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 567 – Run, Run As Fast As You Can

The dorks are back to discuss even more Throne of Eldraine cards! You like fairy tales? What about knights? What about fairy tales…with knights? What about flavorful cards? Or billy goats? Big bad wolf? Excalibur? Trolls? The Questing Beast? The way every fairy tale begins? Randomly suplexing bears? Is any of this sounding good yet?

…what if I offered you a Bog Naughty?

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Episode 566 – The Eldraine Adventure

Throne of Eldraine is almost upon us, so we’re here to talk about as much of the new stuff as we can! We’ve got Adventures, we’ve got Food, we’ve got Knights, we’ve got Brawl legendaries…there’s a lot going on here. And all of it looks neat! So join the dorks as we discuss the cards, the flavor, and the art of a bunch of the Eldraine set!

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Episode 565 – Form, Function, and Filigree

We’re doing another edition of There’s No Plane Like Home, where we take a look at one of the many planes of the Magic multiverse and try to figure out if we’d actually mind living there. This time we’re focusing on the home of both Chandra Nalaar and the Inventors’ Fair. So fire up the aether harvester, hop in your filigreed race car, and decorate some giants – we’re going to Kaladesh!

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Episode 564 – The Magnor Stack

Back in June, I got a mystery package in the mail from longtime listener Magnor Criol. Inside was an amazing thing that took an insane amount of time, effort, and dedication to create. We’ve decided to call it the Magnor Stack. It was a collection of cards, real and custom, that represented a new way for us dorks to play Magic whenever we get together. The custom cards were all in-jokes of some sort, and a lot of the real cards had new flavor text that were references to our silliness.

We finally got together to play this weekend, and 2/3 of our games were played with the Magnor Stack. And IT. WAS. AWESOME! On this episode we’re just going to show off a bunch of the cards from the Stack that we played and what was going on when we played them.

Huge huge HUGE thanks to Magnor Criol for the amazing gift! We love it and we’re totally gonna keep playing with it whenever possible!

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Episode 563 – Commander 2019 Eggstravaganza

It turns out Commander 2019 was too big for one podcast! So we’re back this week with our look at the Naya Populate deck and the Rakdos Madness deck! And we’re joined by Chase from Best of 3, who you might remember from our War of the Spark prerelease episode. She’s really into eggs. Like…REALLY into them. Like damn.

And I assure you we didn’t actually kidnap her. She was totally on the show of her own free will. Seriously! 

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