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 596 – Hello Darkness My Old Friend (Heirs of Trivester)

But yeah, with the party split during the last episode we were really hot to try to get back together, even though we literally had no idea what the other part of the group was up to. And since I haven’t listened to any of the other part, I don’t actually know how to write this. Let’s just say some crazy stuff happens and leave it at that, shall we?

Wait, what? The dorks are doing a second RPG episode…IN A ROW? Inconceivable!

Also, an update on the YouTube side of things at the end!

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Episode 595 – I Rolled…Dysentery (Heirs of Trivester)

We return to Brian’s custom-made RPG on the strange plane of Trivester! Our party (Karim, Alaric, and the Angel) are heading towards a place called Aosk to find Gandr, who is apparently some manner of evil thing? Two of our heroes have some serious problems with their rolls, as 1s are popping up and causing all kinds of havoc. And then the unthinkable happens!

No no, not THAT unthinkable! Let’s just say an exploding wurm splits the party! The dorks, wanting to be true to the adventure, actually take turns with the GM to further their own adventures while the others separated themselves from the call. It’s going to be pretty awesome later when we all find out what the other party has been up to!

All the Heirs of Trivester episodes: http://themanapool.com/tag/heirs-of-trivester/

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Episode 594 – Tinybones & the Muxus Cascade

The dorks dive into Jumpstart! First we’ll explain what it is, and the concept is actually pretty neat. Then we’ll jump into the Card Image Gallery and go through all the new cards in it. The new cards are mostly really cool. Oh, and there are Legendary creatures that have actually interesting abilities! Remember those? Wow!

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Episode 593 – Shrines & Stuff

New Shrines! Sure there are lots of other neat cards too, but new Shrines! There are new card versions of old characters, which is pretty awesome. We get to see more of Teferi’s family. There are lots of doggos and kitty-kitties! Bronto-Dave is back! There are neat twists on old standard effects (Traitorous Greed is really cool)! There are some SWEET new goblins if that’s your thing! There are some nifty brain-bending pieces of art alongside nifty brain-bending card text!

But really, none of that matters. Because NEW SHRINES!

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Episode 592 – The Good Boys & the Ugly Underbelly

Hey we’re back! We took a couple weeks off, first to do a non-podcast chatting stream and then out of respect for the Black Lives Matter movement. By the way, Black Lives Matter. Also, Trans Rights are Human Rights. Got that?

The dorks are first concerned for Dirk, who just hadn’t responded to any of our attempts to contact him when he didn’t show up for the recording. Then we cover the recent racism concerns that have come to light about Wizards of the Coast, including their decision to remove card images from Gatherer and straight-up ban a handful of potentially problematic cards.

So then we get to move over to the Core Set 2021 previews! Because yes, it’s preview time again! There’s a lot of neat stuff in here, so let’s spend the rest of the episode having fun checking out all the new cards and reprints! AND SO MANY DOGGOS!

Oh, and Dirk did finally reappear, so you can stop worrying about him.

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