I'm Alex Churchill. I'm a Christian computer programmer from Cambridge, England.
I've been playing Magic: the Gathering since 1998, and the complexity of the game has always delighted me. In 2010, a question was asked on the M:tG Q&A website Draw3Cards.com, "Is Magic Turing-complete?" I decided the answer must be yes, and that it ought to be possible to demonstrate this concretely by assembling a Turing machine in Magic.
As you can see from the list of previous versions, it's been through several revisions as I find ways to smooth out fiddly bits and remove required actions by the players.
Several years ago I created a random Magic card generator. I haven't been keeping it up-to-date with recent abilities and terminology, but it's still capable of producing some amusingly silly or amusingly plausible cards, generated completely at random.
More recently, I created Multiverse, which is a web database for people interested in creating their own Magic: the Gathering custom cardsets – sets of 100 or more related home-made Magic cards designed to be played with and against each other.
By all means! I'd love for knowledge of the Magic Turing machine to spread far and wide.
Of course. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.