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!

This episode is all over the place.  We didn't really have a central topic this week, so it's sort of a potpourri of nonsense.  We had plenty of speculation about the next block, then Brian left for the night.  Then there was lawsuit talk, which everyone should totally read.  There's a Kickstarter for crazy custom deck boxes, jailbait songs, sweet Terese Nielsen lands, and plenty of Conspiracy cards to talk about.  We hope you all enjoy the randomness!

 

Khans of Tarkir - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1496
WotC is suing Hex - http://company.wizards.com/content/wizards-coast-files-complaint-against-cryptozoic-entertainment-and-hex-entertainment
Hex response - https://hextcg.com/official-legal-statement/#more-6370
Custom Deck Box Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/build-your-own-custom-deck-box?ref=live
Conspiracy Draft video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U09xnozP3gQ
Conspiracy Card Image Gallery - http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/conspiracy/cig
Top 10 JB songs - http://www.watchmojo.com/video/id/12409/
Terese Nielsen Judge foils - http://www.examiner.com/article/new-promotional-foil-full-frame-art-basic-lands-by-terese-nielsen
PT Coverage - https://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/eventcoverage/ptjou14/welcome

 

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – Young Girl by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap - http://www.garypuckettmusic.com/

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On this episode, the dorks are taking a look at old cards.  Not just because Vintage Masters is coming up soon on Magic Online, and not just because it's preview time YET AGAIN, but because a demon told us to.  A listener known only to Chewie as Shadow Demon asked a simple, innocuous question a while back, and ever since then it's been on the table as a possible show idea. 

The question was (nearly) "What would Brainstorm have to cost to be printed now?"  So we started there and went on to some of the other great old cards that are in Vintage Masters and those that aren't.  We tried to put ourselves in R&D's shoes and figure out how to make these old cards fair by changing nothing but the casting cost.  From there, we went on to some...less than powerful cards.  In fact, we turned our attentions to some of the worst cards we could come up with. 

After all of that, it's time for some final thoughts.  Network television, band-aid ripping, interruptions, and non-drunk expressions of affection are the key features, and we hope you all enjoy!

 

Modern Event Deck List - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/299a
Vintage Masters Card Image Gallery - http://wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/vintagemasters/cig

 

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – We sorta forgot to stop for music

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The dorks long for the days when we could just talk about something stupid for a whole episode, so we decided to just talk about something stupid for this whole episode.  Mike decided that we should talk about the mighty centaurs, because Journey Into Nyx decided to give them a lord.

It ended up being a Magic history lesson with centaurs as the thread running through the whole episode.  Be sure to let us know if you enjoy it!

 

Changes to Electronic Devices Policy - http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2014/04/28/journey-into-nyx-policy-changes-for-players/

 

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – When White Horses Cry (Prince vs. Laid Back) by DJ Lobsterdust - http://djlobsterdust.com

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

The dorks tell you all about their Journey Into Nyx Prerelease experiences!  Which of the dorks did well?  Which of the dorks did multiple prereleases?  Why is Chewie so bad at this game?  These questions and more will be answered in this episode!  Actually, not all of them will be answered.  Sorry about that, but Chewie's just bad, there's no particular reason why. 

There's also a pretty fair amount of news, so there's that.  Links for all that stuff are below.

 

Brago, King Eternal - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1482
FTV: Annihilation WoG - http://imgur.com/a/UeTXK
Event Deck - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1484
Intro Packs - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1480
Zero-Ticket Test Events - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1483
B&R - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/297
JOU Promos - http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1468

 

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – No time for love Dr. Jones!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15am EST