2018 BCW – PHD Speed Gaming Sweepstakes

Game shops at the Thursday, June 7th PHD Speed Gaming event in Chicago – enter for a chance to win a playset of MTG Chalice of the Void cards and BCW card supplies!

To enter, attend your Speed Gaming session at the BCW Supplies table and pick-up your raffle ticket. Place one half of your raffle ticket in the entry box, and retain the other half of the raffle ticket with the matching number. During the closing meeting on Thursday, one winner will be randomly selected. The potential winner must be present and provide the matching raffle ticket to claim the prize. See below for details.

2018 BCW – PHD Speed Gaming Sweepstakes Official Rules

Eligibility
Retailers attending the 2018 PHD Speed Gaming event in Chicago are invited to enter this sweepstakes. Each retailer guest can enter once. Shops can learn about PHD Speed Gaming here.

How to Enter
Retailers at PHD Speed Gaming need to get a raffle ticket to enter. To get a raffle ticket, retailers should attend their Speed Gaming session at the BCW Supplies table. Place one half of your raffle ticket in the entry box, and retain the other half of the raffle ticket with the matching number.

Prize
One prize will be awarded. The prize will include:

  1. One playset (four) Magic: The Gathering Chalice of the Void cards (Mirrodin)
  2. One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio*
  3. One BCW Commander Deck Locker*
  4. One 80 ct. pack of BCW Elite Deck Guards*
  5. One 100 ct. pack of BCW Inner Sleeves

*The winner may select the color of their choice from the available colors at the BCW Supplies table.

The above prize has an approximate retail value of $450.

Prize Selection
The prize will be awarded during the Speed Gaming closing meeting with a random drawing of all entries. The potential winner must be present and provide the matching raffle ticket to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the host of the raffle, the original raffle number will be disqualified. Another raffle ticket will be randomly selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded.

Misc.
BCW reserves the right to update the Official Rules to adjust to the Speed Gaming schedule, or if unforeseen issues arise.

Sponsor
BCW Supplies is responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.
BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN 46016

Team BCW at SCG Milwaukee

Team BCW members Jim Davis and Todd Stevens went to Milwaukee for the Star City Games Tour Milwaukee Open on the April 7th and 8th weekend. But first, they visited Pink Bunny Games in South Milwaukee to host a BCW Challenge. Players from several states were at this BCW Challenge, trying to defeat Jim or Todd in a single game of Magic. The Pink Bunny Games owner also jumped in, playing on the Team BCW side, allowing players to challenge him to a game of Commander or Modern.

Saturday was the largest Star City Open to date with 1,062 players in the main event. Todd and Jim were ready to battle. Jim was running his take on Jeskai and Todd brought the Value Town list from his stream. Todd finished the day at 7-2 and Jim missed Day Two at 6-3.

On Sunday, Todd started off flawless with rounds 10, 11, and 12 wins. Unfortunately Todd was unable to win rounds 13 and 14 falling to 10-4 going into the last round. Todd was paired up against a rough match with Storm. Todd won the round in 3 games and secure 20th place out of 1,062 players. View Todd’s #SCGMKE pairings. As for Jim, he took his shot in Legacy Classic, running his U/W Miracles list. After 7 rounds Jim finished with a record of 4-3.

Our next SCG event will be #SCGATL, April 28th and 29th, with a BCW Challenge event on April 27th at Win Condition Games. If you want to meet the guys and play a game, come out Friday night starting around 8pm.

Team BCW at SCG Worcester

This past weekend was the Star City Games Worcester Open and things did not go according to plan. Due to Mother Nature in the Northeast, Team BCW members that planned to fly to the event had canceled flights and could not attend. Todd Stevens and Jim Davis were close enough to drive to Worcester, but they had to overcome long drives in rough weather. The BCW Challenge planned for the Friday night at TJ Collectibles had to be cancelled.

On Saturday, Jim and Todd both played in the SCG Legacy main event. In Round 3 we saw Todd’s deck win a quick match due to the power of Chalice of the Void and keeping his opponent from having lands. Unfortunately Todd would finish with a record that would keep him out of Day 2 of the main event. Due to the weather, Jim had an extra night to test a Miracles deck he brought for the Open. Jim had 2 losses at the end of Round 5 and had to win-out to make Day 2. Jim just kept winning the rest of Day 1 and made the cut into Day 2 with a record of 7-2.

On Sunday, Jim started on camera playing his Miracles deck against a Storm deck. He walked away with a 2-0 win and continued his run for another Top 8 finish. In Round 13, Jim took his 3rd loss of the event and was now on the bubble with 2 must-win-matches for a chance to make the Top 8. In Round 15 Jim was back on camera in what can only be described as one of the best matches of Magic The Gathering all weekend long. The match went 3 full games and when the dust settled Jim walked away with the win. Now with a record of 12-3 it would come down to the tie breakers to see if Jim made the Top 8. Jim did make the Top 8 and would once again face Grixis Delver in the Quarterfinals. Jim took that match 2-1 and moved on to the Semifinals where he would fall short 1-2 to Drake Sasser who would go on to win the Open event.

With this exciting weekend of Legacy over we now move on to #SCGDFW in Fort Worth, Texas. Join Team BCW on Friday, March 9th, starting at 8:00 pm at at More Fun Game Center in Denton, TX for another fun #BCWChallenge. Then on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, @JimDavisMTG, @ToddStevensMTG, @BDecandio7, and @THETannonGrace battle some Modern in the first Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf legal SCG Open of the year. Follow us on Twitter at @Team_BCW for more updates and make sure to tune into the SCG coverage of the Open on Twitch if you can’t make it out to the event.

MTG Mint Card now offers BCW gaming card supplies!

MTG Mint Card is well known for selling sealed and played Magic: The Gathering cards. They now offer BCW Deck Guard sleeves, Deck Lockers, Pro-Folios, storage boxes, and other accessories from BCW Supplies and Monster Protectors. MTG Mint Card will be distributing BCW products to game shops in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Shops in these regions can contact MTG Mint Card to learn more.

A Huge Weekend for Team BCW in Indy!

Team BCW started the weekend with a BCW Challenge, hosted by Game Time Indy on Friday, Feb. 16th. Team members Todd Stevens, Brennan DeCandio, Ross Merriam, and Jim Davis, took on 44 players in one of the largest Challenge events to date. The first 36 players in the BCW Challenge were given a pack of Elite Deck Guards, with the new mulberry color Elites in high demand.

BCW Challenge at Game Time Indy

On Saturday, Team BCW competed in the Star City Games Indy Open. This was the largest SCG Open in history with 1,060 players competing for a shot at the ultimate prize. It would take a record of 7-2 or better to make Day Two and three Team BCW members got there! Ross and Brennan advanced with a record of 8-1, while Jim advanced with a 7-2 record. Todd just missed Day Two with a record of 6-3. Not to worry Value Town fans, we will see more of Todd on the SCG Standard Classic on Sunday.

Going into Sunday, both Jim and Brennan looked good to make the Final 8. Then the pairing for Round 15 pitted Jim against teammate Brennan. Good news is one of them would make Top 8, but the bad news is one of them would be out of the Open. Brennan playing Grixis Death’s Shadow would take the round winning 2-1 against Jim on B/G Tron. Brennan would navigate his way once again to the Open finals, and in stunning fashion he won the largest Modern Open!

Brennan receiving his SCG Indy Open trophy from Nick Miller

As for Mr. Value Town, Todd made some noise in standard. He went 6-0-2 for the Swiss rounds of the Classic. Todd piloted his take on U/B Control only dropping 2 games. He would go on to win the Standard Classic bringing home the hardware as well.

Team BCW members (left to right) Ross Merriam, Todd Stevens, Brennan DeCandio, Jim Davis, and Team Manager Rick Kivett

How will Jace TMS and Bloodbraid Elf change the Modern format? Make sure to tune into Team BCW members’ Twitch streams over the next few weeks to watch and learn as they test the new Modern format and continue to push the Standard format. Follow each team member on Twitter for updates on when they go live, and follow Team BCW for updates on the BCW Challenge events. If you are in the Worcester area before #SCGWOR, please join us at TJ Collectibles on Friday, March 2nd for our next BCW Challenge.

@JimDavisMTG
@THETannonGrace
@RossHunneds
@BDecandio7
@ToddStevensMTG

2018 BCW Passport Challenge at the GAMA Trade Show

Congratulations to our prize winner, Robert of GMI Games! Thank you to all of the stores that participated.

Retailer guests at the March 12-16, 2018 GAMA Trade Show in Reno are invited to enter the BCW Passport Challenge. The GAMA Trade Show is an annual meeting of gaming hobby retailers, manufacturers, and distributors (GAMA members only).

One Passport Challenge participant will win:

  • One Magic: the Gathering Black Lotus card, signed by MTG inventor Richard Garfield and artist Christopher Rush (White Border, played)
  • One pack BCW Elite Deck Guards*
  • One BCW Deck Locker LX*
  • One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio LX*
  • One BCW Playmat*

*The winner can select the color of their choice from the available products.

To enter, GAMA Trade Show retailer guests can visit the BCW Supplies booth (621) in the GAMA exhibit hall on Wednesday, March 14th or Thursday, March 15th and pick-up their “BCW Passport”. Then get the passport stamped at the listed BCW distributors’ booths in the GAMA exhibit hall:

Return your stamped passport to the BCW booth before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th, get the fourth stamp from BCW, and provide your passport to the BCW staff. Lastly, visit the BCW booth at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday when BCW will conduct a random drawing of all entries and announce the prize winner. The potential winner must be present to claim their prize.

 


2018 BCW Passport Challenge Official Rules

Eligibility and Entry Process:

During the 2018 GAMA Trade Show in Reno, Nevada, guests in the exhibit hall with a retailer badge are invited to enter this sweepstakes. The exhibit hall is open to registered GAMA members on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time and on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more about GAMA membership, visit here.

To enter the contest, retailer guests must visit the BCW Supplies booth (621) during exhibit hall hours, but before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th, and provide their name, email, business name, and business location to the BCW associate. Then the BCW associate will provide the guest with a “BCW Passport”. To complete the entry process, the guest must visit the three BCW distributors’ GAMA booths, as listed on the Passport. These include ACD Distribution (Booth 515), GTS Distribution (Booth 116), and PHD (Booth 535). The guest must get the passport stamped at these booths (one stamp per booth). When the passport has been stamped at all three booths, the guest must return to the BCW Supplies booth and provide the stamped Passport to the BCW Supplies associate who will stamp the Passport a fourth time. Then the BCW Supplies associate will tear the numbered and stamped stub from the Passport and place the stub in an entry box. It is encouraged to return the stamped Passport by 4:30 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, March 15th, 2018, however the stamped Passports will be accepted up to the drawing time.

Each GAMA retailer guest may enter the contest once. The guest should retain the BCW Passport (minus the numbered and stamped stub) so they can match their Passport number to the winning selected number, if that number is drawn in the selection process.

Winner Selection Process:

At 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th, 2018, BCW Supplies will conduct a random drawing from all eligible entries at the BCW Supplies GAMA booth (621). The process will involve randomly picking a numbered stub from the entry box. A BCW associate or a guest will announce the number shown on the entry stub. The potential winner must be present to win. After the number has been announced, the potential winner will have two minutes to claim the prize. To claim the prize, the retailer guest must show the BCW associate their numbered Passport along with their GAMA retailer badge. The name on the retailer GAMA badge must match the name provided the BCW Supplies when they picked-up their badge (someone cannot claim the prize on behalf of the actual winner). If the potential winner has not claimed the prize at the BCW Supplies booth after 2 minutes, BCW Supplies will randomly select another numbered stub from the entry box and announce that number. Again, the potential winner will have two minutes to claim their prize, in the same process as stated above. This process will proceed until a winner has claimed the prize.

Prize:

One Passport Challenge participant will win:

  • One Magic: the Gathering Black Lotus card, signed by MTG inventor Richard Garfield and artist Christopher Rush (White Border, played)
  • One pack BCW Elite Deck Guards*
  • One BCW Deck Locker LX*
  • One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio LX*
  • One BCW Playmat*

*The winner can select the color of their choice from the available products.

Other:

The sweepstakes is not valid where prohibited by law. In the unlikely occurrence the prize is lost, stolen or damaged, BCW will not replace the prize with another prize or money. The GAMA Trade Show, Wizards of the Coast, and the participating distributors are not the sponsor of this sweepstakes and not responsible for any of the content or implementation of the sweepstakes. If a guest tampers with the entry form or entry box, the guest may be expelled from the entry list. BCW Supplies has the right to terminate the contest if technical issues arise. BCW Supplies will judge decisions about selection of winners and all decisions are final. BCW reserves the right to update the Official Rules if an unexpected issue arises. By entering, you are allowing BCW Supplies to mention your name on Facebook, Twitter, or other locations, as the sweepstakes winner, if you are selected as the winner. By entering the sweepstakes and submitting your email address, you are allowing BCW Supplies to send you periodic emails with promotional offers. You can unsubscribe from these emails at anytime. Your email address will not be provided to other businesses with the exception of partners that assist in the sending of BCW Supplies emails. View our Privacy Policy: http://www.bcwsupplies.com/Privacy-Policy. If required, the sweepstakes winner will be responsible for the taxes associated with the prize. The prize has an approximate retail value of $4,000.

Sponsor:

BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN 46016, USA

Force of Will Playset Sweepstakes

Twitter users can follow @Team_BCW and retweet (RT) the respective Thursday, Feb. 1st post for a chance to win:

Enter by Sunday, February 11th, 2018. One winner will be randomly selected. Details below.

Force of Will Retweet to Win Sweepstakes Official Rules

Twitter users can follow Team BCW (@Team_BCW) and retweet (RT) the respective Thursday, February 1st, 2018 post for a chance to win the following prize package:

One prize will be randomly selected and awarded to one eligible participant, although @Team_BCW may retweet the original tweet more than once. *The winner can select the color of their choice from the available colors. No purchase is necessary to enter. Team BCW members and BCW Supplies employees are welcome to participate, but cannot win the prize. BCW Supplies will pay for the shipping of the prize to the winner. The entry period ends Sunday, February 11th, 2018 and the potential winner will be contacted on Monday, February 12th, 2018 via a direct Twitter message (DM). The potential winner will have 72 hours from when the direct Twitter message was sent to reply to claim the prize by providing their name and mailing address. If the initial potential winner does not respond within 72 hours, the initial winner will be disqualified and another potential winner will be selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, who is solely responsible for the management of the promotion. BCW Supplies reserves the right to update these rules, if an unforeseen situation arises.

Team BCW had an Amazing Weekend in Philly

It was another great BCW Challenge during the January 26th Friday Night Magic at Alternate Universes in Blue Bell, PA. About 30 players took a shot at taking down Todd Stevens, Jim Davis, Tannon Grace, and Ross Merriam. While several players took home a t-shirt for winning a game of their chosen format, every participant received BCW Elite Deck Guards just for challenging a Team BCW member.

On Saturday, the SCG Open in Philly was a packed house with almost 1,000 players in the team event. Tannon Grace, Brennan DeCandio, and Caleb Durward were a team for the weekend. They finished Saturday with an impressive 8-1 team record. The team of Jim Davis, Todd Stevens, and Jody Keith were also a team for the Open. They finished Saturday with a respectful record of 7-2 to make it to Day Two. Ross Merriam’s team failed to make the Day Two cut, but that was not the last to hear of Ross on the weekend.

#SCGPHILLY 2nd Place team of Tannon Grace, Caleb Durward, and Brennan DeCandio

On Sunday, we saw Tannon/DeCandio/Durward make it to the Top 8 as the second seed, and the team of Davis/Stevens/Keith finish just short of the top 8 in 13th place. Tannon/DeCandio/Durward would battle all the way to the finals of the event and just fall short of taking home the top prize and the trophy. It was a great day for Team BCW, but it’s not done just yet. Ross would not be outdone by his teammates. He entered the largest Classic event held last weekend (Modern) and would fight his way to the Top 8 of the Classic. Ross finished the Swiss rounds with an impressive record of 8-1 to lock up the second seed of the Top 8. He battled his way to the finals of the SCG Modern Classic where he won!

#SCGPHILLY Modern Classic Champion Ross Merriam

Our next event will be a special BCW Challenge at Game Time Indy starting around 8:30pm on Friday, Feb. 16th. Then Team BCW will compete at #SCGINDY on Feb. 17th and 18th.

Stay tuned as Team BCW will announce another huge “Retweet to Win” giveaway on Thursday, Feb. 1st at @Team_BCW in recognition of their huge weekend in Philly!

Team BCW Recap from Dallas/Fort Worth

Members of Team BCW visited Madness Games in Plano on January, 19th for the team’s second BCW Challenge. Almost forty players challenged Jim Davis, Todd Stevens, and Tannon Grace to a game of Magic. Several challengers claimed a victory, winning BCW Elite Deck Guards and t-shirts.

Tannon, Todd, and Jim at Madness Games Plano

The January 20th and 21st Dallas/Fort Worth SCG Open had a 3-member team format. Team BCW members Brennan DeCandio and Tannon Grace joined with Harlan Firer for the weekend. They made Day Two with a 7-2 record. Team BCW members Jim Davis and Todd Stevens banded with Jody Keith and just missed advancing to Day Two.

On Sunday, Brennan, Tannon, and Harlan finished the team event in 13th place. Jim entered the Standard Classic, playing a deck he had been streaming on Twitch, and finished in 3rd place. Todd took Mono Green Tron into the Modern Classic where he just missed Top 8 and finished in 11th.

Jim and Todd at the SCG Open Dallas/Fort Worth

Join Team BCW on Friday, January 26th, for another BCW Challenge. Play team members during FNM at Alternate Universes’ Blue Bell location. The team will be competing in the SCG Philly Open January 27th and 28th. Follow Team BCW on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend as well as more giveaway opportunities coming soon!

The Comic Book Bin Keeps Your Comics Upright

To store comic books and keep them safe, most collectors place each comic in an archival-safe bag along with a firm backing board to support the comic and protect the edges. The collection is then placed in a “short box”, holding about 150 bagged and boarded comics.

Storing comics has always had a challenge keeping the comics upright when the box is not full. If the is box is completely full, there’s no problem as the comics naturally keep themselves upright with the ends of the box supporting them. However, if the box is only partially full, the comics can topple over like a row of books without a bookend. Collectors can easily solve this problem by placing some comics sideways in the box or using another object as a bookend inside the box. Nonetheless, this issue has always been annoying to collectors.

The BCW Comic Book Bin solves this problem by keeping a partial collection upright at all times. The Bin is made from molded polypropylene panels that are snapped together (see the the second video below). This manufacturing process allows the Bin to have several features not possible with the traditional cardboard short comic box. The Bin uses special Comic Bin Partitions that fit into evenly spaced notches. The Comic Book Bin comes with one Partition. This Partition is movable, so you can use it as a bookend to keep a small collection of comics upright. As your collection grows, you can shift the Partition to the next slot, and so on, until your Comic Book Bin is full. If you want to fill all of the available slots with a Partition, packs of 3 extra Partitions can be purchased separately.

While you may find the Comic Book Bin assembled at your local comic shop, they are normally unassembled, coming in five panels and one partition. The panels snap together to make a sturdy bin. Please review the video below to see the simplest sequence to assemble the Bin.

The Comic Book Bin was designed to hold Current and Silver Age comic books in bags and boards. This includes Current and Silver BCW Archivals (Mylar bags) that are wider than normal polypropylene comic bags. The Bin is also large enough to hold Current or Silver Comic Book Toploaders. BCW Comic Book Dividers also fit under the lid.

Golden Age comics and graded comic books are too large for the Comic Book Bin. While BCW is considering making a Graded Comic Bin, our cardboard Graded Comic Boxes are our best solution for CGC/CBCS slabs at this time. We are also considering a Long Comic Book Bin, but at this time our cardboard Long Comic Boxes or corrugated plastic Long Comic Book Boxes are our best options. For magazines or Golden Age comics, our cardboard Magazine Box is BCW’s best storage solution. If you want to lobby for other products, or suggest product improvements, please comment below. We’re listening!