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Join Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater as he shares stories, insights, and more while driving to work. Listen and learn more about how Magic is made!

Magic: The Gathering Drive to Work Podcast Mark Rosewater

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Join Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater as he shares stories, insights, and more while driving to work. Listen and learn more about how Magic is made!

    #1130: A/B Mechanics

    #1130: A/B Mechanics

    A/B mechanics are mechanics that require a separate subset of cards to work (such as madness requiring cards that make you discard). In this episode, I talk about how we design A/B mechanics, the challenges of making them, and the history of some famous A/B mechanics.

    • 33 min
    #1129: The Question

    #1129: The Question

    Back in 2018, we ran the Great Designer Search 3 (GDS3). Part of that event was a multiple-choice test many contestants took to qualify for the next part of the qualification. One question from that test, question number 28, proved to be controversial. The topic recently returned to social media, so I decided to record a podcast about it. I talk about the history of the GDSs, the reasons why there's a multiple-choice test, and get into the specifics of question 28.

    • 31 min
    #1128: Outlaws of Thunder Junction Play Design with Jadine Klomparens

    #1128: Outlaws of Thunder Junction Play Design with Jadine Klomparens

    In this podcast, I sit down with Outlaws of Thunder Junction Lead Play Designer Jadine Klomparens to talk about the play design of the set.

    • 29 min
    #1127: Same But Different

    #1127: Same But Different

    In this podcast, I talk about a concept I learned from my days in Hollywood and how I apply it to Magic design.

    • 30 min
    #1126: Outlaws of Thunder Junction Set Design with Dave Humpherys

    #1126: Outlaws of Thunder Junction Set Design with Dave Humpherys

    In this podcast, I sit down with Dave Humpherys, set design lead for Outlaws of Thunder Junction, to talk about the set design of the latest expansion.

    • 41 min
    #1125: Mercenaries

    #1125: Mercenaries

    In honor of Outlaws of Thunder Junction, I did a card-by-card design podcast on cards with creature type Mercenary.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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666 Ratings

666 Ratings

mathiue777 ,

Mark is amazing

Mark is so genuine, intelligent, and full of energy. i’ve listened to this podcast for years and just listening even after I stopped playing really makes me appreciate what goes into this product. The way, Mark approaches. It is such a science of creativity, even if you don’t play magic you could actually apply how he approaches this subject and create a similar process for things in your life that would benefit you.

kamuishirou ,

Loved since the beginning!

Great story telling and a lot of inside information. MARO is an amazing and wonderful Magic creator.

Ollie the Goon ,

Thank you MaRo

My son, who got me into this amazing multi-plane world, is my Sensei for all things Magic…I asked him how he can retain all the facts and figures from Magic’s long history, and he attributes MaRo’s podcasts for keeping him constantly refreshed…And I never miss them!

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