2023 September 21 by berryjon
Hey everyone, today's Pattern Recognition is a repeat as I missed real world deadlines that ate my time. So here is an article originally published 24 May 2018, over five years ago! Let's Opt
for a Scry, shall we?
2023 September 14 by berryjon
Rats! Err... I mean, today, berryjon
examines a rarely used mechanic - of which there are only 5 actual examples in the game, and attempts to persistently explain their history. Or at least an approach to it.
2023 September 07 by berryjon
Welcome back! Today, I will regale you with an enchanted story of an old archetype, who had the groundwork laid out in the earliest days of Magic, and has only grown since then!
2023 August 31 by berryjon
Well, here it is, the culmination of my work! A 60 card Brawl deck upgraded to a 100 card Commander deck! Come in and see what additions I made, and then make your own suggestions about what I could have dine differently.
2023 August 24 by berryjon
Hello! Today, berryjon plays out five rounds with his Brawl deck! How well does he do? Tune in, find out, and make suggestions for improvements!
And stick around after for a couple extra rounds with a different deck.
2023 August 17 by berryjon
Another year, another (non)Rotation, and that means it's time for a new BRAWL Deck! Hop on in and have a look as I design a janky deck that shouldn't work, and probably won't. But hey, it'll be fun, right?
2023 August 10 by berryjon
One of Magic's most eternal Creature types, and not much about them that's special. So, what makes _Soldiers_ tick? And
2023 August 03 by berryjon
looks at some cards that are banned in some formats, and why they were hit. Feel free to chime in with your own examples and opinions!
Who is the biggest, most awesome kid on the block? Is it Urza's legacy? Jace's Plot Armor? No? How about the Eldrazi? Today, berryjon takes a look at the (known) history of the Eldrazi, and relates what we know, and what we know we don't know about them.
And the Precon for them is going to be spoiled in a couple hours from release, so you'll be prepared!
A followup to an article from over three years ago, berryjon
takes a closer look at some of the requirements of a Voltron deck and what may or may not be needed for it to work.
When is a card not a card? Not when it transforms into another permanent, like a Ninja, but when it can transform into (almost) anything else in your deck
. Today, berryjon
gives a short talk about this mechanic from OG Ravnica.
Jace and his Friends (I'm sure he has some) are a cornerstone of the game today. But what makes a deck tick when it focuses on Planeswalkers? Today, berryjon
summarizes how the Superfriends
archetype works, with an eye to the future Precon deck!
Hello 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
Hello everyone! Today, berryjon
looks at a classic archetype that wasn't really codified until 2012, when some noble vampires entered the scene.
Guess 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_!
Ah, 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.
What'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.
What 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!
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 berryjon
Clickbait 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?