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Episode 216 – Commander Month: A Day at the Beach

ProgenitusWelcome to the first show of Commander Month here on The Mana Pool!  We’re kicking it off with one of our long time listeners and constant source of good ideas, Daniel Beach.  If you enjoyed Episode 214, he was the inspiration behind having the ACS guys on again.  If you didn’t enjoy it…blame Beach for that.

But because it’s Commander Month, we’ve asked Beach to do an Out of the Deck Box for one of his decks, and he chose the one he’s named Progenitalia and Friends.  Back in Episode 192 I pulled my Progenitalia deck Out of the Deck Box, and it was fascinating to see just how incredibly different Beach’s deck was from mine.  That’s probably because he’s a better player than me, just so we’re clear.  If you want to check out either of these decks, you’ll find a link on the next line down.

Beach’s Progenitalia: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/progenitalia-and-friends/
Chewie’s Progenitalia: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/progenitalia/

We didn’t stop with that though!  We hit up the Random Card button on Gatherer until we bumped into a legendary creature and did a Story Circle! If you want to see the full list for that, it’s right here:

And other than that, we did an old Mad Lib again, talked about the Rules Update, discussed the Event Decks, discussed briefly the results of the first DKA-ready SCG Open (which had the best name for a Legacy deck EVER) and mentioned the Super Bowl Halftime show and how much we love Betty White.  We hope you enjoy!


Daniel Beach is on Twitter: @Beach7125

Intro and Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – For You (Mana Pool Mix) – music by Spruke, mixed by Daniel Beach

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  1. Matt
    February 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Heck yeah Commander month!

    Bit-… Beach was a cool guy. His deck is awesome and it wasn’t boring with “the out of the deck box” with the anecdotes and reasoning so… yeah. Do that more.

    And bring Jack on, I mean, come on. It’s commander month, and he will enlighten the dark side of commander.

    • February 13, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Bring Jack on, eh? It’s funny you should mention that…

  2. Andrew from CO
    February 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Liking the newly dubbed Commander month! And absolutely LOVED the musical interlude. Please add to the feed!!

    Mike’s had at least two EDH decks highlighted on the Pool, will Brian and Dirk do the same for this celebrated month? Something vague and tricksy of Brian’s/something big and face-smashy of Dirk’s?

  3. Aj
    February 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Really? Eyes in the dark? Gotta bust out my decks now and send you some REAL darkside decklists.

  4. Phenox
    February 16, 2012 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Hell yeah commander month! Lol.

    Loved the episode. Might have to try that story circle deck out. 🙂 right after I fix the Ghave deck I just picked up…

  5. Myke Okuhara
    February 17, 2012 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    So you mentioned Pro Tour Honolulu. Leave it to me to not even realize the Pro Tour was practically in my back yard last week (not that I would’ve gone anyway, mind you) and that I apparently missed some sort of epic semi-final between Brian Kibler and Jon Finkel. Also, for the record, I’d prefer Cincinnati weather.

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