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Episode 406 – Old Vs New: Zendikar Edition

The dorks are bringing back an old favorite by listener request! We’re doing an Old Vs New of the two Zendikar blocks! The categories of comparison are Eldrazi, Planeswalkers, Allies, Lands, Mechanics, Bonus Cards, and Overall Theme. There’s a lot of really good discussion about all of these categories and then some. You might be surprised by the time you get to the end. Be sure to let us know who you think should have won each category!

The question of Eldrazi villainy: http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-134-of-villainous-intent/
Brian’s cryptic hint: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/12/10

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Episode 307 – Old vs New Wrap Up

Old vs New Mana Rocks

We had lots of news to cover since we hadn’t recorded in two weeks.  We took the holiday weeks off don’t you know.  There’s the new planeswalker, the new card frame, and some other less impressive stuff.  We’ll give you our take on all of it, no matter how lame and/or insignificant.

After that we’re off to our wrap up of the Old vs. New series.  Since we covered all the guilds, we decided to take a look at the other aspects of the two blocks.  Mana rocks, lands, overall block structure, that sort of thing.  It’s actually a pretty good discussion, we hope you guys enjoy.  That’s about it for the wrap up, we’re just shooting for a nice short episode to ease back into the podcasting gig.

You know, to be a short episode, the file sure is pretty big.  Huh.


Proceed to Bane Alley, await further instructions.


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Episode 306 – The Mafia Church

Old vs New Orzhov

Hey everyone!  During the holidays, what better way to celebrate the season than by doing the last of the Old vs. New discussions!  And how appropriate that we did the “organized religion” guild for the holidays?  Actually, that’s probably not terribly appropriate.  But either way, it’s time for the Orzhov!  Sure the guild leader and the lieutenant are the same character for both discussions, but that’s part of the fun!  Right?  Yeah, we’ll call it fun.  Yeah black and white fun times!  What’s black and white and…something…all over?  Yeah, I couldn’t come up with anything when we recorded the episode either.  Anyway, enjoy it!


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Episode 305 – A Seriously Gruuling Show

Old vs New Gruul

It’s been a long time since the four of us actually recorded an episode, so we’ve got a lot of ground to cover on this one.  First off, we have to apologize for the sound quality of the last episode.  And we know we screwed up how Vorel of the Hull Clade works.  Our bad.  We’re allowed one major screw up every couple years, right?  Then Mike tells us about some drafting he’s been doing.  After that there’s a mess of news type stuff (the links are down there a little further of course).  Then we sorta screw around a bit, sharing some random non-Magic nonsense until the musical break.

After that, it’s time for the good stuff.  As if you didn’t know from the ridiculous title, this episode continues the Old vs. New: Ravnica Guilds with the Gruul Clans!  The discussions here were really good, and this might be our all-around closest Guild OVN yet.  Holy crap.

No really, this was a great one.  Hope you guys enjoy!


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Episode 302 – What’s with the Elf Wizards?

Simic Old vs New

It’s all Simic, all the time in this episode!  Well that’s a slight exaggeration.  First we had to shoot the breeze, discussing the True-Name Nemesis, Grand Prix DC’s imminent encroachment by Chewie, and the state of MTGCast.  But THEN, then it was the whole Simic thing.  Yeah, we’ve got another Old vs. New for you.  It turns out that Simic is pretty deep, so we spent a long freakin’ time on this one.  Dirk even went off for a while.  A couple times.  No kidding.

But at this point I’m just taking up space so the post on the website doesn’t look funny.  So we hope you enjoy all the turquoise glory!  Get it?  Blue and green?  Turquoise? Anybody?

My mom thinks I’m funny :p


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