89: Erin Campbell on Finding Your Voice and Knowing Your Worth

Erin Campbell is the creator of two successful Magic: The Gathering podcasts, The Deck Tease and The Girlfriend Bracket, and is currently a co host of the Magic Mics Podcast. She was a 2014 Community Cup team member and day 2’d her first Grand Prix in March 2016. She has her sights set on Wisconsin State Champion. Erin lives in Milwaukee, WI.

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First Set

Ice Age

Favorite Set

Tempest

Favorite Card

Ad Nauseam

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

The human interaction. She didn’t get as much of this playing video games and appreciated the Magic community for its human interactions.

Level Up Moment

Erin used to play decks she hated because they were “good decks”. Now she understands that she can play decks she likes. She knows now she doesn’t have to go to every event. She can play the decks she likes at the events she wants and that’s okay.

Worst Magic Moment

An AMA on Reddit.

Take away: The less you say after “I’m sorry” the better.

Proudest Magic Moment

Representing the community at the 2014 Community Cup.

Best Format

Modern

Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself

“I am not my results.”

Erin learned to separate her match results from her self-worth. You can lose at Magic and that doesn’t mean you are a terrible person.

Also, learning when good enough is good enough.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Buying into the white noise.

There is SO much content out there that people sometimes forget to form their own opinions about cards and decks. Take in the content you want but don’t get lost in the white noise.

Improvement Suggestions

Don’t play Rest in Peace.  😉

Magic Resource

Magic Mics Podcast – Current news in the Magic world

Connect With Erin Campbell

Twitter: @OriginalOestrus

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

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