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Episode 87 – Magic 2010 Preview 1

Magic 2010 Expansion SymbolBrian here, yet again.  This episode sees the cast of The Mana Pool, with the long-awaited return of Dirk, finally getting to a subject we’ve been approaching for weeks: multiplayer combat!  Hold on to your hardhats, because here we…uh…wait.  Our plans, apparently more fragile than a Faberge Egg, have been broken in half by the launch of the Magic 2010 page on the main Magic website, complete with visual spoiler.  Yay for previews!  

The episode kicks off with a shout-out to the new members on the forums and to the Facebook group.  Welcome all.  Then, we go into some responses on the forums to our last few episodes.  Feedback is always appreciated and actually does help us when we record the shows.  Disagree with us about a point we make, think that Dirk is the funniest man alive, or catch us on a blatant error?  Head to the forums!  We then follow up on some reactions to the Magic 2010 rules changes, including Dirk’s first impressions, and the results of the first games Chewie and I have played under the new rules.  Chewie and Dirk have also been playing Duels of the Planeswalkers recently and briefly share their experiences.

After that, it’s on to Magic 2010 previews!  Join us as we walk down a sort of memory lane with standbys like Serra Angel (now Uncommon!), Clone, and Birds of Paradise.  We’ll also see old faces seeing new life like Black Knight (aww yeah), Ball Lightning, and Lightning Bolt (the one and only).  Finally, since Magic 2010 is the first Core Set since Beta with new cards in it, we have new favorites like Child of Night, new duel lands, and Ant Queen.  Do your exterminators have captains?  They better.

Finally, we’ve got some news.  I’d tell you what it is, but you need to listen to find out.  No cutting in line!  All I’ll say is, oh wait, you have to listen!  Ha.  Finally finally, we quickly hit the recent Banned/Restricted List announcements and Magic shoes.  Not magic shoes (Like Mike), Magic Shoes.  They are NOT guaranteed to make you into a basketball legend.  

Thanks for listening to The Mana Pool as always, and get ready for some goodness in Magic 2010.


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