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Pattern Recognition #162 - Commanding Beast Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 July 30 by berryjon

Take a Brawl Deck, add 40 cards, and what do you get? A Commander deck from berryjon that stars Questing Beast!

Pattern Recognition #161 - Questing Brawl Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 July 23 by berryjon

Today, berryjon brews a Brawl Deck, and then plays it on Arena! Come see how he does, when he picks a not-all-that-popular commander/brawler.

Pattern Recognition #160 - Magnify your Appetite Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 July 16 by berryjon

Hey everyone? Feeling peckish? Today, berryjon looks at two mechanics, one a success and one a failure and how they compare.

Pattern Recognition #159 - The Grandest Mechanic! Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 July 09 by berryjon

Today, berryjon looks at the grandest mechanic in the game, and why Wizards keeps not making new cards with it. Because if there's one thing we know, a mechanic only needs five examples.

Pattern Recognition #158 - Colour Shift Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 July 02 by berryjon

When is a card not a card? When will it Quickchange its skin to something else? berryjon talks about some of the history of Colour Shifts this week.

Pattern Recognition #157 - Spell Mastery Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 June 25 by berryjon

In today's Pattern Recognition, berryjon takes a quick look at one of the also-rans in terms of mechanics in the game. From Magic Origins, what was Spell Mastery and why did it exist? And more importantly, why wasn't it picked up?

Split Second #2: Color Cropping your Commanders TappedOut Commander Series

2020 June 18 by Suns_Champion

Color Cropping Commanders: or, how I learned to like Golos, Tireless Pilgrim. By Suns_Champion.

Pattern Recognition #156 - Green Filling Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 June 18 by berryjon

At last, is covered! Let us all rejoice at the end of this series within a series! Or lament its passing.But don't worry, berryjon knows what he's doing, and that's something to keep in mind, or to challenge.

Pattern Recognition #155 - Green Crust Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 June 11 by berryjon

We're almost done. It's time for berryjon to look at and where it exists. And then makes a small comment at the end that he hopes will generate discussion.

Split Second #1: Commander on Dies Triggers TappedOut Commander Series

2020 June 08 by Suns_Champion

Split Second, a series giving you a quick(ish) take on EDH/Commander topics! Today, Suns_Champion takes a split second to talk about the commander "on dies" trigger rule change, and what commanders come out as the big winners and losers!

Pattern Recognition #154 - The Great Designer Search Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 May 28 by berryjon

The Great Designer Search. What is there to say? Well, read what berryjon says after a small history of the events, and what happened during them.

Pattern Recognition #153 - Teferi Mechanics Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 May 21 by berryjon

Toay, berryjon looks at the mechanics behind Teferi, and shows how he just skirts the line of being too powerful, while showing just how he can get pushed over the edge in a few formats. After all, the best Planeswalker gets the best Cards, right?

The EDH Deck Building Process Postscript: A Brewer’s Work is Never Done TappedOut Commander Series

2020 May 18 by Suns_Champion

Join the Suns_Champion one last time for some afterthoughts on the deckbuilding process!

Pattern Recognition #152 - Teferi, Part 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 May 14 by berryjon

Best Planeswalker? _BEST PLANESWALKER_ Come on in and see why!

The EDH Deck Building Process #7 - Making Revisions TappedOut Commander Series

2020 May 09 by Suns_Champion

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! In the 7th installment of The EDH Deck Building Process, Suns_Champion discusses making revisions to your deck, and also retiring decks later on in the process.

Pattern Recognition #151 - Discard Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 May 07 by berryjon

Today, berryjon asks you to empty your hand so you can pay attention to what he's doing. Mainly, destroying your hand. Here, he talks about the hows and the whys of this core of 's identity.

The EDH Deck Building Process #6 - Playtesting and Asking for Help TappedOut Commander Series

2020 May 02 by Suns_Champion

Testing, 1 2 3.... In the 6th installment of the deck building process, Suns_Champion explains the dos and don'ts of asking for help, and gives you ways to playtest your deck before buying so that you can save money!

Pattern Recognition #150 - Set Sizes Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 April 30 by berryjon

Hello again!

What do the numbers 295, 383, 306 and now 254 have in common?

Well, they are some of the numbers of cards you will find in various sets throughout Magic's history! Today, berryjon looks at the various set sizes and how this came to be.

The EDH Deck Building Process #5 - Cutting Cards TappedOut Commander Series

2020 April 25 by Suns_Champion

This decklist is too long you need to cut it! In the 5th installment of The EDH Deck Building Process, Suns_Champion discusses further usage of custom categories and the grueling process of cutting cards (from the decklist, not with scissors or anything)!

Pattern Recognition #149 - Fight! Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 April 23 by berryjon

Today, berryjon puts up his dukes to deliver a Savage Punch to the enemies of . Let's FIGHT!