This episode the dorks are joined by an old friend – Eric of Many Names! (@EricMTGCast on Twitter) He used to hold the record for most guest appearances on the show (until Bill gradually stole it from him), and he’s back this week to talk about Dragons of Tarkir! Rather than do the usual thing where we just pick cards we like seemingly at random, Brian had a neat idea. We’re each going to create a pack of cards from the set – 9 commons, 3 uncommons, 1 rare, and a “foil” that can be anything. All five of us made up a pack, and there wasn’t as much overlap as you might think! So get ready for a massive dose of Dragons with our friendly voice from the past!
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Look everyone, Bill joined us this week! After the Duel Decks and From the Vault announcements, we hit up another pre-mythic rarity set so we can pick out the rares we think would be Mythics if it had existed back then. After going over the many many name ideas we got, we decided to go with Mythic Conscription! Thanks a lot for all the suggestions! The set we’re tackling this time is Scourge, the last set that was all about the Dragons! For the record, this one is REALLY weird. What would your mythics be?
There are rumors of Netflix planning to create a series based on The Legend of Zelda. We started there and tried to imagine what kind of show you could get out of the various stories and settings of Magic. From police procedurals to an Animatrix-style anthology, we kick around lots of totally brilliant ideas for episodic shows about Magic, and Wizards should TOTALLY hire us. Like seriously. What do you think would work?
It’s preview season! That means we brought Bill (Squee) on, as is tradition. We start with a look at the newly-revealed Clash Packs, which are full of nifty rares and new art. And from there we move directly to the previews. There are dragon cycles, ridiculous cards, proto-Khans, non-legendary mythics, a spider-elephant, broken windows, and butt-fighting. Hope everyone enjoys!
Fate Reforged Clash Packs: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/fate-reforged-clash-pack-2015-01-06
Fate Reforged Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/frf-cig-en
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We begin this episode with another insanely adorable Sam Quiz. After that there’s a bit of discussion about the recent tournament rules change regarding revealing Morph creatures.
Then we return to last week’s topic, taking on the Jeskai and Sultai clans. We’re looking at how each clan’s constituent colors/guilds and their abilities work towards the overall goal of the clan. And since the Jeskai and Sultai are so incredibly different, this episode was a lot of fun!
Morph tournament rule change: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2014/12/12/changing-morph-handling-in-the-ipg/
Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer – George Lucas’ Special Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v93Jh6JNBng
It’s our seventh birthday here on The Mana Pool! To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at where things were way back when we started. How our personal lives were going, how Magic was looking, that sort of thing. We then take a look at where we are now and where we’re going, both with life and Magic. It’s a more personal episode, with less Magic than usual, but very much worth the listen.
Also, Sam Quiz and Hearthstone included at no extra charge!