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Episode 523 – Commander 2018 Live!

It’s a live episode! The dorks gathered at Brian’s house to play a game with the Commander 2018 decks! Will Chewie actually be able to play this time? Will the cats let us play the damn game? Will we be done in time for lunch? All these answers and more can be found in this episode of TMP!

Come join us in the future! The show will be live on Thursdays around 8pm(ish) Eastern time on twitch.tv/themanapool

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Episode 443 – Commander 2016 Live!

We spent the last two episodes telling you all about these decks, it’s high time that we actually play them!

The dorks gathered at Brian’s house just before the American Thanksgiving holiday to fool around, eat chili, and play some Magic! And since Mike picked up all the new Commander decks we just had to record a game with them, you know? Otherwise we’d have broken the streak, and we just can’t have that.

 

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28

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Episode 441 – Double Strife & Likelink

The dorks are tackling the Commander 2016 set! Now that the whole thing is revealed we have plenty of stuff to go over – so much so that we didn’t even finish this time. We are going into great detail about all the new legendary creatures since they are the focus of the Commander format in general, as well as a handful of the new cards! If nothing better comes along then next week we’ll look at the rest of the new stuff as well as the insane number of reprints in these decks!

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28
Commander 2016 Legend Flavor Article – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/its-time-talk-commander-2016-edition-2016-10-26
Babymetal: Megitsune – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw

 

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Episode 427 – Commander Planechase Awesomeness Live!

A few weeks ago the dorks all gathered at Brian’s house to play some Magic! And since we weren’t able to record this week for various reasons, you get to hear it now. Yay!

On this episode we began with a game of Commander Planechase. It went for just about an hour and was a fun and (relatively) fast game! After that, we decided to just say screw it and do another one. But this time Brian had the idea that we should each pick a deck built by someone else! So Brian & Chewie swapped decks, Mike & Dirk traded, and we went at it with an unfamiliar deck. This game was slightly more epic in length (about 2 hours) but I don’t remember it dragging or anything like that.

So strap in and enjoy a bunch of dorks playing Magic, picking on each other, giggling incessantly, and just having a good time. This is our first live episode with the new microphone, and I really think it turned out well. Let us know what you think!

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Story Circles for Episode 399

This week’s Story Circles are interesting things. We began with the intention of creating two decks with complementary themes…sort of. We ended up making two decks that highlight how the different colors work with similar themes – in this case, that of token creation. The Omnath deck has plenty of Landfall and Elemental synergy alongside a handful of ways to sacrifice our Elementals to go with the commander’s bolting ability. This episode just went up and I’ve already heard multiple people claim that they’re going to build a version of this deck!

Endrek Sahr, on the other hand, creates a constant stream of smaller Thrull tokens. To manage his thrull amount limitation, we have plenty of sacrifice outlets along with plenty of ways to create new ones when we’ve depleted them. This deck, while possibly less overtly powerful than Omnath, has plenty of small synergies that are intriguing.

Also, discerning listeners will notice that the lifegain in both decks came from the same person. The Story Circles not only create decks, it gives a fascinating insight into how each person builds decks. Pretty cool huh?

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