Commander Sphere is a weekly podcast about Magic: The Gathering's commander format hosted by Rachel Weeks and Dan Sheehan.
info_outline Then & Now: Commander Sphere's Philosophy Retrospective 12/04/2022
Then & Now: Commander Sphere's Philosophy Retrospective As Commander Sphere comes to a close, Rachel and Dan take a look at the ways in which the game, the format, and their own philosophies about both have changed in the last three years.
info_outline Some Big News 12/01/2022
Some Big News We have some big news! Rachel has accepted a full-time position at The Command Zone! We're incredibly excited for her to finally become a full-time content creator and we hope you'll join us in celebrating the start of this hard-earned new chapter of her career. Unfortunately, this means that Rachel can no longer host Commander Sphere. She will appear in two final episodes releasing on December 5th and 12th. After that we'll say a fond farewell to Rachel and this iteration of the show will come to a close. Dan will return after the holidays with a more detailed look at what's next for Commander Sphere We understand that this is bittersweet news for our listeners, but the community you helped build isn't going anywhere. Our Discord will remain open and continue offering reliable webcam games, challenge leagues, and more. We plan to send Rachel off on a high note and hope you'll join us in celebrating three lovely years of EDH philosophy, goofs, and lasagna. Thank you all for an incredible run.
info_outline Burn It All Down: The Case For Taking Apart Your Decks - A Commander Sphere Audio Essay 11/24/2022
Burn It All Down: The Case For Taking Apart Your Decks - A Commander Sphere Audio Essay We're trying something new here! Dan recently released his second video essay, a discussion about the cathartic process of breaking down and rebuilding your old decks. We're making it available in audio form! This is the first in a new series of digestible 10-15 minute essays tackling topics Magic players might find interesting. We hope it makes a great companion for your commute.
info_outline How To Build Illegal Decks 10/09/2022
How To Build Illegal Decks Unfinity is on the way and we wanted to make a guide explaining how to approach building a Rule Zero deck! We break down the five crucial things to consider when building a deck that doesn't follow Commander's core rule set
info_outline So, You're The Threat 09/25/2022
So, You're The Threat One of the most important skills in Commander is threat assessment, but what do you do when the threat is YOU? This week we're talking about the concept of "threat" itself, how to to identify it, and how to best react when the label has been thrust upon you.
info_outline Our Favorite Dominaria: United Commanders! 09/11/2022
Our Favorite Dominaria: United Commanders! We both put together a list of our five favorite new commanders from Dominaria: United! Old favorites, classic archetypes, and new concepts abound! Take a listen and get some ideas for your next build!
info_outline An Idiom's Guide To Card Design (Random Card Generator Returns!) 09/05/2022
An Idiom's Guide To Card Design (Random Card Generator Returns!) The Random Card Generator is back and this time we're using idioms to design spells and mechanics!
info_outline Identity Crisis: Naya 08/22/2022
Identity Crisis: Naya It's all nature, no nurture on this week's Identity Crisis! We dive into our next shard and it's about as wild as it gets. See how the chaos of red, the community of white, and the natural order of green weave together to make one of the game's stompiest three color pairs!
info_outline The Squeepisode 08/17/2022
The Squeepisode It's a very special lore episode! Dan wrote the latest entry into the story for Squee, The Immortal! Squee is a fan favorite character and Dan had a blast writing him. Check out a full catchup on where Squee's been and where he goes now that he's back. Spoilers ahead so be sure to check out the story first! To read the story, check out https://magic.wizards.com/en/story
info_outline Summer Set Crisis: The Battle For The Battle For Baldur's Gate 08/08/2022
Summer Set Crisis: The Battle For The Battle For Baldur's Gate It's impossible to discuss either of the big summer sets without encountering some serious feelings about one or both of them. People were pissed and we listened! We dive into what people expected vs. what they got and discuss what Wizards could do in the future to keep all sides of the player base happy.
info_outline The Study of Magic with Rhystic Studies 07/09/2022
The Study of Magic with Rhystic Studies A new season of Commander Sphere begins! Do you guys keep track of the seasons? They start in July and January! Now you know! Anyway, we're kicking this one off with Sam AKA Rhystic Studies and it's a great chat! Sam is one of the most insightful and prolific writers in the Magic community and if you haven't checked out his stuff, you're missing out! You can check out Sam on YouTube or Twitter @RhysticStudies
info_outline A Gift For Father: The Commander Sphere Father's Day Special 06/20/2022
A Gift For Father: The Commander Sphere Father's Day Special What is the best multiversal father's day gift??
info_outline Identity Crisis: Boros 05/12/2022
Identity Crisis: Boros Lots of folks have been waiting for this one and here it is! It's the last of the 2 color pairs: The Boros Legion! The College of Lorehold! What happens when you combine Red's desire for freedom with White's desire for rules and structure? Let's find out! Tangents include: Improv, Bad Dates, Fire Emblem, and of course, Air Bud
info_outline Into The Mail Bag! Part 1 05/01/2022
Into The Mail Bag! Part 1 We take a dive headfirst into the Commander Sphere Mail Bag, Scrooge McDuck style! We answer a ton of your questions about EDH and beyond! What's our favorite card ever printed? What other hobbies do we have? What comedy secrets can we unveil? All this and more: revealed!