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Mark Rosewater
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Attended Orange High School
Lives in Issaquah, Washington (near Seattle)
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My second "Drive to Work" podcast (#361) is part 6 of my 20-part series "20 Years, 20 Lessons". Today is lesson 6 about making sure you understand what emotion your game is trying to evoke.

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http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/magic/drivetowork361_lessonsemotion.mp3
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"Tales from the Pit" #1355

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+Jeremy Hoffman Storm Crow was always OP
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"Tales from the Pit" #1351

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I got 99 commons, and a lich ain't one.
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My first "Drive to Work" podcast (#360) is about making new versions of staple effects (aka tweaking).

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http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/magic/drivetowork360_tweaking.mp3
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I was sitting, playing the same deck for the second game in a row hoping to win but not expecting too when I imagined Rafiq riding Prosh xD What if Rafiq Mounted some legendary creature from Alara like a Sphinx or something?

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My second "Drive to Work" podcast (#359) is a Top 10 episode where I talk about my top 10 non design jobs I've had while working at Wizards.

http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/magic/drivetowork359_top10nondesignjobs.mp3
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My first "Drive to Work" podcast (#358) is about how I use Twitter to do my job.

http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/magic/drivetowork358_twitter.mp3
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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
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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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