Pojo's Magic Book Reviews
Tournament Reports for Magic: The Gathering. - by Jamie Wakefield
This book is based on the author's personal experience of pro/tournament play. The book is 6" x 9", and 168 pages. The book has a list price or $14.95, meaning it will cost about $12 bucks at Amazon.com. This book is only a couple of years old - 1998 publishing date.
If you are looking for deck construction advice, then this book is probably not for you. This book is essentially a kick-ass autobiography on the M:TG life & times of the author. I loved this book. It is cool to live through Jamie on the ups & downs of trying to make tourney cuts. Nothing is sugar coated. Reading this book is like talking to one of your buddies, while sucking back a cold one. I got a some good belly laughs out of the book, and a deeper understanding Magic in general. I highly recommend this book if you want to read some good stories about Pro-Tours and Qualifier's, from a good player's point of view. Just plain old fun to read. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down.
Note: The author really assumes you have a pretty good understanding of Magic. This is not a beginner's book. There is a lot of jargon that will go over a beginner's head. But then again, I really think this will help a beginner so you do understand what you are getting into if you want to qualify for the Pro Tour.
This book is currently out of print. Man that happens fast with some of these M:TG Publishers ... but many times, Amazon.com has links to Used Bookstores that carry some of these titles.
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