It’s still Journey Into Nyx preview season! That’s pretty much it. You know the drill by now, there’s really nothing much else going on. Except for the Designer Cards from Magic 2015. Those are pretty cool. I love that they’re using nerd designers instead of nerd celebrities, you know?
But seriously, have you seen the art for Riptide Chimera? Holy crap that thing is terrifying. Nightmare fuel for sure.
There’s also a nice little list of YouTube videos that came up during recording, they’re listed below.
So we’re sure you’ve noticed that Episode 318 has yet to follow Episode 317. You are correct. Mike and Chewie hopped on to explain what happened. To make it up to you, we’ve included the outtakes from the recording of Episode 317′s commercials. Some of these are pretty funny, so we hope you enjoy!
The first video on The Mana Pool’s YouTube channel is now up, you should go check it out! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQcc9e-sxI4
On this very special episode of The Mana Pool, the dorks are finally opening up to all the big plans they’ve had in the works for many months now. From e-books to quantum computing apps and everything in between, we’re revealing everything! This will also mark the first episode all our new sponsors are on board with some nice, unobtrusive commercials to help us pay for all these amazing plans. Oh, we also covered a few bits of news that we thought might be interesting. You can find the links right down there. See them? There you go.
Thanks so much to all of you for sticking with us all this time and making this all happen! We wouldn’t be here without any of you!
Remember Commander Shenanigans 2? It was episode 303. Later that day, we recorded another episode. This is it. For some reason, when we record one live episode it records through the USB mic, which is why CS2 sounded good. When we record a second one, it defaults to the built-in laptop mic. That happened here, and we didn’t catch it. This episode is a few days late because I decided to try to make it sound better, because it really sounded like crap. Sorry about that, but hopefully you’ll think it was worth the wait.
Since there were five of us (the usual four dorks and Brian’s buddy Jon Raymer), we decided to play a game of Assassin, since it is easily one of Chewie’s favorite game types ever. This episode is actually a really good way to learn that everyone plays the game differently, as evidenced by some of our reactions to the way Jon started the game (really Chewie was just irritiable at having his Titan killed).
After the Assassin game, Dirk had to leave. The rest of us took advantage of having time left at the end of the first game to play a “lightning round”. We all grabbed EDH decks that would lead to relatively quick games and played. It turns out it wasn’t quite a “lightning” fast game, but it was still quicker than our usual games. Hope you guys enjoy!
Following a week off to prepare for the insanity that was Grand Prix Richmond, here is the GP Richmond episode! It’s just Chewie and Mike from the standard-issue dorks, so to help us out we brought on two special Richmond dorks! First up is our (very) old pal, Level 3 Judge, podcaster, and horrible person Bryan Prillaman! You might remember him from the Avant-Card Show back in the day or his current podcasting deal, JudgeCast. Our second guest dork is Corvin Powell, a LONG-TIME listener we met in Richmond. He was pretty awesome and he was playing a deck running Mike’s favorite unplayed Modern-legal card.
We spent the entire episode talking all about the insane event. We had Mike and Corvin talking about their Death Cloud decks. Prillaman explained how the logistics of such a crazy event work. Chewie and Mike told us all about the friends and listeners we met while we were there. We even took a few minutes to talk about the whole image gallery that has become known as CrackGate, so keep an ear out for that.