Interview: MTG's Gavin Verhey on Commander Legends, color pie, and more

Magic: The Gathering Head Designer, Gavin Verhey. (WOTC)

Magic: The Gathering Senior Designer, Gavin Verhey, joins Magic Untapped to talk Commander Legends and more.

The latest Magic: The Gathering set, Commander Legends, just came out this past Friday and the set's designer, Gavin Verhey, joins Magic Untapped for a chat about the origins of Commander Legends, the current state of Magic's color pie, and more.  Also, just for fun, he plays our magic-related trivia game.

In this exclusive interview, Verhey describes how the idea for Commander Legends came to be and explains why it took roughly six years for the set to grow from idea to reality.  He also talks about some of Magic's legendary creatures that made it into the set such as Tevesh SzatBelbe, and Tormod, while others (like Ashnod and Gix) did not and why it doesn't necessarily mean they wouldn't make the cut in a possible Commander Legends sequel.

Verhey also addresses the current state of Magic: The Gathering's color pie, specifically where the color white stands in terms of its power and overall usefulness, as well as how Wizards of the Coast is trying to address the color's shortcomings based upon player feedback.

You can check out the entire interview in the video below:

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Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.