Roman and Mike take a look at Brian Hacker's hugely influential article on gambling and Magic, "The New Pool Halls"
This time around Mike and Roman opt for a short article that you may have heard of - Who's the Beatdown?
It’s the dawning of a new (or new-old) day here at ManaDeprived. Mike Flores is joined by SCG Regionals Champion Roman Fusco as he learns "How to Win a PTQ".
Roman and Mike learn ancient deck design wisdom from Mike Flores' 2007 article, "Bits and Pieces — The Traits of a Great Deck Designer".
Mike and Roman talk about how preparing a deck to beat the best deck can be the right strategy to take down a tournament.
Mike and Roman discuss the dangers and advantages of switching to a new deck for a tournament at the last minute.
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)?
Mike and Roman take a look at the classic strategy of siding in an unexpected permanent type for The Old Switcheroo.
Is Rogue deck building still relevant? Or at least Mike's take from nearly two decades ago? As usual, the Regional Champ weighs in with a modern perspective.
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.
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