275: How to Tell if Your Opponent Has an Answer with Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor is a long time Magic: The Gathering grinder and is a feared Limited aficionado in the North East. Some of his notable finishes include Top 8 of Grand Prix New Jersey, 3rd and 9th at SCG invitationals, Multiple old school PTQ wins, and 40th at Pro Tour Atlanta 2014. Josh lives in Henryville, PA.

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First Set


Favorite Set

Tempest block / Urza’s block

Favorite Card

Bronze Sable

Early Challenge

Josh didn’t know what he was bad at and couldn’t improve. During a Ravnica event, Josh had an eye-opening experience that helped him see he had a lot to learn.

Worst Magic Moment

Josh went 1-4 at his first Pro Tour and decided to take a break from Magic. Looking back he realized he didn’t prepare enough and was cocky.

Proudest Magic Moment

Top 8 at Grand Prix New Jersey 2018.

What Have You Learned From Magic

No one is perfect at Magic. Even the best players make mistakes. Keep a level head and don’t let mistake overwhelm you.

Advice For New Players

Play every event round by round, game by game. Have a support group you can turn to.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players don’t control their emotions and give away how the game is going for them.

How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event

Playing a ton of sealed events and paying attention to the commons and uncommons that he lost to.

Parting Guidance

Enjoy the highs of Magic and don’t beat yourself up during the lows.

Magic Resource

Read articles and watch videos, SCG, CFB

Connect With Josh Taylor

Josh can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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