Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on January 19, 2014

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.


Adam Mancuso

Age: 24
Hometown: Santa Monica

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
15 years

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Xenagos, God of Revels

What did you play on Day One?
Red/Green Aggro. Lightning Strike. 8-1

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
Naya. Sylvan Caryatid. 3-0

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
Red/Green Aggro. Lightning Strike. 2-0-1


 


Nathan Maliszewski

Age: 33
Hometown: Denver

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
10 Years

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Pain Seer. More Black/White Humans.

What did you play on Day One?
Black/White Midrange. Gods Willing always saved the card I cared about. 8-1.

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
Green/Black/White rares. Ashen Rider, he’s my boy! 3-0

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
Black/White Aggro. Ephara's Warden. 2-0-1


 


Philip Yam

Age: 30
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
Since Revised

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Searing Blood

What did you play on Day One?
Green/Blue, Nessian Asp, 7-0

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
Blue/Red, Triton Shorethief, Nimbus Naiad, 2-1

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
Green/Blue, Horizon Chimera, 2-1


 


Eric Pei

Age: 27
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
3-4 years

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Searing Blood

What did you play on Day One?
Green/Black, Nessian Asp, 9-0

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
White/Green, Fabled Hero and Akroan Horse, 3-0

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
Green/Blue, Polukranos, World Eater, 1-2


 


Ryan Miller

Age: 24
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, CA

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
Around 16 years.

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Xenagos, God of Revels!

What did you play on Day One?
Blue/Black flyers, Agent of the Fates, 8-1

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
Blue/Red Heroic, Portent of Betrayal, 2-1

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
White/Black Removal, Lash of the Whip, 3-0


 


Tom Martell

Age: 31
Hometown: Mountain View, CA

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
Since the Summer of 1994

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Temple of Enlightenment

What did you play on Day One?
Blue/White Heroic, best cards were 3 Nimbus Naiad, 2 Gods Willing, and Hundred-Handed One, 8-1

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
Black/White Heroic/Devotion, my best cards were Hundred-Handed One and Gods Willing did work, 2-1

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
Blue/White, Medomai the Ageless and Griptide, 3-0


 


Aaron Lewis

Age: 34
Hometown: Madison, WI

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
Since The Dark

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Brimaz, King of Oreskos seems pretty absurd

What did you play on Day One?
Blue/White, Master of Waves, 5-1

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
Green/Black, Keepsake Gorgon, 2-1

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
Mono-Black, Pharika's Cure and Mogis's Marauder, 3-0


 


Andy Voellmer

Age: 25
Hometown: Berkeley, CA

 

How long have you been playing Magic?
Since Odyssey Block, I was Maryland State Champ a long time ago

Which of the preview cards from Born of the Gods are you most excited about?
Xenagos, God of Revels, I can’t wait to attack with a 10/10 hasty Polukranos!

What did you play on Day One?
Green/White, Evangel of Heliod gave me nine tokens in a few games, 7-2

What did you play in the first draft of Day Two?
Green/Black, 3 Pharika's Mender, 3-0

What did you play in the second draft of Day Two?
Red/White, 3 Battlewise Valor, 3-0

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