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This is the first of our new live episodes! This one is ALL Commander 2018, because there's a lot of it. In fact, we didn't even finish it all, so we'll probably come back to it next week. We're covering all the new planeswalkers, all the new Commanders we could find, and a handful of the most entertaining/powerful/bizarre new cards in the set! Oh, and the Commander Storm cycle, because Twitch chat was going to riot if we didn't.

And please, give us feedback! Let us know how the change has impacted your experience with the show, whether it's in audio form, live on Twitch, or watching the YouTube version of the stream later!

Come join us in the future! The show will be live on Thursdays around 8pm(ish) Eastern time on twitch.tv/themanapool

Commander 2018 Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2018-edition-2018-07-27

 

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Direct download: Episode_518_-_Ninja_Juice_Replentishment.mp3
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This episode begins with a little bit (like, a seriously tiny bit) of Commander 2018 news from the announcement that came from a stream on the day we recorded. We get deck names, colors, and a few pieces of art. But hey, we go over all that for you!

Then it's time for a glorious Battlebond Story Circle! Somehow we just never did one with any of the neat partner pairs, so it's time to fix that! The most wide-open pair seems to be Pir and Toothy, so we're all over it. And since we're in blue and green, Dirk is in absolute Story Circle Heaven.

Also, we have a few announcements about the future of the show. Nothing bad, don't worry! We're going to go for slightly shorter episodes, set up a Discord server, and start STREAMING THE SHOW!

Commander 2018 announcement summed up on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/8ye2gl/c18_news_from_todays_twitch_stream_colors_and

 

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Direct download: Episode_517_-_Seriously_Toothy_Content.mp3
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With Core Set 2019 marking the return of the Core Set the dorks decided to take a look back at all its previous iterations. Starting with Alpha and moving through all the Nth Editions that happened every other year with their white-bordered insanity, through the Magic 201X that introduced new cards every year, we're hitting them all! All the trends (the removal of trample?), all the big news (RULES CHANGES!), and everything else that made each Core Set stand out as its own entity!

Of course, Core Sets were also the place where game-destroying things first appeared. Every single time the naysayers claimed that Magic would be dead soon, and yet here we are on the 25th anniversary. Feels good man.

Core Sets Wiki: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Core_set 

 

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Direct download: Episode_516_-_The_History_of_Core_Sets.mp3
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The dorks are back for more Core Set 2019! In fact, it's ALL of Core Set 2019, since there was apparently only one week of previews. We're jumping around the set, talking about all the awesome flavor, sweet art, powerful cards, and useful answers that it's bringing us! 

Some of these cards really do rev Brian up. Seriously. Also, bear with Mike, we're still working on teaching him how to read. And talk. And count.

 

Core Set 2019 Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/core-set-2019-2018-06-22
 

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Direct download: Episode_515_-_Revving_up_with_Core_Set_2019.mp3
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