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Magic Players: Grow Up or Shut Up

November 26, 2012

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Dear Magic the Gathering “community”, My name is Pierre Lalague, although you may have never heard of me, I am one of your own [editors note – you may have heard of Marc Lalague, champion at this year’s GP Anaheim, Pierre’s twin, and the other half of the Brothers Lalaguchi].  I have been playing cards […]

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Live Blogging the MTG PC

August 30, 2012

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    By Matt Sperling   (Rashad Miller, Pro Player and Commentator) Late start for this concept, but better late than never.   Day 2 of the Event, Draft 1, round 1. -1:00 PST: Let’s get started.  Just watched a few interviews with Zac and the Japanese players, one roughly translated and one in rough […]

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Computer Program “K.A.R.N.” Defeats Top Magic Pros

June 29, 2012

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By Matt Sperling on 6/29/12 Renton, WA – Programmers in the digital products division of Wizards of the Coast scored a huge victory today when their computer program beat professional players in a Magic: The Gathering match.  The victory was the culmination of a years-long project in computer artificial intelligence.  The project, dubbed Knowledgeable Artificial-Intelligence […]

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Sticks and Stones

April 17, 2012

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By Tim Aten By all accounts, Cedric Phillips is a pretty happy fellow–and why wouldn’t he be? He’s always having fun because he lives life on his own terms, realizing it’s far too short to constrain oneself with society’s expectations or “playing it safe.” (If he wants to act on a whim and fly to […]

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The Creature from the Rogue Lagoon

January 17, 2012

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by Matt Sperling Conley Woods and Owen Turtenwald agreed on Friday that if either player won the Grand Prix, that player would celebrate by jumping into the hotel’s duck and bacteria infested lagoon.  On Sunday, Conley won the GP, and after a few beers, Owen remembered the bet.  Each of our inner 15-year-olds then came […]

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How to Brainstorm Like a Pro

December 15, 2011

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by Tim Aten Many, many years ago, literally a decade before some of you started playing, there was an article on The Dojo called “Impulse Like a Pro.” (You can find it here: http://classicdojo.org/b982/hum.980430eco.txt) We’ve decided to bring the concept into the new millennium by updating it with current players. And since Impulse is now […]

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R.I.P. Andy Rooney

December 1, 2011

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  Andy Rooney passed away a few weeks ago at age 92.  For those who didn’t know his work, he mostly highlighted quirky aspects of everyday items we all use but rarely examine.  I always found his commentary amusing and his voice and delivery played a key role alongside his commentary.  I got the sense […]

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