Protecting Your KeyForge Cards

Fantasy Flight introduced KeyForge before the 2018 Gen Con, and officially launched this game in November. Designed by Richard Garfield, of Magic: The Gathering fame, KeyForge has been popular with CCG gamers. It has an interesting format that makes each player’s deck unique, so no two games will ever be the same.

If you want to keep your cards and tokens in new condition, BCW offers card accessories that are great for KeyForge.

Each KeyForge deck contains 37 cards. These cards are about one millimeter taller than standard gaming cards (MTG or Pokémon), so we recommend using our Elite2 Deck Guards. BCW’s Elite2 sleeves are two millimeters taller than our standard Deck Guards, ensuring there’s a safe border around all of your KeyForge cards.

We also recommend you get one pack of Clear Deck Guards, as these sleeves are clear on both layers. A few of the KeyForge cards have important information on both sides, hence the need for the clear sleeves. BCW Clear Deck Guards are made from 4 mil thick acid-free panels, much thicker material than our standard clear sleeves (nicknamed penny sleeves).

While BCW offers several sized of deck cases, the Deck Vault 80 is a great size for KeyForge. The card tray will hold two sleeved decks plus extra sleeves. The Deck Locker has an extra tray that you can use to hold the counters and tokens. If you prefer a larger deck case to hold more cards and tokens, try a Deck Vault 100 or Deck Vault 200.

Card Merchant Now Offers BCW Products in New Zealand

Card Merchant now carries BCW card accessories and other hobby supplies! Card Merchant specializes in Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, POP! Vinyls, board games, and Ty Beanie Babies. Card Merchant sells BCW products to gamers at www.cardmerchant.co.nz and at their three Auckland area stores: Pakuranga Plaza, Glenfield Mall, and West City. Other New Zealand hobby shops can contact Card Merchant to purchase BCW products at wholesale pricing.

BCW Products Are Now Available in Canada from Universal

Universal Distribution is now offering the BCW product line to hobby shops in Canada. Universal has sales offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Canadian hobby shops can contact Universal to learn about their pricing and services.

BCW hobby accessories offered by Universal.

Universal Distribution est maintenant fier distributeur de la gamme de produits BCW. Avec des bureaux à Montréal, Toronto et Vancouver, Universal Distribution pourra facilement combler les besoins de tout détaillant gérant un magasin au Canada. Pour en savoir plus, contactez un de leurs représentants ici: contactez Universal

 

 

Retweet to Win a Comic Book Bin Sweepstakes 3

Congratulations to the winner, @masteray09.

Twitter users – follow @bcwsupplies and retweet (RT) the respective Wednesday, January 30th tweet for a chance to win a BCW Comic Book Bin, extra Bin Partitions, Resealable Premade Bags and Boards, and the comic books listed below. Follow and retweet by Friday, February 1st, 2019.

One prize will be awarded, and will include:

  1. (1) BCW Comic Book Bin
  2. (1 pack) BCW Comic Book Bin Partitions
  3. (1 pack) BCW Premade Bags & Boards, Current Resealable
  4. (1) Marvel, Star Wars Age of Republic Darth Maul 1
  5. (1) Marvel, Star Wars Age of Republic Qui-Gon Jinn 1
  6. (1) Marvel, Infinity Warps, Weapon Hex 1
  7. (1) Marvel, Infinity Warps, Weapon Hex 2
  8. (1) DC Comics, Batman Beyond 26, Variant Cover
  9. (1) DC Comics, The Batman Who Laughs 1, Variant Cover
  10. (1) DC Comics, Justice League Odyssey 1
  11. (1) DC Comics, Justice League Odyssey 2
  12. (1) DC Comics, Justice League Odyssey 3, Variant Cover
  13. (1) Image Comics/Skybound, The Walking Dead 1, 15th Anniversary Reprint
  14. (1) Boom!, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Shattered Grid 1
  15. (1) Boom!, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Shattered Grid 1, Variant Foil Cover
  16. (1) Boom!, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Beyond the Grid 31
  17. (1) Boom!, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Beyond the Grid 33

No purchase is necessary to enter. In the afternoon of Friday, February 1st, 2019, one winner will be randomly selected from all eligible participants that followed @bcwsupplies on Twitter, and retweeted the respective Wednesday, January 30th tweet. The potential winner will be notified via direct message (DM) on Twitter. The potential winner must respond to the DM and provide their name and mailing address to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond to the DM within 72 hours, BCW will contact another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize has been awarded. BCW Supplies will pay for the shipping of the prize to the winner. BCW Supplies is the manager of this sweepstakes and is solely responsible for the management of the sweepstakes. BCW Supplies reserves the right to update these rules if any unforeseen issue arises.

Introducing Elite2 Deck Guards

To keep gaming cards in good condition, BCW’s standard Deck Guards are a great value. In 2017, we introduced Elite Deck Guards for players that demanded thicker sleeves for better durability and better protection for their cards. While BCW is proud of the quality of Elite Deck Guards, we received feedback from Team BCW and the gaming community, suggesting refinements. This evolution has led to our next generation of premium card sleeves – Elite2 Deck Guards.

As with the previous Elite Deck Guards, the Elite2 versions have a nice textured back that’s great for shuffling. Strong seams will keep the layers welded together through numerous games. Team BCW members have not reported issues with sleeve splitting after using Elite2 Deck Guards through several SCG Opens.

Elite2 Deck Guards are available in matte or gloss finish. This characteristic refers to the clear layer, not the colored layer. While the gloss sleeves present the card artwork and foil reflections best, you may prefer the matte finish sleeves to reduce glare.

We made the following refinements to Elite2 Deck Guards, based on feedback from the previous Elite Deck Guards:

To ensure all Elite 2 Deck Guards are 100% opaque on the colored back layer, we added a blackout layer. This will make all colors of Elite2 Deck Guards tournament legal for games that demand you cannot view anything through the sleeves, such as Magic: The Gathering. This added blackout layer makes the Elite2 Deck Guards slightly firmer than the original Elites.

We added two millimeters to the height of Elite2 Deck Guards, as compared to the original Elites. This is to accommodate some brands of inner sleeves. While BCW Inner Sleeves fit perfectly inside standard Deck Guards and the original Elite Deck Guards, some inner sleeves from other brands are slightly taller. Adding the extra height to our Elite2 Deck Guards will allow all brands of inner sleeves to fit inside the sleeves appropriately.

We have increased the number of sleeves per package and now offer the Elite2 Deck Guards in packs of 100. The original Elite Deck Guards were only offered in packs of 80. The increased quantity is better for Commander players, or simply provides some extra sleeves.

Elite 2 Deck Guards are available in Black, Blue, Red, Green, Teal, Cool Gray, and Mulberry, with more colors coming soon.

Elite 2 Deck Guards are a great value for premium card sleeves. Why pay more for great sleeves? Try our Elite2 Deck Guards today and see for yourself what a great value BCW offers.

While quantities last, the original Elite Deck Guards and other discontinued gaming accessories are available at 20% off their normal price.

RT for a Chance to Win MTG Ultimate Masters and BCW Accessories

This promotion has concluded. Congratulations to the winner, @zelukester.

Twitter users – follow Team BCW and retweet (RT) the respective Friday, January 18th tweet for a chance to win the contents of the Magic: The Gathering Ultimate Masters box shown below, along with two packs of BCW Elite2 Deck Guards, and one 12-Pocket Z-Folio LX. Follow and retweet by Monday, January 21st, as one winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019.

One prize will be awarded, and will include:

  1. The complete contents of a Magic:The Gathering Ultimate Masters box, as revealed in the video posted above.
  2. Two packs of BCW Elite2 Deck Guards
  3. One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio LX

No purchase is necessary to enter. On the morning on Friday, January 22nd, 2019, one winner will be randomly selected from all eligible participants that followed Team BCW supplies on Twitter, and retweeted the respective Friday, January 18th tweet. The potential winner will be notified via direct message (DM) on Twitter. The potential winner must respond to the DM and provide their name and mailing address to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond to the DM within 72 hours, BCW will contact another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize has been awarded. BCW Supplies will pay for the shipping of the prize to the winner. BCW Supplies is the manager of this sweepstakes and is solely responsible for the management of the sweepstakes. BCW Supplies reserves the right to update these rules if any unforeseen issue arises.

Refined 12-Pocket Z-Folios for 2019

To protect standard sized cards, BCW’s 12-Pocket Z-Folios are a popular storage method for card gamers. The pages in the folio display four cards in a row, which is ideal for Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, and other card games using playsets of four. Gamers also appreciate these folios have a zipper closure, ensuring their cards cannot fallout of the album.

12-Pocket Z-Folios – Color Choices

For 2019, BCW is making a refinement to the 12-Pocket Z-Folios. As with the original versions, these folios have faux leather covers, available in many colors. These folios have stitching around the edges of the cover, and the original versions had stitching that matched the color of the faux leather. For the 2019 versions, we changed the color of the stitching, so the thread contrasts with the faux leather. It may be a subtle color refinement, but we think card collectors will like the change.

Faux Leather and Thread – Color Combinations

Faux Leather and Thread – Color Combinations

Faux Leather and Thread – Color Combinations

The Center Spread of a 12-Pocket Z-Folio

The pages in the 2019 version of 12-Pocket Z-Folio are identical to the previous version. These folios contain twenty double-sided pages, so a full folio holds 480 cards, assuming you only place one card in each pocket. The pockets are large enough to hold sleeved cards.

New Packaging for 2019

The only other refinement to the 2019 versions are changes to the package design. Game shops will notice changes to most of BCW’s gaming line as our 2019 products hit the shelves this spring. Game shops can apply for a BCW wholesale account here.

View BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folios.

Retweet for a Chance to Win an MTG Ultimate Masters Box

This promotion has concluded. Congratulations to the winner – @ElNoggleBandito.

Twitter users – follow Team BCW and retweet (RT) the respective Friday, December 21st tweet for a chance to win the contents of the 2018 Magic: The Gathering Ultimate Masters box shown below, along with two packs of BCW Elite Deck Guards, and one 12-Pocket Z-Folio LX. Follow and retweet by Thursday, December 27th, as one winner will be randomly selected on Friday, December 28th, 2018.

One prize will be awarded, and will include:

  1. The complete contents of a 2018 Magic:The Gathering Ultimate Masters box, as revealed in the video above.
  2. Two packs of BCW Elite Deck Guards
  3. One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio LX

No purchase is necessary to enter. On the morning on Friday, December 28th, 2018, one winner will be randomly selected from all eligible participants that followed Team BCW supplies on Twitter, and retweeted the respective Friday, December 21st tweet. The potential winner will be notified via direct message (DM) on Twitter. The potential winner must respond to the DM and provide their name and mailing address to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond to the DM within 72 hours, BCW will contact another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize has been awarded. BCW Supplies will pay for the shipping of the prize to the winner. BCW Supplies is the manager of this sweepstakes and is solely responsible for the management of the sweepstakes. BCW Supplies reserves the right to update these rules if any unforeseen issue arises.

Joe Lossett and Dylan Hand Added to Team BCW for 2019

Team BCW returns for 2019 with five of the top Magic: the Gathering players on the Star City Games Tour. Jim Davis, Tannon Grace, and Ross Merriam are back from the 2018 team, and we welcome Joe Lossett and Dylan Hand!

On Fridays before SCG Opens, Team BCW normally hosts a BCW Challenge at a game shop near the SCG venue. If you are a local to the SCG Open, or if you are traveling and get to the city by Friday evening, please join us at the host store for the BCW Challenge. You can test your skills in a single game of Magic against a Team BCW member. Follow Team BCW on Twitter or Facebook to find details about upcoming BCW Challenges.


Jim Davis
@JimDavisMTG
JimDavisMTG
JimDavisMTG
Articles at CoolStuffInc.com

Jim has played Magic on every level from the humble beginning grinding at stores, all the way to the Pro Tour. Jim has played in fifteen Pro Tours, has sixteen SCG Open Top 8s, and three SCG Invitational Top 8s. Winning the Players’ Championship in 2015 sparked a full time Magic career. Jim frequently streams Magic on Twitch, posts on Youtube, and shares his expertise in articles at Cool Stuff Inc.


Tannon Grace
@THETannonGrace
tannongrace

Tannon Grace started playing Magic competitively in 2003 with the launch of Mirrodin block. He has been to six Pro Tours and has ten SCG Tour Top 8s. While Tannnon is new to streaming Magic, he has a great understanding of the game and has a professional commentary background, so watch for him to become a top streamer in 2019.

 


Ross Merriam
@rosshunneds
SCG Articles by Ross
Starcitygames VS. videos

Ross has been a fixture on the SCG Tour since 2012. He currently has twenty-three SCG Open Top 8 finishes and two Invitational Top 8s. He has also played in eleven Pro Tours. Ross is well known for his articles and Versus videos at www.starcitygames.com. He rates playing fundamentally sound Magic at the top of skills needed to have sustained success.


Joe Lossett
@oarsman79
oarsman79

Joe Lossett is the returning SCG Players’ Champion. He currently has twenty-two Open Top 8s with five wins. Joe won the 2016 SCG Players’ Championship. He’s returning to the SCG Tour in order to defend his Players’ Championship title, as the event was not held in 2017 or 2018.

 

 


Dylan Hand
@IngrathisMTG
ingrathis
SCG Articles by Dylan

Dylan Hand spent most of 2018 making his name on the SCG Tour, experiencing success as one of the top performers on the circuit with Modern Humans. For 2019, he looks forward to joining the group of veterans on Team BCW and pushing his game to the next level as he aims to qualify for the returning 2019 Players’ Championship.

Protecting Transformers TCG Cards

The Transformers TCG is a fun, light card game featuring a deck of battle cards and a selection of characters. The larger character cards possess the mechanic to “transform” by flipping over their card to show different artwork, stats, and abilities. Transformers TCG was introduced at the 2018 Gen Con, and released for sale in September. In November, the Metroplex Deck release included an even larger Titan Character Card. To protect these cards, BCW offers several solutions:

Battle Cards – standard size
Deck Guards – clear sleeves
Deck Guards – various colors of sleeves
Elite Deck Guards – various colors of premium sleeves
18-Pocket Binder Pages – various colors

Character Cards – 3.5″ x 5″
Board Game Sleeves – clear, Coming Spring 2019
3.5″ x 5″ Toploaders – clear, rigid PVC

Titan Character Card – 5 5/8″ x 7 7/8″
6″ x 8″ Sleeves – clear polypropylene
6″ x 8″ Toploaders – clear, rigid PVC