Zach Barash

@ImproPhilo

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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.

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Kicking it down a Notch

Zach’s taken a break from Magic to play something he’s spectacularly bad at: Minecraft. Here’s what it’s like to be a newbie all over again.

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Terrible Ten Pod

Ever been in a six or ten-person pod and not known what to do? Zach’s got the strategies for success.

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Follow the Fun

In a break from the usual Limited fare, Zach compares Magic to another of his great loves: improv.

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P1PCommon

Zach strips more Fate Reforged packs of their rares for another Pack 1, Pick Common. Let’s learn more Limited pick orders!

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Pack 1, Pick Common

Still figuring out how to draft Fate Reforged? Too distracted by bomb rares to learn common/uncommon pick orders? Zach’s here with Pack 1, Pick Common to help you ou!

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Modern is Dead. Long live Modern!

The Banned and Restricted changes are in, and they’re a doozy! Zach’s here with analysis and an idea of what to play next.

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What does a healthy Modern look like?

As Fate Reforged and its Modern Pro Tour near, we’re also approaching possible bans. Zach investigates what might get banned in Modern and why.

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Limited Returns

Fate Reforged prerelease is less than two weeks away… and Khans Limited still isn’t solved. Why look ahead when we still have a puzzle to work on?