6/24/17 - Long Island, New York - NYSE Open V - Power Eight, Workshops & Drains Tournament!
@MikeTheProf Likely yes, but that will be a decision for the head judge of the event, whom we're waiting on confirmation.
Collectors edition, due to square corners, provide unfair advantage... Literally would be incentivized to use collectors edition over real cards.
@desolutionist Do you think the extended corners make them easier to manipulate than an alpha card with rounded? Because "alpha cards have different corners too" is always the got argument
@Prospero Ok, I'll wait on that. Not a big deal either way. I just happen to own CE power and they are certainly as clear as it gets for proxies!
@desolutionist I have never been able to tell the difference between alpha, beta, or CE if they are in relatively new, opaque sleeves. However, if the sleeves are very dirty/worn and always had a particular card in them, you can tell the difference between all three. The dirt/wear eventually takes the shape of the card inside.
Sorry, just being facetious. I personally think it's an issue. But I've also decided to retire. So have fun and do your best to promote honest play. :D
@desolutionist Sorry to hear you've retired. I'm sure we all want more Vintage players around :)
Nick says that I didn't really retire and that I will come back to the game when it's a better fit for my life. So there you go. :) And I also replied to your PM
Not able to make the NYSE Open, but looking forward to enjoying the coverage on the day of the event? You're going to be very happy...
Will have an update soon.
A few things for everybody.
First up, I am very happy to announce that our coverage host, Mike Lupo, will be joined in the booth by none other than Andy "BrassMan" Probasco. Thanks to Calvin Hodges and Michael Caffrey, we will have better equipment for the event than we did last year, so if you're not able to attend the event, the event coverage will be very strong.
We will have drop-ins from several notable members of the Vintage community as the day progresses. I will drop in at some point as well.
Second up, the head judge for the event has been set! Elliot Raff has been the judge for the Pandemonium events in Boston for a while now, and has significant experience with local Star City Games tournaments. We now have a full judge staff for the tournament, and it is primarily comprised of L2s, which is great.
Finally, in years past, the pre-registration list for the NYSE Open hung around the 1-20 mark for the first few months of pre-registration before it exploded during the final weekend of pre-registration.
As of right now, we're at
5154 registrants with two more NYSE Open qualifiers on the books. This means that we're down to 10097 open spots in the event. This seems like a lot, and I promise you that it's not.
We had 157 players last year, and we're capped at 153 this year. In addition to that, we have many registrations from players who did not attend last year's NYSE Open. The combination of these two factors means that right now, somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-20 players who played last year will not be able to play this year. I wish that I didn't have to cap registration, but five years into running this event, this is the best venue that we have available to us on Long Island, and capping registration is a must.
If you know that you're going to be attending, please register. I will do what I can for everyone on the wait-list, but realistically, that won't be much.
Very much looking forward to seeing you all in June!
@Prospero I'm sorry I couldn't go. If anyone wants to bring me back a souvenir I'd be eternally grateful.
I look forward to this event. Speaking as a commuter, I don't mind the increase in entry fee if it helps support the event's quality and makes things more practicable for the TO who is performing a great community service. NYSE 1 was my first out of state Magic event since returning to paper Vintage and I had so much fun, it convinced me to travel more often. Since I already factor in gas, food, sometimes hotels, and other travel expenses, the increase on the overall total trip is a very small %, comparable to just paying another NY City toll on a bridge or such.
Thank you for your support, Brian. I'm really glad that you've enjoyed past NYSE Opens, and I hope that this year's event is the best that has been run!
We're down to
84 7776 spots available for those who are still looking to register.
Really hope this goes off without a hitch!
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year due to a previous "engagement" coming to fruition!
Best of luck to all who attend!
There are now less than TWO WEEKS LEFT for $125 pre-registration! We have 67 places left for those looking to register.
In the off chance that all 67 spots aren't gone by 5/29, any remaining spots will be open at $150 registration.
I hope to see everybody soon!