TTC - Gatecrash Commander

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TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Graham » 24 Apr 2013, 16:07

James, Graham, Kathleen and Paul look at Commander-relevant cards in Gatecrash, and crack a pack of Chronicles.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby ArchieO » 24 Apr 2013, 16:57

Wow that booster of chronicles was bad! One card you forgot from GTC is the consuming abberation, if you think the wight is good, the abberation just checks for cards + it grinds it can very easily be a one shot win!
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby BillTheCat » 24 Apr 2013, 18:30

I think Mike Gills is a merfolk because his last name is Gills implying that at some point in his family's lineage they were able to breathe underwater. He is most likely some lost prince of Atlantis. Has anyone tried hypnotizing him and extracting the location of the sunken city from his subconscious genome?

Also the card you were trying to think of and what everyone was yelling at the screen is Counterbalance, not Counterflux. The problem with counterspell names is that they're all very similar which creates ambiguity.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Lysander » 24 Apr 2013, 19:58

Has anyone done any remixes of Kathleen's a-capella songs? Or for that matter, turned them into ringtones?

I'm picturing some DJ at a club autotuning her to hell and back until she sounds like SHODAN and Glados preforming a duet.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Eric the Orange » 24 Apr 2013, 21:10

Awwww yeah man Chris Rush craw giant. My favorite artists from back in the day.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby AdmiralMemo » 24 Apr 2013, 21:45

One nice thing about the Sylvan Primordial is that, like the Misty Rainforest, Bant Panorama, Jund Panorama, or anything with Forestcycling, they can search for the shock-lands and other non-standard lands that have the basic Forest type. Your "Forest" could be a Stomping Ground, a Sapseep Forest, a Murmuring Bosk, or even a Dryad Arbor.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby erjhunter » 24 Apr 2013, 23:00

Oh my god in heaven a Check the OR reference. Canada.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Graham » 25 Apr 2013, 01:08

COUNTERBALANCE


...is the card I was thinking of. Just to get inb4 everyone reminds me.

If you DO want to remind me of the timecode where I forget that, I can add a YouTube annotation.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby AdmiralMemo » 25 Apr 2013, 02:10

Graham wrote:If you DO want to remind me of the timecode where I forget that, I can add a YouTube annotation.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby zombub » 25 Apr 2013, 02:46

aw my Yellowjacket didn't get a mention, I'll have to try harder next time!
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Postby Tzimisce » 25 Apr 2013, 04:03

ArchieO wrote:Wow that booster of chronicles was bad! One card you forgot from GTC is the consuming abberation, if you think the wight is good, the abberation just checks for cards + it grinds it can very easily be a one shot win!

my self mill deck lost to this card being a 40/40
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Graham » 25 Apr 2013, 04:08

AdmiralMemo wrote:
Graham wrote:If you DO want to remind me of the timecode where I forget that, I can add a YouTube annotation.
11:25 to 12:07
Done and done.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Yaxley » 25 Apr 2013, 09:31

I tap my Bump in the Night and my Animate Wall and then concede. Because really, once you start tapping sorceries and auras, it's probably over anyway.
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Postby Professor STAFF » 25 Apr 2013, 11:06

Great TapTap Concede today! I love listening to this podcast the morning it comes out with my wife and cup of coffee. A pleasure to hear you guys talk about casual, enjoyable Magic.

Yay, Chronicles! I actually LIKED this set and will defend it to the end. Fun to watch you open up a pack.

Request: This is now the SECOND episode where we get to hear references to Graham's treefolk deck, so my curiosity is piqued. Can we see the deck, either posted on the forums or detailed in a a future podcast? I would love to know what you've got in there.

Which brings me to...

Suggestion: How about a EDH/Commander Deck Tech episode where someone such as Graham (or special guests Alex and Jer :D ) dissect their EDH deck and go over what's in it and why? It would be interesting to hear you guys chat about the strategy behind card choices, how they've played out, etc. The other memebers of the podcast can chirp in their opinions on the various cards and the overall effectiveness (and fun) of the deck.

Finally, a question: In last week's episode you talked about how EDH/Commander shouldn't be about having an overpowering mega-win deck, but rather strive for pleasure and enjoyability of play. How do you find this balance? What should a player focus on in order to build a EDH deck that doesn't suck, but still isn't overpowered or unfun to play against?

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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby FiveSpeed » 25 Apr 2013, 12:02

Hey everyone! I'd totally like to agree with the previous post regarding another great TTC, and also to mirror the curiosity in Graham's (and the other members as well!) EDH decks. I'd love to see either a list, or time permitting with your schedules some sort of deck tech (in video or text) about how they came together. Keep up the great work!
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Graham » 25 Apr 2013, 12:24

Yaxley wrote:I tap my Bump in the Night and my Animate Wall and then concede. Because really, once you start tapping sorceries and auras, it's probably over anyway.
I didn't even think about that.
Just tried to think of cards I'm amused by... guess they should at least be permanents that tap.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby AdmiralMemo » 25 Apr 2013, 14:06

Well, an aura CAN be tapped somehow, as it's a permanent. There are cards like Captain of the Mists that will allow you to tap permanents indiscriminately. I don't think that has an effect on it, though. Now, instants and sorceries... Is there any way to MAKE them permanents somehow? I know cards that make regular artifacts into equipment and such...

Any way to tap something in the graveyard or something exiled?
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby JackSlack » 25 Apr 2013, 15:47

I can't say for sure, but I'll note 'tap target card' has no hits in Gatherer. I can't imagine that there'd be any way then to target a sorcery for tapping since, geeze, it's not a scenario likely to be planned for.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Yaxley » 25 Apr 2013, 17:42

Graham wrote:
Yaxley wrote:I tap my Bump in the Night and my Animate Wall and then concede. Because really, once you start tapping sorceries and auras, it's probably over anyway.
I didn't even think about that.
Just tried to think of cards I'm amused by... guess they should at least be permanents that tap.

To be fair, you thought about Animate Wall, which remained, offensively, a rare through 6th edition. Animate Wall is SO CASUAL! If anything, Bump in the Night is too good to be on TTC.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby LadyRhian » 25 Apr 2013, 20:11

Yay! a new TTC! Life returns to the wasteland! :) I'd love to see Jer and Alex on TTC, because they are so funny in your videos. I don't think Alex will ever live down "Bros Clubbing Bros". Nor would we want him to, because that was f'ing funny...

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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Lord Hosk » 25 Apr 2013, 21:40

I made mike gills a merking, because he has GILLS!
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Eric the Orange » 25 Apr 2013, 23:11

If I still had all my card I'd make a commander deck with verdant force. He makes a 1/1 saporling token on EACH upkeep. Soooo many saporlings.

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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby Drecon » 28 Apr 2013, 00:14

It was a fun one.
Now I'm already looking forward to the Dragon's Maze special :)
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby SupaQuazi » 28 Apr 2013, 00:48

sweet, a winner and an honorable mention. I may have found my calling in life.
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Re: TTC - Gatecrash Commander

Postby ArchieO » 29 Apr 2013, 03:54

Graham wrote:COUNTERBALANCE


...is the card I was thinking of. Just to get inb4 everyone reminds me.

If you DO want to remind me of the timecode where I forget that, I can add a YouTube annotation.


I'm afraid BilltheCat got in before you graham :)

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ArchieO wrote:Wow that booster of chronicles was bad! One card you forgot from GTC is the consuming abberation, if you think the wight is good, the abberation just checks for cards + it grinds it can very easily be a one shot win!

my self mill deck lost to this card being a 40/40


I'd be lying if i said I haven't had a whispersilk cloak and a darksteel plate on one and had people just scoop to it it almost stupidly broken especially if you have a cycling or a self mill deck like your one on the table and there are so many ways to make it unblockable, the cloak and rogues passage just to name a few!
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