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!
Not only are there more Ravnica Allegiance cards to talk about, but there’s also actual news! News that dropped on the day of recording, so we can get in there early! Ravnica Allegiance: Mythic Edition was announced, complete with a less-stupid way to buy it and more super sweet planeswalker art! And that’s not even the big news! The next set is called War of the Spark! And…okay that’s literally all we know, but still.
Then it’s time to dive into the RNA previews! these cards are awesome, the big-picture flavor is on point, the individual card flavor is AMAZING, and it just looks like a lot of fun. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these. And it looks like good news for some Ravnican citizens since the Orzhov seems to be relinquishing their hold on everyone’s spiritual debts.
We’re back for 2019! And so is preview season! That’s right, it’s time to take a look at the entire mess of new Ravnica Allegiance cards that have popped up since our last episode. We’ve got planeswalkers, four-power fliers, and…a mutant. Not any special kind of mutant. Not a Fish Crab Mutant or a Jellyfish Hydra Beast Mutant, just a mutant. He was made from the vat of forearm juice, apparently.
Also at the end there’s a brief explanation (more of a rant really) about what’s happened to MTGCast. If you’ve been curious about what’s going on over there, this will give you a little bit of an idea, which is all we’ve got ourselves.
Ravnica Allegiance has started peeking out from the Christmas presents, so we’re looking at the mechanics! Remember this was recorded on Thursday, so we didn’t have the Azorius mechanic yet. Sorry about that. We’re also checking out the promos and whatnot while we’re on the Allegiance kick.
Then it’s time for reflection. We’re going to look back at Magic’s 25th anniversary, for better and worse. After trying to make sense of it all, let’s take a look forward. What are we expecting or hoping for in 2019? What are YOU hoping for next year?
Thank you all so very much for everything! We hope you have a fabulous holiday season if that’s your thing, and we’ll see you all next year!