The Mana Pool
Join Brian, Mike, Dirk and Chewie as they discuss all things Magic: The Gathering. Since there are plenty of tournament and strategy podcasts out there, we've decided to focus on the fun of the game in all its many forms, from Prereleases to multiplayer free-for-alls to whatever else we can come up with. Give us a listen!

It is time! After a long, long, LONG time coming, we finally have our own exclusive preview card from Wizards of the Coast! It's for the upcoming Eternal Masters set (in case you couldn't tell from the ridiculous amount of EMA previews from the last couple days). If you want to cheat and check out the card, scroll ALL the way down to the bottom of this post to see it!

After we get done with our card we're gonna go over even more previews as well as all the announcements we missed when we took off last week!

Eternal Masters Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eternal-masters
Announcement Day: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcement-day-2016-05-16

 

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Direct download: Episode_420_-_Eternal_Masters_Exclusive_Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

We weren't terribly excited about Battle for Zendikar. We were SUPER excited about Shadows Over Innistrad. What's the difference between these two sets? We're diving into the differences between both cases of nostalgia to figure out what's going on here. And since Brian's not here, we spend a lot of time rambling and tangenting in his honor. And because that's sort of what we do.

Be sure to stick around until the very end for a super awesome amazing announcement! And be sure to come back here on May 25th!

Mark Rosewater's mistakes article: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/because-salt-makes-mistakes-taste-great-2016-05-09

 

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We're finishing off the last of the Planeswalker Oath episodes! In case you haven't been around long, we're extrapolating Oath cards for all the other planeswalkers in the game! We're also spitballing some ideas for the flavor text for these cards as well!

After all that is done we're going over some of YOUR Oaths that you've sent us over the last few weeks! We were only able to find the ones from email, website comments, and Facebook page comments, so we're very sorry if we missed yours! Feel free to send us more to any of these places and we'll totally see them!

Also, I got a new mic. I figured after 8+ years of podcasting it was probably about time. Feels good man.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

To break up the Oaths a bit and to give us time to talk about some of the other stuff that's happened, we're doing something different this week. First off Mike & Brian recount their experiences at SCG States (while completely glossing over the fondue).

Then it's time for another Mythic Conscription, where we go through a pre-Mythic set and try to determine what might have been Mythic if such a thing existed. Because it shares some thematic similarities to Innistrad (and because it's so small) we went with The Dark. Pickings are slim, but the set is actually really neat and features some of the earliest versions of things we're seeing in modern times!

And of course we can't ignore some of the big news that's happened recently. There's the Pro Tour, the Platinum pay cut and following apology, and the judge lawsuit to talk about. That makes the episode title an unfortunate double entendre, but oh well.

 

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Last week's episode about The Aveng....I mean the Gatewatch was so much fun that we decided to do it again! We're covering another handful of planeswalker Oaths this week, so be sure to let us know what you think! We'll knock out the rest of them very soon, so if we missed one you like don't worry!

 

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Direct download: Episode_416_-_More_Gatewatcher_Oaths.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

We all know & love the Avengers of the Planeswalkers, the Gatewatch, right? What if they were to add to their numbers? Sure four planeswalkers are a force to be reckoned with, but what if they needed even more power? Well of course anyone that becomes a member must take an Oath, and that's what we're really interested in! We've come up with some Oaths for other planeswalkers that might join the Gatewatch, both the card text and the flavorful oath itself. We couldn't get to them all in one episode, so expect another one soon!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

The dorks are live from the SOI Prerelease at Lucky's Card Shop in Greensboro NC! Mike, Brian, and Chewie are there to play with some creepy new cards, and we have the handy digital recorder so you guys get our live thoughts as we have them! We're joined on occasion by Chris, a local listener who frequents Lucky's, and Sexy Jarod, who is sexy. Like damn. Just for some flavor there's some talk about The Beast, Chewie's new computer, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and the French version of Thundercats. We can't get through an entire episode without some tangents!

Be sure to let us know how your prerelease went!

 

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Direct download: Episode_414_-_Shadows_Over_Innistrad_Prerelease_Field_Recordings.mp3
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I guess every show that goes long enough eventually does a clip show, right?

The details of what happened this week are a little...bizarre. But if you listen it'll all make something that resembles sense. Enjoy the clips!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

Even more Shadows Over Innistrad previews! To help celebrate this awesome set, we've brought back one of our favorite guests from back in the day! He has gone by a multitude of handles over the years - Mr. Suitcase, Eric from St. Louis, and plenty more, but he'll always be Eric of Many Names to us! His family has abandoned him again for a brief vacation, so he's taking advantage of that by podcasting with us and scanning cards into a QS database.

As far as the set is concerned, it's still awesome! There are plenty of new cards to talk about this week, so many that we're not even bothering to try to hit them all. So it's a much more free-form discussion, bouncing around the card image gallery to hit whatever tickles our fancy. So sit back, relax, and let us know what you think of anything we mentioned this episode!

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LINKAGE
SOI Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/shadowsoverinnistrad

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

More Shadows Over Innistrad previews! Since we're all really excited about the set, we're doing another preview episode where we're just hitting everything! All the Planeswalkers in the set have been revealed, but we can't talk about them until Brian gets here. Luckily, he arrives halfway through the episode so we can hit them all in rapid succession. 

And yes I know the episode name is dumb. It's late, give me a break.

LINKAGE
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Direct download: Episode_411_-_The_411_on_SOI_Planeswalkers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30am EDT