@loukayza said in GP Las Vegas Beta Rochester Draft:
What's the value of an Alpha starter even at?? Is it in the "name your price" territory as a seller, of like $30K and up???
Yes. There's few folks who deal in this - but basically the person who wins this will need to determine if the number they're offered is worth it.
@hierarchnoble said in TMD feature pipeline - same direction, new channels, increased fervor:
@13nova I'm sure many people would like to fix your behavior, yourself included.
Hey now! I'm 100x better than when I was a teenager/young twenties!
We all have "events" in our lives and I say this not to minimize yours, but simply to say that most of us can understand that stuff happens. Speaking for myself, I'll miss your columns. Vintage 101 was instrumental in opening my eyes to the format. I appreciated your writing and will certainly read more of it if you get over the burnout and events and start writing about Magic again.
I don't know what your "events" have been, but please accept my very best wishes that everything turns out OK.
Posting this in both forums that you asked in.
One thing to keep in mind is to ask yourself what it is that you want to reward.
I know that you're wanting to both reward attendance and results. But you don't want people gaming the system. I once played 60 lands for four rounds in a Standard tournament in order to hit the points minimum for a monthly points system that gave 1 point per round played.
X points per tournament, where X is the number of tournaments entered. (E.g. if you enter 3 tournaments, you'd earn 1, then 2, then 3 points.)
I might be misreading this. Are you saying 1 point for the first tournament, 2 for the second, etc? If so, I'm not a fan of that. We're all adults and it's a real kick in the teeth that I've got to work this weekend and I'm going to lose several points because my streak is broken - I don't just lose this week's points, I lose this week's points for every week that follows.
Reward continuing to play when no longer live for top 8/4
Reward strong results
When we did the Houston invitational, the first thing we looked at on invites was attendance numbers. So we'd be award that heavily.
A few ideas:
Heavy emphasis on showing up:
1 point for every player in the tournament you're in
1 point for every player ranked below you at the end
5 (?) points for showing up
3 points per match win
Heavy emphasis on results - track and field style
5 points for 1st
3 points for 2nd
1 point for 3rd
Don't forget that we publish results for every event so you've got a year of data you could play with.
Stu approached several staff at the side events stage regarding starting Vintage as an On Demand Event. All staff told him that they couldn't do it but they'd be happy to allow him to play Vintage in "turbo town*"
A few hours after our annoyed tweet (and several more annoyed replies), CFB responded that they'd be happy to run Vintage. By then, most of us had either headed for food or signed up for other events.
So in any case, best of luck to those who wish to play Vintage at a grand prix.
* Turbo town - $5 entry, 10 prize tix participation, 20 prize tix to winner. Go again as often as you want. Basically cash games but for prize tix.
This is a great idea. We started month-long vintage leagues at Deal Me in Games. In an open play format like leagues I think these achievements would work great.
Thanks for idea and thanks to pox for pointing this out
@stuart said in Vintage door prizes?:
Cheers @cup and @JACO . I’ve gotten signed cards a few times (EC Old School and the Goyfvitational) and loved them, so that could be good. Was getting an EC-stamp made difficult?
No, you can basically just go online and look up custom stamps and have one made online, and have it to your door within 2-3 weeks or so.
Yes this seems very sketchy and I would look into asking any local stores if anyone is missing a collection or not. I will message him and try to pry a little and see if he gives the same story to me as he did to you.
RIW Hobbies has a Vintage Tournament the first Sunday of every month. I am assuming that January may be different because @Shaman-Ben likes to have the tournament closer to his birthday but usually it is the first Sunday of every month.