Richard Hagon is a freelance composer of music for radio, film and TV, a comedian, actor, musician, singer, writer and general multi-purpose walking talking entertainment system. He started playing Magic during Tempest, and has stumbled his way to various Pro Tour Qualifier victories. Harmless and allegedly humorous, he divides his time between Magic and entertainment, and as the host of moxradio he will be delivering coverage throughout 2007 as part of the Event Coverage Team.
Tuesday, March 23rd – Two thousand, two hundred and twenty-odd players turned up to make Grand Prix: Madrid the largest event in Magic history. Paris in 2008 and 2009 had told us that the two thousand barrier would eventually be broken, but it was demolished. And that caused some pretty interesting issues for Staff, Judges, Pros, dealers, casual players, Wizards, and coverage writers. When exactly does Big get Too Big? Rich wants your help in finding out. If you care in any way about a system that supports Pro Magic, this is a must-read.
Thursday, March 18th – From 105th all the way up to Simon Goertzen in first, find out who was getting their first shot at fame, who was clinging on to Pro status, who was taking their chances, who had the awesome decks, and who Rich still has no clue about! All the ins and outs of the top tables from the booth and beyond.
Friday, March 12th – Four hundred and some players sat down for round one, and every one had a story to tell. We go inside the Day 1 numbers, and highlight some of the tales from the first PT of the 2010 season. How did your favorite Pros get on?
Monday, March 1st – With four formats in just three weekends, the 2010 season got underway with a bang. Rich takes you through event number one, the Grand Prix in Oakland that saw Extended take center stage. Featuring the best decklists from the event, including the Petr Brozek tech that took the tournament by storm.
Tuesday, February 9th – Join Rich on a PTQ Pilgrimage to the tournament that matters more to more players than any other, in the quest for the fable blue envelope. If you’ve played in them, you’ll know what he’s talking about. If you haven’t, this is what’s in store on your way to the Big Show.
Monday, January 25th – With Worldwake looming large in our rear-view mirrors, Rich completes his series on Standard, looking at the ins and outs of Runeflare Trap, Valakut, and Vampires, with a fine supporting cast featuring Mono-White Control and Boros Bushwhacker. Get yourself ready for what’s next, by refreshing yourself on what’s now.
Tuesday, January 19th – Thinking about taking Cruel Control, Spread ‘Em, or Open The Vaults out for a spin in the Tournament Practice room? Let Rich save you some precious moments with this stirring tale of many divorce-chances-increasing hours testing them out.
Monday, January 11th – Unlike some, Rich believes Standard is an incredibly varied environment right now, especially in the cosy confines of the Tournament Practice room. Join him for some tales from the virtual world of Jund filth and mono-red topdeckery. Which is probably not a word.