08: Conley Woods Teaches How to Improve on a Limited Budget

Professional player and game designer. Rogue deck builder, writer and content provider.

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Limited Tips

You have the smallest card pool and the least amount of control in Sealed, that’s what makes it a challenge to master. You only see 6 packs worth of product. In Booster draft you see several hundred cards and get to pick colors and combinations.

Find people who are better than you and discuss Sealed strategies. Be open to criticism.

Drafting: Know which uncommons and commons could be signals before you sit down so you only have to take note of 3-5 cards in each pack.

Team Building

Pro Tour teams are very calculated and essential but at lower levels it’s hard to crack the meta game because there are SO many participants.

Play Testing

Look for the crux of each match instead of just recording win/loss ratios for each match up.

Improvement

Walk around your game store after a FNM or draft, people leave product all the time that you can snatch up and re-pack.

Build a realistic, limited cube so you can practice drafting over and over again without spending a bunch of money.

Magic Resource

TCG Player – More beginner friendly content

Channel Fireball – Higher level content aimed at Pro Tours

Interview Links

MTG Potpourri Podcast – Conley’s very own podcast

Connect with Conley

Twitter – @Conley81

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