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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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 13 days 22 hours


Episode 609 - Gods & Monsters of Kaldheim

The dorks return to the Kaldheim Card Image Gallery and continue poking around at the awesome stuff inside. There's a brand new Vampire Dragon (Dragon Vampire?) that makes Brian extremely happy. There's a whole new pantheon of Gods to discuss, a whole...



Episode 608 - First Look at Kaldheim

After not recording a show for a solid month the dorks are finally back! And we're taking a look at Kaldheim for the first time! We'll hit the mechanics first and then bounce around the Card Image Gallery talking about whatever new cards catch our...



Episode 607 - The Final TMP of 2020

This was recorded six months ago on Dec 17, 2020. It was recorded on Chewie's old laptop because the dead computer. It was supposed to get posted a few days later, but then I was delayed because of putting the new computer together, and then getting...



Episode 606 - Repelling the Wolves (Heirs of Trivester #14)

After a long delay, both intentional and not, this episode is finally here! This was recorded way back on the 10th of December, but Chewie's computer died on the evening of the 11th. It took a while, but it was finally resurrected just in time for the...



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...


 2020-11-15  2h0m

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...


 2020-11-09  1h50m

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...


 2020-10-12  2h7m

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...


 2020-09-20  1h47m

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...


 2020-09-13  1h52m

Episode 600 - Exiled!

THIS IS IT! This number is just ridiculous, so we decided to do something ridiculous to celebrate! We are joined by four excellent guests to be contestants in the return of Exiled, our deckbuilding game show! It's like Chopped, but with Magic cards!...


 2020-09-10  3h30m