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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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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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Best podcast

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I you like magic this is the best podcast out there.

New to Commander

By subwayy2sallyy - Aug 02 2019
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and I love the podcast and youtube channel. It's really informative and funny. Keep it up guys!!!

iTunes Ratings

1315 Ratings
Average Ratings
1275
18
10
3
9

Best podcast

By Cbbm123 - Aug 05 2019
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I you like magic this is the best podcast out there.

New to Commander

By subwayy2sallyy - Aug 02 2019
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and I love the podcast and youtube channel. It's really informative and funny. Keep it up guys!!!
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The Command Zone

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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!

Rank #1: Breaking Down the C19 Commanders I #280

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Show Notes: Commander 2019 is just around the corner! Now that the set has been fully revealed, Jimmy and Josh are taking a look at all of the new legendary creatures and breaking down which cool interactions and synergies they see as the best way to build a deck around each of them.  ----------

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 when ordering your Commander 2019 decks: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Any Card Kingdom order of C19 sealed product also includes a free code to unlock exclusive new backgrounds in the Lifelinker app! (This promotion is available for a limited time only) Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways. Be sure to check out their Commander 2019 themed playmats, deck boxes and sleeves! Find UltraPro:Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt ---------- What we talked about on THE END STEP: Stranger Things Season 3:https://www.netflix.com/title/80057281 ---------- Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong 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/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQ Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

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Aug 09 2019
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #2: Card Draw & Card Advantage | #127

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Card Draw and Card Advantage are two terms often mentioned on the show; Josh and Jimmy dive deeper into the specifics of each and how they effect your deckbuilding and in-game decisions. What We Mentioned on The End Step: Escape Rooms! We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when...

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Oct 18 2016
56 mins
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Rank #3: Deckbuilding 101 / Marchesa | #1

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In the first episode of RocketJump's new Magic: The Gathering podcast, we cover EDH deckbuilding 101 and highlight Marchesa, the Black Rose.

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Jul 10 2014
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #4: Politics & Negotiation / Roon | #2

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In episode two, we discuss politics & negotiations in Magic: the Gathering with a little help from Sun Tzu and The Art of War.

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Jul 15 2014
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #5: The Commander Deck Building Template | #151

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Deck building in EDH can be a daunting task, especially early in your Commander career! Today we’re tackling how to approach each EDH deck with a basic template when brewing. What We Mentioned on the Show: EDH Essential Cards: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/commander-edh-starter-deck-the-essentials/ Card Advantage and Card Draw episode: https://collected.company/2016/10/18/card-draw-card-advantage-127/ Mana Base episodes: https://collected.company/2015/04/07/mana-bases-part-12-39/ and https://collected.company/2015/04/09/mana-bases-part-22-40/ Prof’s Mana Base Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DSddyFCqPk Quadrant Theory episode: https://collected.company/2014/09/02/card-evaluation-animar-with-marshall-sutcliffe-9/ What We Mentioned on the End Step: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

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Mar 21 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #6: Pet Cards | #95

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We all have them. Those cards that we love. We put them in all of our decks. But then one day we realize: Wait a minute – why am I the only one I ever see playing this card? Doesn’t my playgroup understand how AWESOME it is?? These are our hidden gems, our secret tech, our Pet Cards. With special guest Craig Blanchette.

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Feb 02 2016
59 mins
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Rank #7: Catching Up with The Professor | #83

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The Professor joins Josh and Jimmy to discuss the current going-ons in the Magic Community. Lots of controversy to debate, from BFZ Fat Pack scarcity to an overpriced Jace, Vryn's Prodigy.

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Oct 13 2015
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #8: Overperformers in Commander / EDH | #22

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We're joined by Wedge from TheManaSource to discuss our lists for our top OVERPERFORMERS in Commander/EDH. Which cards slip under the radar but make a huge impact on the board? Find out and listen in!

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Dec 09 2014
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #9: Dominaria Set Review | The Command Zone #206 | Magic: the Gathering Commander EDH

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Dominaria is here! And it's chalk full of Legendary creatures and other goodies that seem specifically geared towards the Commander format. Tune in and find out which cards we think are going to make a splash in the format.

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Apr 18 2018
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #10: Commander 2019 RAKDOS MADNESS “Merciless Rage” Full Deck Reveal

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Show Notes: We’re unveiling the full deck list for the “Merciless Rage” Commander 2019 SULTAI MORPH precon. You may have seen a lot of the new cards as they were previewed but now you get to find out which awesome reprints are also included in the box! Will this deck give you the power to burn down the other players? Let’s find out! Check out the full deck list here:https://magic.wizards.com/en/c19decks ----------

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 when making your COMMANDER 2019 PRE-ORDER: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks to UltraPro (https://instagram.com/ultraprointl/) for sponsoring this episode and providing awesome prizes for our giveaways! Be sure to check out their Commander 2019 themed products! Find UltraPro:Facebook: https://facebook.com/ultraProInternational/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultraProIntl Purchase a Game Knights t-shirt (available for a limited time): http://bit.ly/GKShirt ---------- Follow us on Twitter!@CommandCast@JoshLeeKwai@jfwong 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/livingcardsmtghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIuqWt79_d0hUK-dRhzFtAQ Commander/EDH Official Rules, Banlist, Forums, and more:http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php

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Aug 08 2019
17 mins
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Rank #11: EDH Essentials with Craig Blanchette | #105

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We’re handing over the reins of the show to our good friend Craig Blanchette (@CraigBlanchette) who has come up with and outlined his own show topic - His top 10 EDH Essentials!

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Apr 26 2016
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #12: The Most Powerful Commander Decks | #187

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This week, Jimmy and Josh take a look at the most powerful decks in the entire Commander format and explain what makes them tick. ———- 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 us our affiliate link the next time you purchase Magic cards or products: http://www.cardkingdom.com/commandzone Huge thanks...

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Nov 20 2017
57 mins
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Rank #13: Building On A Budget | #117

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This week we discuss the basics of building a deck on a budget - how to prioritize, organize, and correctly identify what your deck needs before purchasing its parts.

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Aug 09 2016
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #14: Top 10 Lands in EDH | #104

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Josh and Jimmy break down their top 10 lands in EDH!

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Apr 19 2016
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #15: Must Have Cards and Format Staples | #199

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There are certain cards that any Commander player worth their salt needs in their collection. On this episode, we run down the list of must-haves and format staples while discussing which offer the most "bang for the buck". Do you have all the essentials covered? In what order should you acquire the stuff you don't have? Take a listen and find out.

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Feb 28 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #16: EDH Accessories with Tolarian Community College | #31

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Jimmy and Josh are joined by special guest The Professor from Tolarian Community College to talk about new projects, the Magic community on YouTube, and most importantly... how to organize your EDH collection! We address what products are best, what's the best deal, and more in this all-encompassing episode.

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Feb 24 2015
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #17: 10 Biggest Mistakes Commander Players Make | #196

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Nobody plays perfectly all the time. The problem comes when we keep making the same missteps over and over. On this episode, Jimmy and Josh talk about the 10 biggest mistakes that Commander players make and how to avoid them. 

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Jan 30 2018
59 mins
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Rank #18: Cards You Should Be Playing (But Aren’t) | #254

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On today’s episode, we’re talking about a bunch of cards you should be playing, but probably aren’t. We'll help you find some cool new tech that fits into a ton of your existing decks. And the best news is: most of it these cards are super cheap! 

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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

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What we talked about on THE END STEP: 
Fitness: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_fitness

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Follow us on Twitter! 
@commandcast 
@JoshLeeKwai 
@jfwong 

Email us: 
commandzonecast@gmail.com 

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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

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Feb 06 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #19: How to Power-up Your Decks l #217

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With the release of new cards/sets and shifts in the local meta, Commander players are constantly tuning-up their decks. But how can you tell if you’re improving a strategy or making it worse? On today’s episode we discuss how to power-up your decks.

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Jul 03 2018
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #20: Controversy! Combos and Concessions | #137

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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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Dec 15 2016
55 mins
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