153:Masters of Modern Founder Alex Kessler Talks Content Creation and Mana Management
Alex Kessler is the creator of the web show Top Decking, the previous host of Mad Magic, and the creator and host of the Masters of Modern Podcast. He’s a Founding member of the website www.Collected.Company, and is the President and game and toy designer of the KessCo toy and Game company. Alex lives in Santa Monica, California.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The content creation has been a large hook for Alex. He also loves the brewing side of magic as well. The creation is key.
Attack step. Alex is a more passive player and plays a deck that doesn’t attack a lot.
Level Up Moment
Reading a draft and pick article in Zendikar block led to his first win.
Worst Magic Moment
Alex assumed he lost a game that he actually won. He didn’t count the damage and scooped. His opponent lets him lose.
Proudest Magic Moment
The first decent finish at an event. The positive response to Top Decking.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Alex is more competitive than he realized. He’s also greatly improved his ability to learn.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
The mana management. Tapping the wrong land, Keep your mana organized.
Learning the deck that he should play and sticking to it.
Advice to Yourself 5 Years Ago
Buy fetch land.
Underplayed Card in Standard
Always ask for help. Call a judge if you need to.
LSV(Luis Scott-Vargas), Patrick Chapin,Brian Kibler
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