125: The Playtesting Tip That Made Robert Lombardi a Grand Prix Champion
Robert Lombardi has a Degree in Mechatronics Engineering, he’s married and has a 6 month old son. He has been playing Magic since Visions, took a break in Odyssey and got back in during Zendikar. He’s the Champion of Grand Prix Toronto and made Top 8 of Grand Prix Montreal. He’s much better at Limited than Constructed and is actively trying to be less hyperbolic.
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What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Worst Magic Moment
Losing to an “unplayable” card. Sub par cards when used correctly have a place. Expand your range.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning GP Toronto.
Conversation with Yourself 10 Years Ago
Don’t get out of the game. Go straight to university.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
He was a poor loser.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Restricting themselves to archetypes in draft. You need to be able to draft a good deck regardless of what you open.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
A lot of free time leading up to the Grand Prix. 6 hours a day playing against the best decks (the gauntlet).
John Buden, Patrick Chapin
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Binder of rares, Dragon Shield Sleeves, 10 of each land
Consume, content; articles, streams/videos; make friends & share cards. Focus on learning instead of winning during play testing. Treat your opponent with more respect.
LSV, Patrick Chapin, Huey, Owen, Reid Duke
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