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 549 – It’s Almost Noon, What Are You Doing With Your Life?

The dorks are back with even more War of the Spark previews! We’re starting off with all the cards in the Story Scenes, because the story is the whole point of this episode! Then we’re jumping around to the planeswalkers we missed, the Gods (who were being previewed while we were recording), and a few other highlights.

And don’t worry about the lack of Mike at the beginning, he’ll show up partway through the episode. You won’t have to do without the beard for an entire show!

RE: the title – it’ll make sense, I promise.

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Episode 548 – Epic War of the Spark Previews (with Exclusives!)

War of the Spark previews are upon us! And we just happen to have FIVE cards to show off! We’re doing something a little different with our previews this time, we hope you enjoy it! Yay free previews!

But first Samantha joins us for a Sam Quiz! After that it’s time to hit the War of the Spark mechanics and check out all the cards from the story scenes thus far! After finally finishing with all that we’ll jump over to the Card Image Gallery to pick out a few more neat ones before we wrap up this epic length episode!

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Episode 547 – One Epic Flavor Fight

The dorks have a fun little episode this week, even though Dirk is missing. For…reasons. Also, we weren’t able to live stream this episode because of some bizarre issues. Sorry about that.

We begin with some news, some of which is real and some of which Brian may have found in questionable corners of the internet. Then it’s time for another of Brian’s Magic Mad Libs, which are always a hoot. Even though there are only two of us to give him cards, we still managed to make it pretty funny.

From there we go on to what we have decided to call a Flavor Fight! We’ve got a bracket of creatures ready to face off in a battle of Vorthosian proportions! This one got a little out of hand since I was kind of delirious when I made up the bracket. But bear with us! It is, as the title says, an epic flavor fight!

And don’t forget, next week we finally get to show our FIVE War of the Spark preview cards as part of that day’s scene! For more information there’s a link down below!

Oh, and I was watching the Mythic Invitational while doing the editing, so if there are any problems I apologize.

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Episode 546 – Tolkien, with More Clanking and Meowing

The dorks are back with another edition of There’s No Plane Like Home! We’re tackling (sort of) three planes this episode…and they’re all the same plane! We’re starting on Argentum, then moving on to Mirrodin, and ending on New Phyrexia! From quiet empty paradise to mostly good generic fantasy world (plus metal) to horrific war zone, we’re covering the entire history of the plane! Doesn’t that sound like fun? It’s actually not as bad as you might think! You know, until the Phyrexians show up and everything falls apart.

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Episode 545 – Firebreathing and Tree Pants

After some technological difficulties on Mike’s part, the dorks decide to forge ahead without him! We’re doing a Mythic Conscription for Visions, the follow up to Mirage. But where Mirage was loaded with good fodder for a Mythic Conscription, Visions is a little less…diverse.

But hey, at least we got Mike back partway through the episode!

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