I came across a story today I want to share as part of that whole "the Magic community can be awesome" thing. Because it's true, and because I'd like to call attention to this story shared across social media today.
My store that I help manage in Toms River, NJ, suffered a total loss in a terrible fire in May. We lost ALL of our video game inventory as well as ALL of our Magic cards....I'm talking BAD. We were barely able to salvage anything. We are holding a tournament in two weeks, and I am busting my ass to try and get 32 players in seats. We now are in a location where we would be able to hold Grand Prix Trials, hell, even IQ's if we could JUST get to Advanced... Anyway, the reason I am appealing to this community, is I have no idea how else to get the word out about this tournament. It is July 26th at East Coast Gamers, 43 Main Street in Downtown Toms River at 1pm. Standard format, $10 entry, with the #1 winner taking home either an entire box of M15 OR a Taiga from Revised (that was rescued from the fire). We will be giving away random prizes between rounds as well, and will also be giving out prize support to the Top 4 or Top 8, whichever we have. I have posted on MTG Salvation, both of our Facebook pages, I have posted flyers and begged for word of mouth. I NEED this to work, and I need YOUR help. If you can pass this around to whomever you know in our footprint, I would appreciate it SO MUCH.
You can find the full story here, as well as the already-building response from the community. I hope you'll take a few minutes to check it out and share it.