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Episode 53 June 28th, 2021

Magic: the Gathering is a Difficult Game

6:30
Listener submitted pack 1, pick 1
15:05
Main topic: the different kinds of difficulty associated with playing Magic
1:03:18
The Salt Box™

In an effort to expand on past discussion about what makes a particular cube “hard” or “easy” to play, Andy and Anthony are dedicating an entire episode to unpacking what exactly makes Magic a difficult game. After being pressed by Andy to define seemingly simple terms, Anthony expounds upon his concepts of a “competency floor”, “mastery ceiling”, and overall “exertion”, and how each of these factors makes the game difficult in a different way.

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