Writers

Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayIrregular
Abe Sargent
Kenji Egashira
The Deck Tease
The Girlfriend Bracket
CMDR Decks
Mike Cannon
Sean Uy
Ant Tessitore
Brandon Isleib
Judge's Corner
Mike Linnemann
Hallie Santo
Inside the Deck
Jason Alt
Brainstorm Brewery
Kevin Crimin
Mark Wischkaemper
Ryan Bushard
A. E. Marling
Andrew Rogers
April King
Chris Henderson
Daryl Bockett
Denis Stranjak
Ed Grabianowski
James Arnold
James Pianka
Jarvis Yu
Jimi Brady
Josh Silvestri
Jules Robins
Kyle Boggemes
MJ Scott
MTG Potpourri
Martin Zimmermann
Max Sjöblom
Morgan Wentworth
Nassim Ketita
Natasha Lewis Harrington
Nick Vigabool
Randall Gay
Ricardo Conde
Snack Time with Mike and Ant
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.

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. Andy is a Vorthos who loves cube drafting and big, crazy spells. When he's not playing Magic he writes short fiction or hangs out with his family.

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.

April King

A Vorthos since reading the first Jaya Ballard quotes half a lifetime ago, April follows in her footsteps as a certified L2 judge, raising a toddler with a fiery personality.

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

A veteran of casual Magic, Brandon was the first Digital Event Coordinator for Magic Online. Before that, he contributed card names and flavor text for Magic 2015 and earned a Pro Point from Grand Prix Seattle in 2012. He's written a book on communication and contributed to five books on baseball. He is currently a Legislation Editor for the City of Seattle and proficient at making his bio sound more impressive than it is.

Chris Henderson

Chris has played Magic since Eighth Edition, and competitively since Alara Reborn. A Limited enthusiast, Chris plays Sealed and Draft regularly, both at local events and on Magic Online. He also enjoys Cube drafting and playing Commander with his friends.

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 Bockett has been playing multiplayer Magic and building casual decks since the day after his LGS sold out of Legends. After winning accolades but no actual money in the SCG Talent Search, he joined with Bruce Richard and Brandon Isleib to form the Muse Vessel before Gathering his Magic in 2012. His background is in International Relations, which is why his writing focuses on theoretical and strategic issues as they apply to multiplayer. Technically a New Zealander, he has lived in Tokyo and now Seoul.

Denis Stranjak

Denis Stranjak is a college student and Magic: The Gathering content creator. He is half of the Windmill Slam duo, and when he's not making videos he can be found grinding 8-4s on Magic Online. He focuses on learning and bettering himself as a Magic player, and hopes to share some of those lessons with you.

Ed Grabianowski

Ed is a freelance writer. You'll find him covering tabletop games at io9, along with recent articles in Apex and Clarkesworld magazines. His fiction has appeared in Black Static, Shanna Germain's Geek Love anthology, and at David Wellington's Fear Project.

Hallie Santo

Hallie Santo relocated from New York to Seattle in 2012, and learned to play Magic in order to meet people. Within six months the competitive bug bit her and she has been grinding PTQs ever since. When she isn’t competing or mentoring newer players, Hallie enjoys reading Russian novels, collecting vinyl records, and spending time with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Kirby. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram as @halcansan.

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.

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.

James Pianka

James Pianka is a narrative game designer living in Los Angeles. He writes card names and flavor text on Magic's Creative Text Team, and this year launched his debut product Roots: A Game of Inventing Words, available for pre-order.

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.

Kenji Egashira

An enthusiast of 40 card formats, Kenji has been playing Magic since he was 10 years old. Perhaps best known for his Twitch.tv stream where he goes by NumotTheNummy, Kenji is a full-time "internet-preneur" broadcasting his games and entertaining the viewers.

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.

Martin Zimmermann

Martin Zimmermann fell in love with the game in 1996, and being impressed by the sly grin of the mighty Schuppenwurm is one of his earliest Magic memories. He (casually) plays a plethora of formats from Legacy to Cube to Commander.

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.

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

A close personal friend of Nicol Bolas since Conflux, MJ Scott spends her nights writing flavor text and Magic fan fiction. She sometimes indulges in the occasional recreational planeswalk. Her fulltime job as the proud brood mother of two young male dragons keeps her busy, but in her free time MJ enjoys playing Modern, painting card alters, cosplaying, and fraternizing with artificers.

Morgan Wentworth

Morgan Wentworth started playing Magic with Lorwyn. She broadcasts drafts on and off on her Twitch and on Youtube channels, and has written articles about Commander, her true format love. She is currently a Level 2 Judge and her first ever pick in a draft was a foil Scourge of Geier Reach. To be fair it was between an anonymous rare and a foil, and the foil was extremely pretty.

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 a former 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.

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.

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.

Sean Uy

Sean is a digital designer, web developer, writer, math hobbyist, and puzzle maker. A Magic player since the days of Homelands, he likes using the game to teach concepts of logic and probability, and looks for new ways to use old cards. Even more puzzles are available in his archive on <Perplexing Chimera.

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 Girlfriend Bracket

The Girlfriend Bracket was started in March 2015 by four female Magic the Gathering players who were disappointed by the lack of content created by women. Erin, Hallie, Katie, and Kriz decided to start their own show where they could share experiences and sound off on the topics that matter. Tune in each week for a mix of serious discussion, memorable stories, and of course, a few laughs.

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.

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

Adrienne Reynolds

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

Dave Chalker

Devon Rule

DJcopydog

Eric Klug

Erik Mock

Erik Linden

Glenn Godard

Greg

Harrison Greenberg

Inkwell Looter

Issar Roon

Jack Tran

Jacob Van Lunen

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.

Marshall Sutcliffe

Matthew Henderson

Matt "Kranny" Kranstuber

Megan Holland

Michael Evans

Michael Robles

Michael Yee

Mike & Tifa Robles

mtgcast

Natalie Weizenbaum

Neale Talbot

Nick Davis

Nick Spagnolo

Petr Joura

Rada Rudyak

Reinhart

Robby

Robby Rothe

Robert Martin

Russell Tassicker

S1lent

Sam Gaglio

Sam Feeley

Sam Stoddard

Sean Morgan

Seth Allison

Tangent

Tapped Webcomic

Tha Gatherin

Tifa Robles

Titus Chalk

Tom Gustafson

Travis Woo

Trent

Trick Jarrett

XMTG

ManaNation

Zack Levine