The Mana Pool
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Yes everyone, the MTG RPG material will be available for everyone in the future. We promise! We'll get it to you when it's ready. Now please stop asking!

This episode begins with a wee bit of email feedback, then some news, then we get into the main topic! We're finishing up our Mythic Conscription of Kamigawa block by poking at Saviors. This set is definitely a weird one with its legendary spells, its flippy enchantment guys, and its lame horse spirit things. Buh!

After we're done with that, things take a bit of a turn when Dirk's final thought leads us into a conversation that lasts longer than Dirk himself does. It's a serious topic, so pay attention.

LINKAGE
We made the Daily Update on the WotC website! - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2016-02-22
Then we made it again the next day! - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2016-02-23
Conspiracy 2 announced - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-conspiracy-2

 

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The time has come! We're bringing back one of our most popular ideas EVER. This is also one of our most requested things to return to, but we were just unable. But now thanks to LOADS of work on Brian's part, it's time to do it again. We're bringing back the Magic RPG! Originally just a one-shot, Brian has crafted a whole new thing that will be a long-running, periodic addition to the show. In this episode, for instance, we're just doing character creation. Do let us know what you think, because we're planning on this popping up from time to time whenever Brian gets more things ready to go!

There's also a few bits of news of course. Eternal Masters, new Shadows Over Innistrad cards and mechanics, an upcoming charity tournament, that sort of thing. You know how it is.

LINKAGE
Episode 172 - Adventures in Zendikar: http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-172-adventures-zendikar-live/
Hunter Burton Memorial Magic Open: https://www.facebook.com/events/855810764531913/
Eternal Masters announced: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-eternal-masters-2016-02-15
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed with new Shadows Over Innistrad cards: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/duel-decks-blessed-vs-cursed-2016-02-15

 

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The dorks are bringing back an old favorite by listener request! We're doing an Old Vs New of the two Zendikar blocks! The categories of comparison are Eldrazi, Planeswalkers, Allies, Lands, Mechanics, Bonus Cards, and Overall Theme. There's a lot of really good discussion about all of these categories and then some. You might be surprised by the time you get to the end. Be sure to let us know who you think should have won each category!

LINKAGE
The question of Eldrazi villainy: http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-134-of-villainous-intent/
Brian's cryptic hint: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/12/10

 

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Last episode we went into great detail about the Mythic rarity, so it only seems right that we put that discussion to good use this week. We're doing a Mythic Conscription of Betrayers of Kamigawa! You know as the set that had Ninjas and the Fork of Doom (Umezawa's Jitte) and...well that's probably it to be honest. But there's definitely some crazy stuff going on, as you'll hear. And we're totally using the stuff we learned (?) in 404, so that's good.

Of course we can't start until I finish embarrassing Mike. He took his Hedron Alignment deck to FNM last week, and I was there to hang out. That means I was there to see a massive failure on his part, which was so awesome in its badness that I just had to share with everyone!

Mike's Hedron Alignment: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ktk-bfz-ori-hedron-alignment/

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