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!

The latest Limited Resources, posted here because MTGCast is full, and because Marshall is such a great guy that I finally got to meet.  Also, Jon Loucks is SUPER dreamy!

Direct download: Limited_Resources_158.mp3
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We begin this episode by giving a quick rundown of the last EDH game that we played at Brian's house a few weekends ago.  It was glorious, and terrible, and bizarre, and epic, and ridiculous.  Yes, all those things.  Consecutively or concurrently, it doesn't matter.  Then we have to tell you all about the crazy first game we played that weekend.  It was not an ordinary game of Magic, and it involved yet another of Brian's crazy inventions.  I'm sure you guys will enjoy it though, I know we did.

Mad Lib!  Your filth has freed us!

Then we come to the good part.  There were some SERIOUS internet connection issues going on here.  We invited our old friend Professor J onto the show!  TheJaceKid.  Jace.  Javier.  He's almost on par with Eric here, holy crap!  The problems were pretty bad, but we soldiered through to give you a big discussion about the color Red in multiplayer.  We touched on lots of the big things Red can do, and why that does or does not work in multiplayer.  Of course, the discussion is a bit fragmented due to the constant dropoffs, but I think it's still good.  Be sure to follow Professor J on Twitter @JacevBeleren

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Break Music - Red Tide by School for Heroes - http://www.myspace.com/schoolforheroes

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Direct download: Episode_256_-_Dont_Stop_Living_In_the_Red.mp3
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Direct download: MNM_337.mp3
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On this episode, we end up talking a lot about Star Wars.  Yeah, Disney bought LucasArts, or LucasFilm, or whatever the big thing is named and that's what kicked it all off, but we just went on about it for way too long.  We're dorks, we can't help it.  We also did another Magic Mad Lib, because they're entirely too much fun and we can't help ourselves.

Then we got into the meat of the episode.  We each ranked the guild mechanics of Return to Ravnica in terms of multiplayer usefulness.  Of course, as always happens when all 4 of us do something like this, we got VASTLY different results.  I love it.  So of course we have to discuss (argue) about each mechanic and why this one is better than that one.  It's a good one as usual.

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - Duel of the Fates by John Williams - http://www.johnwilliamscomposer.com/

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

So here it is, the long-lost live episode of The Mana Pool!  Well, not so much long-lost as recorded-and-not-needed.  We recorded this way back in late June when Chewie, Mike, and Brian all got together to play some Magic.  Dirk was all up in Denver and stuff at the time.  So we played some Planechase, some EDH, maybe some other stuff?  I don't know, we're all learning this together.  There's never much to say with a live episode, so I hope you guys enjoy!

Also, don't forget that Chewie, along with his Monday Night Magic cohost Jack, will be at Grand Prix Charleston gunslinging!  That's November 16, 17, and 18!  Here's the link:
http://phoenixgamesinc.com/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2012/11/16/1455/-/mtg-grand-prix-charleston

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music 1 – Korobeiniki by Ozma - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozma_%28band%29
Break Music 2 - Double Dragon Stronghold by The Minibosses - http://minibosses.com/
Break Music 3 - Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch? by Sam B - http://deadisland.deepsilver.com/dead-island/deadisland.php

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Direct download: Episode_254_-_Planechasing_and_Stuff_Live.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm EST