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Gavin Verhey
Nickname Lesurgo
Born March 29, 1990
Residence Seattle, Washington, United States
Nationality {USA} American
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Berlin 2008

Gavin Verhey is a game designer/developer for Wizards of the Coast; he is also a former Pro Tour player.[1]

Biography[ | ]

Gavin Verhey has numerous tournament accomplishments, and has played on the Pro Tour numerous times. Additionally, he was an early contributor on MTG Salvation, wrote weekly articles for Star City Games[2] and had a blog on game design and development called Design Space.[3]

Verhey became a Game and Product Designer for Wizards of the Coast in October 2011. Mark Rosewater considers him to be part of the fifth generation of Magic designers. As 'experience designer' he was for example responsible for prerelease activities for Magic 2015 and Khans of Tarkir. In 2016, he became part of the Product Architecture team.[4]

Verhey was one of the main writers on Rosewater considers him the new "face" of the game from Wizards[5]: he can frequently be found on Twitter,[6], often posts on Reddit, and travels to visit game stores across the world. Since 2020, he has his own show on YouTube: Good Morning Magic!, after having a brief streaming stint during the Pandemic era. At the beginning of 2022, he was announced as the WoTC liaison and chair of the Pauper Format Panel.

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References[ | ]

  1. Brian David-Marshall (July 18, 2008). "Getting to Know Gavin Verhey". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Design Space
  4. Gavin Verhey (September 27, 2017). "Building a Better Magic Set". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater (2022-02-19). "Is Gavin Verhey the de-facto inheritor of the role you have for the game?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  6. Twitter
  7. Five Strange Magic Oddities You've Never Seen (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (July 8, 2020).