• Mana Pool referral program is lit!

    By Andrew Johnson

    Mana Pool has an amazing referral program as we boot up the marketplace for Magic cards.

    Refer your favorite local game store, or even a non-brick & mortar seller, and you can win a Black Lotus, and you can reward the seller with 0% marketplace fee for 6 months, along with tiered kickbacks on their first $1K, $5K, and $100K in sales.

    referral handout

    Today, we have about 60% of all printings of Magic...

  • Drawers for stores! MTech Cave the maker

    By Andrew Johnson

    One of the sellers that recently joined Mana Pool, MTech Cave, is run by Mikah the maker, and their store is a cross between a game store and a maker space. Mikah had a wildly successful Kickstarter to manufacture these drawers to store collectible cards in sleeves, and I think this is really cool.

    collectible card drawers

    The drawers are a cost-effective option for storing cards for local game stores who don’t...

  • Seller's Tips: How to determine card condition

    By Dusty Stokes

    Selling Magic: The Gathering cards online requires a skill that is often overlooked but is of critical importance – the ability to quickly and accurately judge the condition of a given card. Incorrectly assessing card condition can lead to an increase in returns and a reduction in a vital metric for our customers – trust. In this guide, we will explore the key factors to consider when determining the condition of your cards.

    Grading Scale

    Magic...

  • Ravnica Remastered: What You Need to Know

    By Dusty Stokes

    As we usher in 2024, Magic: The Gathering enthusiasts have a reason to empty those holiday gift cards – the arrival of Ravnica Remastered on January 12th. However, if you’re scratching your head wondering what exactly a “Remastered” set entails, you’re not alone. Let’s dive into Ravnica Remastered and unpack why this release should be on your radar.

    Ravnica Remastered Key Art, illustrated by Aurore Folny

    What’s the Buzz about Ravnica Remastered?

    The...

  • Commander Highlights Featuring Doctor Who!

    By Mana Pool Staff

    On October 13th, Wizards newest universes beyond crossover Doctor Who (WHO) was released. It features 4 new Commander decks available as a bundle for $259.99, 12-pack Collector booster boxes for $240, and singles that you can shop for here, at Manapool.com!

    One of the most exciting things the new Doctor Who set is bringing to Commander is the Doctor’s companion. This mechanic allows for decks to have two commanders, similar to the existing Partner mechanic. Commanders...

  • Re-learning the Vintage Cube

    By Kenny Hsiung

    Going over a draft pick by pick in the vintage cube. Here you can see the entire draft, pick by pick in the viewer. In this draft, we drafted a sick re-animator deck and actually took Entomb (the best card for our deck) 1st pick out of pack 2, over Sol Ring (the best card in the cube).

    Pack 1

    Pick 1, Pack 1

    The opening pack was not great. For me, the...

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