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.
So here’s my Spirit of the Night video! I’ve always loved the Spirit. I consider him the original Akroma. No really, look at ALL THOSE ABILITIES! On one creature! It’s crazy! Admittedly, I could have chosen any of the nine other legendary dudes to be the general, but I really loved the idea of the Spirit hitting the table with a massive THUD and punching someone in the face.
This deck can generate a truly stupid amount of mana, what with the various mana-doubling effects and two varieties of Coffers. Because it’s mono-colored, I have lots of Swamps. Because I have lots of Swamps, I wanted to be sure to throw in as many “cares about Swamps” effects as I possibly could. It’s a lot of fun to play, and isn’t that the whole point?
And as always, a big thank you goes out to the roommate and webmaster Scott who used his nice camera to record this for me in bright shiny hi-def and helping me be sure to get everything on camera and in frame and not looking completely stupid. Because without him, it would have. Trust me on this.
A few weeks ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel. Scott helped us record all four decks I had built at the time, and the first installment is my Dakkon Blackblade deck. 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). The delivery might not be as smooth in this first video as it became in the other three, but I still think you’ll like it.
[Chewie addendum: Check out Mike’s super-sweet Dakkon! And the shiny Wasteland makes my wallet hurt. Also, that’s the playmat Mike talked about getting from Steve Argyle at the SCG Invitational in Charlotte – it’s purty!]
As promised back in Episode 211, I did a video for CMDR Decks featuring my Kaervek deck. After the jump you’ll find the video and the full decklist, complete with card popups and links to Cardshark as usual. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions, then leave a comment for me. Just so you know, there are a few cards I want to add in as soon as I manage to find copies of them, like Spiteful Visions and Temple Bell.