Brian David-Marshall is a New York–based game designer who has been involved with Magic since 1994, when he started organizing tournaments and ran a Manhattan game store. Since then, he has been a judge, a player, and one of the longest-tenured columnists on DailyMTG.com, as he enters his second decade writing for the site. He is also the Pro Tour Historian and one of the commentators for the Pro Tour.
Looking for more Standard tech? Gerry Thompson checks in from the Standard Pro Tour Qualifier here in Rome, hoping to punch an early ticket to Amsterdam. Thompson brought a Spreading Seas/Convincing Mirage-based mana denial deck aimed to defeat Jund.