On Episode 337 of The Mana Pool, we took a week off from news, discussions, and all the usual stuff to bring you one of Brian’s brilliant ideas: Exiled! He took the basic idea of the Food Network show Chopped! and applied it to Magic. For a full explanation, go listen to the episode, because everything in this post counts as a spoiler!
All the decklists that came out of the first episode of Exiled! are contained here. If you don’t want to know who won or who got Exiled in what round, then seriously stop reading now.
There was a slight problem with one of the decklists. It disappeared between now and recording. I listened to the episode and attempted to recreate the deck from the description given in the episode.
Welcome to the series premiere of Exiled! on The Mana Pool. Conceived and hosted by our own Brian Baker, Exiled! may or may not…borrow…some ideas from the Food Network show Chopped! But surely not, because that doesn’t happen anywhere ever.
The idea is that the Judge gives the competitors three cards that they must use in their decks. The competitors can then choose a card that only they can use in their deck, potentially hamstringing their fellow deckbuilders. After a rushed 10 minute deckbuilding session, the decks are presented to the judge. He then determines which deck is the least impressive, and that deckbuilder leaves the competition and joins the judging team. There may or may not be additional rules in subsequent rounds. We brought in our old buddy Bill Bloodworth (@SqueeGoblnNabob) to help us out with this too!
Be sure to let us know what you think, because we had a LOT of fun with this and would love to do this again if you are interested!
And don’t worry, we’ll hit all the big news and stuff next week!