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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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Mar 30, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We discuss the Dragons in Dragons of Tarkir
  • Critique a card: Chandra's Wish
  • Reuben talks about his upcoming Dreamscape playtest
  • We discuss the information we want from a playtest
  • Design Challenge: Create a Black/Green gold build around uncommon that doesn't use the graveyard.

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

Mar 23, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Overview of our design review format
  • In depth discussion of DTK's design goals
  • We talk about Megamorph
  • We dissect each of the other mechanics (Exploit, Bolster, Formidable, Dash and Rebound)
  • Explain how each mechanic mirror's their KTK counterpart
  • Give our final impressions and our opinions on our favorite mechanics

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

Mar 16, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Dan talks about his trip to GDC and meeting lots of WOTC people
  • Critique a card: Duneblast & the ruin mechanic
  • Talk about how to make ruin a fun and flavorful mechanic
  • Introduce some common designer traps
  • Discuss the "This designer is a moron" trap
  • The tenancy for us to do the opposite of something good just to be different
  • Talk about why its never "the players fault"
  • Community spotlight: Isocron Drafter - A custom card drafting program

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

Mar 11, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder my guest Tyler Girvan for the tenth 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

Tyler Girvan
Email: girvat01@gmail.com
Skype: duriang4
MTGsalvation Account: IcariiFA

Mar 2, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Talk about creating junk limited cards that are not offensive
  • Critique the cards from our listeners
  • Discuss listening to a playlist while designing
  • Writing articles to consolidate or improve your design knowledge
  • Talk about the "Designing in Threes" technique.
  • Explain "Mental Playtesting"
  • Community spotlight: 8 Lessons for newbie magic designers

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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