Podcast

This is probably the reason you’re here, but I’ll explain just in case. Started in November of 2007, The Mana Pool is a podcast for all the things that casual Magic players might enjoy. We talk about new cards, old cards, decks we’ve played, Commander/EDH, drafting, tournaments we attend, flavor, tribal, basically anything we can think of. We answer rules questions for listeners. We have segments like Out of the Deck Box (showing off our decks), Story Circle (building a deck on the fly live on the air), Magic Mad Libs (just what it sounds like), Mortal Instinct Fighter Calibur Vs (a flavorful random creature tournament fight), and several others that show up from time to time. Whenever we all get together, we record a live episode of us playing games, which listeners seem to enjoy because it gives more insight into who we are rather than because of the games themselves. Hope you enjoy!

Episode 558 – But No One’s Riding the Goblin

The dorks begin this episode by discussing the MTG Arena State of the Beta announcement. There are elemental cats, a Battle Pass, and the Historic format. Oh, and the London Mulligan and Core Set 2020. Those are important too I guess.

After that, the dorks turn their attentions to the full set of Core Set 2020. We’re checking out the rest of the mythics and cycles that weren’t finished last episode, then jumping around and looking at whatever catches our eye. Hate cards, colored artifacts, legendary creatures, you name it! This Core Set looks really awesome!

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Episode 557 – Cavaliers, Dinosaurs, and Gang Signs

First, we have another adorable Sam Quiz! Then Mike & Brian do their brief recap of their time at MagicFest Washington DC. After that we’re talking about a gift that we got from a longtime listener after well over a year of work!

And then we get to the main topic, going over Core Set 2020 previews! These cards are pretty nuts for a Core Set, and we’re very excited to dig our teeth into them!

At the end there’s a bit of a tangent about year-round school vs. a huge summer break, pretty much out of nowhere. Because we’re cool like that.

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Episode 556 – Yeah, It’s a Book

We begin this episode with brief discussions about losing power. Then we’re off to review the three new versions of Chandra that were revealed recently. After that we realized we sort of forgot to mention the upcoming animated Netflix MTG series on this show! 

The main topic of this episode, however, is a Mythic Conscription for Weatherlight! Since we just wrapped up a years-long storyline, we thought we’d go back to the beginning of the original years-long storyline! 

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Episode 555 – Dorky Truisms

The dorks are back with a listener Mad Lib, even more Modern Horizons cards to talk about, and a whole slew of completely pointless truisms!

There’s also the full list of Horizons mechanics – but can Chewie read through it all in one breath? Or will he die trying? He better not, otherwise no one’s getting this episode!

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Episode 554 – Time Spiral Two Point Oh

We’re back with more Modern Horizons previews! I’ve been saying it for a couple weeks now, but this set really is Time Spiral all over again. There’s a ridiculous amount of old mechanics coming back, and so many cards are not only good on their own, but are also references to many things throughout the history of Magic. It’s so great!

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