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Episode 186 – Commander Shenanigans (Live)

Veteran ExplorerAfter many requests for us to talk about the various cards in the new Commander decks, we decided to go one better.  We all gathered at Brian’s house, picked out one of the Commander decks, and played them in a 4-player game.  Yeah yeah, we know everyone else is doing this too.  The reason everyone else did this is because these decks are freakin’ awesome, and people love to hear about them!  So we jumped on the bandwagon with the rest of the world.  The upside of us doing it is you get to hear our…unique take on things.

Just so we’re clear here, Brian chose Zedruu the Greathearted, Dirk was playing Kaalia of the Vast, Mike had Riku of Two Reflections, and Chewie was rolling with The Mimeoplasm.  Spoiler Alert: The Mimeoplasm became something completely ridiculous every time it got played, but Riku set the record for number of times entering the battlefield.  Oh, and Veteran Explorer is the greatest thing ever for multiplayer.  Trust me on this.  Go to Cardshark and buy some.

Intro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – This was just one game, we didn’t take a break!

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  1. July 5, 2011 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    No AJ using the Ghave deck? Aw.

  2. July 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t listened to the episode yet, but I love how the deck selections say so much about you guys. Here’s what I envision happening: Brian being political-like, Dirk melting face with flying nasties, Mike getting every possible squeeze out of each mana-tapping, and teh Chewie making disgusting things pop out of(or into?) the Mimeoplasm. Amirightoramiright? I’ll listen now to confirm…

  3. July 7, 2011 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    HAHA epic game. Like Mike said, i don’t see how much different the games you normally play is compared to how you played this one (sorry if that seemed vague, but i hope you got it). The big plays, the crazy stuff happening, it’s got a Mana Pool stamp on it, but using EDH ink.

    A shame, though, that no Join Forces card came up. I wanted to see the discussion that would ensue from that.

    Veteran Explorer LIKE.

  4. Shep Dawg
    July 12, 2011 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Impressive EDH match. Who says that politicians never get anything done. Way to go Brian.

  5. Austin
    July 12, 2011 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    My only regret for this episode? No Dragon-Wagon!

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