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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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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

Jun 14, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Design Challenge Review: Create a Legendary Pheonix continued
  • We announce our favourite designs
  • We congradulate all of the new designers who submitted.

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 8, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Design Challenge Review: Create a Legendary Pheonix

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 1, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Triple Critique a Card Special:
  • We discuss Rhystic mechanics and their appeal to designers and spikes.
  • Reuben gives a review of his most recent playtest of his set, Dreamscape. 
  • Design Challenge: Create a Legendary Pheonix

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

May 25, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We talk about the discussion we generated about bad cards previously
  • Dan rants on Dark Souls' and Castlevania's layering and misdirection 
  • We discuss the card Squire and how it can be used.
  • We talk about the layering in Innistrad's draft enviroment
  • Trait Doctoring's design gets discussed in terms of "planting" for future enviorments. 
  • We discuss recent playtesting and premonition's use online

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

May 18, 2015

Join Reuben Covington and Dan Felder for the twenty-first 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

May 11, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We welocme all our new listeners from MTGcast
  • We are amazed by the great response to Dan's recent article
  • We discuss designing archetypes
  • We talk about lychpins and supporting cards
  • Discuss the importance of mana curve and commons
  • Check out Reuben's Set skeleton/archetype primer
  • Talk about the Memoir mechanic in Dreamscape

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

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

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

May 4, 2015

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

In this episode:

    • Design Challenge Review: Evis, Executor of Light's second ability
    • Talk about Signposting your game design
    • Discuss designers "Swimming Upstream" or "Going with the Flow."
    • Dan talks about a recent roleplaying session he hosted.
    • Design Challenge: MtG MOBA format
      • Create a champion card like those discussed HERE

 

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

Apr 27, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • We interview Jay Treat, a game designer who got in the top 8 in the 2nd Great Designer Search, runs the Goblin Artisans blog and much more.

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

Jay Treat
Twitter: @jtreat3
Twitter (Magic Related): @wizardsfamiliar
Website: TreatGames.com

Apr 20, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Critique a card: Umani, Planeswalker
  • Talk all about Planeswalkers and their design
  • Discuss the planeswalkers in dreamscape
    • Ral Zerek, Dream Artist
    • Yemma, Planar Huntress
    • Evis, Executor of Light
  • Community Challenge: Design a second +1 loyalty ability for Evis
  • We briefly give an update on 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

Apr 13, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Discuss why there is no dragon archetype in DTK
  • Critique a card: Yuli, Merciful Blade
  • Discuss our game Hostile takeover and its latest playtest
  • Talk about how NWO and other design rules have to be tailored to specific games
  • Community Shoutout: Babel: The four color set

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

Apr 6, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • Reuben talks about his Dreamscape playtest
  • We discuss the Premonition as a mechanic
  • We talk about what kind of information we gather when playtesting
  • We Introduce the "Fake Theme Trap" and how designers fall into it

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

Apr 6, 2015

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

In this episode:

  • A special double episode treat
  • Design Challenge Review: Create a Black/Green gold build around uncommon that doesn't use the graveyard.
  • Discuss the meaning of build around
  • Talk about Reuben's set Dreamscape
  • Pick our favourite designs submitted

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 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

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