The Cryptic Commander
By John Melvin Noce
Magic the Gathering is best with a communal experience, and a big part of that is when it's stemmed from knowledge. Getting assistance where needed makes it far more enjoyable.
Hosted by John Noce and Onnik
Join us each week as we discuss a myriad of topics including the top decks in the meta in each format, card of the week, and movers and shakers where we discuss market value shifts.
A brand new segment we’ve added at the end of each episode called begginers corner, made for basic topics
The Cryptic CommanderSep 14, 2023
Episode 146: Thank you Sheldon.
Episode 145: The magic of Second Life.
Special Guest: America's Got Talent winner Tuna Oddfellow. Mtg news
Episode 144: Alot of fun stuff.
MTG NEWS.. Next week is gonna be exciting.
Episode 143: Head of the class.
Episode 142: It's a doozy.
Episode 141: Editors Choice
Mtg news for the week of 8/1/23
Episode 140: We see you Will Hall, we see you.
mtg news for the week of 7/26/23
Episode 139: Elizabeth McGowen
All proceeds of this episode go to dad.
Episode 138: What are your thoughts?
Mtg news for the wee of 7/7/23
Episode 137: Join the Celebration.
Mtg news for the week of 7/2/23
Episode 136: r.i.p. tribal
Special guest TCGDUDE
Episode 135: Card of the year.
Mtg news. You hear it first.
Episode 134: They approved that, and they approved that.
Mtg news week of 6/6/23
Episode 133 Lord of the Standard
Mtg news for the week of 5/29/23 with guest Bryan from PipeDreamArena https://www.youtube.com/@pipedreamarena2560
Episode 132: Women of gaming
special guests Desiree and Nikki from The Women of Gaming podcast.
Episode 131: The beginning of magic. W/Jesper Myrfors
Episode 130: Key Cards.
This ep. has no sponsors or ads. next ep, will have Jesper Myrfors..
Episode 129: Knight and day.
MTG news for the wee of 4/30/23
Episode 128: The coldness at 2am part 2
Episode 127: The coldness at 2am part 1
Episode 126: Piecing it all together.
mtg news with special guest
Ms. Eldritch, the Promised End@MsEldritch
Episode 125: A good balance.
We were blessed to have a chance to sit down with James Hsu of Humans of Magic podcast and pick his brain. Follow James on Twitter at @humansofmagic and check out his podcast over at https://humansofmagic.com
Episode 124: Phyrexian invasion.
Episode 123: Oil slicked Panharmommycon.
Episode 122: The friend zone.
Episode 121: The Rest of the Multiverse.
Episode 120: Planeswalking to Rabiah.
Episode 119: !Wow! part 3 and finale.
Episode 118: !WOW! part 2
Episode 117: !WOW!
You are gonna love this one.
Episode 116: It was the week before Christmas and all through the community.
Special Guest Pat the pauper from Cardboard Conversations. Check out Pat the pauper and MTG Gaming BOB over at youtube here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEKzJN4HIrU
Episode 115: Mystic Remora.
Wow, Special guest Mtg Legendary artist Ken Meyer Jr
Episode 114: A 570 MTG!!! GIVEAWAY
MTG News for the week of 11/28/22 with guest Luke Buss from 570 MTG!!! https://www.youtube.com/@BUss297
Episode 113: A spirit token named Vigi.
Mtg news for the week of 11/21/22
Episode 112: New set and this year is nowhere near over yet.
Mtg news for the week of 11/15/22
Episode 111: Rebellion or Revolution
Mtg news for the week of 10/21/22
Episode 110: You want this the casual way, or the competitive way?
mtg news for the week of 10/04/22
Episode 109: Lets discuss Bans and Restrictions.
We wanted to include our patreon Will Lee in our discussions tonight and there was so much talked about and including a pack opening of Baulders Gate Collectors Ed. Pauper cards get the hammer and more.
Episode 108: A night with Markov.
Guest Alper Markov from youtubes Concept and Legends youtube channel joins us this week as we talk about so many things including the meta, and asking him a bit about schtuff, but not limited to. We had alot of fun in this episode and had to cut quits a bit of it to shorten what we recorded. As a fan of Alpers content, it was a dream come true for me to have him on. find Alper here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjAw8xumrSD58HpgrLRm3Dg
Episode 107: To mulligan or not to mulligan?
https://loscon.org/48/ Special guest Michelle Pincus joins us this week from Loscon. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and learn a thing or two.
While supplies last.
See store for details.
Episode 106: Show and tell.
I (John Noce) was blessed to have the chance to hang out with Legendary Mtg artist Jeff Labenstein alot over this last past weekend during Strategicon at the Hilton at LAX. Jeff was signing cards, drawing pics at requests of fans, much more, but above all greeting and meeting all the wonderful people that attended. I was at a Vendor table next to his table during the whole weekend event. We were having so much fun he even drew one for me, A beautiful bird token. Join us this week as a take this week, first half a quick rundown of mtg news, and the second half is all Jeff and I in my hotel Suite where I surprised Jeff with something at the end that was totally a first for him. Stay tuned to the end where jeff does something insane with me, and I mean top level history being made here.
Episode 105: A taste of the Arsenal MTG format.
We are joined this week by non other than J Ro, the Unsummoned Skull https://twitter.com/Coach_J_Ro
We dive into movers and shakers, top decks, a taste of the arsenal mtg format and more.
Episode 104: Dominaria United
We gave a special link out in a couple of secret places and allowed the first 3 listeners in for free. Jd Derring took advantage of the offer and had a blast. Jd was behind the scenes listening in on a live podcast. Over on Patreon if you sign up under the 10 dollar a month Tier that allows you to be in on a live podcast even when we have special guests. You could possibly hear stuff that doesnt make it to the airwaves.
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Episode 103: Signal Hunting.
this week we welcome our guest Mythic Hunter from youtube. https://www.youtube.com/c/MtGMYTHICHUNTER
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Episode 102: Level Up? Where are we, Alara?
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Episode 101: Learning Tarmogoyf the Hard Way
Episode 100: Go.
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Episode 99: Get set.
We welcome special guests Jake and Joel from the Youtube Channel Jake and Joel are Magic. https://www.youtube.com/c/JakeandJoelareMagic Join us this week as we delve into Fortnite Secret Lair, Double Masters 2022 and more!
Episode 98: On your mark.
Join us this week as we have guest Darc Raven from Aartopia. Peddler update. Card of the week, Top decks, Hasbro news and more.
Episode 97: Just add water
This week we are joined by guest MTG gaming BOB over on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/c/MTGGamingBob