#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.
7 Apr 2017
#467: Multicolor Blocks
In this podcast, I talk about the many different multicolor blocks we've made and how we went about making them.
1 Sep 2017
#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.
5 Apr 2019
Drive to Work #325 - Magic the Puzzling
Mark looks back to what got him involved with Wizards in the first place.
22 Apr 2016
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In this podcast, I talk about my time as editor-in-chief of Duelist, the Magic-themed magazine Wizards used to produce.
4 May 2018
Drive to Work #319 - Early Tournaments
Mark talks about the high-profile tournaments he played in before Wizards.
1 Apr 2016
#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.
2 Feb 2018
#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.
11 May 2018
Drive to Work #315 - Collaboration
Mark talks about team dynamics and how to teams work together.
18 Mar 2016
Drive to Work #297 - Creature Types
Mark talks about the design and creative work behind creature types.
15 Jan 2016
#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.
1 Nov 2019
#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.
20 Mar 2020
#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.
27 Nov 2019
#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.
12 May 2017
Drive to Work #329 - 20 Lessons: Human Nature
Mark begins a new 20-part podcasts where he talks about life lessons he has learned.
6 May 2016
#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.
28 Jun 2019
#430: Guildpact, Part 1
This is first part of a three-part series on the design of Guildpact.
28 Apr 2017
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.
3 Mar 2017
#418: Designing Rares
This is another in my series on designing different rarities. In this podcast, I talk about designing rares and mythic rares.
17 Mar 2017
This is the first in a series on the two-color pairs. I begin by examining white-blue.
3 Jan 2020