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Mateusz Borkowicz

About:

A player passionate about creature-based combo decks that can grind out fair opponents. Stuck in a deck searching limbo ever since the banning of Birthing Pod. Passionate about user-centered design and game design. Strongly believes Chalice of the Void was a mistake. Due to his academic background, overzealously analyzes Magic in the context of psychology and finance. A fan of specialty coffee, cooking, tech, and video games.

All Articles by Mateusz Borkowicz

Netdecking and the IKEA Effect

By mateiiko (2020-11-26)

Recently, the evergreen Magic debate regarding netdecking resurfaced in the Twitterverse with several people speaking their minds on the topic. Is it wrong to copy lists found on the web? Is it wrong not to? Does it matter in the first place, and if it does not, why does the argument come up every so often?

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The Best-Designed Cards in Magic History

By mateiiko (2020-10-14)

Magic's recent design history has proven to be … troublesome, with several cards dominating multiple formats and getting banned not too soon after. For a change of scenery, let's look at some of the best designs from the game's past. (Please, do keep in mind that the following is by all means a subjective list.)

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect in Magic

By mateiiko (2020-09-28)

Do you know someone whose confidence does not match their ability? Maybe there's a player who is worse at Magic than they think they are? Or better? Or do you yourself feel like a hopeless case sometimes? Congratulations, you've discovered the Dunning-Kruger effect, a fascinating psychological phenomenon …

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