Since Commander 2018 comes out this weekend, we’ve decided to do a couple Story Circles this episode! But since we’re streaming the shows now, we’ve decided to give Twitch Chat some input. They get one entry per round AND they picked from three possibilities to decide who our second Commander would be! See? You should totally come hang out and watch the show live!
Also, Dirk is a monster.
This episode begins with a little bit (like, a seriously tiny bit) of Commander 2018 news from the announcement that came from a stream on the day we recorded. We get deck names, colors, and a few pieces of art. But hey, we go over all that for you!
Then it’s time for a glorious Battlebond Story Circle! Somehow we just never did one with any of the neat partner pairs, so it’s time to fix that! The most wide-open pair seems to be Pir and Toothy, so we’re all over it. And since we’re in blue and green, Dirk is in absolute Story Circle Heaven.
Also, we have a few announcements about the future of the show. Nothing bad, don’t worry! We’re going to go for slightly shorter episodes, set up a Discord server, and start STREAMING THE SHOW!
The dorks are back from our long recording hiatus! To celebrate the release of Dominaria, we’re diving into not one but TWO Story Circles! There are a lot of legends, so we’ve narrowed it down to a small handful and randomly selected two for deckbuilding purposes! Also I finally remembered to put the Sam Quiz recorded weeks ago into the episode. Yay!
After a brief discussion about Fuller House and a not-so-brief discussion about our experiences with the Great North American Eclipse, we’re actually going to talk about Magic! Seriously though, the total eclipse was amazing and moving. Like wow.
We’re doing a Commander 2017 Story Circle! After discounting the Eminence commanders and a few of the less interesting legends in the set, we finally decided on Mairsil, the Pretender. The problem with Mairsil is…I guess you’ll just have to listen and find out what the problem with Mairsil is!
Commander 2017 Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2017
Full Travis art – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/cursed-commander-2017-edition-art-descriptions-2017-08-22