Aaron Forsythe

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




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 2 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.

Wizards of the Coast staff

Aaron became editor for magicthegathering.com 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. [1] He became Head Developer after Brian Schneider left Wizards of the Coast. [2] Shortly thereafter, he became Director of Magic R&D after Randy Buehler moved to the new Digital Gaming department.




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.


  1. Aaron Forsythe. (September 24, 2003.) "My First Card", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (June 19, 2006.) "Law and Order", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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