Articles

Pattern Recognition #22 - I hate Jace Features Opinion

2017 March 23 by berryjon

You know whom I despise more than anyone else? A certain character who has mediocre cards, and could be forgotten about tomorrow and the story would go on without?

Yeah. I thought so too.

Pattern Recognition #21 - Mana Rocks Features Opinion

2017 March 16 by berryjon

You know what rocks? Mana rocks! In this issue of Pattern Recognition, I go back to an old subject and bring forward one of the possible solutions to it.

Pattern Recognition #20 - Hunted Features Opinion

2017 March 09 by berryjon

In this issue, we look at cards that are hunted for the benefits they bring. And I mean that with a straight face!

Pattern Recognition #19 - Modern Master Features Opinion

2017 March 02 by berryjon

You all know it. You all want it. So... where did it come from, and why was it a mistake? After all, Modern wouldn't be Modern without it.

Pattern Recognition #18 - A Purchased Rare Features Opinion

2017 February 23 by berryjon

In this issue of Pattern Recognition, berryjon talks about the first rare he bought as a single, and the subsequent versions of that card that have been printed.

Pattern Recognition #17 - ACC Features Opinion

2017 February 16 by berryjon

ACC. Bet you don't know what that is a backronym for, do you? Well, neither did I before I started writing this article. What is Aggro, Combo and Control?

Pattern Recognition #16 - Nothing to Fear Features Opinion

2017 February 09 by berryjon

What is there to Fear when you play against Black? Quite a lot, it seems.

Pattern Recognition #15 - The Two Great Cycles Features Opinion

2017 February 02 by berryjon

What goes around, comes around. So, what exactly is going around anyway?

Pattern Recognition #14 - Formats Features Opinion

2017 January 26 by berryjon

In this issue of Pattern Recognition, berryjon touches on the many different formats there are in the game.

Pattern Recognition #13 - Board Wipes Features Opinion

2017 January 19 by berryjon

Well, why not blow everything up? berryjon talks about the hows and the whys of wiping out the board.

Pattern Recognition #12 - Lands Matter Features Opinion

2017 January 12 by berryjon

Lands don't really matter, do they? In this issue of Pattern Recognition, berryjon talks about some of the ways in which they do matter.

Pattern Recognition #11 - Volvers Features Opinion

2017 January 05 by berryjon

Welcome back to 2017, and Pattern Recognition begins its next run with a unique cycle of creatures and how they helped define drafting and multicoloured decks!

You win some, you lose more Opinion

2016 December 30 by DevoidMage

Reflections on the past year and getting better as a player

Pattern Recognition #10 - Alternate Casting Costs Features Opinion

2016 December 11 by berryjon

So, when is a card's casting cost, not it's real casting cost? berryjon takes a look at a cycle of cards that redefined what it means to play a card. And a few other cases.

The king is dead! Long live the Pauper! Opinion

2016 November 30 by Boza

What were the most important recent changes in the world of Pauper?

Pattern Recognition #9 - Winning and Losing Features Opinion

2016 November 24 by berryjon

When can you win without winning, or lose without losing? berryjon looks at what goes into Alternate Win and Loss conditions in this issue.

Pattern Recognition #8 - Bears Features Opinion

2016 November 17 by berryjon

In this issue, berryjon talks about one of the inhabitants of Oz. Lions and Tigers and ... what?

Pattern Recognition #7 - Tribal Features Opinion

2016 November 10 by berryjon

What's on every creature, and you tend to ignore until it becomes the most important thing in the world? Find out when Berryjon talks about perhaps the most pervasive concept in Magic.

Pattern Recognition #6B - Card Draw 2 Features Opinion

2016 November 03 by berryjon

In this issue, berryjon finishes answering the question about Card Draw by breaking it down by colors and discussing the pros and cons of each.

Pattern Recognition #6 - Card Draw Part 1 Features Opinion

2016 October 27 by berryjon

This week's issue of Pattern Recognition is the first half of a response to the first request - what exactly is Card Draw?