Brian David-Marshall – Ep 213

Brian David-Marshall

Brian David-Marshall

I’m speaking with Brian David-Marshall, official commentator and Pro Tour Historian of Magic: The Gathering. BDM started his career in comics. And eventually opened the famed game store Neutral Ground.

BDM give us a rare glimpse into the early days of Magic, when it exploded in popularity back in 1994 and 1995. BDM tells us about coverage today and also an interesting tale two Enter The Battlefield movies.

I caught up with BDM last year right before PAX 2016.

The next time you’re at a tournament and there are side events, you now know who to thank. BDM!

Go say hi to BDM on Twitter @Top8Games

Check out this old flyer for a Magic tournament in NYC.

Check out this old flyer for a Magic tournament in NYC.

I hope you enjoy my wonderful conversation with the legendary Brian David-Marshall!

Update 4/19/17: Chris Pikula’s signed Meddling Mage from Neutral Ground was found on Twitter from Ian @Ian18125

And Chris Pikula himself confirmed it!


This episode of Kitchen Table Magic is brought to you by Paragon City Games.

Paragon City Games

Paragon City Games

We have the winner to our giveaway for a box of Modern Masters 2017.

And our winner is…! Drum roll please!

William Evans!

Congratulations William, you are our lucky winner. I’ll be reaching out to you soon to ship you that box of Modern Masters 2017.

Remember, our giveaway was brought to you by the awesome gamers at Paragon City Games.

With their generous support, I’m able to do a giveaway on the show.

A lot of my interview with Brian David-Marshall talked about the importance of having a space for the Magic community to play and gather in.

And that is why Paragon City Games cares so much about creating a nice space for their community.

They have a beautiful open showroom with plenty of space for weekly Magic events.

Paragon City Games also streams their in store events weekly at

Remember to spread the love with a Like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter for Paragon City Games

They also have great online reviews and that shows their commitment to excellent customer service for their player community.


Thanks everyone for listening to this week’s show.

This was part 3 of my 4 part series with the legendary Magic coverage team.

If you heard my episode with Marshall Sutcliffe, we spoke about Marshall’s favorite marinara sauce.

When I sat down with BDM, he gave me the super secret recipe.

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I want to thank all my Patreon Supporters: Brian, James, Markus, Alexander, and Trevor for your support.

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All my Patreon Supporters get access to extra audio content, behind the scenes show notes, and special gifts from my interviews.

I still have available 4 signed cards by Marshall Sutcliffe from our crack a pack.

A foil Rusted Relic, Reassembling Skeleton, Celestial Purge, and a foil Dred Drone.

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