New MTG Casual Play Team Coming To Wizards of the Coast

Magic Senior Designer to lead new Casual Play team at WotC

Magic: The Gathering Senior Designer, Melissa DeTora, has announced that she will be leading a new team at Wizards of the Coast (WotC).

According to DeTora, the MTG Casual Play Design team will be responsible for “making Commander and other casual formats fun and balanced.” Since the balancing requirements for casual play and competitive play are drastically different, her team will primarily be focused on “finding rates and play patterns that makes the format most fun for everyone.”

DeTora also adds that her team is not a Rules Committee, and will not be making decisions on rules or the banning of cards.