Local Player Swears He had a Copy of That Card Just Give Him a Minute

Mike Carrozza • August 30, 2023

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CANADA - A local man is still looking for the card he called "perfect" for his friend's deck. The search continues days after Cameron Dodds hosted a weekend Commander bash at his home in Whitby.

"At first it was kind of fun, you know?" reports Simon, an attendee of the Commander weekend at Dodds' home. "He went off and checked the first box and couldn't find it, so we all had a bit of a laugh." Simon also commented that the search was egged on further by fellow attendee Hailey.

"I just said 'Oh, Cam, you're usually the most organized of us! What's going on, buddy?" Hailey recalls. "We poked at him a couple of times, but once we hit the twenty-minute mark and Caleb came back in from hacking a dart, we tried to get Cam back to the table."

Dodds was called to the table by the group, but he did not give up. "I know it's here. I saw it last week. I have it." Piles of cards on his desk were shuffled and searched many times. Boxes and binders were opened and emptied in hopes of uncovering the card meant for his guest. Dodds would return to the table when it was his turn to play, requesting that Caleb shout game actions to him when he would leave to continue to look for the card. "That was a no-brainer," Dodds said. "Caleb's got this booming voice. We were still playing, after all."

Zach, the potential recipient of the card, protested while Dodds insisted. Eventually, the group began to play games without Dodds. At one point Simon tried to assist but was barked at to leave. "I have it set up a certain way. I promise, I'll find it."

Commander's Herald reached out to Zach for comment on the card: "I don't even really want it. He just saw my Jaxis, the Troublemaker deck and said 'Oh, I have, like, two copies of the buy-a-box version somewhere that I'm not using. I'll give you one.' But I said I don't want one, I have this promo stamped from my prerelease that I really like. He just hand waved it off and said he wouldn't be a good host if he didn't make the effort. I think he was a bad host in the end for neglecting the games."

An employee at Dodds' local game store confirms that both copies of the Jaxis, the Troublemaker buy-a-box promos were recently traded in by Cameron during their Buck-For-Your-Bulk event.

Many have attempted to contact Dodds with the news but were unsuccessful.

Mike Carrozza is a stand-up comedian from Montreal who’s done a lot of cool things like put out an album called Cherubic and worked with Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, and more people to brag about. He’s also been an avid EDH player who loves making silly stuff happen. @mikecarrozza on platforms