The winners of the Great Designer Search share their first impressions of working at Wizards of the Coast.
So You Wanna Work at Wizards?
Saturday, February 03, 2007
et Randy Buehler be your guide to a new audioscape as he brings you news and interviews from the world of Magic with monthly installments of the Magic: The Gathering podcast from the halls of Wizards of the Coast.
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They've been on the job for three weeks -- find out how Great Designer Search winners Alexis Janson, Kenneth Nagle, and Graeme Hopkins have adjusted to the "grueling" world of playtesting, set reviews, mandatory employee prerelease tournaments and everything else that goes into the life of a new game designer.
Continuing the "new job experience" theme, Jake Theis joins the booth to talk about his six-month swap from Brand into R&D. What does it feel like to get your first card made? Why is there so much food in R&D? And who took my chair? All these questions, and much more, are answered. If you want to get in on the fun, check out Wizards' new digital initiative and the many new jobs being posted each week.
With Planar Chaos hitting the stores this weekend, it's time to get the tournament scene into full swing. This Month in Magic features Pro Tour-Geneva, the first stop in the 2007 season. Adding the new set to the Booster Draft format isn't the only new wrinkle -- tune in February 9-11 to see event coverage expanded to include more video updates, along with the same audio and written coverage you've come to expect.
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