My LIttle Pony


Release the Magic!

This week features the release of High Magic, the latest expansion for the My Little Pony CCG. We focused this set on the most powerful magic-users in Equestria, along with the spells and artifacts that made them famous. (So yes, for those of you who are wondering, there is a healthy amount of Trixie in…

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A Whole New Odyssey

This weekend is the pre-release of Equestian Odysseys, the latest card set for the My Little Pony CCG. Equestian Odysseys kicks off a new series of card sets, and we designed it to be a good jumping-on point for new players. One of the things I’m most excited about in this set is the addition…

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Another Month, Another Con

Just when I thought it was safe to reinstate my “no-pants Saturdays” policy, it turns out I’ve got another convention coming up: one requiring a certain amount of travel, preparation, and yes, pants-wearing. This month’s con is Running of the Leaves, a convention in Denver dedicated to celebrating “the eccentric and effervescent community that developed…

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Snapshots of GenCon 2014

We now interrupt your regularly-scheduled ruminations on ghost-punching to bring this recap of 2014’s “best four days of gaming.” Pony Palooza The biggest event of the show for me was the continental championship for the My Little Pony CCG. This massive, two-day event brought together the biggest players in the country (and a few from…

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Come Celebrate!

This weekend, I’ll be a guest at the Animation Celebration convention in Lewisville, Texas. While I’m there, I’ll be wearing my My Little Pony CCG lead designer hat, answering questions, teaching people how to play the game, and maybe handing out some special prizes. Looking at my schedule, I’ll technically only be there for one…

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Listen to the Sound of my Voice

Have you ever found yourself wondering: “What does this Darrell guy sound like? I mean, I hear his voice in my head when I read, but I don’t know how accurate that is. Is his voice higher than I imagine? Lower, with a lisp? Trembling with secret knowledge that keeps him forever on the edge…

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2013: The Year in Failure

I’m a big a fan of failure. The only guaranteed way to not fail is to not try anything new — which is, coincidentally, also the best way to avoid success. If you’re failing, it means you’re trying, which puts you two steps closer to success than you were before. So yes, I’ve failed a…

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Release the Herd!

One of the biggest projects I’ve worked on this year has been the My Little Pony Collectible Card Game. The publisher, Enterplay, brought me in to help finish off the game design and it’s been a lot of fun to work on. I especially like how watching cartoons is part of the job. The game…

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