133: 13 Year Old Magic Whiz Kid Ethan Brown Shares the Secret to Leveling Up
Ethan Brown is 13 years old and loves to play Magic! Since he started playing almost 4 years ago, he has competed in 7 Grand Prixs, made day 2 in 4 of them and top 8 in one. His favorite formats are modern, legacy and pauper. Ethan lives in Portland.
Return to Ravnica
Theros and Time Spiral
Guilds of Ravnica
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Like complicated mind games.
Deck building and drafting.
Solution: Listened to Limited Resources podcast.
Level Up Moment
During Theros, Ethan grew a lot as a player.
Pro Player You Look Up To
Worst Magic Moment
Playing against Splinter Twin. Ethan forgot to sideboard.
Proudest Magic Moment
Grand Prix Los Angeles 2nd place. Started a journal to track sideboards.
Play often and after every game ask opponent what’s the best sideboard choices.
Bad at constructed deck building. Practicing by building proper deck.
Modern and Legacy
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
“I’m a very fast player.” Slow night.
What Advice Would You Give Yourself
Don’t be afraid to go to tournaments.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Not asking for help from others.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Decks, Sideboard guide, KMC Sleeves, Playmat
Play Magic daily, consume Magic content.
Advice to New Players
Get into modern.
Have a sideboard plan.
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