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Episode 230 – Commanders & Casuals & Hordes Oh My! (Live)

He Fights DragonTrust me, it goes with the music

In which we discuss what happened to Dirk, refute the notion that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, explain why it’s good that we didn’t record the previous game, and play some Magic.  No really!

Mike, Brian, and Chewie lead off with a fairly quick game of Commander, where Chewie’s relatively new Johan deck got off to a ridiculous start.  Holy crap.  Then there’s another Commander game after that!  After that, we clear up some confusion about whether or not Mike realizes we’re not playing EDH anymore, and proceed to play a game with normal decks.  I can’t really call it a 60 card game, but you’ll see why.  And we decided to end up with a relatively quick game of Horde Magic again Brian’s green Horde deck.  Been a while since you heard about that format, hasn’t it?

So that’s our second long-lost live episode.  During the last two games, Brian’s daughter Sam was awake and running around and happy, so you’ll just have to deal with all the assorted baby noises, toy noises, and Chewie turning around to talk to her.  She’s so cute. And he has focus problems when there’s a baby around.  Also, we hope you enjoyed the I Fight Dragons sampler platter.

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Musics – All of these are by I Fight Dragons (played on the episode in this order) off their album Kaboom! – http://www.ifightdragons.com
Save World Get Girl
My Way
With You

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  1. Elliott
    May 22, 2012 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Yeah, the Horde deck Brian made seems to be pretty underpowered, especially for taking on Commander decks. The Horde absolutely needs board sweepers and removal of some kind (either the Plague Wind variety or the Wrath variety or something like Noxious Ghoul) because it has zero way to catch up otherwise if the players build up enough defense. It also needs symmetrical effects and stuff that sticks around to hurt the players, aside from creatures (stuff like Smallpox, Delirium Skeins, Forsaken Wastes, Sulfuric Vortex, even Propaganda effects).

    Also, some cards are basically just busted against the Horde and probably shouldn’t be played against it. Stuff like Urabrask, Elesh Norn, Stormtide Leviathan etc.

    That opening from Chewie’s Johan deck was just gross. “8/5 trample into Elesh Norn.” Without that Delay that game would have been OVER.

  2. John A.
    July 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Chewie, you should do a video of your Johan deck for CMDR decks on youtube

    • July 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

      Not until I manage to get it where I want it. But thanks, I’ll try to do that once I’m happy with it 🙂

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