Tag Archives: Commander

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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Episode 562 – Commander 2019, Part 1

Commander 2019 is upon us! And since our Mike can’t be with us this week, we grabbed another Mike to join us – L2 judge and cohost of the Best of 3 podcast, Mike Moore!

It turns out that talking about Commander cards takes a while, so it turns out we’re only doing the first two decks this week – the Sultai Morph deck and the Jeskai Flashback deck. We’re going into detail on all the new cards in each deck and then taking a look at the reprints that make up the rest. Turns out the new cards are pretty good. Who’da thunk it?

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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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