Magic: The Gathering Drive to Work Podcast

Magic: The Gathering Drive to Work Podcast

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Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater shares stories, insights, and more while driving to work. Listen in and learn more about Magic!

Episodes

#429: Planes  

This podcasts talks about all the different worlds we've visited over the years in various Magic expansions.

#428: 2015  

This is another in my series "20 Years, 20 Podcasts" where I talk in detail about all the Magic stuff that happened in a particular year.

#427: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up  

There was a lot of discussion online about what exactly "top-down" and "bottom-up" designs were, so I dedicate a podcast to talk all about what the terms mean. I then walk through the history of Magic talking about whether or not the first set of each block was a top-down or bottom-up design.

#426: Fights I Lost  

I often talk about the many fights in R&D that I managed to win. Well, I didn't win them all, and this podcast talks about a bunch of the fights I lost.

#425: Lessons Learned: Battle for Zendikar  

This podcast is another in my "Lessons Learned" series where I talk about sets I led the design for and the lessons I learned from leading it. In this podcast, I discuss what I learned from leading the design for Battle for Zendikar.

#424: 20 Lessons: Don't Prove  

This is another podcast in my "20 Lessons, 20 Podcasts" series with design lessons from my GDC talk. Today's podcast talks about Lesson #12: Don't Design Something to Prove You Can.

#423: Virtual Tour  

Wizards of the Coast doesn't give public tours, but occasionally we give them for special guests. As someone who has done a lot of these tours, I thought it would be fun to do one for all of you, virtually.

#422: Behind the Scenes  

This podcast is a look at the behind-the-scenes of the "Drive to Work" podcast. Very meta.

#421: Strengths and Weaknesses  

In this podcast, I talk all about the importance of elements in your game having strengths and weaknesses.

#420 Top 10 Cool Things About R&D  

This is another Top 10 podcast. In this episode, I talk about the Top 10 coolest things about working in R&D.

#419: Around the World  

In my 21 years at Wizards, Magic has helped me travel all over the world. In this podcast, I talk about the sixteen different countries I've visited.

#418: Designing Rares  

This is another in my series on designing different rarities. In this podcast, I talk about designing rares and mythic rares.

#417: Duel Masters TCG  

In this podcast, I explore the design of a trading card game, but one other than Magic. I talk about the creation of Duel Masters, a trading card game we created for the Japanese market.

#416: Early Worlds  

In this podcast, I talk about the first five Magic World Championships.

#415: Teaching  

I'm often asked about the best way to teach Magic to a new player. In today's podcast I explain how to do it.

#414: Ravnica Cards, Part 5  

This is the fifth part of a five-part series on the cards of original Ravnica.

#413: Ravnica Cards, Part 4  

This is the fourth part of a five-part series on the cards of original Ravnica.

#412: 20 Lessons: Loved Not Liked  

This is part eleven in my 20-part series "20 Lessons, 20 Podcasts" where I recap 20 lessons I learned in my first 20 years working on Magic. This is based on a speech I gave at the Games Developers Conference in 2016. You can find my three-part article about the speech here, here, and here.

#411: Ravnica Cards, Part 3  

This is the third part of a five-part series on the cards of original Ravnica.

#410: Ravnica Cards, Part 2  

This is the second part of a five-part series on the cards of original Ravnica.

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