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!


Hello again, and welcome to the show notes!  This is Mike, filling in on this for Chewie while he puts the finishing touches on the previous episode (the secret ingredient is love).

When Wizards decided to go back to Mirrodin for another block, of course they had to have in mind what had come before.  Today we all take the time to think and talk about cards from the original Mirrodin block that would be really awesome (or possibly miserable) to have around in this modern age, and also discuss the most probable reasons why things just can't be that way.

As always, we include in our ramblings some responses to listener emails, comments on notable Magical news, and the ever popular rant on a touchy subject.  Also - and I don't even remember what started it - Dirk, in his alternate role as the Greatest Ever, leaves us with one of the most truly amazing final thoughts we've ever had the pleasure of pondering.

Thank you all for reading, and go listen to some podcasts!


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Here it is, the long-awaited Episode 150!  What are we doing special to celebrate this landmark occasion?

...not much, really.  Eric of the Many Names made up a Mad Lib for us, which you'll hear in the intro.  He's a sweetie like that.  We talk about the new Premium Deck Series a bit, hit the announcement for the new Duel Decks (Knights vs. Dragons) and talk about the Faction Packs that will be in Mirrodin Besieged.

Then, as we always do when the time comes, we look back with fondness at the stuff that is leaving Standard forever.  Well, maybe not forever.  But at least until it gets reprinted in some other set in the future.  But we'll bid adieu to tournament staples, crazy Johnny cards, and the random multiplayer-only stuff that would never see the inside of a FNM.  It'll be great!

We finish it up with more of our signature nonsense, which turns somber for a minute before heading back into full-on ballyhoo.  So listen up and enjoy, my dorks!

...Oh yeah, you'll notice Brian isn't with us on this landmark episode.  Well that's because he and his wife were at the hospital having Samantha, their daughter!  Congratulations to you both, B!


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm EST


On this fun-filled episode of The Mana Pool, we join three of our four heroes in a flashback to the Scars of Mirrodin Prerelease, where two of the three did very well, and the third of three did not so well.  And one of the three heroes opened two Mythics, but to find out which hero opened which Mythics, you'll have to listen!

Also included in this action-packed episode is a look at the Scars Intro Packs (teaser - which may be featured in an upcoming episode!) which are actually good for a change!  And for the kids, there is another Magic Mad Lib for wacky fun!  Don't wait, download now!


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EST