126: Don’t Let Your Dreams be Dreams with Erik Carson
Erik Carson spends most of his time as a musician and graphic designer but still makes room for Magic. He has 2 Star City Games Legacy Top 8s and 1 Grand Prix Top 8. He goes through spurts of streaming and is looking to make a run at the Pro Players Club starting with Grand Prix Portland 2016. Erik lives in Roseburg OR.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The strategy and brain exercise.
Deck building. Mono curves weren’t at the top of Erik’s mind.
Worst Magic Moment
SCG Open in 2012. Erik made Top 8. Lost in quarter finals. Erik made a huge mistake in game 2. He misconducted the game state and lost. Slow down and think through your plays.
Proudest Magic Moment
Top 8 at GP Los Angeles, hearing his name over the speakers felt amazing. It was very validating.
Entry Level Tips For Legacy
Play a deck with Force of Will. Ask to read you opponents card. If you don’t understand it, counter it.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Erik chose his deck early, a few months in advance.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Clothes, Deck Box + Deck, Extra Cards, Toothbrush, Trail Mix Legion
Never be afraid to make mistakes and look foolish. Don’t let your dreams be dreams.
Habits That Help You Improve
Pro You Look Up To
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