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Feb 23, 2018

Daniel Mabee is a semi-competitive Magic player from Sacramento, California who has been playing since 2000. He made his first Grand Prix top 8 at GP Santa Clara.

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First Set

Ice Age

Favorite Set

Innistrad

Favorite Card

Opposition

Early Challenge

Dan was intimidated by going to events. Everyone knew each other and he felt like the new kid. Over time the community was a whole has become more welcoming and Dan learned how to make friends. This helped him feel more comfortable at events.

Worst Magic Moment

At a Theros Grand Prix in Sacramento Dan practiced a lot. He had high expectations but got smashed 4 rounds in a row. Dan was disappointed but learned it's important to remember that Magic is a game. Don't  get attached to a single event.

Proudest Magic Moment

Grand Prix Santa Clara when Dan made top 8 with his team.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Dan knows you can't change the past. It's easy to obsess over past decisions, but know that you can't change how you got there. You can decide how to act now.

Advice to New Players

Don't be afraid of going up and talking to people.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Not trusting your own intuition.

Parting Guidance

Most people struggle believing they can win. Explore your confidence and hold on to it. You have to believe you can win.

Magic Resource

SCG, CFB, MTG Salvation, The Source, Twitch

Connect With Daniel Mabee

Dan can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Feb 16, 2018

John Martin is a long time MTG grinder who started playing in Scars of Mirridon/Innistrad block. He has 2 PPTQ wins, made top 20 at GP SA, and is the champion of GP Santa Clara. John lives in Austin, Texas.

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First Set

Onslaught

Favorite Set

Return to Ravnica

Favorite Card

Restoration Angel

Early Challenge

John is very proud of his accomplishments and is competitive. It was tough to realize he wasn't the best in the room. He made a conscious effort to learn from others.

Worst Magic Moment

Just before GP Santa Clara, John was about to hang up the hat and stop playing Magic. He recommends having others outlets and knowing when to take a step back.

Proudest Magic Moment

Winning GP Santa Clara with his friends.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Critical thinking. Magic has helped John think at a higher land. It is also increased his mental capacity.

Advice to Early Players

There is no shortcut. Don't be results oriented. Just because you do poorly at a tournament doesn't mean you're a bad player.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players don't admit when they've made an in-game mistake.

Parting Guidance

If you want the Pro Tour, don't quit. Breaks are okay but don't quit.

Magic Resource

CFB, MTG Goldfish, TCG Player

Connect With John Martin

Twitter:@hardcastnarco

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Feb 9, 2018

Isaac Sears has worked in the casino industry for a decade and his Magic accomplishments include 1 Grand Prix top 8, 1 team Grand Prix top 4, and a top 75 at Pro Tour DC. He also has 1 SCG top 8, 2 SCG top 16s, and was a semifinalist at the World Magic Cup. Isaac lives in Santa Rosa, CA.

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First Set

Invasion

Favorite Set

Mirrodin / Kamigawa

Favorite Card

Upheaval
Balance

Early Challenge

Dealing with loss and tilting has been hard for Isaac.

Worst Magic Moment

Isaac was banned for a time early in his career. It was rough because he didn't know the rule that the broke existed.
Always call a judge if you're unsure about anything.

Proudest Magic Moment

Tie between winning a WMCQ and making Top 4 at a team GP in Santa Clara.

Advice for Early Players

If it's cute it's probably wrong. Beware of interactions that are fleshy but don't actually win.
Always play test.

Applied to Life

Resource Management. Learning how to manage time and other resources in life.

Daily Habits

Check MTG Top 8, Read everyday

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players get too comfortable and forget to check the little things. Be aware of the board state, including the graveyard.

Parting Guidance

If you're tilting, it's okay to walk away.

Magic Resource

CFB, Twitch, MTG Top 8

Connect With Isaac Sears

Twitter:@vonducky 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

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Feb 2, 2018

Jeremy Frye has been playing competitive Magic for 8 years. In that time, he has made 2 Grand Prix top 4s with 1 win, and 1 SCG Open top 8. He has found himself to always need a competitive outlet and Magic has always been first and foremost. Jeremy lives in Austin, TX.

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First Set

Mirrodin

Favorite Set

Rise of the Eldrazi

Favorite Card

Wolfbriar Elemental

Early Challenge

Acquiring cards. Jeremy had to borrow, barter and work to get what he needed.

Worst Magic Moment

Jeremy needed one more win to make day 2 at a GP, he didn't consider all the cards, his opponent could have and didn't play around a counterspell. Now, he considers what's the worst his opponent could do. 

Proudest Magic Moment

First GP Top 8. Jeremy mulled to 4 and still won. 

Magic Milestones

First GP Day 2, placing high in another format.

Tournament Day Tips

Eating a good breakfast, getting sleep the night before, and take snacks.

Advice To New Players

Magic is a game of variance. Don't let it get you down.

Personal Growth

Jeremy has increased his confidence and social skills through Magic.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Tapping mana incorrectly and playing lands in the wrong order.

Parting Guidance

Don't give up!

Connect With Jeremy Frye

Twitter:@Ghostsonforever 

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

 

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