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 471 – Fighting a Goblin Mob! (MTG RPG)

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Karim, Alaric, and The Angel are back to explore more of Trivester and see what they can get into! We’re heading towards a huge tree, losing our way, and getting into a scrape with goblins! At least I get to use my awesome sword! Much love to Jars for the amazing map! Here’s a link: http://themanapool.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/trivester-map-logo.png

After that, we’re catching up on stuff – Mike’s prereleases, Dirk’s job hunt, Chewie’s trip to Busch Gardens, and Brian’s anniversary!

In case you’re completely lost, Brian created this MTG RPG from scratch and we periodically play it on the show. This campaign is called Heirs of Trivester. If you’d like to hear the previous installments, here are some links to get you caught up!

Character Creation – http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-407/
Part 1 – http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-423/
Part 2 – http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-430/
Part 3 – http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-450/

 

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Episode 470 – Learning to Attack Charitably

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The dorks are covering the rest of Hour of Devastation since the full set was revealed immediately after we recorded last week. There are quite a few bits of good stuff left. There’s a lot of art on commons and uncommons that is just awesome too, so we’ll be sure to point that out.

And there are discussions of StarCraft and copyright claim at the end. Just a warning.

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Episode 469 – This Plane is So Boned

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The dorks are taking another look at Hour of Devastation previews! Torments, afflictions, curses, eternalization, more Hours, and lots of sand. I hate sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating…and it gets everywhere.

Also, now ALL my horses can be amazing, and there’s a zombie camel. Oh yeah, you read that right.

Hour of Devastation Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/hour-devastation
Hour of Devastation Tokens – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/tokens-hour-devastation-2017-06-29

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Episode 468 – Hour of Mournful Overtones

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The Hour of Devastation looms near! Brian is getting attacked by malicious flying creatures and Dirk is being stalked by the gods of sleep, but at least Mike’s beard is still glorious. Thank goodness.

In case you can’t tell, we’re covering the early Hour of Devastation previews. The Invocations, the mechanics of the set, and all the really sick stuff that had shown up at this point. Bolas is a bad bad dude, and we’re really concerned about what’s going to happen. This whole story is getting seriously dark and depressing.

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Episode 467 – Announcement Week!

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It’s Announcement Week for Magic, and wow they’ve thrown a lot at us! There’s a LOT of good stuff here! First there’s Pro Tour news and yet another Standard banning. Then we’ve got to talk about all the Magic Digital Next news, which is bittersweet but probably still good. Then we spend a LOT of time on MaRo’s Metamorphosis 2.0, which outlines the totally new direction Magic sets will be going in after Ixalan block. We’re actually going through the article point by point to explain why they’re doing what they’re doing. It’s good stuff. Then it’s time to touch on all the upcoming products. Most of them are pretty standard, but there are a few that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND. No kidding.

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