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 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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Episode 553 – Mauled By a Bear

Modern Horizons previews have begun! This set is like another version of Time Spiral, with old keywords and references to all kinds of old Magic things. So the dorks are going through as many of the previewed cards as we can!

Also, Mike may or may not be getting mauled by a bear during the show. No one knows for sure. All hail Queen Ayula!

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Episode 552 – Flavor Fight: Planeswalker Edition

It’s time for another Flavor Fight! This time the contestants are mustard, mayo, honey, and…wait, what? NO!

Okay, now that THAT’S out of the way, let’s actually do another Flavor Fight! As you might have been able to tell from the title and/or thumbnail, we’re doing a Planeswalker Flavor Fight!

But also because I’m pretty sick of hearing about the 37 planeswalkers that got cards in War of the Spark, we’re limiting our contestants to ones that A) had no card in War and 2) we know more than two lines’ worth of information about. Sorry to all you Will & Rowan Kenrith fans out there – both of you.

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