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Magic: The Gathering Drive to Work Podcast

Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater shares stories, insights, and more while driving to work. Listen in and learn more about Magic!

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#425: Lessons Learned: Battle for Zendikar

This podcast is another in my "Lessons Learned" series where I talk about sets I led the design for and the lessons I learned from leading it. In this podcast, I discuss what I learned from leading the design for Battle for Zendikar.

39mins

7 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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#467: Multicolor Blocks

In this podcast, I talk about the many different multicolor blocks we've made and how we went about making them.

32mins

1 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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#626: Magic Golden Rules

Magic has a number of golden rules, and today, I talk about what they are and why they're so important to design.

30mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Drive to Work #325 - Magic the Puzzling

Mark looks back to what got him involved with Wizards in the first place.

36mins

22 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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#533: Editor-in-Chief

In this podcast, I talk about my time as editor-in-chief of Duelist, the Magic-themed magazine Wizards used to produce.

35mins

4 May 2018

Rank #5

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Drive to Work #319 - Early Tournaments

Mark talks about the high-profile tournaments he played in before Wizards.

38mins

1 Apr 2016

Rank #6

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#506: Game Knights

I had the opportunity to appear on Game Knights with Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai. The three of us and Gavin Verhey drafted Unstable before its release so we could show off how fun it was. This podcast is all about my trip down to Los Angeles to shoot the episode.

52mins

2 Feb 2018

Rank #7

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#536: Lessons Learned – Amonkhet

This podcast is another in my "Lessons Learned" series where I talk about the lessons I learned on sets for which I led or co-led the design. In this podcast, I talk about co-leading Amonkhet.

43mins

11 May 2018

Rank #8

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Drive to Work #315 - Collaboration

Mark talks about team dynamics and how to teams work together.

48mins

18 Mar 2016

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Drive to Work #297 - Creature Types

Mark talks about the design and creative work behind creature types.

38mins

15 Jan 2016

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#686: Throne of Eldraine Cards, Part 1

This is part one of a four-part series on card-by-card design stories from Throne of Eldraine.

44mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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#723: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 1

This is the first part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.

47mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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#694: Trivia – Top 50 Words

What are the 50 words that show up in the most Magic card titles? In this podcast, I go through that list and talk a bit about how we name cards.

46mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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#435: Principles of Magic

R&D has a sign hanging on our walls explaining the principles of Magic R&D. In this podcast, I walk through all the items on the list and explain why they're important and how they impact the way R&D makes Magic.

41mins

12 May 2017

Rank #14

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Drive to Work #329 - 20 Lessons: Human Nature

Mark begins a new 20-part podcasts where he talks about life lessons he has learned.

37mins

6 May 2016

Rank #15

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#650: War of the Spark Cards, Part 1

This is part one of a five-part series on card-by-card design stories from War of the Spark.

36mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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#430: Guildpact, Part 1

This is first part of a three-part series on the design of Guildpact.

37mins

28 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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#415: Teaching

I'm often asked about the best way to teach Magic to a new player. In today's podcast I explain how to do it.

45mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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#418: Designing Rares

This is another in my series on designing different rarities. In this podcast, I talk about designing rares and mythic rares.

33mins

17 Mar 2017

Rank #19

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#702: White-Blue

This is the first in a series on the two-color pairs. I begin by examining white-blue.

42mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #20