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Magic Digital Next and Pro Teams | #118 02/07/2017

Magic has announced big plans in the digital space! Ben and Kessler breakdown their thoughts of what most likely to happen in Magic online’s future. They then discuss how Pro Tour teams can be a benefit to the viewing experience. 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 make sure to…

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Blatant Favoritism? No-Counter EDH? Mailbag Q&A | #144 01/31/2017

Mailbag Q&A time! This week we’re answering questions on deck refinement, how to make a successful LGS Commander Night, some blatant favoritism, and getting into MTG content creation! Links: Building a Mana Base, Episode #39 & #40 Building Around Story, Episode #106 Patreon Rewards Post How to Stream by Gaby Spartz What We Mentioned on The End Step: Star Wars: Destiny – a new CCG from Fantasy Flight Games Support us on Patreon! Become a…

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Modern Masters 2017 Predictions | #117 01/28/2017

Masters of Modern namesake set “Modern Masters” is getting its latest edition this spring “Modern Masters 2017”. As is tradition, Kessler and Ben break down what they think each color pair’s draft archetype is going to be, predict the 15+ Mythics, and discuss possible returning mechanics. 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…

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Evaluating New Mechanics – Kaladesh Block | #143 01/24/2017

Welcome to a new series where we take the mechanics introduced in new sets and evaluate them against Magic’s history as well as how they’re pertinent to Commander. Let us know what you think about the series in the comments or on Twitter! What We Mentioned on The End Step: Oysters 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…

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Ban Announcments & Aether Revolt Review | #116 01/20/2017

Kessler and Ben break down the recent Banned and Restricted Announcements of Gitaxian Probe and Golgari Grave Troll and what they mean for Modern. They also discuss what the new schedule on announcing updates to the Ban list means for the format as well. Finally, a full review of the most recent set Aether Revolt. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side…

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Aether Revolt Set Review | #142 01/17/2017

Aether Revolt is here and with it comes a ton of interesting cards for EDH – let’s review our favorite picks and combos from the new set! What We Mentioned on The End Step: Gremlins 2 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 to…

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Twin 2.0 & The State of Combo in Modern 01/13/2017

Corey Burkhart, friend of the show and a Top 25 Magic Pro player, sits down with Ben to chat Felidar Guardian combos and the state of combo decks in Modern moving into 2017. 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 make sure to check our our Patreon page! It helps…

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Machiavellian Machinations | #141 01/10/2017

‘The Prince’ by Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most famous political philosophy manuscripts of all time. It is similar to Sun Tzu’s Art of War in that, while printed in 1532, it is still read and studied today by politicians, Fortune 500 CEO’s and the like. We cover some of his most well known quotes and break down how it applies to Commander! Links: Game Knights #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l8sXRvwdT0&list=PLyLzs6vB3Xk75kjIm45DQLrR8oT63_OvD&index=1 Politics & Negotiations / Roon of…

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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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