Shaun Penrod – Ep 208

Shaun Pendod, Creator and Host of MTG Pro

Shaun Pendod, Creator and Host of MTG Pro

MTG Pro Tutor

MTG Pro Tutor

In this episode, I’m Shaun Penrod, creator and host of MTG Pro Tutor. Shaun is dedicated to distilling down all the best tips from the pros and sharing them with the community with a goal of sending 1000 players to the Pro Tour.

Shaun has over 180 episodes where he interviews elite Magic players like Patrick Chapin, Jon Finkle, Conley Woods, Paul Rietzl, Ari Lax, Michael Majors, pascal Maynard, Reid Duke, and the list goes on and on.

Shaun shares his favorite tips for getting better at Magic

And cultivating a mindset for success, both in life and in MTG.

Check out the MTG Pro Tutor podcast. Show notes for each of Shaun’s interviews are at

Shaun and MTG Pro Tutor is also on and Twitter @ShaunPenrod.

Tips from Shaun:

1) Paul Reitzel said, nutrition, water, and exercise.

2) Luck, and not blaming it. Identify what you can do better. Mulligan, deck selection. Sometimes your opponent just top decks what they need.

3) Playing people who are better than you.

Check out Shaun’s Deck Building Master Class where you’ll learn the evergreen skills to take your game to the next level. The course starts Friday March 24th!


This episode of Kitchen Table Magic is brought to you by Paragon City Games.

They care deeply about contributing to the Magic community.

They’re streaming Legacy every Tuesday night at

They’ve been awarding travel vouchers worth hundreds of dollars to whoever wins their Grand Prix Trails for the upcoming GP Vegas.

They also have a recording studio in their game store so that creators can make videos or a podcast.

No jokes! It’s furnished with over $3000 worth of equipment.

Paragon City Games also wanted me to share some Die Hard metal dice with you.

So, courtesy of Paragon City Games, I’m giving away a set of them to you, the listener.

We’re giving away the RPG Set of Die Hard Metal dice in Raw Steel with Red numbers.

They look amazing:

RPG Set Die Hard Metal Dice in Raw Steel, Red

RPG Set Die Hard Metal Dice in Raw Steel, Red

To enter the giveaway, tell me what you think up-and-coming game stores like Paragon City Games should do to support their local Magic players. Send me your thoughts, short or long, just let me know. I’ll read a few of them on air next time and announce the winner.

Just comment on the Facebook post here.

Giveaway RPG Set Raw Steel in red

Giveaway RPG Set Raw Steel in red

Also! Remember to Like Paragon City Games on Facebook and support their stream on with a follow.

We’ll be choosing an entry at random.

This giveaway ends Friday March 24th at noon Pacific Standard time.


I want to thank my new Patreon Supporter Alexander!

Wow! Thanks so much for your support Alexander.

You’re also getting a bag of those Magical Fish Crackers!

Up until this point, I feel like I’m just casting out to the ocean that is the internet.

I have no idea who’s hearing me. But I know that Kitchen Table Magic fills up a space in the Magic community.

My guests and I are bringing you never before told stories. Memories from the past. Meaningful insight. And a connectedness through the medium of this audio show.

I put my heart every week into Kitchen Table Magic. So it means the world to me when after I’ve been speaking into my microphone that something comes back to me.

In the form of a message, an email, a tweet, and your support through Patreon.

I’m quite sentimental, and I care about creating something real and tangible for the Magic community.

I want to thank all of our Patreon supporters: Brian, Markus, James, and Alexander!

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Thanks to everyone for tuning in to this week’s show!

I’m always here to chat and answer your questions.

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