Peek #16: “Doc” Gabe R.

 

Image (1)Doc (aka Gabe R.) is a law student and popular Magic: The Gathering Online streamer who is mostly known for limited and his love of fine beers. Doc streams 5 nights a week: mostly draft, but some standard, and prides himself on keeping his chat classy.

p4d: How did you start playing Magic: The Gathering?

randomgabeDoc: My cousin introduced me to the game. He was 13 and I was 6, so I thought it was about the coolest thing I’d ever seen. That was during Visions, and I’ve taken a few breaks since then, but I’ve never stopped being hooked.

p4d: What do you like most about streaming Magic: The Gathering?

Doc: The interaction with my viewership. I wouldn’t play nearly as much Magic Online if it weren’t for my stream. That’s actually why I started streaming: it was boring to just play by myself. I like conversation, and I think Magic is meant to be a social game as well as a strategic battle.EhjPdgp

p4d: With everything that you have on your plate, do you ever sleep?

Doc: I get about 5 hours a night on average.

p4d: What would you like to see Planeswalkers for Diversity accomplish?

Doc: Any progress in the direction of getting a more diverse player-base is good for the game in general. Specifically, as a Spike I would love to see initiatives like this one encourage more women and other wi-fiveunderrepresented groups to compete at a professional level and ensure that their diversity is a non-factor for their experience.

p4d: We know you’re a huge fan of craft beers. What is your favourite craft beer to drink while streaming?

Doc: My favorites are as follows:

  1. Petrus Winter Ale #9 (near impossible to find in the US, and it’s been about 3 years since I’ve had it)hipsterdraft
  2. Petrus White Oak Aged Pale Ale (a VERY sour pale, also difficult to find in the US but not impossible)
  3. Founders Breakfast Stout (Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, easily the best beer brewed on this continent)

p4d: Where can people find you online?

Doc: I stream at  www.twitch.tv/sgdoc and tweet at www.twitter.com/mtgodoc – my usual schedule for streams is in my FAQ below the video on my Twitch page.

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