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!

Since last week's Exiled! was something we really wanted to do right, we focused on it exclusively and ignored the insanely huge news that dropped that week.  So this week we're making up for it by going extremely deep on the new way that Magic blocks will be done.  And I mean it, we're leaving no stone unturned here.

After that, we're telling you all about the different clans of Tarkir!  We're hitting their mechanics, their color identities, their khans, and anything else we can think of!  There were FAR too many preview cards to talk about this week, so we finish up by hitting the high notes and calling it done. 

It's a really long one (silence truncation knocked off, no kidding, 27 minutes!), but it's a really good one!  Let us know what you think about the new Standard, the clans, and whatever else you can think of!


Check out the Exiled! deck lists here:
Mark Rosewater's Big Block Announcement:
Mechanics of Khans article:
Rosewater's first Khans set design article:
Khans of Tarkir Card Image Gallery:
Khans of Tarkir promo cards:


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