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New Partner Commanders in Action! Vial Smasher, Tymna & More | Game Knights #02 01/09/2017

Alex Kessler (co-host of the Masters of Modern podcast) joins the guys to battle it out in a four player Commander free-for-all. Featuring the new Commander 2016 partners including Vial Smasher & Thrasios and Tymna & Tana facing off against some old favorites like Shu Yun, Kresh the Bloodbraided and Geist of Saint Traft, you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to check out Ep140 of The Command Zone for an in-depth breakdown of…

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RISHKAR’S EXPERTISE + Vial Smasher & Thrasios Deck Tech | #140 01/03/2017

We discuss our preview card for Aether Revolt: Rishkar’s Expertise, and then break down Josh’s Vial Smasher & Thrasios deck that he played in Game Knights #2. Rishkar’s Expertise – 4GG Sorcery Draw cards equal to the greatest power among creatures you control. You may cast a card with converted mana cost 5 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost. “Control the Great Conduit? You might as well try to divert a…

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Aether Revolt Preview: “FATAL PUSH” & How Does Removal Shape Modern? 01/02/2017

​Kessler and Ben break down how Fatal Push can effect Modern and how it matches up against other essential removal in the format. They discuss how removal shapes Modern and what deck building restrictions they enforce. Fatal Push: Fatal Push B Instant Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less. Revolt – Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left…

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What Would You Change in 2017? New Year’s Resolutions! | #139 12/27/2016

What do YOU resolve to change about yourself and how your Magic: the Gathering habits in 2017? Jimmy and Josh walk through their resolutions for the new year. What We Mentioned on the End Step: Rogue One Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing…

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Top Ten Green Cards in Modern | #113 12/24/2016

In time for the holidays, Kessler and Ben List off their Top Ten Favorite Green cards (like Christmas trees!) for Modern. To finish things off, they each present 5 Green cards they wish saw more play in the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please…

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The BEST of 2016 – Year In Review | #138 12/20/2016

2016 has almost come to a close, so let’s take a look back on the year that the podcast had and our picks for our overall BEST OFs! What We Mentioned: A LOT. If you’d like to check out all of our episodes, check out the full list and backlog here: http://collected.company/category/the-command-zone/ Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone What We Mentioned on the End…

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What Can Be UNBANNED in Modern? w/ Corey Burkhart | #112 12/16/2016

Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben to go over each of the cards on the Modern ban list And discuss which cards are still too powerful to be unbanned, and which could potentially be let back into the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted Where to Find Corey: @corey_burkhart Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For…

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Controversy! Combos and Concessions | #137 12/15/2016

We’ve got Controversy a-brewin this week! Jimmy and Josh discuss the ethics and workarounds for combo-heavy metas, and if it’s ever ok to “concede” as a strategic response to an opponent. What We Mentioned: Interview of Jimmy and Josh at GeneralDamageControl.com Commander’s Brew Episodes featuring Jimmy and Josh InResponse with The Professor and Josh New Gameplay Videos: Game Knights #01 Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode…

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Best of 2016 Awards | #111 12/08/2016

Kessler and Ben break down the year 2016 month by month. going over ban list announcements, major tournaments, and set releases. Then they give their picks for Best of the Year in the following Categories: Best of the Year: Favorite Cards: Saheeli Rai vs Bedlam Reveler Best New Card: Prized Amalgam vs Thought Knot Seer Best Returning Card Narcomeba vs Koth of the Hammer Best Set: Oath of the Gatewatch (Thought Knot Seer, Kalitas, Eldrazi…

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Commander at WotC and Atraxa Alterations with Trick Jarrett | #136 12/06/2016

The awesome Trick Jarrett from Wizards of the Coast joins the show to discuss what the Commander community is like at the mothership and the direction he’s taking his Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice decklist. Where to Find Trick: @trickmtg Support us on Patreon! Become a Patron today for as little as $1 an episode here: http://www.patreon.com/commandzone What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Seattle Sounders Cards Removed: 1 Migratory Route 1 Manifold Insights 1 Disdainful…

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