Joey Manner is the owner of The Only Game In Town and has been on and off the Pro tour. He recently took a hiatus from Magic to focus on the shop but with the help of some very talented players he managed to top 8 Pro Tour Kaladesh with a deck no one saw coming (Blue White flash). Joey lives in New Jersey.
Shards of Alara / Zendikar
Khans of Tarkir
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Joey loves gaming and Magic just clicked.
Joey identified himself as a control player and really struggled with combat math. He forced himself to play creature-based decks.
Level Up Moment
Joey was playing Magic Mon-Fri and on Sat and Sunday he was going to PTQS and competing at top events.
Worst Magic Moment
Losing in top 4 of first PTQ. (In the day when only first place got the invite.)
Proudest Magic Moment
Top 8 at Pro Tour Kaladesh
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
I’ve learned how to make friends.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Not mulliganing aggressively enough.
If you could have a conversation with yourself 5 years ago, what would you say
Play more magic. Don’t show up unprepared.
Deck building skills – specifically mana bases.
Bruna and Gisela
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Deck box, Deck, Paper
Get your reps in Play Magic to get better at Magic.
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