The Mana Pool
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Yes, we're finally doing an episode about EDH! Not just any episode about EDH, but a LIVE episode about EDH! You'll see Brian piloting a Doran the Siege Tower deck, Dirk with my Wort, Boggart Auntie build, Mike with his brutal take on Scion of the Ur-Dragon, a terribly mana-screwed Chewie playing his Progenitus crazy good stuff nonsense, and finally our special guest AJ with his monowhite Commander Eesha. Sure it's long, sure it's crazy, and of course it's impossible to follow, but we know that no one listens to our live episodes to follow along closely with the game, so it'll be okay.


Also, as promised, we have the listener-supplied Magic Mad Lib from the forums. In fact, it'll be the very first thing you hear, so pay attention as soon as you hit play.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Try to catch the theme running through the whole show that Mike is, in fact, dumb. But we still love him, right everyone?

Forum thread for this episode: http://cardshark.freeforums.org/episode-130-edh-live-mike-is-dumb-t529.html
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

Welcome to this much-delayed episode of The Mana Pool!  Chewie here, and I'd just like to say sorry about that.  If this one wasn't worth the wait, the next episode should make up for it.  Trust me on this one.  But first, this episode!  We start off with some random stuff, and here are the links that go with those things!

Chuck & Beans strip about Magic, sort of
http://www.shoeboxblog.com/?p=16935

StarCity's coverage of the StarCityGames Open: Atlanta
http://www.starcitygames.com/php/news/article/19251.html


Then we go back to a segment we started a short while ago, the Story Circle!  We have two Story Circles this time around, one that Mike started and one that I started.  These are definitely way out there, so we hope you enjoy them.  And don't mind the Aven Riftwatcher in the second one, they just wouldn't let me take it out.  For the full listing, check the forum thread for this episode, the link is down there at the bottom of these show notes.

Then it's time for another of Brian's creative segments.  I give you - Mortal Instinct Fighter Calibur Vs!  Through painstaking research and hours of meeting arduous criteria, Brian has assembled 16 creatures from Magic's history to meet in mortal...instinct...um...fighter calibur vs?  Yeah.  Anyway, we go through the entire bracket, pitting creature against creature, victor against victor until only one remains!

I'd like to issue a special thank you to the announcers from the World Warrior and Killer Instinct tournaments for helping us out this episode.  And a big SCREW YOU to Shao Kahn for being such a douche.

Music for this episode provided by Swift, check them out at http://www.swift-band.com
Intro music - Diamond
"I can't hear the words that you tell me" - Diamond
"Save me, I don't wanna die, don't just stand there" - The Guatemalan
"We'll be running, running away from them" - Release the Wolves

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

On this episode, we have the second coming of the Eldrazi! In other words, found out how we all did at the various and sundry Launch Parties for Rise of the Eldrazi. There are 4 tournaments to discuss, but Dirk didn't go. Figure that out. Oh, then there's another Magic Mad Lib. Aw yeah!

And then, we hearken back to something that hasn't seen the light of day since waaaaay back in Episode 41! *commence redneck accent* So what we gonna do is, we gonna take 6 packs of that there Rise set, and we gonna build us a Sealed deck out of it. Hoo boy it's gonna be heaps a fun! *AHEM* Sorry about that. But yeah, we took a Sealed pool of Rise and, live on the air, built a deck out of it. And this deck is pretty awesome. For a complete list of the cards in the pool, please check out the forum thread for this episode. The link is right down there in the show notes.

And please try to overlook the various technical problems, jump cuts, record scratches, and Brian. We have no idea what was going on. At least it's not TOO bad, just a little annoying.

And check out the Card and Controller Blog at http://cardandcontroller.blogspot.com/


Forum thread for this episode: Right here!
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Intro music - Diamond by Swift: http://www.swift-band.com
Break music - The Weight of Instruction by Swift
Direct download: Episode_128_-_The_Second_Coming.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT