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Episode 551 – War of the Spark Prerelease Field Recordings

The War of the Spark is upon us! That means it’s time for another Prerelease! Three of the dorks are at House of Cards in Winston-Salem, NC to go to battle! But this episode isn’t just Chewie, Mike, and Brian talking about their pools! We have a variety of guests on this episode! Mike’s cousin Joseph showed up for the Prerelease too! Mike & Brian both played against the lovely Chase (@ManaCurves on Twitter), so she joined us for two round recaps!

But our super special guest was none other than one Samantha Baker, who was playing in her VERY FIRST prerelease! Tara, the manager of House of Cards, took her under her wing to help her build her deck and play her games! And she even finished with a better record than one of the dorks! Holy crap!

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Episode 539 – Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Field Recordings

The dorks are live at the Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease! Brian, Mike, and Chewie went to House of Cards in Winston-Salem, NC to partake in this sweet guildy goodness! Brian got his second choice (Gruul, they were out of Orzhov), Mike got his first choice (Gruul), and Chewie asked for the least popular guild and ended up with Azorius!

How’d we do? What’d we open? Who is this weird guy whose name is almost Chewie’s? Find out these answers and more in this episode of The Mana Pool!

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Episode 528 – Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Field Recordings

It’s Prerelease time! So of course, the dorks take the handy dandy digital recorder to Lucky’s for what will be the final Prerelease there before it closes up (again). We’ll check in before the event starts and between each round to let you know how the format looks, what cards are working or not working for us, things like that. You know the drill by now, right?

Also, the episode begins with a Sam Quiz from a few weeks ago that I didn’t want to use in front of a 2.5 hour episode. Enjoy!

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Episode 507 – Dominaria Prerelease Field Recordings

Magic is finally going home! The Dominaria prerelease is here, which means Chewie breaks out his trusty digital recorder! This year he did something a little different though. On Saturday he headed out to House of Cards in Winston-Salem, NC to hang out with Mike (not that one), Carter, and Andy to talk about Dominaria. There are discussions about broken cards they’ll never print, Brawl, Prison decks, and the set in general.

Then on Sunday Chewie joins Mike (now it’s that one) and Brian at Lucky’s in Greensboro, NC to actually play in the prerelease. You’ll get the usual round-by-round commentary as well as hearing how Brian did at the midnight on Friday. All in all, we all really enjoyed going back home to Dominaria. How was your prerelease experience?

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Episode 493 – RIX Prerelease Field Recordings

It’s time! Chewie & Mike went to the Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease, so that means the handy digital recorder went too! We recorded our thoughts & experiences after deckbuilding and after each round, with a super special surprise in round 1! What did Chewie do that was incredibly impressive? What insane bomb did Mike not play? Listen to find out!

After the tourney we went to have celebratory Mexican food, but we didn’t record that.

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