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Aaron Forsythe
Aaron Forsythe
Residence Kent, Washington, United States
Nationality {USA} American
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Chicago 1998
Top Finishes 2 (0 wins)
GP top 8s 0

Aaron Forsythe is the Vice President of Magic Design at Studio X and a former Magic: The Gathering Pro-player.[1]

Career[ | ]

Professional play[ | ]

Aaron started playing Magic: The Gathering in 1994. His first cards were from Revised and were a gift from his mother. He made appearances on Pro Tours between 1997 and 2001 and was a member of Team CMU. He took 3rd place at 2000 US Nationals, losing to Jon Finkel but beating Mike Long and Mike Turian to join Finkel, Chris Benafel, and Frank Hernandez on the USA team for the 2000 World Championships. The Americans went on to win the Team portion of Worlds that year. He has two Pro Tour Top 8s, both as part of Car Acrobatic Team: PT New York 2000 and PT New York 2001. He has 69 lifetime Pro Points.

Accomplishments[ | ]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
1999–00 Nationals Orlando Special 8–11 June 2000 3
1999–00 Worlds Brussels National team 2–6 August 2000 1
2000–01 Pro Tour New York Team Limited 29 September – 1 October 2000 2
2000–01 Masters Tokyo Team Limited 15–18 March 2001 4
2001–02 Pro Tour New York Team Limited 7–9 September 2001 4


Pro Tour Results[ | ]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Aaron Forsythe
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
1998–99 Chicago Booster Draft 17 $2,400
1998–99 Rome Extended 46 $610
1998–99 Los Angeles Rochester Draft 145
1999–00 Washington, D.C. Team Limited 18
1999–00 Los Angeles Booster Draft 277
1999–00 Worlds (Brussels) Special 22 $1,660
2000–01 New York Team Limited 2 $10,000
2000–01 Chicago Standard 198
2000–01 Los Angeles Rochester Draft 87
2000–01 Tokyo Block Constructed 232
2000–01 Barcelona Booster Draft 138
2000–01 Worlds (Toronto) Special 110
2001–02 New York Team Limited 4 $5,000


Columnist[ | ]

Aaron was contributing editor on Meridian Magic. He took over the Latest Developments column after Randy Buehler left it. He wrote articles for Star City Games from 2000 to 2002.

Wizards of the Coast staff[ | ]

Aaron became Editor for when it opened in 2002. After participating in the Future Future League, he was selected as part of the Fifth Dawn design team. This led to him becoming a full-time member of Magic R&D.[2][3] Aaron was writer of Latest Developments from February 2004 till August 2007.[4][5] He became Head Developer in 2006, after Brian Schneider left Wizards of the Coast.[6] Shortly thereafter, he became Director of Magic R&D after Randy Buehler moved to the new Digital Gaming department.[7][8][9] In May 2019, Forsythe became Vice President of Design.

When the comment section was still working, Aaron sometimes used to comment on random cards in Gatherer.[10][11]

As Vice President of Design, Aaron is in charge of the design, production, editing, creative worldbuilding, and art teams for Magic, including both the in-house IP and Universes Beyond.[1] Until The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, he was curator of The List.[1]

Designing[ | ]

Developing[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. a b c Wizards of the Coast (October 20, 2023). "Play Booster Discord Q&A". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Aaron Forsythe (September 24, 2003). "My First Card". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Aaron Forsythe (February 13, 2004). "The Life and Times of Autospell". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Randy Buehler (January 30, 2004). "Looking Forward, Looking Back". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Aaron Forsythe (August 31, 2007). "A Round of Goodbyes". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater (June 19, 2006). "Law and Order". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Aaron Forsythe (March 09, 2007). "How I Got Here, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Aaron Forsythe (March 23, 2007). "How I Got Here, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Aaron Forsythe (April 06, 2007). "How I Got Here, Part 3". Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Monty Ashley (October 07, 2010). "Aaron's Random Card Comments". Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Aaron Forsythe (August 01, 2011). "Aaron's Random Card Comment Archive". Wizards of the Coast.

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