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This episode is all about helping casual players manage their first tournament of each type. Starting with Prereleases then moving into FNM, PPTQ, and finally a Grand Prix or SCG Open, we'll give you some general tips for how to prepare and what to expect at each level. Whether you've never been to a tournament in your life or you're a regular FNM player that wants to attend your first GP, we've got you covered!

This may sound like a lot of information, but don't worry! We're sharing all this with you because it's all stuff that we, in our many years of attending various flavors of tournaments, have screwed up or run into in the past and we really just want to save you the hassle. Most of it is relatively simple and seems pretty obvious...until the one time you don't think about it. "Know where you're going." "Make sure you know the format you'll be playing." "Find out how to not starve to death." Just try to keep these seemingly obvious things in the back of your mind!

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


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Direct download: Episode_527_-_The_Casual_Players_Guide_to_Magic_Tournaments.mp3
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The full Guilds of Ravnica set is up, so the Dorks are poking around in there to find all the best and neatest stuff! There's a listening stick, a very friendly beast, and a chance for glory! We've got angels, vampires, bugs, and...lockets? This set looks SO sweet!

Oh, and the open beta for Magic Arena begins soon! You know, if you're interested at all.

Guilds of Ravnica Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/guilds-ravnica-2018-09-17
Magic Arena Open Beta: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-open-all-starting-september-27-2018-09-19


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Direct download: Episode_526_-_The_Medieval_Edgelord__the_Good_Kitty.mp3
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Our exclusive (and free) Guilds of Ravnica preview is here! It hits a note for all four dorks, which is pretty neat for a single card. After that there are a lot of sweet Guilds cards to talk about, so we're gonna spend the entire episode doing that!

Our exclusive preview card, Hatchery Spider - http://themanapool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Hatchery_Spider_EN.png

Guilds of Ravnica Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/guilds-ravnica-2018-09-17


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Direct download: Episode_525_-_Why_Did_It_Have_to_Be_Spiders_Exclusive_GRN_Preview.mp3
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It is time once again to return to Ravnica. Or return to Return to Ravnica. Ravnica 3: Secret of the Ooze. But enough with the jokes, Guilds of Ravnica is here! The dorks (minus Mike) are going over the guild mechanics and all the sweet promos that have been revealed thus far! We've got an enormous wurm with dainty little feet, Emmara on keto, super sweet basic lands and even sweeter Masterpiece-like Planeswalkers!

Look out for our exclusive Guild of Ravnica preview card on Monday, September 17!

Guild Mechanics: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/guilds-ravnica-mechanics-2018-09-04
Guilds promos: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/guilds-ravnica-packaging-promos-and-more-2018-09-04


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Direct download: Episode_524_-_Pranked_by_the_Dimir.mp3
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It's a live episode! The dorks gathered at Brian's house to play a game with the Commander 2018 decks! Will Chewie actually be able to play this time? Will the cats let us play the damn game? Will we be done in time for lunch? All these answers and more can be found in this episode of TMP!


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Direct download: Episode_523_-_Commander_2018_Live.mp3
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