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Tom Rickarby

I have been playing this game on and off since Urza Saga, at many different levels of interest and ambition. I'm also a big fan of legacy, but will basically play any format that appeals. In all things I tend to favour the "fruity" over the conventional, sometimes to my extraordinary benefit, but often it doesn't work out that way. I've recently started to play much more competitive magic and the plan is start to see some improvements in my game.

Black Propaganda: Why Card Advantage isn’t as Good as you Think...

Card advantage has become a core concept in the way that we talk and think about Magic: the Gathering, but the concept itself is a partial red herring, since it is one step removed from what truly matters.

Black Propaganda: How I Qualified for Nationals by Thomas Rickarby

Why do players insist on playing the next big thing when there is so much of an advantage to be gained in doing something unexpected?

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