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Episode 527 – The Casual Player’s Guide to Magic Tournaments

This episode is all about helping casual players manage their first tournament of each type. Starting with Prereleases then moving into FNM, PPTQ, and finally a Grand Prix or SCG Open, we’ll give you some general tips for how to prepare and what to expect at each level. Whether you’ve never been to a tournament in your life or you’re a regular FNM player that wants to attend your first GP, we’ve got you covered!

This may sound like a lot of information, but don’t worry! We’re sharing all this with you because it’s all stuff that we, in our many years of attending various flavors of tournaments, have screwed up or run into in the past and we really just want to save you the hassle. Most of it is relatively simple and seems pretty obvious…until the one time you don’t think about it. “Know where you’re going.” “Make sure you know the format you’ll be playing.” “Find out how to not starve to death.” Just try to keep these seemingly obvious things in the back of your mind!

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2 Comments

  1. CHRIS PORTER
    October 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Great episode!! two things I didn’t hear though…HYGENE!!! we don’t Have to smell like geeks. And even if you have that vintage black lotus shirt…make sure that you choose a shirt that is long enough to eh…cover everything all day and in all sitting positions. Keep up the great work guys. PS can we get Pearliman on for an episode…the abuse is always classic. Thanks again

  2. Greg (MadStorkMSU)
    October 18, 2018 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    I think I finally realize why I struggle at constructed: I play Mike decks full of Brian cards!

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