Richard Garfield the Creator of MTG – Ep 222

Richard Garfield interview with Sam KTM

Richard Garfield interview with Sam KTM

In this episode, I’m speaking with Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering. Richard is fascinated with games and one day asked himself, what happens if not all players have the same deck?

Richard tells us that the cornerstone of Magic, the five flavors of mana, was an idea that he thought about frequently and tinkered with in his other games.

Richard shares thoughts on certain cards, his hopes for the future of Magic, and other games he’s proud to have made.

An ye he doth spake, let there be Magic!

An ye he doth spake, let there be Magic!

Richard has a website and blog at

Richard also wrote an article on Facebook titled “A Game Players Manifesto”.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with the creator himself, Richard Garfield.

Special thanks to Laura Cornejo and Mox Boarding House Bellevue for providing a private room for Richard and I to record in.

Mox Boarding House in Seattle and Bellevue both have private rooms to rent. They are beautifully designed.

More information can be found at


Thanks everyone for listening to the Season 2 finale of Kitchen Table Magic.

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For the Season 2 finale, all my supporters are getting a signed copy of the Magic card “Richard Garfield, Ph.D.

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