Friday, January 20, 2017

If You Have Damaged Magic Cards

If you open a pack of Magic and it contains missing or damaged cards, Wizards will replace them, if you follow the procedures, except for a Masterpiece Scalding Tarn. Those are all gone.

The most important thing you need to do immediately is to take a picture of the pack and the cards immediately after you open them and Wizards would like photos of both.

Note that if you buy single cards on the aftermarket and get one that is damaged, you are out of luck. You would need to contact the seller of the cards to deal with replacements.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Store Video

In case you missed it when it was posted a couple of  months ago, as part of their Carbondale Spotlight series, the City of Carbondale, produced a short video about the store and its history. While you are there, take a look at the videos on Hair Brains, Fat Pattles, Thai Taste and Mary Lou's

Monday, January 16, 2017

Adventurer's League and the Herald's Guild

This week's ICV2 column looks at WOTC's co-ordinator program, the Adventurer's League and the Herald's Guild

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Adventurer's League and the Regional Co-ordinator

According to Foulis, WOTC started recruiting Regional Co-ordinators for the Adventurer’s League program during the Summer of 2014. The Regional co-ordinators were tasked by WOTC with helping “DM’s, players, and store/convention organizers participate in the D&D Adventures League on a local level. RCs help promote D&D Adventurers League play by facilitating the organization of public events and by representing the D&D Adventurers league with an enthusiastic, positive presence in a respectful and approachable manner. These individuals will help out the community manager by maintaining event groups on Facebook and Google+ that participants can interact with for information and discussion on events within certain defined regions.” The Regional Co-ordinators were expected to spend at least 2 (later increased to 10) hours a week promoting Adventurer’s League play and events through social media (primarily Facebook and Google+), help stores and convention organizers obtain and sanction Adventurer’s League events, provide a point of contact for and feedback to Adventurer’s League Administrators (who were employees of WOTC), and assist in organizing playtest groups for Adventurer’s League content. The Adventurer’s League program was designed, in general, to promote the D&D Encounters program in stores and convention D&D play.

The Co-ordinators, both Regional and Local, were all volunteers. In return for their service, the Regional Co-ordiantors would receive the opportunity to help determine the future of the Adventurer’s League, (possibly) receive D&D product when attending a convention with a Wizards’ presence and receive Adventurer’s League “swag”

In the Fall of 2015, after the release of Out of the Abyss and Season 3 of the D&D Encounters program, WOTC  “pulled the plug” so to speak, on the Encounters’ program, pulling the name from the DCI Reporter and opening Adventurer’s League play to in-home as well as convention and store play. WOTC notified the co-ordiantors that it would take their duties in-house, assigning them to customer service reps and WPN staff.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Convention Map

Casual Game Revolution magazine has put together this handy map showing game conventions, of which they know, throughout the world. See if one is located near you.  St.Louis has at least 4 in the area.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Banned List

WOTC dropped the the new banned list yesterday. It goes into effect on January 20th for physical cards. So far Gitaxian Probe has dropped from about $6 per card to $2 and the value of Golgari Grave-Troll has dropped by $5.  Remember, these are all still usable in casual play, just not in sanctioned tournaments. Here is the list of cards:

Standard

Smuggler's Copter is banned.
Reflector Mage is banned.
Modern:
Gitaxian Probe is banned.
Golgari Grave-Troll is banned.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Three Predictions for 2017

This week's ICV2 Column looks at three predictions for 2017. Remember they are predictions, not facts.