Darwin Kastle

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Darwin Kastle
Nicknames Big D[1]
Born 26 July 1971
Residence Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
Nationality United States American
Pro Tour debut 1996 Pro Tour New York
Winnings US$ 148,897[2]
Pro Tour wins (Top 8) 1 (8)[3]
Grand Prix wins (Top 8) 2 (11)[4]
Lifetime Pro Points 351[5]
Planeswalker Level 48 (Archmage)

Darwin Kastle Mess (born 26 July 1971[1]), 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.[6] 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.)[7]

Top 8 appearances[edit]

 Season   Event type   Location  Format Date  Rank 
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
Source: Wizards.com

Other accomplishments[edit]

  • 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[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Darwin Kastle 2006 Pro Player card (from the Magic: The Gathering Time Spiral expansion)
  2. ^ "Lifetime Winnings Leaders". Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s". Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s". Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Lifetime Pro Points". Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Darwin Kastle — Hall of Fame Profile". Retrieved 2006-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Darwin Kastle". Boardgamegeek. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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Preceded by
Sweden Olle Råde
Magic Invitational Champion
1997
Succeeded by
United States Mike Long