April 20, 2022
Magic: The Gathering
Team CFBUltimateGuard, Magic: The Gathering
Reid Duke is a renowned Magic pro hailing from Sugar Loaf, NY and founding member of the Ultimate Guard Pro Team, now known as Team CFBUltimateGuard.
Magic runs in the family for Reid, with his cousins, Logan Nettles (known by his Magic Online username Jaberwocki) and Luke playing the game before him. When Reid was five and his brother, Ian, was 10, their mom came home one day with two Magic starter packs: 4th Edition for Reid and Ice Age for Ian. They both hardly knew the rules but they muddled through as best they could with the rules inserts. 26 years later, Reid’s now one of the most Magic’s most successful players and his brother, Ian, works at Wizards of the Coast as a developer for the game.
Over the years, one Magic card in particular has stuck out to Reid: Huntmaster of the Fells. The powerful Werewolf from Innistrad was a key player back in the day with its ability to instantly stabilize the board and take over the game.
A common theme with Magic pros, Reid enjoys Limited, with it providing an even playing field and a unique experience with every draft. In Constructed though, Reid enjoys Legacy in particular due to the intricate gameplay and each small decision having major repercussions.
Through his Magic career, Reid’s favorite memory is becoming Pro Tour Series Champions alongside the rest of the Ultimate Guard Pro Team.
Outside of Magic, Reid is an avid study, enjoying learning and exploring anything new, even if it ends up being worthless trivia in the end.
He’s also the proud owner of his own piece of original Magic artwork: Read the Bones. It’s often featured in the background of his stream and was framed by a local artist in his hometown of Sugar Loaf.
runs in the family for Reid. When Reid was five, his mom came home one
day with two Magic starter packs for him and his brother Ian. They both
hardly knew the rules but they muddled through as best they could with
the rules inserts. 26 years later, Reid’s now one of Magic’s most
successful and respected players in the world. Learn more about Reid.