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Pattern Recognition #134 - Mercadian Masques Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 December 12 by berryjon

The worst set ever? Not really. Today, berryjon launches into a small defense of the titular set, and why it's actually not as bad as people remember. After all, how many of you actually played with it when it came out 20 years ago?

Pattern Recognition #133 - Green Face'Walker Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 December 05 by berryjon

Uh... Which one? Garruk Wildspeaker ? Nissa Revane ? or Vivian Reid? And why does this change keep happening?

Pattern Recognition #132 - Vehicles Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 November 28 by berryjon

The newest Artifact subtype was a surprise hit, so today berryjon gives a quick rundown on Vehicles and its parasite mechanic.

Pattern Recognition #131 - Let it Snow! Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 November 14 by berryjon

It's all there in the title! berryjon is Canadian, and it's about time he tackled the weather. Let it snow!

Pattern Recognition #130 - Black Filling Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 November 07 by berryjon

What's better than a Bake into a Pie ? Two of them in a row! berryjon finishes off his quick summary of this week.

Pattern Recognition #129 - Black Crust Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 October 31 by berryjon

No, seriously, Bake into a Pie was the best lead in to this article that I could ever hope to be handed on a silver platter. Let's talk !

Pattern Recognition #128 - Split Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 October 24 by berryjon

When is one card not enough? When you can have two! Today, berryjon looks at the history of cards that have more than one card printed on them, and why they're a good thing.

Pattern Recognition #127 - Slow Grow Vol 2, Part 3 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 October 17 by berryjon

It's the last week of berryjon's Slow Grow League write up! Don't worry, you didn't miss a week, as the Throne of Eldraine pre-release delayed the League by a week. Can berryjon stay out of the bottom spot? Read on to find out!

Pattern Recognition #126 -Standard Formats Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 October 10 by berryjon

The first format? No, but nor should it be the last. What is Standard, and why is it important to Magic? berryjon makes the justification for its existence.

Deck doctor 0 Opinion

2019 October 10 by Boza

Pattern Recognition #125 - Slow Grow Vol 2, Part 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 October 03 by berryjon

Today, berryjon takes you through weeks three and four of his League. There are ups, downs and... well, he's still berryjon so it's mostly downs. But that won't stop him!

Pattern Recognition #124 - Flash and Untapping Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 September 19 by berryjon

Maybe it's just me, but there's a certain card (or combination) in Commander that produces effects that far outweigh their costs. Even more so than usual. What happens when you combine Untapping and playing cards at instant speed? berryjon points out the answer in today's Pattern Recognition.

Pattern Recognition #123 - Slow Grow Vol 2, Part 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 September 12 by berryjon

It's Slow Grow League again! And this time berryjon isn't going to do six articles in a row. He's going to do alternating weeks with regular articles, putting two weeks into each update. How does he do with Elsha of the Infinite as his Commander? Read and find out!

Pattern Recognition #122 - Morph Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 September 05 by berryjon

This week, berryjon finishes off his reviews of this year's Commander Mechanics with a solid offering. Of course, he's done this subject before, but perhaps there's something new here, under these cards?

Pattern Recognition 121 - Flashback Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 August 29 by berryjon

Cards that keep coming back are back in vogue! Today, berryjon looks at the third of the Commander precon themes, and why it's a good thing that leads to bad things.

Pattern Recognition #120 - Madness Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 August 22 by berryjon

No Spartans here, so no memes! But that isn't to say that berryjon has his own brand of Madness when it comes to this mechanic!

Pattern Recognition 119 - Populate Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 August 15 by berryjon

Commander 2019 is to be released next week! So, as a relevant content creator, berryjon will talk about the four mechanics in each of these sets. Starting with the weakest one.

Pattern Recognition 118 - Blue Filling Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 August 01 by berryjon

Today, berryjon discusses how is the kind of colour who can do everything by describing how it positively interacts with each other color in the game. There's some interesting stuff in here!

Pattern Recognition #117 - Blue Crust Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 July 25 by berryjon

Today's Pattern Recognition goes back to the Colour Pie, and this time it's the biggest colour of all - .

Pattern Recognition #116 - Worlds and Planes Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 July 18 by berryjon

Today, berryjon reintroduces you all to an old type of card, and hints at some really weird rules from the formative days of Magic. And then points out that it's still around, just in a different format!