emu-on-the-loose asked: Magic design philosophy evolves and changes over time, and R&D is already working on sets that won't come out for years. When you talk about design philosophy here on Tumblr and elsewhere, are you talking about design philosophy at the time of the most recent set (in this case Core 2013), which might not reflect where future cards are headed, or are you talking about the most current version of design philosophy, which might have changes whose consequences we won't see on cards for years?
It’s a combination. A lot of where my head space is at is where Magic is in my world which is two/three years ahead of the world all the players know. Sometimes I’m able to shift the discussion but usually with color pie stuff, I’m talking my vantage place not yours.