Commander Crunch

Celebrating the Commander format of Magic the Gathering and Entertainment.

About the show

Commander Crunch is the project of Sam (@passthejamsam) & Al (@CheshirePlays), celebrating and discussing everything about the most creative and wild format of Magic the Gathering, Commander. Join us weekly for deep dives into EDH culture, news, deck techs and reviews, plus a side serving of discussion into our latest tastes in entertainment and pop-culture.

Episodes

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    Episode 17 – Commander Legends Part 2 with Create Commander

    November 11th, 2020  |  2 hrs 6 mins
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    We continue the deluge of shiny new tasty Commander treats from the upcoming Commander Legends set this week joined by Brandon from Create Commander to continue explore the never ending list of cards that are on our radar. Enjoy!

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    Episode 16 – Commander Legends with Guardian Project

    November 3rd, 2020  |  2 hrs 43 mins
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    Welcome friends, this week we're joined by absolute commander legends Andy and Coyle from the Guardian Project Podcast to dig right in to the first wave of spicy new previewed cards in the upcoming set, that's right, Commander Legends. Enjoy!

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    Episode 15 – Ch-Changes with Chain of Commander

    October 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 50 mins
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    Chain of Commander joins us for a nutritious bowl of EDH spice this week, sharing thoughts on creativity in commander, the journey of content creation, and a whole side bowl of juicy topics, including our mutual love for bad movies. Enjoy!

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    Episode 14 – Breakfast with Commander at Arms

    October 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
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    Breakfast is shared this week with friends of the show James and Paul from the Commander at Arms Podcast - we chat Commander Precons, problematic Commander Legends leaks, origins of their podcast, and of course some hearty breakfast tastes. Enjoy!

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    Episode 13 – Riptide Pro Lab tour with Thirteen

    October 7th, 2020  |  2 hrs 16 mins
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    This week we're off to the great Riptide Project Laboratory for a tour with the great Lab tech Thirteen. We run through the great Walking Dead Secret Lair debate that is sweeping the magic community, thoughts on making content in the current climate, mental health and the greatest card type according to Thirteen - Equipment. Enjoy!

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    Episode 12 – Haldan & Pako, Deckbuilding for webcam

    September 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    commander deck techs, strategies

    This week we discuss specifically building decks with consideration for webcam play, the types of cards to be wary of, and the ones that may actually work better than you thought – all punctuated with a nice new thematic Haldan and Pako brew deck tech from Chesh. Enjoy!

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    Episode 11 – Searching for Magic with Booster Tutor

    September 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins
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    We're joined at the Breakfast table by the awesome Brandon Crane aka Booster Tutor this week to share some great tales of those Random Buy finds, thoughts on limited and commander, plus we dig into a whole bunch of Brandon's tastes and influences. Enjoy!

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    Episode 10 – Zendikar's nice this time of year

    September 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins
    set previews, zendikar rising

    Zendikar Rising is almost here, and we've been hit with a whirlwind of juicy new previews, as well as a roadmap for the sets planned for release in 2021. Join us as we adventure into the Zendikar unknown on a quest for edh understanding.

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    Episode 09 – Gavin Verhey, Legendary Feature

    August 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 29 mins
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    Senior Designer of Wizards of the Coast Gavin Verhey hangs out with us this episode to talk about designing the exciting upcoming Commander Legends set, the state of Commander in 2020, and various influences to nerd out about outside the world of Magic.

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    Episode 08 – Dive Bar Tales with Jeff from MTG Lexicon

    August 25th, 2020  |  3 hrs 20 mins
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    Jeff from MTG Lexicon joins us at the breakfast table this week on an epic episode to discuss everything from the Lexicon lore, what 'the gathering' means to us, commander philosophy, beer, anime, music, literally everything. Enjoy.

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    Episode 07 – Creativity & Self Expression with Sheepwave

    August 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 52 mins
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    We're joined by artist, content creator and all-round wonderful person Meghan, aka Sheepwave, for an extensive discussion around creativity and self expression in Magic.

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    Episode 06 – Effective Cards for a Positive Table

    August 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    commander culture, strategies

    On this weeks episode we discuss some cards and strategies to keep in mind to cultivate positive play experiences in your meta or with new players, whilst remaining effective to your game plan.

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    Episode 05 – Upgrading the Commander 2020 Precons

    August 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 52 mins
    deck techs, strategies

    Chesh and Sam deep dive into the latest Ikoria themed Commander 2020 precon servings to discuss upgrade paths for each of the decks to coincide with a series of deck upgrade videos recently produced by Chesh.

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    Episode 04 – Remote Magic with JR from SpellTable

    July 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 47 mins
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    SpellTable co-founder Jonathan Rowny joins us at the breakfast table this week to go deep on virtual EDH, the success of SpellTable, general commander appreciation, and everything from NHL to Surf Ninjas.

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    Episode 03 – Chasing Waterfalls with ManaCurves

    July 21st, 2020  |  2 hrs 2 mins
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    Chase Carroll, aka ManaCurves joins us at the breakfast table to enlighten us about everything Magic, deck brewing, culture and mental health. Enjoy!

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    Episode 02 – Breakfast with Jason Alt

    July 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 35 mins
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    We welcome special guest Jason Alt from Brainstorm brewery and EDHREC for a chat about everything from commander philosophy and the future of magic, film and the state of comedy.