Zan Syed | Humans of Magic

Zan Syed is a game designer and entrepreneur. He was the 2019 Star City Games Player of the Year and Captain of Team Lotus Box.




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0:01:15 reminiscing about Atlanta
0:07:48 Zan’s multicultural background
0:12:21 how Zan’s Magic journey began
0:20:14 the level-up process and mindset
0:26:35 on outworking the competition
0:30:52 why Zan is creating a new card game
0:42:02 making a new game – the challenges ahead
0:48:06 skill-based vs. variance-based game design
0:57:53 why Flesh and Blood (and Lost Ark) succeeded as games
1:05:20 lessons from the startup life
1:12:35 “Magic has the essence of something that needs to exist”
1:16:15 is Zan still involved with Magic?


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James Hsu

James Hsu is a content creator, author, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of two companies: Stream Sage and CardBoard.Live.

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