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Episode 334 – Gods Be Praised! (or Not)


Just be glad I didn’t name this episode ZOMG.  First up, after a long hiatus we’ve got a new Magic Mad Lib from Brian!  Yay!  Look up The Brute by the way, it’s really weird.

Then we delve deep into our main topic – the Gods of Theros!  Now that we’ve had a chance to play with them and see how they’ve done in the tournament world, we decided to revisit them.  We’re taking a look at what they do, how we like them, what you could do with them casually, their place in the Theros story, and their Greek pantheon equivalents.  It’s a lot of fun and it’s very long, so we hope you enjoy!

I had to actually do some editing this episode, so keep on eye on TheManaPool.com for the outtakes in the coming days!


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Episode 296 – Standard Rotation: Halfa Dirka Piece

Purphoros, God of the Forge

Sadly this episode we are one Dirk short of a full cast due to grad school holding him down and beating him.  But to replace him, we brought along two guest hosts! We have a half-Dirk veteran, our old buddy Bill Bloodworth (@SqueeGoblnNabob) joining us again!  And the other half of Dirk is our buddy from GP Charlotte and GP Pittsburgh, JT Kohnen (@NerdPop140)! You know and love him as CyberPunkOtaku01 on the forums.

So what were we actually talking about this episode? Well of course the Prerelease results were the first thing. Everyone but Chewie is here to tell you all about how they did and what they played.  Chewie missed his first Prerelease in no one knows how long, but at least Brian’s sealed pool still thinks it’s a Ravnica block.

After that, we had to talk about all the cards that are rotating out of Standard. It’s not something that we usually talk about, but it’s a tradition here on The Mana Pool!  Every rotation we rant and rave about all the crap we don’t have to hear about any more, and it’s great!  Since Bill and JT pay attention to Standard, and Mike and Brian do too, it’s a really good discussion.

A moment of silence please for JT’s Deadeye Navigator deck.  It will be missed.

JT’s NerdPop blog: http://nerdpopularity.blogspot.com/


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Episode 295 – The Full Theros

Flesh Eating Horses

All the dorks are present and accounted for this episode, as we cover the entire Theros set!  As usual, we jump around kind of haphazardly to discuss any and all of the cards that catch our fancy. There’s really nothing else to say, so now I’m just filling space on the website.  How are you doing?  Everything okay?  Did you remember to eat?  You should probably do that.  Also, have you called your mom lately?  I bet she’d love to hear from you.  And you.  No, not you, that other guy.  You.  Take off that silly ass hat.  Seriously man.

Theros Card Image Gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/theros/cig

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Episode 294 – Theros Spoilers with MTG Radio


We’re joined this week by Tom Delia, formerly of the now-defunct MTG Radio podcast, current streaming guy on TwitchTV, and member of this year’s winning Community Cup team!

After talking a bit with Tom, which is only fair because he’s on the show and all, we jump right into the previews!  And goodness knows there are lots.  And lots.  And we didn’t even get them all.  Seriously.  But anyway, enjoy our ranting about new cards!

Theros Card Image Gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/theros/cig


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Episode 293 – Theros Spoilers with the Final Boss

Preview season is alive and well here on The Mana Pool!  Since we’re short one Mike, we decided to draft one of our oldest young listeners, Ben Ahrendt!  He’s been around for almost as long as we have!  You can follow him on Twitter @Panahinuva.

But there’s really nothing else going on, so here’s the link to the Card Image Gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/theros/cig


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