In this talk, Neller overviewed budget-friendly entry points to playing Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) after its first quarter-century of success. Noting the ways in which M:TG players have applied head-designer Mark Rosewater’s “restrictions breed creativity” lesson, he celebrated their creative formats that push back against expensive “pay to win” dynamics.
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Neller, Todd W. "Budget Magic: The Gathering for Beginners." Presentation given for the Gettysburg College Games Club, Gettysburg, PA, March 2019.