Donald Smith started playing Magic in Theros. He got his first (and only) GP Top 8 in Charlotte 2015 and has chained Pro Tour invites ever since. Now he has a Pro Tour Top 8 under his belt and is a Gold level pro.
Theros / Kaladesh
Chained to the Rocks
"I got hooked on Magic because of the social aspect."
Preparing for tournaments.
The period between PT Atlanta and PT Honolulu, Donald didn't have a good finish at any event. He also learned humility.
Top 4 of Pro Tour Dublin. Also, the 11th win that got him the Pro Tour Dublin invite.
Taking risks pays off. Risk within reason.
Derek; looked at the game with analytical eyes.
Donald learned a good work ethic.
People play too scared.
In AER Limited, have your colors set by the end of pack one.
People let color biases affect them too much. Don't buy into hyperbole.
Life pod, dice, pens, playmat, laptop, snacks, granola bars, Clif bars, water, token
Draft every day!
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