Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ari Nieh Wins the Great Designer Search 3!

Congratulations to Ari Nieh for winning the Great Designer Search 3!

Ari, from all of us Artisans, we're so happy for you. You made it from 7000+ applicants down to the very end for this amazing opportunity. Goblin Artisans has spent the last seven years being THE place to go to prepare for the GDS3 when it arrives, and I can't think of a better ending for the show than for one of GA's founders to take the prize.

Your victory is well earned, and we can't wait to see how Magic becomes an even more amazing game from your contributions.


  1. Can you link where you found this? I can't find it on the Mothership at all

    1. Never mind, found it on Reddit. It's extremely frustrating that they said they were going to announce it today but didn't say they were going to do it over their stream when every other announcement so far has been via articles.

  2. Congrats! I had a hunch you'd win about halfway through. It's well deserved.

  3. Congratulations! I found it curious when Chris and Jeremy were tweeting do mich about their flights back. Felt like a sign :p

  4. I can only imagine the extreme stress all of you had during the main competition with the extreme deadline schedule, but it's finally over. Congratulations to Ari, but I also hope everyone involved gets a look from Wizard for the effort put in.

  5. Thank you everyone! Goblin Artisans is the community that helped me improve my skills. I'm immensely grateful to all of you for your feedback and support.

  6. WOOOOOOO! Congratulations!

    I've been busy with other stuff and haven't followed any of the GDS3 challenges so far, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how it played out!

  7. Congratulations !
    Isn't it a bit sad though that you'll have to leave the custom card and GA community ? Anyway I hope you'll get along with the rest of R&D ;)

  8. Congratulations, Ari! I expect to see a Mugai Creation Saga cycle in a set soon! :D