Quote from hoser2 »Today I went to one of the stores that I went to last week. They had had only 7, but I was curious about how much of that was due to the holiday weekend and some confusing publicity. Today that had 14. Each time about half of participants that had not been regular standard participants. I brought a friend that had never played standard competitively before. We both thought it was fun, and it seemed like a qualified success.
As I consider this promotion, I wonder whether is is somewhat greedy and self-defeating to be promoting Saturday events. Would it be better to let stores add the packs to the prize pools of their regular tournaments? The store I went to has Saturday evening Modern tournaments, so they scheduled the tournament for 1PM. Very few stores have Standard tournaments on Saturday. This promotion seems unlikely to establish a regular Saturday tournament, so the store will probably just go back to the previous schedule after the promotion ends. If the store could use the promotion to build attendance at the regular Monday Standard tournaments, it seems like that would do more for standard than a short series of oddball tournaments.
I disagree this setup opened my lgs to have more standard Saturday events, as most people couldn't make a weekday tournament. They sometimes barely get four during the week, but have consistently been getting 8+.I have been two, went 2-2 and 4-0, everyone gets a pack and the winner gets a second pack and sc is distributed(depending on how many players) I really hope this continues. For the record my packs have pulled me 3 hits shambling Vent,insidious will foil, and full art plains.
I think my shop is a minority, but nonetheless a big success. Now Wizards give us back the rewards program!