288: Have Fun, Be Nice with Luke Southworth

Luke Southworth has one old PTQ win, a handful of Grand Prix cashes and just made Top 8 of Grand Prix Birmingham 2018. Luke is from Preston, England.

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First Set

Mercadian Masques

Favorite Set


Favorite Card


Early Challenge

Understanding card advantage and board advantage.

Worst Magic Moment

Luke lost in the final of a WMCQ. That was really hard near-miss. Luke learned to ‘expect the unexpected’ as much as possible.

Proudest Magic Moment

Qualifying for the Pro Tour for the first time. It was very validating as a player to finally have the pay off for all his hard work.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Luke honed his critical thinking skills through Magic. Also, socializing with new people.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Getting too emotionally invested in the game. You can’t tie your self-worth to your Magic results. Magic is high variance and you need to be okay with that.

Grand Prix Preparation

Luke took a deck he found on a stream to his standard GP. He played Magic Online and studied the format. It was a new format so testing things out was key.

Parting Guidance

Have fun, be nice.

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