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Mark Rosewater
Works at Wizards of the Coast
Attended Orange High School
Lives in Issaquah, Washington (near Seattle)
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My second "Drive to Work" podcast (#369) is another in my "Lessons Learned" series where I examine sets I led for the designed and walk through what lessons I learned. Today, I talk about designing Khans of Tarkir and the many lessons I learned.

http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/magic/drivetowork369_lessonslearnedkhanstarkir.mp3
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Zomg, I'm going to go try and trade for Umbreonex at a shop then go play prerelease at another , so much excitement ! Yay! 
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Æ - we hardly knew ye
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My first "Drive to Work" podcast (#368) is another in my "20 Lessons, 20 Podcasts" series where I talk ind depth about each of the twenty lessons from my GDC speech. Today, I talk about lesson #7, the importance of making the game personal.

http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/magic/drivetowork368_lessonsmakeitpersonal.mp3
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Pff, Mishra's Warmachine. >_> <_< V_V lol jk. 
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Ornithopter knacking?

Switching "The Graveyard" to "the reserve zone" and changing "Destroy" to "Demoralize" might net philosophical gains to the player base.
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My "Making Magic" column this week is part 2 on the design of Kaladesh.

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http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/kaladesh-ingredients-part-2-2016-09-19
Mark wraps up his story of Kaladesh design by sharing how the style of the world further shaped the mechanics of the set.
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Magic Head Designer & Dedicated Family Man
Introduction
Grew up in Cleveland.  Went to school in Boston.  Tried being a television writer in Los Angeles (with a little success).  Moved to Seattle in 1995 to join Wizards of the Coast to become a game designer and have been there ever since. Since 2005, I have been the Head Designer for Magic: the Gathering.  Met my wife Lora at Wizards. We were married in 1998.  We have three kids (2000 - Rachel , 2004 - Adam & Sarah - yes twins). We built a house in a suburb called Issaquah. All in all, things are going pretty well.
Education
  • Orange High School
    1981 - 1985
  • Boston University
    Broadcast & Film, 1985 - 1989
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Head Designer for Magic: the Gathering
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  • Wizards of the Coast
    Head Designer for Magic: the Gathering, 1995 - present
  • various production companies
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Issaquah, Washington (near Seattle)
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Pepper Pike, Ohio - Cleveland, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle