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The Creation of Magic: The Gathering

by Richard Garfield March 12 2013

Magic turns twenty years old in 2013! We shared a story by Peter Adkison about the creation of Magic, and now it's time to hear from Richard Garfield! This was originally published in...

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The Creation of Magic: The Gathering

by Richard Garfield March 12 2013

Magic turns twenty years old in 2013! We shared a story by Peter Adkison about the creation of Magic, and now it's time to hear from Richard Garfield! This was originally published in the Magic...

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Lost in the Shuffle: Dues and Riches

by Richard Garfield March 12 2012

Credit Where Due (originally printed in Duelist #24, April 1998) Let me ask you a few questions. Who designed Monopoly? Who designed Trivial Pursuit? Now, ask yourself who wrote The Shining?...

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All for One and One for All

by Richard Garfield October 3 2011

You've probably heard the name Richard Garfield.He's most famous, of course, as the creator of Magic: The Gathering (and thus modern trading card games in general, as confirmed by the Guinness...

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Lost in the Shuffle: The Grand Melee

by Richard Garfield March 14 2011

Before Daily MTG, before MagicTheGathering.com, before the Internet, there was The Duelist, a print magazine dedicated to Magic and other games. An occasional feature in The Duelist was Magic...

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Lost in the Shuffle: Luck and Games

by Richard Garfield November 29 2010

You Really Can't Win Them All(originally printed in Duelist #19, October 1997)Determining if a game is more luck than skill is an exercise game critics and players often engage in. This is even...

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Lost in the Shuffle: Gaming Rituals and Serious Fun

by Richard Garfield November 15 2010

Lost in the Shuffle: Rituals in Gaming (originally printed in Duelist #9, February 1996) The Hot Chocolate of Games What defines a game? Chess consists of a set of rules. But chess is also the...

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Lost in the Shuffle: Thoughts on Game Design

by Richard Garfield October 18 2010

As the second Great Designer Search narrows down from a thousand to a hundred to eight (and eventually to one), I've been thinking a lot about Magic design, and game design in general. Are there...

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Lost in the Shuffle: Games Within Games

by Richard Garfield June 22 2010

*/ Long ago, in the time before time, there was The Duelist, a monthly magazine about Magic and gaming that was the predecessor to this very site. And in The Duelist, Richard Garfield, creator...

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Lost in the Shuffle: Games Within Games

by Richard Garfield June 21 2010

Long ago, in the time before time, there was The Duelist, a monthly magazine about Magic and gaming that was the predecessor to this very site. And in The Duelist, Richard Garfield, creator of...

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