Episode 337 – Exiled! (Series Premiere)

Exiled!

Welcome to the series premiere of Exiled! on The Mana Pool.  Conceived and hosted by our own Brian Baker, Exiled! may or may not…borrow…some ideas from the Food Network show Chopped!  But surely not, because that doesn’t happen anywhere ever.

The idea is that the Judge gives the competitors three cards that they must use in their decks.  The competitors can then choose a card that only they can use in their deck, potentially hamstringing their fellow deckbuilders.  After a rushed 10 minute deckbuilding session, the decks are presented to the judge.  He then determines which deck is the least impressive, and that deckbuilder leaves the competition and joins the judging team.  There may or may not be additional rules in subsequent rounds.  We brought in our old buddy Bill Bloodworth (@SqueeGoblnNabob) to help us out with this too!

Be sure to let us know what you think, because we had a LOT of fun with this and would love to do this again if you are interested!

And don’t worry, we’ll hit all the big news and stuff next week!

 

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Peculiar Flavor Roundup – Thrillers, Killers & Sil… errs?

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Welcome to the Peculiar Flavor Roundup!

Every day at Peculiar Flavor, we bring you rejected flavor text from some of your “favorite” Magic cards. Whether it’s a visual joke, an absurd one-liner, or a response to the real flavor text, it’s guaranteed to make you laugh.* Each Monday on the Roundup, you’ll get to see a few of last week’s, ah… best entries.

On this Roundup: Natural Affinity, Hired Torturer, and Sand Silos

 

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Peculiar Flavor Roundup – Beard Wax and Lumberjacks

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Welcome to the Peculiar Flavor Roundup!

Every day at Peculiar Flavor, we bring you rejected flavor text from some of your “favorite” Magic cards. Whether it’s a visual joke, an absurd one-liner, or a response to the real flavor text, it’s guaranteed to make you laugh.* Each Monday on the Roundup, you’ll get to see a few of last week’s, ah… best entries.

On this Roundup: Balduvian War-Makers, Prodigal Sorcerer, and Goblin Chirurgeon

 

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Story Circle for Episode 336

Ulasht, the Hate Seed

Some not-insignificant time ago, we got a listener request for a Story Circle with a certain Hellion Hydra that hangs out with the Gruul Clan.  Or eats them.  Or something.  And we always mean to do things like that for the listeners, but we either forget or don’t have time to do it, what with the never-ending preview season and great show ideas and whatnot.  But we do try to get around to some of the listener ideas when we get a chance no matter how long it takes, so we did it on Episode 336.  So bearing that in mind – Craig Scott, this one’s for you!

For those that don’t know how this works, we start with a Legendary creature for the Commander, then we take turns adding cards to the deck.  It’s sort of like the camping thing where you start a story and go around the circle continuing it, thus the name.  Plus, you know, Story Circle.

 

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Episode 336 – The Sam Quiz & The Hate Seed

Ulasht, the Hate Seed

This episode begins with a surprise quiz from Brian’s daughter Sam, which we all…failed.  But it’s great.  D’awww.

Of course, we had to talk about all the reveals from gamescom!  New Khans cards and mechanics, plenty of nifty artwork, and a Commander 2014 card are all there for us to talk about.  From there we went to the fully revealed Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning decklists and discussed for a while.

After a short break, we decided to do a requested Story Circle.  Never mind that it was requested a LONG time ago, that’s not important right now.  What is important, is that we’re finally going to take on…The Hate Seed!

 

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