2023 June 22 by berryjonHello everyone! This week, berryjon talks a bit about the nature of Dark Ritual, how it works, why it works, and what has been done with it over the years. Come for the article, stay for the Apex of Power!
2023 June 08 by berryjonHello everyone! Today, berryjon looks at a classic archetype that wasn't really codified until 2012, when some noble vampires entered the scene.
2023 June 01 by berryjonGuess what I haven't touched in a year! My in-house developing set for Magic! Wow, some of my choices seem to be biting me in retrospect, but who cares? Welcome back to _Solle: The Rising Sun_!
2023 May 25 by berryjonAh, Cascade. Such a fun little mechanic that has had it's ups and downs. Today, berryjon takes a look at this card, from the cheapest outlet to the most expensive monster you can cast.
2023 May 18 by berryjonWhat's better than tapping someone to let them know something bad is happening? When they see it coming a mile away! Today, berryjon looks at a tertiary effect in Red Deck Wins decks, and how they work.
2023 May 11 by berryjonWhat rule do all of you break, but never mean to? And yet in breaking this rule, you change nothing and no one cares? Today, berryjon cares enough to remind you that 404.2 is still on the books, and what it used to mean!
2023 May 04 by berryjonToday, berryjon puts on his Pirate hat, and goes looking for something that we can all get behind. And no, it's not Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, although come to think of it, he is relevant.
2023 April 27 by berryjonClickbait title aside, today berryjon tries to imagine how one of Mark Rosewater's lamentations about the design of the game could have gone down, and how it could have affected the game as the years go by. What do you think?
2023 April 13 by berryjonFrom last week's talk about taking the Crown, to this week's subject - just what was that game mode, and how did it work? Well, today, berryjon summarizes Conspiracy for those who didn't get to play it 10-ish years ago.
2023 April 06 by berryjonQueen Marchesa is in the house, and she's not happy with these Phyrexians getting in the way of a good game of politics. So, what is the nature of her politics? Today, berryjon introduces the multiplayer mechanic Monarch.
2023 March 30 by berryjonThere's a fundamental problem with one of the driving forces behind the game right now, and I've seen it before in other games. Today, berryjon gets on his soap-box and makes a case for why we need to stop focusing so much on Modern and Commander.
Pattern Recognition #275 - The Cards that Actually Broke the Game Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 March 23 by berryjon
Today's click-bait title aside, berryjon looks at an overview of a set of cards, and a relevant mechanic that actually broke the game, necessitating some serious responses from Wizards.
Those were dark days, back in 2005, let me tell you.