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Episode 243 – Up Your Arsenal (w/ Story Circle)

Commander Arsenal

Hey look, we’re doing another Commander episode!  Told you we weren’t done with these, what now haters?  Or whatever.  Gimme a break, I never know how to start off these episode write-ups.  But we are focusing on Commander again this week, and of course we’ve got a guest host.  We managed to snag none other than Tom of the now-defunct MTG Radio podcast.   That show is the main reason Chewie decided to give EDH a try back in the day!

We begin with a discussion of competitive EDH that came from a listener email, then move over to the Commander’s Arse(nal).  Everyone has their opinion on the product thus far.  Except for Mike, since we were apparently not listening to what he said.  He said stuff though, he assures us!

Commander’s Arsenal:

Then we decided to bring back the old Story Circle.  Aw yeah, you know you love it!  Our random general this time around was…Cromat.  Yeah, but we made the best out of it.  If you want to follow along or at least see what these cards are as we rattle them off, you can check out the post here:

Tom is @MTGRadio on Twitter by the way – you know what to do.


Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – Big Pimpin’/Papercut by Jay-Z/Linkin Park

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  1. John A.
    August 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Another great show you guys, sorry for being such a pest

    • August 20, 2012 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      Heh, you’re not a pest. We enjoy feedback of all sorts except for “you guys suck” with no reasoning attached 😉

  2. Bradley
    August 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    You were thinking of Infernal Harvest, which is a sorcery.

    • August 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

      Thank you!

      Crap, it still doesn’t work!

  3. sebastian
    August 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    first time poster, big fan and a smartass 🙂 because of the following lesson in german.

    the cards you received are pronounced “foyr-bal” (just like “bath” but with a short “l”) and “tear-roar” (like tearing myself up because of laughing while listening to the show).

  4. Myke Okuhara
    August 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Just found this out recently myself:


    I’d like to think that the nursery rhyme was inspired by a two-for-one removal card from The Dark, but I’m guessing it predated Magic by, you know, a couple centuries.

    • August 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

      Dang, we must have forgotten that you’re supposed to check Snopes before you say anything, ever, especially if it’s a juicy piece of popular folklore.

      • Myke Okuhara
        August 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

        Damn straight. Also, Dirk is in fact NOT the Greenest Man Alive. I saw it on Mythbusters.

  5. Jonnie
    August 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I loved this take on Cromat, a while back I did a very different version which you can check out here.

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