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: 14 days 5 hours 54 minutes


Episode 474 - We Can't Handle All This Majesty!

These Commander 2017 cards are SO MAJESTIC! Seriously. Mike forgot how to speak. Dirk forgot how to read. Chewie almost choked to death. And they were SO MAJESTIC that Brian wasn't even here. Look at all that majesty! But because we got so caught...


 2017-08-13  1h50m

Episode 473 - The Sky Swallower Discussion

We begin with another Sam Quiz, which was a little tricksy. Then, after a brief story of personal injury and public surgery from Chewie we get right into it! We're doing a Mythic Conscription for Dissension, finishing out the original Ravnica block....


 2017-08-06  2h16m

Episode 472 - History of the Banhammer, Pt 3

We're back with Level 3 judge and SCG writer Chris Lansdell to finish up the history of the Banned & Restricted List. From the Day 0 Modern Banned List to the most recent cleanup of the miserable state of Standard, we're covering it all! And since...


 2017-07-30  2h36m

Episode 471 - Fighting a Goblin Mob! (MTG RPG)

Karim, Alaric, and The Angel are back to explore more of Trivester and see what they can get into! We're heading towards a huge tree, losing our way, and getting into a scrape with goblins! At least I get to use my awesome sword! Much love to Jars for...


 2017-07-23  2h7m

Episode 470 - Learning to Attack Charitably

The dorks are covering the rest of Hour of Devastation since the full set was revealed immediately after we recorded last week. There are quite a few bits of good stuff left. There's a lot of art on commons and uncommons that is just awesome too, so...


 2017-07-09  2h13m

Episode 469 - This Plane is So Boned

The dorks are taking another look at Hour of Devastation previews! Torments, afflictions, curses, eternalization, more Hours, and lots of sand. I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating...and it gets everywhere. Also, now ALL my horses can be...


 2017-07-02  1h54m

Episode 468 - Hour of Mournful Overtones

The Hour of Devastation looms near! Brian is getting attacked by malicious flying creatures and Dirk is being stalked by the gods of sleep, but at least Mike's beard is still glorious. Thank goodness. In case you can't tell, we're covering the early...


 2017-06-25  2h17m

Episode 467 - Announcement Week!

It's Announcement Week for Magic, and wow they've thrown a lot at us! There's a LOT of good stuff here! First there's Pro Tour news and yet another Standard banning. Then we've got to talk about all the Magic Digital Next news, which is bittersweet...


 2017-06-18  2h32m

Episode 466 - Brand Expansion (The MTG MMO Episode)

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...


 2017-06-11  2h18m

Episode 465 - History of the Banhammer, Pt 2

It's time to go back to the Banned & Restricted List! We've grabbed Chris Lansdell to join us again so we can cover the next several years of the banhammer's history. Since we have sources for some of these and we have some memory of them, we have...


 2017-06-04  1h55m