Nicholas Wolfram’s Portfolio


 Magic: The Gathering

Social Media

During my time as Community Manager for Magic: The Gathering Arena, the premier digital version of Magic, I was responsible for managing the social media accounts associated with the game, including writing and publishing content for Twitter, Facebook, and more.

Here is a sample of the Twitter content I curated and authored.

Articles

Magic: The Gathering is the world’s first trading card game (TCG), and it remains the most popular TCG in the world today, almost 25 years later. During my time working on the game’s marketing team at Wizards of the Coast, I had the opportunity to write a number of articles about the game, some of which are featured below. These include my original article series, The Artists of Magic, which I conceived and executed from the ground up.

The Artists of Magic: Winona Nelson

October 17, 2017

A Royal Recipe for Dinosaur Tribal

September 6, 2017

The Artists of Magic: Magali Villeneuve

August 29, 2017

The Artists of Magic: Lake Hurwitz

July 26, 2017

Hour of Devastation Planeswalker Deck Lists

July 7, 2017

The Tokens of Hour of Devastation

June 29, 2017

The Artists of Magic: Noah Bradley

June 6, 2017

Archenemy: Nicol Bolas Preview

June 5, 2017

Commander Anthology

May 29, 2017

The Tokens of Amonkhet

April 13, 2017

Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might

March 20, 2017

Planechase Anthology: A Celebration of Magic‘s History

November 14, 2016

Cards of the Day – October 3, 2016–October 6, 2017

Additional articles can be found here

Package Copy

My other primary duty at Wizards of the Coast was creating a large bulk of the primary copy for packaged products. Below you can find a selection of my work on now-published products.


Battlebond Box Sleeve

This was a particularly ambitious project in which I was tasked with providing play instructions through the voice of two characters, Zndrsplt and Okaun, debuting in the set Battlebond. With no established voice of their own and little provided background, I had the opportunity to characterize this pair with my copy in a way that would go on to singificantly influence future products and writing involving these two.


Magic Core Set 2019 Planeswalker Deck Package Copy


Battlebond Package Copy


Dominaria Package Copy


Dominaria Planeswalker Deck Package Copy


Dominaria Planeswalker Deck Display Package Copy


Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors Package Copy


Masters 25 Package Copy


Rivals of Ixalan Package Copy


Rivals of Ixalan Planeswalker Deck Inserts

 


Rivals of Ixalan Planeswalker Deck Package Copy
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins Package Copy


Iconic Masters Package Copy


Starter Pack Package Copy


From The Vault: Transform Package Copy


From The Vault: Transform Package Insert Copy


Ixalan Package Copy


Ixalan Planeswalker Deck Package Copy


Commander (2017 Edition) Package Copy


Gift Pack Package Copy


Hour of Devastation Prerelease Card

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Amonkhet Prerelease Card

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Ad Cards

Every pack of Magic cards contains one random ad card created specifically for that set. I personally created the text and assisted in selecting the art for the following set’s ad cards.

Rivals of Ixalan

Ixalan


Microsoft

Microsoft Surface Social Media

During my time with POP, I authored many LinkedIn posts for the Microsoft Surface family of products, including posts associated with the launch of the impressive Surface Hub 2S. You can find a selection of these posts below.

Microsoft Surface LinkedIn Organic Posts

General Marketing Materials

The creation of these documents, among others, was a significant part of my duty with Indigo Slate, a Microsoft partner that handles a variety of their marketing materials.

FastTrack Tales, Volume 2: Mail Storm – A marketing comic book


Additional Writing Samples

Project Resurgence – Why Kickstarter – My contribution to a Kickstarter that exceeded its funding goal of $160,000

Enterprise Washington Focus Group Report – A summary of findings from three electoral focus group studies in 2011


Podcasts and Voice Overs

Here is a small sample of voice work I have done for some great organizations.

NASAGA Podcast: Designed and Emergent Narrative in Games

DB Best Technologies: Optimizing your SQL Server upgrade projects with Database Compare Suite