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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?

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 #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?

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!

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.

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.

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!

Pattern Recognition #148 - Commander Combined Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 April 09 by berryjon

In a last minute article, berryjon takes one of the new Commander 2020 decks and punches it up from an unexpected source! The deck may not be great, but it's not something to sneeze at either.

Pattern Recognition #147 - The Kor Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 April 02 by berryjon

This week, berryjon looks at one of the minor tribes in the game, and why they are minor. Then he makes a bad pun at the end and you should all tell him how bad it is.

Pattern Recognition #146 - The Top of the Library Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 March 26 by berryjon

Today, berryjon will examine the importance of the top of the library and what you can do about it. Sometimes good, sometimes bad and always interesting.

Pattern Recognition #145 - Mana Ramp Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 March 19 by berryjon

Welcome back! This week, berryjon looks into Mana Ramp and what is done with it!

Pattern Recognition #144 - Red Filling Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 March 13 by berryjon

In part 2 of his analysis of , berryjon pokes at the colour combinations and how expresses itself with them and by itself.

Pattern Recognition #143 - Red Crust Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 March 05 by berryjon

Today, berryjon returns to his examination of the colour pie and mixes up how he presents things this time with his conclusion first, and explanations later. After all, it's in colour, right?

Pattern Recognition #142 - High Tech and High Magic Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2020 February 27 by berryjon

Enemies don't have to be, and in today's Pattern Recognition, berryjon examines one of the fundamental conceits of the game, points out where it's been bent and where Wizards keeps trying to put the problem back into the bottle.