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Episode 109— August 8th, 2022

State of the Game 2022

6:35
Listener submitted pack 1, pick 1
14:45
Overview of the State of Design article
19:06
Complexity in Magic in 2022
26:40
Adjustments to the color pie, how that reflects high-level changes in Wizards’ approach to design, and how good game design does or does not have an inherent tension with success under capitalism
46:57
Feedback Andy was surprised by from CLB
48:36
Our favorite things from the last year in Magic
56:18
Closing thoughts

Andy and Anthony talk about the state of Magic in general. Starting with Mark Rosewater’s annual State of Design article, where he shares his perspective on successes, lessons learned, and his general observations on the state of the game. Our hosts respond to his points and go on to discuss their own feelings on where the game stands.

Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week comes from metaldracolich’s Cube of Stuff I Already Had.

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