Justin Gary

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Justin Gary
Residence Carlsbad, California, United States
Nationality United StatesAmerican
Pro Tour debut 1997 Worlds Seattle[citation needed]
Winnings US$120,815[1]
Pro Tour wins (Top 8) 1 (3)[2]
Grand Prix wins (Top 8) 1 (3)[3]
Median Pro Tour Finish 73
Lifetime Pro Points 252[4]
Planeswalker Level 45 (Battlemage)

Justin Gary is an American Magic: The Gathering player. His most notable Pro Tour finish is his win at Pro Tour Houston 2002. Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle who both tested with Gary finished second and third respectively at the same event.


 Season   Event type   Location  Format Date  Rank 
1998–99 Pro Tour Rome Extended 13–15 November 1998 6
2000–01 Grand Prix Manchester Rochester Draft 7–8 October 2000 5
2001–02 Pro Tour New York Team Limited 7–9 September 2001 3
2001–02 Masters Nice Extended 3–5 May 2002 2
2001–02 Grand Prix New Jersey Team Limited 29–30 June 2002 2
2002–03 Pro Tour Houston Extended 8–10 November 2002 1
2002–03 Grand Prix Pittsburgh Team Limited 31 May–1 June 2003 1
2002–03 Nationals Standard and Booster Draft 27–29 June 2003 3
2002–03 Worlds Berlin National team 6–10 August 2003 1
2003–04 Invitational Los Angeles Special 11–13 May 2004 6

Last updated: 29 August 2009
Source: Wizards.com Wizards.com

Gary Games[edit]

In 2010, Gary founded Gary Games.[5] In August 2010 the first product of Gary Games, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, was introduced at Gen Con 2010. Ascension is a deck-building game designed by Justin Gary, Brian Kibler, John Fiorillo, and Rob Dougherty.[6] Gary Games changed its name to Stone Blade Entertainment in 2012.

Stone Blade Entertainment[edit]

Gary had a Kickstarter campaign in early 2013 to fund a digital version of Ascension separate from the iOS version already available. This was marred by extensive delays, inability to come through on rewards, and a general failure to finish development in house. Eventually, the project was handed over to Playdek to make their existing iOS app available on other platforms. Much of the controversy still stems around the collector's edition which has seen its physical box change multiple times due to the inability of Gary to secure the promised original. The physical rewards are still undelivered years later marking this as one of the worst examples of undelivered Kickstarter projects in history. Now 4 years later many backers are requesting a full refund but Gary is refusing refunds of any kind in violation of Kickstarter TOS [7]

Gary and the rest of Stone Blade team had a Kickstarter campaign in late 2012 to fund SolForge, a digital-only collectable card game. SolForge was released in 2013 and had a few expansions, but Gary announced the game would be shutdown by the end of January 2017. Currently, an effort is underway by Brian Weissman and Chris Wilson to save the game.[8]


  1. ^ "Top 200 All-Time Money Leaders". Wizards of the Coast. 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Planeswalker Points (requires login)". Wizards of the Coast. 2014-12-15. Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  5. ^ "Gary Games". Boardgamegeek.com. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer". Boardgamegeek.com. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ascension Online Kickstarter". Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Announcement from Justin Gary". Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
Preceded by
Germany Germany
Mark Ziegner
Kai Budde
Felix Schneiders
Magic: The Gathering Team World Champion
Gabe Walls
Joshua Wagner

Succeeded by
Germany Germany
Thorben Twiefel
Sebastian Zink
Roland Bode