Play Design

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Play Design is a Magic R&D team solely dedicated to the health of tournament environments, to make sure that playing Magic in structured settings is as enjoyable as possible.[1][2]

The team introduced in 2017, after R&D had missed the Copy cat combo. Play Design will primarily be focused on Standard, Booster Draft and Sealed.[3][4][5][6]

Current members[edit | edit source]

Column[edit | edit source]

In June 2017, the column named Play Design replaced Latest Developments on It is written by Melissa DeTora.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater. (May 17, 2017.) "Play Design", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  2. Dan Burdick. (June 16, 2017.) “On the Shoulders of Giants”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (May 20, 2017.) "Are there plans for the Play Design team to work on Legacy and Vintage as well as standard?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater. (May 20, 2017.) "What exactly is the difference between Play Design and what the Future Future League does?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  5. Mark Rosewater. (June 16, 2017.) "The difference between Development and Play Design?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  6. Mark Rosewater. (June 1 7, 2017.) "Play Design?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  7. Melissa DeTora. (June 23, 2017.) “Cycle of Torment”,, Wizards of the Coast.