126: Don't Let Your Dreams be Dreams with Erik Carson

Released Tuesday, 30th August 2016
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Erik Carson spends most of his time as a musician and graphic designer but still makes room for Magic. He has 2 Star City Games Legacy Top 8s and 1 Grand Prix Top 8. He goes through spurts of streaming and is looking to make a run at the Pro Players Club starting with Grand Prix Portland 2016. Erik lives in Roseburg OR. Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Erik Carson when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep126 First Set Zendikar Favorite Set Innistrad Favorite Card Capsize What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you? The strategy and brain exercise. Early Challenge Deck building. Mono curves weren't at the top of Erik's mind. Worst Magic Moment SCG Open in 2012. Erik made Top 8. Lost in quarter finals. Erik made a huge mistake in game 2. He misconducted the game state and lost. Slow down and think through your plays. Proudest Magic Moment Top 8 at GP Los Angeles, hearing his name over the speakers felt amazing. It was very validating. Best Format Legacy Entry Level Tips For Legacy Play a deck with Force of Will. Ask to read you opponents card. If you don't understand it, counter it. How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event Erik chose his deck early, a few months in advance. What's in Your Tournament Bag Clothes, Deck Box + Deck, Extra Cards, Toothbrush, Trail Mix Legion Improvement Suggestions Never be afraid to make mistakes and look foolish. Don't let your dreams be dreams. Habits That Help You Improve Playing Music. Pro You Look Up To Reid Duke Connect With Erik Carson Twitter: @platypusisland 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   Sponsors

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