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Episode 509 – Professor Beard Teaches Graveyards

Graveyards in Magic are an interesting thing. In so many other games it’s just a discard pile, but MTG uses the graveyard for a variety of functions. Mike (Professor Beard) is going to walk us through the history of the graveyard from its origins in Alpha, set by set, until the current day. He’ll point out mechanics (both keyworded and not) and new design space and ways to interact with the graveyard that come up as we move forward in time. Big thanks to Drew for the suggestion and to Mike for putting serious time into the research for this episode!

Oh yeah, we’re covering the Brawl changes that were announced the day of recording. And Brian learned about something new and wants to share in his final thought. Here’s a relevant friendly reminder to everyone: no one owes you any kind of physical gratification.

The Future of Brawl: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/future-brawl-2018-05-10

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  1. Drew S.
    May 15, 2018 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Another great episode you guys! When I saw the title of the episode, I thought, “No way! They actually freaking did it!” Robot-Mike-ing aside (as it wouldn’t be a Mana Pool episode without technical difficulties) it was thoroughly enjoyable, and we even got to the bottom of Mike’s self-mill fetish, as it’s basically drawing multiple cards, which as a filthy Blue player, I completely understand. Anyway, congrats again you guys!

  2. Jamie
    May 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    This was a great episode, and I’d love to see more classes from Professor Beard.

  3. Cassandra
    May 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    What happens in the graveyard stays in th…wait, no…all your graveyard are belong to…um…no…you can take the zombie out of the graveyard, but you can’t take the graveyard out of the zombie…or sumptin like that.
    Awesome episode! Yes Professor Beard needs to do more talking…his voice is easy on the ears, even when it robots lol.
    I love the graveyard, but then I’m a super zombie fan girl so…yeah.
    Anyhoo you cats are awesome, thanks for making my work days go by a little easier <3

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