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Ancestral Recall

Roman and Mike go back in time to 2005, after Mike wins a Kamigawa block constructed PTQ at Neutral Ground, to look at lessons learned while brewing a rogue deck for an established metagame.
Roman and Mike take a look at Brian Hacker's hugely influential article on gambling and Magic, "The New Pool Halls"
Roman and michaelj are relegated to wandering the streets of Manhattan like a pair of recording vagabonds, so they talk about Roman's recent successes... All of which occurred as a result of the lessons taught by Ancestral Recall.
Mike and Roman take a look at one of Mike's favourite Pro Tour Hall of Fame ballot articles, from the second year of the Hall of Fame, 11 years ago.
Roman and Mike go back in time to 2005, to learn how intangible skill can add up over a game to make a player seem lucky.
Roman and Mike go back in time to 2004, to look at one of the most important lessons a Magic player can learn: to see ones own mistakes.
What does it mean to be "results focused" and why does Mike thing we all should be (in the face of common, poker-descended, gamer wisdom)?
Roman and Mike get together to pore over a 2010 article by Mike Flores about lessons learned from Hall of Famer Zvi Mowshowitz on how to think about the game of Magic.
This time around Mike and Roman opt for a short article that you may have heard of - Who's the Beatdown?
Roman and Mike learn ancient deck design wisdom from Mike Flores' 2007 article, "Bits and Pieces — The Traits of a Great Deck Designer".

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