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!

We begin this episode with a look at the Magic 2013 Event Decks, now that they've FINALLY released them.  If you'd like to follow along, you can do so here:

But of course that's not the real reason we recorded this episode.  Brian bought a brand-spanking-new Deckbuilder's Toolkit, opened everything up, catalogued it, and sent us our homework.  We were to take this pool and build a 60-card deck with an eye towards multiplayer of course.  Unfortunately, Mike was unable to join us for this one but perhaps he'll tell us about it next week.  As for the rest of us, I think you'll appreciate the decks we built as well as the decks we didn't build.  We spent a fair amount of time talking about both.  The pool was pretty deep (except for one color).  If you'd like to see the card pool in all its glory, here it is:

By the way, here's the Onion link that Chewie mentioned during the final thoughts. It's meant to be funny, but do take it seriously:,28857

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift –
Break Music – We Are Star Dust by Symphony of Science -

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