RC Monday Morning Check-In

Welcome to the RC Monday Morning Check-In for August 30, 2021.

Yesterday we held the quarterly joint RC/CAG meeting. What happens at that meeting is the RC offers to the CAG the directions we’re considering heading with the upcoming announcement, based on the joint conversations we’ve had since the previous announcement. They offer their individual recommendations, agreement or dissention, and ideas on how to implement and/or message our decisions. Remember that the CAG is about twelve unique perspectives, not any unified stance, so there are bound to be some thought-provoking sparks. The RC then meets before announcement date to put the finishing touches how we’ll proceed.

You’ll see our final result for this quarter on Monday, 13 September. Until then, enjoy the opening of preview season for Innistrad: Mightnight Hunt!

RC Monday Morning Check-in

Welcome to the Commander RC Monday Morning Check-In for the week of 16 August, 2021.

The first of the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt previews have dropped and we’re excited already.  Wrenn and Seven has created quite some buzz; we suspect it won’t be the only one.

This Thursday the RC will premiere our first Adventures in the Forgotten Realms games, in which we each have a different preconstructed deck which we’ve been allowed a ten-card upgrade.  Gavin will be piloting Draconic Rage, Toby Planar Portal, Scott Aura of Courage, and Sheldon Dungeons of Death.  Tune in for all the action starting at 8ET on twitch.tv/commanderRC.

You can keep abreast of all the things we’re doing on the RC Discord server.  As always, we’re frequently available for chats about all aspects of Commander, whether that’s in the #format-philosophy channel, #deck-brewing, #rulings-and-questions, or any of another dozen or so dedicated areas.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

RC Monday Morning Check-In

Welcome to the Commander RC Monday Morning Check-In for the week of 9 August, 2021.

We’re happy to report that more and more streamers and video creators are having their pregame discussions on camera.  While Rule 0 chats are an important element to a positive Commander experience, so we’re pleased to see folks normalizing them. 

The RC will have a special guest this week on stream: the one and only Ben Wheeler.  The action gets underway at 8 ET on twitch.tv/commanderRC.  In upcoming weeks, we’ve decided that each of the four RC members will play an upgraded Forgotten Realms Commander deck for the stream.  We’ve each picked a different one and we’re allowed to swap out ten nonland cards of our choice as well as do a little tinkering with the mana base (without going too far).  Sheldon’s article from yesterday features his; we’ll have to see what the other three come up with.

As always, if you’d like to discuss any aspect of the format or just hang out with some excellent people, head over to the RC Discord server at https://discord.gg/x5Q5PVg and jump into the conversation.  We’re there quite often, so it’s one of the best ways to get a direct line into having a chat with us. 

RC Monday Morning Check-In

Welcome to the Commander RC Monday Morning Check-In for the week of 2 August, 2021.    

There’s been some colorful discussion on Wishes and outside-the-game cards in the Discord.  If you’d like to join in, head over to https://discord.gg/x5Q5PVg and jump into the #format-philosophy channel. The short version for us is that we haven’t heard any new arguments on the benefits of changing Rule 11; if you have something on the topic that hasn’t been brought up before, we’d love to hear it.  We have talked about the possibility that Rule 10 is no longer required (it’s a holdover from the early days when such things were less clear), so look for some thoughts on that in the September update.

RC streaming is back on this week, as we welcome one of our Discord friends, Grant Mongin, to join us for Game 2.  The action starts at 8ET on Thursday at twitch.tv/commanderRC.  We’d also love to work on some version of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms constructed for streaming in the near future. There are a few sets that seem D&D-adjacent enough to make a block out of, but haven’t settled on anything yet that resonates. 

The September update will be on us faster than you know; the way the schedules work out, we’ll have our quarterly joint RC/CAG meeting later this month.  If there’s something think is important for us to discuss, hit us up on an appropriate channel on the Discord server, or if it’s short, a ping on social media.