Donald Smith started playing Magic in Theros. He got his first (and only) GP Top 8 in Charlotte 2015 and has chained Pro Tour invites ever since. Now he has a Pro Tour Top 8 under his belt and is a Gold level pro.
Theros / Kaladesh
Chained to the Rocks
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
“I got hooked on Magic because of the social aspect.”
Preparing for tournaments.
Worst Magic Moment
The period between PT Atlanta and PT Honolulu, Donald didn’t have a good finish at any event. He also learned humility.
Proudest Magic Moment
Top 4 of Pro Tour Dublin. Also, the 11th win that got him the Pro Tour Dublin invite.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Taking risks pays off. Risk within reason.
Derek; looked at the game with analytical eyes.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Donald learned a good work ethic.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People play too scared.
Advice for Beginner Limited
In AER Limited, have your colors set by the end of pack one.
People let color biases affect them too much. Don’t buy into hyperbole.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Life pod, dice, pens, playmat, laptop, snacks, granola bars, Clif bars, water, token
Draft every day!
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