This is Inside The Magic Studio with your host Robert Martin, the interview podcast with the best in Magic: The Gathering. My guest this episode is Mark Herberholz. This is the second part of this interview; you can find Part 1 here.
0:00 – 0:45 – Intro to show the show and guest.
0:45 – 3:14 – What was it that let you know at a young age that you would be good at Magic?
3:14 – 4:10 – From the social aspect, how much does Magic help?
4:10 – 6:17 – What was the turning point for you from being a good player to a great player?
6:17 – 7:21 – You talked a lot about in your articles how Magic became too much for you.
7:21 – 8:06 – How did playing Magic help you play poker or vice versa?
8:06 – 8:54 – When you were at the top of your game, did you feel anyone could beat you?
8:54 – 9:37 – How good were Magic events back in the day?
9:37 – 10:38 – How much better could you have been with spending the extra time needed for a Pro Tour?
10:38 – 12:09 – It seems your relationship with Gabriel Nassif is bigger than the game. What was it about the two of you working together that clicked?
12:09 – 13:11 – You talked about the super teams. Do you feel it can be more detrimental than helpful?
13:11 – 15:01 – You beat Kai Budde in his last competitive match before the comeback. What was that like for you?
15:01 – 15:30 – When you knew it was time to step away from Magic, what were your first thoughts?
15:30 – 16:12 – How did you realize that you wanted to make another attempt at this?
16:12 – 17:07 – You took part in the "I Came to Game" event with some of the best players of all time. How much fun was it to do this?
17:07 – 18:21 – Who do you think should be in the Hall of Fame that isn’t?
18:21 – 19:20 – You talked about how valuable he is as a player to Magic. Why do you think he hasn’t succeeded at the level he should have?
19:20 – 19:40 – How much current Magic have you been watching?
19:40 – 20:34 – Out of the new young players you have seen, who has caught your eye?
20:34 – 21:18 – Could the struggles at the Players Championship made him a better player?
21:18 – 21:41 – How difficult is it to play in an event like that where only the sixteen are in it?
21:41 – 22:21 – If you want to learn more Magic while at events, what kind of matches should you watch?
21:41 – 23:05 – When it comes to drafting in four-on-four Magic, do you think that four players from your era could beat four players from this era?
23:05 – 24:11 – Is that why when you look at Pro Tour results the players from previous era do so well?
24:11 – 24:52 – Did the amount of money you played for in those drafts ever bother you?
24:52 – 25:53 – What is your desire with getting back into playing competitive Magic?
25:53 – 26:52 – With the stats you have put up and players you have beat, why aren’t people voting for you for the Hall of Fame?
26:52 – 27:27 – What is it going to take to get you over the top in voting?
27:27 – 28:30 – What do you think your ranking would be all time in Magic?
28:30 – 28:54 – How much would it mean to you to make the Hall of Fame?
28:54 – To End – How much has Magic given you?