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 talk about how preparing a deck to beat the best deck can be the right strategy to take down a tournament.
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.
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.
Mike and Roman discuss the dangers and advantages of switching to a new deck for a tournament at the last minute.
Mike introduces Roman to the concept of virtual card advantage.
Roman and Mike learn ancient deck design wisdom from Mike Flores' 2007 article, "Bits and Pieces — The Traits of a Great Deck Designer".
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 go back in time to 2005, to learn how intangible skill can add up over a game to make a player seem lucky.