|Born||26 July 1971|
|Residence||Framingham, Massachusetts, USA|
|Pro Tour debut||1996 Pro Tour New York|
|Pro Tour wins (Top 8)||1 (8)|
|Grand Prix wins (Top 8)||2 (11)|
|Lifetime Pro Points||351|
|Planeswalker Level||48 (Archmage)|
Darwin Kastle Mess (born 26 July 1971), more commonly known as simply Darwin Kastle, is a champion Magic: The Gathering player from the United States of America, and was a member of the inaugural class elected to the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Fame in 2005. Kastle also ranks 12th on the all time Pro Tour earnings list. Kastle's likeness is depicted on the card Avalanche Riders, which he also designed after winning the second Magic Invitational.
Darwin Kastle is also a game designer and the Creative Director for White Wizard Games. Their deckbuilding game Star Realms has won numerous awards, including the 2015 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Award, four Golden Geek Awards for Best 2-Player Game, Best Card Game, Best Indie Game and Best Handheld Game, two Dice Tower Awards for Best Two-Player Game and Best Small Publisher, and Best Card Game: Fan Favorite at Origins 2015. He has designed Star Realms, Hero Realms, The Battle for Hill 218, The Battle for Sector 219, and Space Station Assault. He has also worked on Epic Card Game, the VS Trading Card game, Battleground Fantasy Warfare, EpicTCG, and Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer.)
Top 8 appearances
|1996||Pro Tour||Los Angeles||Booster Draft||3–5 May 1996||3|
|1996–97||Pro Tour||Atlanta||Sealed Deck||13–15 September 1996||2|
|1996–97||Pro Tour||Paris||Block Constructed||11–13 April 1997||3|
|1997–98||Invitational||Rio de Janeiro||Special||29 January–2 February 1998||1|
|1997–98||Grand Prix||Indianapolis||Limited||27–28 June 1998||6|
|1998–99||Grand Prix||Boston||Standard||5–6 September 1998||5|
|1998–99||Grand Prix||Austin||Standard||10–11 October 1998||2|
|1998–99||Invitational||Barcelona||Special||4–7 February 1999||5|
|1999–00||Pro Tour||Washington, D.C.||Team Limited||3–5 September 1999||1|
|1999–00||Pro Tour||London||Booster Draft||15–17 October 1999||8|
|1999–00||Grand Prix||San Diego||Limited||20–21 November 1999||5|
|2000–01||Grand Prix||Manchester||Limited||7–8 October 2000||1|
|2000–01||Invitational||Sydney||Special||16–19 November 2000||5|
|2001–02||Grand Prix||Denver||Block Constructed||18–19 August 2001||3|
|2001–02||Pro Tour||New Orleans||Extended||2–4 November 2001||7|
|2002–03||Pro Tour||Houston||Extended||8–10 November 2002||3|
|2002–03||Pro Tour||Venice||Block Constructed||21–23 March 2003||6|
Last updated: 12 August 2009
- 2005 Hall of Fame inductee
- Last player to have played all Pro Tours after 48 appearances from 1996 PT New York to 2004 PT Kobe
- Darwin Kastle 2006 Pro Player card (from the Magic: The Gathering Time Spiral expansion)
- "Lifetime Winnings Leaders". Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s". Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s". Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "Lifetime Pro Points". Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "Darwin Kastle — Hall of Fame Profile". Retrieved 2006-09-18.
- "Darwin Kastle". Boardgamegeek. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
|Magic Invitational Champion