Podcast

This is probably the reason you’re here, but I’ll explain just in case. Started in November of 2007, The Mana Pool is a podcast for all the things that casual Magic players might enjoy. We talk about new cards, old cards, decks we’ve played, Commander/EDH, drafting, tournaments we attend, flavor, tribal, basically anything we can think of. We answer rules questions for listeners. We have segments like Out of the Deck Box (showing off our decks), Story Circle (building a deck on the fly live on the air), Magic Mad Libs (just what it sounds like), Mortal Instinct Fighter Calibur Vs (a flavorful random creature tournament fight), and several others that show up from time to time. Whenever we all get together, we record a live episode of us playing games, which listeners seem to enjoy because it gives more insight into who we are rather than because of the games themselves. Hope you enjoy!

Episode 605 – Beware the Thumbles!

The dorks are starting off by explaining what’s up with new Akroma’s art. It turns out she’s got prosthetic legs, which is not something we knew about, so that’s actually really cool! From there we head into the Card Image Gallery, bouncing around and talking about whatever cards catch our eyes. Yes we hit the Lotus this episode. No we weren’t terribly impressed.

But Thumbles is (are?) clearly the best thing (things?) to come out of this episode. 

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Episode 604 – Cascading Into Commander Legends

After accidentally not doing a show for longer than anticipated, the dorks are back to FINALLY take a look at Commander Legends! We’re just bouncing around the Card Image Gallery and enjoying all the weird new stuff! And if we missed a card you wanted us to talk about (and I KNOW we did) don’t worry, we’re gonna come back to this set next week!

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Episode 603 – The Borderline Mythics of Apocalypse

The dorks are back! And this time we’re doing a Mythic Conscription for the final set of the Invasion block, Apocalypse. Apocalypse was a neat set full of all kinds of awesome cards, but how many of them could have been mythic? Weirdly enough, this is one of the hardest sets we’ve had to do just because so many of these cards are really good and solid rares, but not many seem to climb up into Mythic territory.

Stick around for the final thoughts, where we have black hole questions, Genshin Impact, Final Fantasy 8, Kingdom Hearts, Among Us, the upcoming hiatus of Monday Night Magic, and the Dresden Files TV show.

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Episode 602 – Moosataur and Squirrel!

Hey look, the dorks return with even more Zendikar Rising stuff! We’re looking through the Card Image Gallery and talking about whatever catches our eye whether it’s a returning legendary creature, a bizarre faceless elemental thing, a lizard made out of vines, or a CLEARLY PSYCHOTIC MINOTAUR MOOSE THING OH GOD RUN!

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Episode 601 – Lead Us To Glory!

The dorks are back with Zendikar Rising previews! Apparently the preview season for this set was extra short, because the full Card Image Gallery is up! In this episode we’re going through the mythics and whatever else looks good to us. Yes this does include the adorable jerboa that will, in fact, lead us all to glory.

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