>>44616681 To tell you the truth it's pretty terrible. It's sad to see new players get crushed by neckbeards that spend all their money on this game. It's sad to see kids have to leave because of our loud, toilet mouth customers, and the smell in the rooms during FNM. DEAR GOD THE SMELL.
>>44616724 I still thoroughly enjoy Magic, Yugioh, Force of Will, and Dungeons and Dragons. The problem is that since I work there and function as the 'judge' at the shop (though im only a rules advisor) I never really get to play magic much. The Yugioh players are all insufferable so i mainly stick to Devpro, and the force of will players are all either under 18 or obnoxious as hell.
>>44616751 We hang them in the vents. It doesn't help. Also no one cleans up after themselves so I'm always picking up sodas and fast food bags at the end of the day.
>>44616784 We mainly go through Peach State Hobby Distribution but we aim to have a profit margin of about 20%. It sometimes doesn't feel like enough but this is the owner's pet project so he doesn't mind.
We havent really gone through anyone besides PHD but we're probably going to switch it up soon since they're not an official distributor of Force of Will and that shit sells.
>>44616789 Okay so we have a really good ban story.
It started about 3 months ago when this girl came in with her boyfriend. Mind you they were probably once of the most repulsive couples you could ever imagine. She constantly spouted weeb shit all the time. Her and her boyfriend would always make jokes about 'raping little black children' in the store. Now I know this is 4chan and y'all probably don't care BUT the thing about this is that a good portion of our clientele are black. So this of course set a few people off. The tipping point leading to their banning was when she called a black person the N word (with the hard R) after losing a game. She said 'no wonder you beat me your kind doesnt have jobs so you can just play this game all day.'. Needless to say she got banned.
Another one is where we had this guy who wanted to pick up a scalding tarn. He came in over 2 hours later than the time he said he would be in and we told him that if he wasn't in by the agree'd upon time we would sell it to the next buyer in line. He came in and he was pissed, yelled 'fuck the store, fuck you, you can suck my dick' then ranted on facebook about it later.
>>44616952 Not usually. We aim to keep a very professional but inviting atmosphere. We aim to keep our interactions with the customers friendly. I have had to get in an argument with a customer once or twice to tell them to leave the store, mostly because the patrons were really drunk.
>>44617130 I haven't seen fights break out over rulings, just aggressive language. The funniest one I saw was during a Legacy tournament a D&T player thought he could aether vial in a Flickerwisp to stop Elesh Norn from wiping his board.
>>44617184 the thing is we sell drinks and snacks in the store to encourage people to stay longer, so that won't really work, though I've thought about it believe me.
>>44617194 I just manage. In a sense. I get first dibs but I try not to snipe high dollar cards out from under our customers. I do get all the <1 commons/uncommons I want for free though. As for promotional material, if we don't end up giving it all out, I might take one or two unless they're valuable, then I use them as additional promos for events to encourage a higher attendance. We had a bunch of extra serum visions for some reason and those brought people in.
>>44617252 I'd say about 25-30%, depending on how obese were talking here. I'd say about 20% of our patrons are literal spheres, while about 10% are fat but not like, that fat. Most of our customers are either average or very thin
Honestly, I'd love getting some free cards, even if its the worse ones. The thing I like the most about the game is collecting the cards after all.
I'm such a tool for spending so much when I could just buy my desired cards of the net, but everytime I unwrap a booster pack it feels like a mini christmas in my hands. Honestly not getting them would take away quite a bit of my enjoyment.
What do you enjoy about magic the most?, Collecting?, The fluff?, Playing?
>>44617488 Pd: If I owned a store I'd totally steal boosters from myself. Till I oppened one with Newlamog anyways. It's the one I'm chasing after, I like it so much better than Ulamold in every single aspect.
>>44617488 I love opening boosters too. I don't get to do it much but it's always a rush.
I really enjoy the Fluff. I'm the resident vorthos in the community. I enjoy playing as well but I'm not much of a competitive player i don't like the atmosphere it just feels too tense for a card game.
I have a question for the thread.
What is your favorite >Color >Dual Color combo >Tri-Color combo >card >planeswalker
>>44617588 We don't have an upstairs unfortunately.
>>44617591 A lot of our skinny customers are pony fuckers or turbo weebs. It's actual hell.
You kinda sound like the owner of the LGS I judge at. You're not him because I'm living in Europoor.
But anyway, anon, this is just a heads up. People like you are the reason some people can have a little happiness in life - even if it just means winning a game of magical cards when their real lives sometimes haven't been very nice to them. Even though our players aren't as obnoxious as ours, I know that some of them have very little friends outside of FNM. That's why, as a judge, I try my best to make everyone have an awesome time whenever we play games in our shop.
>>44617615 I have one guy that I wish I could ban. He's our most disgusting customer but he's a big spender. He does rip people off in trades super bad but I can't ban him for that alone. I wish he wasn't in the community.
>>44617682 Since you're a rules advisor I guess you're already comfortable with the rules, right? I suggest you read the Magic Tournament Rules and a cute thing called the "Judging at Regular Rules Enforcement Level" (JAR). Then find some L2 or L3 who will certify you. You can also ask your local judge coordinator for help.
>>44617678 not really. Most of the girls that come here just come with their boyfriend. The male clientele don't really broadcast an inviting tone for people of the opposite sex.
>>44617700 I make about a dollar over minimum wage, the pay being more whenever it's a midnight event. On top of that I get a free meal from the local sandwich place and unlimited snacks from our store's stock.
Have you ever tried anything that would get the That Guys to leave or at least clean up their act? Some sort of rules on store behavior? I know that my FLGS strongly discourages swearing out loud. Which probably roots out a few insufferable folk.
>>44617867 The job has the least amount of physical strain compared to my other jobs (painter and water slide delivery/set up) but the people are much worse to deal with.
>>44617868 We've tried to, but they always laughed at it and screamed it anyway. I eventually compromised and told them if a kid is in the store no cursing but other than that it's free game. As for the garbage thing the people that don't clean up have been confronted and refuse to pick up their shit. The problem is the owner doesnt want our LGS to have this whole 'ban you at the drop of a hat' vibe to it.
>>44617895 Umm, I guess the biggest thing i dont want them to know is that our owner buys collection but hoards the cards. I have to yell at him to get it in the store so we can sell it half the time. It was hard as piss trying to get him to give up Origins Jaces that he got off of a collection. He doesn't even play much he just has a thing with making 'complete sets' which he never finishes. We lost out on the price spike of Snapcasters this way because of that. He didn't give them to us until they dropped to 60 USD from their high 100 USD price.
>>44617988 We can't really enforce that too well because it goes against my boss's wishes. I usually try to oversee trades when I think about it. I watched a guy get Omnisciencex2, Sheoldred, and other decent cards for a handful of common/uncommon counterspells and a dragonlord kolaghan.
>>44617614 I really love the fluff too, what do you think of the latest plot developments in Oath of the Gatewatch?, Any particular direction you'd like to see the plot moving in?
Also yeah, lots of weeaboos that ain't old enough to even shave walking around with their vidya / animu black t-shirts and all sort of merchandising.
Not that I don't love me sum vidya, animu & the like, but that's just posing. Kids walk around all "oh look at me I'm such a hardcore neerd" when they be just casuals. I think its the reason why I get along with the staff so well, because I look and behave like a normal person would even though my power level easily is five times theirs.
Finally, to answer your questions: >Color Green >Dual Color Combo U/R >Triple Color Combo Abzan >Card Hard to say. I really fancy the art of Shepherd of Emeria but my gavorite might be Sosuke, Son of Seshiro / Inugami, Aspect of Life/Death because I started with Kamigawa as a kid and those two were the legendaries of my first two decks, which, of course, I combined. >Planeswalker I fancy Ob, Gideon, Ajani and Sarkhan. The latter's probably my favorite.
>>44618033 I worked at a summer program for kids and teens who are shits I liked to watch over the kids who played yu gI oh Saw an older kid trade all 3 Egyptian god cards for some shitty robot scar crow Said it wad for sentimenal reason.
>>44618068 Umm I hope the plot takes this whole 'the threat is only subdued for the time being' and like, the eldrazi menace occasionally appears briefly in other sets. ((I'd love to see them in Ravnica to be honest, I love big dumb monsters in cities))
>Color Blue >dual color Rakdos or Simic >Triple Color RUG or Mardu >Card I'm a huge dork for Reassembling Skeleton because it's such a good card in attrition and it's mechanics illustrate the flavor the card well >Planeswalker Kiora's my definite favorite, but Tibalt is a close second.
>>44618080 I enjoy quite a few of the clientele and the game itself, but it's like working a food chain you like. It just kinda always leaves a bad taste in your mouth afterwards. It is fun to kinda be a dork about magic and it be okay in my job setting though.
>>44618257 Our usual quota is around 250 a day, not including snack items.
Our big sellers at the moment are Battle for Zendikar packs and the newest set of Force of Will. We usually sell singles too but with the mid-set slump it's kinda hard to get people to buy things when there's no change in the standard/modern meta. although all these B/x eldrazi decks look sweet
>>44617614 >Color Black >Dual color combo Orzhov >Tri-color combo Probably Abzan or Grixis >Card Chainer, Dementia Master. First legendary I got and he's just neat. Love me some nightmares and I love his ability. Teysa, Orzhov Scion a close contender though. >Planeswalker Ashiok because nightmares and I wanna see what kind of fuckery Ashy Larry will be up to.
>>44618916 Okay so the worst altercation that ever happened at the shop was between another employee and a regular. They started arguing about commander, whether it was a shit format or not. They eventually got to the point where they were making personal jabs at each other basedo n their lives and shit. It almost turned into a fist fight before I told the customer to leave and told the employee that he cant do shit like that or else I will have to fire him.
Another altercation, this one between two patrons, was over a ruling, where i literally saw one of them pick up the other one and try to choke him out. it was really bad. They both got suspended from the store for two weeks.
>>44617614 >Color White. I just really like cards like Bladehold and Brimaz. Elesh Norn was also my first legendary so that really had an impact >Dual Color combo Really liking Black Green right now through the 2015 Commander product. It reminds me of when I played dragons in yugioh before they banned future fusion >Tri-Color combo Tri color straight up intimidates me but Bant and Esper are cool. Temur too. >card Hero of Bladehold or Elesh Norn probably. I dunno. Meren is pretty darn rad. >planeswalker I really like the white walkers. Elspeth and Ajani being pals is cool. It would be neat to see Gideon interact with at least Ajani. He and Elspeth would have probably got shit fucking done. I'm hoping Nahiri stays monowhite.
Sarkhan seems pretty interesting from a tragic perspective. It's interesting to see how two of the four walkers that went to fight Bolas in Alara ended up becoming pawns for him.
>>44619576 Kinda feels like a flavor wombo nonbo but the fact that they're explaining it with hedrons and shit makes it a little more bearable.
>>44619541 Our playspace is moderately sized, probably about what a large living room would be. And yes we basically sell only cards and accessories. We have some anime in stock but it never sells because who buys anime anymore?
Not him but I was a manager once myself at a retail store. Problem with theft is there isn't much you can do. If shrinkage happens, you report it. If you see someone pocket something you can go and talk to them, but in most stores (I don't know about OP's store) it's generally a no-no to outright accuse them. And if someone grabs something and books it, you're also usually not supposed to chase them down, because it's asinine to try to get into a fight with someone over a handful of clothes/wizard poker cards.
But I worked for a high-profile clothing chain. OP's store sounds like it's a small business, so it might have different rules for that.
>>44617614 >Color Black. Best Mono-Color. >Dual Color combo Boros, hands down. I'm more inclined to play a more control-based Boros deck. >Tri-Color combo Mardu or Bant. Abzan if we're talking favorite settings. >card Top 3: Dominus of Fealty, Sunforger, and Horrible Hordes >planeswalker Venser died as he was conceived: badass and useful.
>>44619750 I'm bringing it up because of some drama going on at my lgs. Essentially the lss of it is that it's a new store opened by a bro, because for years the only lgs in the area was complete shit. For the first month it was just us (his extended friends) playing there regularly to support the business. Things were chill, and we'll organised and he got by. Then somehow the store exploded over the last 8 months and now we have around 70 pwople come by every week for fnm. Last week owner bro had someone break into the back of the store during an event and steel 4000+ dollars worth of expeditions. He didn't take it well, and is basically making up a bunch of rules to stop theft/ start a witch hunt. Just wanted to see how someone else would handle that.
>>44619666 We have security cameras set around different areas around the store. We had a problem before where someone had their cards stolen out of their car. If we catch someone we usually ban them from the store.
>>44617614 >Color Green. I'm a Timmy at heart, and putting big scary creatures into play is my guilty pleasure. >U/G Because I love Simic and its gameplay, and Kruphix might be one of my favorite card. >Tri-Color Loving R/U/G and B/U/G because of sweet interactions and Commander. >Card Might be Kruphix, God of Horizons, not sure. >PW I don't really like them, but if I had to pick one: Ral Zarek.
Yeah, the loss prevention video I had to show to new hires said the same thing. It's all part of saving face; those big corporate chains don't want to get a reputation for employees getting into altercations with suspected shoplifters.
I always thought it was kind of spineless, though admittedly pragmatic. It reduces negative exposure for the company, and while I absolutely despise theft I've never relished the idea of chasing someone down over a stolen halter top.
I like Magic, but Force of Will got pretty popular in my LGS and like YGO, that shit sells a lot, so I have to buy products from those games. Fortunately, the FoW players are polite and new players even magic players are getting into it (maybe because of return to zendikar block, noone is excited for T2 anymore :- / ). Dunno why, but YGO players in my LGS are fucking unpolite (they keep yelling and they turn on thier mp3 players with the fucking battle theme.
>>44620188 >YGO players in my LGS are fucking unpolite As a yugioh judge who's been across the country judging, I can honestly say that is literally every ygo player everywhere. I couldn't tell you why, other than it brings out the autism in people for some reason.
How popular Force of Will is getting inyour store?
At my LGS it is already getting popular that there is a dedicated day for a small tournament (12-16 ppl).
Friends that plays magic are also starting to play it (I dont like it since most of their art is just for weebs). What is it making popular? The magic-like mechanics fused with the old wow tcg so it becomes familiar for experienced players? the art and somehow easy to play for newbies? the weeb art?gotta admit its a lil better that yugioh art).
Also people stopped caring about oath of the gatewatch in my LGS. Owner told me there is only 1 pre-inscribed for the pre release (normally there should be 15 pre-inscribed).
Is anyone in yur LGS pre-inscribing for the Oath of the Gatewatch prerelease? What about the number of assistants in you FNMs?
We had a decrease of magic players in the last 6 weeks. Before october we had always 30+ players in our FNM but the number started to decrease and our last FNM in december we were only 7 people (I had to play the tourney so I dont count).
>>44625965 We haven't started pre-enrolling for the oath prerelease. We're going to start that this upcoming monday. I usually do them by myself or with one other helper. We, on average, get about 30-35 for our prerelease events.
Our FNMs have been getting a bit slower, with some nights it not seeming like they're even going to kick off. It's pretty disheartening to be honest.
>>44617614 >Color White - I like it from a storyline perspective (makes some great heroes and villains), and I like some of the gameplay themes too. >Dual Color combo W/R - Combines what I like best about them. >Tri-Color combo Jund'em >card Platinum Angel - Fantastic Artwork, kinda unique. >planeswalker Chandra - Just burn it.
>>44616658 Not asking anything, but I manage a game shop in Brazil and the clients used to suck
be a quiet yet fierce guy to them and they'll become more decent, if they leave stuff for you to pick up, make stuff more expensive specially to them, and if the guy is obnoxious, just swiftly tell him he's not at home be a good guy to kids and their parents as well, you'll keep the good customers and even get some new ones
Literally my first card ever. My cousin dragged me to his LGS when I was like 11 when Torment first released, and after exclaiming how cool he looked and sounded to use (I had a vague idea of the rules from his ranting) when mindlessly looking through the cards he pulled, he gave it to me and bought me a bunch of singles to make a deck with it if I agreed to play with him. Still got it somewhere too, hardcore sentimental shit. >Planeswalker Story wise, I always liked Ajani, but card wise probably Sarkhan.
>>44631374 His reasoning is that having too many concurrent events and too many of one type of event each week divides the player base. I don't agree because plenty of those people come to all of the events.
>>44635092 He mentioned that it was Louisiana earlier. The crowd all across this country is pretty shit. Even if you are in well off areas, the overweight sperglords will be replace with annoying teenagers.
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