athreos) deck from the most recent episode of Game Knights. You saw just how explosive it can be but the devil (or demon) is in the details. Learn...
What is the Right Way to Concede? | #210

May 16, 2018 - Episode 210

What is the Right Way to Concede? | #210

Today we're answering listener questions including: What is the right way to concede? How do we feel about the hybrid mana rule in Commander? How do you beat Superfriends? and many more! Learn more about...
Politics: Deals & Alliances in Commander | #209

May 10, 2018 - Episode 209

Politics: Deals & Alliances in Commander | #209

We've all done it. Nearly every game of multiplayer Magic features some kind of deal or alliance between players. The question is: are these types of negotiations helping you or hurting you? How can you...
Jodah Brawl Deck Tech | #208

May 1, 2018 - Episode 208

Jodah Brawl Deck Tech | #208

On this episode we're going in-depth on the Jodah, Archmage Eternal Brawl deck that Jimmy played on the latest episode of Game Knights. Find out what makes it so explosive! Learn more about your ad choices....
Muldrotha Brawl Deck Tech | #207

Apr 26, 2018 - Episode 207

Muldrotha Brawl Deck Tech | #207

Like value? You're gonna love this break down of Josh's Muldrotha, the Gravetide Brawl deck which he piloted on the most recent episode of Game Knights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dominaria Set Review | #206

Apr 18, 2018 - Episode 206

Dominaria Set Review | #206

Dominaria is here! And it's chalk full of Legendary creatures and other goodies that seem specifically geared towards the Commander format. Tune in and find out which cards we think are going to make a...
 How to Play Control w/ Jumbo Commander | #205

Apr 10, 2018 - Episode 205

How to Play Control w/ Jumbo Commander | #205

DJ from the Jumbo Commander YouTube channel makes a guest appearanceto talk about his favorite EDH Archetype: the Control deck. Tune in and learn everything there is to know about this challenging style...
Is the Brawl Format Good? +Dominaria Preview | #204

Apr 4, 2018 - Episode 204

Is the Brawl Format Good? +Dominaria Preview | #204

We're unveiling a new legendary creature from Dominaria PLUS having an in-depth discussion on the new Brawl format (recently announced by WotC) based on our experience from trying it out. Will Brawl be...
Grenzo, Dungeon Warden Deck Tech | #203

Mar 27, 2018 - Episode 203

Grenzo, Dungeon Warden Deck Tech | #203

It's time to release the prisoners! We're stacking the bottom of our library and breaking down the Grenzo, Dungeon Warden deck that Josh played on the most recent episode of Game Knights. Learn more about...
Animar Morph Deck Tech with Vinny | #202

Mar 20, 2018 - Episode 202

Animar Morph Deck Tech with Vinny | #202

Vinny Truong makes his first appearance on the podcast to break down his Animar Morph deck which Jimmy piloted on the latest episode of Game Knights. Find out about this unique and awesome build and what...
Episode 200 Extravaganza with Over 30 Special Guests | #200

Mar 6, 2018 - Episode 200

Episode 200 Extravaganza with Over 30 Special Guests | #200

It's our 200th episode! We're celebrating all things Commander and talking EDH with over 30 community members including The Professor, Gaby Spartz, Marshall Sutcliffe, LoadyingReadyRun, Cassius Marsh and...
Must Have Cards and Format Staples | #199

Feb 28, 2018 - Episode 199

Must Have Cards and Format Staples | #199

There are certain cards that any Commander player worth their salt needs in their collection. On this episode, we run down the list of must-haves and format staples while discussing which offer the most...
The Most Underrated Cards in Commander | #198

Feb 15, 2018 - Episode 198

The Most Underrated Cards in Commander | #198

It's time to discover some hidden gems! We're going down the list of the most underrated cards in all of Commander. The enchantments, artifacts, etc that would take your deck to the next level - if you'd...
How Useful is the Banlist?  | #197

Feb 7, 2018 - Episode 197

How Useful is the Banlist? | #197

How do I lower the power level of my decks? How do I handle oppressive players? How useful is the ban list? This week, Josh and Jimmy tackle some more listener-submitted questions. Learn more about your...
10 Biggest Mistakes Commander Players Make  | #196

Jan 30, 2018 - Episode 196

10 Biggest Mistakes Commander Players Make | #196

Nobody plays perfectly all the time. The problem comes when we keep making the same missteps over and over. On this episode, Jimmy and Josh talk about the 10 biggest mistakes that Commander players make...
Kumena - Best Merfolk Commander Ever? | #195

Jan 23, 2018 - Episode 195

Kumena - Best Merfolk Commander Ever? | #195

Is Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca the best merfolk commander ever made? Find out, as we take and in-depth look at the deck Jimmy built for the most recent episode of Game Knights.  Learn more about your ad choices....
Elenda, the Dusk Rose – Deck Tech | #194

Jan 18, 2018 - Episode 194

Elenda, the Dusk Rose – Deck Tech | #194

We're breaking down Josh's Elenda, the Dusk Rose deck from the latest episode of Game Knights. Come see what makes this unique brew tick and just how explosive a Commander she can be! Learn more about...
Rivals of Ixalan – Set Review | #193

Jan 9, 2018 - Episode 193

Rivals of Ixalan – Set Review | #193

It’s our Rivals of Ixalan Set Review! This set has some crazy cards for Commander / EDH. Find out which we think will turn out to be powerhouses in the format and which will be overrated duds. ———- Support...
Rivals of Ixalan Spoiler – Zacama, Primal Calamity | #192

Jan 4, 2018 - Episode 192

Rivals of Ixalan Spoiler – Zacama, Primal Calamity | #192

 We’re unveiling our Rivals of Ixalan preview card! It’s a brand new legendary elder dinosaur: ZACAMA, PRIMAL CALAMITY. Plus, we’ve got Craig Blanchette in studio, going over a full deck tech for this...
Best of 2017 – Year in Review | #191

Dec 30, 2017 - Episode 191

Best of 2017 – Year in Review | #191

 This was a huge year for both The Command Zone and Game Knights! Jimmy and Josh are wrapping-up 2017 by taking a look back at all of our favorite episodes, events and moments PLUS a quick glance ahead...
Lessons from The Great War | #190

Dec 21, 2017 - Episode 190

Lessons from The Great War | #190

 World War 1 (often called The Great War) is one of the most devastating struggles in all of human history. Similar to our Art of War and Machiavelli episodes, we’re examining the lead-up to the conflict,...
Building Around Unstable Legends | #189

Dec 13, 2017 - Episode 189

Building Around Unstable Legends | #189

 Let’s take a look at three great new legendaries from Unstable (Baron Von Count, Grusilda and X) and consider all the deck-building possibilities! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is Unstable OK in Commander? | #188

Dec 4, 2017 - Episode 188

Is Unstable OK in Commander? | #188

The newest silver-bordered set, Unstable, is about to be released! But the cards are not officially legal in EDH! Jimmy and Josh discuss which of the new stuff seems ok to play in Commander and which should...
The Most Powerful Commander Decks | #187

Nov 20, 2017 - Episode 187

The Most Powerful Commander Decks | #187

 This week, Jimmy and Josh take a look at the most powerful decks in the entire Commander format and explain what makes them tick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Words of Wizdom | #186

Nov 13, 2017 - Episode 186

Words of Wizdom | #186

 It’s time to up your game. Jimmy and Josh are coming at you with a bunch random bite-sized Commander advice and EDH level-ups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My Playgroup Always Targets Me First | #185

Nov 7, 2017 - Episode 185

My Playgroup Always Targets Me First | #185

 How do you get your playgroup to stop targeting you first? How do you know when to mulligan? Is Temple of the False God a bad card? Find out all of this and more as Jimmy and Josh tackle listener submitted...
Inside the Mind of Magic Artist Jesper Ejsing | #184

Oct 31, 2017 - Episode 184

Inside the Mind of Magic Artist Jesper Ejsing | #184

Renowned Magic artist Jesper Ejsing joins the show to discuss his process when creating art for Magic: the Gathering as well as his love for the Commander format. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Threat Assessment Case Studies | #183

Oct 26, 2017 - Episode 183

Threat Assessment Case Studies | #183

Follow along as Jimmy and Josh break down some of the more interesting and complicated board states from Game Knights and discuss their process of threat assessment and how to make better in-game decisions. Learn...
Politics with the Professor – What Kind of Player are YOU? | #182

Oct 12, 2017 - Episode 182

Politics with the Professor – What Kind of Player are YOU? | #182

The Professor from Tolarian Community College is in town and ready to talk POLITICS! We dive into what it means to play against each of us, how we’ve changed over time, and our favorite reasons to play...
The Right Way to NETDECK | #181

Oct 3, 2017 - Episode 181

The Right Way to NETDECK | #181

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about netdecking, so here are 5 helpful tips to get you on the road to building the best decks AND keeping your original flavor intact. ---------- Deck Brewer’s Worksheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T-0phvLKtUViJjSnUF_tk3tYOWrr9FZcB5ePIOXx2OA/edit?usp=sharing Learn...
Most Annoying Cards in EDH | #180

Sep 27, 2017 - Episode 180

Most Annoying Cards in EDH | #180

You heard us right – these cards are annoying, a nuisance, and Josh and Jimmy have OPINIONS on them! Hear our picks for our top 5 most annoying cards in EDH. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ixalan SET REVIEW for Commander | #179

Sep 15, 2017 - Episode 179

Ixalan SET REVIEW for Commander | #179

Our Ixalan Set Review is here and it’s time to get Tribal with it! From Dinosaurs to Merfolk to Pirates and Vampires, there’s plenty to dig into here. What will make the cut in your next Commander deck? Learn...
Mairsil, The Pretender DECK TECH | #177

Sep 5, 2017 - Episode 177

Mairsil, The Pretender DECK TECH | #177

Josh has been brewing around one of the new Commanders Mairsil, The Pretender. Can he steal ALL the activated abilites? ---------- Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mairsil-the-pretender-l-jlk/...
Is Kess, Dissident Mage better than Snapcaster? Deck Tech | #176

Sep 1, 2017 - Episode 176

Is Kess, Dissident Mage better than Snapcaster? Deck Tech | #176

Alex Kessler joins the show to discuss his namesake card and a deck he might brew with it. ---------- Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/kess-dissident-mage-alex-kessler/ Learn more about your ad...
How Would a Spike Build Edgar Markov?  | #175

Aug 25, 2017 - Episode 175

How Would a Spike Build Edgar Markov? | #175

Josh Kim joins the show and brings a Spike’s perspective to taking Edgar Markov and how he might build the deck optimally. ---------- Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/01-08-17-mardu-v/ ---------- Where...
The Best 5 Color Dragon EVER? CMDR 2017 Dragon Deck Review | #174

Aug 23, 2017 - Episode 174

The Best 5 Color Dragon EVER? CMDR 2017 Dragon Deck Review | #174

Dragon Tribal is one of Magic’s oldest ongoing tribes, and they’ve just received a game changing update with Commander 2017! Find out what’s new and what needs changing in this review of the preconstructed...
Can Cat Tribal be Competitive? CMDR 2017 Cat Deck Review | #173

Aug 18, 2017 - Episode 173

Can Cat Tribal be Competitive? CMDR 2017 Cat Deck Review | #173

It’s time to break down the Cat Tribal deck from Commander 2017 and tell you which 10-12 cards you can add to make it that much better! Do you think Cat Tribal can be a competitive Commander deck? Learn...
Are Wizards Underpowered? C17 Arcane Wizardry Review | #172

Aug 16, 2017 - Episode 172

Are Wizards Underpowered? C17 Arcane Wizardry Review | #172

Commander 2017 is here, so let’s take a first look and overview of each of the decks so you can determine which one is best for your needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Which Commander 2017 Deck is the BEST? | #171

Aug 13, 2017 - Episode 171

Which Commander 2017 Deck is the BEST? | #171

Commander 2017 is here, so let’s take a first look and overview of each of the decks so you can determine which one is best for your needs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
C17 Previews – Boneyard Scourge & Fortunate Few | #170

Aug 8, 2017 - Episode 170

C17 Previews – Boneyard Scourge & Fortunate Few | #170

Josh and Jimmy breathe some fire into their Commander 2017 preview cards, Boneyard Scourge & Fortunate Few! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How Many Infinite Combos Is TOO Many? | #169

Aug 1, 2017 - Episode 169

How Many Infinite Combos Is TOO Many? | #169

We’re answering some mailbag questions and addressing some controversial topics – how many infinite combos is too many? How do you handle take backs? ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: The...
Evaluating New Mechanics: Amonkhet / Hour of Devastation | #168

Jul 26, 2017 - Episode 168

Evaluating New Mechanics: Amonkhet / Hour of Devastation | #168

With another block under our belt, it’s time to take a look back on the new and returning mechanics of Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation and see how they line up with Magic’s history and how usable they...
Brewing with the New Gods (Locust, Scarab, Scorpion) | #167

Jul 18, 2017 - Episode 167

Brewing with the New Gods (Locust, Scarab, Scorpion) | #167

Hour of Devastation brought some really awesome Legendary Gods to the table, so Josh is bringing them all together and seeing how one might brew a deck with ALL of them in it! ---------- What We Mentioned...
Adjusting to New Metas LIVE at GP Vegas | #166

Jul 11, 2017 - Episode 166

Adjusting to New Metas LIVE at GP Vegas | #166

We take our show to the convention halls of GP Vegas with special guests Cassius Marsh and Mel Li to discuss the intricacies of adjusting to new metas AND answer tons of audience questions! ---------- Where...
Hour of Devastation Commander Set Review | #165

Jul 4, 2017 - Episode 165

Hour of Devastation Commander Set Review | #165

Nicol Bolas is BACK and the Hour of Devastation is upon us! Josh and Jimmy break down the new mechanics, best Legendaries, Planeswalkers, and review each color for Commander. ---------- What We Mentioned...
The Magic Grand Prix Guide l How GPs Work | #164

Jun 29, 2017 - Episode 164

The Magic Grand Prix Guide l How GPs Work | #164

We’re walking through Grand Prix literally and figuratively today! Learn how to survive your first GP and see tons of awesome footage Grand Prix Vegas 2017! ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: Crime...
Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign – HOUR OF DEVASTATION preview | #163

Jun 21, 2017 - Episode 163

Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign – HOUR OF DEVASTATION preview | #163

It’s the HOUR OF DEVASTATION and we’ve got a huge Sphinx coming at you from the sky – it’s Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign! UNESH, CRIOSPHINX SOVEREIGN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Saving Money in Commander with Jason Alt | #162

Jun 13, 2017 - Episode 162

Saving Money in Commander with Jason Alt | #162

Jason Alt joins the show to discuss financial preparation ahead of tribal decks in Commander 2017, Iconic Masters, and anything else special coming our way in Magic’s 25th year. ---------- Where to find...
Top 5 OVERRATED Cards in Commander | #161

Jun 6, 2017 - Episode 161

Top 5 OVERRATED Cards in Commander | #161

Hyperbole is a huge part of Magic: the Gathering culture. We love to proclaim that “X is the best card ever!” or that “If you play Y, you can’t lose”. While it’s fun to make these kind of bold statements,...
The Netdecking Dilemma with Stybs | #160

May 30, 2017 - Episode 160

The Netdecking Dilemma with Stybs | #160

We welcome Adam Styborski (Stybs) to the show to discuss a range of topics, including a lively back and forth on whether or not websites like EDHREC and Netdecking are good for the Commander format. ---------- Where...
Top 10 Black and Green Cards in EDH – Revisited | #159

May 23, 2017 - Episode 159

Top 10 Black and Green Cards in EDH – Revisited | #159

It’s been a while since our original top 10 reviews for Black and Green in EDH – we’re going back to revisit our picks and NOT look at our original lists – let’s see what’s changed. Learn more about your...
Breaking Boros | Winning with Red/White in EDH | #158

May 16, 2017 - Episode 158

Breaking Boros | Winning with Red/White in EDH | #158

It is well known that Boros (red/white) is the hardest color pair to have success with in Commander. On this episode, we discuss ways to make it viable and up that win percentage. ---------- What We Mentioned...
Magic Community Spotlight! | #157

May 9, 2017 - Episode 157

Magic Community Spotlight! | #157

There’s a ton of awesome magic content out there but sometimes it can be hard to find. We’re hoping we can introduce you to some of our favorite stuff! Before we get into it – we are not trying to insult,...
The Importance of Mana Curve | #156

May 2, 2017 - Episode 156

The Importance of Mana Curve | #156

In this level-up episode, we talk about the idea of the Mana Curve to the table, and why it’s more important in Commander now more than ever. ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Magic Castle...
LEOVOLD BANNED! Amonkhet Set Review for Commander | #155

Apr 25, 2017 - Episode 155

LEOVOLD BANNED! Amonkhet Set Review for Commander | #155

Amonkhet and a new cycle of brand new Gods are here for Commander consumption! Let’s break down our favorite cards for EDH in each color. We’ll also discuss the Leovold banning and Protean Hulk unbanning...
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Deck Tech (from Game Knights #6) | #154

Apr 21, 2017 - Episode 154

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Deck Tech (from Game Knights #6) | #154

We promise no more snake puns! Josh’s build of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons utilizes her snake creation potential to the max in this deck tech ---------- What We Mentioned on the End Step: S-Town Podcast...
Amonkhet Preview: Neheb, the Worthy & Deck Tech | #153

Apr 10, 2017 - Episode 153

Amonkhet Preview: Neheb, the Worthy & Deck Tech | #153

We’re diving into our NEW PREVIEW card: Neheb, the Worthy and discussing how Jimmy built a deck around the idea of discard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Spice up your Commander Night! +Modern Masters 2017 Draft | #152

Mar 28, 2017 - Episode 152

Spice up your Commander Night! +Modern Masters 2017 Draft | #152

This week we’re breaking down a bunch of different ways to play Commander/EDH so you can keep things fresh in a playgroup! Try out some of these variants and let us know your favorites. We also go over...
The Commander Deck Building Template | #151

Mar 21, 2017 - Episode 151

The Commander Deck Building Template | #151

Deck building in EDH can be a daunting task, especially early in your Commander career! Today we’re tackling how to approach each EDH deck with a basic template when brewing. Learn more about your ad choices....
Tasigur, the Golden Fang with Jeremy Noell | #150

Mar 14, 2017 - Episode 150

Tasigur, the Golden Fang with Jeremy Noell | #150

We welcome Jeremy Noell from StarCityGames to the show to discuss his projects and his awesome Tasigur, the Golden Fang brew, which aims to cast Villainous Wealth as many times as possible. Tasigur Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/tasigur-villainous-wealth-jeremy-noell/...
The Creative Process w/ Rob Prior (Live Painting!) | #149

Mar 8, 2017 - Episode 149

The Creative Process w/ Rob Prior (Live Painting!) | #149

Renowned artist Rob Prior joins the show as Josh and Jimmy discuss the Creative Process and their origin stories of their lives and time in Los Angeles and the entertainment industry. Rob also live paints...
Commander Summit 2016 with Commanderin’ & Commander’s Brew | #147

Feb 21, 2017 - Episode 147

Commander Summit 2016 with Commanderin’ & Commander’s Brew | #147

Please welcome Phil DeLuca and Andy Hull from the Commanderin’ and Commander’s Brew podcasts as we sit to discuss the state of the format and look back on the past year for Commander players. ---------- The...
Straying From Staples with TheMagicManSam | #146

Feb 14, 2017 - Episode 146

Straying From Staples with TheMagicManSam | #146

TheMagicManSam joins the show with an interesting perspective: how does one not let their Commander games become monotonous? How can you approach the game to keep things fresh and exciting? ---------- TheMagicManSam...
Silas Renn + Sidar Kondo Deck Tech | #145

Feb 7, 2017 - Episode 145

Silas Renn + Sidar Kondo Deck Tech | #145

Jimmy and Josh break down his Silas Renn & Sidar Kondo brew from Game Knights Episode 3! ---------- What We Mentioned on The End Step: Hardcore History Podcast: http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ Learn...
Blatant Favoritism? No-Counter EDH? Mailbag Q&A | #144

Jan 31, 2017 - Episode 144

Blatant Favoritism? No-Counter EDH? Mailbag Q&A | #144

Mailbag Q&A time! This week we’re answering questions on deck refinement, how to make a successful LGS Commander Night, some blatant favoritism, and getting into MTG content creation! Learn more about...
Evaluating New Mechanics – Kaladesh Block | #143

Jan 24, 2017 - Episode 143

Evaluating New Mechanics – Kaladesh Block | #143

Welcome to a new series where we take the mechanics introduced in new sets and evaluate them against Magic’s history as well as how they’re pertinent to Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Aether Revolt Set Review | #142

Jan 17, 2017 - Episode 142

Aether Revolt Set Review | #142

Aether Revolt is here and with it comes a ton of interesting cards for EDH – let’s review our favorite picks and combos from the new set! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Machiavellian Machinations | #141

Jan 10, 2017 - Episode 141

Machiavellian Machinations | #141

‘The Prince’ by Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most famous political philosophy manuscripts of all time. It is similar to Sun Tzu’s Art of War in that, while printed in 1532, it is still read and studied...
RISHKAR’S EXPERTISE + Vial Smasher & Thrasios Deck Tech | #140

Jan 3, 2017 - Episode 140

RISHKAR’S EXPERTISE + Vial Smasher & Thrasios Deck Tech | #140

We discuss our preview card for Aether Revolt: Rishkar’s Expertise, and then break down Josh’s Vial Smasher & Thrasios deck that he played in Game Knights #2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What Would You Change in 2017? New Year’s Resolutions! | #139

Dec 27, 2016 - Episode 139

What Would You Change in 2017? New Year’s Resolutions! | #139

What do YOU resolve to change about yourself and how your Magic: the Gathering habits in 2017? Jimmy and Josh walk through their resolutions for the new year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The BEST of 2016 – Year In Review | #138

Dec 20, 2016 - Episode 138

The BEST of 2016 – Year In Review | #138

2016 has almost come to a close, so let’s take a look back on the year that the podcast had and our picks for our overall BEST OFs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Controversy! Combos and Concessions | #137

Dec 15, 2016 - Episode 137

Controversy! Combos and Concessions | #137

We’ve got Controversy a-brewin this week! Jimmy and Josh discuss the ethics and workarounds for combo-heavy metas, and if it’s ever ok to “concede” as a strategic response to an opponent. Learn more about...
Commander at WotC and Atraxa Alterations with Trick Jarrett | #136

Dec 6, 2016 - Episode 136

Commander at WotC and Atraxa Alterations with Trick Jarrett | #136

The awesome Trick Jarrett from Wizards of the Coast joins the show to discuss what the Commander community is like at the mothership and the direction he’s taking his Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice decklist....
Commander 2016 Deck Testing – Kydele & Breya | #135

Nov 29, 2016 - Episode 135

Commander 2016 Deck Testing – Kydele & Breya | #135

We got to brew decks around the Commander 2016 Legendaries and test them out against each other! Jimmy and Josh talk about their ideas for Breya, Etherium Shaper and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix (+Bruse Tarl). Learn...
Saskia the Unyielding – Open Hostility C16 Deck Tech | #134

Nov 24, 2016 - Episode 134

Saskia the Unyielding – Open Hostility C16 Deck Tech | #134

We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the...
Breya, Etherium Shaper – Invent Superiority C16 Deck Tech | #133

Nov 22, 2016 - Episode 133

Breya, Etherium Shaper – Invent Superiority C16 Deck Tech | #133

We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the...
Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis – Stalwart Unity C16 Deck Tech | #132

Nov 15, 2016 - Episode 132

Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis – Stalwart Unity C16 Deck Tech | #132

We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the...
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder – Entropic Uprising C16 Deck Tech | #131

Nov 10, 2016 - Episode 131

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder – Entropic Uprising C16 Deck Tech | #131

We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the...
Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice – Breed Lethality C16 Deck Tech | #130

Nov 8, 2016 - Episode 130

Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice – Breed Lethality C16 Deck Tech | #130

We’re breaking down each of the Commander 2016 Preconstructed decks, reviewing what cards to add and take out, and how you can modify these decks quickly and easily for play! This episode focuses on the...
First Look at Commander 2016 | #129

Nov 1, 2016 - Episode 129

First Look at Commander 2016 | #129

Commander 2016 looks to be an incredible set of Pre-Constructed decks for EDH player, so let’s dive in and take a look at all of the new mechanics and 4-Color Commanders! Learn more about your ad choices....
Cruel Entertainment + 2 more COMMANDER 2016 Preview Cards! | #128

Oct 25, 2016 - Episode 128

Cruel Entertainment + 2 more COMMANDER 2016 Preview Cards! | #128

We’ve got THREE exclusive Previews from Commander 2016! Introducing CRUEL ENTERTAINMENT, and our two reprints Iroas, God of Victory and Hanna, Ship’s Navigator! We weren’t 100% correct with our predictions...
Card Draw & Card Advantage | #127

Oct 18, 2016 - Episode 127

Card Draw & Card Advantage | #127

Card Draw and Card Advantage are two terms often mentioned on the show; Josh and Jimmy dive deeper into the specifics of each and how they effect your deckbuilding and in-game decisions. Learn more about...
The Meta and You | #126

Oct 11, 2016 - Episode 126

The Meta and You | #126

This week we're going deep on the idea of the "meta" and how it applies to you as a Magic: the Gathering player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Talrand, Sky Summoner Deck Tech | #125

Oct 4, 2016 - Episode 125

Talrand, Sky Summoner Deck Tech | #125

Craig Blanchette joins the show to discuss his Talrand, Sky Summoner build and Josh and Jimmy deck tech it to make some improvements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Conspiracy 2 Set Review | #124

Sep 27, 2016 - Episode 124

Conspiracy 2 Set Review | #124

We've gotten our hands on Conspiracy 2 and had a couple of chances to draft it! Here's our EDH set review for what we think might make it into your next Commander deck. Learn more about your ad choices....
Kaladesh Set Review | #123

Sep 20, 2016 - Episode 123

Kaladesh Set Review | #123

Kaladesh is here and we couldn't be more excited about the inclusion of the Masterpiece Inventions! Well, Jimmy is at least. Here's our set review on what's what for EDH players. Learn more about your...
Inside the Set: Conspiracy 2 with Glenn Jones | #121

Sep 6, 2016 - Episode 121

Inside the Set: Conspiracy 2 with Glenn Jones | #121

Friend of the show and Wizards employee Glenn Jones joins us for a Q&A on Conspiracy 2! We talk mechanics, favorite cards, underrated draft picks, design philosophy, and more! Learn more about your ad...
How Would You Change the Color Pie? Q&A | #120

Aug 30, 2016 - Episode 120

How Would You Change the Color Pie? Q&A | #120

We're back at it again with more of your Listener Questions. We've got some great ones on the docket today! ALSO if you hear your voice, you've won a draft set of CONSPIRACY 2 so go ahead and send us an...
Karador, Ghost Chieftain with Corbin Hosler | #119

Aug 23, 2016 - Episode 119

Karador, Ghost Chieftain with Corbin Hosler | #119

Special guest Corbin Hosler joins us this week to review his Karador, Ghost Chieftain deck and discuss how it's been shaped by his playstyle for Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Blue – The Color Wheel Series (& CONSPIRACY 2 PREVIEW) | #118

Aug 17, 2016 - Episode 118

Blue – The Color Wheel Series (& CONSPIRACY 2 PREVIEW) | #118

We're talking about Blue this week in our Color Wheel series. It's the last color we haven't covered yet! We'll be breaking down each of the 5 colors in Magic by learning its history, examining its base...
Building On A Budget | #117

Aug 9, 2016 - Episode 117

Building On A Budget | #117

This week we discuss the basics of building a deck on a budget - how to prioritize, organize, and correctly identify what your deck needs before purchasing its parts. Learn more about your ad choices....
Deck Doctors: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim | #116

Aug 2, 2016 - Episode 116

Deck Doctors: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim | #116

Deck Doctors has RETURNED! Josh and Jimmy revisit Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to give her a proper rebuild and go deep on some deckbuilding strategy and theory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Listener Questions! | #115

Jul 26, 2016 - Episode 115

Listener Questions! | #115

Josh and Jimmy asked you to send in some audio questions for our final giveaway with Card Kingdom - and you provided! We had so many entered that we could only take a few this time, so don't worry, we'll...
Superfriends – EDH Archetypes | #114

Jul 19, 2016 - Episode 114

Superfriends – EDH Archetypes | #114

In honor of the Gatewatch being in full force on Innistrad now, we're breaking down the Superfriends EDH archetype and how you can build your own! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eldritch Moon Set Review | #113

Jul 12, 2016 - Episode 113

Eldritch Moon Set Review | #113

The Eldritch Moon is just over the horizon and we're here to bring you our full set review for Commander! Lots of very interesting cards and mechanics in this set to break down. Learn more about your ad...
Fostering a Healthy Playgroup | #112

Jul 5, 2016 - Episode 112

Fostering a Healthy Playgroup | #112

This week we break down some of our thoughts and opinions on how to foster a healthy playgroup and make sure you're getting the most out of your Commander experience! Learn more about your ad choices....
Brewin Brisela + EMN Preview Card! | #111

Jun 29, 2016 - Episode 111

Brewin Brisela + EMN Preview Card! | #111

We're back and ready to preview our exclusive Eldritch Moon card as well as discuss the awesome new Meld mechanic and how to brew around Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. Learn more about your ad choices....
How to Play Faster | #110

Jun 7, 2016 - Episode 110

How to Play Faster | #110

Commander games can be long. They can last all night. Here are Josh and Jimmy's tips on how you can learn to play faster, get more games in, and hopefully have more fun on your Commander nights! Learn...
Eternal Masters Set Review | #109

May 31, 2016 - Episode 109

Eternal Masters Set Review | #109

Eternal Masters is filled with Commander staples and we couldn't be more excited! Josh and Jimmy break down their favorite cards of the set. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4-Color Commanders & Organization 101 | #107

May 17, 2016 - Episode 107

4-Color Commanders & Organization 101 | #107

4-Color Commanders are on the way! We discuss some of the possibilities of what to potentially look forward to as well as top tips for organizing your collection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Building Around Story with Alison Luhrs | #106

May 10, 2016 - Episode 106

Building Around Story with Alison Luhrs | #106

The awesome Alison Luhrs joins the show to discuss some of her favorite Magic stories and characters and Josh and Jimmy talk through some initial steps to build a deck around it! Learn more about your...
EDH Essentials with Craig Blanchette | #105

Apr 26, 2016 - Episode 105

EDH Essentials with Craig Blanchette | #105

We’re handing over the reins of the show to our good friend Craig Blanchette (Twitter: @CraigBlanchette) who has come up with and outlined his own show topic - His top 10 EDH Essentials! Learn more about...
Top 10 Lands in EDH | #104

Apr 19, 2016 - Episode 104

Top 10 Lands in EDH | #104

Josh and Jimmy break down their top 10 lands in EDH! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Gitrog Monster / Self Expression in Deckbuilding | #103

Apr 12, 2016 - Episode 103

The Gitrog Monster / Self Expression in Deckbuilding | #103

Everyone's stoked about The Gitrog Monster, but how do you build a new deck when it's the talk of the town? Josh and Jimmy walk you through a concept to foster self-expression in deckbuilding. Learn more...
Shadows Over Innistrad Set Review | #102

Mar 30, 2016 - Episode 102

Shadows Over Innistrad Set Review | #102

Shadows Over Innistrad is right over the horizon! Josh and Jimmy take you through their top picks for Commander/EDH and what you can look forward to in this incredibly flavorful new set. Learn more about...
The Correct Answers | #101

Mar 22, 2016 - Episode 101

The Correct Answers | #101

What makes a player strong or weak? Josh and Jimmy dive into the tactics of having the right answers at the right time in Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Second Harvest (Shadows Over Innistrad Preview Card)

Mar 18, 2016

Second Harvest (Shadows Over Innistrad Preview Card)

The Command Zone proudly presents our official spoiler card for Shadows Over Innistrad - and it's a doozy! Here is the official spoiler for Second Harvest! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Building a Commander Deck LIVE | #100

Mar 15, 2016 - Episode 100

Building a Commander Deck LIVE | #100

The 100th episode has arrived! Josh and Jimmy invite a live Twitch audience to help build a Commander deck together. We give away tons of product with special guest appearances from Brian David-Marshall,...
The Commander Summit | #99

Mar 9, 2016 - Episode 99

The Commander Summit | #99

We welcome Phil DeLuca and Andy Hull to the show to tackle some issues of the day with these esteemed members of the Commander podcast community. We'll discuss rules changes, Eternal Masters, Conspiracy...
Eternal Masters and The Reserved List | #98

Feb 23, 2016 - Episode 98

Eternal Masters and The Reserved List | #98

We're giddy with excitement over the Eternal Masters announcement. Let's talk about the implications for Commander, what we hope to see reprinted, and discuss The Reserved List in its entirety. Learn more...
Tall Tales | #97

Feb 16, 2016 - Episode 97

Tall Tales | #97

We talk a lot about synergies, politics, and level up philosophies but we rarely get to talk about our own Commander games and the events that happen within. Til now! Josh and Jimmy recount some silly/fun/powerful...
Deck Improvement: Meren of Clan Nel Toth with Alex Kessler | #96

Feb 9, 2016 - Episode 96

Deck Improvement: Meren of Clan Nel Toth with Alex Kessler | #96

You’ve built a new deck. You’ve played it a few times. Now, how do you identify problem areas and issues to make that leap from version 1.0 to version 2.0? Alex Kessler joins the show to discuss his build...
Pet Cards | #95

Feb 2, 2016 - Episode 95

Pet Cards | #95

We all have them. Those cards that we love. We put them in all of our decks. But then one day we realize: Wait a minute – why am I the only one I ever see playing this card? Doesn’t my playgroup understand...
Most Banworthy Cards in Commander | #94

Jan 26, 2016 - Episode 94

Most Banworthy Cards in Commander | #94

With the recent Prophet of Kruphix banning, we turn to discuss what other cards may sit at the top of the "banworthy" list and whether or not we think they deserve the banhammer. Learn more about your...
Prophet of Kruphix Banned - Proxies, Counterfeits, and More | #93

Jan 19, 2016 - Episode 93

Prophet of Kruphix Banned - Proxies, Counterfeits, and More | #93

We've got a lot to cover in today's episode! We'll start off by discussing the new rules changes to Commander from the Rules Committee - a standardized mulligan, removal of a specific type of color restriction...
Oath of the Gatewatch Set Review | #92

Jan 12, 2016 - Episode 92

Oath of the Gatewatch Set Review | #92

Oath of the Gatewatch is here and it's time to review the cards we think will make the biggest impact on Commander! We're trying out our reviews a week earlier so you can be ready for pre-release - let...
Oath of the Gatewatch Leaks / Year in Review | #91

Dec 22, 2015 - Episode 91

Oath of the Gatewatch Leaks / Year in Review | #91

Our final episode of the year covers the Oath of the Gatewatch leaks and a year in review of all the awesome stuff that happened in 2015! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Commander 2015 Review – Red/White | #89

Dec 8, 2015 - Episode 89

Commander 2015 Review – Red/White | #89

The Commander 2015 Preconstructed decks have arrived and Josh and Jimmy are here to help break down their statistics, the best and worst cards, and what upgrades you can immediately make! This week we...
Commander 2015 Review – Green/Black & Green/Blue | #88

Nov 24, 2015 - Episode 88

Commander 2015 Review – Green/Black & Green/Blue | #88

The Commander 2015 Preconstructed decks have arrived and Josh and Jimmy are here to help break down their statistics, the best and worst cards, and what upgrades you can immediately make! This week we...
Commander 2015 Review – Black/White & Blue/Red | #87

Nov 17, 2015 - Episode 87

Commander 2015 Review – Black/White & Blue/Red | #87

The Commander 2015 Preconstructed decks have arrived and Josh and Jimmy are here to help break down their statistics, the best and worst cards, and what upgrades you can immediately make! This week we...
Commander 2015 First Look | #86

Nov 10, 2015 - Episode 86

Commander 2015 First Look | #86

Josh and Jimmy take an in-depth first look at the new Commander 2015 spoilers and discuss new keywords and sweet synergy options for each new Legendary creature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
CMDR 2015 SPOILER! & Legendary Cube Interview with Adam Prosak | #85

Nov 5, 2015 - Episode 85

CMDR 2015 SPOILER! & Legendary Cube Interview with Adam Prosak | #85

We interview Wizards R&D member Adam Prosak on the upcoming Legendary Cube for Magic: Online, crack a couple of digital packs, then break down our brand new Commander 15 spoiler- Rite of the Raging Storm! Learn...
Battle for Zendikar Draft – The Sideboard | #01

Oct 29, 2015

Battle for Zendikar Draft – The Sideboard | #01

Jimmy and Josh are trying something new out on this special Thursday episode. Welcome to The Sideboard! Today's side-discussion takes our hosts into discussing the Battle for Zendikar Limited format and...
Most Wanted Reprints in Commander 2015 | #84

Oct 27, 2015 - Episode 84

Most Wanted Reprints in Commander 2015 | #84

Jimmy and Josh discuss a leaked Commander 2015 spoiler and also the Top 5 cards on their wishlist to be reprinted this year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Catching Up with The Professor | #83

Oct 13, 2015 - Episode 83

Catching Up with The Professor | #83

The Professor joins Josh and Jimmy to discuss the current going-ons in the Magic Community. Lots of controversy to debate, from BFZ Fat Pack scarcity to an overpriced Jace, Vryn's Prodigy. Learn more about...
Medomai the Ageless at the 2015 Community Cup | #82

Oct 8, 2015 - Episode 82

Medomai the Ageless at the 2015 Community Cup | #82

Josh and Jimmy break down the Medomai The Ageless deck that the Community team built and took to victory this year at the 2015 Community Cup! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Battle for Zendikar Set Review for Commander/EDH | #81

Sep 29, 2015 - Episode 81

Battle for Zendikar Set Review for Commander/EDH | #81

Battle for Zendikar is here and the ELDRAZI ARE BACK baby! This set is great for Commander and EDH, so we're here to break down what our top choices are for our format. Learn more about your ad choices....
Situation Awareness | #80

Sep 24, 2015 - Episode 80

Situation Awareness | #80

This week we're discussing what it means to have "situation awareness" (not to be confused with situational awareness). We'll be addressing how to take note and adapt to your meta and the types of situations...
Black – The Color Wheel Series | #79

Sep 22, 2015 - Episode 79

Black – The Color Wheel Series | #79

We're talking about Black this week in our Color Wheel series. We'll be breaking down each of the 5 colors in Magic by learning its history, examining its base "wants and needs", and understanding how...
Unpacking & SANCTUM OF UGIN! Battle For Zendikar Spoiler | #78

Sep 14, 2015 - Episode 78

Unpacking & SANCTUM OF UGIN! Battle For Zendikar Spoiler | #78

Josh is back from his 3 week trip to Asia and it's time to unpack all of the things that happened while he was gone! We talk about PAX, Worlds, the Community Cup, and reveal our EXCLUSIVE Battle for Zendikar...
Voltron – EDH Archetypes | #76

Sep 2, 2015 - Episode 76

Voltron – EDH Archetypes | #76

We're covering all aspects of VOLTRON decks in EDH in our new archetype series. We'll be breaking down the archetype's versatility, uses, potential commanders, and more! Learn more about your ad choices....
White – The Color Wheel Series | #75

Aug 27, 2015 - Episode 75

White – The Color Wheel Series | #75

We're talking about White this week in our Color Wheel series. We'll be breaking down each of the 5 colors in Magic by learning its history, examining its base "wants and needs", and understanding how...
Community Questions & Answers! (1/2) | The Command Zone #74

Aug 25, 2015 - Episode 74

Community Questions & Answers! (1/2) | The Command Zone #74

We're answering listener submitted questions in part one of this Q&A! Part 2 will air next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Magic Jargon | #73

Aug 20, 2015 - Episode 73

Magic Jargon | #73

We're looking at Magic lingo today and discussing the crazy 'secret' language of Magic players. What's a 187 creature? What about a hate bear? Find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Top 10 Blue Cards in EDH/Commander | #72

Aug 18, 2015 - Episode 72

Top 10 Blue Cards in EDH/Commander | #72

Josh and Jimmy cover their top 10 favorite cards in BLUE for EDH/Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sandbagging | #71

Aug 13, 2015 - Episode 71

Sandbagging | #71

Jimmy and Josh bring an important topic to the table - Sandbagging! Err actually, they hold the topic in their hands until it's the right time to play it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keeping it Current | #70

Aug 11, 2015 - Episode 70

Keeping it Current | #70

Josh and Jimmy discuss some of the happenings in and around Magic: the Gathering. We're having a conversation on the hot topics the community has been engaging on over Twitter and Reddit. Not all of it...
Deck Doctors: Rith, the Awakener | #69

Aug 6, 2015 - Episode 69

Deck Doctors: Rith, the Awakener | #69

The Deck Doctors are back! This week we cover a user submitted list for Rith, the Awakener and what cuts/adds to make to improve it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Token Talk – EDH Archetypes | #68

Aug 4, 2015 - Episode 68

Token Talk – EDH Archetypes | #68

We're covering all aspects of tokens in EDH in our new archetype series. We'll be breaking down the archetype's versatility, uses, potential commanders, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Deck Doctors: Karona, False God | #67

Jul 30, 2015 - Episode 67

Deck Doctors: Karona, False God | #67

It's time for another Deck Doctor! This week we cover a user submitted list for Karona, False God and what cuts/adds to make to improve it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Red – The Color Wheel Series | #66

Jul 28, 2015 - Episode 66

Red – The Color Wheel Series | #66

We're talking about Red this week in our Color Wheel series. We'll be breaking down each of the 5 colors in Magic by learning its history, examining its base "wants and needs", and understanding how it...
Planeswalkers in EDH & Damia, Sage of Stone | #65

Jul 23, 2015 - Episode 65

Planeswalkers in EDH & Damia, Sage of Stone | #65

James Pianka is back on the show to talk about the usage of Planeswalkers in EDH and discuss his Damia, Sage of Stone Superfriends list! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Card Names & Flavor Text with James Pianka | #64

Jul 21, 2015 - Episode 64

Card Names & Flavor Text with James Pianka | #64

James Pianka joins the show to discuss the cards he created the names and flavor text for in Magic: Origins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Magic: Origins Set Review for EDH/Commander | #63

Jul 14, 2015 - Episode 63

Magic: Origins Set Review for EDH/Commander | #63

Josh and Jimmy review their top picks for EDH/Commander playables in Magic's newest set Origins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Glissa, the Traitor, Infect Deck Tech | #62

Jul 9, 2015 - Episode 62

Glissa, the Traitor, Infect Deck Tech | #62

Craig Blanchette brings the podcast our very first Infect deck tech with Glissa, The Traitor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Commander Stats with EDHRec | #61

Jul 7, 2015 - Episode 61

Commander Stats with EDHRec | #61

We're joined by Donald Miner, creator of EDHRec.com, to discuss Commander statistics. Who's the most popular general? What color is played the most? The least? Find out! Learn more about your ad choices....
High Rolla$ Part 2 | #60

Jul 2, 2015 - Episode 60

High Rolla$ Part 2 | #60

We're back with High Rolla$ part 2! Josh and Jimmy break down 10 more expensive Magic cards and whether they're worth their price tag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Magic: Origins Spoiler & Planeswalker Review | #59

Jun 29, 2015 - Episode 59

Magic: Origins Spoiler & Planeswalker Review | #59

Jimmy and Josh reveal an exclusive Magic: Origins preview card: The Great Aurora! We also discuss each of the new dual-faced planeswalkers and their potential viability in Commander/EDH. Learn more about...
Top 10 Black Cards in EDH/Commander | #58

Jun 25, 2015 - Episode 58

Top 10 Black Cards in EDH/Commander | #58

Josh and Jimmy cover their top 10 favorite cards in BLACK for EDH/Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Deck Doctors: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death | #57

Jun 23, 2015 - Episode 57

Deck Doctors: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death | #57

Josh and Jimmy embark on their first official Deck Doctor! We cover a user submitted list for Alesha, Who Smiles at Death and what cuts/adds to make to improve it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Deck Doctoring with Meghan & Maria from MtACast! | #56

Jun 18, 2015 - Episode 56

Deck Doctoring with Meghan & Maria from MtACast! | #56

We're joined by the hilarious Meghan & Maria from the Magic: the Amateuring podcast to discuss their history with the format and then deck doctor their two EDH Pre-Constructed decks for under $50! The...
Storytime with Wedge & The Professor | #54

Jun 11, 2015 - Episode 54

Storytime with Wedge & The Professor | #54

Wedge from The Mana Source and The Professor from Tolarian College join us to recap some hilarious stories from GP Vegas and discuss #GoyfGate (or #TarmoGate, whatever you like better!) Learn more about...
High Rolla$ | #53

Jun 9, 2015 - Episode 53

High Rolla$ | #53

The time has come to talk of many things... many dolla bills! We take a look at 10 cards from Magic's history that command a hefty price tag, whether they're worth it for EDH, and affordable alternatives. Learn...
GP Vegas with CSprankleRun, Brainstorm Brewery, & More! | #52

Jun 3, 2015 - Episode 52

GP Vegas with CSprankleRun, Brainstorm Brewery, & More! | #52

Josh and Jimmy report in on just exactly how exhausted they are from GP Vegas with fun interviews with some friends at the event - Jason Alt & Corbin Hosler from Brainstorm Brewery, Sean Gibbons from Wizards...
Deck Tech: Jhoira of the Ghitu | #51

May 26, 2015 - Episode 51

Deck Tech: Jhoira of the Ghitu | #51

We're covering one of the meaner decks in EDH - ever hear of Jhoira of the Gitu? You'll know her name by the time the game is over, that's for sure... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Deck Tech: Marchesa Revisited | #50

May 21, 2015 - Episode 50

Deck Tech: Marchesa Revisited | #50

For our 50th episode we're revisiting our very first deck tech - Marchesa, the Black Rose! Josh and Jimmy have taken their Marchesa deck lists in two different directions since its first iteration - find...
The Banned List | #49

May 19, 2015 - Episode 49

The Banned List | #49

This week we break down the official ban list for EDH, whether we agree with each of the cards on it, and what might be possible bans in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Deck Tech: Shadowborn Apostle / Athreos | #48

May 14, 2015 - Episode 48

Deck Tech: Shadowborn Apostle / Athreos | #48

Who says you can't have more than one of the same card in an EDH deck? We deck tech Josh's new brew focused on the one and only (or in this case, one of many) Shadowborn Apostle! Learn more about your...
EDH vs Modern | #47

May 12, 2015 - Episode 47

EDH vs Modern | #47

Josh and Jimmy breakdown some key points to correctly evaluating cards and what to pay attention to when figuring out what's good in EDH vs. Modern. We also talk about some of the new Modern Masters 2015...
EDHiquette | #46

Apr 30, 2015 - Episode 46

EDHiquette | #46

Etiquette - The customary code of polite behavior in society or among a particular profession or group. This is one of the more talked about and controversial aspects of EDH and is pointed to often as...
Green – The Color Wheel Series | #45

Apr 28, 2015 - Episode 45

Green – The Color Wheel Series | #45

We're talking about Green in a brand new series on The Color Wheel. We'll be breaking down each of the 5 colors in Magic by learning its history, examining its base "wants and needs", and understanding...
Top 10 Green Cards in EDH/Commander| #44

Apr 23, 2015 - Episode 44

Top 10 Green Cards in EDH/Commander| #44

Josh and Jimmy cover their top 10 favorite cards in GREEN for EDH/Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Poli-Tips & Poli-Tricks | #43

Apr 21, 2015 - Episode 43

Poli-Tips & Poli-Tricks | #43

You're accustomed to the politics around the table. You've worked out some good deals in your tenure as an EDH player... now it's time for some advanced techniques. In this episode, Josh shares some of...
Deck Tech: the Tim Deck | #42

Apr 16, 2015 - Episode 42

Deck Tech: the Tim Deck | #42

Today we visit one of Josh's favorite EDH builds - the Pinger deck. In typical Josh fashion, the deck's Commander is actually hiding inside the 99 - this time it's Tim! The Prodigal Sorcerer. Learn more...
Trading Up | #41

Apr 14, 2015 - Episode 41

Trading Up | #41

Today's topic is all about the idea of Trading Up, both in game and out. This episode is a guide to help you acquire cards, trade correctly, and find value in cards that made their way out of your deck. Learn...
Mana Bases (part 2/2) | #40

Apr 9, 2015 - Episode 40

Mana Bases (part 2/2) | #40

Now that we've covered the basics of mana bases in EDH, we're moving on to talk about fixing and ramp in our 2-part series! This episode covers the difference between the two and the different kinds of...
Mana Bases (part 1/2) | #39

Apr 7, 2015 - Episode 39

Mana Bases (part 1/2) | #39

We cover the basics of mana bases in this two part episode. In this first episode we discuss your deck's color spread, different types of lands, and the math to drawing well. Then we wrap up with our Dragon...
Intet, the Dreamer – Dragon Week 2015 | #38

Apr 2, 2015 - Episode 38

Intet, the Dreamer – Dragon Week 2015 | #38

It's DRAGON WEEK! In the second of two episodes for this week, Josh and Jimmy talk about the first draft of Jimmy's Intet, the Dreamer EDH deck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scion of the Ur-Dragon – Dragon Week 2015 | #37

Mar 31, 2015 - Episode 37

Scion of the Ur-Dragon – Dragon Week 2015 | #37

It's DRAGON WEEK! In the first of two episodes for this week, Josh and Jimmy talk about their Dragons of Tarkir pre-release experience and breakdown Josh's first draft of his Scion of the Ur-Dragon EDH...
The Tuck Rule Debate with Sheldon Menery | #36

Mar 27, 2015 - Episode 36

The Tuck Rule Debate with Sheldon Menery | #36

Special guest Sheldon Menery joins us to discuss the Rules Committee's side in the controversial tuck ruling. We engage the four main points of the original post and get to the bottom of the issue. Learn...
Tuck Rule discussion / Dragons of Tarkir EDH Review | #35

Mar 24, 2015 - Episode 35

Tuck Rule discussion / Dragons of Tarkir EDH Review | #35

A brief discussion on the new rules change for Tucking Commanders... then Dragons of Tarkir time! Do we welcome our new Elder Dragon overlords? We break down the new Legendaries and Commander-worthy playables,...
Question Quest (Pt 2) | #33

Mar 10, 2015 - Episode 33

Question Quest (Pt 2) | #33

Jimmy, Josh, and special guest Craig Blanchette take to the airwaves to answer YOUR user submitted questions in the second of two episodes. What are the most unique decks you've encountered? How do you...
Question Quest (Pt 1) | #32

Mar 3, 2015 - Episode 32

Question Quest (Pt 1) | #32

Jimmy, Josh, and special guest Craig Blanchette take to the airwaves to answer YOUR user submitted questions in the first of two episodes. Who should be banned? What's your favorite pet decks? Tons of...
EDH Accessories with Tolarian Community College | #31

Feb 24, 2015 - Episode 31

EDH Accessories with Tolarian Community College | #31

Jimmy and Josh are joined by special guest The Professor from Tolarian Community College to talk about new projects, the Magic community on YouTube, and most importantly... how to organize your EDH collection!...
How to Tutor / Mitigating Aggro | #30

Feb 17, 2015 - Episode 30

How to Tutor / Mitigating Aggro | #30

Jimmy and Josh address two important user questions today - how to constructively think about Tutoring and how to mitigate aggressive players that seek to team up and take you (and your problematic Commander)...
Commander on MTGO / Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest | #29

Feb 10, 2015 - Episode 29

Commander on MTGO / Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest | #29

The esteemed Reverend En Fuego from BJ Shea's Geek Nation joins Josh and Jimmy to discuss EDH/Commander on MTGO and his new Shu Yun deck build. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
COMBOTASTIC! and the “Stop Hitting Yourself” deck | #28

Feb 3, 2015 - Episode 28

COMBOTASTIC! and the “Stop Hitting Yourself” deck | #28

Things get pretty combotastic today as Josh and Jimmy get the itch and craft some fun combos for EDH. Then a Deck Tech Daydream for Josh's new brew! We call it the "Stop Hitting Yourself!" deck. Learn...
A Burning Wish / Anafenza, the Foremost | #27

Jan 27, 2015 - Episode 27

A Burning Wish / Anafenza, the Foremost | #27

Jimmy and Josh go in depth on a question about Burning Wish and how to sideboard in Commander. Then we deck tech Jimmy's newest brew: Anafenza, the Foremost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Top 10 White Cards in EDH / Commander | #26

Jan 20, 2015 - Episode 26

Top 10 White Cards in EDH / Commander | #26

What are the top 10 White cards for EDH/Commander? Jimmy and Josh break it down in this week's surprisingly tough to assemble list! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fate Reforged Commander/EDH Review | #25

Jan 13, 2015 - Episode 25

Fate Reforged Commander/EDH Review | #25

Jimmy and Josh sit down to discuss their favorite Commander/EDH prospects from Fate Reforged and say goodbye to Khans of Tarkir. Also, PRIZES! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Power Level Etiquette with BDM / Sidisi Spider Spawning | #24

Dec 23, 2014 - Episode 24

Power Level Etiquette with BDM / Sidisi Spider Spawning | #24

The one and only Brian David-Marshall joins the show to discuss the ever important topic of power level etiquette - how to manage your deck's power level in a multiplayer format. Then we breakdown BDM's...
EDH Finance 101 with Jason Alt | #23

Dec 16, 2014 - Episode 23

EDH Finance 101 with Jason Alt | #23

Finance guru Jason Alt joins the podcast to give a primer on EDH Finance and answer your user-submitted questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Overperformers in Commander / EDH | #22

Dec 9, 2014 - Episode 22

Overperformers in Commander / EDH | #22

We're joined by Wedge from TheManaSource to discuss our lists for our top OVERPERFORMERS in Commander/EDH. Which cards slip under the radar but make a huge impact on the board? Find out and listen in! Learn...
Titania, Protector of Argoth | #21

Dec 2, 2014 - Episode 21

Titania, Protector of Argoth | #21

Josh presents his brew for a new Commander: Titania, Protector of Argoth. Learn what cards work and which ones don’t to ramp to a game win with land recursion and destruction. Learn more about your ad...
Commander 2014 Review: Blue | #20

Nov 18, 2014 - Episode 20

Commander 2014 Review: Blue | #20

We review the mono Blue Commander 2014 decks with Craig Blanchette and discuss which cards we would cut and add to make them better on a budget! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Commander 2014 Review: Red & White | #19

Nov 11, 2014 - Episode 19

Commander 2014 Review: Red & White | #19

We review the mono Red and White Commander 2014 decks and discuss which cards we would cut and add to make them better on a budget! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Commander 2014 Review: Black & Green | #18

Nov 5, 2014 - Episode 18

Commander 2014 Review: Black & Green | #18

We review the mono Black and Green Commander 2014 decks and discuss which cards we would cut and add to make them better on a budget! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Deck Tech Daydreams / Impact Resonance Spoiler1 (Commander 2014) | #17

Oct 31, 2014 - Episode 17

Deck Tech Daydreams / Impact Resonance Spoiler1 (Commander 2014) | #17

We spoil our first ever preview card for Commander 2014: IMPACT RESONANCE! Then join the discussion as we talk about what Commander decks we're looking to build. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Your Questions Answered / GP Los Angeles | #16

Oct 21, 2014 - Episode 16

Your Questions Answered / GP Los Angeles | #16

It's a short week and episode for The Command Zone: Grand Prix Los Angeles is in town! We answer questions and our listeners get to WIN PRIZES! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Politics Revisited / Prossh, Skyraider of Kher | #15

Oct 14, 2014 - Episode 15

Politics Revisited / Prossh, Skyraider of Kher | #15

We sit down with Matt Arnold, creator and co-director of VGHS, and dive into greater detail about the politics and negotiations of multiplayer formats. Then a Deck Tech on Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. Learn...
Top 10 Red Cards / Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker | #14

Oct 7, 2014 - Episode 14

Top 10 Red Cards / Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker | #14

This week Josh and Jimmy talk about their Top 10 RED cards of all time and breakdown Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as your Commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Top 10 Artifacts / 5-Color Nekusar | #13

Oct 1, 2014 - Episode 13

Top 10 Artifacts / 5-Color Nekusar | #13

Josh and Jimmy discuss their picks for the TOP 10 must-have artifacts in Commander/EDH. Then we check out Josh's creative brew on Nekusar, transformed into a 5-color deck with Cromat as its Commander. Learn...
Khans of Tarkir EDH Review | #12

Sep 23, 2014 - Episode 12

Khans of Tarkir EDH Review | #12

Craig Blanchette joins us to talk Khans of Tarkir and which creatures could be your new Commander and which cards might have an impact on your Commander/EDH decks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Trimming & Cutting Cards / Gaddock Teeg | #11

Sep 16, 2014 - Episode 11

Trimming & Cutting Cards / Gaddock Teeg | #11

How to go about cutting and trimming your deck and a spotlight on Gaddock Teeg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Teaching Magic / Rafiq | #10

Sep 9, 2014 - Episode 10

Teaching Magic / Rafiq | #10

Josh and Jimmy breakdown the best strategies for teaching Magic to new players and then they go in depth with Rafiq of the Many. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Card Evaluation / Animar with Marshall Sutcliffe | #9

Sep 3, 2014 - Episode 9

Card Evaluation / Animar with Marshall Sutcliffe | #9

Marshall Sutcliffe (Limited Resources) joins the show to discuss the many ways to evaluate a card in EDH. Then we go in-depth with his favorite commander - Animar, Soul of Elements. Learn more about your...
Talking Khans of Tarkir with Gavin Verhey (SDCC) | #8

Aug 26, 2014 - Episode 8

Talking Khans of Tarkir with Gavin Verhey (SDCC) | #8

This week we bring the legendary Gavin Verhey of Wizards of the Coast into the studio to talk Khans of Tarkir and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Flavor, Creativity & Kruphix | #7

Aug 19, 2014 - Episode 7

Flavor, Creativity & Kruphix | #7

This week we get creative with James Pianka, a member of the writing team for Magic the Gathering. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mastering Your Meta / Jeleva | #6

Aug 12, 2014 - Episode 6

Mastering Your Meta / Jeleva | #6

Alex Kessler (co-creator of "Top Decking") comes on to talk about dominating your metagame. Plus we put a spotlight on Jeleva, one helluva good commander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Magic 2015 Core Set / EDH Review | #5

Aug 5, 2014 - Episode 5

Magic 2015 Core Set / EDH Review | #5

Special guest Craig Blanchette joins us to discuss select cards from Magic 2015 and the possible ramifications on your EDH game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Conspiracy Full Set Draft Review – Part 2 | #4

Jul 29, 2014 - Episode 4

Conspiracy Full Set Draft Review – Part 2 | #4

Part 2 with Jimmy and Josh as they discuss each card in Magic: the Gathering's new multiplayer draft format, Conspiracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Conspiracy Full Set Draft Review – Part 1 | #3

Jul 22, 2014 - Episode 3

Conspiracy Full Set Draft Review – Part 1 | #3

Go in depth with Jimmy and Josh as they discuss each card in Magic: the Gathering's new multiplayer draft format, Conspiracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Politics & Negotiation / Roon | #2

Jul 15, 2014 - Episode 2

Politics & Negotiation / Roon | #2

In episode two, we discuss politics & negotiations in Magic: the Gathering with a little help from Sun Tzu and The Art of War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Deckbuilding 101 / Marchesa | #1

Jul 10, 2014 - Episode 1

Deckbuilding 101 / Marchesa | #1

In the first episode our new Magic: The Gathering podcast, Jimmy and Josh cover EDH deckbuilding 101 and highlight Marchesa, the Black Rose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices