Episode 319 – The Baddest Chimera Ever! (JOU Previews)

New Chimera in town

It’s still Journey Into Nyx preview season!  That’s pretty much it.  You know the drill by now, there’s really nothing much else going on.  Except for the Designer Cards from Magic 2015.  Those are pretty cool.  I love that they’re using nerd designers instead of nerd celebrities, you know?

But seriously, have you seen the art for Riptide Chimera?  Holy crap that thing is terrifying. Nightmare fuel for sure.

There’s also a nice little list of YouTube videos that came up during recording, they’re listed below.

 

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Episode 318 – Get On the Boat! (JOU Previews)

Credit Card Mask

It’s been a while since we recorded, so we’ve got news!  An article on Gathering Magic about Vorthos podcasts (we got an honorable mention!), new Duel Decks, and a new eBook are all on the docket, so do enjoy that.

Then we get to the fun part, the first of the Journey Into Nyx previews!  There’s a god, there’s all the mechanics (old and new), there’s lots of crazy stuff, and there’s a boat that screeches to a halt.  Oh, and the credit card mask!  Holy crap the credit card mask!  GET ON THE BOAT!

We finish up the episode with the announcement of the first video on The Mana Pool’s YouTube channel!  It’s a new Whazzap! video, so go watch it and enjoy and subscribe, because there will be more stuff in the future! We also spend a good amount of time thanking a listener for a major out-of-the-blue donation.  If you’d like to send us money…don’t.  Just trust me on this one.  Hang onto it for a couple weeks, it’ll be worth your time, I assure you.

 

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Bonus Episode – Commercial Outtakes

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So we’re sure you’ve noticed that Episode 318 has yet to follow Episode 317.  You are correct.  Mike and Chewie hopped on to explain what happened. To make it up to you, we’ve included the outtakes from the recording of Episode 317′s commercials.  Some of these are pretty funny, so we hope you enjoy!

The first video on The Mana Pool’s YouTube channel is now up, you should go check it out! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQcc9e-sxI4

 

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Episode 317 – The Future Is Amazing

BuzzCo

On this very special episode of The Mana Pool, the dorks are finally opening up to all the big plans they’ve had in the works for many months now.  From e-books to quantum computing apps and everything in between, we’re revealing everything!  This will also mark the first episode all our new sponsors are on board with some nice, unobtrusive commercials to help us pay for all these amazing plans.  Oh, we also covered a few bits of news that we thought might be interesting.  You can find the links right down there.  See them?  There you go.

Thanks so much to all of you for sticking with us all this time and making this all happen!  We wouldn’t be here without any of you!

 

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Episode 316 – Live from Our Secret Undersea Base

Our Secret Undersea Base

Remember Commander Shenanigans 2? It was episode 303. Later that day, we recorded another episode. This is it. For some reason, when we record one live episode it records through the USB mic, which is why CS2 sounded good. When we record a second one, it defaults to the built-in laptop mic. That happened here, and we didn’t catch it. This episode is a few days late because I decided to try to make it sound better, because it really sounded like crap. Sorry about that, but hopefully you’ll think it was worth the wait.

Since there were five of us (the usual four dorks and Brian’s buddy Jon Raymer), we decided to play a game of Assassin, since it is easily one of Chewie’s favorite game types ever.  This episode is actually a really good way to learn that everyone plays the game differently, as evidenced by some of our reactions to the way Jon started the game (really Chewie was just irritiable at having his Titan killed).

After the Assassin game, Dirk had to leave.  The rest of us took advantage of having time left at the end of the first game to play a “lightning round”.  We all grabbed EDH decks that would lead to relatively quick games and played.  It turns out it wasn’t quite a “lightning” fast game, but it was still quicker than our usual games.  Hope you guys enjoy!

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