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Remaking Magic

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for Remaking Magic, the podcast all about game design and magic the gathering. In this podcast we talk about general game design principles and apply them to the world of custom mtg card creation.
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Jun 13, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the sixty-first episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We give some small update on the state of the podcast
  • We talk in detail about the new mechanics of Shadows over Innistrad

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Apr 19, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the sixtieth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We return after our extended break due to Faeria and other commitments
  • Episode 59 becomes lost to the void
  • We talk in detail about the returning mechanics of Shadows over Innistrad
  • Dan takes guesses at how these mechanics would be re-implimented while Reuben says how they ended up playing.

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Feb 28, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fifty-eighth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Feb 21, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fifty-seventh episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • The episode comes out late due to Reuben being sick and then distracted by Faeria, Dan's game that has just entered backer early access.
  • You can find Reuben's streaming of Faeria on his new Twitch Channel
  • We talk about "What makes a good mechanic?"
  • We highlight mechanics that make the game feel different.
  • We talk about how mechanics can tap into core psychological positive feelings.
  • Design Challenge: Make an Egyptian mechanic!

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Feb 12, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fifty-sixth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • Dan's super busy with Faeria, meaning we will be doing another two part ep.
  • We talk about "What makes a good mechanic?"
  • Critique a Card: Herald of Thorns
  • We discuss encouraging or enabling players to do something they like to do.
  • We highlight Solving one of the core problems of MTG

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Feb 5, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fifty-fifth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Jan 28, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fifty-fourth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Jan 21, 2016

Join Reuben Covington my guest Martin for the fifty-third episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • Reuben interviews Martin Schwesinger, Aka Apoquallyp
  • Martin talks about his projects that you can find on his blog
  • Critique a card: He Who Defies Logic
  • We discuss different types of complexity and the need for context in critiques.

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Jan 13, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fifty-second episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We give an update on our progress of Hostile Takeover, our standalone version of High Stakes Magic
  • Dan talks a lot about the game he is working on: Faeria
  • We go in-depth on all the new mechanics of Oath of the Gatewatch
  • We discuss Surge and the "alpha player problem" in 2HG
  • Be sure to check out the Visual Spoiler for OGW

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Jan 6, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fifty-first episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • Remaking Magic has its first Birthday!
  • We discuss what we learnt over the last year.
  • We talk about our general thoughts on MTG's design in 2015
  • Dan has been super excited with recent developments in Faeria
  • Reuben talks about wanting Dreamscape to be the best custom magic set ever.
  • We both set goals for the year of 2016
  • We discuss some of the topics we want to discuss in the future.

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Jan 1, 2016

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fiftieth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Dec 23, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the forty-ninth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We talk about the OGW leaks
  • We discuss the impact these leaks have on different people
  • We start analyzing Kazundoo custom card booster by Zervintz
  • You can find the full spoiler for Kazundoo
  • We invite our listeners to rate the rest of the booster to test their evaluation skills during our next episode.

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Dec 16, 2015

Join Reuben Covington, Dan Felder and their guest Alex for the forty-eighth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Ask us questions on our blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Dec 13, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and his guest for the forty-seventh episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • Dan's away due to technical difficulties
  • Reuben has a guest, Riley Smith aka Orb-Warded-Kor-Warlord
  • We discuss the the tumblr custom magic scene
  • We talk about Riley's interest in what he calls "Lost Cards"
  • You can find a super useful Card Art Package Reuben has created
  • Riley talks about a few designs from tumblr
  • Be sure to check out the MTG design prompts blog which Riley also runs

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Riley Smith
Tumblr: http://orb-warded-kor-warlord.tumblr.com/

Dec 3, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the forty-sixth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

Nov 25, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the forty-fifth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Twitter: @DesignerDanF
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Nov 22, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the forty-fourth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We discuss what the mana system of MTG does
  • We discuss the alternative systems and what pros and cons they have
  • Give us feedback on our blog

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Nov 14, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the forty-third episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • Design Challenge: Submit a build-around uncommon goblin creature
  • We discuss the entries submitted from episode 40's design challenge
  • You can find the entries HERE

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Nov 5, 2015

Join Dan Felder for the first episode of Dungeon Master's Guide, the podcast about game design and RPG campaigns.

In this episode:

  • Dan Introduces the podcast
  • He discusses motivations and how to use this to stop derailment.

The first one or two episodes of this podcast will appear on the Re-Making magic feed with future episodes appearing on it's own feed.

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Nov 5, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the forty-second episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • Design Challenge: Submit a build-around uncommon goblin creature
  • We discuss the entries submitted from episode 40's design challenge
  • You can find the entries HERE

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Oct 30, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the forty-first episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We talk about creating a deep limited environment
  • Dan talks a lot about recent Faeria Playtesting
  • Dan has written a Balancing 101 article on Gamasutra
  • We discuss Hazards, Threats and Supports
  • We discuss having conflicting Hazards

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Oct 21, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the fortieth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We talk about recent technical difficulties
  • We give an update on the Science vs Faith duel decks
  • You can find everything you need to help us playtest the duel decks HERE
  • Dan has a funny Pre-Release story
  • Critique a card: Brotherhood Mindflayer
  • We start a new Design challenge: Design a uncommon "build around" Golbin card. The build around theme doesn't have to be about goblins.

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Oct 8, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the thirty-ninth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We discuss Reuben's Battle for Zendikar Pre-Release experience
  • Reuben gets very very lucky.
  • Dan discusses ingest's economy and Lorwyn's Hidden Treasure Mechanic
  • We cut the episode a little short due to Dan having audio issues.

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Sep 30, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the thirty-eighth episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

  • We discuss a Reuben's Dreamscape custom set
  • We give an update on its progress and talk about how it has creative concerns
  • We discuss the characters and settings
  • We talk about brainstorming and how to brew worldbuilding ideas.
  • We briefly mention Faeria
  • We come up with solutions to some of the issues of Dreamscape

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

Sep 24, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the thirty-seventh episode of Re-Making Magic, the podcast about game design and custom magic cards.

In this episode:

You can give us feedback and discuss the episode on the MTGsalvation discussion thread

Contact details:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

Reuben Covington
Twitter: @reubencovington
Email: reubencovington@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Doombringer

Dan Felder
Email: minimallyexceptional@gmail.com
MTGsalvation Account: Stairc

 

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