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Episode 605 – Beware the Thumbles!

The dorks are starting off by explaining what’s up with new Akroma’s art. It turns out she’s got prosthetic legs, which is not something we knew about, so that’s actually really cool! From there we head into the Card Image Gallery, bouncing around and talking about whatever cards catch our eyes. Yes we hit the Lotus this episode. No we weren’t terribly impressed.

But Thumbles is (are?) clearly the best thing (things?) to come out of this episode. 

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Episode 604 – Cascading Into Commander Legends

After accidentally not doing a show for longer than anticipated, the dorks are back to FINALLY take a look at Commander Legends! We’re just bouncing around the Card Image Gallery and enjoying all the weird new stuff! And if we missed a card you wanted us to talk about (and I KNOW we did) don’t worry, we’re gonna come back to this set next week!

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Episode 587 – The Biggs & Wedge Commanders

Right smack in the middle of Ikoria previews, WotC decided to preview all of Commander 2020. Since that was confusing for a lot of people, we’ve decided to separate C20 and Ikoria previews on The Mana Pool. This episode is all about Commander, in case you couldn’t tell from the title.

We’re starting with the three-color legends and moving into the partnered legends. From there it’s a free-for-all as we bounce around the card image gallery and call out whatever looks awesome. What are your favorite cards from the set?

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Episode 573 – The Return of the Story Circle

The dorks are back with a big episode all about Commander! First off we have to discuss all the Commander products that were announced for 2020. We’ll also address the potential for supplemental product fatigue that might come from these products, but it’s not as bad as you might think at first blush. Plus, find out who finally has a suggestion of legs after all these years…

From there, we’re turning our attention to The Mana Pool Story Circles. Turns out it’s been over a year since we did one! We’ll spend a good while discussing how the changing design of legendary creatures over recent years has affected the Story Circle.

But then it’s time to do the thing! I found a perfect candidate for a Commander to build around, not too narrow but not too wide open – Kykar, Wind’s Fury! Twitch chat even got in on the action and helped us flesh out more cards for the deck!

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Episode 563 – Commander 2019 Eggstravaganza

It turns out Commander 2019 was too big for one podcast! So we’re back this week with our look at the Naya Populate deck and the Rakdos Madness deck! And we’re joined by Chase from Best of 3, who you might remember from our War of the Spark prerelease episode. She’s really into eggs. Like…REALLY into them. Like damn.

And I assure you we didn’t actually kidnap her. She was totally on the show of her own free will. Seriously! 

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