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Pattern Recognition #245 - To Infinity and Beyond! Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 June 30 by berryjon

Today, berryjon talks about what makes a Combo an Infinite Combo, or one of its lesser versions. And why the Infinite Combo might not be as good as you think it might be.

Pattern Recognition #244 - Lands that are Also Mans Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 June 23 by berryjon

Today, berryjon goes where plenty of people have gone before and looks at ManLands of the self-animating and externally animating kind. He also provides a deck for the concept, the first in a long while!

Pattern Recognition #243 - Into Battle Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 June 16 by berryjon

The Combat step exists to attack and block, but what if that choice is taken away from you? What then?

Pattern Recognition #242 - Special Actions Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 June 09 by berryjon

There are ten things in the game that you can do that ignore the stack. Some are obvious, some only appear on one card. Can you name them all?

Pattern Recognition #241 - Live Fasterer and Die Harderer Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 May 26 by berryjon

A long time ago, berryjon talked about creatures with Haste and Trample, and how they worked in the game. Today, he comes back to the same subject and hits you with it again!

Pattern Recognition #240 - Ajani, Planeswalker Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 May 19 by berryjon

At long last, the last of Ajani Goldmane! What secrets lurk within? What amazing revelations will be uncovered! Nothing. Ajani is as Ajani is, and he is Ajani.

Pattern Recognition #239 - Ajani, Part 2 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 May 12 by berryjon

There's been a lot of Ajani over the years, so it's time to start looking at some of his versions over the years.

Pattern Recognition #238 - The Life and Times of Ajani Goldmane Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 May 05 by berryjon

One of Magic's original Planeswalkers, Ajani Goldmane has had a rough life, but has emerged better for it. Today, berryjon summarizes this for you all, so that he can lay the groundwork for a more conventional analysis next week.

Pattern Recognition #237 - A New Set - Black Commons Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 April 28 by berryjon

Welcome back to Solle, the setting for berryjon's custom set. Today, he shows off the 21 Common cards in the set, as well as some of his logic for his choices.

Pattern Recognition #236 - Threat Assessment Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 April 21 by berryjon

Today, berryjon gets something off his chest about how players at his FLGS deal with threats on the board, real and imagined. And what makes people make those sorts of choices, for good or for bad. Mostly bad.

Pattern Recognition #235 - Slow Grow Finale Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 April 14 by berryjon

It's here, the end of Slow Grow! How did I do? Actually pretty well. Read all about it inside!

Pattern Recognition #234 - Commander Summit Responses Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 April 07 by berryjon

It's only two years late, but today, berryjon reveals his full answers to the the Commander Summit questions posed by TheCommandZone back in 2020! With Video!

Pattern Recognition #233 - Slow Grow, Week 6 and 7 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 March 31 by berryjon

It's Slow Grow Time again! Join berryjon as he reaches the near-end of the tournament, and what happens and what goes on as he tried to stay in the top 4.

Pattern Recognition #232 - A Problem with White Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 March 24 by berryjon

This week, berryjon takes a crack at a subject everyone was gaga over a year ago to try and add a different perspective to the mix, something unique and can be pointed out right in the cards themselves. What is his problem with ?

Pattern Recognition #231 - Slow Grow, Weeks 4 and 5 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 March 17 by berryjon

It's Slow Grow! Today, berryjon breaks down what happened as he crosses the halfway point of the tournament, and how things are stacking up. Will he rebound, or keep his slow fall in the standings?

Pattern Recognition #230 - Slow Grow Weeks 2 and 3 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 March 03 by berryjon

What's been going on with Slow Grow these past two weeks? Well, today, berryjon gives summaries of each game, as well as how things are turning out for him. It's not that bad, really.

Pattern Recognition #229 - A New Set - Red Commons Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 February 24 by berryjon

This week, berryjon goes at long last to the set he is building. More commons, more draft chaff!

Pattern Recognition #228 - Slow Grow, Week 1 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 February 17 by berryjon

It's Time for Slow Grow! Let's run rampant over everyone, and maybe swing my way to victory. Yeah. Right. Me? Winning? Like that'll ever happen.

Pattern Recognition #227 - Shrines Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 February 10 by berryjon

Kamigawa comes out next week, but this week is pre-release! And you know what that means? You better pray to the Kami for good packs. And where to do that, you might ask? Well, how about at your local Shrine!

Pattern Recognition #226 - Slow Grow Week 0 Features Opinion Pattern Recognition

2022 February 03 by berryjon

Hello! This week, berryjon introduces the basics of his Slow Grow Tournament deck, and critiques where he's starting from. And lays out some plans for the future.

Also, it's a Video Update as well!