Chris Morris-Lent – Episode 9

In this episode I’m talking to Chris Morris-Lent, better known in Seattle as CML. CML is a writer, journalist, Magic player, SCG Open Champion, Pro Tour competitor and author of the new book, A Brief History of Magic Cards.

Chris' new book, A Brief History of Magic Cards

Chris’ new book, A Brief History of Magic Cards

CML has a refreshingly subversive perspective and style of writing. He’s written articles for Gawker, The Daily Dot, Kotaku and Seattle Weekly.

CML’s new book, A Brief History of Magic Cards was fully funded through Kickstarter and chronicles the journey of Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast and his own experiences playing the game.

CML’s writing is interesting in that he takes a different perspective. He’s not afraid to get past the peachy rosy side of Magic coverage and dig through all the skeletons in the closet to find something different.

We dive into the possible future of Magic and where Hasbro is taking premier play.

Without further ado, I hope you enjoy my conversation with Chris Morris-Lent.

– Sam


Go say hi to CML on Twitter @CMLisAwesome

Check out CML’s writing. You can find all of his hilarious articles at

Buy a copy of A Brief History of Magic Cards

Giveaway! Tweet to me and CML, what would you do to make Magic more popular and bring more players into the game?

Send a tweet to @KTMpodcast and @CMLisAwesome and we’ll pick a lucky winner to get a signed copy of A Brief History of Magic Cards.

If you liked some of the music in the episode, please check out and support these artists. Special thanks to Needle Drop Co. in Portland Oregon for allowing us to sample these tracks under the Creative Commons license.

Music Credits: (in order of appearance)

Jahzzar – Siesta
YEYEY – The Vision
YEYEY – Wild Things
David Szesztay – Strange Meeting
YEYEY – The Vision (outro)

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