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?
Doc: 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.
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 underrepresented 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:
- Petrus Winter Ale #9 (near impossible to find in the US, and it’s been about 3 years since I’ve had it)
- Petrus White Oak Aged Pale Ale (a VERY sour pale, also difficult to find in the US but not impossible)
- Founders Breakfast Stout (Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, easily the best beer brewed on this continent)
p4d: Where can people find you online?