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Modern Sensibilities

by Mark Rosewater May 20 2019

Mark starts Modern Horizons previews with stories about how the set came to be and how it got designed.

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Odds & Ends: War of the Spark

by Mark Rosewater May 13 2019

Mark opens his mailbag to answer reader questions about the design of War of the Spark.

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Even More War Games

by Mark Rosewater May 6 2019

Mark continues his card-by-card design stories detailing how War of the Spark came together!

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More War Games

by Mark Rosewater April 29 2019

Mark continues his card-by-card design stories detailing how War of the Spark came together!

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War Games

by Mark Rosewater April 22 2019

Mark shares card-by-card design stories from War of the Spark, a set packed with loads of flavorful talking points.

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Waging War of the Spark, Part 3

by Mark Rosewater April 15 2019

Mark's back with another War of the Spark preview, this week with commentary on how R&D captured the war aspect of the Planeswalker war.

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Waging War of the Spark, Part 2

by Mark Rosewater April 8 2019

Mark's got another War of the Spark preview, this time talking about proliferate and its journey back to Standard.

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Waging War of the Spark, Part 1

by Mark Rosewater April 1 2019

Mark leaps into War of the Spark previews by telling the story of the set's focus on planeswalker cards—how it came about and R&D's needs for execution.

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Storm Scale: Kaladesh and Amonkhet

by Mark Rosewater March 25 2019

Mark uses his Storm Scale to rate the mechanics from Kaladesh and Amonkhet blocks to see which stand a good chance of returning.

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Resonate Spinning

by Mark Rosewater March 18 2019

Mark describes the many ways in which resonance is woven into Magic design and why it's integral for players to connect with the game.

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