Well the Magic Celebration is now over. So what did we see, and what did we notice:
Number of players:
In the first flight we ended up with 33 players total! The second event had 28 at the start. We had drops in almost every round as players finished up and felt their deck was not going to win. Getting a dual land and a foil land kind of hurts in this format... Well I have a feeling that having 61 players is a pretty good turnout for the Magic Celebration and I would love to know how other locations did.
We had many people excited about getting a free t-shirt! I think was a masterful plan by Wizards and really helped the local stores. No internet sales for that t-shirt!!! We ended up selling out of the t-shirts by 2:00pm and with 8... yes I said 8 t-shirts, they went really FAST!
Digital Download Promo Cards:
Well many people were wondering why the choice was Jace, Chandra, and Gideon... I kept telling people maybe it was a Red, White, and Blue thing... I mean maybe with Remembrance Day tomorrow, maybe Wizards was being Patriotic. If they went with the same colors as the promo titans for the game then it would have been Jace, Chandra, and Liliana... but that would not have been as patriotic. The cards each have a unique digital item code one for Steam, PS3, and Xbox 360.
In the end, this event was fantastic for Magic and Wizards of the Coast. It allowed players to have some fun and get a bunch of FREE stuff! I'm very happy to see Wizards doing something this fantastic for the players. Now to see how all of this effects our Planeswalker points and all that new stuff. And now for all the questions about Planeswalker Points... but we'll save that for another day.
Sean "Striderlotr" Banks