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!

The dorks head back into the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Card Image Gallery to check out even more awesome D&D related cards! We'll go through all the Class cards, which are really a neat idea. There are more planeswalkers and flavor words and utter weirdness of course, but that's not what's most important. They have properly given us Minsc and his miniature giant space hamster Boo! Nothing else matters! GO FOR THE EYES BOO!

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/adventures-forgotten-realms-mechanics-2021-07-02
AFR Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms

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Direct download: Episode_627_-_Go_For_the_Eyes_Boo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks return to guide you through their first look at the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, or the Magic D&D set. We'll venture into dungeons, roll lots of d20s, and discuss the merits of flavor words on cards! You'll meet goblins, see guards approaching, find some prisoners, and have to make plenty of decisions along the way. There will be modules and monsters and planeswalkers (oh my)!

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/adventures-forgotten-realms-mechanics-2021-07-02
AFR Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms
Magic: Legends announcement - https://www.playmagiclegends.com/en/news-article/11490313

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Direct download: Episode_626_-_The_Pool_of_the_Dorks_of_Mana.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

What's up with Red Rares? Not the dragons and phoenixes and big burn spells, those are all pretty self-explanatory. We mean those...OTHER Red Rares. You know the ones. The dorks dive into the different flavors of these bizarre cards and try to figure out why they are the way they are. Also, there are a LOT of examples. Just LOADS of them. Holy crap.


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Direct download: Episode_625_-_Whats_Up_with_Red_Rares.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back (sorry for the delay getting the show posted by the way) and we're looking at more Modern Horizons 2! There's a lot of really neat and bizarre stuff in here, but none of that really matters compared to the one major revelation. Travis is back! All hail the unluckiest planeswalker ever!

Modern Horizons 2 Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/modern-horizons-2


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Direct download: Episode_624_-_The_Return_of_Travis_the_Cursed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks return to look at the Modern Horizons 2 previews! This set is truly bizarre. It feels more like a Commander set or another Time Spiral set with all the in-jokes and callbacks and utterly ridiculous card designs!

Of course there's the one that everyone is talking about...but no one can say. No one, that is, except Mike! It's eerie how quickly he's able to rattle off the name without any kind of practice whatsoever.

Modern Horizons 2 Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/modern-horizons-2


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Direct download: Episode_623_-_Say_the_Name.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks take a week off from MTG to talk about something else entirely - the Marvel Cinematic Universe! It's just a big fun discussion about how ridiculous it is that the MCU even exists, some of our favorite moments, and other topics of that sort. What's your favorite Stan Lee cameo? There will be spoilers for things released before last year, but nothing from WandaVision & The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Also Chewie will be making an announcement about an upcoming project that may or may not be related (it is totally related).

List of MCU films: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Cinematic_Universe_films


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Direct download: Episode_622_-_The_MCU_Episode.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks each create a School of Magic for the forthcoming TMP University of the Arcane! And as usual, each of us took the same idea and each took our own unique take on it. Brian created an entire university (misunderstanding the idea slightly), Dirk focused on flavor and mechanics, Mike honed in on the topics his school would teach, and Chewie prioritized his school's teaching methods and philosophies.

This one's a lot of fun and I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks! Which school will you join at the TMP University of the Arcane?


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Direct download: Episode_621_-_The_Schools_of_the_TMP_University_of_the_Arcane.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

So incredibly sorry for the delay on this episode! Chewie had lots of real-life stuff come up so he couldn't actually get it all put together for a week.

The dorks (most of them anyway) are back to look at Commander 2021 since it has been revealed! Will this be yet another case of a handful of boring Commanders with the usual abilities that are some variation of "whenever you draw a card, draw a card"? Let's find out!

And you get to hear the bizarre tale of the theft of our Twitter account. That was frustrating and awful.

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Commander 2021 Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2021-edition
Commander 2021 Decklists - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2021-edition-decklists-2021-04-05
Strixhaven & C21 Tokens - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/tokens-stx-and-c21-2021-04-15
Relevant xkcd comic - https://xkcd.com/2452/


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Direct download: Episode_620_-_Omnisword_of_Ultimate_Badassness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The full Strixhaven set has been revealed, so the dorks are combing through it looking for the neat stuff. We've got the Mastery spells, an Eye Bat, a...trudge?, a cycle of weirdly-costed multicolored hybrid cards, and an 11/10 creature for...four mana. Wait, WHAT?

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Strixhaven Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/strixhaven
Strixhaven Variants -  https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/strixhaven-variants


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Direct download: Episode_619_-_Keep_Learning.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks continue with Neverending Preview Season! Strixhaven previews are in full swing, so of course that's our focus for this episode. After hitting the mythics that have been revealed (as is our tradition) we take a look at all the various Deans of Strixhaven. There are a LOT of Deans at Strixhaven. Holy crap.

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Strixhaven Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/strixhaven
Strixhaven Variants -  https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/strixhaven-variants


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Direct download: Episode_618_-_The_Deans_List.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Neverending Preview Season is upon us again, and the dorks jump headfirst into Strixhaven! We've got a few new mechanics, but nothing overly complicated. Among the revealed cards we find:

1) Chewie's new bae, Professor Onyx (please step on me)
2) The Kenrith twins, attached at the hip again...literally this time
3) Kasmina, giving all planeswalkers new toys
4) Magecraft. Lots and lots of Magecraft.
5) Lessons we all need to...LEARN!

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Strixhaven Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim
Strixhaven Variants - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim-variants
Strixhaven Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/strixhaven-school-mages-mechanics-2021-03-25
Introducing Ward - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/introducing-ward-2021-03-25

 


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Direct download: Episode_617_-_Learn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks make some announcements about the TMP podcast and website, discuss their Covid-19 vaccine experiences (for a good long while because it's important), then look at the freshly released full schedule of Magic sets for the rest of the year. 

After that, we head into Magic Legends. The open beta begins extremely soon, so we decided to review the videos on DailyMTG and try to figure out what we think without actually playing the game. We're looking at deckbuilding, artifacts, and equipment at first, and then moving into economy things and more information about loadouts. It looks pretty cool, actually!

2021 Magic set release schedule - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/strixhaven-school-mages-previews-and-more-2021-magic-release-dates-2021-03-18
Magic Legends previews - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/stepping-multiverse-magic-legends-2021-03-17
Legends Battlepass - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/stepping-multiverse-magic-legends-2021-03-17
Legends Loadouts - https://www.playmagiclegends.com/en/news-article/11484283


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Direct download: Episode_616_-_Magic_Legends_A_First_Look.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back with another non-Magic episode! This time we're talking about music, and this episode, as it is with all the good ones, ended up being more about us than the topic at hand. We'll discuss our history with music, the stuff we like, the stuff we don't like, what we use music for, our history with live music, all kinds of neat stuff. 

Also, Chewie announces the dissolution of the TMP Facebook page and the TMP website, but everything else will stay the same. Just trimming away excess work to focus on the important parts!


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Direct download: Episode_615_-_The_Music_Episode.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks are back with another surprise news-related episode! Wizards made a massive announcement about upcoming products that are branded with non-Magic properties. The two examples given were Warhammer 40K and...Lord of the Rings? Whaaaaa?

So the dorks spend an entire episode discussing this, figuring out what it could mean for the future, and trying to come up with more properties that could totally be turned into Magic products. And Dirk reveals a potentially unhealthy obsession with Planechase...

Universes Beyond announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magics-voyages-universes-beyond-2021-02-25


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Direct download: Episode_614_-_More_Universes_Beyond.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks are back with...Monday Night Magic? Wait, this can't be right, let me go look.

Yeah, the dorks are actually looking at the news! First up, WotC swung their banhammer wide, with a massive pile of casualties across many many formats. Holy crap.

And then there was actual timely news! The day of recording, WotC unexpectedly revealed some information about the next set, Strixhaven. They explained what the five schools of magic are and showed us a Command from each school. Yup, that kind of Command.

B&R update: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/february-15-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement
Strixhaven: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/first-lesson-introduction-strixhaven-2021-02-18


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Direct download: Episode_613_-_On_Hammers__Schools.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks are back on card games this week! We begin by taking a look at a very important nugget of information hidden in an advertisement - the first time a ban was announced somewhere other than, you know, a ban announcement. Then we're changing gears to talk about what could very well be the biggest news Hearthstone has ever seen. Then we shift into high gear to do a Magic Mad Lib with Twitch Chat!

Hearthstone's Core Set - https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/news/23620129/introducing-the-core-set-and-classic-format


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Direct download: Episode_612_-_The_Surprise_Ban__Other_Stories.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

This is our first non-Magic podcast episode! To help us out on this momentous occasion, we are joined by Squee, formerly of Monday Night Magic. We're taking a look at remakes, reboots, remasters, rereleases, and legacy sequels across several different media - movies, tv shows, and video games. First up we try to define what we mean by all of these different varieties and then discuss why they might be made in the first place. Then the five of us go over many (many) examples across all of those to try to determine what makes one good or bad.

This was a fun discussion with quite a few twists, turns and tangents (of course). Let us know what you thought! And if you have any ideas for topics for other non-MTG episodes, be sure to let us know!

 


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Direct download: Episode_611_-_Weaponized_Nostalgia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks head back into Kaldheim to check out all the Sagas that we just missed during the last two episodes. Some of these are absolutely ridiculous, while the rest are just...well, pretty good actually. The art though! The Saga art is AMAZING in this set!

Of course we also bounce around the rest of the card image gallery to find other neat stuff to talk about, and answer some questions from Twitch chat as usual. And we pitch an idea for the first non-Magic TMP episode of 2021 that we'll be doing next week!

Kaldheim Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim
Kaldheim Variants: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim-variants


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Direct download: Episode_610_-_The_Sagas_of_Kaldheim.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks return to the Kaldheim Card Image Gallery and continue poking around at the awesome stuff inside. There's a brand new Vampire Dragon (Dragon Vampire?) that makes Brian extremely happy. There's a whole new pantheon of Gods to discuss, a whole mess of weird creatures to fear, the Snow Figure of Destiny to freak out about, and a land that REALLY pisses off our old buddy Xenagos.

Kaldheim Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim
Kaldheim Variants: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim-variants


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After not recording a show for a solid month the dorks are finally back! And we're taking a look at Kaldheim for the first time! We'll hit the mechanics first and then bounce around the Card Image Gallery talking about whatever new cards catch our eye! Planeswalkers, snow, gods, a legendary squirrel? What a weird set.

Kaldheim Mechanics: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/kaldheim-mechanics-2021-01-07
Kaldheim Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim
Kaldheim Variants: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim-variants


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This was recorded six months ago on Dec 17, 2020. It was recorded on Chewie's old laptop because the dead computer. It was supposed to get posted a few days later, but then I was delayed because of putting the new computer together, and then getting bummed out, and then getting distracted, and then holidays, and and and. But here it is now!

Chewie tells the tale of December, that has focused all of its 2020 wrath on him at once. We reflect on the frustrations that come from watching our fellow humans not take the massive global pandemic seriously. We all share personal stories of what this horrible hell year has been like for us. We head into Magic territory to discuss what WotC has been up to this year and why that's got us all vaguely (or in one case, specifically) disillusioned with it. Then we turn to the current political landscape in the US, but luckily not for long. Then we look at what we would all like for 2021 to make it a better year for everyone.

Sorry for not getting this out in 2020, but crap happens and decided to happen to me. I hope you're all being safe in 2021 since this first week has been the longest 3 months ever. 

 

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