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!

The dorks are back! We've got an epic-length Mad Lib that Brian wrote! It's seriously long, but the payoff is totally worth it. Just don't deathtouch yourselves, please.

After that it's time to return to a segment we started late last year! It's (now) called There's No Plane Like Home! We're looking at how everyday life on the various planes of Magic might be. This episode we're focusing on Theros, the plane based on ancient Hellenic Greece. The gods are real and they are not to be trifled with. And watch out for hydras. And those savage brutes, the minotaurs. But don't worry, it's not all bad! Now offer up a sacrifice to John, God of Toilets and enjoy civilization!

Oh yeah, and there are tangents involving Super Smash Bros and Kingdom Hearts. You know, because reasons.
 

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The dorks are live at the Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease! Brian, Mike, and Chewie went to House of Cards in Winston-Salem, NC to partake in this sweet guildy goodness! Brian got his second choice (Gruul, they were out of Orzhov), Mike got his first choice (Gruul), and Chewie asked for the least popular guild and ended up with Azorius!

How'd we do? What'd we open? Who is this weird guy whose name is almost Chewie's? Find out these answers and more in this episode of The Mana Pool!

RNA Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/ravnica-allegiance-2018-12-17
 

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Not only are there more Ravnica Allegiance cards to talk about, but there's also actual news! News that dropped on the day of recording, so we can get in there early! Ravnica Allegiance: Mythic Edition was announced, complete with a less-stupid way to buy it and more super sweet planeswalker art! And that's not even the big news! The next set is called War of the Spark! And...okay that's literally all we know, but still.

Then it's time to dive into the RNA previews! these cards are awesome, the big-picture flavor is on point, the individual card flavor is AMAZING, and it just looks like a lot of fun. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these. And it looks like good news for some Ravnican citizens since the Orzhov seems to be relinquishing their hold on everyone's spiritual debts.  

RNA Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/ravnica-allegiance-2018-12-17
RNA Tokens - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/tokens-ravnica-allegiance-2019-01-09
War of the Spark - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/coming-soon
RNA Mythic Edition - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ravnica-allegiance-mythic-edition-2019-01-10
RNA Planeswalker Decks - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/ravnica-allegiance-planeswalker-deck-lists-2019-01-10
RNA Arena codes - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ravnica-allegiance-prerelease-codes-mtg-arena-2019-01-10

 

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We're back for 2019! And so is preview season! That's right, it's time to take a look at the entire mess of new Ravnica Allegiance cards that have popped up since our last episode. We've got planeswalkers, four-power fliers, and...a mutant. Not any special kind of mutant. Not a Fish Crab Mutant or a Jellyfish Hydra Beast Mutant, just a mutant. He was made from the vat of forearm juice, apparently.

Also at the end there's a brief explanation (more of a rant really) about what's happened to MTGCast. If you've been curious about what's going on over there, this will give you a little bit of an idea, which is all we've got ourselves. 

Allegiance Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/ravnica-allegiance-2018-12-17

 

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Direct download: Episode_537_-_The_Vat_of_Forearm_Juice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EST