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  • posted a message on The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future of the Local Game Store (LGS)
    I'd like to see more stores running events over arena or mtgo, through many of the platforms they can use for pairings. I don't see it as much now that stores are allowed open but when lockdowns were really strict, many stores were running events online
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Cheating
    I feel that suspending someone from playing in a store due to suspicion of them cheating without any evidence is a pretty bold and serious claim. If the only "proof" they had was your son was winning a lot, that's VERY fishy if you ask me.

    I'm not a judge or anything close to an expert on this matter but I believe they'd need MUCH more than just him winning a lot. They'd have to catch him doing something wrong in a game. and then if it was suspicious enough, they'd have to investigate to see if there was any kind of malicious intent behind it to see if there's worth suspending or banning him for.

    The closest thing to this situation I know of is someone I know got DQd from an event for multiple warnings/game losses for similar errors. Even after that DQ, they were still allowed to play in future events. Although I guess most of the issues weren't malicious.

    The first thing that I can see of happening is maybe people were complaining about your son winning all the time and the store owner decided to suspend him to make other people happy. Maybe they thought that suspending one person outweighed the risk of caring away other people.

    What I'd suggest doing is going to the store yourself to talk to the owner or other staff to see if there's any more information you can get out of them or see if they will reverse their decision. If they're willing to be this petty, maybe it's not somewhere you'd wanna give money anyways
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Netdecking has killed standard for me
    I feel that net decks/meta strats are a common occurrence among any game that has any kind of competitive scene. I's not really unique to standard to even MtG.

    While I understand the frustration, as I've heard people complain about it for a few years and it's probably only gotten common now that it's so easy to get information now that there are so many ways to get information and so much magic is being played online now.

    I've kinda noticed a few things happen, at least at the fnm level. I've seen people not show up to fnm as they found it was a lot of similar decks all the time. I've also seen people not show up to fnm because they found the skill level too low or they only wanted to play against meta/"net" decks. I don't even think I could imagine being able to make both sides of this happy tbh
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
  • posted a message on Anyone else salty at Wizards?
    I wouldn't necessarily say I'm salty but I feel like I'm getting worn out by the constant power creep that warrants bans all the time. I just wanna be able to play Magic without worrying about bans or playing against broken non sense
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future of the Local Game Store (LGS)
    I think that they made the safest call tbh. I don't know what it's like in the US rn(but assuming bad if it warranted extending the suspension on in store play) but it's been getting worse in Canada for just over a month I'd say. I can't see in store events happening on a large basis until at least halfway through next year and that's just for small level events. Magic Fests and in person Players Tours are probably out of the question until probably 2022 at the earliest and that's assuming they figure out who will run them
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on MTG College Organization?
    this thread is over a decade old so I’ll be locking it
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Banned and restricted announcement September 28th
    I feel that this ban was just another example of them pushing too much power or not doing good enough testing to see just how powerful interactions were.

    That being said, I think I'm fine with and understand why they only banned uro at first. Them not wanting to ban cards from the newest set is at least understandable from a business standpoint, as they wanna sell packs of the new set. It also allows the format to adapt and see if the new cards are actually broken.

    keep in mind I haven't played standard in a while so I might just not even be in the same ballpark as everyone else
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Expand the Reserve List to Save the Local Game Store (LGS)?
    I feel that adding cards to the reserve list will do more harm than good. By making certain cards unable to be reprinted, eventually they'll become so rare and hard to find their prices will increase as well. This will price many other players out of being able to play.

    as said earlier in this thread, there are many places to get product now, so we need to focus on the LGS as a place to play and gather with your friends.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on A question between this 2 cards.
    I'm going to move this thread to rulings, as per it is a rulings question
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Phasing - Will triggered abilities on stack of phased-out permanent resolve?
    I'm going to be moving this to the rules forum, as that is the best place for rules questions
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future of the Local Game Store (LGS)
    I've played about 3 events that have had about 8 people each and it's been a good experience. I think that the Zendikar Rising prereleases should be a good idea of how many people are willing to be in large groups to play Magic right now, as they are usually quite popular events. I plan on registering for the ones I wanna play just to be safe and get the spots I want just in case. I'd like to play on on the Friday (the 18th) and 2 on the Saturday (the 19th)
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on How USPS Will Impact E-Commerce Sales for Local Game Stores (LGSs)
    this thread is getting really off topic. Please remember to keep the thread related to Magic
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Masterpiece Mind Twist
    this thread is quite old so I’ll be locking it
    Posted in: Card Authentication
  • posted a message on How USPS Will Impact E-Commerce Sales for Local Game Stores (LGSs)
    I don't know how many stores in the US rely on online sales or run websites but up in Canada I don't really think many stores outside of larger markets really run much of an online store to sell from. I could just be completely wrong how often stores sell online due to the fact I rely primarily on supporting local stores, then go to Face to Face first for online orders.

    Losing a primary source of your income is naturally going to be hard on your business but other channels of shipping would probably pick up where USPS cannot
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What does "mox" mean?
    this thread is quite old so I'll be locking it
    Posted in: Magic General
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