A regular on the Pro Tour before growing weary of globetrotting, Tim Aten put up several respectable finishes at Draft events, including 17th at PT San Diego 2004, 7th at the team PT in Seattle 2004, and 15th at PT London 2005. In addition, he won Grand Prix Chicago 2004 as a member of :B.
Monday, November 22nd – What does Tim draft this time around? Whatever it is, it’s not going to be another boring infect draft. Read this week’s Tim Aten draft and contemplate his picks, one at a time!
Friday, October 22nd – He would qualify for multiple Halls of Fame if they only existed. An acclaimed and beloved writer, a constant presence in the sidelines at tournaments, Tim Aten is here to school you in Scars of Mirrodin Draft.
Mister Aten doesn’t write often, but when he does… it’s party time! Today he shares some of his more acerbic and humorous views on the Pro Tour (and PT: Valencia in particular), breaking down the runners, riders, and high finishers in his own inimitable style. He then brings us an intriguing Mono-Green Beatdown deck for States… one that doesn’t run Tarmogoyf! If you’re looking for something a little off-the-wall, then read on!
Tim Aten, that far-too unfamiliar firebrand, presents us with an in-depth look at a single game from an 8-4 TPF draft. While Rich delivers a daily dose of Draft delight, Tim’s tactic takes is through two troublesome games play by play, and fills our heads with high-level in-game strategy. Seriously, as I was reading this I felt my brain expand. Welcome back, Mr Aten… you’ve been missed.
Yesterday, Tim asked 21 Questions regarding Grand Prix: Massachusetts. Actually, he asked twenty, but what’s one question between friends? You can read the questions above. Today, in the form of a tournament report, he answers each and every question posed. Innovative in style and Old School in execution, this article is packed with Aten’s brand of in-jokes, stories, and irreverence. Enjoy!
In a change from our usual program, Master Tim Aten brings us a Quiz… twenty-one questions (allegedly) on the subject of Grand Prix: Massachusetts. Part tournament report, part mental exercise, and part Atenesque nonsense. The answers will appear tomorrow, with the meat of this article… so if you wanna know if Tim had an insulting encounter with a cleaning lady, or if Rich Hoaen got knocked down onto his grumpy buttocks, come join us then!
Tim Aten – two parts genius and three parts idiot — finally returns to grace the fair pages of StarCityGames.com… only to break the news of his eminent retirement from the game! In this frenetic article, Tim shares his experiences from the sidelines of GP: Dallas, and sets out the date of his coming departure. Plus, he tells us why Paul Cheon is the Greatest Thing in Magic.
Tim Aten continues his role as a substitute for the grumpy Canadian in the Drafting With Rich series. As usual, he covers each of his picks in a triple Time Spiral draft, from pick one to pick forty-five, and supplies a brief commentary on the draft at the foot of the article. For more enlightened evaluation, visit the forums. Enjoy Tim while you can… Rich returns tomorrow!
Tim Aten continues his role as a substitute for the grumpy Canadian in the Drafting With Rich series. As usual, he covers each of his picks in a triple Time Spiral draft, from pick one to pick forty-five, and supplies a brief commentary on the draft at the foot of the article. For more enlightened evaluation, visit the forums. Enjoy Tim while you can… Rich returns later this week!
In the week before Worlds, the U.S. Nationals team stayed at my house and playtested. When they saw that I got assigned a stint as substitute drafter, the reaction was unanimous: “I wanna do one!!” Thus, for these, the first three days of Worlds, you can catch a glimpse of the drafting styles of the skilled magicians who are representing our country. Then, if you’re not impressed, you can call your bookie and put all your money on the Netherlands. First up, we have Ben “The Future of American Magic” Lundquist…