The Trinisphere - Episode 4 - EDH is a Political Society and Leaks

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squire1

6 June 2017

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Hey everyone. Back again with the Episode 3 of The Trinisphere. This episode we are going to have our Johnny, Timmy, and Spike talk about threat assessment. In addition we will take a look at some of our favorite cards of the set.

Show Notes

Commander Leaks

  • The Ur-Dragon
  • O-Kagachi, the Vengeful Kami
  • Wasitora, Nekoru Queen
  • Taigam, Ojutai Master
  • Ramos Dragon Engine

Politics - Defining our paradigm

  • Sociological theory
  • Symbolic interactionism
  • Communications and interactions construct societal reality
  • Individuals create society, not the inverse
  • Events and interactions are symbolic of what society is

Macro - The EDH/Commander Community

Objectivism

  • Rules of magic
  • Society changed these into the Rules of EDH
  • Banlist

Subjectivism

  • EDH is about variance
  • Competitive vs Casual play

Group Dynamics with Recurring Playgroups (Meso)

Objectivism

  • Custom banlists
  • League Rules

Subjectivism

  • Taboos - LD/Infinite Combo/Extra Turns/Tutoring
  • Shaping cognitive dissonance towards playgroup behavior
  • Grudges/Threat Assessment across games
  • Holding grudges

Single game Group Dynamics (Micro)

  • Establishing rapport
  • Deal making
  • Importance of keeping your word
  • Threat Assessment
  • I must attack this person first because they might win
  • Fearing a specific card or board position and reacting
  • Honesty vs persuasion
  • “The Correct Play” Fallacy - opinions with imperfect information

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This article is a follow-up to The Trinisphere Episode 3 - Threat Assessment The next article in this series is The Trinisphere - Episode 5 - EDH Variants

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