Welcome to another very special episode of Commander ad Populum. Commander for the people, by the people, for the people.

In this week’s Community section I reflect on the last six months and give an my bi-annual update on what’s to come from Commander ad Populum. I hope everyone finds it encouraging and is as excited as I am for the next steps!

The Technical section this week looks at mechanics that were introduced in the set Fifth Dawn. Sunburst and Scry. One forgettable, if not in a dedicated multi-color artifact strategy. The other, a now-evergreen mechanic.

Today’s set Retrospective highlights: Fifth Dawn! The final small set in the Mirrodin Block! With it’s distinctly different feel than the two other sets in the block, this small set gives us plenty of Commander-playable cards.

If you’d like to give me your thoughts on today’s topics, hit me up on Twitter @CadPopCast. You can find me on Facebook, here: Facebook.com/CadPopCast. Both the Twitter and Facebook feeds have threads for each episode of Commander ad Populum. Let me know what you think.

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Big thank you to the official sponsor of Commander ad Populum, Fusion Gaming for making this episode, and future episodes possible!

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Jazzaddict’s Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg
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Jazzaddict’s Intro by Cosimo Fogg (201)
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