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 with more timely content! First up we have to comment on the recent massive B&R update, because it was pretty big. But then we're shifting to the Historic Anthology announcement for Magic Arena! They're adding 20 cards from the pre-Historic era (can't believe we missed that joke on the show!) to Arena for use in the new format and Chewie thought we could totally do that too!

Each of the four dorks picked out five cards of our own to add to Historic! We each came at this from a different angle, so we ended up with a pretty sweet Historic Anthology: TMP Edition. Let us know what you'd put into Historic!

MTG Arena Historic Rollout: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-historic-rollout-2019-11-13


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The dorks are back with a big episode all about Commander! First off we have to discuss all the Commander products that were announced for 2020. We'll also address the potential for supplemental product fatigue that might come from these products, but it's not as bad as you might think at first blush. Plus, find out who finally has a suggestion of legs after all these years...

From there, we're turning our attention to The Mana Pool Story Circles. Turns out it's been over a year since we did one! We'll spend a good while discussing how the changing design of legendary creatures over recent years has affected the Story Circle.

But then it's time to do the thing! I found a perfect candidate for a Commander to build around, not too narrow but not too wide open - Kykar, Wind's Fury! Twitch chat even got in on the action and helped us flesh out more cards for the deck!

Commander products for 2020: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/big-things-are-coming-commander-2020-2019-10-30


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Direct download: Episode_573_-_The_Return_of_the_Story_Circle.mp3
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Pioneer was announced as a brand new competitive format, which is something that hasn't happened on this scale since Modern was announced 8 years ago. We thought it would be cool to go back and look at the history of competitive Magic formats since the beginning. We're talking Type I, Type II, Type 1.5, and even Type 1.x. Remember Extended? Poor Extended.

To clarify, we're only talking about Constructed formats that were sanctioned for paper to play at premier events. No online-only formats (though we will mention a couple standouts) and no casual formats (though Commander and Brawl do get honorable mentions for being officially-sanctioned casual formats). 

And go easy on Dirk, who is 100% kitchen table and didn't even know what Pioneer was until we got to that part of the episode. We forgot he doesn't pay any attention whatsoever to Magic news.

And we finish this episode up with two quick Magic Mad Libs from Magnor Criol!

Pioneer announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-pioneer-format-2019-10-21


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Direct download: Episode_572_-_A_Brief_History_of_Magic_Formats.mp3
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