171: Matt Tabak Comes From Inside Wizards of the Coast and Talks What It’s Like To Be Rules Manager
Matt Tabak is a senior editor inside Magic R&D. He is a former level 3 judge, competed at the Pro Tour four times, and holds the record for longest tenured Magic rules manager. He’s the lead editor for Magic Duels and the upcoming Magic sets Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation. Matt lives in Seattle, WA.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Traveling and meeting the players.
Most Notable Ruling You’ve Ever Made
Judging a Pro Tour Qualifier. Matt disqualified a player for having a 59 card deck. Matt realized that player experience is very important.
Best Experience Working on Magic
Traveling to PAX 2016. Revealing Kaladesh to the world was awesome.
If You Could Change One Thing About the Rules What Would it be
Make all Instants, Sorceries
Las Vegas Magic Story
Friend got arrested fpr using a hot tub that wasn’t theirs.
What have You Learned from Magic
Matt has learned about collaboration.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Failures to learn from mistakes. Don’t blame luck. Take ownership and learn from mistakes.
You get out of it what you put into it. Life is ultimately about the connections you make with other people.
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