Quote from SpeedGrapher »I read the article about the judge program change. So every store owner is going to be a free rules adviser now unless they force you to be a level 1 judge.
This is stupid.
Rules Advisor – Free or $50
Level 1 – $100
Level 2 – $200
Level 3 – $400
Are they out of their mind? Judges get paid in promos currently. Generally work for no real money. Share hotel rooms. Those fees are way too high. Last grand prix I went to didn't even have half the attendance of the grand prixs I've been to in the past. I would say 1/4 the attendance. I know magic is the worlds 2nd most popular card game behind poker but it's not drawing crowds anymore. The player base is a in a retraction stage and so is the economy. There will be a recession starting 1st quarter 2020. Once the holiday sales come in. I'll be fine playing video games. But jeez one bad decision after another.
I don't know why they didn't just stick with the temporary contractor role. Lawsuits or whatever. Every company is pushing these crap contract roles on employees for limited liability. You work here but you don't work here, get it ? NO!? End the judge program!
Magic was fun while it lasted. If you aren't too heavily invested pick up a different hobby. Keep a few decks and sell now.
But if you want to know what's really killing magic besides this, it's women, feminism, and white knights who fall on the sword for my lady. I went to a shop a 6 months ago that had a good player base. Tournaments were being run. Lots of formats being played. Everyone having a good time. I went there off and on for a few weeks. I check in last month for a tournament. The place is dead. Scarily dead for a Friday night. What had happened? There was a large group of neon haired women selling makeup to each other. The shop owner had gotten a girl friend and he let her run the place. Everyone was gone. Zero dollars were being spent at this shop. I tried to buy a booster box while I was there but there was no inventory. She had dropped magic completely from the shop in favor of more board games and manga. What!!!??? You drop your main source of income and all of the people who buy things from you to focus on things you like? Why? Complete insanity. I doubt that store will be in business much longer.
I'm staring at this article and I see neon hair in charge of the Judge Program. Of course it died. Get woke, go broke. For anyone any disagrees, you're wrong. You know you're wrong. All you have to do is watch the reality around you and stop listening to the brain washing. Here in your friendly magic forums where super nice awesome people like me explain this stuff. I could have simply went with the economics of the fees being way too high. But magic mirrors societal trends. As does anything like basketball. You know what would have been great? If magic had a WNBA like basket ball does. I think that used to be my little pony. Then way too much weirdness happened with Brones.
Here is a realistic fee structure.
Rules Advisor – Free
Level 1 – $10
Level 2 – $20
Level 3 – $40
This article by itself is going to drastically lessen the number of booster boxes I buy as I wait to see what will happen. The promos will never be enough to cover those fees.
Quote from MRdown2urth »Oh, duh, Tawnos just got a card. Obviously early Urza now exists.
Quote from Mockingbird »I think it’ll make the cut. Between fetchlands and getting this out post Obliterate in those builds, this seems like a nice recovery card. Also it’s a two drop legend that gives Sisay, Weatherlight Captain +2/+2.
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This is actually an interesting planeswalker, in my opinion, because we run all 10 fetchlands. The minus is fairly underwhelming, admittedly, but still.
Quote from Creedmoor »Quote from Mishotem »Dunno if it's been mentioned or not yet but it looks like there's another price jump this year. Net price for a set of four looks to be in the 90s, which would put normal MSRP at about $180-190.
Wait, this doesn't make any sense. A set of 4 decks in the 90$ range for all 4 means that they would be around 22$ a piece... not 180$
Quote from Mishotem »Dunno if it's been mentioned or not yet but it looks like there's another price jump this year. Net price for a set of four looks to be in the 90s, which would put normal MSRP at about $180-190.