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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 572 - A Brief History of Magic Formats


Pioneer was announced as a brand new competitive format, which is something that hasn't happened on this scale since Modern was announced 8 years ago. We thought it would be cool to go back and look at the history of competitive Magic formats since the beginning. We're talking Type I, Type II, Type 1.5, and even Type 1.x. Remember Extended? Poor Extended. To clarify, we're only talking about Constructed formats that were sanctioned for paper to play at premier events. No online-only formats (though we will mention a couple standouts) and no casual formats (though Commander and Brawl do get honorable mentions for being officially-sanctioned casual formats).  And go easy on Dirk, who is 100% kitchen table and didn't even know what Pioneer was until we got to that part of the episode. We forgot he doesn't pay any attention whatsoever to Magic news. And we finish this episode up with two quick Magic Mad Libs from Magnor Criol! Pioneer announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-pioneer-format-2019-10-21 Come join us in the future! The show is live on Thursdays around 8pm(ish) Eastern time on Twitch! Become a Lifeguard on Patreon! – www.patreon.com/themanapool Support TMP on Humble Bundle! – www.humblebundle.com/store?partner=themanapool&charity=110198 This episode’s post: themanapool.com/podcast/episode-572 The archive: themanapool.com/category/podcast YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheManaPool Twitch: www.twitch.tv/themanapool Twitter: @TheManaPool Discord: discord.gg/7da7T6s Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheManaPool Email: dorks@themanapool.com Subscribe to our RSS feed: feeds.feedburner.com/themanapool Intro & Outro Music: Diamond by Swift – myspace.com/swiftband Brought to you by Mana Pool Productions


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 03 November 2019  2h9m