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  • No Tymna?! Four-Color cEDH Midrange | Competitive Commander Analysis

    7 JUN 2024 · For years, high-color cEDH decks have had a go-to partner in the form of Tymna, the Weaver. It's easy to see why: she's cheap and she helps you draw more cards while giving you access to black and white. This week, John brings together our Lessons from cEDH for this the Arc of Sans-Red with the radical suggestion that not every Sans-Red deck needs Tymna at the helm, and maybe dorks *can* find a place in the Orcish Bowmasters metagame after all, with a little lateral thinking... 00:00 Introduction 02:26 The Commanders 04:53 The Gameplan 07:17 Unique Cards 13:36 High-Color Ramp & Fixing 14:50 Winning the Game 21:44 Weaknesses 24:29 Closing Thoughts Today's decklist: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/5zzfNbXN0kyUxiooG7KOIQ https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSAVE at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Become a patron today. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Our background song is "Maze" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Find us on Twitter at @gemstoneminemtg Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout
    Played 26m 4s
  • How Partners DEFINE cEDH | Competitive Commander Analysis

    24 MAY 2024 · Commander was once defined by 2- and 3-color decks, but the printing of Commander 2016, enabled by the raw power of a manabase built on Fetchlands plus typed-dual lands created the conditions for one of the earliest cEDH metagames to take shape. Want to know how we arrived at a world dominated by Blue Farms and Sisays and Najeelas? Tune in to this week's episode as John dissects the design choices by Wizards of the Coast which created the modern cEDH metagame as we know it! 00:00 Introduction 02:38 High-Color Decks, Pre-2016 04:24 Partners Changed Everything 07:55 How Fetches Make Perfect Mana 09:55 Closing Thoughts https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSAVE at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Become a patron today. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show.  Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons - Our background song is "Maze" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Find us on Twitter at @gemstoneminemtg Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout
    Played 13m 8s
  • cEDH Thrasios / Tymna - HOT BREWS - Don't Call it a Comeback!

    10 MAY 2024 · We've put this off long enough: cEDH is a metagame dominated by high-color decks, and this week, John sits down with Spleenface from Into the North, the Mindsculptors and Team Turn Three to discuss Spleen's latest take on a cEDH classic partner pair: Tymna / Thrasios. They say that everything old is new again, and Spleen has put a lot of effort into applying cards that may have had some initial hype that died down to *work* in this brew! If you miss the good ol' days of Razakats (or you're cEDH-curious and want to know what the heck "Razakats" is), then stay tuned! 00:00 Introduction 01:52 Introducing Spleenface! 05:04 The Commanders 14:16 Strengths 17:07 Weaknesses 20:22 Gameplan 22:23 Unique Cards 30:04 Razakats 33:44 Playing the Deck 39:38 Mulligans 43:28 Winning the Game 46:04 Interaction & Protection 52:24 Matchups 57:47 Silences on Legs 01:02:03 Closing Thoughts mandercookout https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSAVE at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Become a patron today. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Background music for this episode is "Maze" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons   Find us on Twitter at @gemstoneminemtg Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout
    Played 1h 4m 58s
  • MTG WINDOW THEORY - When You Should GO FOR IT - Lessons from cEDH

    26 APR 2024 · Have you ever had one of those days where every time you try to win, an opponent just slaps you right back down? It can feel like you're trying to run head-first through a brick wall. This week, John breaks down the concept of Window Theory and the Patterns of Victory that have been discussed in cEDH circles to help you identify when the optimal time is to try to score a win! https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSAVE at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Become a patron today. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Background music for this episode is "Maze" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons  Shoutout to the Mind Sculptors Podcast and Ken Baumann for their talk on Patterns of Victory in cEDH: https://youtu.be/_siatCV_lMc?si=cCQ2yWZuOdk2cW1_ Shoutout to Playing with Power for their talk on window theory in cEDH: https://youtu.be/y8CP69Ex5LY?si=XG9uCp6lH_lv0-IR  Find us on Twitter at @gemstoneminemtg Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com 00:00 Introduction 1:46 Stages of the Game 03:21 What are Windows? 04:34 Four Patterns of Victory 07:20 Fusion Ad 08:17 Patterns Reveal Windows 14:05 Casual Windows 19:13 Using Window 23:46 Closing Thoughts Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout
    Played 24m 57s
  • Jeskai Midrange... Ad Naus?! - cEDH Decktech/Primer

    11 APR 2024 · The conventional wisdom says that Breach decks can't play Grafdigger's Cage, arguably one of the most powerful stax pieces in the format. But what if there was a deck that played like the lovechild of Razakats and Midrange Naus was raised by their weird uncle who only played Modern Eggs? That's how you get Jeskai Midrange Ad Naus! (And a special *bonus* casual deck that this experiment inspired!). 00:00 Introduction 00:50 Fusion Gaming Ad 01:28 The Commanders 03:17 The Deck 06:57 The Gameplan 13:08 Strengths & Weaknesses 14:16 Mulligans 19:55 Closing Thoughts https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com. Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSAVE at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Become a patron today. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. - Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons  - This week's decklist: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/NQbc5WEoj0S71hxQdZXTHg - *BONUS* Simic Casual deck: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/kJ4O-cz-_k-gx3pChjVXlA  - Find us on Twitter at @gemstoneminemtg - - Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout
    Played 21m 50s
  • A Brief History of Jeskai - Lessons from cEDH

    29 MAR 2024 · More Jeskai month! Jeskai has had some wild changes in cEDH over the past several years. Much of what informs the power of modern Jeskai decks in cEDH comes from a relatively short period of time that changed *everything* that players thought they knew about this color identity. So how does red changes the Azorius gameplan we all know so well? Check out this week's episode to see for yourself! 00:00 Introduction 01:43 What is Jeskai? 09:28 Fusion Ad 10:07 Top Jeskai Commanders 13:27 The History of Breach 20:27 What Jeskai Lacks 22:17 Closing Thoughts https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com. Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSUMMER or CCOSAVE at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Become a patron today. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com
    Played 23m 55s
  • cEDH Equipment?! - Hot Brews with Callahan from The Mindsculptors! - Jeskai Ardenn

    14 MAR 2024 · It's time for Jeskai Month! If you've ever played a voltron deck or an equipment matters deck and you've been curious about cEDH, or if you want to play a deck that makes "midrange hell" feel like "midrange heaven", Callahan from the Mind Sculptors joins us this week to talk about their personal favorite HOT BREW: Jeskai / Kraum Stoneblade! 0:00:00 Introduction 0:01:57 Introducing Callahan! (segment *not* sponsored by Apple) 0:08:32 Introducing Jeskai Stoneblade! 0:27:26 Strengths of the Deck 0:30:16 Gameplan 0:32:31 Unique Cards  0:51:29 Weaknesses 0:55:23 Opening Hands 1:01:55 Closing Thoughts Callahan's Jeskai Stoneblade Decklist: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/-b1ovTg8GkG2OTkrj_04Ww Callahan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/callahanishere The Mindsculptors on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sculptybois Thank you to our sponsors, Fusion Gaming Online. They’re your source for all of your gaming needs. You can find them here: https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com. Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSUMMER at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Check out the reward tiers at https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com
    Played 1h 7m 10s
  • Analyzing cEDH - Orcish Bowmasters - Lessons from cEDH

    7 MAR 2024 · There's been a lot of hype around a particular 1/1 for 2 in the new Lord of the Rings: Tales from Middle-earth set, and this week, we're going to break down Orcish Bowmasters! How big of an impact should we expect it to have in the cEDH metagame? What's the MAGIC NUMBER you'll need to survive the wrath of the Orcs? Thank you to our sponsors, Fusion Gaming Online. They’re your source for all of your gaming needs. You can find them here: https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com. Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSUMMER at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Check out the reward tiers at https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Background music for this episode is "Maze" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com
    Played 26m 15s
  • cEDH Blink -- Oji, Exquisite Blade Control - cEDH Decktech/Primer

    29 FEB 2024 · Azorius month is coming in hot for our finish with a brand new control deck brew! Displacer Kitten can do some powerful things in cEDH and this week, John is trying to make a blink deck work in cEDH! If you remember playing decks like Aminatou the Fateshifter or Roon of the Hidden Realm, this deck may be one to try for yourself! 00:00 Introduction 00:43 The Commander 03:33 The Deck 08:23 Fusion Gaming Ad 09:01 How Oji Plays Control 12:23 Winning the Game 16:42 Mulligan Decisions 21:27 Closing Thoughts Displacer Kitten at Home: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/Wwuo-tAuFE-uOm9lysBhPQ Thank you to our sponsors, Fusion Gaming Online. They’re your source for all of your gaming needs. You can find them here: https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com. Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSUMMER at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Check out the reward tiers at https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Background music for this episode is "Maze" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com
    Played 21m 57s
  • Azorius (& Control) in cEDH - cEDH Decktech/Primer

    16 FEB 2024 · AZORIUS MONTH just keeps coming! After last week's Hot Brew with DJYavimaya, we're keeping the good stuff coming with a deep dive on how Azorius works as a color pair. Plus, because John can't help himself, a discussion on how to play control in multiplayer Magic! 00:00 Introduction 01:26 The Low-Color Challenge 04:00 Fusion Gaming Ad 04:49 Defining Azorius 08:23 Control in Multiplayer 12:14 Azorius Commanders 17:54 What Azorius Lacks 20:30 Closing Thoughts Shoutout to Spleenface for the article that informed quite a bit of this episode on Commander's Herald: https://commandersherald.com/the-state-of-control-in-cedh/ Spleenface on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Spleenface Thank you to our sponsors, Fusion Gaming Online. They’re your source for all of your gaming needs. You can find them here: https://www.FusionGamingOnline.com. Want a 5% discount off all of your MTG order? Head over to Fusion Gaming Online and use exclusive promo code: CCOSUMMER at checkout. For a limited time, you can also use promo code CCOPERKS to get 10% of your order credited back to your account, when you spend $100CAD, or more. Want your deck or topic featured on Commander Cookout? Check out the reward tiers at https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast. There are a lot of fun and unique benefits to pledging. Like the CCO Discord or getting your deck featured on the show. Social media: https://www.CommanderCookout.com https://www.Instagram.com/CommanderCookout https://www.Facebook.com/CCOPodcast @gemstoneminemtg, @CCOPodcast and @CCOBrando on Twitter https://www.Patreon.com/CCOPodcast https://ko-fi.com/commandercookout Our theme song is "Lonely Satellite" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Our background music is "Maze" by Bio Unit licensed via Creative Commons Reach us via email at gemstoneminepodcast@gmail.com
    Played 22m 26s

Hello and welcome to Gemstone Mine. If you've found us, you probably already know about the Magic: the Gathering format known as "Commander". Our podcast is trying to bring knowledge...

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Hello and welcome to Gemstone Mine. If you've found us, you probably already know about the Magic: the Gathering format known as "Commander". Our podcast is trying to bring knowledge and insights to players who are looking to up their game, and maybe even learn a few things from the most powerful corner of the Commander format: the cEDH metagame.

Even if cEDH really isn't your cup of tea, we think there are some useful lessons to be learned from what people are using the most powerful cards in the history of Magic for. From building and discussing the most powerful decks in the history of the format, to interviewing other creators to learn about their wacky fringe cEDH decks, Gemstone Mine has you covered for Competitive Commander!
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