We begin this episode with a first-impressions review of the Arena of the Planeswalkers miniatures board game! Three of us took the time to figure out how to play (sort of) and successfully completed a game! We’re coming at it from the perspective of Magic players trying it out, since most of us have no experience with miniatures games.
After that Brian’s got another Magic Mad Lib, which is more hilarious than usual when all is said and done!
And after that it’s time for a long-forgotten segment of the show – Out of the Deck Box! Because Chewie actually built a new Commander deck for the first time in some number of years, he’s gonna tell you all about it this episode!
Chewie’s Marath EDH Deck – http://themanapool.com/the-deck-box/chewie-marath-edh
Chewie’s Mom Opens Packs: Chronicles Edition – http://themanapool.com/videos/chewies-mom-opens-packs-chronicles-edition/
After several straight weeks of guest hosts, the dorks have decided to break the streak and go it alone. And what better way to kick it off than with another of our trademark Magic Mad Libs! Brian whipped up a good one this week, leaving us all laughing our various and sundry bits off.
After that we venture into the territory of nostalgia and do a Mythic Conscription for Onslaught! This was the first new set when we all started playing together, and as such it holds a very special place in our hearts. After taking this second look, it turns out there are a lot of really solid and powerful rares in the set, but we had some troubles finding actual mythics. Let us know what you think deserves to be mythic!
On this episode, the dorks are taking a look at Exodus, the last set in the Tempest block! We’re putting it through the Mythic Conscription, picking out the rares that would have been mythics if that was a thing back then. After we’re done with Exodus, we pull up the rares and mythics from Tempest Remastered to see how we did over our last three Conscriptions. Spoiler alert: not bad, not bad at all.
Then it’s time for a good old Magic Mad Lib! Brian cooked up a nice long one, and after all the old-school card discussion we were suitably silly. Shenanigans, shenanigans everywhere! And our final thoughts this week were pretty long, with Brian going over three different ones himself and Chewie telling a story about almost dying! We hope you all enjoy!
Yeah, we didn’t really care that this was a big milestone episode. It’s like we’ve done six other 50-episode increments!
We started off this episode with a bit of news, then go into one of Brian’s Magic Mad Libs! This one was pretty funny, so we hope you guys enjoy. All the links for the news are down below!
From there, we dove into the main topic of the episode. You know, once we finally all got on the same page during the musical break. We’re taking a deep look at the Abzan clan (not tribe!) of Tarkir. More specifically, we’re looking at how the colors (and guilds) that make up the Abzan work with the Outlast mechanic. This is a pretty good mental exercise that allows us to look at the fundamentals and see how all the pieces fit together, which is pretty nice.
Just be glad I didn’t name this episode ZOMG. First up, after a long hiatus we’ve got a new Magic Mad Lib from Brian! Yay! Look up The Brute by the way, it’s really weird.
Then we delve deep into our main topic – the Gods of Theros! Now that we’ve had a chance to play with them and see how they’ve done in the tournament world, we decided to revisit them. We’re taking a look at what they do, how we like them, what you could do with them casually, their place in the Theros story, and their Greek pantheon equivalents. It’s a lot of fun and it’s very long, so we hope you enjoy!
I had to actually do some editing this episode, so keep on eye on TheManaPool.com for the outtakes in the coming days!
Come to the tiltEXPO for Chewie’s podcasting panel! – http://www.tiltexpo.com/guests/