279: Don’t Let the Fear of Losing Hold You Back with Aaron Barich

Aaron Barich has been playing Magic since he was 5 and is now a regular of competitive Magic. With some aggressive brewing, he has made a name for himself on the SCG Circuit. His Pro Tour grind began at Battle for Zendikar with a highlight of a Top 8 in Grand Prix Memphis 2018. Aaron lives in Gulfport, MS.

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First Set


Favorite Set


Favorite Card

Ghor-Clan RampagerBoon Satyr

Early Challenge

Card availability was really tough for Aaron. He took what he had and made it work. Aaron made friends and borrowed cards.

Worst Magic Moment

Aaron was disqualified for seeking during a draft at his first SCG event. He didn’t know how to communicate his thoughts to the judge and feels that would have made a difference. Judges are there to help, they are not your enemy.

Proudest Magic Moment

SCG open in Dallas-Aaron put together a deck of his own design and won the event.

What Have You Learned From Magic

How to operate confidently under stress. Aaron also learned social skills and how to interact with people.


Each of your opponents and yourself should enjoy each game.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

The fear of losing holds back so many players. Many times players let the fear of losing dictate how they play and it makes things worse.

Parting Guidance

Have fun! Enjoy the game and the process.

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