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!

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It is time! After a long, long, LONG time coming, we finally have our own exclusive preview card from Wizards of the Coast! It's for the upcoming Eternal Masters set (in case you couldn't tell from the ridiculous amount of EMA previews from the last couple days). If you want to cheat and check out the card, scroll ALL the way down to the bottom of this post to see it!

After we get done with our card we're gonna go over even more previews as well as all the announcements we missed when we took off last week!

Eternal Masters Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eternal-masters
Announcement Day: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcement-day-2016-05-16

 

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We weren't terribly excited about Battle for Zendikar. We were SUPER excited about Shadows Over Innistrad. What's the difference between these two sets? We're diving into the differences between both cases of nostalgia to figure out what's going on here. And since Brian's not here, we spend a lot of time rambling and tangenting in his honor. And because that's sort of what we do.

Be sure to stick around until the very end for a super awesome amazing announcement! And be sure to come back here on May 25th!

Mark Rosewater's mistakes article: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/because-salt-makes-mistakes-taste-great-2016-05-09

 

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We're finishing off the last of the Planeswalker Oath episodes! In case you haven't been around long, we're extrapolating Oath cards for all the other planeswalkers in the game! We're also spitballing some ideas for the flavor text for these cards as well!

After all that is done we're going over some of YOUR Oaths that you've sent us over the last few weeks! We were only able to find the ones from email, website comments, and Facebook page comments, so we're very sorry if we missed yours! Feel free to send us more to any of these places and we'll totally see them!

Also, I got a new mic. I figured after 8+ years of podcasting it was probably about time. Feels good man.

 

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To break up the Oaths a bit and to give us time to talk about some of the other stuff that's happened, we're doing something different this week. First off Mike & Brian recount their experiences at SCG States (while completely glossing over the fondue).

Then it's time for another Mythic Conscription, where we go through a pre-Mythic set and try to determine what might have been Mythic if such a thing existed. Because it shares some thematic similarities to Innistrad (and because it's so small) we went with The Dark. Pickings are slim, but the set is actually really neat and features some of the earliest versions of things we're seeing in modern times!

And of course we can't ignore some of the big news that's happened recently. There's the Pro Tour, the Platinum pay cut and following apology, and the judge lawsuit to talk about. That makes the episode title an unfortunate double entendre, but oh well.

 

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Direct download: Episode_417_-_The_Dark_Times.mp3
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