Hey look, Dirk’s back! He successfully populated, so now he has two little token dudes at home!
We start this episode off with what Brian assures us is quite possibly the most offensive Magic Mad Lib ever. Sounds awesome! We go from there to a brief discussion of a recent Standard tournament where a Turbo Fog deck got played! Also, I point out how Sexy Jake Humphries made the top 8 of a Star City Open. Aw yeah.
From there on, it’s the handful of Dragon’s Maze previews that had been revealed at this point. So I guess you could say we go pretty in-depth on them. I guess.
Also, there’s a small life lesson at the end that everyone should take to heart. Just sayin’.
We are eschewing the usual April Fool’s nonsense this year here on The Mana Pool. Yes I know you guys look forward to it every year (except perhaps Shred Memory) but it really gets harder and harder to come up with new original ideas. So this time, instead of doing something weird (er than usual) we decided to just have a hell of a good episode!
It’s guest stars galore on this one! At various points throughout the episode we had Cluze from Card Advantage (@lacluyze), Bryan Prillaman (@BryanPrillaman) from JudgeCast (and Avant-Card Show of course) and we even managed to dig up our old buddy Eric of Many Names (@EricMTGCast)! We even had Adam Styborski (@the_stybs) on, by virtue of a few off-the-cuff bumpers he recorded for us at GP Charlotte! We discuss everything from Prillaman’s torried relationship with Claire (nonexistant) to what’s REALLY under Mike’s beard! Due to the completely bizarre nature of this show, there’s not really a main topic exactly, just a bunch of dorks having fun talking about whatever there is to talk about! We hope you guys enjoy!
This episode we are joined by none other than Dr. Science himself, Cluze! He did a Magic Mad Lib with us, which is always fun. Before that, we talked about a bunch of announcements and news and stuff. No really, look at all these announcements and news and stuff we talked about! Well, the links are down there somewhere. I’m sure you’ll find them.
Then we hit the Gatecrash previews, of course. That’s why you’re all here, after all. And we went on about them. And on. And then on some more. Holy crap, the second part of this episode was as long as a normal episode! But we were definitely thorough, and took at least a glance at everything that had been spoiled up to that time. So sit back, enjoy, and let us know what you thought.
Chewie got a 2013 Holiday Card! That’s the good news. The bad news is that Brian was having technical difficulties, causing some serious feedback problems. The majority of them were edited out, so just trust us that they were absolutely worse than you can hear. There is also another of Brian’s on-theme Magic Mad Libs. Yay Mad Libs!
But this episode is more than problems and a Mad Lib. This one is another of those free-form rambling discussions with no real point or purpose other than to entertain our thousands of listeners across the globe! Or…at least the American ones, in this case. Roughly a year ago, we did Episode 205 – Would Solid Snake Have Shroud? It was jolly good fun, so Brian thought we should do it again. But instead of looking at video games through the lens of Magic cards, this time we’re doing television shows! Shows we enjoy, shows we’ve seen, or just shows we think might work well with Magic. If you have any ideas or suggestions for shows, then hit the forums or leave a comment on the site. Hope you enjoy!
Man, this episode is all over the place. We have a Cardshark promotion to tell you about, first and foremost. If you want a shot at winning the five best planeswalkers in Standard, you should definitely pay attention. Here’s the link, in case you can’t pay attention:
Then, we hear from a Russian listener. We’ve been at this a long time (over 5 years now in fact) and that might be a first. How cool is that?
Then we have another Magic Mad Lib. If you thought last week’s was funny, then you’ve got to hear this one. Featuring 100% less singing (thank goodness), this Mad Lib might be Chewie’s favorite ever. No kidding. The follow-up discussion was also some top-notch stuff.
“What are the monkey people called?” – Dirk