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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

 

Sep 17, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We discuss Devoid and BFZ again
  • Critique a card: Amplify Authority
  • An introduction to Halitoth by Pyrefiend
  • We give some playtesting advice
  • We talk about gauging your audience's reactions not their reasons
  • We talk about Mental Playtesting
  • If you wantto playtest a set, check out Reuben's Primer

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 9, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We briefly talk about the Science vs Faith duel decks
  • Critique a card: Magnetic Dragon
  • We talk in detail about the zendikari mechanics of Battle for Zendikar
  • We discuss Sunburst

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 3, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We briefly talk about the Science vs Faith duel decks
  • Critique a card: Gnomish Rocketeer
  • We talk in detail about the eldrazi mechanics of Battle for Zendikar
  • Dan rants about Devoid

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 1, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We are back to our regular timing after several weeks away.
  • We discuss Faeria's latest playtest. Check out the game HERE
  • Critique a card: Airgrip Eagle
  • We discuss mistakes we have made in the past
  • Dan talks about the some of his RPG systems and what mistakes they made.
  • Reuben talks about Hostile Takeover and Gold counters and his design errors.
  • We briefly mention playtesting and playerbalance perception. 

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

 

Aug 9, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Interview with Trevor Cashmore (aka Turbo Justice or Inanimate)
  • We discuss Telsa and Golbin Artisans
  • We talk about the context of mechanics in New Phyrexia
  • We give a summary of the state of the custom card community
  • We talk about past mistakes and how we learn from them

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

Trevor Cashmore
Email: inanimate100@gmail.com
Goblin Artisans Accout: Inanimate
MTGsalvation Account: Turbo Justice
Custommagic Reddit: TyerRev

Aug 3, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We discuss Dan's Duel Deck Challenge
  • We discuss a variety of mechanics for both the science and faith decks
  • We open up the duel decks to you at magic multiverse

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

Jul 25, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We deconstruct the Design Goal of Magic Origins
  • We talk about nostalgia and the new story focus
  • We talk about some of our favourite cards from the set
  • We discuss the cinematic design of each of the planeswalkers
  • Dan is moving to Belgium so we may have some disruption to the usual programming.

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

Jul 13, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Critique a Card: Cave People
  • We talk about how magic is built on a history of design mistakes
  • We discuss the advantages of makes Duel Deck
  • We mention EDH decks as another alternate custom card project
  • We discuss our new blog where you can ask us questions

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

Jul 6, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the twenty-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:

Blog: remakingmagic.tumblr.com

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

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

Jun 29, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Critique a Card: Emrakul Devourer of Worlds
  • We do Exploratory Design for Battle fo Zendikar
  • We Touch on returning sets and player expectations
  • We discuss Allies, Eldrazi, Landfall and the potential tone of the world
  • Introduce our first public playtest of Hostile Takeover

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

Contact details:

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

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

Jun 22, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the twenty-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:

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

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

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