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Mark Rosewater Quotes – Game Design

Hello Nurglings!

If you want to work with gaming design, I guess you should learn from the already established designers. There are a few people in different areas of the gaming/entertainment industry that I’m a huge fan of. I thought I would do one of them the honor to write a little about their wisdom.

Mark Rosewater – This one is for you.

Rosewater is Magic the Gatherings head designer and also a dedicated family man if you believe his twitter. He has done several articles on the official MTG website about designing and working with the game Magic. Not only that but he’s also done several small tweets about design that we could look in to and discuss.

Let us look into several of these one-liners and thoughts that he’s shared about game design.

“The game should end before the players want it to.”

“The best indicator of a game’s future success is the desire of the play testers to play it again.”

“Good game design leaves the audience wanting more. That means it’s better to undershoot than overshoot.”

“Don’t look outside the box until after you look inside the box.”
“A big reason games fail is that they don’t let their best aspect shine. Don’t pull focus from what makes your game fun.”

” One of the greatest mistakes game designers make is that they put too much into their design.”

“Good game design doesn’t answer questions, it creates them.”

” Restrictions breed creativity.”

“Your audience can’t just think your design is great, they have to feel it’s great as well.”

“A design everyone likes but no one loves will fail.”

These are just a few of many, going in to his articles I could probably work out several other good quotes, but I feel that these ones were better to share when they were written to be short and direct.

So until next time, take care Nurglings.
Cya soon!

OMG #MTG – Innistrad Info = classic horror!

Before I went to bed, I thought I would look around for some rumors and new facts about Innistrad and wow! Does it sound awesome to be a horror fan, and a fan of black!

Let’s the following quotes shall we:

Originally Posted by @dailymtg

New art for Kresh the Bloodbraided, & Su Quan, Lord of Wu! Crowd goes wild.
Originally Posted by @dailymtg

Now onto Duel Decks: Ajani vs Nicol Bolas. New Ajani & Bolas art shown. New alternate art for Lightning Helix. #mtgsdcc

Not Innistrad related, but you’re welcome if you didn’t know.

Originally Posted by @dailymtg

It finally looks like @maro254 gets to talk about Innistrad finally! Vampires, zombies, and werewolves oh my! #mtgsdcc

OMG! OMG OMG! I’m sorry, but I’m having such a nerd orgasm right now, and first I thought that a lot of this would be mono black, but … this set is going to be insane trust me. I will love every color in this set. I love zombie movies, I love horror stories, books and movies and we get a set that focuses around three of the main creatures of which I love? I love you wizards, I do.

Originally Posted by @dailymtg

“There’s some graveyard & tribal mechanics” –@maro254 #mtgsdcc

Well… duh? *wink*

Red Vampires! Blue zombies! #mtgsdcc

To my friend Johnny; I’m joining you and your red mono crusade Johnny! Red got vampires. Oh wait, Blue got Zombies as well? Oh so, I will have to get all the red cards for my vampires and all the blue cards for my new zombies. Check!

“Werewolves are a very very key part of this set, they’re red & green.” #mtgsdcc

Okay so I need to get Green to get some awesome Werewolf stuff. Check.

“YES she (Lillian) is in the set. Also, there are TWO planeswalkers in the set.” #mtgsdcc

Okay so I need to get black cause love black and Liliana.

One more thing. Dark Ascension. Control the Night. February 2012.

Yes, that is the name of the set after Innistrad. And there is… ARTWORK OF SORIN! This block… I will be playing a lot of magic in the next few months. ❤

“There ARE more than just vampires, werewolves, & zombies in horror. I gave you just a taste.” @maro254 #mtgsdcc

Oh btw… new artwork for Innistrad right here people!

Until next time, dream of horrors!

Cya Soon!