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Pattern Recognition #56 - Fetches Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 February 15 by berryjon

Want to thin your deck? Well, it turns out that there are good options and bad ones. Which one do Fetch Lands fall under?

Pattern Recognition #55 - Artifact Sets Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 February 01 by berryjon

Today on Pattern Recognition, berryjon looks at Artifact Sets, and what their problems are, as well as a couple of solutions.

Pattern Recognition #54D - Dessert Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 January 25 by berryjon

Thank Urza, it's finally over! Today, berryjon gives a summary of what it means for the previous week's worth of numerical breakdown, and why Wizards has done something right with them.

Pattern Recognition #54C - Keyword Sandwich Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 January 18 by berryjon

In this issue of Pattern Recognition, berryjon finishes off his Keyword Sandwich with the last five mechanics. He's a bit more verbose this time. And it's almost done, he swears!

Pattern Recognition #54B - Keyword Salad Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 January 11 by berryjon

This week, berryjon looks at the middle third of the 15 Evergreen Creature Keywords currently in the game - Flying through LIfelink.

Pattern Recognition #54A - Keyword Soup, Part 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 January 04 by berryjon

Today, berryjon begins his multi-part analysis of all the Evergreen Creature Keywords in Magic! All 15 of them.

Pattern Recognition #53 - Resurrection Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 November 30 by berryjon

Hello everyone! This week, this week, berryjon addresses a curious request from a reader who wants to know why White has been losing out on cards like Resurrection.

Standard Living #1 Opinion

2017 November 23 by masterpeez

Pattern Recognition #52 - Arabian Nights Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 November 23 by berryjon

With Magic's newest set coming out this week, berryjon takes a look at a different set completely!

Pattern Recognition #51 - Morph Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 November 16 by berryjon

What's in a card? What if you can't tell what it is? What does that make it? Today, berryjon addresses the mechanic that raises these questions, and why it is both good and bad.

Pattern Recognition #50 - Alpha Boons Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 November 02 by berryjon

Welcome back to Pattern Recognition, where everything that has come before will come again.

Pattern Recognition #49 - Modal Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 October 26 by berryjon

This week, berryjon takes a look at a different case of Two-For-One. Only this time, it's a positive thing!

Pattern Recognition #48 - The Great Machine Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 October 12 by berryjon

In this week's Pattern Recognition, berryjon makes a Babylon 5 reference, and points out some of the history of that reference, and what happened when it came out again.

Pattern Recognition #46 - Pirates! Features Opinion

2017 September 28 by berryjon

Today, berryjon builds a deck. Here's hoping it doesn't suck!

Pattern Recognition #45 - We can be Heroes Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 September 21 by berryjon

Today, berryjon talks about one of Theros' more prolific mechanics, and the reasons why it failed - leading into the version of it that did succeed. Mostly because his actual planned article for this week couldn't be done in time.

Pattern Recognition #44 - Flowstone Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 September 14 by berryjon

Shape the world, shape your creatures. Today, berryjon looks at an old theme in an old set, and why the results were important for combat.

Pattern Recognition #43 - Gideon Jura Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 September 07 by berryjon

Today, with Jace Totally Lost, berryjon talks about the next member of the Gatewatch, and why having only two loyalty abilities is a hinderance.

Pattern Recognition #42 - Band of Brothers Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 August 31 by berryjon

With this mechanic, berryjon describes how none of us are as strong as all of us. As long as you understand the rules. Urza knows even the author has problems sometimes!

Pattern Recognition #41 - Licids Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 August 24 by berryjon

Adding creatures to creatures is something that was done once long ago, and once in more recent history. Today, berryjon looks at Licids, and their place in history.

Pattern Recognition #40 - Removal Opinion Pattern Recognition

2017 August 17 by berryjon

I cast Fatal Push. I cast Counterspell. I cast Crossbow Infantry. What do they all have in common? Today, berryjon talks about removal and why it's so powerful, and fragile at the same time.