Know your Style!
Confession time... I'm the Mono-Red player at my local game store. I started playing Standard when I was a freshman in high school, and I didn't have a ton of extra money to buy cards. My only option was to win FNMs and other small tournaments in order to win packs to build a collection slowly. The easiest way to win, and spend the least amount of money was picking up a Red deck. After a while, I enjoyed winning games quickly, so that I could eat in between rounds. I took my