115: Why You Should Read the Cards with Clay Spicklemire – GP Champion and Youngest Guest
Clay Spicklemire is an Indianapolis area Magic player who has been playing competitively since INN/RTR Standard and on and off since M10. He generally plays on the Star City Games circuit, and has had reasonable success there. He has 1 Grand Prix Top 8 where he was the Champion of GP Colombus.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Deep interactions, competitive outlet.
Made friends through Magic.
How Do You Keep It Fun
Just cause you lose doesn’t mean you’re a bad player.
Play super fast without thinking.
Worst Magic Moment
PPTQ, game 3, full board state, Displacement Wave from opponent
Clay didn’t read the card and scooped. His opponent needed to return creatures too.
Proudest Magic Moment
Win Grand Prix Columbus.
Legacy – Watch a lot of coverage, start playing
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Most fun when working with others.
Manage resources sloppily when he’s ahead. This gives opponents extra draw steps.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players sideboard poorly. Talk to better players about your sideboard. Lay it out and take pictures.
Talk to better players about your sideboard. Lay it out and discuss it.
Play the match ups you’re unsure of and tweak your sideboard strategy.
Have a friend watch you play.
Get a good group
Dice, Playmat, Deck, and Water
New to Magic
Don’t buy packs.
Connect With Clay Speklemire
Clay is on Facebook
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