It’s prerelease time as Chewie, Mike, and Brian head over to Top Deck Games in Kernersville NC to take on the ten guilds of Ravnica! Brian’s law-school buddy John was there too (as he tends to be when there’s a prerelease), as was our old pal Robert Waycaster. We’ve got the handy-dandy ditital recorder and we’re recording what happens just after it happens so you can get the full story without the passage of time to blur anything. Follow the dorks (the ones that survive, anyway) as they run through each round. Sometimes you’ll hear from opponents, bystanders, store owners, crazy people, and assorted dorks too, which only makes things that much more fun! There’s really not much else to tell here, so we hope you enjoy!
So here it is, the long-awaited Grand Prix Charlotte episode! Chewie is there with the digital recorder, capturing everything just after it happens! Mike, Brian, Bill (@SqueeGoblnNabob) and JT (@NerdPop140) are basically always nearby, and Jonathan Harvell, Kevin Baldwin (@TaureanMauler) & his lovely wife Angie, and Lyall Alfred (@NewSpectrum) make guest appearances whenever they’re nearby. We talk about our records, the decks we’re playing, the people we’ve met, the Goldrush, funny stuff, stupid stuff, how hungry we are, how tired we are, and how AWESOME the whole thing is!
There are also a few special cameos, most notably Mike Flores (@fivewithflores), Adam Styborski (@the_Stybs), and…you know what? It’s really late and I can’t remember who was on this show and who was just on the MTGCast part. So you’ll just have to listen to find out all this stuff. HA!
Yes you read that correctly! The dorks venture forth into the long dark of Lucky’s Card Shop in Greensboro NC to bring you field reports straight from the Prerelease! Actually it’s quite well-lit in there, but that wouldn’t have sounded anywhere near as cool. But yes, Chewie brought his Tascam DR-08 recorder with him to catalogue everything we did while we were there. Well, maybe not everything. I mean, he didn’t take it to the bathroom or to McDonald’s with him. Okay he did, but he didn’t use it at those two places.
Anyway, Prerelease. With a Simic, an Orzhov, and two Boros players in our crew, somebody was probably going to do well. And they did, but you’ll have to listen to find out who and how good. Or just, you know, pay attention to the forums and Twitter and stuff. Whatever. We discussed how rounds went, talked to other players, got a few good stories, and had an all-around good time. So give it a listen and let us know what you think, since this is the first time we’ve done this.
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.
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: