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Pattern Recognition #76 - The Story of Ravnica, Part 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 July 19 by berryjon

Guildpact and Dissension! It's time for more awesome story as Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran has several bad days in a row.

Pattern Recognition #75 - The History of Ravnica Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 July 12 by berryjon

Ravnica has an amazing story to it, and today berryjon attempts to do it justice. Or at least start doing it justice. Because Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran has an Boros Sigil | amazing right hook when it comes to dispensing justice.

Pattern Recognition #74 - Rav, Part 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 July 05 by berryjon

Today's Pattern Recognition has berryjon finish off the mechanics of the Guilds, and pick a couple as his personal best and worst of the lot. Opinions desired!

Pattern Recognition #73 - Ravnica, Part 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 June 28 by berryjon

By request, berryjon starts to dig deep into the history, mechanics, themes and choices that went into the second most popular Plane in Magic.

Welcome to Ravnica.

Pattern Recognition #72 - Time after Time Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 June 21 by berryjon

This week, berryjon does it again! And Again. And Again. And AGAIN. When will he stop? Probably never.

Pattern Recognition #71 - Fuel for the Fire Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 June 14 by berryjon

On today's issue, berryjon adds some fuel to the fire in hopes that it doesn't go out. Or explodes on him.

Dastardly Designs #3: Mechanicfest Destiny Card Design Features

2018 June 08 by SwaggyMcSwagglepants

Swaggy’s back in the third installment of Dastardly Designs, where he creates a new mechanic to complete the third challenge of the GDS3!

Pattern Recognition #70 - Removal Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 June 07 by berryjon

What is up with removal spells? Why can they be so hard to make work or cast?

Turns out, the problem isn't with Removal, as berryjon gives a quick discussion on why this week.

Flavor Kitchen: Shards of Alara Features

2018 June 05 by Deco_y

The triumphant return to Flavor Kitchen, with no Nicol Bolas in sight!

Dastardly Designs #2: Clowning Around Card Design Features

2018 June 01 by SwaggyMcSwagglepants

After a short hiatus, Swaggy gets back to designing cards to fulfill the Second GDS3 Challenge in his quest to complete all the GDS3 Challenges!

Pattern Recognition #69 - Storm Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 May 31 by berryjon

Just keep casting spells, and maybe you'll win. Today, berryjon looks at the end result of this thought - spells that cast themselves!

Pattern Recognition #68 - Scry 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 May 24 by berryjon

Today, berryjon looks at the top of his Library and tries to determine if he should keep it or not. Perhaps he will Foresee a solution!

Dastardly Designs #1: Nautical Nonsense Card Design

2018 May 21 by SwaggyMcSwagglepants

After looking at the first Great Designer Search Challenge, Swaggy decided to embark on a quest to complete all the design challenges laid out as the GDS progresses! See how he fairs in the Tribal Challenge!

Pattern Recognition #67 - Mana Curves Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 May 10 by berryjon

Bell? Line? Cliff? What kind of curve do you like? In this issue of Pattern Recognition, berryjon gives a quick primer on what it is, and what it can look like for some archetypes.

Flavor Kitchen: Theros Part 2 Features

2018 May 09 by Deco_y

We finish up with Theros and leave it better than when we found it.

Flavor Kitchen: Theros Part 1 Features

2018 May 04 by Deco_y

We offer up our flavor to the Gods of Theros.

Pattern Recognition #66 - Combo Creatures Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 May 03 by berryjon

What's better than Modal spells? Why, creatures that have another card built in! Today, berryjon tries to make sense of this idea. And wanders around like a Meandering River.

Pattern Recognition #65 - The Case of Extended Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 April 26 by berryjon

Today, berryjon examines some of the issues between Standard and Modern, then suggests a nice compromise that already exists.

Flavor Kitchen: Innistrad Part 2 Features

2018 April 25 by Deco_y

We finish off the best of what's to come from the land of Vampires, Zombies, and other nightmarish things.