Zach Barash

@ImproPhilo

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Principles of Limited Design: Colorless Cube Fixing

Welcome to (hopefully) a series of articles dedicated to what makes for good Limited design.

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Will Modern Masters 2015 Limited Suck?

Modern Masters 2015 has been spoiled! Will it be an awful Limited format? Zach believes so, and here’s why.

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What’s Important?

Find yourself playing slowly? Are games slipping away that you feel like you should’ve won? Perhaps you’ve lost sight of the most important questions. Zach’s here with the fundamentals of play.

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Wild Win at the WildPig PPTQ

Zach prepared for a weekend of back-to-back PPTQs. This was derailed by his winning the first. Read about the how and why here.

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Drafting UB, or The New Gatecrash

Zach rocks UB in draft, a color combination generally regarded as poor, and goes undefeated. Here’s why he thinks Silumgar is good, and possibly the best archetype at present.

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What’s Team Draft League Like?

As the sixth season of Team Draft League approaches, Zach reflects on where it came from, on anxiety and excitement, and on how one’s self-perception can misalign with how one is perceived. Enjoy!

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Overstimulatation

It’s Dragons of Tarkir week one. Standard and Limited look great! So… why the long face?

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Exceeding Expectations (GP Cleveland), Part and Day 2

Day 2 of GP Cleveland was a crazy trip, and Zach’s here with the stories: the game loss, the cooperative victory, and more. Enjoy!

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Exceeding Expectations (GP Cleveland), Part 1

Zach flew out to GP Cleveland and came in 42nd place. Here’s Day 1: Making Day 2 with a Bad Pool.

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Sick Beats, or Prose and Cons at Cons

I attended my fourth PAX East this past weekend and it was certainly a unique experience; it’s my first PAX […]

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Making a First Impression

Zach had the privilege of welcoming someone into his LGS community this past weekend. If everyone pitches in by being a little nice, all communities are better for it.