212: From Scratch Deck Building Expert Marc Tobiasch Reveals His Secrets
Marc Tobiasch used to exclusively play Vintage and Legacy and claims he got onto the Pro Tour “pretty much by accident”. He has 1 Grand Prix top 8 and 1 Pro Tour top 8. Marc lives in Bonn, Germany.
Figuring out which events to go to and who to travel with are huge when you’re climbing.
Worst Magic Moment
Marc used to let loses get from bad to worse. When he played around the “right” card and lost anyway he struggled with accepting it until he learned to control tilt. He overcome tilt by focusing on what he can control.
Proudest Magic Moment
Pro Tour top 8 / Finding friends at events.
At his first Pro Tour, Marc learned there was a whole other level of Magic you can aspire to play at.
Building a Deck from a Scratch
Marc is a renowned deck builder and shares his process.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players try to think about everything every turn. You can shortcut this by weighting your focus towards what has changed. Also, players do things because they can and don’t think whether they should. “Helping a little right now is not as good as helping a lot later.”
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Marc meets with his team a week or so before the Pro Tour. For Grand Prix, he observes the format and for Legacy or Modern, chooses his deck fairly close to the event.
Before playing a card, think “should I play this card now?”
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