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  • Rebuke
    December 15, 2017
    Going for the Gold: The Importance of Flexibility
    Going for the Gold: The Importance of Flexibility
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    December 15, 2017
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! Today we'll be discussing the importance of a card's flexibility. Now, when I talk about flexibility, I refer to a card's ability to change so as to adapt to different...
  • Burnout
    December 1, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Dealing with Burnout
    Going for the Gold: Dealing with Burnout
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    December 1, 2017
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! This week we're going to talk about something more real than just another PPTQ win: How do you deal with burning out? Burnout is defined as the physical or mental...
  • Serum Visions
    November 24, 2017
    Going for the Gold: How Mistakes Make You Better
    Going for the Gold: How Mistakes Make You Better
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    November 24, 2017
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! This week I’d like to talk about making mistakes in Magic. Make no mistake, making mistakes can be some of the most painful experiences in the game. Especially...
  • Char
    November 17, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Probability in Magic
    Going for the Gold: Probability in Magic
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    November 17, 2017
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! Today we continue our series on improving as a Magic player as we talk about probability. Those of you who are statistically challenged are probably wondering what I mean by probability? Probability...
  • Hazoret the Fervent
    November 10, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Pro Tour Ixalan Recap
    Going for the Gold: Pro Tour Ixalan Recap
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    November 10, 2017
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold. As promised, today is the recap of my latest Pro Tour. Spoiler: It's shorter than usual! For those of you who were kind enough to follow me in the standings,...
  • Commune With Dinosaurs
    November 3, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Attending Your First Pro Tour
    Going for the Gold: Attending Your First Pro Tour
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    November 3, 2017
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! Today is the day that we've all been waiting for... Pro Tour Ixalan! It's a weird feeling: Ixalan has been out for a few months and I feel like everyone has...
  • Mana Leak
    October 20, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Top 4 Pro Tour Feature Matches
    Going for the Gold: Top 4 Pro Tour Feature Matches
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    October 20, 2017
    Welcome back to Going for the Gold! If you've read this column before, you already know that I'm a big fan of watching previous online coverage and observing the best players play the game. This...
  • Skulduggery
    October 12, 2017
    Going for the Gold: A Preview of Canadian Nationals
    Going for the Gold: A Preview of Canadian Nationals
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    October 12, 2017
    This weekend is the relaunch of an event that used to be the forefront of the Canadian Magic scene, Nationals. Long before the prominence of the new age of Canadian Magic, this was a tournament...
  • October 6, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Top 5 Cheats in Magic
    Going for the Gold: Top 5 Cheats in Magic
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    October 6, 2017
    For this week's article, I thought it might be a good idea to help my readers become more adept at recognizing when someone's cheating against them. There isn't much that feels worse in this game...