CMDR Decks

All the videos for the CMDR Decks YouTube channel that Mana Pool dorks have done!

Mike’s Mimeoplasm CMDR Deck

The Mimeoplasm

Untold thousands of years ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel, and we sent them over to be placed in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen Dakkon Blackblade, Fumiko the Lowblood, and Scion of the Ur-Dragon (check them out, if not), but this one is the long-lost final episode from that session:  The Mimeoplasm.  Note that I go and make tweaks to my decks fairly often, and this video has been in the can for a while, so several details just aren’t accurate anymore.  You can look it up on TappedOut to see the up-to-the-minute current list.  As always, let me know what you think in the comments here, or in the comments section on YouTube if you feel so inclined.  To be honest, there’s no guarantee I’ll read the YouTube comments, as I do my best to avoid reading any YouTube comments as a general rule (that stuff will rot your brain).  Recording all these videos was a lot of fun, and I want to thank Uriah Oxford (@CMDRDecks) and Gathering Magic for featuring them on the CMDR Decks channel.

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Chewie’s Karrthus CMDR Decks Video

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

I present to you my Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund deck!  I’ve always loved me some dragons, beginning (in Magic anyway) with the Shivan Dragon.  That cartoony old Melissa Benson artwork is iconic to my early memories of the game, so much so that I didn’t even have to look up the artist credit.  And if you’re going to have a leader of Dagrons, who better than good old Karrthus?  He’s pretty huge and hasty, he’s in all the right colors, and he’s makes all my other flying lizards hasty too!  Never mind that I happen to snatch all the other dragons that my opponents might have been dumb enough to play!

So yeah, there are dragons.  And things that work well with dragons.  And burn.  I mean really, what’s a dragon deck without dragon fire?  But on top of that, I threw in all the ways I could find to destroy a permanent.  I’ve got removal coming out of my…library.  If it can destroy more than one type of permanent and it’s in my colors, I might have thrown it in here (except you, Naturalize) so I can blow up whatever needs blowing up.  And as we all know, there’s ALWAYS something that needs to be sploded in Commander.  Yay!

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Mike’s Scion of the Ur-Dragon CMDR Decks Video

Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Several months ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel, and we sent them over to be placed in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen the Dakkon Blackblade video and the Fumiko the Lowblood video (check them out, if not), but this one is the very first Commander deck I ever built:  my Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck.  Note that I go and make tweaks to my decks fairly often, especially if I get to thinking about them for some reason, so some of the details aren’t really accurate anymore.  You can look it up on TappedOut to see the up-to-the-minute current list.  As always, let me know what you think in the comments here, or in the comments section on YouTube if you feel so inclined.  To be honest, there’s no guarantee I’ll read the YouTube comments, as I do my best to avoid reading any YouTube comments as a general rule (that stuff will rot your brain).  Recording all these videos was a lot of fun, and I want to thank Uriah Oxford (@CMDRDecks) and Gathering Magic for featuring them on the CMDR Decks channel.

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Joseph A’s Edric CMDR Decks Video

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Chewie note: This video came highly recommended to me by Uriah himself (he’s the guy behind the CMDR Decks channel on Youtube.)  After I watched it and finished rolling on the floor, I recognized the names this guy gave.  He’s been an active member on our forums for quite some time, and I just had to have this video on the site.  After contacting him and Uriah, I got the okay to post it.  Joseph wrote me an intro, and the rest you can see yourself.  Enjoy!

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by Joseph A.

Every once in a great while, a voice calls out from the heavens. A voice so serene, yet so terrible; so majestic, yet so devastating; so beautiful, yet so ugly… all you can do is fall to your knees, rapt in the exultant flow of graceful sound that envelops you. You clasp your hands over your ears in an attempt not to shut out the bliss, but to trap a mere piece of it within your head, to hear its reverberation for only a moment longer. This glorious noise, succinct but everlasting, bestows upon you the single most important message you will ever receive, a note so momentous it shall guide the rest of your life by its power.

This deck… is not the product of such an occurrence. Rather, I got tired of my friends bitching that my Sen Triplets deck was too powerful. So, one day I decided to brew up a new concept with only two goals in mind: a) I want to play lands, and b) I want to draw cards. I believe that I have met that goal with my new EDH / Commander deck, “My Hands are Huge! (Edric, Spymaster of Win)”.

One might think that you’d want your deck to do a few other things too, right? Of course not! What does this look like, The Namby Pamby Super Hour featuring Weaksauce McCreedy on xylophone? Hell no it doesn’t! This is a deck with class, with style! This is a deck that don’t give a damn whether it wins or loses, it just wants to do its thing and look sexy doing it.

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Mike’s Fumiko CMDR Decks Video

Fumiko the Lowblood

A few months ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel, and we sent them over to be placed in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen the Dakkon Blackblade video (check it out, if not), and the second one is the second Commander deck I ever built:  my Fumiko the Lowblood deck.  Note that I go and make tweaks to my decks fairly often, especially if I get to thinking about them for some reason, so some of the details aren’t exactly accurate anymore.  You can look it up on TappedOut to see the up-to-the-minute current list.  As always, let me know what you think in the comments here, or in the comments section on YouTube if you feel so inclined.  To be honest, there’s no guarantee I’ll read the YouTube comments, as I do my best to avoid reading any YouTube comments as a general rule (that stuff will rot your brain).  Recording all these videos was a lot of fun, and I want to thank Uriah Oxford and Gathering Magic for featuring them on the CMDR Decks channel.

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