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Monday, March 21, 2011

M:TG.COM - Looking in the Mirrodin

03-21-11 - The Five Creators of Mirrodin - Mirrodin Week - Making Magic - Mark Rosewater

How Mark Rosewater, Tyler Bielman, Brady Dommermuth, Jeremy Cranford, and Matt Wilson collectively created Mirrodin.  The story from pitch to product, one person at a time.

I loved this article.  I thought the name plates were a great way to make sure each name was highlighted, rather than big, well-known names like Rosewater and Dommermuth take the spotlight.  And the failed pitches of planes isn't something we get to hear about very often.  Definitely the Tyler Bielman was the standout section.

Metal World, then Prison World, then FIGHT! 

That's just crazy, and great, and hilarious all at the same time!

I would be surprised if a prison world never showed up.  Maybe not in the next 3 or 4 blocks probably, but within the next decade?  That wouldn't surprise me.  Within the next two?  Absolutely.

This was likely a good time to tell the story since the idea of a prison world has recently been in the spotlight thanks to the GDS2, so MaRo telling us that a prison world has been considered no longer spoils any future products.  Just one more reason to enjoy the Great Designer Search.

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