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Kitchen Table Magic is a storytelling podcast about the wonderful people in the Magic: The Gathering community.

Kitchen Table Magic is a storytelling podcast about the wonderful people in the Magic: The Gathering community.
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Kitchen Table Magic is a storytelling podcast about the wonderful people in the Magic: The Gathering community.






Ashlen Rose on Cosplay and Community Building - Ep 404

This week I’m hanging out with cosplayer, voice actress, streamer, and Magic personality Ashlen Rose. Ashlen can be found at many GPs, sharing her cosplay with fans and the community. She brings our favorite characters to life and she’s inspiring a whole new generation of Magic players. Ashlen has collaborated with many content creators including Game Knights, Tolarian Community College, Wizards of the Coast, Good Luck High Five, and Card Kingdom’s Local Game Show and The Chalice charity...


Ashlen Rose is a Cosplay Anthropologist

Coming up in the next episode of Kitchen Table Magic. I’m talking to cosplayer, streamer, voice actress, and Magic personality, Ashlen Rose. Ashlen has delighted the Magic community with her work as Bloodbraid Elf, Tiana, Nissa, Freyliese, Nahiri, and Admiral Becket Brass. Ashlen can be spotted at many GPs connecting with fans and spellslinging. Ashlen also streams with the Viper Brood on Twitch and also is part of the cast on the new show The Broken Pact. I hope you’ll join Ashlen and I...


Reuben Bresler Is Traversing The Multiverse - Ep 403

Joining me this episode is the multi-talented Reuben Bresler. He’s a comedian, poker player, voice actor, and longtime Magic: The Gathering content creator. He co-hosts the weekly news show Magic Mics with Evan Erwin and Erin Campbell that sets the gold standard for happenings in the MTG community. Reuben is also the host of the new DnD show on Saving Throw titled, The Broken Pact. It’s the first DnD show crossing over into the Magic: The Gathering multiverse set on the plane of Ravnica. We...


Reuben Bresler Was Like Nah

Reuben Bresler joins us next week to talk about a new DnD + MTG crossover The Broken Pact on Saving Throw.


Meghan And Maria Of Good Luck High Five - Ep 402

I’m talking to the dynamic duo, Meghan and Maria of Good Luck High Five, formerly known as Magic The Ameturing. Meghan Wolff and Maria Bartholdi have been making podcasts and videos about Magic for 6 years. Their fun and friendly content is great for new and casual players. Maria also sits at the news desk for official Wizards of the Coast coverage of premiere level Magic events such as Pro Tours and World Championships. Meghan also does coverage with articles and player interviews. I sat...


Meghan and Maria Miss the Good Old Days

Meghan and Maria of Good Luck High Five miss the good old days when they just sat on the couch, in the dark, in their PJs while recording their podcast. I’m talking to the dynamic duo, Meghan and Maria of Good Luck High Five. Formerly known as Magic: The Ameturing, Meghan and Maria have created a tremendous amount of positivity and fun in the Magic community. Their YouTube videos and podcasts help Magic players of all kinds to enjoy the game. We talk content creation, and what it’s like to...


Aaron Forsythe At GP Vegas 2018 - Ep 401

The first guest in Season 4 is the Senior Design Director of Magic the Gathering: Aaron Forsythe! I had the wonderful privilege of interviewing Aaron live at GP Vegas 2018. Special thanks to Channel Fireball and Wizards of the Coast for setting it up. It’s Magic’s 25 year anniversary and I’m excited to listen to Aaron share lots of cool stories about Magic’s history and his own life playing Magic. It’s always insightful to be able to speak with someone that’s lived through the rich history...


White with Michelle Rapp, Zack Brady, and Craig Wescoe - WUBRG Series part 1 - Ep 321

This is the first episode in a five part series on the five colors of Magic: The Gathering, White Blue Black Red and Green, better known as WUBRG. In this episode, we’re talking about the White color of mana with podcaster and MTG personality Michelle Rapp, streamer and commentator Zack Brady, and legendary pro player and champion of white weenie Craig Wescoe. What are the values of White as color identity in the game of Magic? What are the game mechanics? Which are the notable cards? We...


Trash Talking With Legacy Elf Master Daniel Nguyen - Ep 320

In this episode, I’m talking to the master of Legacy Elves, Daniel Nguyen. Daniel is a Seattle Legacy player who dedicated himself to testing and grinding tournaments. Daniel’s experience and long history with the game lead to him creating a primer on Elves, which has been standard reading for Magic players around the world. Daniel talks with me about growing up playing Magic as a kid, and what he’s doing to help preserve Legacy in today’s Magic community. If you’re going to GP Seattle in...


TJ Rogers On The Future Of MTG Live Streaming - Ep 319

In this episode, I’m talking to the commentator, streamer, and host, TJ Rogers. TJ is an advocate of Magic streams, and wants to help more players and local game stores broadcast their games on the internet. TJ is interested in solving the technical challenges that comes along with streaming. What camera to buy, how to set up your computer, what the overlay should look like, what should the feature match area look like? TJ believes that live streaming matches with players on the internet...


Geoffrey Palmer Brings Our Favorite Magic Cards To Life - Ep 318

In this episode, I’m talking to the animator of the Magic community, Geoffrey Palmer, of Living Cards MTG. If you’ve seen anything from The Professor, Magic: The Amateuring, Game Knights, Loading Ready Run, or a Channel Fireball GP, you’ve seen Geoffrey’s work. Geoffrey is a professional motion graphics designer and uses his talents to bring our favorite cards to life. Geoffrey has animated Anger of the Gods, Bouncing Beebles, Liliana, Force of Will, Sol Ring, Treasure Cruise, Ponder, and...


Jund Em Out With Keith Capstick - Ep 317

In this episode, I’m talking to journalist, writer, and Jund enthusiast, Keith Capstick. Keith is an editor at and also writes for Face to Face Games Toronto that runs Mana Keith and I share a love of the modern archetype Jund. Jund’s not doing so hot these days with that all stupid Tron and Death’s Shadow running around. Coming up soon is Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan, which will be a Modern Pro Tour, so hopefully Reid Duke can help a homie out and win with Jund. Keith...


Donald Smith Jr From Platinum To Worlds To WotC RnD - Ep 316

In this episode, I’m talking to platinum pro Donald Smith Jr. Donald started playing when Theros was released. In just a little over 4 years, Donald grinded his way to become a platinum pro and got himself an invite to the Magic World Championships 2017. After playing a lot of aggro decks, Donald qualified for the Pro Tour. Donald continued playtesting and dedicated himself to stay on the Pro Tour. I caught up with Donald in the summer of 2017. Go say hi to Donald on Twitter @DonaldWSJr I...


Christian Calcano And The Journey To Worlds - Ep 315

In this episode, I’m talking to veteran pro player Christian Calcano. Christian has been on the pro tour for over 7 years, and recently Top 8’d his first one at Pro Tour Amonkhet. His emotional response was celebrated by his team and the community as he was interviewed by Brian David-Marshall. Christian shares with us about his early days playing Magic, slowing making his way to the top. Christian is an expert in limited, and he gives us valuable advice about drafting. I caught up with...


Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa Has More Pro Points Than You - Ep 314

In this episode, I’m talking to Brazilian Hall of Famer, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa. Paulo has been on the professional scene for almost two decades and he’s the youngest player to reach 300 lifetime pro points. Recently, Paulo won Pro Tour Hour of Devastation and has the second most Pro Tour Top 8’s behind Jon Finkle. Paulo shares with us about his life as a professional Magic player, how he got started playing Magic, and his life in Brazil. Paulo also talks to us about improving at Magic,...


Billy The Fridge Will Eat Your Tarmogoyfs - Ep 313

In this episode, I’m talking to rapper, comedian, filmmaker, and Magic player, Billy the Fridge. Billy started with local rap battles in the Seattle area and making his own films on a budget. Soon, his creativity made it to the front page of Reddit and where his thoughtful lyrics and edgy visual style caught the attention of millions. Billy is true Magic player at heart, writing and performing Cardboard Crack, an ode the game we love. Since then, Billy has completed his latest album “ill!”...


The Craftsmanship of Wyrmwood Gaming With Eric Dupuis - Ep 312

In this episode, I’m talking to Eric Dupuis from Wyrmwood Gaming. Wyrmwood Gaming is the premier company making expertly crafted wooden deck boxes, dice vaults, and other gaming accessories. Eric has a background in both carpentry and business, and he shares with us the journey of how Wyrmwood started to how it became a household name today. All of Wyrmwood products showcase quality lumber from around the world with colors and patterns that naturally occur in the wood. Wyrmwood then...


Donald Reents and the Colorful Journey of Chessex - Ep 311

In this episode, I’m talking to the founder of Chessex, Donald Reents. Chessex makes a variety of high quality dice in different shapes, color combinations, and designs. Donald has been in the gaming industry for decades as an avid chess and backgammon player. Donald cares about the quality of his products and one day decided that he needed to take matters into his own hands and make his own beautiful dice. When he found the right factory in Germany, Donald’s creativity took off with a...


Jay Schneider Of Red Deck Wins And The Mana Curve - Ep 310

I’m talking to legendary player, Jay Schneider, the creator of the first Burn Deck, popularly known as Paul Sligh Red. Jay created Sligh Red because it was play tested to beat his good friend Paul Sligh, who ironically was an avid blue player. In doing so, Jay created the concept of the Mana Curve, which is now a foundation of how Magic is played and decks are built. Jay also worked for Wizards R&D where he helped play test paper products and had a big role in developing the hugely...


Daniel Chang Of Vintage Magic is Preserving MTG Artifacts - Ep 309

I’m talking to the legendary collector of all things Vintage Magic, Daniel Chang, the President and CEO of Vintage Daniel has seen it all, the rarest of the rare, Alpha sets, Power 9, Black Lotus, original art, even cards that are rumored not to exist. Daniel travels the world connecting buyers and sellers with priceless artifacts of history. Daniel shares with us his passion for preserving the historical artifacts of Magic: The Gathering and his thoughts on MTG finance. I hope...