AuthorRecurring Insight

Curious about Magic: The Gathering's best and worst card designs and why? Patrick Sullivan shares his thoughts as only he can on some of MTG's most iconic cards.

Recurring Insight: Restoration Angel

Blink effects may be optimal at one mana, but is that really the best way to design them? Patrick Sullivan analyzes the history and MTG Design behind the ideal blink creature — Restoration Angel.

Recurring Insight: Thief Of Sanity

What makes a card design succeed where other versions have failed? Patrick Sullivan analyzes the history and design of Thief of Sanity, one of Magic’s most distinctive flying creatures.

Recurring Insight: Maze Of Ith

One of Magic’s iconic lands is also among its biggest rule-breakers. Patrick Sullivan explores Commander favorite Maze of Ith, an early lesson in how not to design a land.