Welcome to the March In-Store Programs newsletter! Before the 2014 Spring Season begins next month, Star City Games has an important announcement about the scheduling window for ISP event sign-ups. Instead of opening on a season-by-season basis, the scheduling window will open by months. At the beginning of April, July will open for event sign-ups. […]
Ask any competitive Magic player how a tournament’s EV (expected value) factors into deciding between which tournament to attend, and the higher EV tournament will win every time. Matthew Rubio of Game Heroes in Arvada, Colorado, knows this and has had great success by increasing the minimum prize payout at his store’s, StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifiers. […]
The key to any successful small business is customer service, and the key to customer service is consistency. Players and customers alike want to feel that they are welcome and appreciated every time they walk through your doors. They want to have confidence in you, as an organizer, to create the best experience possible for […]
Yes, your Organizer Status carries over year to year based on your cumulative points earned during the previous calendar year. For example, if you earn Level 3 Organizer Status during 2014, you will begin 2015 as a Level 3 Organizer. In 2015, however, if you only earn enough points to reach Level 2 Organizer Status, […]
Our very first Double Point Open Trial Week is fast approaching! All Open Trials scheduled during the week of Monday, March 24th through Friday, March 28th will earn a whopping 300 Organizer Rewards Points, the same as an Elite IQ! In addition, you can also earn 50 Bonus Points for timely payment within seven days […]
You may have heard of this month’s featured store on Daily MTG back in November. Derrick Sheets of Game On Chattanooga was able to take some time out of his busy Prerelease weekend to answer some questions about his store, his Grub for Gamers event, and how to keep players coming back. I asked Derrick […]
Over the last two months we have talked about the types of prizes and the types of structures that can help draw different types of players to your events. This month we are going to discuss budgeting for events by figuring out how much prizes you will be giving away per person.