262: One Round at a Time, One Game at a Time with Brandon Goe

Brandon Goe has been playing Magic since he was 4 and started hitting the competitive scene full throttle in Shards block. He has several 2nd places Pptq finish’s and took 2nd at Montana State Championship. He made his first day 2 and first top 8 finishing 2nd at Grand Prix Portland 2017. He’s looking to make Magic a career! Bradon lives in Spokane WA, USA.

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First Set

6th Edition

Favorite Set

Lorwyn Block

Favorite Card


Early Challenge

Getting used to being the youngest person playing Magic. Also, Brandon had to learn how to handle losses. To get over that, he started taking criticism better.

Worst Magic Moment

Brandon struggled with the feeling of always getting 2nd and never 1st. He didn’t take into account the consistent top 8 finishes.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 at GP Portland 2017. Being recognized by another player and having a kid say he wants to be like him.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Reading skills, research techniques, people skills

Advice for New Players

Take into account the cost of travel, food, and other expenses.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players play decks they don’t enjoy. Even if it’s the best decks, if you don’t enjoy it you’ll play poorly.

Parting Guidance

Don’t take losses too hard. Play decks you enjoy. Keep going for it no matter what.

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