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 are joined this episode by a VERY special guest, Graham Stark from LoadingReadyRun!  Graham, who is a very funny fellow it turns out, hangs out with us for the first half of the episode.  We talk about what LRR is, Magic, having a real job, drafting, Magic, Gatecrash, Guilds, and more Magic.  Probably some other stuff too, it's been a while since we actually recorded this one.

After Graham takes his leave of us so he can go be funny on camera and stuff (definitely a rough life), we turn our sights to the full Gatecrash set.  We take a look at some cycles that have been revealed or fully fleshed out, check out some reprints, hit the last of the mythics, and generally just go over anything that looks cool.  We hope you enjoy!


Follow Graham on Twitter: @Graham_LRR

Check out LoadingReadyRun at.... http://www.loadingreadyrun.com

Watch the Friday Nights series: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/936

Gatecrash full set: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/gatecrash/cig#




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Break Music - Airbase by Anamanaguchi - http://anamanaguchi.com

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Direct download: Episode_264_-_Stark_Raving_Mad.mp3
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This episode had a great many possible titles to pick from.  Here are two of the ones I didn't choose:  Five Alarm Fire, How Much Mustard Did They Have?  And that's why I love this game.

We're joined this week by our old friend Bill Bloodworth, who is Kurai_Seraphim on the forums and @SqueeGoblnNabob on Twitter.  It's almost a tradition to have him here with us when preview season hits, so why change things now?  We talked a little bit about the GTC Event Decks (there's only a little bit of info, after all), and a fair amount about the tokens in Gatecrash.  And from there, it was all spoilers.  Yeah, there were a lot.  So...we hope you enjoy!


Gatecrash Spoilers
http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/gatecrash/cig

Gatecrash Event Decks
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1146

Gatecrash Tokens
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1147
 
 
 
Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - Lap Dancing Lady by Tony Ferrino

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Direct download: Episode_263_-_Slimy_Hat_Salesman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

This episode we are joined by none other than Dr. Science himself, Cluze!  He did a Magic Mad Lib with us, which is always fun.  Before that, we talked about a bunch of announcements and news and stuff.  No really, look at all these announcements and news and stuff we talked about!  Well, the links are down there somewhere.  I'm sure you'll find them.

Then we hit the Gatecrash previews, of course.  That's why you're all here, after all.  And we went on about them.  And on.  And then on some more.  Holy crap, the second part of this episode was as long as a normal episode!  But we were definitely thorough, and took at least a glance at everything that had been spoiled up to that time.  So sit back, enjoy, and let us know what you thought.

Follow Cluze on Twitter @lacluyze - he's a pretty cool guy.  Then go listen to him over at Card Advantage while you're at it.

Magic 2014
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1141

Fan Kits
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1142

Duels 2013 Deck Pack 3
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1143

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - The Black Gate (from Return of the King) by Howard Shore - http://www.howardshore.com/

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Direct download: Episode_262_-_Uncommon_Fish_Mutant.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

We begin this episode short one host, but don't worry about him.  He'll show up in the nick of time.  Brian gives us his take on last episode, throwing out ideas for Hellsing seen through the lens of Magic cards.  Then he and Chewie tell us about some of their experiences with the Return to Ravnica Booster Battle Packs, or whatever they're called.  But of course, that's not why any of you are here, is it?

Yes, we're going to hit each and every Gatecrash card that had been revealed when we recorded this.  And holy crap there were a lot of them.  From the first five that revealed the new guild mechanics all the way down to everyone's favorite planeswalker bro, we're taking a look at them all.  And be sure you stay tuned until the very end, because we have some information about playing Extort cards in EDH that came all the way from a high-level judge.

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Break Music  - Gates of Love by Bang Camaro - http://www.bangcamaro.com

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Direct download: Episode_261_-_Crashing_All_the_Gates.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm EST