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 take our first look at Battle for Baldur's Gate! We'll be explaining Backgrounds simply, get mildly frustrated with Initiative, discuss Gates and be unsure of their numbers, and the rest of the usual nonsense that we get up to on preview episodes.
 


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Direct download: Episode_650_-_Taking_the_Initiative_on_Baldurs_Gate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Recorded on Revenge of the 5th, the dorks return to spend an entire episode talking about various aspects of Star Wars! We'll begin with how we first encountered Star Wars back when we were just wee little dorks, and from there the conversation just flows from one thing to another. It should be clear that we all love (most of) Star Wars, and we're all very passionate about it! Let us know what you think of any of the things we talked about this episode!
 

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Direct download: Episode_649_-_A_Star_Wars_Episode.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks return with another Mythic Conscription! This time we're looking at Judgment, the one set in Magic weighted towards Green and White. The one question that starts the episode and lingers throughout the entire time is in the title - are the Wishes Mythic? Be sure to let us know what you think!
 

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Direct download: Episode_648_-_Are_Wishes_Mythic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks (sans Brian) check out the vehicles, discuss the difference between hugging a building and punching your face, and discover that the elves have horns!
 

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Direct download: Episode_647_-_Definitely_Getting_Whacked.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

The dorks return once again to hit the new stuff in New Capenna! Most of us anyway, one dork was in a tropical paradise at time of recording.
 

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Direct download: Episode_646_-_Play_Jund_Do_Crimes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back, to do exactly what the title says. We're hitting the new mechanics, the old mechanics, and then poking around the card image gallery. The set mechanics are pretty neat without being super-complicated, and the 1920's Chicago organized crime vibes are very real.

Streets of New Capenna CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/streets-of-new-capenna
Mechanics article - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/streets-of-new-capenna-mechanics-2022-04-07

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Direct download: Episode_645_-_First_Look_at_New_Capenna.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks gather again and chat about stuff with no plan! This one was a lot of fun, as we flowed from topic to topic without sad awkward pauses. We talked about VR stuff, old games, kids' eyes, video games, adaptations of things to other media, and lots of other stuff!

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Direct download: A_Nerd_Potpourri_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_3-31-22.mp3
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After a brief look at the coming drug running theme in New Capenna (that is sadly not a joke), the dorks are focusing once again on Neon Dynasty. This time we're looking at how Kamigawa itself has changed over the last twelve centuries and doing a No Plane Like Home. Will neo-Kamigawa be another plane you should absolutely avoid, or will it end up being a nice place to live?


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Direct download: Episode_644_-_A_Lot_Changes_in_1200_Years.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks have returned with another no-planned-topic Just Chatting episode! We bounce around with assorted nonsense for a while, then make fun of Flat Earthers and Sovereign Citizen morons. Chewie tells the tale of his own injury and Mike's generosity, and Brian asks why there were so many crypto commercials during the Super Bowl.

After all that, Chewie asks the dorks whether they like horror as a genre, and why not? The resulting discussion goes on for almost an hour by itself and (in my opinion) is really fascinating! Let us know whether you like horror and if not, why not?

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Direct download: Dorks_Just_Chatting_-_The_Horror_Question.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Hey check it out, an episode that's two weeks late! Sorry about that, my computer threatened to die and so I was unable to get to the files. More information at the beginning of the episode.

So yeah, the dorks are checking out the entire CIG for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Because this episode is two freakin' weeks old I have no idea what to put here to sound all clever and stuff. Except that DJs aren't bards. Clearly they're artificers. Duh.

Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kamigawa-neon-dynasty


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Direct download: Episode_643_-_Better_Late_Than_Never.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Most of the dorks are back to talk about even more of the weird stuff going on in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty! We've got all the Dragons, a new Kodama, a Ninja Turtle and Splinter, Fox McCloud, Shrines that are also creatures, new Yamazakis, and even legally-distinct Voltron! 

Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kamigawa-neon-dynasty


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Direct download: Episode_642_-_Ill_Form_the_Head.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back for their first actual TMP episode of 2022! We're diving headfirst into the previews for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty for the first time! We'll look at the cards that were revealed at the end of last year, the mechanics, and then get started on some of the other cards that were shown on this first day of previews. The stuff they're doing in this set is a trip.

Mechanics article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/kamigawa-neon-dynasty-mechanics-2022-01-27
Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kamigawa-neon-dynasty


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Direct download: Episode_641_-_And_Then_1200_Years_Passed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks have returned! After an accidental month off for holidays and stuff, we're back to catch up. On this Dorks Just Chatting episode we're discussing long Covid test lines, Star Wars stuff, doing things when it's icy, Chewie's new virtual reality headset, self improvement, groceries, and whatever else comes to mind!

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Direct download: First_Show_of_2022_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_1-13-2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT