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Joseph A’s Edric CMDR Decks Video

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Chewie note: This video came highly recommended to me by Uriah himself (he’s the guy behind the CMDR Decks channel on Youtube.)  After I watched it and finished rolling on the floor, I recognized the names this guy gave.  He’s been an active member on our forums for quite some time, and I just had to have this video on the site.  After contacting him and Uriah, I got the okay to post it.  Joseph wrote me an intro, and the rest you can see yourself.  Enjoy!


by Joseph A.

Every once in a great while, a voice calls out from the heavens. A voice so serene, yet so terrible; so majestic, yet so devastating; so beautiful, yet so ugly… all you can do is fall to your knees, rapt in the exultant flow of graceful sound that envelops you. You clasp your hands over your ears in an attempt not to shut out the bliss, but to trap a mere piece of it within your head, to hear its reverberation for only a moment longer. This glorious noise, succinct but everlasting, bestows upon you the single most important message you will ever receive, a note so momentous it shall guide the rest of your life by its power.

This deck… is not the product of such an occurrence. Rather, I got tired of my friends bitching that my Sen Triplets deck was too powerful. So, one day I decided to brew up a new concept with only two goals in mind: a) I want to play lands, and b) I want to draw cards. I believe that I have met that goal with my new EDH / Commander deck, “My Hands are Huge! (Edric, Spymaster of Win)”.

One might think that you’d want your deck to do a few other things too, right? Of course not! What does this look like, The Namby Pamby Super Hour featuring Weaksauce McCreedy on xylophone? Hell no it doesn’t! This is a deck with class, with style! This is a deck that don’t give a damn whether it wins or loses, it just wants to do its thing and look sexy doing it.

However, due to popular demand by my peers (I believe their exact words were, “We hate winning so much, please start kicking our asses again, Our Exalted Lord Joseph, the Fancifully Fair, Stunningly Sexy and Exuberantly Endowed!” – you can quote me on this), I decided to take things up a notch and throw in some win conditions. Now, the fellas can’t get an edge on me, the ladies can’t get enough of me, and my lawyer says I need to tone down the self-inflating egotism or I’ll wind up in the pen again. I say, nuts to that! Nuts… hmm, shoot I really want some peanuts now. Yo, Planters, where you at?!

The Deck (in case any of you fools want to keep current on the happenings of Edric as he evolves into an even beastlier butter nugget, check it out on Essential Magic)

Commander / General / Sultan (What you know about him, playa?)
Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Lands, Drop ‘Em Like They’re Hot (You need these to do stuff, like things and other things)
9 Island
15 Forest
Command Tower
Simic Growth Chamber
Evolving Wilds
Terramorphic Expanse
Temple of the False God
Homeward Path
Tolaria West
Alchemist’s Refuge

Land n’ Mana Acceleration Ahoy (Get it out faster – watch your friends’ faces for an added bonus!)
Simic Signet
Sol Ring
Dreamstone Hedron
Thran Dynamo
Doubling Cube
Armillary Sphere
Seek the Horizon
Kodama’s Reach
Explosive Vegetation
Journey of Discovery
Krosan Tusker
Yavimaya Elder
Veteran Explorer
Journeyer’s Kite
Azusa, Lost but Seeking
Oracle of Mul Daya
Budoka Gardener
Collective Voyage

Group Hug Time (Everybody loves generosity; nobody loves the death that it heralds)
Temple Bell
Howling Mine
Font of Mythos
Rites of Flourishing
Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
Kami of the Crescent Moon
Trade Secrets

Let’s Draw, Son! (Ha ha, I got more cards than you!)
Mind Spring
Biomantic Mastery
Honden of Seeing Winds
Rhystic Study
Mind’s Eye
Jushi Apprentice
Tower of Fortunes

No Max Hand Size Extravaganza (Because discarding is for chumps)
Reliquary Tower
Graceful Adept
Library of Leng
Praetor’s Counsel
Venser’s Journal
Ivory Tower

Dem Big Creatures (Why’d you think I had no max hand size, chump?)
Overbeing of Myth
Soramaro, First to Dream
Aeon Chronicler
Masumaro, First to Live
Multani, Maro-Sorcerer
Psychosis Crawler

Safe! (Keeping big critters alive since 1993)
Neurok Stealthsuit
Swiftfoot Boots
Whispersilk Cloak
Lightning Greaves
Diplomatic Immunity
Alexi’s Cloak

Utility and Other Shenanigans (Solve the puzzle beneath with your official Commander Decoder Ring!)
Constant Mists
Distorting Wake
Uyo, Silent Prophet
Rite of Replication
Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant
Rude Awakening
Spontaneous Generation
Endless Swarm


Joseph A., also referred to as KhaosKontrol or Gandara in the confusing, terrible world of the Internets, has been playing Magic: The Gathering since Kamigawa block. He’s an incredibly casual player with a strong focus on the absurd, strange, and hilarious. Favored formats include Commander / EDH, big multiplayer round-tables, and a sprinkle of Standard and Limited. When he’s not tearing up the cardboard runway with devastating decks, he can be found lurking strange forums giving out kind-hearted, helpful advice to fellow Internet junkies. He also sometimes does other nerd stuff, but a strong pull to shape his life up has been eating some of that free time. He’s got a new Magic podcast in the works, titled “Four Guys Play Magic”, which should be dumping out of the pipeline sometime in the near future. If you would like to contact Joseph A., shoot him an e-mail at khaoskontrol@hotmail.com.

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  1. Clayton
    June 12, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I like the principle of this deck: that a simple strategy can still be highly effective. This doesn’t take a whole lot of maneuvering and manipulation to get the right pieces to fit together, it just has a lot of fun and turns out to be completely ridiculous while doing so. I therefore approve!

    Also, I had to recover from some floor-rolling myself. Great video!

  2. KhaosKontrol
    June 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Who’s this sexy guy in the video? =)

    In all seriousness, I have to take a second to give some props to Chewie, Brian, Mike and Dirk. I started listening to the podcast several months ago now and I’ve loved pretty much every moment of it – so much so, in fact, that it made me decide to work on creating my own podcast. This video is a sort of precursor to that, styling some of the humor I’m going to try to bring to the table. But I know that I would not have had the courage to stand in front of a camera and talk about nerdy Magic if it wasn’t for the gang at The Mana Pool. You guys are an inspiration, and I hope you keep doing what you’re doing for a long time.

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  1. By Spellslinging at GP Charleston on November 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    […] forums!  This deck comes from the user KhaosKontrol, who also happens to be the same guy that did this Edric video, who ALSO happens to be Joe from the Four Guys Play Magic podcast!  Holy crap this dude is […]

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