Gemstone Mine - Level Up! Getting Milled or Gonti'd #shorts

A short Level Up moment: how to stop worrying about random mill, random Gonti. It's important to understand that these effects rarely have a meaningful effect on the game, and it helps to think of a card that's being milled away or stuck in exile by Gonti as being the bottom card of your library. […]

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Gemstone Mine - Exploring Landfall -- Deck Strategies

There are a number of popular strategies in Commander, and one of the most popular is Landfall! Lands decks in Commander can sport some very powerful value engines. This week, we Explore the strategy of Landfall, delving into what Enablers they tend to favor, what their Payoffs are... and of course, how to tackle an […]

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Gemstone Mine - Casual Decks -- Deck Alignment

There may be no topic more heated in the Commander community today than what defines a "casual" deck. This week, we're taking a look at one definition suggested by friend of the show Sage of Fables in another episode delving into their deckbuilding rubric! 00:00 Introduction 01:13 Defining "Casual" Decks 03:04 ETB Tapped Lands 04:40 […]

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Gemstone Mine - Sweet Dreams, Lavinia -- Instant Brew

Lavinia, Azorius Renegade is an interesting, stax-y commander who forces opponents to play the game on her terms. Dream Halls is a blue enchantment which breaks the fundamental rules of casting spells in Magic. Maybe together they can be more than a sum of their parts? This week we try to race to build a […]

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Gemstone Mine - Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes -- Multifaceted

Sometimes you go deep into the tank to try to find the best play, stringing together your resources on a razor's edge to try to find the path to victory. In this episode, we break down the concept of a Line in Magic, what you need to string a Line together, and how to identify […]

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Gemstone Mine - Finding Your Line -- Lessons from cEDH

Sometimes you go deep into the tank to try to find the best play, stringing together your resources on a razor's edge to try to find the path to victory. In this episode, we break down the concept of a Line in Magic, what you need to string a Line together, and how to identify […]

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Gemstone Mine - Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar -- Multifaceted

It's been awhile since we've looked at a potential Commander in the Multifaceted series, so this week, it's a deep dive into the nuances that surround Kediss, Emberclaw Familiar. This little partner offers a lot of potential power when combined with another partner who wants to spread the damage around! - Our theme song is […]

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Gemstone Mine - Battlecruiser -- Deck Alignment

Some Commander players love it when games are full of boards overflowing with powerful creatures. This week, we look at Battlecruiser as a deck's texture, as we discussed previously with Sage of Fables! We go into greater depth understanding how Battlecruiser decks tend to play, interact and how they are often built. If you're looking […]

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Gemstone Mine - Mayhem Devil -- Multifaceted

Every so often, a card is printed without much fanfare. Then slowly, over time, it just seems to creep into a bunch of decks. Mayhem Devil is just one of those cards. Landfall decks, treasure decks, clue deck, aristocrat decks... there's a lot of angles to consider with Mayhem Devil, and that's our topic for […]

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Gemstone Mine - Consistency in Deckbuilding

You know that player in your playgroup whose deck just *always* seems to work? They've always got their commander out a turn early, their engine cards always come out and they always seem to have interaction when things are starting to pop off? Most likely, they've built their decks with a good amount of Consistency […]

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