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!

Has your playgroup ever issued a ban on certain cards or combinations of cards? Have you ever made the decision to stop playing something because, while it might have been effective, it just wasn't FUN? That's what the dorks are discussing this week with our own experiences playing lots of Magic as a group over the years.

Also WotC has revealed the structure of MTG Arena's in-game economy and card acquisition, so we spent some time going over all that. Seems workable, so we can't wait to see how it feels!

MTG Arena Economy: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/developing-mtg-arena-economy-2018-01-17


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Direct download: Episode_494_-_Friendly_Bannings.mp3
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It's time! Chewie & Mike went to the Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease, so that means the handy digital recorder went too! We recorded our thoughts & experiences after deckbuilding and after each round, with a super special surprise in round 1! What did Chewie do that was incredibly impressive? What insane bomb did Mike not play? Listen to find out!

After the tourney we went to have celebratory Mexican food, but we didn't record that.

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The full Rivals of Ixalan set is upon us! The dorks spend this episode going through the Card Image Gallery picking out more sweet cards that we feel like talking about! There are a few reprints from Ixalan in Rivals of Ixalan, let's talk about that. Also the RIX rules update happened. Also Patrick Sullivan rants about Ravenous Chupacabra. Also we miss Brian.

Rivals of Ixalan Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/rivals-of-ixalan
Rivals of Ixalan Update Bulletin - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/rivals-ixalan-update-bulletin-2018-01-11
Patrick Sullivan on Game Design - http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/patrick_sullivan_on_game_desig.html


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The dorks are back! We have returned from our holiday break just in time to take a look at the insane cards from Rivals of Ixalan! Seriously, have you looked at these? There's a lot of concentrated awesome going on here. The mythics seem to be nuts. We have a cycle of Elder Dinosaurs.

Elder.

Dinosaurs.

So awesome!

Rivals of Ixalan Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/rivals-of-ixalan

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Direct download: Episode_491_-_Rivals_of_Insanity.mp3
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