Magic is venturing out into video games again! With Arena, a MOBA, and an MMO all in the works, we started wondering what other flavors of video games Magic would fit into. It turns out MTG fits into almost anything, from city building to fighting to 4X grand strategy to kart racing, with plenty of others besides. This is a fun one you guys!
Because we’re talking about many different video game genres I asked Cap, whose name really is Stephen Rogers, to join us. He’s from the Lair of Lore, primarily focusing on streaming a ridiculous number of games on Twitch. Like a lot.
Oh yeah, we covered all the stuff in the Valentine’s Day Mini-Announcement Day too.
On the day this episode was recorded, it was announced that Cryptic Studios is working on a Magic: The Gathering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game! This is absolutely unprecedented in MTG’s history of licensing, and we decided to do an entire episode about it! We’re beginning with Dirk’s extensive MMO experience! He goes on at length about what Magic’s world and mechanics could bring the MMO genre, and the rest of us pipe up whenever we have something to add.
After all the rampant speculation, it’s time to talk about the dark side of all this. There has been a massive negative reaction to this from the MTG community, and it’s because nerds are, I’m sorry to say, terrible people when it comes to the properties that they nerd over.
After that we’re going over as many of the other ways MTG has attempted to expand its brand over the years as we can remember. Old video games, books & comics, a miniatures game, Jones Planeswalker Soda…just whatever. Be sure to let us know if we missed any good ones!
Welcome back to Dork Vs Dork! On this show, various dorks and I are going to be playing some manner of game against each other. This week we’re playing Mole Hammers, another goofy one-button multiplayer game that is pretty ridiculous.
I grabbed Mike (the Rules Guy and Game Lore Guy from The Mana Pool) again for this episode since he just happened to be at my apartment. Can I get revenge on Mike for breaking my Dork Vs Dork undefeated streak on the last episode? Or am I just gonna lose again?
DIE YOU BASTARD RABBIT!
Welcome back to Dork Vs Dork! On this show, various dorks and I are going to be playing some manner of game against each other. This week we’re playing Soccer Physics, a goofy one-button multiplayer game that is entirely too much fun!
I grabbed Mike (the Rules Guy and Game Lore Guy from The Mana Pool) again for this episode since he was already at my place hanging out. After some initial technical difficulties caused by my crappy computer, much fun and hilarity was had!
On this episode of The Mana Pool, we’re talking video games! Reminiscing, really. But because we’re actually a Magic podcast, we’re gonna try to bring it back to Magic as often as possible. What could the different video game genres bring to Magic? What about the various characters and worlds that video games have given us? And the question that Brian used to pitch this idea to me: Would Solid Snake have shroud? I liked it so much I made it the title of this episode!
After that, we attempted to knock out some of the listener emails that have been piling up over the last month. Rules questions, congratulations on hitting 200 (oops), and assorted other topics come up for discussion, so don’t miss it! You never know, you might learn something.