Hey I just wanted to share this realy insightful open letter that goes into #MTG 's shift in strategy from hardcore professional play to casual engagement and adoption of the game. I think there's a lot of good in here about game design and marketing with the desired playerbase in mind.


This hits another thing I think about a lot regarding card games in media: Yu-Gi-Oh, Duel Masters, et al depict high-end, professional players winning tournaments and saving the world and stuff. I'm falling in absolute love with this little comic about people playing card games the way most people play them.



@ishara So a while back I pointed out Hearthstone to my wife... she started playing it (not hardcore or anything). Then when KF was released I convinced her to play and she was like, Oh, this is like Hearthstone.... and then last weekend she decided she was willing to learn to play MTG with our 12yo. (who did an awful job explaining simple turn mechanics). Then on Tuesday night I was in bed with a migraine, and I heard them playing MTG again.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!