A brief tribute on the inventor of Magic the Gathering
The likeness of Richard Garfield depicted on a Magic the Gathering card
- Born in Philadelphia
- Great-great grandson of President James A. Garfield
- Had a passion for games at a young age
Education and Career
- Bachelor of Science in copmuter mathematics, later studied combinatorial mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania
- Began working on Magic the Gathering as a Penn graduate student
- Launched Magic in 1993
- Published RoboRally in 1994, Vampire: The Eternal Struggle in 1995, Netrunner in 1996.
Achievements and Today:
- In 1999, Garfield was inducted into the Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame
- Garfield teaches a class titled "The Characteristics of Games" at the University of Washington.
- Still sporadically contributes to Magic The Gathering.
To learn more about Richard Garfield, visit his wikipedia entry and Magic The Gathering's website, which can be found here.