The Command Zone

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SHOW DESCRIPTION

Your weekly source for all things Commander (aka EDH), a multiplayer Magic: The Gathering format, with hosts Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai. Focused on all aspects of gameplay and strategy from table politics, budget builds, to deck building and more!


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EPISODES LIST

Should Infect Be Changed in EDH? l #256

It’s a mailbag episode! On today’s show we’re answering listener questions like: Should the INFECT rules be changed in EDH? How do you handle missed rules interactions, after the fact? When is that fan episode of Game Knights finally going to come out?? And many more! ----------  Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzone  The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone  ----------  What we talked about on THE END STEP:   Suns_Champion’s (from our Discord) created a spotify playlist of the original versions of all the songs we’ve sung to start the show: https://open.spotify.com/user/22wijelipvopfosuh4tssvt4a/playlist/7IEfRN0ydaTBQP2NjG91x0?si=y5fK8X6gTHSRoInKoSYaiw  ----------  Follow us on Twitter! @commandcast @JoshLeeKwai @jfwong @jumbocommander Email us: commandzonecast@gmail.com  ----------  Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here: https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQ  Check out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern: http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/  Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more: http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

02.20.2019
02.14.2019
02.06.2019
01.30.2019

Lavinia – Game Knights Deck Tech l #252

We’re continuing our deck techs in advance of the upcoming episode of Game Knights (which will be released on January 25th) by breaking down Jimmy’s Lavinia, Azorius Renegade build.This card got a lot of attention from the community when it was spoiled, with some even predicting a banning. Find out just how mean Jimmy decided to be!----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------Jimmy’s Lavinia Deck List:http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jimmys-lavinia-game-knights-23/?cb=1548180063----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:On the Basis of Sex:http://focusfeatures.com/on-the-basis-of-sex----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwongEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

01.22.2019

Judith – Game Knights Deck Tech l #251

We’re doing something a little different. We’re going to deck tech the Judith deck that JLK built for an upcoming episode of Game Knights (to be released on January 25th). This means you’ll get an idea of how the deck was built and what it’s trying to do before watching the episode.Judith may not look like much but there are a lot of cool interactions and synergies that aren’t apparent at first glance. Come find out how to make the most out of the Scourge Diva.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------Josh’s Judith Decklist:https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-judith-game-knights-23/?cb=1547576653----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Black Mirror: Bandersnatch:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror:_Bandersnatch----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwongEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

01.15.2019

Ravnica Allegiance Set Review l #250

Jimmy and Josh discuss the new cards from Ravnica Allegiance and which ones they think will make a splash in Commander. From the new legendary creatures and planeswalkers to a potential white staple card, this set has a lot going on. Is there something awesome to spicy up one (or more) of your decks? Listen and find out!----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Bird Box:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2737304/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwongEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

01.11.2019

How NOT to Evaluate Cards + Ravnica Allegiance Preview Card l #249

This week, we’re taking a look at some of our old episodes and wondering how we could be so wrong at about certain cards. And then we discuss how those missteps can help us learn to have better analysis in the future.Plus, we're revealing our exclusive Ravnica Allegiance preview card. It's a mythic legendary that seems crazy powerful. Check it out and let us know what you think!----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Hades:https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/hades/home----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwongEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

01.03.2019

What Magic Did Wrong (and Right!) This Year l #248

It’s been a rocky, controversial, crazy year for Magic, with many ups and downs. On this, the last episode of 2018, Jimmy and Josh are looking back at the past 12 months and examining what Magic did wrong (and right!) and then taking a brief look at what the future looks like for our favorite game.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Mortal Engines:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571234/Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633694/?ref_=nv_sr_1Aquaman:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1477834/?ref_=nv_sr_1----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwongEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Did you enjoy DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

12.27.2018

Problems With Your Playgroup l #247

There are many issues which can crop up in a tight-nit group (like a playgroup) which, if not addressed, can cause fissures and strain and, ultimately, lead to some negative experiences. On this episode, Jimmy and Josh discuss lessons they’ve learned regarding how to cultivate a healthy group dynamic.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Keyforge (by Richard Garfield):https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/keyforge/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwongEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Did you enjoy DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

12.18.2018

DJ’s Final Episode - Jumbo Politics l #246

It's DJ's last episode as an official co-host of the show. But don’t worry, we’re sending him off in style with a hand-picked topic of his choosing: TABLE POLITICS!We get the Jumbo version on how to deal with the social interactions at the table and then wrap things up with listener questions just for him.Come say good-bye and thank DJ for doing such an awesome job!----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:The Great British Baking Show:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_British_Bake_Off----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

12.14.2018

Most Hated Commanders l #245

We’ve all experienced it. Everyone is shuffling up and placing their Commanders in the command zone to start the game. And then the groans start. “Oh no! Not that deck…”Today, we’re talking about our MOST HATED COMMANDERS. Those legendary creatures we just do not like to see across the table.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------DJ’s video “Donating for the Holiday Season”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gibCRrgFKM----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Narcos: Mexico (on Netflix)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcos:_Mexico----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

12.04.2018

Most Overrated Cards l #244

DJ brings his own new perspective to an old debate: What are the most overrated cards in Commander? Buckle up, because Josh does not necessarily agree with all of DJ’s list. Which cards cause the most contention? Tune in and find out!----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Skyward by Brandon Sanderson:https://brandonsanderson.com/books/skyward/skyward/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

11.27.2018
11.20.2018

Things Commander Players Need To STOP Doing l #242

This episode is a PSA to all Commander players. If you’re doing something on this list – you need to STOP. It might be costing you games, it might be costing you fun, it might be costing you friends.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:EcoSphere:https://eco-sphere.com/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

11.13.2018

Are There Cards You Shouldn’t Play? l #241

Many cards and effects are contentious in EDH. Armageddon, Stasis, Iona, Scrambleverse…the list is long and varies depending on your playgroup.On this episode we’re discussing a recent article by Commander Rules Committee member Sheldon Menery and asking the question: Are there cards you shouldn’t play?----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------Sheldon’s Article:http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/37865_Commander-Cards-You-Shouldnt-Play.htmlElder Dragon Statesman (Sheldon’s Podcast):https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/elder-dragon-statesmenFollow Sheldon on Twitter:@SheldonMenery----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:PAI GOW MAGIC!----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

11.08.2018

Braids Deck Tech l DJ’s Favorite Deck! l #240

On this episode we’re breaking down DJ’s favorite deck: Braids, Conjurer Adept. It’s a goofy deck that packs a huge punch. If you like politics, bluffing, making deals and playing BIG creatures, you won’t want to miss this episode.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Magic for Humans:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvFqi-YFWe8----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

10.30.2018

Which Color is the Strongest? Gameplay STATS (pt2) l #239

It’s time for part 2 of our STATS SERIES! We’re going over the results of our data analysis from over 300 games of Commander.What effect does budget and the monetary value of your deck have on your win percentage? Which color is the strongest? What cards appear most in winning decks? Tune in and find out!----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Immersion Circulator:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_immersion_circulator----------Our full gameplay data set (hosted by data analyst Andrew Greene)https://public.tableau.com/profile/andrew.greene#!/vizhome/CommanderStatistics/Title----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Special thanks to:Data Analyst: Andrew GreeneData Gatherers: Erick Keller, Ashlen Rose, Josh Murphy, Jordan Gee----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

10.24.2018

Exactly How Good is Sol Ring? Gameplay STATS (pt1) l #238

It’s finally here! The STATS episode (part 1 of 2). We’ve compiled data from over 300 games of Commander, analyzed the findings and now it’s time to go over the results. What do the statistics say about the power of Sol Ring? What role, if any, does turn order play in determining a game winner? What deck types have an advantage over the others?Some of the findings are going to shock you! Do not miss this episode.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Hardcore Game of Thrones:http://howl.fm/audio/playlists/4156/hardcore-game-of-thrones----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Special thanks to:Data Analyst: Andrew GreeneData Gatherers: Erick Keller, Ashlen Rose, Josh Murphy, Jordan Gee----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

10.17.2018

Top Budget Blue Cards l #237

We’re starting a new subseries discussing the top budget cards in each color. On today’s episode DJ and Josh list their top 5 best blue cards that are each under $2 dollars. Tune in and discover a bunch of ways to make your decks better for cheap!----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneSupport Josh in THE CHALICE CHARITY EVENT to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation:https://thechalice.causevox.com/joshleekwaiThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Hardcore History Addendum: Nightmare of Indianapolishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqu7mM0kheE----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander-----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

10.09.2018

Emmara Deck Tech l #236

Today we’re breaking down JLK’s Emarra, Soul of the Accord deck that he built and played in the most recent episode of Game Knights. If you liked the look of the deck on the show, just wait until you see all the other spicy cards that didn’t happen to get camera time. If you like tapping and untapping shenanigans, this one is for you!----------Support Josh in THE CHALICE CHARITY EVENT to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation:https://thechalice.causevox.com/joshleekwaiSupport the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:World of Warcraft (yes, again):https://us.shop.battle.net/en-us/family/world-of-warcraft----------JLK’s Emarra Deck:http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jlks-emmara-l-game-knights-21/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander-----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

10.02.2018

Izoni Deck Tech w/ Adam Savidan of LRR l #235

Do you like to make tokens and play with your own graveyard? Who doesn’t?!?Adam Savidan from LoadingReadyRun joins the show to talk about the Izoni, Thousand-Eyed deck he built and piloted on the new episode of Game Knights. That show, featuring the all-new commanders from Guilds of Ravnica, releases tomorrow (Sept 26). But you can get the inside-scoop on Adam’s deck before you watch it, and then predict if he’s going to win.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------Adam’s Izoni Deck List:http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/adams-izoni-l-game-knights-21/?cb=1537896947----------Find Adam online:Twitter: @WakeUpSuperTwitch: twitch.tv/seabatsYouTube: youtube.com/loadingreadyrun----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:World of Warcraft: Battle for Azerothhttps://us.shop.battle.net/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft-battle-for-azeroth----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander-----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

09.25.2018

Guilds of Ravnica Set Review l #324

We’re returning to the return to Ravnica! Josh and DJ break down the new cards from the latest set, Guilds of Ravnica, and which ones they believe will make an impact on the Commander format. Whether you’re Izzet, Golgari, Selesnya, Boros or Dimir, there’s something here for everyone.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:The West Wing Weekly:http://thewestwingweekly.com/The West Wing:https://www.netflix.com/title/70157152----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander-----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

09.20.2018

Guilds of Ravnica Preview Card – Etrata, the Silencer l #233

On this special episode we’re unveiling our exclusive GUILDS OF RAVNICA PREVIEW CARD! It’s a new legendary creature named Etrata, the Silencer.To talk about this super unique card, we’re joined by MTG cosplayer Olivia Gobert-Hicks, who built a Commander deck around Etrata for upcoming episode of Game Knights, which releases on September 26th.----------The Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneSupport the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------Follow Olivia on Twitter:@goberthicksInquire about her awesome metal cards:@metalcardboard----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:https://www.graveyardkeeper.com/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's stint as guest host on the show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander-----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

09.17.2018

Jimmy’s Surprise Visit l Commander Q & A l #232

Jimmy’s taking a quick break from filming in New Zealand and stopped by the studio in LA for a special episode. We’re catching up on listener questions, including: What to do if your playgroup likes the old mulligan rules? How do you deal with an overabundance of board wipes in your local meta? And what are some budget substitutes for a few expensive cards? ----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:PAX:http://www.paxsite.com/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander-----------Support the Kickstarter for Battle Bosses. The new game from Alex Kessler:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/370380222/battle-bosses----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

09.12.2018

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds Deck Tech l #231

On this episode, DJ is breaking down one of his strongest decks: Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. The creature “power matters” archetype has become more prevalent in recent sets so it seems like the perfect time to explore this potent Commander.----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Educated: A Memoirhttps://tarawestover.com/book/----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ's as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

09.04.2018

Commander Format Wish List l #230

In this episode, Josh and DJ are putting on their game design hats and asking the questions: What does the Commander format need? What is it missing? What tools are we lacking? What current cards and strategies are too powerful or well-positioned and could use some additional checks and balances? In short, what is our wish list for the format?----------Support the show and become a Patron! Be a part of our community, receive awesome rewards, and more! http://www.patreon.com/commandzoneThe Command Zone podcast is brought to you by Card Kingdom! Make sure to use our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzoneHuge thanks to UltraPro (http://www.ultrapro.com - @UltraProIntl) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways!Find UltraPro on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UltraProInternational/Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt----------What we talked about on THE END STEP:Rome:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome----------Check out the Kickstarter for BATTLE BOSSES (a new game from Alex Kessler’s company KessCo):https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/370380222/battle-bosses----------Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong@jumbocommanderEmail us:commandzonecast@gmail.com----------Enjoying DJ as a guest host on our show? Be sure to check out his YouTube channel: youtube.com/jumbocommander-----------Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing Living Cards animations for our videos. Follow him here:https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQCheck out our sister podcast - The Masters of Modern:http://collected.company/category/the-masters-of-modern/Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

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