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Episode 592 – The Good Boys & the Ugly Underbelly

Hey we’re back! We took a couple weeks off, first to do a non-podcast chatting stream and then out of respect for the Black Lives Matter movement. By the way, Black Lives Matter. Also, Trans Rights are Human Rights. Got that?

The dorks are first concerned for Dirk, who just hadn’t responded to any of our attempts to contact him when he didn’t show up for the recording. Then we cover the recent racism concerns that have come to light about Wizards of the Coast, including their decision to remove card images from Gatherer and straight-up ban a handful of potentially problematic cards.

So then we get to move over to the Core Set 2021 previews! Because yes, it’s preview time again! There’s a lot of neat stuff in here, so let’s spend the rest of the episode having fun checking out all the new cards and reprints! AND SO MANY DOGGOS!

Oh, and Dirk did finally reappear, so you can stop worrying about him.

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Episode 589 – I’m Not Going Out to Take Pictures

The dorks head back to the Ikoria Card Image Gallery to take a look at all the weird stuff this plane has going on. We begin, of course, with the actual Sharknado. From there we find more shark things, a ridiculous number of mashed-up creatures (like a Porcuparrot and a Tigorilla), and the usual assortment of neat spells, stories told through cards, and assorted other weirdness.

I’m still not going outside to take pictures of ANY of these critters!

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Episode 588 – Companions and Ultimatums

The dorks are back on Ikoria! Since time is forever limited we weren’t able to take a look at the ENTIRE set, but we did hit a lot of the high points. Brian is blown away by the Triomes (for some reason), the new cycle of wedge Ultimatums are pretty amazing, and the rest of the Companions are bizarrely entertaining. Then we circle around and hit the rest of the Mythic Rares that we hadn’t covered yet and called it a night.

On the next episode we’re gonna come back to Ikoria and take a look at all the bizarre nonsense that’s going on in this set. In the meantime let us know what you think of any of the stuff in the set whether we’ve covered it or not!

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Episode 587 – The Biggs & Wedge Commanders

Right smack in the middle of Ikoria previews, WotC decided to preview all of Commander 2020. Since that was confusing for a lot of people, we’ve decided to separate C20 and Ikoria previews on The Mana Pool. This episode is all about Commander, in case you couldn’t tell from the title.

We’re starting with the three-color legends and moving into the partnered legends. From there it’s a free-for-all as we bounce around the card image gallery and call out whatever looks awesome. What are your favorite cards from the set?

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Episode 586 – Magic Kaiju Battle Go!

The dorks are back! Why are we back? Because Godzilla!

No, seriously. Godzilla cards. In Magic. Like for real. Well, sort of for real. It’s…bizarre.

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths previews are here! And there’s some pretty awesome stuff here other than just the inclusion of everyone’s favorite Kaiju. Join us as we talk about all the awesome new stuff!

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