In this episode, I’m talking to Dan Burdick, the lead of Play Design, a new division of R&D for Magic: The Gathering.
While Mark Rosewater is trying to break the game, Dan and his crazy team of wizards is making sure Magic stays functional and playable.
Dan considers all the cards available in the game of Magic to make up the physics engine that governs the MTG universe.
He uses this unique way of thinking to balance the play environment for players.
Dan has a motley crew of spell slinging professionals to help him make sure Kitty Combo doesn’t happen again…
Melissa DeTora, Paul Cheon, Andrew Brown, Ian Duke, Bryan Hawlee, Adam Prosak, and Andrew Veen are the members of the new Play Design team.
Stick around to the end so you can find out how to get a special signed card from Dan Burdick himself!
Read Dan’s article On the Shoulders of Giants.
Go say hi to the Play Design team on Twitter:
Melissa DeTora @Melissa DeTora
Paul Cheon @HAUMPH
Ian Duke @mtg_ianduke
I’ve got a new YouTube Channel called Play MTG
Woo! And if you like the Kitchen Table Magic podcast by Sam Tang, you’re gonna love the new YouTube channel Play MTG by Sam Tang!
It’s an upbeat, fast paced new YouTube Channel featuring deck techs from Pros, learn to play tutorials, expert difficulty level up advice, single card discussion, MTG community news, and more.
I’ve only got 1 video uploaded right now about my vlog from Hascon. So if you wanna see what I look like, go check me out on Twitter and Facebook. It’s on YouTube at http://YouTube.com/c/playmtg
Follow the new show on Twitter @play_mtg
It’s on Facebook.com/playmtg
I’m looking forward to creating content in video!
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The Kitchen Table Magic podcast has been all about the origins of the game and members of the community.
And as a community, we’ve come a long way since the game first started.
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