I've made my fair share of mistakes throughout my Magic career. In my earlier days, it would come in the form of frequently missed lethal attacks, bad sideboarding, and general confusion about how to win games. Lately, my biggest gaffes have occurred before my first hand is ever drawn. At both Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica and Mythic Championship Cleveland, I registered a lukewarm pile of green and black cards despite my friends doing everything they could to enlighten me on how unbelievably medium the deck was.
Why am I bringing this up? At the end of the month is the first ever Mythic Invitational. It's shaping up to be the most important tournament in my professional career and I'm terrified that I'll select the wrong deck again. To that end, I've been playing a lot with the deck that many of my teammates and friends recommended for the last Mythic Championship, Esper Control.