Checkpoint Podcast

Card Game Special

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Meagan Stearn

Meagan Stearn
Video and tabletop game lover. Canonically bi. Has way too many hobbies for her own good.

Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell
Luke spends his time playing video games, binge-watching TV and hanging out with his German Shepherd, Ziggy and Bernese Mountain Dog Pandora.

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan
This is Tom. See Tom game. Game Tom, game! A confirmed bachelor with a confirmed Bachelor degree, he spends his time critically scrutinising the hard work of others. His turn offs include people, places and things!

Morgan Archer

Morgan Archer
Having arguments in 140 characters or less since 2010


On this special podcast exclusive episode of Checkpoint, Meags, Luke, Tom and Archer talk about something that they are a little bit divided on… Card Games! There’s no denying that Magic: The Gathering is a phenomenon, so we talk about what makes the game so popular, what makes trading card games so popular in the first place and talk in detail about the tournaments, the events, the hype… all of it! Meags recently was lucky enough to go to the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix here in Melbourne thanks to Double Jump Communications, so being a fangirl of card games, she has a lot to say on the subject. On top of that, we have two interviews during this podcast! The first, Helene Bergeot, is the Director of Organized Play at Wizards of the Coast, who knows a little something about running these sorts of events! The second is Marie Poole, the Chief Executive Officer of Lone Shark Games, who have created some great card games and experiences in their own right. Card game geeks UNITE, this podcast is for you! And if you don’t understand the appeal of card games, you might even learn a thing or two.