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!

Ravnica Allegiance has started peeking out from the Christmas presents, so we're looking at the mechanics! Remember this was recorded on Thursday, so we didn't have the Azorius mechanic yet. Sorry about that. We're also checking out the promos and whatnot while we're on the Allegiance kick.

Then it's time for reflection. We're going to look back at Magic's 25th anniversary, for better and worse. After trying to make sense of it all, let's take a look forward. What are we expecting or hoping for in 2019? What are YOU hoping for next year?

Thank you all so very much for everything! We hope you have a fabulous holiday season if that's your thing, and we'll see you all next year!

Ravnica Allegiance mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ravnica-allegiance-mechanics-2018-12-17
Allegiance promos - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/ravnica-allegiance-promos-and-packaging-2018-12-17
Allegiance Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/ravnica-allegiance-2018-12-17

 

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The dorks slog through...I mean take on a Mythic Conscription for Fallen Empires! This is a set that is notorious for its lack of...well, much of anything. As a result, we'll be looking at the entire set rather than just the "rares" and talking about a lot of tangentially related stuff!

After that it's time to have some fun with another listener-submitted Mad Lib! This one is from Eric He, and I think it actually broke Brian at one point. Maybe two points. 

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The dorks bring back a featured segment they haven't done a good long while...a Flavor Fight! We've called it many things over the years, mostly involving words from the titles of fighting games. This time, we went with the Random Card feature in Gatherer until we hit gold creatures! The bracket is set, the rules are fuzzy, and the dorks are ready to argue! Can a monk withstand a faerie's feminine wiles? Can a demon look madness in the tentacled face without blinking? How much does size matter?

Oh, and there's another adorable Sam Quiz at the beginning. I think she might have been reading too much Harry Potter. Just saying.

 

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