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Pattern Recognition #64 - Dominaria Spiral Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 April 12 by berryjon

With Dominaria on the horizon, berryjon looks at some of the cards and their historical* basis.

*Cards not guaranteed to be Legends, Artifacts or Sagas.

Pattern Recognition #63 - Phyrexia, Part 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 April 05 by berryjon

And here is the other hand of berryjon's look at the one great Evil in Magic's history. Nicol Bolas, you're a poser!

Pattern Recognition #62 - Phyrexia, Part 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 March 29 by berryjon

The one true evil force for Magic, the Phyrexians. Today, berryjon gives a quick history lesson into their impact on the story of Magic.

Pattern Recognition #61 - Set out of Time Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 March 22 by berryjon

Today, as berryjon works his courage up to talk about Dominaria, he starts by talking about a certain set that is quite out of time - and no, it's not Time Spiral!

Pattern Recognition #60 - Masters Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 March 15 by berryjon

Tomorrow, the third Masters set is released in a year. berryjon weighs in on what they are, what they want to be, and why Wizards is messing up.

Pattern Recognition #59 - Slivers Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 March 08 by berryjon

What's the most powerful tribe? Not Elves. Not Goblins. Not Vehicles.

It's Slivers!

Pattern Recognition #58 - Red Deck Wins Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 March 01 by berryjon

As one of the most consistent deck types in the game, today berryjon looks under the hood with Red Deck Wins and how it rises and falls.

Pattern Recognition #57 - Legendary Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 February 22 by berryjon

Legends make the game, and the game makes Legends. Today, berryjon talks a bit about the history of the Legendary supertype, and what this means for the game.

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.