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 learn ancient deck design wisdom from Mike Flores' 2007 article, "Bits and Pieces — The Traits of a Great Deck Designer".
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)?
Mike and Roman take a look at the classic strategy of siding in an unexpected permanent type for The Old Switcheroo.
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".
Mike and Roman talk about the theory of how to trade cards for your opponent's Life, or as it is called: The Philosophy of Fire!
Mike introduces Roman to the concept of virtual card advantage.
Mike and Roman talk about Chad Ellis's article on the tendency Magic players have to lose games because they are too fixated on doing something cool.