Andrea Mengucci: a Magical life | Humans of Magic

Andrea Mengucci is a member of the MPL, Mythic Invitational champion, content creator, Twitch streamer, and major advocate for the Legacy format.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Andrea’s lifelong passion for card games
  • Career progression & rise to the MPL
  • Key friendships & critical learnings
  • The #MengucciCuisine origin story

Have a listen!

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Pleasant Kenobi: raw and unleashed | Humans of Magic

Vincent Chandler, a.k.a. Pleasant Kenobi, is an MTG content creator [ YouTube | Twitch ], Minotaur lover, and self-proclaimed Man with the Best Beard in Magic.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • The Pleasant Kenobi origin story: teacher to full-time Magic content creator
  • Vince’s creative process: humor, structured chaos & knowing his audience
  • Interacting with the community: stories, observations & lessons learned

Have a listen!

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Julian Knab on creating the Legacy Premier League & future of esports | Humans of Magic

Julian Knab is a streamer, creator of the Legacy Premier League, and host of the Everyday Eternal podcast. Find all his work at itsjulian.com.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Growing up with a love of gaming & building that into a passion for esports
  • Observations on the esports industry & how Magic can improve its viewership
  • The making of the Legacy Premier League — the BEST homegrown Magic production on the planet

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The Asian Avenger on his long and winding road | Humans of Magic

Crim Nguyen, a.k.a. The Asian Avenger, is a streamer, content creator, and musician.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Growing up with adversity & family tragedy
  • Taking calculated risks to advance one’s career
  • Life as a professional touring musician

…and lots more. This is his most personal interview yet.

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Book is released! Win a free copy.

The Humans of Magic book is out!

(How to WIN A FREE COPY of the book — instructions below)

12 interviews with 12 of the greatest minds in the game today. We get philosophical, personal, and deep. Get your copy on Amazon now.

After working on the book for more than a year, I am truly excited to get this thing out. It is absolutely jam-packed with content: 500+ pages, with illustrations and an exclusive foreword by Autumn Burchett.

I couldn’t be more excited to release it in written form. It would mean the world to me if you would consider picking up a copy.

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Win a free copy of the Humans of Magic book when it ships in October 2019.

I am giving away free copies of my book!

12 subscribers (to my newsletter) will be randomly selected as the lucky winners.

Prize breakdown:

ONE grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of the Humans of Magic book, in paperback format.
  • A limited edition Humans of Magic playmat.
  • A limited edition Humans of Magic poster.

ELEVEN consolation-prize winners will each receive:

  • A copy of the Humans of Magic book, in paperback format.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is sign up for my newsletter.

I will be selecting the winners at random at the beginning of October. Good luck!

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Illustrations and cover design by Arzu Fallahi.

Thanks,
James

“Humans of Magic” interview series: Luis Scott-Vargas

Luis Scott-Vargas is a professional Magic player, member of the Magic Hall of Fame, and Vice President of Marketing at ChannelFireball.com. He hails from Oakland, California, and is widely considered to be the greatest Magic troll of our generation.

In this in-depth conversation, we discuss:

  • Luis’s family background
  • The early days of Channel Fireball
  • Luis’s thoughts on the future of Magic, and Magic coverage

Listen to it here:

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