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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.

Pattern Recognition #83 - Bolster Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 September 13 by berryjon

Today, berryjon is out of workable ideas, so he picks a card at random to look at. Again. Lazy bum.

Pattern Recognition #82 - Vess Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 September 06 by berryjon

Picking up where her history ended, berryjon starts talking about her mechanics for Liliana Vess all the way to Liliana, Untouched By Death .

Pattern Recognition #81 - Liliana Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 30 by berryjon

Today, berryjon actually has positive things to say about a Planeswalker! Liliana Vess is far better than she looks, that's for sure.

Pattern Recognition #80 - Commander's Flaw? Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 23 by berryjon

Welcome back! After picking up the Commander 2018 boxes two weeks ago, berryjon feels that he must share a very disappointing observation about the format as a whole. Perhaps one of you can offer a suitable counterpoint?

Pattern Recognition #79 - Ravnica's End Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 16 by berryjon

Finally, berryjon finishes off his retrospection of Ravnica. Now here's hoping Wizards does right by it after last time.

Pattern Recognition #78 - A Response to the Tolarian Community College, Part 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2018 August 02 by berryjon

This week, berryjon finishes his essay regarding the most important part of Magic's meta, and who the current champion is in his eyes.