Writers

Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayIrregular
Abe Sargent
Marshall Sutcliffe
The Deck Tease
CMDR Decks
MTG Potpourri
Mike Cannon
Ant Tessitore
Judge's Corner
Mike Linnemann
Snack Time with Mike and Ant
Inside the Deck
Jason Alt
Brainstorm Brewery
Kevin Crimin
Mark Wischkaemper
Ryan Bushard
A. E. Marling
Adrienne Reynolds
Andrew Rogers
Brandon Isleib
Daryl Bockett
Dave Chalker
Devon Rule
Eric Klug
Jacob Van Lunen
James Arnold
Jarvis Yu
Jimi Brady
Josh Silvestri
Jules Robins
Kyle Boggemes
MJ Scott
Max Sjöblom
Michael Yee
Mike & Tifa Robles
Nassim Ketita
Natasha Lewis Harrington
Nick Davis
Nick Vigabool
Rada Rudyak
Randall Gay
Ricardo Conde
Sam Gaglio
Tifa Robles
Travis Woo
Usman Jamil

The above schedule is a rough timeline of when each writer publishes posts on our website, there will be deviations from time to time.

Active Writers

Abe Sargent

Abe Sargent has been playing Magic since The Dark, and is regularly found shuffling his two-thousand-card-plus Highlander deck "Abe’s Deck of Happiness and Joy." Over the years he has written for numerous Magic websites and publications, including StarCityGames, Scrye, Pojo, and Beckett Magic.

Adrienne Reynolds

Adrienne Reynolds’ DCI number is 7801. She is conducting a 3 year ethnographic study of Cultural Actors in Magic: The Gathering at Bryn Mawr College. You can find her on Twitter as @DreamtimeDrinne. When not desperately seeking a Magic game, she is majoring in Anthropology and Computer Science to create the foundation for secretly changing the world so we can work well together.

A. E. Marling

"A.E. Marling qualified as a Level 20 flavor judge through twenty years experience with the game, a written recommendation from Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, and a perfected sneer. A.E. Marling is also a Vorthos writer and fantasy novelist. Follow him on Twitter, or the kitty gets it: @AEMarling

Andrew Rogers

Andy Rogers is a casual player from Grand Rapids, MI. You can find him on deckbox.org as Andy_Rogers, or follow him on Twitter as ALRStories. When he's not slinging spells Andy spends time trying to figure out if his precocious 3-year-old will grow up to be a Johnny, Timmy, Spike or Vorthos.

Ant Tessitore

Creative names and flavor text writer for Wizards of the Coast, Ant is an avid gamer, writer, and artist who has been collecting Magic since Ice Age. Finally learning the game in the early 2000’s, he has since piloted his wacky decks against those brave enough to face him on the fields of battle. A Vorthos to his core, Ant spends his time brewing flavorful decks, writing about Magic, and painting alterations on his favorite cards.

Brainstorm Brewery

Brainstorm Brewery was created in March 2011 to be a podcast focused on helping players understand the inner workings of Magic’s secondary market. Each week, podcast veteran Marcel White is joined by Magic finance experts Ryan Bushard, Corbin Hosler and Jason Alt, a group with more than 20 years of combined experience in the field, as they cover the latest developments in both the competitive and financial arenas. With special guests and plenty of jokes, there’s never a shortage of both fun and quality information at the Brewery.

Brandon Isleib

Like most people, Brandon lives south of Seattle. Full of contradictions, Brandon has a Pro Point (Top 64 at Grand Prix Seattle 2012) but prefers casual Magic, is a Melvin on a Magic flavor text team, and is a lawyer with a sense of humor. He's also contributed to five books on baseball.

CMDR Decks

CMDR Decks is produced, edited, and (mostly) filmed by Uriah Oxford. He has been playing Commander (Elder Dragon Highlander) since 2008, and is a casual player at heart. Although he lives in Colorado he travels around to larger tournaments when time allows. He does not live in a fortified compound in the mountains of Aspen.

Daryl Bockett

Casual to the core, Daryl has been playing casual/multiplayer since Legends. After winning accolades (but no actual money) during the StarCityGames Talent Search in 2010, he joined with Bruce Richard and Brandon Isleib to form the Muse Vessel. His background is in International Relations, which is why his writing focuses on theoretical and strategic issues as they apply to multiplayer. Although a New Zealander, he lived in Tokyo for a decade and just recently moved to Seoul.

Dave Chalker

Dave “The Game” Chalker is an award-winning game designer of board games including Get Bit!, Criminals, and Heat, as well as the editor-in-chief of Critical-Hits.com. He has been playing Magic on and off since the week Revised Edition was released.

Devon Rule

Devon has been playing Magic for a decade and a half, first gaining publicity as a finalist in the Great Designer Search 2. These days he's a member of the Commander Rules Committee and a full-time game designer.

Eric Klug

Eric is a full-time Magic alterer out of Silver Spring, Maryland. You can contact him for commissions at eaklug@gmail.com, or see his latest work on his Facebook page.

Inside the Deck

Inside the Deck is a weekly video series produced by Rich Castle. Its signature is extremely high-quality production, mixed with sharp editing, of interviews, decks, and Magic culture in a documentary style.

Jacob Van Lunen

Jacob Van Lunen started playing Magic in 1995. Since the beginning, deck design and drafting have been Jacob’s favorite part of the game. Van Lunen played primarily as a casual player until 2007 when he used an innovative Sliver draft strategy to win Pro Tour San Diego 2007. Van Lunen performed moderately at subsequent Pro Tours and eventually fell off the train after Pro Tour Kyoto. Since then, Van Lunen has won multiple PTQs and cashed in two Pro Tours. As the author of Building on a Budget he designed hundreds of unique archetypes, including the original Pyromancer Ascension combo deck. He currently pens Perilous Research, the DailyMTG column that analyzes metagame snapshots.

James Arnold

As graphic designer and illustrator, James (or Thatguyjames) makes artwork about the things he loves; Magic chief among them. Born and raised in New York, he works days as a professional graphic artist. He unwinds at night with a large cup of coffee and work on projects he loves, and considers it the greatest form of success when his artwork becomes an inspiration to others. He works mainly in the vector art program Adobe Illustrator.

Jarvis Yu

Jarvis has been playing Magic on and off since Revised. In 2006 he started to play Magic Online regularly, going on to 9-0 and 8-1 at Grands Prix Denver and Philadelphia, respectively, in 2008. He also qualified for two Pro Tours in 2011, as well as for Pro Tours Dark Ascension and Avacyn Restored. in 2012. He spends considerable time building and tuning decks for competitive formats.

Jason Alt

Jason is a PTQ grinder turned value trader and eBay merchant living in Michigan. He has been playing Magic since 1996, and playing Magic well since 2004. You can hear him as a member of the Brainstorm Brewery podcast, and catch him at most events in the Midwest. Jason is also a regular contributor to QuietSpeculation.com and Cat Fancy magazine.

Jimi Brady

Jimi Brady is an English tutor and student living in Southern California. Equal parts Johnny, Spike, and Vorthos, he is constantly on the lookout for interesting and competitive deck ideas. While his ultimate goal is to compete in the Pro Tour, he's perfectly happy spending his time playing Commander, Cube, and Pauper with friends. When he's not playing Magic, Jimi enjoys long walks on the beach, martinis at sunset, and driving his enemies before him.

Josh Silvestri

Proving you don't need Pro Points to write a column, Josh Silvestri has been writing for over seven years with his work featured on every major Magic website. Bay Area players may also recognize Josh from his tireless work as a Magic Judge and Events Coordinator over the past two years.

Judge's Corner

Judge's Corner is a weekly video series produced by Rich Castle, and hosted by David Greene. Pulling from the knowledge of Magic judges everywhere, each week brings a piece of clarity to our complex game.

Jules Robins

Jules has been an avid Magic player since Odyssey, and whenever there's a lull in his linguistics and computer science studies at UCLA you'll find him playing Commander. Or trying to break Modern. Or drafting. Or designing custom cards. Okay, who knows what he'll be doing but it'll definitely be Magical.

Kevin Crimin

Kevin Crimin is a Magic: The Gathering YouTube commentator living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is passionate about all things deck building, whether it's tuning the latest tournament decks, researching budget decks for new players, or concocting the next "rogue deck" to surprise his opponents with. He qualified for Pro Tour Dragon's Maze with his budget "Soul Sisters" Modern deck, and is excited to play in his first Pro Tour. You can also check out his channel.

Kyle Boggemes

Kyle Boggemes is a professional player with multiple top Grand Prix finishes, including a victory at Cincinnati in 2014, and standing with more than 60 lifetime Pro Points with career best Top 8 at 2010's Pro Tour San Diego. He's also pursing a Masters in Finance, and plays locally at Get Your Game On in Ann Arbor, MI.

Mark Wischkaemper

Mark Wischkaemper has been playing Magic: The Gathering since he was 13 – which gives away his age, because the Unlimited Force of Nature is framed with his cards. He loves playing Commander and building new decks, especially with themes and limitations. In order to afford his hobby, he’s a professional musician and personal trainer in Austin, TX, where he lives with his wife and three silly dogs.

Marshall Sutcliffe

Marshall is co-host of the Limited Resources podcast, writes Limited Information, and does play-by-play commentary on the Wizards of the Coast coverage team at Pro Tours and Grand Prix. He measures time in terms of drafts, loves a Man-O'-War, and considers himself a "value enthusiast". Marshall lives in Seattle, WA and his favorite beverage is an Arnold Palmer.

Max Sjöblom

Max is a competitive player who picked up the game with Apocalypse. With a national championship in 2006, Top 8 at Pro Tour Philadelphia 2011, and a more recent Top 8 at Grand Prix Ghent 2012, he’s a player to watch as the team captain for Finland at the 2012 Magic World Cup. He also moonlights as Bloom on SoundCloud.

Michael Yee

Just beginning his career in Magic, Michael is a Standard-focused players who loves finding interesting ways to attack the metagame. Aside from brewing new decks, Michael shares other content on his YouTube channel, streams on Twitch, and helps with content for Kevin Crimin, the Rogue Deckbuilder.

Mike & Tifa Robles

Mike and Tifa Robles have been playing Magic together for over 2 years. Tifa is the Founder/Organizer for The Lady Planeswalker Society and Mike helps support her. Tifa has written articles for DailyMTG.com, and Mike has written for Gathering Magic. They also have a YouTube channel together where they vlog and do game reviews.

Mike Cannon

Mike is a longtime member of Gathering Magic, ardent casual player, and writer for From the Lab on DailyMTG.com. He has a strong focus on casual duels and budget competitive decks, and loves when you send him feedback to MTGCannon {AT} gmail.com!

Mike Linnemann

Mike Linnemann is a writer by trade, formerly writing flavor text for the Magic creative team and directing art at Fantasy Flight Games with their LCG lines. He's a resident Vorthos, covering art, storyline and working in the industry.

MJ Scott

MJ Scott is a professional rogue and #mtgmom. A known planeswalker, flavor text writer, and avowed black (or red) mage, MJ teaches her son the ways of the Aether by day and pens epic fanfic by night. At any hour, follow her exploits @moxymtg and dive into the impossibly fantastic at moxymtg.com.

MTG Potpourri

MTG Potpourri is a Magic news, strategy, and culture podcast featuring longtime podcaster and host Tom Gustafson, Gathering Magic Content Manager Adam Styborski, and Pro Tour mainstay Conley Woods. Each week is another very special episode made just for your ears.

Nassim Ketita

Hailing from Parts Unknown, Canada, Nassim has been a PTQ grinder for a decade. He became known for his breakout 12th place finish at Grand Prix Philadelphia 2005 playing the infamous "Iggy Pop" deck., as well as playing in four Pro Tours, finishing 31st at Pro Tour Nagoya 2011 undefeated in Draft. A former stock broker, Nassim is currently working on getting his Master of Financial Economics degree at the University of Western Ontario.

Natasha Lewis Harrington

Natasha Lewis Harrington is an L2 judge who likes reading and writing about social issues, participating in pioneering the field of Geek Studies, and mediating between her inner Timmy and Spike while drafting. When she’s not exploring the Multiverse, she spends her time training to become a clinical psychologist in Seattle.

Neale Talbot

Neale Talbot is a long time Magic: The Gathering player and a Magic Online Community Cup loser. After publishing on Gathering Magic he’ll probably be fired from the Wizards coverage team as well.

Nick Davis

Nick Davis is a veteran software developer, entrepreneur, and co-owner of the collection management tool, Magpie by Power9Pro. When Nick is not writing applications or analyzing the Magic card market, he is usually trying to fish an over-the-top play in Commander.

Nick Vigabool

Nick Vigabool is a fan of all things Magic: the math of a metagame, the theory behind deck design, the flavor of the multiverse, and the art on the cards themselves. He’s fascinated by how Magic works, and can be related to the world outside of the game where he is a happy husband and proud father to twin boys.

Rada Rudyak

Rada loves math, games, and people. She fell in love with Magic the moment she cracked her first pack, which happened to be Time Spiral. She spends most of her time drafting online and solving differential equations.

Randall Gay

Randall started playing Magic before Onslaught, and began the PTQ grind in 2013. In August of 2014 he broke through with a win, following it up with a Day 2 appearance at Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir and a Top 8 finish at Grand Prix San Antonio.

Ricardo Conde

Ricardo is a Level 1 Judge from small town of Deltona, FL and has been playing Magic since he was able to sort his older brothers cards. He has been judging for over a year and a half, and has been playing competitively when he isn’t helping with the rules. When he finds time to spare he's building a new Commander deck, or brewing up new Standard decks.

Ryan Bushard

As a PTQ grinder turned trader and financial writer, Ryan has been playing Magic since Antiquities. A regular face at major US events, he can usually be found on the trade floor working his craft or watching the top tables for the latest deck tech.

Sam Gaglio

Sam is an avid lover of everything creative, especially in the realm of Magic. He approaches the game with a cinematographer's eye and a theatre geek's heart, and is always looking to turn the Multiverse onto its head. His only goal is to have as much fun as possible with these silly old cuts of cardboard (and make an Internet friend or two along the way).

Snack Time with Mike and Ant

Snack Time with Mike and Ant was created in October 2014 to be a podcast focused on content meant specifically for Vorthos. If you are a Magic: The Gathering player who enjoys the storyline, art and overall flavor of the game, congratulations: You are a Vorthos and this podcast is for you. We will discuss a wide range of topics, covering everything creative and artistic behind the makings of Magic. Whether that discussion is involving art, flavor text, or or the metaphysical laws governing a distant plane is for you to find out. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice slice of flavor to fill your earholes.

The Deck Tease

The Deck Tease is an interview-style podcast, hosted by Erin Campbell. Each week, Erin takes her listeners behind the deck box and straight into the hearts and minds of her favorite Magic: The Gathering personalities. From bloggers, to designers, pro players, and everyone in between, no other podcast shines the spotlight on them quite like The Deck Tease.

Tifa Robles

Tifa Robles is the founder & organizer of the Lady Planeswalkers Society. Tifa was formerly a Brand Manager for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast and now works for Microsoft as an Xbox Games Producer. She has a degree in Creative Writing and Biological Anthropology from the University of Washington. Tifa is a hardcore lifestyle gamer and a feminist, who enjoys combining the two. When she is not attending conventions or drafting Magic with friends, she runs a YouTube channel with her husband about gaming as a couple.

Travis Woo

Travis Woo is a long-time Magic player known for building decks. From his Grand Prix Oakland Top 8 appearance with Living End to exciting viewers by streaming Magic Online, Travis shares his passion for new decks wherever he goes.

Usman Jamil

Usman Jamil has been playing Magic since Revised and has been cubing since Lorwyn. Before focusing primarily on cube, his main Magic interest was Limited, primarily Draft. He writes often about cube design and holistic archetype analysis. Previously, he has written for other websites such as StarCityGames and Quiet Speculation.

Inactive Writers

Aaron Wilburn

Adam Willson

Ali Aintrazi

Allen Pennington

Ando Ferguson

Andrew Sitte

Angus Brayden

Ari Lax

Ben Hayes

Ben McDole

Blake Rasmussen

Brad Wojceshonek

Brandon Mendelson

Brendan Weiskotten

Bruce Richard

Carrie Oliver

Chingsung Chang

Chris Mascioli

Christopher Walton

Corbin Hosler

Dale Lovelace

Dan Eckstein

Daniel Pham

Dan Stanfield

Darwin Kastle

DJcopydog

Erik Mock

Erik Linden

Glenn Godard

Greg

Harrison Greenberg

Inkwell Looter

Issar Roon

Jack Tran

James Pianka

Jay Kirkman

JBoots

Jeremy Blair

Jeremy Class

Jeremy Froggatt

Jesse Mason

Jiggy

Jim Storrie

Jimmy McCullough

Jon Corpora

Jonathan Medina

JR Wade

Judgecast

Justin Turner

Kelly Reid

Lauren Lee

Leaf

Lee Steht

Luke Sonnier

Magill

Mark Hornung Jr.

Matthew Henderson

Matt "Kranny" Kranstuber

Megan Holland

Michael Evans

Michael Robles

mtgcast

Natalie Weizenbaum

Nick Spagnolo

Petr Joura

Reinhart

Robby

Robby Rothe

Robert Martin

Russell Tassicker

S1lent

Sam Feeley

Sam Stoddard

Sean Morgan

Seth Allison

Tangent

Tapped Webcomic

Tha Gatherin

Titus Chalk

Tom Gustafson

Trent

Trick Jarrett

XMTG

ManaNation

Zack Levine