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!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 2h0m. Bisher sind 166 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 13 days 22 hours


Episode 589 - I'm Not Going Out to Take Pictures

The dorks head back to the Ikoria Card Image Gallery to take a look at all the weird stuff this plane has going on. We begin, of course, with the actual Sharknado. From there we find more shark things, a ridiculous number of mashed-up creatures (like...


 2020-04-26  1h53m

Episode 588 - Companions and Ultimatums

The dorks are back on Ikoria! Since time is forever limited we weren't able to take a look at the ENTIRE set, but we did hit a lot of the high points. Brian is blown away by the Triomes (for some reason), the new cycle of wedge Ultimatums are pretty...


 2020-04-19  1h55m

Episode 587 - The Biggs & Wedge Commanders

Right smack in the middle of Ikoria previews, WotC decided to preview all of Commander 2020. Since that was confusing for a lot of people, we've decided to separate C20 and Ikoria previews on The Mana Pool. This episode is all about Commander, in case...


 2020-04-12  1h53m

Episode 586 - Magic Kaiju Battle Go!

The dorks are back! Why are we back? Because Godzilla! No, seriously. Godzilla cards. In Magic. Like for real. Well, sort of for real. It's...bizarre. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths previews are here! And there's some pretty awesome stuff here other than...


 2020-04-05  2h9m

Episode 585 - Just Chatting

This episode is going be a bit different. With all the coronavirus stuff going on across the world and tensions running high everywhere, the dorks couldn't just ignore it all and talk about Magic. While escapism is great, sometimes you've got to face...


 2020-03-22  1h55m

Episode 584 - The Original Gold Set

The dorks are back! We're doing a Mythic Conscription for the original Gold set, Invasion! This was before they really figured out how to do a set focused on multicolored well, so there's some bizarre stuff in here. The gold cards are, by and large,...


 2020-03-15  1h47m

Episode 583 - Just Talking Dragons

You like dragons, right? Of course you like dragons! Who doesn't like dragons? Dragons are quite possibly the biggest and most well known...thing to come out of fantasy. Ever. They're all over the place these days, from video games to a mega popular...


 2020-03-01  2h0m

Episode 582 - Everything Changed When the Kami Nation Attacked

The dorks are back, now that Chewie is no longer a walking corpse! And what are we doing for our triumphant return? We're doing another installment of There's No Plane Like Home, where we take a look at one of the planes of Magic to determine if it...


 2020-02-23  1h55m

Episode 581 - Urza's Salad

The dorks are finishing up their Mythic Conscription of the Urza block with the final set, Urza's Destiny! As is usually the case with older sets, some colors have plenty of possible mythics, and some just...don't. Old sets are kind of inconsistent...


 2020-02-09  1h28m

Episode 580 - So Crisp and Unsanctioned

Out of nowhere, Unsanctioned was revealed on Tuesday. Unsanctioned is the latest silver-bordered product from WotC, but it's not a full new Un set. It's a boxed set that features five decks full of some of the greatest hits of silver-bordered cards...


 2020-02-02  1h40m