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Episode 337 – Exiled! (Series Premiere)

Exiled!

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!

 

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Episode 333 – The Comic-Con One

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This epic-length episode is brought to you by the San Diego Comic-Con MTG panel and by Modern PTQs.

We had so much stuff to talk about that we had to recruit a guest to help us all out, and it’s none other than the @Lansdellicious himself, Chris Lansdell.  The former podcasting lady-of-the-night helps us cover all the ridiculous amount of information they hit us with at the MTG Panel at SDCC.  Also, Mike and Brian tell you how they did in their Modern PTQ last weekend!  Also, 3/3s for 3!  Also, STICKERS!

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Episode 331 – (Squanto’s) Back in Black

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Of course this episode, the dorks that attended Prereleases are going to tell you how they did.  That’s a given at this point, don’t you think?

But we’re throwing a curve at you this episode with the addition of an old friend.  Squanto is back this episode!  One of the founding members of The Mana Pool, Squanto has returned so you guys can get reacquainted with him before the livestream this weekend.  More on that later.

The real point of this episode is Black!  We’re talking all about the flavor, mechanics, and general awesomeness of Black as a color in Magic.  Did you know that Black can justify almost anything in you either make them sacrifice some resource or make it a zombie?  Apparently you can!  You can learn all this and more this episode!

In other news, WE DID IT!  We broke the first goal of $10,000 on the Kickstarter!  Not only did we break it, but we broke it WHILE RECORDING!  So you guys get to hear me lose my mind in the middle of the show.  So now that we’re good, let’s shoot for stretch goals! We’re no longer pushing so that you’ll get stuff, you’re guaranteed stuff now!  We’re pushing to get everyone BETTER stuff!  The more people pledge, the better everything gets for everyone!

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Episode 330 – Squee on M15

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It’s Magic 2015!  The full set!  We’ve got lots of discussion about the nifty looking cards we haven’t previously talked about.  There are also some rules clarifications from last episode.  We had a nice discussion about complexity or lack thereof, made fun of each other, and whatever else happens on preview episodes.

Oh yeah, we brought Bill on too.  You know, like we usually do for previews.  He’s @SqueeGoblnNabob on Twitter, and you should follow him.

 

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Chewie’s Johan CMDR Decks

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Hey look, it’s another CMDR Decks video!  I haven’t done one of these in forever!  Maybe even two forevers!  But Uriah (@CMDRDecks) was good enough to let me do this one to plug the Kickstarter as well as show off one of my favorite EDH decks!  It was originally conceived WAY back in Episode 219 during a Story Circle with guest host Bennie Smith (@blairwitchgreen), and I LOVED it!  I loved it SO MUCH that I tracked down a copy of Johan and set to work putting the deck together.

As usually happens when building a deck, new ideas came to mind and new cards popped into my head, so the version you see here isn’t straight from the Story Circle. Given my inability to procure new cards for the last little while, there are cards from the last couple blocks that would fit beautifully, but I haven’t managed to snag any of them just yet.  Feel free to throw any suggestions you want at me!

 

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