We are eschewing the usual April Fool’s nonsense this year here on The Mana Pool. Yes I know you guys look forward to it every year (except perhaps Shred Memory) but it really gets harder and harder to come up with new original ideas. So this time, instead of doing something weird (er than usual) we decided to just have a hell of a good episode!
It’s guest stars galore on this one! At various points throughout the episode we had Cluze from Card Advantage (@lacluyze), Bryan Prillaman (@BryanPrillaman) from JudgeCast (and Avant-Card Show of course) and we even managed to dig up our old buddy Eric of Many Names (@EricMTGCast)! We even had Adam Styborski (@the_stybs) on, by virtue of a few off-the-cuff bumpers he recorded for us at GP Charlotte! We discuss everything from Prillaman’s torried relationship with Claire (nonexistant) to what’s REALLY under Mike’s beard! Due to the completely bizarre nature of this show, there’s not really a main topic exactly, just a bunch of dorks having fun talking about whatever there is to talk about! We hope you guys enjoy!
Hey look, another live episode already! Yeah, it turns out that the week after the week we took off due to Thanksgiving, Brian decided to go to Disney World and forget to remind us. We determined that he was missing…about an hour or so before starting. Since having Brian around was pretty essential for the topic we had in mind, we panicked. Thus, I bring you the live episode we recorded just last month!
We start off with a nice and sorta quick Commander game. Then we have a particularly brutal (and therefore short) Archenemy game played with 60-card casual decks.
Untold thousands of years ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel, and we sent them over to be placed in the queue for future release. Presumably you’ve already seen Dakkon Blackblade, Fumiko the Lowblood, and Scion of the Ur-Dragon (check them out, if not), but this one is the long-lost final episode from that session: The Mimeoplasm. Note that I go and make tweaks to my decks fairly often, and this video has been in the can for a while, so several details just aren’t accurate anymore. You can look it up on TappedOut to see the up-to-the-minute current list. As always, let me know what you think in the comments here, or in the comments section on YouTube if you feel so inclined. To be honest, there’s no guarantee I’ll read the YouTube comments, as I do my best to avoid reading any YouTube comments as a general rule (that stuff will rot your brain). Recording all these videos was a lot of fun, and I want to thank Uriah Oxford (@CMDRDecks) and Gathering Magic for featuring them on the CMDR Decks channel.
So here it is, the long-lost live episode of The Mana Pool! Well, not so much long-lost as recorded-and-not-needed. We recorded this way back in late June when Chewie, Mike, and Brian all got together to play some Magic. Dirk was all up in Denver and stuff at the time. So we played some Planechase, some EDH, maybe some other stuff? I don’t know, we’re all learning this together. There’s never much to say with a live episode, so I hope you guys enjoy!
Also, don’t forget that Chewie, along with his Monday Night Magic cohost Jack, will be at Grand Prix Charleston gunslinging! That’s November 16, 17, and 18! Here’s the link:
This episode is brought to you by: Bling!
We recorded this episode the night before the full reveal of Commander’s Arsenal, so forgive us the lack of all the details. I do, however, believe that most of what we discussed still applies, so just listen to the episode. We have a nice big discussion about price points, and Commander, and greed, ballin’ & flossin’ and…I dunno, white people? It’s been a few days, give me a break. Here’s the entire Commander’s Arsenal though, we’ll get to it next episode.
Also, here’s the article on CommanderCast that Chewie mentioned: