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Pattern Recognition #89 - Digging Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 November 08 by berryjon

Still on a Ravnica kick, today berryjon looks at one of the more serious mechanics to come out of the original set. One powerful enough to get multiple bannings in Modern from the day it was approved of!

Pattern Recognition #88 - Custom Card Critique 2 Card Design Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 October 25 by berryjon

Back for more cards, are you? This time, berryjon examines three more. From the average, to the better-than-best to the poorly worded.

Pattern Recognition #87 - Convoke Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 October 11 by berryjon

No cards this week, but perhaps you can pay for them more easy this way than that? berryjon takes a look one of the mechanics that keeps showing up despite not being Evergreen or Deciduous.

Pattern Recognition #86 - Custom Card Critique Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 October 04 by berryjon

Today, berryjon starts his intermittent series where he looks at cards created by you, the community, and gives some feedback about them.

Not all of them are good.

Pattern Recognition #85 - Range Strike Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 September 27 by berryjon

You know what's better than First Strike and Double Strike? Range Strike! What's that and why is it gone? berryjon takes a peek under the hood of a lost mechanic.

Pattern Recognition #84 - I Love Landfall Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 September 20 by berryjon

There are some things that berryjon absolutely loves in the game. Today, he gushes over a mechanic he wishes was Evergreen for a variety of reasons.

Pattern Recognition #83 - Bolster Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 September 13 by berryjon

Today, berryjon is out of workable ideas, so he picks a card at random to look at. Again. Lazy bum.

Pattern Recognition #82 - Vess Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 September 06 by berryjon

Picking up where her history ended, berryjon starts talking about her mechanics for Liliana Vess all the way to Liliana, Untouched By Death.

Pattern Recognition #81 - Liliana Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 30 by berryjon

Today, berryjon actually has positive things to say about a Planeswalker! Liliana Vess is far better than she looks, that's for sure.

Pattern Recognition #80 - Commander's Flaw? Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 23 by berryjon

Welcome back! After picking up the Commander 2018 boxes two weeks ago, berryjon feels that he must share a very disappointing observation about the format as a whole. Perhaps one of you can offer a suitable counterpoint?

Pattern Recognition #79 - Ravnica's End Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 16 by berryjon

Finally, berryjon finishes off his retrospection of Ravnica. Now here's hoping Wizards does right by it after last time.

Pattern Recognition #78 - A Response to the Tolarian Community College, Part 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 02 by berryjon

This week, berryjon finishes his essay regarding the most important part of Magic's meta, and who the current champion is in his eyes.

Pattern Recognition #77 - A Response to the Tolarian Community College Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 July 26 by berryjon

berryjon takes a break from Ravnica this week to address a subject brought up by the Tolarian Community Collage over on YouTube. And it's a very important subject about the story behind the game.

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.