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MARK ROSEWATER’S DRIVE TO WORK

Mark Rosewater can’t help himself: he just has to talk about Magic. So much so that he records a podcast during his commute into the office. Enjoy two new episodes every Friday!

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COMPLETE LIST OF PODCASTS

Nov 9 2018
#588: College
#588: College

33:52

I was about to take my daughter off to college, so I dedicated a podcast to talking about what lessons college taught me that impact my life and how I design Magic.

Nov 9 2018
#587: Sets by Plane
#587: Sets by Plane

30:25

In this podcast, I walk through each set and talk about what plane it takes place on.

Nov 5 2018
November 5, 2018: Announcing Ultimate Masters
November 5, 2018: Announcing Ultimate Masters

43:10

Steve and Blake have something special in store from the Masters series: the announcement of the new Ultimate Masters, out December 7.

Nov 2 2018
#586: Flickering
#586: Flickering

31:45

This podcast is all about an unnamed but commonly used mechanic, one where you exile a permanent and then return it to the battlefield. R&D calls this ability "flickering" (it's also known as "blinking"), and this podcast will talk about its history, from its start in Urza's Destiny to...

Nov 2 2018
#585: Magic Evolution, Part 6
#585: Magic Evolution, Part 6

This is another in my "Magic Evolution" series, where I go through the history of the game and talk about the design innovations each set brought to the table. In this podcast, I talk about Champions of Kamigawa block.

Nov 1 2018
November 1, 2018: Player of the Year Playoff
November 1, 2018: Player of the Year Playoff

30:21

Blake and Steve speak with Player of the Year Playoff opponents Seth Manfield and Luis Salvatto.

Oct 25 2018
October 25, 2018: Shiny Things
October 25, 2018: Shiny Things

34:16

Blake and Steve show off shiny new Magic products and unbox some for you to see.

Oct 26 2018
#583: Lessons Learned – Ixalan
#583: Lessons Learned – Ixalan

37:35

This is another in my series "Lessons Learned," where I examine sets I led or co-led and talk about what I learned from doing the design. In this podcast, I talk about the design of Ixalan.

Oct 26 2018
#584: Alpha Playtesters
#584: Alpha Playtesters

34:43

Inspired by a video about the people who playtested Magic before it came out, I go into greater detail about the various playtesters.

Oct 19 2018
#582: Creature Types
#582: Creature Types

39:39

This podcast talks about how Magic uses creature types and the role they play in design.

Oct 19 2018
#581: Narrative Equity
#581: Narrative Equity

49:58

This podcast is about a concept that I wrote about in an article earlier this year which talks about the importance of games allowing its players to tell stories about the game.

Oct 11 2018
October 11, 2018: Writers of Magic Story
October 11, 2018: Writers of Magic Story

41:35

Steve and Blake talk about Magic Story with our most recent writers, Cassandra Khaw and Nicky Drayden.

Oct 12 2018
#580: Busy R&D
#580: Busy R&D

This podcast tries to give a sense of scope about how many things we work on at once in R&D.

Oct 12 2018
#579: Designing Kaladesh
#579: Designing Kaladesh

On a rare "Drive from Work," I talk with carpooler Scott Van Essen about what it was like to design Kaladesh together.

Oct 5 2018
#578: Transformers TCG
#578: Transformers TCG

43:00

My carpool guest Scott Van Essen and I talk about the design of the new Transformers Trading Card Game, which he and I both worked on.

Oct 5 2018
#577: Squirrels
#577: Squirrels

41:21

In this podcast, I examine the history of Squirrels in Magic.

Oct 4 2018
October 4, 2018: Magic and D&D at TwitchCon
October 4, 2018: Magic and D&D at TwitchCon

36:38

Today's Weekly MTG details day-by-day TwitchCon content from both Magic and D&D.

Sep 27 2018
September 27, 2018: How to Prerelease Guilds of Ravnica
September 27, 2018: How to Prerelease Guilds of Ravnica

56:16

Are you prepared for Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease? Blake, Steve, and friends cover everything you need to know in this episode of Weekly MTG.

Sep 28 2018
#576: History of Magic
#576: History of Magic

39:04

At my SDCC Magic panel, I gave a little presentation about the history of Magic. This podcast is a slightly longer version of that talk.

Sep 28 2018
#575: SDCC 2018
#575: SDCC 2018

29:40

Every year, I attend San Diego Comic-Con where I run a Magic panel among other responsibilities. Upon my return, I always record a podcast about it. This is that podcast.

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