Category Archives: Magic: The Gathering

Complexity Is Bad

Previously: Choices are Bad, Change Is Bad Meta Note: Early drafts were too complex. Complexity is Bad. I simplified. Mark Rosewater, head of design at Magic: The Gathering who I recently praised for writing down his process, has a podcast called Drive … Continue reading

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Write Down Your Process

Previously: Help Us Find Your Blog (and others) Mark Rosewater is the lead designer of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. This means he is part of Magic’s R&D department, one of the world’s few pockets of cooperation, sanity and … Continue reading

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Wizards Implements Ochlocracy

Today, a player who recently made the Top 8 at a Grand Prix was banned for life from tournament Magic: The Gathering. His account on Magic Online was seized, and he will be given a check for what Wizards thinks … Continue reading

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Team New York City

I have decided that I will not be working with Channel-Fireball: The Pantheon for Pro Tour: Magic Origins. The logistics involved in going to a team house for a week, and leaving my family for a week and a half, … Continue reading

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Magic Articles I’ve Written

Update 4/23/2017: I now write for Channel-Fireball. This is a link to my author page. Posts in the Amonkhet and Kaladesh eras through 4/23/2017: Decks: Mardu Planeswalkers Red Drake Empty Hand of the Gods Set Preview: Amonkhet’s Overlooked Cyclers Analysis: … Continue reading

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