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.
Pattern Recognition #274 - Slow Grow 4 - The Finale Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 March 16 by berryjonThis week, berryjon ends his Slow Grow tournament! With a bang? With a whimper? Read inside to find out, and suggest anything he could have done better!
Pattern Recognition #273 - Slow Grow 4 - Weeks 3 and 4 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 March 02 by berryjonberryjon recounts his experiences with the middle third of this year's Slow Grow Tournament! And he has a special guest star at the end as well. Read, comment, suggest! There's still time for him to adjust things for Weeks 5 and 6.
Pattern Recognition #272 - Power Creep Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 February 23 by berryjonRound and Round we go, ever upwards. And where we'll end, no one knows. Today, berryjon describes something has killed games in the past, and Magic itself is not immune to.
Pattern Recognition #271 - Slow Grow 4, Part 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 February 16 by berryjonIt's here! My tournament! My people! My skill tested against other decks that start out just plain better than mine! It's Slow Grow, Weeks 1 and 2! I need help. Please send help.
Pattern Recognition #270 - Split the Difference Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 February 09 by berryjonHello everyone! This week's Pattern Recognition is a rehash of an old subject. Split Cards are not new to the game, but they have found a home in the design of sets, from colour fixing to various options for when you want one colour or another. They're good, solid and dependable, and today, berryjon takes a more in-depth look to them.
Pattern Recognition #269 - Hidden in the Fog Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 February 02 by berryjonSometimes, despite your best efforts, you simply cannot land a blow. And it isn't your fault. No, it's that stupid card that only costs ! What is it? Look within for today's subject.
Pattern Recognition #268 - A Token of my Appreciation Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 January 26 by berryjonHey everyone! Today, berryjon talks about cards that don't exist, and because they don't exist, they're a vital part of the game. Yes, I know the title of the article is a giveaway, but it's still a valid subject.
Pattern Recognition #267 - Slow Grow 4 - Commander Options Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 January 19 by berryjonIt's coming! My Slow Grow Tournament is coming, and with the format rules in place, it's time to start making plans for how to go forward. And whoo-boy are there some options for me. Read within to see where I can take this deck, and then weigh in with your own comments.
Pattern Recognition #266 - Prowess Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 January 12 by berryjonCast Spells! Cast More Spells! Make your Creatures Big! This mechanic does everything you ever wanted and more, and today, I will gush a little bit about it.
Pattern Recognition #265 - Slow Grow 2023 Deck Choice Features Opinion Pattern Recognition
2023 January 05 by berryjon
It's that time of year again, and berryjon is getting ready and amped for this year's local Slow Grow tournament. What is is going to run with this time? Grixus Control? Esper Artifacts?