Writers

Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayIrregular
Abe Sargent
Jim Casale
Rudy Briksza
Stephen Johnson
Andrew Jessup
Cartel Aristocrats
Jay Annelli
Jonathan Medina
Ant Tessitore
Mark Wischkaemper
Sean Uy
Vorthos Mike
Did You Know Magic
Jason Alt
Kyle Boggemes
Mike Likes
Sam Keeper
Ali Aintrazi
Andrew Rogers
Jeff Hoogland
Michael Flores
A. E. Marling
April King
Brandon Isleib
Cary Thomas Barkett
Chris Henderson
Daryl Bockett
Ed Grabianowski
Gathering Magic Presents
MJ Scott
Snack Time with Mike and Ant
Steve Horton
The Magic Man Sam
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

Ever since he cracked that Nightmare as the rare in that first first booster pack with that classic Melissa Benson art, Abe fell in love with the game. It was an addiction from which he has never fully recovered. It's so bad, he even has to write about it to assuage the addiction. He has written more than 1000 Magic articles for various websites including StarCityGames, Pojo, Wizards, as well as Scrye and Beckett Magazines. He even has written on other games, like HeroClix and BattleTech for a lot more places as well. If you manage to face him in real life, be prepared for his 3500+ and growing Five Color Highlander Monstrosity he sadistically calls, "Abe's Deck of Happiness and Joy."

A. E. Marling

A.E. Marling writes flavor text and card names for Wizards of the Coast. He cosplays Stitcher Geralf on occasion, serves as a flavor judge as needed, and has slung spells in Magic for over twenty years.

Ali Aintrazi

Ali Aintrazi has been around Magic for a very long time. He's a professional magic player with multiple SCG Open wins, a SCG Invitational win (He has his own angel token now), he's played in the Player's Championship and he is the "Longest Reigning US National Champion." Ali is known for his innovative decks. He finds and plays the cards that others look over. He is the creator of such decks as "Five color Door Control", "Naya Dragons", "Turbolands ", "Loam Pox", "Sanity Grinding" "UB Heartless Summoning", "Grand Architect Control" and many more. If it's insight into exciting new decks/cards or just deck building in general, Ali will have you covered. Ali is also a co-host of the podcast, Freshly Brewed, with Frank Lepore, where they talk about all things Magic with fun banter inbetween. When Ali is not playing Magic he is spending time with his family, attending college, or walking his Dragonite on Pokemon Go.

Andrew Jessup

After beginning playing Magic in 2012, NY native, Andrew Jessup, immersed himself into tournament Magic in order to fulfill a competitive void once occupied by sports. Fueled by an unparalleled desire to win and improve, Andrew has become a perennial fixture in SCG’s top 16 ranked players.Andrew has seen success across all constructed formats with a variety of decks, but has a strong preference for piloting synergy based decks.

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 @ALRStories. Andy is a Vorthos who loves theme decks and Cube drafting. When he's not playing Magic he writes, edits, and 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.

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.

Cartel Aristocrats

Cartel Artisocrats is a MTG Finance cast that brings you the best card price news live every week. We have frequent guests on to get new points of view on the business and the game. If you're a player who wants to know what to keep or sell, an EDH player looking for some new ideas, or a strict investor looking for a place to put your money, you can find something in this podcast.

Cary Thomas Barkett

Cary Thomas Barkett is a writer, prop maker and dedicated plane archivist who loves Magic story. Theories about flavor, plots and settings endlessly clutter their mind while artifacts and art supplies physically clutter their room.

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.

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.

Did You Know Magic

Did You Know Magic is a weekly video series featuring interesting facts about the game from it's most well-known figures.

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.

Gathering Magic Presents

Gathering Magic Presents is a series of videos which go in depth on topics ranging from the history of Magic to the culture of the game itself.

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 Blog.MTGPrice.com and Cat Fancy magazine.

Jay Annelli

Jay Annelli has been bad at playing Magic since 1998. Thankfully, he makes up for it by being passionate about Magic's lore and loves to share that passion with others. He's written dozens of articles making Magic's extensive lore manageable for new Vorthos and old, and loves to examine the lore for hints at what is coming next. You can find Jay talking Magic on Twitter or Tumblr.

Jeff Hoogland

Jeff loves playing Constructed Magic — especially non-rotating formats like Legacy and Modern. He loves finding a deck and tuning it to perfection for competitive settings. He has over a dozen Open Top 8's and an Invitational Top 8 to his name and is always looking for something sweet to play at his next big Magic event.

Jim Casale

Jim Casale is a software developer, aspiring Magic Grinder and Finance writer. He grew up in New York City and has been slinging spells since 2000. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida. If you follow him on Twitter, @Phrost_, you will get a daily dose of Magic, Hockey, and video games as well as the odd programming joke.

Jonathan Medina

Jonathan Medina is a casual Magic player, and lover of people. He's the former content manager (and owner) of LegitMTG.com. He's been a host (and guest) of many Magic-related podcasts, and written for a handful of websites. As a writer he's authored popular series like, Pack to Power, and FNM Hero. Jonathan's current projects include building and awesome Commander Battle Box, and designing his own strategy card game.

Kyle Boggemes

Kyle Boggemes is a professional player with multiple Grand Prix top 8s, including a victory at Cincinnati in 2014, and standing with more than 110 lifetime Pro Points with career best Top 8 at 2010's Pro Tour San Diego. He's a Financial Analyst at Barracuda Networks, plays locally at Get Your Game On in Ann Arbor, MI, and is sponsored by R.I.W Hobbies.

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.

Michael Flores

Michael Flores has been an on-again (though mostly off-again) PT player since November 1996. He is the legendary author of "Who's the Beatdown?" and many other articles, as well as the designer of countless tournament winning strategies. Michael's current Magic projects are Top Level Podcast with Patrick Chapin and Fetchland/Top 8 Magic with Pro Tour Historian Brian David-Marshall. He narrated a nifty video about his friend Jon Finkel for this site, which you can watch here.

Mike Likes

Mike started playing Magic back in 1994, but gave it up at the end of 1995. He came back to the game during Lorwyn block and has been playing ever since. Around this time, he opened and ran his own comic & game store, while also raising his newborn daughter. After 8 years, he sold his business and moved to Wisconsin with his wife and daughter. With the debut of Kaladesh, his entire family became regular Magic players. He now has hopes of competing alongside his wife and daughter at a Grand Prix or similar event in the future.

Vorthos Mike

Vorthos Mike 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 started playing Magic during Conflux and has been an active member of the community since shortly thereafter. Veteran flavor text writer, producer of Bennie Smith's The Complete Commander, card alterist, MTG fanfic writer and founder of The Planeswalker Summit, MJ likes to keep busy because idle hands are a demon’s playground.

Rudy Briksza

Rudy Briksza is a middling Magic player with dreams as big as his ego. He has 8 Open Series Top 8s including 2 wins, one in Standard and one in Legacy. He competed in the 2015 SCG Player's Championships. Rudy is also the team Captain of Team Sigil on the SCG Tour. He really likes Taco Bell and if you don’t you’re wrong.

Sam Keeper

Sam Keeper is a professional overthinker who has been following the storyline of Magic since the Invasion. Sam runs the media analysis blog Storming the Ivory Tower and can be found on Twitter, G+, and Tumblr.

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.

Stephen Johnson

Stephen is an avid Commander player who got into Magic recently, around the release of Gatecrash thanks to some PAX East swag bags that included Magic: the Gathering beginner decks. He got out of college way back in 1991 with a degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He somehow managed to avoid the early years of Magic, instead falling into a decades-long Medieval Fantasy LARP hobby. He currently plays Commander almost exclusively, and has run a Commander league since February of 2016 at his local game store, NexGen Comics. He started blogging about Magic in 2017, writing articles for “Commanderruminations", and is happy to be able to bring that content to Gathering Magic.

Steve Horton

Steve Horton is an actual professional comic book writer whose next project, Satellite Falling, is out in 2016 from IDW Publishing. He's also an aspiring professional Magic player and lives 40 miles from Gen Con with his wife, three kids and a really fat, old beagle.

The Magic Man Sam

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).

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

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

Denis Stranjak

Devon Rule

DJcopydog

Eric Klug

Erik Mock

Erik Linden

Greg

Harrison Greenberg

Inkwell Looter

Issar Roon

Jack Tran

Jacob Van Lunen

JBoots

Jeremy Blair

Jeremy Class

Jeremy Froggatt

Jesse Mason

Jiggy

Jim Storrie

Jimmy McCullough

Jon Corpora

Josh Silvestri

JR Wade

Judgecast

Jules Robins

Justin Turner

Kelly Reid

Lauren Lee

Leaf

Lee Steht

Luke Sonnier

Magill

Mark Hornung Jr.

Marshall Sutcliffe

Martin Zimmermann

Matthew Henderson

Matt "Kranny" Kranstuber

Max Sjöblom

Megan Holland

Michael Evans

Michael Robles

Michael Yee

Mike & Tifa Robles

mtgcast

Nassim Ketita

Natalie Weizenbaum

Nick Davis

Nick Spagnolo

Petr Joura

Rada Rudyak

Randall Gay

Reinhart

Ricardo Conde

Robby

Robby Rothe

Robert Martin

Russell Tassicker

S1lent

Sam Feeley

Sam Stoddard

Sean Morgan

Seth Allison

Tangent

Tapped Webcomic

Tha Gatherin

The Deck Tease

Tifa Robles

Titus Chalk

Tom Gustafson

Travis Woo

Trent

Trick Jarrett

XMTG

ManaNation

Zack Levine