Andrew Cochran

Author's details

Name: Andrew Cochran
Date registered: February 17, 2014

Biography

Andrew rediscovered his love for Magic when he saw Innistrad. Returning to the game after a long hiatus, he now spends his days streaming drafts (twitch.tv/thatsnotmylane), playing EDH, and practicing Standard.

Latest posts

  1. Forced Fruition Reforged: Road to GP Vegas — March 9, 2015
  2. Forced Fruition Episode 12: Tribal Cube Angels — June 6, 2014
  3. Forced Fruition Episode 11: Stunted Jund — May 30, 2014
  4. Forced Fruition Episode 10: Champion of Sacrifice — May 23, 2014
  5. Forced Fruition Episode 9: Black Sheep Wall — May 16, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Forced Fruition Episode 3: Down the Drain — 20 comments
  2. Forced Fruition Episode 10: Champion of Sacrifice — 2 comments
  3. Forced Fruition Reforged: Road to GP Vegas — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Forced Fruition Reforged: Road to GP Vegas

On May 30, 2015, we’ll all be gathered magically at the Las Vegas Convention Center to play Modern Masters 2015. Until then, I’ll be spending my weekends playing Magic at local Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers (PPTQs) and Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) to reach the critical mass of Planeswalker Points needed for a round-one GP bye. Over this time, …

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Forced Fruition Episode 12: Tribal Cube Angels

Divine Favor This week I’m pleased to welcome my good friend Jan (pronounced “Yawn,” he’s a dude) to the show to help take me through an MTGO Cube draft! As the title indicates, we wound up with most of the angel cards in the cube and played them to great success. This week I’m also …

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Forced Fruition Episode 11: Stunted Jund

Cube’s Back! Everyone’s favorite online format, the MTGO cube, is back online! Making a blanket statement like that might not be entirely accurate, but you cannot deny that the variety of games and decks generated by the cube is unparalleled in the MTGO universe. This time around, I drafted a Jund deck featuring Stunted Growth …

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Forced Fruition Episode 10: Champion of Sacrifice

It’s Important to Remember Your Goals And with this tenthth episode of Forced Fruition, I would like to think I stayed true to what I set out to do. My primary goal with this series is to learn by doing, and specifically trying things out and learning from mistakes. There are some unique and interesting …

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Forced Fruition Episode 9: Black Sheep Wall

Food for Thought If I were to describe this draft with one phrase: Staying Alive. Right from the get go, our strategy started to form, mostly due to a couple sheepish picks that wound up dictating the rest of our draft. Adding in the Journey pack to this format helps even out the different draft …

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Forced Fruition Episode 8: Grixis Cube Adventure

Magic is Difficult And I have a lot to learn. If you’ve been following the series, you’re aware of this fact. I won’t try to hide it—there it is, out in the open. My friend Cory is a much better Magic player than I, so I enlisted his help to run through another Cube draft …

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Forced Fruition Episode 7: Devotion to Cube

Intro Cube drafting as a format is wonderful because you get to make all kinds of crazy things happen. You get to play with powerful cards that span the entirety of Magic and use them to crush your opponents mercilessly. This week on Forced Fruition, join me as I power through an un-powered cube with a …

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Forced Fruition Episode 6: BTT Draft R/W Heroic

They Might be Heroes Hello and welcome to the sixth installment of Forced Fruition! This week, I’ve brought you another Born-Theros-Theros draft where I find myself with some exciting white and red cards to make up a typical red/white heroic archetype. We get to play with some powerful creatures like Ornitharch, Anax and Cymede, and even the elusive …

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Forced Fruition, Episode 5: Sealed PTQ Practice

‘Tis the Season It’s that time of year when we get to play Sealed PTQs. The format has its upsides and downsides and you’re certainly going to increase your odds of winning by practicing as much as possible. I like Sealed because it evens the playing field to a degree by emphasizing deckbuilding. I also …

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Forced Fruition Episode 4: Jund…

What is Red and Black and Green All Over? This week I had the pleasure of entering a Born of the Gods-Theros-Theros draft with my good friend Grant. Together we worked our way through some exciting picks and equally exciting games. Having a second voice to help guide your thoughts is a great exercise and …

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Forced Fruition Episode 3: Down the Drain

Today’s Lesson The third installment of Forced Fruition takes us on a journey of discovery and trying to slow roll our way to victory. In this BNG-THS-THS draft, a theme of slowly draining our opponent quickly develops out of pack one. We employ some drafting strategy to fill out the rest of our deck in …

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Forced Fruition Episode 2: Diggin’ Through the Yard

  Hello and welcome back to Forced Fruition, the Magic show where we strive to better ourselves by identifying a theme and sticking to it! This time around I drafted a green-black graveyard deck in a BNG THS THS Swiss event. Some tough decisions were made during the draft portion and the games turned out …

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Forced Fruition Episode 1: Protect the Planeswalker

Welcome to Forced Fruition, the weekly show where we find ways to broaden our views on playing the game of Magic. Forced because we’re imposing some kind of rule or theme on our game, and Fruition because we’re going to learn something. On this episode, we dive into a THS-THS-THS draft. Very quickly, I realized …

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