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Precognitive Perception

by Sam Stoddard January 3 2019

Sam's Ravnica Allegiance preview card rewards those who can slow the game down—just as the Azorius Senate planned.

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Developing a Tribal Set

by Sam Stoddard September 12 2017

Sam shares a look at how the development of Ixalan walked a fine line to bring the set's tribal theme to fruition.

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by Sam Stoddard June 9 2017

Sam goes over several of the biggest changes R&D deals with, and announces a big change coming to Latest Developments.

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Things I've Learned

by Sam Stoddard June 2 2017

This week marks Sam's five-year anniversary with Wizards, and he's learned a lot about collaborating in his time here.

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Amonkhet and Standard Mailbag

by Sam Stoddard May 26 2017

Sam dives back into his mailbag to answer reader questions about the development of Amonkhet and some other Standard cards.

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Developing Cycles

by Sam Stoddard May 19 2017

Cycling is one of Magic's most beloved and deep mechanics, and Sam has some insight on how to develop cards with it.

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M-Files: Amonkhet, Part 2

by Sam Stoddard May 12 2017

Sam finishes his series of card-by-card development stories for Amonkhet.

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M-Files: Amonkhet, Part 1

by Sam Stoddard May 5 2017

Sam begins his series of card-by-card development stories for Amonkhet.

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Developing Embalm and Aftermath

by Sam Stoddard April 28 2017

Sam explains how two of the mechanics in Amonkhet took the same inspiration in very different directions.

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Long Hard Road to Print

by Sam Stoddard April 21 2017

This week, Sam looks at why very few of the cards created by R&D make it through to print.

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