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Talking Paper Interview Series: Nathaniel Holt

Talking Paper Interview Series: Nathaniel Holt

Nathaniel Holt is a filmmaker, actor and longtime player of fantasy-genre card game Magic: The Gathering, which launched in 1993 and has over 10 million players worldwide. In 2011, Holt and friend Shawn Kornhauser began making documentary videos about the game’s Pro Tour. Their resulting popularity on YouTube attracted the attention of Magic manufacturer Wizards of the Coast, who hired the duo to continue their series, Walking The Planes (WTP), and produce other video content for the company’s website and YouTube channel. Among those who have appeared on Walking the Planes is Magic’s head designer Mark Rosewater, in the episode “Called Shot”—during a comedic fantasy sequence wherein he plays for the Magic World Championship against Holt’s recurring WTP wizard character, “The Planeswalker.”

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