Aaron Forsythe

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Aaron Forsythe
Residence Kent, Washington, United States
Nationality United States.png American
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Chicago 1998
Pro Tour top 8s 2 (0 wins)[1]
Grand Prix top 8s 0[2]
Median Pro Tour Finish 87
Pro Tours Played 13
Lifetime Pro Points 69[3]

Aaron Forsythe is the Director of Magic R&D and a former Magic: The Gathering pro-player.

Career[edit | edit source]

Professional play[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Pro Tour Results
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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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. [4] [5] Aaron was writer of Latest Developments from February 2004 till August 2007. [6] [7] He became Head Developer in 2006, after Brian Schneider left Wizards of the Coast. [8] Shortly thereafter, he became Director of Magic R&D after Randy Buehler moved to the new Digital Gaming department. [9] [10] [11]

Aaron sometimes comments on random cards in Gatherer. [12] [13]

Designing[edit | edit source]

Developing[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Planeswalker Points (requires login). Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Aaron Forsythe. (September 24, 2003.) "My First Card", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Aaron Forsythe. (February 13, 2004.) "The Life and Times of Autospell", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Randy Buehler. (January 30, 2004.) "Looking Forward, Looking Back", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Aaron Forsythe. (August 31, 2007.) "A Round of Goodbyes", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Mark Rosewater. (June 19, 2006.) "Law and Order", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Aaron Forsythe. (March 09, 2007.) "How I Got Here, Part 1", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Aaron Forsythe. (March 23, 2007.) "How I Got Here, Part 2", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Aaron Forsythe. (April 06, 2007.) "How I Got Here, Part 3", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Monty Ashley. (October 07, 2010.) "Aaron's Random Card Comments", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.
  13. Aaron Forsythe. (August 01, 2011.) "Aaron's Random Card Comment Archive", Daily MTG,, Wizards of the Coast.

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