Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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.
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 learn ancient deck design wisdom from Mike Flores' 2007 article, "Bits and Pieces — The Traits of a Great Deck Designer".
Roman and Mike take a look at Nick Spagnolo's treatise on how to win at Magic by playing the colour Blue.
Roman and Mike take a look at Brian Hacker's hugely influential article on gambling and Magic, "The New Pool Halls"
Mike introduces Roman to the concept of virtual card advantage.
“Asking Better Questions” provides a model to improve your own quality of information in Magic by… Well… Asking better questions.
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.
Mike and Roman talk about how preparing a deck to beat the best deck can be the right strategy to take down a tournament.

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