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|Residence||Kent, Washington, United States|
|Pro Tour debut||Pro Tour Chicago 1998|
|Pro Tour top 8s||2 (0 wins)|
|Grand Prix top 8s||0|
|Median Pro Tour Finish||87|
|Pro Tours Played||13|
|Lifetime Pro Points||69 (as of 2018-08-14)|
Career[edit | edit source]
Professional play[edit | edit source]
Aaron started playing Magic: The Gathering in 1994. His first cards were from Revised and were a gift from his mother. He made appearances on Pro Tours between 1997 and 2001, and was a member of Team CMU. He took 3rd place at 2000 US Nationals, losing to Jon Finkel but beating Mike Long and Mike Turian to join Finkel, Chris Benafel, and Frank Hernandez on the USA team for the 2000 World Championships. The Americans went on to win the Team portion of Worlds that year. He has two Pro Tour Top 8s, both as part of Car Acrobatic Team: PT New York 2000 and PT New York 2001. He has 69 lifetime Pro Points.
Accomplishments[edit | edit source]
|1999–00||Nationals||Orlando||Special||8–11 June 2000||3|
|1999–00||Worlds||Brussels||National team||2–6 August 2000||1|
|2000–01||Pro Tour||New York||Team Limited||29 September – 1 October 2000||2|
|2000–01||Masters||Tokyo||Team Limited||15–18 March 2001||4|
|2001–02||Pro Tour||New York||Team Limited||7–9 September 2001||4|
→ Source: Wizards.com
Pro Tour Results[edit | edit source]
|1998–99||Los Angeles||Rochester Draft||145|
|1999–00||Washington, D.C.||Team Limited||18|
|1999–00||Los Angeles||Booster Draft||277|
|2000–01||New York||Team Limited||2||$10,000|
|2000–01||Los Angeles||Rochester Draft||87|
|2001–02||New York||Team Limited||4||$5,000|
→ Source: Wizards.com
Columnist[edit | edit source]
Wizards of the Coast staff[edit | edit source]
Aaron became editor for magicthegathering.com when it opened in 2002. After participating in the Future Future League, he was selected as part of the Fifth Dawn design team. This led to him becoming a full-time member of Magic R&D. Aaron was writer of Latest Developments from February 2004 till August 2007. He became Head Developer in 2006, after Brian Schneider left Wizards of the Coast. Shortly thereafter, he became Director of Magic R&D after Randy Buehler moved to the new Digital Gaming department.
Designing[edit | edit source]
- Fifth Dawn
- Ninth Edition
- Ravnica: City of Guilds
- Dissension (lead)
- Time Spiral
- Tenth Edition
- Masters Edition
- Lorwyn (lead)
- Shards of Alara
- Alara Reborn (lead)
- Magic 2010 (lead)
- Rise of the Eldrazi
- Magic 2011 (lead)
- Premium Deck Series: Fire & Lightning
- Magic 2012
- Dragon's Maze
- Modern Masters
- Magic 2015 (lead)
- Commander 2014
- Eternal Masters
Developing[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Aaron Forsythe. (September 24, 2003.) “My First Card”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Aaron Forsythe. (February 13, 2004.) “The Life and Times of Autospell”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Randy Buehler. (January 30, 2004.) “Looking Forward, Looking Back”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Aaron Forsythe. (August 31, 2007.) “A Round of Goodbyes”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (June 19, 2006.) “Law and Order”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Aaron Forsythe. (March 09, 2007.) “How I Got Here, Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Aaron Forsythe. (March 23, 2007.) “How I Got Here, Part 2”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Aaron Forsythe. (April 06, 2007.) “How I Got Here, Part 3”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley. (October 07, 2010.) “Aaron's Random Card Comments”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Aaron Forsythe. (August 01, 2011.) “Aaron's Random Card Comment Archive”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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- Top 200 All-Time Money Leaders
- Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s
- Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s
- List of players by lifetime Pro Points (requires Planeswalker Points login)*2000 US Nationals coverage
- 2000 Worlds coverage
- Aaron Forsythe author archive at magicthegathering.com
- Aaron Forsythe author archive on Star City Games
- The Other Women of Magic: Dating a Pro Player - by Anne Forsythe