Title169: Reid Duke on How to Prepare for Success
Reid Duke has an impressive record of 19 Grand Prix Top Eights with 5 wins and 2 PT Top Eights with 2 additional Top Sixteens. He’s lauded in the Magic community as a boon of positivity and a shining example of kindness. Reid is mentioned by several past guests of the show as a player they look up to. Reid lives in Sugar Loaf New York.
4th Edition / Ice Age
Shards of Alara / Ice Age
Reid did poorly at his first several Pro Tour. He was used to PTQ level players when the Pro Tour had much higher caliber players.
Worst Magic Moment
Placing 2nd at World Championship in 2013.
Reid was up 2 games in the finals and then lost 3 games in a row.
Proudest Magic Moment
Doing so well at Worlds 2013 and making it to 2nd place. Also, winning the mocs 2011.
Advice for New Legacy Players
Stick with the same deck.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players try to do too much. The more you get into Magic the more time management becomes important.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Reid starts about 3 weeks in advance. Reid will draft as much as possible and play practice games with locals and online.
What have You Learned from Magic
Reid has learned, to be honest with himself and these around him. He has learned to not cut corners.
Time management and deck building.
Quality practice over quantity. Reid doesn’t multiqueue or listen to music.
Stick with Magic through the good and the bad.
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