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 461 – Amonkhet Prerelease Field Recordings

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The dorks are live from the Amonkhet prerelease! Who did well? Who went undefeated? Who’s the slow player? Who opened a shiny new Invocation? Who spat processed chicken parts at the person sitting next to them? Just how sexy is Sexy Jarod? All these answers (except the last one) and more are waiting in this very episode, recorded live from Lucky’s Card Shop in Greensboro, NC!

 

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Episode 460 – Duster the Crash Test Mummy

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There are a few bits of quick news that popped up over the last few days, but none of that matters. What matters is the full Amonkhet set is up! Sadly, you don’t get to hear us discuss the whole thing, because some manner of technical difficulty resulted in the loss of the last…hour? Or so? Sorry about that, I have no idea what happened or why. It sucks. Let the cavalcade of links begin!

Amonkhet Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/amonkhet
Amonkhet Tokens – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/tokens-amonkhet-2017-04-13
Ixalan etc – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/ixalan-worlds-pro-tour-nationals-and-rptqs-2017-04-18
Commander 2017 – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-commander-2017-edition-2017-04-18
HasCon & Iconic Masters – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/hascon-and-kickoff-our-25th-anniversary-2017-04-20

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Episode 459 – Gods and Callbacks

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We have now seen all the Gods of Amonkhet, and they’re pretty neat. We’ve also got a few stand out cards that will be powerful in various formats, like Harsh Mentor. We’ve got a few completely bizarre cards that will hopefully snatch a few games for people. We’ve also got a new and possibly improved Krosan Tusker, a new Desert, a fixed Unstable Mutation, and Fling. What is going on here?

Also, some discussion about the story of Amonkhet and beard oil. Not at the same time though. That would just be weird. Buh.

Amonkhet Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/amonkhet

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Episode 458 – Invoking Amonkhet

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The Age of Amonkhet is upon us! The new Masterpieces are called Invocations and they have the entire internet in an uproar. We’ll touch on all the problems people have had and give our opinions. Then we’ll cover all the mechanics and a handful of cards that are just sick, including a pair of awesome planeswalkers. The new set looks like fun!

Amonkhet Invocations – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/masterpiece-series-amonkhet-invocations-2017-03-29
Amonket Mechanics – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/amonkhet-mechanics-2017-04-03
Amonkhet Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/amonkhet

 

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Episode 457 – The Orlando Report

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A report of all the shenanigans the four of us got up to at GP Orlando! So sorry if we missed any of you while we were there! I’m exhausted so that’s all I’m writing.

GP Orlando Coverage – http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gporl17

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