Ancestral Recall #19 – Realizing How Bad You Are

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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.

Original article: http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/fundamentals/6596_Realizing_How_Bad_You_Are.html

Your hosts:
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores

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Ancestral Recall #18 – Magic: the Intangibles

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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. Then they go to an Ixalan prerelease!

Original article: http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/10017_Magic_The_Intangibles.html

Your hosts:
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores

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Ancestral Recall #17 – How to Think About Magic

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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. Then they take what they learned to FNM, and record a very special victory lap for Roman afterwards.

Original article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/top-decks/how-think-about-magic-2010-10-21

Your hosts:
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores

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Ancestral Recall #16 – In the Style of Top 8 Magic

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Welcome to a very special [okay not special] episode of the Ancestral Recall podcast!

This week young Roman Fusco (@roman_fusco) failed in his one and only task [“YOU HAD ONE JOB, TARLY!”] of obtaining a professional recording studio at NYU. As such, Roman and michaelj (@fivewithflores) are relegated to wandering the streets of Manhattan like a pair of recording vagabonds.

Further, they have no script!

So instead, our arcane archaeologists review some recent episodes OF THIS VERY PODCAST, and talk about Roman’s recent successes… All of which occurred as a result of the lessons taught by Ancestral Recall.

1. How to Win a PTQ [http://manadeprived.com/ancestral-recall-1-win-ptq/]
The one that started it all! This podcast changed Roman’s life and catapulted him to a Regional Championship.

2. The Rogue Strategy [http://manadeprived.com/ancestral-recall-3-rogue-strategy/]
Are you a soulless boring who always plays “The Deck to Beat”? So was Roman… Until this episode. Roman learned to understand what makes different good (rather than just different), an appreciation without which he would never have cracked his first Classic Top 8.

3. Casting Blue Spells [http://manadeprived.com/ancestral-recall-14-casting-blue-spells/]
“I had never registered the card ‘Island’ in a competitive REL event before.” -Roman Fusco
Thank goodness he did this time around, though! Roman learned to play with a creatureless deck for the first time, and helped to cement one of the most popular decks in the current Standard with his most recent Classic Top 8.

Bonus!

Mike and Roman talk changes to Approach of the Second Suns:

Approach of the Second Suns update by @yayitsmichaelj and @romanfusco

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Your hosts:
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores

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Ancestral Recall #15 – Bits and Pieces

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Roman and Mike uncover crumbs of ancient deck design wisdom from Mike Flores’ 2007 article, “Bits and Pieces — The Traits of a Great Deck Designer”.

Original Article:
http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/13967-Bits-and-Pieces-8212-The-Traits-of-a-Great-Deck-Designer.html

Your hosts:
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores

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Ancestral Recall #14 – Casting Blue Spells

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Roman and Mike take a look at Nick Spagnolo’s treatise on how to win at Magic by playing a certain colour, in “Casting Blue Spells”, from 2010.

Original Article:
http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=9237

Your hosts:
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores

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