|Residence||Kent, Washington, United States|
|Pro Tour debut||Pro Tour Venice 2003|
|Top Finishes||1 (0 wins)|
|GP top 8s||2 (0 wins)|
Melissa DeTora is a member of the Magic Play Design team at Wizards of the Coast. She is a former professional Magic player and writer for GatheringMagic. She became the first woman to make the top eight of a Pro Tour when she made the top eight of Pro Tour Gatecrash.
Wizards of the Coast R&D
In 2015-2016 DeTora was hired by Wizards of the Coast as a playtester and occasional designer and developer. In May 2017, she became a full-time employee as part of the Play Design team. In this capacity, she took over Latest Developments from Sam Stoddard. The column was also renamed Play Design.
- Eldritch Moon
- Rivals of Ixalan
- Masters 25
- Core Set 2020
- Throne of Eldraine
- Zendikar Rising
- Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
|2011||Grand Prix||Santiago||Limited||22–23 October 2011||4|
|2012–13||Pro Tour||Montreal||Standard and Booster Draft||15–17 February 2013||6|
|2014–15||Grand Prix||Orlando||Limited||4–5 October 2014||2|
→ Source: Wizards.com
Pro Tour Results
|2008||Kuala Lumpur||Booster Draft||62||$530|
|2012||Dark Ascension in Honolulu||Standard and Booster Draft||402|
|2012||Avacyn Restored in Barcelona||Block Constructed and Booster Draft||232|
|2012–13||Gatecrash in Montreal||Standard and Booster Draft||6||$10,000|
|2012–13||Dragon's Maze in San Diego||Block Constructed and Booster Draft||64||$1,000|
|2013–14||Theros in Dublin||Standard and Booster Draft||133|
|2013–14||Born of the Gods in Valencia||Modern and Booster Draft||95|
|2013–14||Journey into Nyx in Atlanta||Block Constructed and Booster Draft||302|
|2013–14||Magic 2015 in Portland||Standard and Booster Draft||23||$2,500|
|2014–15||Khans of Tarkir in Honolulu||Standard and Booster Draft||344|
→ Source: Wizards.com
- Mark Rosewater (May 17, 2017). "Play Design". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Dan Burdick (June 16, 2017). "On the Shoulders of Giants". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Bryan Hawley (April 24, 2019). "Checking in With Play Design". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Melissa DeTora (June 23, 2017). "Cycle of Torment". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.