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're joined by another Kickstarter backer this week! Aaron comes on to talk about being That Guy. No no, not THAT That Guy. Not one of the bad ones. But the guy that's been playing forever and has lots of cards and lots of decks and actually has some money to spend on the game. Some casual players frown on That Guy, which gives That Guy some kind of stigma. Aaron wants to address that stigma and help change the opinion of That Guy. That Guy might not be all bad. You might even be able to learn something from That Guy's experiences! So don't dump on That Guy!

Of course it's also Magic Origins preview season! And today the last of the five double-faced Planeswalkers were revealed, so we're going to take the last bit of the show to cover them. And the new mechanics that we haven't talked about yet, Renown and Spell Mastery!

SCG Regionals that Brian was talking about:
Magic Origins Card Image Gallery:
Bruce Richard's Serious Fun from this week:


Support us on Patreon! -

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift –

This episode’s post:
Check out our archive at
Email us at
Follow us on Twitter at @TheManaPool
Like us on Facebook:
Subscribe to us on YouTube:
Join the Forums:
And Google+ too:
Cardshark Member Promotions:
Subscribe to our RSS feed:

Brought to you by Mana Pool Productions

Direct download: Episode_377_-_Aarons_Fifteen_Minutes_of_Fame_Being_That_Guy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EST