Letter from the Editor

Wednesday, December 1st – You may know him as the Limited columnist on MagicTheGathering.com or as the twelfth-place finisher at GP Nashville. Maybe you’ve known him much longer, as many have – well he has an announcement.

Drum Roll Please

Hi folks, Steve Sadin here.

After a couple of years of non-stop Magic, I took a bit of a step back from the game around the end of 2009. Sure I kept playing, and I kept writing, but I just wasn’t immersed in the world in nearly the same way that I had been for much of the previous decade.

It didn’t take long before I started getting the itch. Before I knew it, that itch turned into a full on fever.

Yep, I had the Magic bug once again.

To try to suppress my symptoms, I started reading a

of Magic articles. And by the time this past August rolled around, I was reading upwards of a dozen articles a day.

Given the rate at which I was reading articles, it didn’t take me long to notice that StarCityGames.com had become a bit stale. Sure there was still very good content being published on the site (which I was more than happy to devour whole), but there just wasn’t much for me to get excited about.

Then the revamp kicked in.

Ted Knutson was brought back on board temporarily as Content Manager, and before I knew it the site was packed to the gills with awesome guest articles by Kai Budde, Gabriel Nassif, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, Tomi Walamies, Osyp Lebedowicz, and Jeff Cunningham. New columns by Michael Jacob, Jonathan Medina, Matt Sperling, and Alexander Shearer (to name a few). Weekly Drafting With columns by Kenji Tsumura, Tim Aten, Anton Jonsson, Noah Weil and Matteo Orsini-Jones. Oh and let’s not forget the StarCityGames.com Talent Search (which has already brought more than a few excellent writers and mixed media contributors to the world’s attention).

And just like that, I found myself clicking the refresh button over and over again every weeknight beginning at 11:59 pm in anticipation of the next update.

When I heard murmurs that Ted Knutson was looking for a permanent replacement, I knew that I wanted the job. After all, what better way is there to combat my Magic fever than to have a job that requires me to spend 40+ hours a week thinking about Magic?

I thought that Ted had done some pretty fantastic work during his short time back, and I knew that I could keep that momentum going and continue to make StarCityGames.com a site worth visiting at 11:59 pm for not only full-blown addicts such as myself, but also for people who might not feel a need to mainline Lightning Bolts and Llanowar Elves on a daily basis.

Fortunately, Teddy and Millionaire Playboy Pete Hoefling felt that I could do a good job too and decided to bring me on board as the new Content Manager.

Needless to say, I was ecstatic.

I actually have a full-time job where I have to think about Magic all day.

Yeah, I think I can handle that.

Right now Ted is training me for the job and gradually shifting more and more responsibilities onto my plate. In a few weeks, Ted’s going to be completely free of the Content Manager position, and I’m going to be the guy running the show around here.

What this means for you

While I’m at the helm, I plan to make this here site here bigger and better than ever before.

Here are just a few of the things you can expect over the course of the next year:

  • Bigger and better coverage for the StarCityGames.com Open Series.
  • More video content (especially Constructed videos).
  • Lots of fresh faces and the return of some old favorites.
  • More free giveaways for readers.

What you’ve seen over the last couple of months is only the beginning!

As excited as I am about putting my ideas into action (as well as some of the other projects that are already in the works), don’t think that I’m interested in doing this job in isolation.

Far from it.

I want to know exactly what you like and what you don’t like about the site. If there’s something that you want to see more of, let me know! If there’s something that you see on the site that makes you want to claw your eyes out, shoot me an email! (But please don’t actually shoot me.)

Don’t think that your format of choice is getting enough love? Just tell me!

While I’m not going to be able to do everything that everyone wants, I promise that I’ll take the time to read, and think about, each and every email you send me.

So send me an email at
[email protected]

or put up some posts in the forums to let me know if there’s anything that you’d like to see on this here site here, and I’ll do my best to make it happen.