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!

We spent the last two episodes telling you all about these decks, it's high time that we actually play them!

The dorks gathered at Brian's house just before the American Thanksgiving holiday to fool around, eat chili, and play some Magic! And since Mike picked up all the new Commander decks we just had to record a game with them, you know? Otherwise we'd have broken the streak, and we just can't have that.

 

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28

 

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Direct download: Episode_443_-_Commander_2016_Live.mp3
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After an accidental week off during our ninth anniversary (whoops) we're back to finish off what we started in the last episode! We're taking a look at the rest of the new cards in Commander 2016 and poking around in the reprints to see what's good there.

In the next episode we're actually going to play a live game with four of these new decks, so be sure to come back then!

 

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28

 

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Direct download: Episode_442_-_The_Moist_Curse.mp3
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The dorks are tackling the Commander 2016 set! Now that the whole thing is revealed we have plenty of stuff to go over - so much so that we didn't even finish this time. We are going into great detail about all the new legendary creatures since they are the focus of the Commander format in general, as well as a handful of the new cards! If nothing better comes along then next week we'll look at the rest of the new stuff as well as the insane number of reprints in these decks!

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28
Commander 2016 Legend Flavor Article - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/its-time-talk-commander-2016-edition-2016-10-26
Babymetal: Megitsune - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw

 

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It's Halloween time! So we're celebrating by checking out some of the favorite creature types of the horror genre for the rest of the month. We've already covered the two most obvious types, Zombies and Vampires. Because the other horror creature types in Magic are either boring or extremely limited, we decided to lump all the rest together in one episode, and it's awesome!

I do have to apologize for the quality of my audio. The other dorks sound amazing because we started using Discord for the call. Windows decided that my headset should be my default microphone without sharing that bit of information with me, so the recording software recorded it instead of my actual mic. I really hope it doesn't keep you from listening, because I was REALLY proud of this one before I found out what happened. I just can't win.

 

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Direct download: Episode_440_-_Spooky_Subtypes_All_the_Rest.mp3
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It's Halloween time! So we're celebrating by checking out some of the favorite creature types of the horror genre for the rest of the month. We're following up last week's undead extravaganza with a more different undead extravaganza - Vampires! Because there were so few vampires in Magic's early days, we'll be focusing a little more on the individual cards. At least until Vampires underwent a massive change from "big bad iconic creatures" to "standard everyday race" in relatively recent years.

Wow, 7 years counts as "relatively recent". Man we're old. 

Next week: The rest of the spooky subtypes!

 

Standard Rotation: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/revisiting-standard-rotation-2016-10-19
Repentant Vampire/Gallantry full art: http://marktedin.com/FullMagicJpegs/40_41_Gall_RepentVamp.jpg

 

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Direct download: Episode_439_-_Spooky_Subtypes_Vampires.mp3
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It's Halloween time! So we're celebrating by checking out some of the favorite creature types of the horror genre for the rest of the month. We're starting off with the obvious choice, the undead superstar of pop culture, the zombie! We're going to take a stroll through Magic's history, checking out the different types, flavors, genres, and styles of zombies as we go. We're also looking at the zombie lords, tribal cards, and legends that we run across too. 

Next week: Vampires!

 

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Direct download: Episode_438_-_Spooky_Subtypes_Zombies.mp3
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After taking a week off for the Prerelease episode, we had to come back with something big and awesome. And Brian came up with the perfect idea! We've done episodes like this before, making Magic cards out of our favorite video games, TV shows, movies, and books (links below). So rather than going for a different kind of media, we're going to tackle historical figures!

Each dork did some homework, coming up with a variety of ideas for cards based on historical figures. Brian made fully fleshed-out cards, Mike & Chewie made skeletons of some cards, with the basic idea figured out but that's about it. And Dirk came at it from the other direction, matching up historical figures with the mechanics of Magic!

Plus Chewie just had to make some historical villains. Sigh.

Episode 205: Would Solid Snake Have Shroud
Episode 260: Giant Chicken Token
Episode 326: At the Movies with The Mana Pool
Episode 368: Take a Look... (Reading WUBRG)

 

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Direct download: Episode_437_-_The_Magic_of_History.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

The dorks have ventured out into the world to record this episode! We attended the Kaladesh Prerelease at House of Cards in Winston-Salem NC and brought the trusty digital recorder with us! You'll get our reactions to the mechanics and cards immediately after we have them, and you'll get to hear all about how we did at the event! Spoiler alert: it was awesome!

Apologies as usual for the way Brian holds the recorder and thus the way it sounds. He's bad at this game.

 

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Direct download: Episode_436_-_Kaladesh_Prerelease_Field_Recordings.mp3
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The full Kaladesh set has been revealed! That means we're poking around at all the neat stuff that we hadn't gotten to in the last two episodes! That means lots of commons and uncommons and some of the less-impressive rares get touched on. You know, all the stuff that makes the set actually work. We're hitting up more cars, talking about things driving cars, and celebrating those amazing Kaladeshi airhorns!

Kaladesh Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaladesh
Other Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/kaladesh-cards

 

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Direct download: Episode_435_-_Oh_Those_Kaladeshi_Airhorns.mp3
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It's time for more Kaladesh! They revealed the existence of the new Masterpiece Series, then they immediately showed off all the Masterpieces for this set, the Kaladesh Inventions. We're covering those first, then we're heading into the Card Image Gallery to check out even more of the crazy fun stuff in this set! There's a LOT of good removal here. Like a lot.

The Kaladesh Inventions: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/masterpiece-series-kaladesh-inventions-2016-09-12
Kaladesh Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaladesh

 

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Direct download: Episode_434_-_A_Day_at_the_Inventors_Fair.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30pm EST