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Pattern Recognition #225 - Exile and the Graveyard Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 January 27 by berryjon

What is the point of the Graveyard? And what of Exile? Today, berryjon talks about these two end-zones for the game, and what happens when one can't do that job any more.

Pattern Recognition #224 - Casting Into Play Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 January 20 by berryjon

Answering a comment from last week, berryjon takes a look at the difference between casting a card and putting something into play.

Pattern Recognition #223 - Untapping Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 January 13 by berryjon

What is the point behind ? And why does matter in the first place? Today, berryjon takes a look at why the later is important, and why that makes the former very confusing.

Pattern Recognition #222 - As Fan Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 January 06 by berryjon

Open a pack! What do you see? What do you really see? Today, berryjon tries to break down what you see and why, to limited success.

Pun intended.

Pattern Recognition #221 - SING! Features Pattern Recognition

2021 December 09 by berryjon

Today, I sing Christmas Themed Filk Songs! I'm not that bad, if I say so myself.

Pattern Recognition #220 - The Errors of Logic Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 December 02 by berryjon

Sometimes, a card comes along that makes absolutely perfect sense, no matter how you look at it. But despite all the logic and reasoning behind it, it's still too good for what it was intended to do. Today, berryjon takes a look at one such card.

Pattern Recognition #219 - From the Hand Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 November 25 by berryjon

Casting spells are all well and good, but what else can you do from the hand? berryjon looks at an interesting experimental ability that still sees cards printed for it, but is mostly left alone now, and for good reason.

Pattern Recognition #218 - MonoGreen Stompy Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 November 11 by berryjon

This week, berryjon gives you all his second video as he shows off his mono- Commander deck and explains how the archetype works and why it's so good for beginners.

Pattern Recognition #217 - WU Aggro Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 November 04 by berryjon

Think that is about Control? Well, think again! Today, berryjon points out just how effective an Aggro deck can be in these colours. Don't fall prey to easy solutions! Go against the grain and do something very few people expect!

Pattern Recognition #216 - More Control Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 October 28 by berryjon

Thanks to comments from a different forum, I decided to take a crack at a different type of Control Archetype - symbol:RB. How do you think it works when compared to what I describe?

Pattern Recognition #215 - Take Control Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 October 21 by berryjon

Today, berryjon talks at length about how Control works, its strengths, it's weaknesses and it plays and is played against. Hopefully you will find it educational!

Pattern Recognition #214 - A New Set - Green Commons Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 October 17 by berryjon

Today, berryjon goes back to his set-in-progress and fills out the commons, hopefully creating a viable basis to build up the colour from. Does he succeed or horribly fail? Make your opinions known.

NOW ACTUALLY UP! Thanks yeaGO for fixing things.

Pattern Recognition #213 - Sideboard Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 October 07 by berryjon

Today, berryjon talks about the nature of the Sideboard, how it works, then cites an example of Sideboards gone mad with power. Oh, and there's a video too!

Pattern Recognition #212 - Brawl-halla Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 September 23 by berryjon

This week, berryjon gives a post-mortem on a format he likes, may is be remembered, unlike the others that came before it. Let us raise a toast to Brawl! Where no one at Wizards cared for, and never will.

Pattern Recognition #211 - Mana Symbols Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 September 16 by berryjon

Today, berryjon takes a crack at the casting costs of cards, and why they aren't what you think they are.

After all, it's not hard, is it?

Pattern Recognition #210 - The Style of Innistrad Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 September 09 by berryjon

This week, berryjon continues his look into Innistrad by giving a very cursory explanation of what made the Block so amazing.

Pattern Recognition #209 - The (Abridged) History of Innistrad Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 September 02 by berryjon

Today, berryjon gives a relatively quick and opinionated summary of the history of Innistrad. From the inciting incident of Vigo the Carpathian to the current chaos and confusion. And he takes a few shots at weird characterization as well!

Pattern Recognition #208 - A New Set - Last Legendaries Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 August 26 by berryjon

This week, berryjon crafts the last two Legendary Leaders of Solle, and explains how they are intended to work. The set progresses!

Pattern Recognition #207 - A New Set - Two Legendaries Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 August 19 by berryjon

This week, berryjon heads back to Solle to talk about two more Legendary Creatures for the Tribes, how they work, and which one is probably his favorite, and thus would probably require nerfing.

Pattern Recognition #206 - A New Set - Rare Lands and a Legendary Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2021 August 05 by berryjon

We go back to Solle this week, and this time berryjon takes a crack at the five Rare Dual Lands, as well as starting off developing the Legendaries for the set. Though he doesn't get too far as he doesn't want this to run too long.