Welcome back to part two of my Magic journey – you can find Part 1 here:
When we last left off, I’d just finished competing in my first Pro Tour, which was San Diego 2004. I didn’t quite have the fire yet, but I was definitely starting to get hooked. Luckily for me, the PTQ scene in Northern California was a great one. There were always three or so PTQs per season between the Bay Area and Sacramento, with another three if you were willing to drive down to Los Angeles (about a four or five hour drive).
The PTQ format that qualified for the next Pro Tour was Extended, and I played one of my favorite decks of all time.