The Mana Pool

Chewie, Mike, Brian, and Dirk have been talking about Magic: The Gathering on the internet for almost 10 years (at the time of this writing). Since there are so many shows about strategy and tournaments, these dorks focus on all the fun you can have with the game outside of that, from flavor to philosophy to game design to history to whatever else we can come up with. We're funny, we're serious about what we do, and we love it!

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Episode 558 - But No One's Riding the Goblin

The dorks begin this episode by discussing the MTG Arena State of the Beta announcement. There are elemental cats, a Battle Pass, and the Historic format. Oh, and the London Mulligan and Core Set 2020. Those are important too I guess. After that, the...



Episode 557 - Cavaliers, Dinosaurs, and Gang Signs

First, we have another adorable Sam Quiz! Then Mike & Brian do their brief recap of their time at MagicFest Washington DC. After that we're talking about a gift that we got from a longtime listener after well over a year of work! And then we get...



Episode 556 - Yeah, It's a Book

We begin this episode with brief discussions about losing power. Then we're off to review the three new versions of Chandra that were revealed recently. After that we realized we sort of forgot to mention the upcoming animated Netflix MTG series on...


 2019-06-16  1h49m

Episode 555 - Dorky Truisms

The dorks are back with a listener Mad Lib, even more Modern Horizons cards to talk about, and a whole slew of completely pointless truisms! There's also the full list of Horizons mechanics - but can Chewie read through it all in one breath? Or will...


 2019-06-09  2h6m

Episode 554 - Time Spiral Two Point Oh

We're back with more Modern Horizons previews! I've been saying it for a couple weeks now, but this set really is Time Spiral all over again. There's a ridiculous amount of old mechanics coming back, and so many cards are not only good on their own,...


 2019-06-02  2h14m

Episode 553 - Mauled By a Bear

Modern Horizons previews have begun! This set is like another version of Time Spiral, with old keywords and references to all kinds of old Magic things. So the dorks are going through as many of the previewed cards as we can! Also, Mike may or may not...


 2019-05-26  2h7m

Episode 552 - Flavor Fight: Planeswalker Edition

It's time for another Flavor Fight! This time the contestants are mustard, mayo, honey, and...wait, what? NO! Okay, now that THAT'S out of the way, let's actually do another Flavor Fight! As you might have been able to tell from the title and/or...


 2019-05-12  1h51m

Episode 551 - War of the Spark Prerelease Field Recordings

The War of the Spark is upon us! That means it's time for another Prerelease! Three of the dorks are at House of Cards in Winston-Salem, NC to go to battle! But this episode isn't just Chewie, Mike, and Brian talking about their pools! We have a...


 2019-04-30  50m

Episode 550 - The Atrocity Buffet

We've made it to 550! To celebrate, we apparently killed two of our hosts. Hopefully our reanimation spells will resolve before the end of the episode. It's the end of the story of War of the Spark! We're covering all the story-focused cards we can...


 2019-04-21  2h9m

Episode 549 - It's Almost Noon, What Are You Doing With Your Life?

  The dorks are back with even more War of the Spark previews! We're starting off with all the cards in the Story Scenes, because the story is the whole point of this episode! Then we're jumping around to the planeswalkers we missed, the Gods...


 2019-04-14  2h9m