If Scrub Report is good for anything, it’s good for giving earnest (but questionable) advice! This got me thinking, with everyone heading off to GP Vegas, surely the Scrubs of Scrub Report past and our current Hipster all stars have some good advice to impart. Right? Mmm, maybe.

Hipster Tip: (Matt) "Play cuz you love the game and love spending time with your Magical friends. Please be kind to yourself and those around you."

Hipster Tip: (Matt) “Play cuz you love the game and love spending time with your Magical friends. Please be kind to yourself and those around you.”

Let’s start on a high note, where past-Scrub Reporter Garrett Gardner recounted his trials and tribulations (and making it to day 2) of GP Baltimore. He recounted a thrilling Day 1 and a wild Day 2 for us a few months back.

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Hipster Tip: (Brendan) “Bring a hoodie. Air conditioning is cold. “

For those attending their first GP with GP Vegas, previous Reporter Tony Mei broke down what to expect. Here’s just one nugget of his wisdom, “New to the GP scene? Some practical advice, and things I wish I knew earlier: bring cash and extra sleeves.”

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HIPSTER TIP: (Curtis) “Pack lunch. I know I play better and manage time better when I know where my next meal is coming from. Plus it lets me save money for side events when I scrub out.”

Want to know what to pack for the GP? No problem, I gave a (way too detailed) report of what I brought with me to GP Vegas 2013.

Hipster Tip: (Longo) "Clear minds clear bowels can't lose."

Hipster Tip: (Longo) “Clear minds clear bowels can’t lose.”

Also I said some things about playing standard and gambling and stuff, too. Ahh… glory days.

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Hipster Tip: (Hunter) “If anything goes weird or wrong in your game, call a judge. It’s not at all “ratting out” your opponent or trying to get him or her in trouble. It’s all about playing as fairly and cleanly as possible, and judges are there to make that happen. Let them do their jobs!”

So are you caught up yet? Are you going to 12-0 GP Vegas? If you do, be sure thank all the Scrub Reporters out there getting destroyed with their goofy decks.

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Hipster Tip: (Rich) Bring water, Don’t be that planeswalker who bums paper off every opponent, Know your exits and bathroom locations in case you have limited time between rounds to take a leak or get fresh air, Check in with friends between rounds, Take the full allotted time to build your sealed deck.

Good luck to everyone playing the GP!

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