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Pattern Recognition #103 - Slow Grow Finale Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 March 21 by berryjon

Today, berryjon finishes off his Slow Grow League! How does he fare? Well, that's something you should all see coming, but it's the decisions along the way that matter, right?

Pattern Recognition #102 - Strictly Better Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 February 28 by berryjon

In today's Pattern Recognition, berryjon talks a little bit about the idea of some cards being better or worse than other cards, and why this is. From Limited all the way through to one of the major flaws in the game, why worse is better, and better is worse.

Pattern Recognition #101 - Slow Grow, Week 4 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 February 21 by berryjon

Another week, another set of decisions to make. berryjon gives the high and lows of Week 4 of his Slow Grow League.

Pattern Recognition #100 - Alpha Boons Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 February 14 by berryjon

It's here! I return once again to the beginning and with it comes Issue #100 of Pattern Recognition!

Pattern Recognition #99 - Slow Grow, Week 3 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 January 31 by berryjon

Hey, it's berryjon's Slow Grow League again! new choices, new decisions and new interesting results in Week Three out of Six!

Pattern Recognition #98 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 January 24 by berryjon

What's new is old, and what's old is new again! Today, berryjon looks at something that is both of these things, and how it's been tried before and after.

Pattern Recognition #97 - Slow Grow 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 January 17 by berryjon

Today, berryjon returns to his Slow Grow League, and Week 2. Cards and exchanged! More games are played, and observations observed! Will he win anything, find out!

Pattern Recognition #96 - Custom Card Critique Finale Card Design Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 January 10 by berryjon

One last time, berryjon Critiques Custom Cards! Anything in here he likes? Come and see!

Pattern Recognition #95 - Slow Grow, Part 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2019 January 03 by berryjon

Welcome back to Pattern Recognition in the new year! Today, berryjon starts his retrospective and post-mortem on a Commander League he went to a couple months ago, and it ain't pretty.

Pattern Recognition #94 - Custom Card Critique 5 Card Design Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 December 13 by berryjon

The second to last Card Critique is here! What's inside, and will berryjon finally find something he can't improve or make suggestions too? Find out within!

Pattern Recognition #93 - With a Cause Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 December 06 by berryjon

Today, berryjon fights! But he doesn't use the mechanic. Rather, he has a cause to fight for, and to make the other guy die for it!

Pattern Recognition #92 - Custom Card Critique 4 Card Design Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 November 29 by berryjon

Welcome back to more cards reviews! This time, berryjon actually has some diamonds in the rough to work with. And some turds.

Pattern Recognition #91 - Mana Denial Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 November 22 by berryjon

This week, berryjon examines a very low-key, but vitally important aspect to the color Red, and why it has to stay that way.

Pattern Recognition #90 - Custom Card Critique 3 Card Design Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 November 15 by berryjon

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another round of Custom Card Critique! Where berryjon sorts through the ideas you guys have, and this time, he might actually find one that's print worthy!

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.