286: Becoming Tilt Proof with Joshua Bausch

Joshua Bausch has been playing card games since he was 11, started with Pokemon to Yu-Gi-Oh and now Magic. He’s always been competitive and tried to be competitive in all of them with the most success in Magic. He placed 3rd in Nationals 2017 and made Top 8 at Grand Prix Lyon 2018. Joshua lives in Frankfurt, Germany.

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First Set


Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Siege Rhino

Early Challenge

Making day 2 at a Grand Prix. Joshua made friends and talked about Magic a lot. He played a lot as well.

Worst Magic Moment

At his second Grand Prix, Joshua missed day two by one match. He misplayed and lost the game.
Joshua learned when he’s ahead he gots sloppy. So now, he takes a few more seconds to think.

Proudest Magic Moment

Qualifying for his first Pro Tour.

What Have You Learned From Magic

How to meet and talk new people.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players get sloppy and make poor plays. They make hasty plays and don’t think of all the other options.

How to Become Tilt Proof

Self-reflection is key. Consider what you did right and what you did wrong.

Parting Guidance

Talk to Magic players as much as you can. Feel free to reach out to Joshua

Magic Resource

MTGO, MTG Goldfish, CFB, MTG Elo Project

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