Zac Hill on the state of Magic design & The Future Project | Humans of Magic

Zac Hill is the co-founder and COO of The Future Project. He is a former lead game designer at Wizards R&D and a Pro Tour veteran with a Top 8 finish at PT Honolulu ’09.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Zac’s family background & initial exposure to Magic
  • Thoughts on the current state of Magic design
  • Biggest hits & misses as lead game designer, Wizards R&D
  • The Future Project — a venture studio for social good

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“Ask Me Anything” episode: the text transcript | Humans of Magic

Here’s the text transcript of my December 2019 AMA, in which I answer YOUR submitted questions. (Over a beer or two…)

I was asked by the Chinese MTG community to provide the full text so that it could be translated into Chinese. Well, might as well publish it in English, too 🙂

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Lucas Berthoud speaks his mind on the state of Magic esports | Humans of Magic

Lucas Esper Berthoud is a lawyer, professional Magic player and Pro Tour Aether Revolt champion. He is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Lucas’s family background
  • Growing up with the Latin American Magic community
  • On giving people second chances
  • Why Lucas won’t be pursuing the MPL in 2020

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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

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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

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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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