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!

You've waited all this time, and now it is finally here...again.  Chewie went to Grand Prix Charlotte armed with his trusty digital recorder, his wits, and spare batteries.  After he stopped and bought them on the way.  He and his fellow dorks concocted this edition of the Three Questions once they arrived in Charlotte, sitting in Buffalo Wild Wings actually.  Once the Questions were decided, all that was left was to go out and hit the people over the head with them.

And hit them he did!  This show represents those that answered the Questions on Saturday, which was Day 1 of GP Charlotte.  You probably knew that from the title though.  Judges, listeners, some of Chewie's local players, and big-name pros all heard the Questions and answered them.

Stay tuned for GP Charlotte's Sunday coming soon, and after that the GP Pittsburgh edition!

 

Music:  The Journey Continues (Intermission) by Kazunaka Yamane (from Double Dragon)

 

Your host: Chewie
Twitter: @TheManaPool
Email: chewie@mtgcast.com

Direct download: Three_Questions_002.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

You’ve waited all this time, and now it is finally here.  Chewie went to Grand Prix Charlotte armed with his trusty digital recorder, his wits, and spare batteries.  After he stopped and bought them on the way.  He and his fellow dorks concocted this edition of the Three Questions once they arrived in Charlotte, sitting in Buffalo Wild Wings actually.  Once the Questions were decided, all that was left was to go out and hit the people over the head with them.

And hit them he did!  This show represents those that answered the Questions on the Friday of GP Charlotte.  You probably knew that from the title though.  Judges, players, a Pro Tour champion, and a certain basketball-infatuated writer all heard the Questions and answered them.

Stay tuned for GP Charlotte’s Saturday and Sunday coming soon, and after that the GP Pittsburgh edition

Music:  The Journey Continues (Intermission) by Kazunaka Yamane (from Double Dragon)

 

Your host: Chewie
Twitter: @TheManaPool
Email: chewie@mtgcast.com

Direct download: Three_Questions_001.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Bryan Prillaman steps in for our own Brian yet again this episode!  Yay having a Bryan! On this episode, we discuss the announcement of Slivers in Magic 2014, Sealed Deck play in Duels 2014, a teeny bit of the Dragon's Maze Rules Update, and of course, the Dragon's Maze Event Deck.  Man that's a lot of capitalization.  Also, nipples on men.  Yes, you read that correctly.  When you went back to read it again, it was still the same.  I apologize for that, I really do.

After a short but spirited discussion, we have to take our leave of you.  But don't worry, we filled up more time!  We've included the recording of the radio commentary for The Running Games that first aired on The Ocho Radio.  Even if you already know which guild managed to navigate the Implicit Maze and win the whole shebang, you should still listen in for our crack observations and general hilarity. 



Slivers in M14: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152787820210307.1073741829.201120755306&type=1

Doug Beyer's Sliver blog: http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/49835902311/slivers-evolved

Rules update: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/244f&page=3

Dragon's Maze Event Deck: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1227



Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - You're the Best by Joe Esposito - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Esposito_%28singer%29

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

It's prerelease time as Chewie, Mike, and Brian head over to Top Deck Games in Kernersville NC to take on the ten guilds of Ravnica!  Brian's law-school buddy John was there too (as he tends to be when there's a prerelease), as was our old pal Robert Waycaster.  We've got the handy-dandy ditital recorder and we're recording what happens just after it happens so you can get the full story without the passage of time to blur anything.  Follow the dorks (the ones that survive, anyway) as they run through each round.  Sometimes you'll hear from opponents, bystanders, store owners, crazy people, and assorted dorks too, which only makes things that much more fun!  There's really not much else to tell here, so we hope you enjoy!

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - You're the Best by Joe Esposito - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Esposito_%28singer%29

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Direct download: Episode_278_-_Field_Reports_from_the_Dragons_Maze.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT