Enhance your PPTQs with IQS!

Thanks to updated Wizards of the Coast policies, now you can combine your Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) with a StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifier (IQ)! Take advantage of our advertising and prize support packages to increase the reach and appeal of your event, get more players in your store, and add the security of the SCG Guarantee!

If you’d like to add an IQ to your existing PPTQ, e-mail us or call the In-Store Programs direct line at 540-685-4386. Should your PPTQ fall within a closed IQ scheduling window, we’ll work with you to provide these additional services for your event.

As with all paired events, the Wizards of the Coast offering must receive top billing in all of your advertisements (PPTQ with IQ prizes) and all tournament guidelines for the PPTQ take precedence.

Contact us to schedule a combined PPTQ and IQ!

Open Trials can also be paired with PPTQs. Please follow the same rules and advertise these as PPTQs with OT prizes.

Add your Website to Organizer Tools!

Don’t forget there is now a place in Organizer Tools to add your store website under “My Information.” This URL, whether it’s your store’s website or Facebook page, will be listed along with your store’s name, location, and other contact information in the Game Night Event Finder. The Game Night Event Finder will be linked prominently on all pages of StarCityGames.com and in the bi-monthly geotargeted event emails, featured on SCGLive commercials, and advertised in StarCityGames.com newsletters. If you have questions about Game Night or its exclusive Event Finder, please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist.

Scheduling for March Now Open

Ready to schedule your March In-Store Program events? Sign-ups are now open!

Two important reminders:

No events may be scheduled March 21-22 due to the Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease.

Open Trials prizes now include a bye to an Open Series event!

Schedule your March 2015 StarCityGames.com In-Store Program events here!

Bad weather just hit and I need to cancel my event. What do I do?

First, contact your ISP representative. They’ll work with you to figure out the best course of action.

If we can reschedule your event: Make sure to post on your event’s StarCityGames.com Facebook page and do your best to let local players know about the changed date.

If we can’t reschedule your event: We will offer you credit toward your next event or a full refund so your next event has every chance to be a success.

Weather happens and we get that. We had to cancel an Open in February 2014 because of a snowstorm, so you’re not alone! Just remember: talk to your ISP representative as soon as possible. That gives us the most options and the best chance to accommodate you.

Byes Now Included in Open Trials!

It’s going to be an exciting year for StarCityGames.com Organized Play and with today’s announcement, the Open Series is changing formats to an even larger two-day event! Alongside this change, we are pleased to add even more value to Open Trials starting in 2015. Each Open Trial will now include a one-round bye to any Open Series event! Best of all, Open Trials are retaining their current price point of just $100.

Open Trial kits will now include:

  • 1 Open Series free entry voucher
  • 1 Open Series bye
  • 4 Playmats
  • 25 Table tents
  • 1 Promotional poster
  • 4 vouchers for a free month of StarCityGames.com Premium

In keeping with the flexible nature of the Open Trial, the bye may be awarded based on the criteria you determine for your event – it is not required to be awarded to the winner. To ensure that your players are able to utilize their hard-earned prize, we do ask that you report the recipient of the bye via Organizer Tools. You will not be asked to provide IQ level reporting; simply use the first place decklist position in the Event Details to submit the winner’s name and DCI number.

Capitalize on the excitement of these new changes and schedule your 2015 Open Trial today!

The December Game Night Creature Is…

December’s Game Night Creature Collection prizes feature the Turtle! The sandcastle-stomping 3/3 Beast already has appeared on a range of StarCityGames.com products, including playmats, sleeves, dice bags, and deck boxes. gameNightSwag201412Now players have a chance to win Turtle foil tokens and pins for one month only! Organizers will receive 40 FOIL Turtle tokens and 10 Turtle pins, as well as a promotional Game Night poster featuring the Turtle for the month of December.

TJ Collectibles

For the November store spotlight, we’re going to the famous Thanksgiving state, Massachusetts, home of TJ Collectibles. Owner Tom Shea is one of New England’s most prominent tournament organizers, and we’re glad he took the time to talk with us about the regional Magic scene, the joys and challenges of organizing, and one remarkably clever tip for finding just the right venue. Read more

Welcome to the StarCityGames.com In-Store Programs Homepage!

The In-Store Programs (ISP) Homepage is your new one-stop resource, replacing our previous monthly newsletter. Read more

What day of the week is best for my Game Night?

Whenever you want to see more Magic played in your store! No one day of the week is right for everyone, and flexibility is one of Game Night’s greatest strengths.

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Tales of Adventure

Tales of Adventure and its owner Mike Caffrey ran one of the first Premier IQs in the country. What makes the accomplishment even more remarkable is that this time last year, Tales of Adventure hadn’t opened yet. Before becoming a store owner, Mike worked in another shop and was a Magic judge.

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