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Revisiting Standard Rotation

by Aaron Forsythe October 19 2016

Two years after we announced a change to Standard rotation, we're revisiting the effect that change has had on the format.

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New Mulligan Rule Starting with Battle for Zendikar Prereleases

by Aaron Forsythe August 20 2015

It's official—the new mulligan rule goes into effect at the Battle for Zendikar Prereleases!

Making Magic

From the Director's Chair: 2013

by Aaron Forsythe January 6 2014

Greetings, Planeswalkers and other denizens of the Multiverse! It's that time of year again, wherein I regale you with all that was Magically Magnificent in the past year! Yes, thanks to all of...

Daily Deck

From the Director's Chair: 2013

by Aaron Forsythe January 6 2014

Greetings, Planeswalkers and other denizens of the Multiverse! It's that time of year again, wherein I regale you with all that was Magically Magnificent in the past year! Yes, thanks to all of...

Feature

From the Director's Chair: 2012

by Aaron Forsythe January 2 2013

Another fantastic year in the books... Are you tired of hearing me say that yet? Because I'm certainly not tired of saying it. You all turned up in record numbers to all kinds of events, and...

Making Magic

Modern Masters Explained

by Aaron Forsythe October 22 2012

"When are you going to reprint Tarmogoyf?" "When are you going to reprint Tarmogoyf?" "Seriously, when are you going to reprint Tarmogoyf?" As the Director of R&D for...

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From the Director's Chair: 2011

by Aaron Forsythe January 5 2012

Well, 2011 is behind us, and it was quite a wild ride! All told, it was one of the most amazing years the game has ever had. I'm not one to use hyperbole just to make myself feel better, and...

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Deep Dive into Magic's Organized Play Changes

by Aaron Forsythe November 2 2011

Over the past few months, Wizards of the Coast's Organized Play team has introduced Planeswalker Points and a reimagining of the structure of Premier Play. Because the timing of the two changes...

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Aaron's Random Card Comment Archive

by Aaron Forsythe August 1 2011

Aaron Forsythe, Director of Magic R&D is active on his Twitter feed (@mtgaaron), and has earned a reputation for frank and open conversation on the topics that matter to Magic players. One...

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Standard Bannings Explained

by Aaron Forsythe June 20 2011

I would have preferred to go through my entire career as Director of Magic R&D without ever having to ban a card in Standard. Sadly, that was not to be. Banning cards in the current Standard...

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