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Episode 182 – Commander & Conquer: Generals

MTG CommanderAfter a few Skype problems that apparently cleared up just a short while before recording (for everyone but Brazil and Dirk it turns out) we finally got an episode started.  And after Dirk reinstalled Skype, he joined us too.  We started this episode off by catching up with our email!  Yes, we covered EVERY email we had in the inbox!

If you couldn’t tell from the title, we spent the rest of the episode talking about the Commander previews.  We’ve only seen a couple days’ worth at the time we recorded this, and it’s already ridiculous. And these are just the new cards! I’m sure some of the stuff they’ve reprinted to put in these things is equally nuts.

Commander Image Gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/productarticle.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/commander/cig

And watch out for a small rant at the end by Chewie.  If you have any contact with Wizards, please refer them to this rant.  Thank you.


Intro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – No time for love, Dr. Jones!

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  1. Tom (@mc_vibraphone)
    June 10, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Hey dorks –

    Listening to the latest ‘cast right now, wanted to chime in about the Commander rarity thing. I’m pretty sure that Forsythe’s tweet was talking about *new* Commander cards – as in, cards that only exist in the new Commander stuff – the join forces stuff, the command tower, etc.

    So command tower would be common (is in all decks), the white vow is uncommon ’cause it’s in the 3 decks that have white, the green voyage thing is only in one, and blahblahblahblah I’m sure you get the point.

    Anyhoo, thanks for the great ‘cast – I really enjoy listening to you guys BS about the game.


  2. Gil
    June 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Hey dorks,

    Thanks for reading my email on air, just wanted to let you guys know I’ve kept buying those repacks when i run into them (there are like 5 Targets within reasonable driving distance from me). So far I’ve bought 9 more, in addition to the 2 I mentioned before. Here’s a list of stuff I’ve pulled so far:

    1 Goblins deck from Duel Decks (yeah I nearly had a heart attack when I saw this)
    2 Tezzeret decks from Duel Decks
    3 Elspeth decks from Duel Decks (so many Swords to Plowshares!)
    1 Zombie Empire Planechase deck
    1 Bring About the Undead Apocalypse Archenemy deck
    1 Trample Civilization Underfoot Archenemy deck
    1 Scorch the World with Dragonfire Archenemy deck

    The rest were all Intro Packs from M10, M11, Zen, WWK, RoE, except for 2 which had packs of the fixed from the Deckbuilders Toolkit. In one that I didn’t pick up I’m pretty sure it had a land pack from a RoE Fat Pack. Also, so far I’ve only seen RoE, NPH, and Zen boosters in these repacks.

    I should mention that with these repacks, anything that would come with the deck that isn’t actually wrapped in the plastic with the main part of the original deck, ie: the foil Planeswalkers from Duel Decks, or say, all the cards fanned out in the packaging in the Premium Slivers deck, don’t get included in these. So, no, these are not having the “money cards” cherry picked before they get repacked, like the one guy thought, its just a symptom of how these are being packaged.

  3. June 11, 2011 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Dragon Wagon says kill AJ.

  4. Austin
    June 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Yes Patrick, the Dragon Wagon does want to kill AJ.
    I like haveing like five of my emails read on one episode. Very incouraging to send, ohh, about 5 billion more. Maybe. Chewie would kill himself. etc.
    And for the record, the two emails that mentioned the EDH -1/-1 deck and the other one were indeed two different decks. One spawning off the other, etc
    Great show Dorks, keep it up.

  5. That Guy
    June 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Yo Dorks,

    I would totaly be interested in buying those wrist bans with the podcast phrases on them. As a frequent user of “OH JAM” I find this to be a wise investment.

  6. Beach7125
    June 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Step one: solicit phrases
    Step two: cull phrases
    Step three: create poll in order to finalize list of two to five phrases
    Step four: order bands
    Step five: ???
    Step six: profit

    Yes. I did just tell you what you already knew in order to use a meme.

  7. Austin
    June 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Two words “Gim-Me” wristbands

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