The Manaverse Podcast: Magic: the Gathering Business / Game Store Entrepreneurship / LGS Professionals
About This Show
The Manaverse Podcast is a podcast created for you, the gamer with aspirations of building your own local game store (LGS), the entrepreneur running an LGS who wants to grow their business, and the player who wants a behind the scenes look into the favourite hobby. If you’re looking for inspiration, new ideas, and interesting perspectives then Tom Traplin has you covered. Once a week, Tom talks with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the game industry and pulls out the strategies, tactics, and systems that make their business so effective. Learn how to level up your LGS and build a better community with Tom Traplin and the Manaverse Podcast.
Most Recent Episode
MVP070: MTG Arena And Counterfeit Games
The round table is back.
John Coviello (Little Shop of Magic), Wayne Mittlesteadt (Dueling Grounds), and Gary Sproul (The Haunted Game Cafe) join me to discuss two things: Wotc's new digital offering MTG Arena and the impact of counterfeit games on the industry.
In the first half of the show, we talk about the MTG Arena announcement and what we know about the software. We're in the Alpha phase right now but the Beta will be opened to the public soon enough, if you want to get your hands on MTG Arena and dive in first hand be sure to sign up at playmtgarena.com.
In the second half of the show, we talk about the new wave of counterfeit games that are coming out of certain areas of the world and what it means for retailers, consumers, publishers, and distributors. It's a tricky problem and we explore some possibilities around preventing counterfeits from ruining the industry we love.
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