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Gathering Stories: The History of Magic

Jul 10, 2020

My guest this week is Jamie Wakefield. Jamie was one of the first tournament report writers who really elevated the craft. Jamie turned bland game results into epic stories of triumph and defeat. His work was a cut above almost everyone else, and the players appreciated it.

During our chat, we talked about writing, the...


Jun 24, 2020

My guest this is week is Mark Rosewater. Mark is the head designer of Magic, in charge of the process that creates new cards. But he's also a prolific communicator, writing a million words a year about Magic and games in general.

During our chat we talked about Hollywood, the Pro Tour, diversity, and lots more. This was...


Jun 16, 2020

This week I am joined by Brian David-Marshall. Brian was one of the first tournament organizers, then co-founding perhaps the most famous game store in the world, Neutral Ground. Brian has also been a fixture at events as a WoTC contractor

In our conversation we talk about getting involved with Magic, event planning,...


Jun 2, 2020

This week I am joined by Skaff Elias. Skaff was one of the early playtesters of pro-Magic and joined early WoTC. Quickly Skaff distinguished himself as brilliant, a hard worker, and who was focused on Magic's long-term success. 

In our conversation we talk about inventing the Pro Tour, targets costs for competitive...


May 25, 2020

My guest this week is Jesper Myrfors. Jesper was Magic's first art director and helped create the iconic styles Magic still uses today. Jesper is also a talented artist and painted many pieces in the early sets.  

In this episode we talk about getting involved with WoTC, shifts in culture, advice for artists, and lots...