In this course, PVDDR will guide you through the most important aspects of the game. From Sideboarding to analyzing complex board states, how to bluff and everything you need to know to improve as a Magic player. You will also find quizzes to test your knowledge of the game, insightful stories of his tournament experiences, and more!
In this introductory video, PVDDR will lay the foundation for Magic strategy by discussing the importance of having a plan and understanding the key concepts that drive the game.
Learn how to develop a game plan and stick to it in this video. PVDDR will cover the importance of knowing your deck's strengths and weaknesses and how to make the most of them.
PVDDR will delve into the concept of "who is the beatdown" and how to use it to your advantage. He will teach you how to identify the aggressor and defender in a given matchup and how to adjust your strategy accordingly.
In this video, PVDDR will discuss the importance of inevitability in Magic and how to identify when you have it. He will also cover strategies for achieving inevitability and how to defend against it.
PVDDR will explore the difference between playing to win and playing not to lose and how to adjust your mindset accordingly. He will also discuss strategies for taking calculated risks and maximizing your opportunities.
PVDDR will introduce the three core resources in Magic: The Gathering: mana, cards, and life, and how to balance them effectively. He will also cover the importance of understanding each resource's value and how to use them to your advantage.
In this video, PVDDR will introduce the concept of virtual card advantage and how to use it to gain an edge over your opponent. He will discuss strategies for generating card advantage and how to defend against it.
PVDDR will teach you how to identify the most important resource in a given matchup and how to prioritize it.
In this video, PVDDR will discuss how to exchange resources effectively in Magic, from trading creatures to countering spells. He will cover strategies for assessing the value of each exchange and making the most of it.
PVDDR will introduce the basics of combat in Magic: The Gathering, from how it works to the importance of timing and priority.
PVDDR will show you how to use math to your advantage in combat, from calculating lethal damage to determining optimal blocks and attacks.
In this video, PVDDR will cover how to analyze complex board states and identify the best course of action. He will also discuss strategies for navigating tricky combat scenarios.
Learn how to use chump blocking effectively in this video. PVDDR will cover when and how to use this strategy to buy time and survive until you can gain the upper hand.
In this video, PVDDR will teach you how to use instants effectively in combat, from bluffing to defending against tricky spells and abilities.
PVDDR will introduce the concept of sideboarding and how to use it to your advantage in this video. He will also cover the importance of understanding your opponent's deck and how to adjust your strategy accordingly.
Learn how to sideboard against your opponent's sideboard in this video. PVDDR will cover how to identify key cards and strategies to counter and anticipate potential changes.
PVDDR shares tips and strategies for sideboarding with Control decks, including how to adjust your deck based on your opponent's strengths and weaknesses.
PVDDR provides insights into sideboarding with Aggro decks, discussing how to identify effective cards against your opponent and how to balance aggression and surviving.
PVDDR discusses sideboarding strategies for Combo decks, sharing advice on building a sideboard to protect your combo and how to adjust your strategy based on your opponent's deck.
PVDDR provides tips on sideboarding in Limited formats, including how to identify effective cards against your opponent and how to make the best use of your sideboard.
An overview of mulligans - the good, bad and necessary.
PVDDR discusses the art of Mulligans, covering topics like determining the quality and quantity of your starting hand.
Insights into the newest variation on mulligans, and what trueisms aren't true anymore.
How to reconsider mulligans for Limited Formats.
PVDDR provides insights on playing with Open Decklists, including how to make the most of the information you have access to and how to adjust your strategy based on your opponent's deck.
PVDDR shares his process for building a Sealed Deck, including evaluating your card pool and building a deck that can win in multiple ways.
PVDDR provides insights into drafting a deck, including how to evaluate cards in each pick, read signals from other players, and build a deck that can win in multiple ways.
PVDDR explores the topic of Signaling in Limited formats, discussing how to read signals from other players and use that information to draft and build a strong deck.
PVDDR talks about learning the hard way - analyzing each new format and being willing to forget about your preferences.
Hate drafting - helpful or a hinderance? PVDDR discusses.
PVDDR shares his insights on the mental and psychological aspects of Magic, including thinking before acting, reading your opponent, bluffing, and deceiving your opponent.
The importance of knowing what plays you have coming up.
Learning to read your oppoenents with PVDDR, and using this information to get a compeitive edge.
PVDDR explores the art of bluffing in Magic the Gathering, discussing when and how to bluff effectively, how to recognize when your opponent is bluffing, and how to adjust.
How to use such concepts as hiding information, manipulating your opponent's expectations, and using feints and misdirection to gain an advantage
A bonus episode - PVDDR shares some of his favorite things about Magic the Gathering.