Tron Deck Sweepstakes at 2018 Gen Con

2018 Gen Con attendees – enter for a chance to win a complete Magic: The Gathering Mono Green Tron Deck and BCW card supplies! Simply complete the entry form found in the Gen Con Coupon Book and drop the form in the entry box found at the BCW Supplies booth (2819) in the Gen Con exhibit hall. Enter by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. One winner will be randomly selected at the BCW Supplies booth on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and the winner will be notified using the contact information provided on the entry form. See the Official Rules below for details.

BCW Tron Deck Sweepstakes at 2018 Gen Con – Official Rules

Eligibility:

The sweepstakes is open to all attendees at the 2018 Gen Con. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes, however Gen Con attendees are required to have an admission badge. More information about Gen Con badge registration is available at www.gencon.com.

How to Enter:

To enter the sweepstakes, an attendee at the 2018 Gen Con must complete the BCW Tron Deck Sweepstakes entry form found in the Gen Con Coupon Book. The Coupon Book is provided to attendees after receiving their badge at the Indiana Convention Center. If you do not receive a Coupon Book after receiving your Gen Con badge, or if you received your badge in the mail, please ask at the Gen Con registration table where you can receive your Coupon Book. An attendee can enter the 2018 BCW Tron Deck Sweepstakes one time.

Once the entry form has been completed, the form must be dropped in the entry box located at the BCW Supplies booth (2819) in the Gen Con Exhibit Hall in the Indiana Convention Center during the Exhibit Hall hours. All eligible entries must be placed in the entry box by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5th, 2018.

Prize:

One grand prize will be randomly selected from all of the eligible entries. The approximate retail value of the prize is $595. The prize will include:

  1. (4) Urza’s Tower (Chronicles)
  2. (4) Urza’s Power Plant (Chronicles)
  3. (4) Urza’s Mine (Chronicles)
  4. (4) Karn Liberated (New Phyrexia)
  5. (2) Ugin, the Spirit Dragon (Fate Reforged)
  6. (3) Relic of Progenitus (Shards of Alara)
  7. (1) Dismember (New Phyrexia) additional card in sideboard
  8. (4) Oblivion Stone (Iconic Masters)
  9. (4) Ancient Stirrings (Rise of the Eldrazi)
  10. (4) Sylvan Scrying (Battle for Zendikar)
  11. (4) Chromatic Sphere (Mirrodin)
  12. (4) Chromatic Star (Time Spiral)
  13. (4) Expedition Map (Modern Masters 2015)
  14. (2) Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger (Battle for Zendikar)
  15. (1) Walking Ballista (Aether Revolt) additional card in sideboard
  16. (1) World Breaker (Oath of the Gatewatch)
  17. (3) Wurmcoil Engine (Commander 2014)
  18. (5) Forest (Unstable)
  19. (1) Ghost Quarter (Commander 2014)
  20. (1) Sanctum of Ugin (Battle for Zendikar)
    — Sideboard —
  21. (3) Nature’s Claim (Eternal Masters)
  22. (3) Thragtusk (Magic 2013)
  23. (3) Thought-Knot Seer (Oath of the Gatewatch)
  24. (1) Dismember (New Phyrexia)
  25. (1) Crucible of Worlds (Fifth Dawn)
  26. (2) Spatial Contortion (Oath of the Gatewatch)
  27. (1) Relic of Progenitus (Shards of Alara)
  28. (1) Walking Ballista (Aether Revolt)
    — Tokens —
  29. (1) Wurmcoil Engine Token deathtouch (Commander 2014)
  30. (1) Wurmcoil Engine Token lifelink (Commander 2014)
  31. (1) Beast Token 3/3 (Magic 2012)

Prize Selection and Winner Notification:

One potential winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. The selection will be conducted at the BCW Supplies booth at Gen Con at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 5th, 2018. The potential winner will be notified using the contact information provided on the entry form. If the potential winner is still in attendance at Gen Con, they can return to the BCW booth (2819) to claim their prize. If the potential winner is not in attendance and a message is left for the potential winner (email or phone message), the potential winner will have one week to respond to the message to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond to the email or phone message within seven days, BCW has the right to select another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. If needed, BCW Supplies will ship the prize to the potential winner at BCW’s expense.

Other:

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This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN, which is solely responsible for the management of the promotion. Gen Con, Wizards of the Coast, Facebook, Twitter, and any of their affiliates, are not responsible for this promotion.

Jim Davis – 2017: Wow What a Year

Team BCW member, Jim Davis, reflects on 2017.

2017 has been the craziest and most life-changing year of my life, both with regards to Magic as well as my personal life.

While I did finish third in the Player of the Year race on the SCG Tour and play in my first Pro Tour in a few years, overall it was a pretty disappointing year as far as tournament results go. I only had two SCG Tour top 8s despite playing a ton of events all year and had uninspiring finishes at both Invitationals and the Pro Tour. I did make a ton of top 16s and 32s, but while those pay the bills and keep me on the leaderboard they don’t feel great when I’ve also had two byes all year.

There were disappointing finishes as well as life-changing milestones in 2017 for me, so let’s look at the 2017 headlines as well as the lessons learned along the way.

Playing Control Decks in Standard Again

While I’m definitely known as a “control player,” I like to think I have a pretty wide range overall. Still, I am at my most comfortable playing any sort of hard control deck and 2017 offered me a number of opportunities to do just that.

UB Control:

  • 4 Disallow
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 4 Torrential Gearhulk
  • 4 Glimmer of Genius
  • 1 Essence Extraction
  • 4 Choked Estuary
  • 1 Confirm Suspicions
  • 1 Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
  • 1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 2 Submerged Boneyard
  • 1 Void Shatter
  • 4 Sunken Hollow
  • 2 Horribly Awry
  • 1 Blighted Fen
  • 2 Ruinous Path
  • 3 Murder
  • 4 Grasp of Darkness
  • 3 Negate
  • 8 Swamp
  • 8 Island

Sideboard

  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 2 Ceremonious Rejection
  • 2 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
  • 1 Sphinx of the Final Word
  • 1 Blighted Cataract
  • 1 Ruinous Path
  • 2 Dead Weight
  • 3 Dispel
  • 1 Negate

I ran UB Control at the first few opens of the year to a number of close calls, but ultimately some suboptimal play ended up keeping me out of top 8. The deck was quite good pre-Pro Tour Aether Revolt, where I was in for a rude awakening. Apparently Mardu Vehicles wasn’t actually bad and people just weren’t building it right! After 3-0ing my first Pro Tour draft in a few years I was feeling great going into the constructed rounds… until I ran afoul of Mardu Vehicles and some other unexpected decks to lose four rounds in a row.

There’s a fine line between comfort and stubbornness, something I’ve been working on all year.

I’d like to say that playing UB Control at Pro Tour Aether Revolt was just due to me being stubborn, but it was also due to a poor metagame read as well. Still, as my former Team MGG teammates would often remind me I do tend to be stubborn about deck selection, favoring decks that I’m either comfortable with or I think give me an edge rather than playing the safer choice. I certainly can’t disagree with them, but it’s both a strength and a weakness.

While it didn’t work out for Pro Tour Aether Revolt, my choice to go with the more comfortable option at #SCGDAL a few months ago ended up paying off quite well.

UW Approach:

  • 2 Settle the Wreckage
  • 2 Search for Azcanta
  • 2 Farm
  • 4 Ipnu Rivulet
  • 2 Supreme Will
  • 2 Desert of the Mindful
  • 4 Censor
  • 4 Irrigated Farmland
  • 4 Cast Out
  • 3 Approach of the Second Sun
  • 1 Disallow
  • 3 Fumigate
  • 3 Aether Meltdown
  • 4 Glimmer of Genius
  • 1 Essence Scatter
  • 4 Glacial Fortress
  • 6 Plains
  • 5 Island
  • 4 Opt

Sideboard

  • 1 Scavenger Grounds
  • 1 Jace’s Defeat
  • 2 Regal Caracal
  • 3 Torrential Gearhulk
  • 4 Authority of the Consuls
  • 4 Negate

The rest of Team MGG all played the Sultai Energy deck that Andrew Jessup won the event with (and would go on to win the Pro Tour), but while I knew I was deviating to play something a little more comfortable to me I also thought UW Approach was actually quite good. It was certainly good, but it was also a very good week one Standard deck that preyed on the unprepared.

Lesson Learned: Being able to take risks is great, as is having the bravery to do so in important spots, but it’s very important to have the wisdom to know when you’re being stubborn.

Finding Some Footing in Modern

Modern has been a tough nut for me to crack for a while, and at the start of 2017 I shared the same sentiment that many ‘higher level’ players had on the format – I hated it. I thought it was non-interactive and frustrating, there were too many linear strategies for a sideboard to handle, and it felt like a crapshoot. Metagaming felt impossible; where I was able to gain edges in Standard by finding a deck that attacked the expected metagame well, in Modern I would just play against outlandish matchups and nobody would play what I expected them to.

Thankfully this year I feel I have overcome this very common shortcoming.

So what’s the secret? Find something you like, preferably that’s proactive and powerful, and take it to the ends of the earth. Just look at the players this year who have done extremely well in Modern on the SCG Tour; Todd Stevens with Eldrazi Tron, Caleb Scherer with Storm, Jonathan Rosum with Jeskai, Dan Jessup with Grixis Death’s Shadow, and so on. Metagaming is an illusion in Modern because people just play what they like/can afford, so just focus on what you are doing.

Over 2017 I’ve basically played two Modern decks; Dredge for the first half of the year and GB Tron for the second half of the year.

Dredge:

  • 4 Cathartic Reunion
  • 2 Collective Brutality
  • 4 Prized Amalgam
  • 4 Insolent Neonate
  • 4 Faithless Looting
  • 4 Copperline Gorge
  • 4 Bloodghast
  • 4 Scalding Tarn
  • 2 Dakmor Salvage
  • 4 Narcomoeba
  • 3 Conflagrate
  • 2 Blood Crypt
  • 1 Steam Vents
  • 2 Stomping Ground
  • 3 Golgari Thug
  • 4 Life from the Loam
  • 4 Stinkweed Imp
  • 3 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Mountain

Sideboard

  • 2 Collective Brutality
  • 1 Vengeful Pharaoh
  • 1 Bojuka Bog
  • 3 Maelstrom Pulse
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Lightning Axe
  • 1 Ancient Grudge
  • 1 Ghost Quarter
  • 2 Engineered Explosives

GB Tron:

  • 1 Walking Ballista
  • 3 Fatal Push
  • 1 Blooming Marsh
  • 1 Sanctum of Ugin
  • 1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
  • 2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
  • 4 Karn Liberated
  • 3 Wurmcoil Engine
  • 4 Ancient Stirrings
  • 4 Expedition Map
  • 1 World Breaker
  • 3 Relic of Progenitus
  • 4 Chromatic Star
  • 3 Oblivion Stone
  • 4 Sylvan Scrying
  • 3 Llanowar Wastes
  • 4 Chromatic Sphere
  • 4 Urza’s Tower
  • 4 Urza’s Power Plant
  • 4 Urza’s Mine
  • 2 Snow-Covered Forest

Sideboard

  • 4 Collective Brutality
  • 3 Thragtusk
  • 2 Nature’s Claim
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 2 Seal of Primordium
  • 1 Ghost Quarter
  • 1 Snow-Covered Swamp

They’re both powerful, proactive decks that seek to execute their plan to the fullest. They’re odd to play and odd to play against because they break so many of Magic’s fundamental rules, but that’s where the repetition comes in. By playing the same Modern deck week in and week out you can learn all the nuances of how to properly sequence your deck, as well as what kinds of hands are okay and what it is capable of.

You also learn how your deck fits into the overall picture of the metagame. There are so many possible matchups in Modern that having a plan for each one of them is a very difficult thing to do. Because it is so difficult, this is one of the areas where you can gain the biggest edge in the format. It’s not like Standard where a good player can just pick up a good deck and win a tournament without playing it before. There are many more moving parts than just creatures and removal spells, which makes knowledge of your deck, your opponent’s deck, and how they interact paramount.

Is Modern perfect? No, but I’m happy to say I’m no longer afraid of it!

Lesson Learned: It’s very easy to complain about difficult problems, especially when people you respect share your grievances. It’s much harder to try and solve those problems in spite of them.

Travelling to a Pro Tour Again

While my UB Control deck didn’t fare so well at Pro Tour Aether Revolt, it was great to break out my passport and travel halfway across the world for a Pro Tour again. I played most of the Pro Tours from 2006-2009, but in recent years my focus has been much more fixated on the SCG Tour.

There’s just something really special about stepping off of an airplane and into another culture.

I covered my Pro Tour pretty in depth in my article that came after it, but it was certainly a memorable and enjoyable experience despite the mediocre finish.

Lesson Learned: Pro Tours are really fun! Not everything needs to be looked at from an expected value perspective, and there’s a lot of non-monetary value in just travelling to attend a Pro Tour at an exciting location!

Becoming a Family Man

They say “when it rains, it pours” and 2017 was quite the year for me on the home front.

Nicole, John and I bought a house earlier this year!

Nicole and I got engaged on Christmas Eve!

That’s some year, and I couldn’t be more excited for our future in our new home. I’m so thankful that Nicole and John are so positively involved in everything I do, from Nicole joining me to battle at events, to John joining my stream for The John and Jim Show, to playing Magic at home together, and to them just being generally supportive whether I’m home or travelling. Finding a balance between work and home life is tough, but made much easier when you’re with people who support you to the fullest.

Lesson Learned: Try to surround yourself with people who support things you love, and try to support whatever it is the people around you love.

Biting Off More Than I Could Chew

It’s been a great two years and I’m very proud of all we accomplished, but 2017 will be my last year with TeamMGG. I love everyone involved with the team and wish them all the best in 2018.

While Team MGG was one of the most exciting things I’ve been involved in over the last two years, it came at a cost. When Frank Pendl and Rick Meditz first approached me and asked me to captain the team, I was honored and happy to join them in making it a successful endeavor. It was big, bold, and ambitious, and I’m extremely proud of all we accomplished. It is also a ton of work. With Frank and Rick having fulltime jobs as well as families, at the start of 2017 I offered to take on some of the managerial responsibilities of the team.

This was a mistake on my part.

I put a lot of work into Team MGG in 2017, often to the detriment of myself. My focus constantly remained split between what was best for the team’s success as an entity as well as my own personal success, both in playing actual events and in my own Magic endeavors (writing articles, streaming, coaching, etc.). By trying to do everything well, I ended up doing a mediocre job on both fronts. My results suffered, my stream and other work suffered, and I wasn’t accomplishing everything I wanted to with the team.

Team Metagame Gurus

I love all those guys, which is part of the reason I tried so hard to do it all, but the reality is that I needed to pick one – be a player or be a manager. Frank and Rick decided to pursue the idea of fielding Pro Tour Team Series teams and have my full support, but I needed to step away and focus my own livelihood and results.

Lesson Learned: You can’t do everything, even if you want to. Figure out what is most important and put all your effort towards it.

Moving On To Something New

2017 has certainly been one for the record books.  Perhaps the most exciting thing about 2017 however is how much I’m looking forward to 2018. Aside from the boring stuff like moving into a new house and getting married, I’m very excited for all that Magic has in store. And how could I not be when I get to battle alongside these handsome fellows!

Team BCW

I’ve been working alongside BCW Supplies for the last two years with Team MGG, so when they told me they were putting together their own team to battle on the SCG Tour I was intrigued. Having already made the choice to step aside from my player/manager role on Team MGG, the allure of getting to just focus on playing and my own livelihood was very appealing. Once I saw the rest of the lineup and knew that Rick Kivett and the rest of BCW Supplies would be behind it full force it was an easy sell.

I’ve battled alongside and hung out with Ross, Tannon, Todd, and Brennan a lot over the last few years, and now I’m very proud to join them on Team BCW. I couldn’t be more excited for 2018, both for what we will accomplish as a team and for what I’ve got in store for my own streaming and coaching endeavors. I’m also looking forward to getting back to improving as a player. I haven’t put much focus on my game since 2015, where I was hell-bent on redeeming myself for a disastrous first Player’s Championship. Success in Magic is always a moving target, and I look forward to returning my focus towards improving as both a player, a coach, and an entertainer.

2018 is going to awesome!

Why Does Team BCW Have Five Members?

Team BCW is a competitive Magic: The Gathering team, consisting of five members. During team-format events, such as the Team Constructed events on the StarCityGames Tour, the teams consist of three members. So why does Team BCW have five members, not three or six?

Team BCW was designed to help the members, and other MTG players, grow and become better players. The team is focused on the SCG Tour, and streaming content that’s current and relevant to the Magic community. Each member of the team brings their own take on the formats as well as play styles. This team was not formed to focus on team events and the members are not required to team with other Team BCW members for the team events.

To create this team, BCW reached out to several players who are writing content and streaming frequently. The members of Team BCW are excited to work together on several fronts, such as promoting each other, the SCG Tour, BCW card supplies, and giving back to the Magic: The Gathering community. One way the team is supporting the Magic community is supporting fun giveaways of cards and card supplies. A second way the team is supporting the Magic community is by hosting “BCW Challenges” at participating game shops during the FNMs before each SCG Tour weekend. At these FNM events, you can challenge a Team BCW member to a single game of Magic, and if you win, you’ll receive BCW Elite Deck Guards or other great prizes.

Members of Team BCW at Comic Town in Columbus, OH

Follow each team member on Twitter for streaming information and make sure to follow Team BCW for updates about giveaways and BCW Challenges.




Liliana of the Veil RT to Win Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to the winner, @bresett123.

Twitter users can follow @Team_BCW and retweet (RT) the respective Tuesday, Dec. 26th post for a chance to win :

Enter by Monday, January 8th, 2018. One winner will be randomly selected. Details below.

Liliana of the Veil Retweet to Win Sweepstakes Official Rules

Twitter users can follow Team BCW (@Team_BCW) and retweet (RT) the respective Tuesday, Dec. 26th, 2017 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. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States. Members of Team BCW 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 Monday, January 8th, 2018 and the potential winner will be contacted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 via a private Twitter message. The potential winner will have 72 hours from when the private 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.

Meet Team BCW

Five of the top Magic: the Gathering players on the Star City Games Tour have come together to represent BCW Supplies! Team BCW includes Jim Davis, Brennan DeCandio, Tannon Grace, and Ross Merriam. In addition to attending the SCG Opens, you can find these players online at the links below. They are often dueling on Twitch, providing coaching services, or offering deck advice on StarCityGames.com.

Can you defeat a pro in a game of Magic? On the Fridays before each SCG Open, you can challenge a Team BCW member to a single game of Magic. If you win, you’ll receive BCW Elite Deck Guards, or other great prizes. Follow Team BCW on Facebook and Twitter to learn about upcoming BCW Challenge events.

If you have any advice about how to improve BCW gaming supplies, please share your ideas with Team BCW. The team will be testing BCW products and providing feedback to BCW Supplies.

Jim Davis
@JimDavisMTG
JimDavisMTG
SCG Articles by Jim
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 thirteen 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, he writes articles for www.starcitygames.com, and offers coaching services for other Magic players of all skill levels.
Brennan DeCandio
@BDecandio7
BDecandio7
SCG Articles by Brennan
Brennan Michael DeCandio plays consistently on the SCG Tour and is one of only three people to win back-to-back Opens. Brennan has played in five Pro Tours and has seven SCG Open Top 8s. Brennan is a Magic online streamer who is known for his standard format tech. He also writes for www.starcitygames.com with articles that are posted most Fridays.
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 three SCG Tour Top 8s. In addition to Magic, Tannon casts Hearthstone and is a professional poker player. 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 2018.
Ross Merriam
@rosshunneds
SCG Articles by Ross
Ross has been a fixture on the SCG Tour since 2012. He currently has eighteen 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 Daily Digest videos at www.starcitygames.com. He rates playing fundamentally sound Magic at the top of skills needed to have sustained success. Ross is also a trivia master and was a Jeopardy contestant in 2016.

Todd Stevens left Team BCW on 10/19/18.

Steve Argyle Signed Card Box Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to the winner, @hudsoncheeyote.

Twitter users can follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies) and retweet (RT) the relevant 9/15/17 post for a chance to win a BCW “Good vs. Evil” 3-Row Gaming Card Box that’s been autographed by the illustrator, Steve Argyle. Enter by Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. One winner will be randomly selected. Details below.


BCW – Steve Argyle Signed Card Box Sweepstakes Official Rules:

Twitter users can follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies) and retweet (RT) the respective posts for a chance to win the prize package listed above. The prize will be randomly selected and awarded to one eligible participant. No purchase is necessary to enter. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States. BCW Supplies will pay for the shipping of the prize to the winner. The entry period ends Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 and the potential winner will be contacted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 via a private Twitter message. The potential winner will have 72 hours from when the private 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.

BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes at 2017 Gen Con

2017 Gen Con attendees – enter for a chance to win a complete Magic: The Gathering Burn Deck and BCW card supplies! Simply complete the entry form found in the Gen Con Coupon Book and drop the form in the entry box found at the BCW Supplies booth (2901) in the Gen Con exhibit hall. Enter by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. One winner will be randomly selected at the BCW Supplies booth on Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and the winner will be notified using the contact information provided on the entry form. See the Official Rules below for details.

There are few things in Magic as consistent as “cast lightning bolt targeting you.” Modern burn has always served as a litmus test for the format, providing speed and consistency that threatens to kill on turn four almost every game.
– Jim Davis, Captain of Team Metagame Gurus

Not attending the 2017 Gen Con… BCW is also managing an online sweepstakes for you! Enter here by 8/28/17 for a chance to win a playset of Liliana of the Veil Magic: The Gathering cards and BCW card supplies.


BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes at 2017 Gen Con – Official Rules

Eligibility:

The sweepstakes is open to all attendees at the 2017 Gen Con. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes, however Gen Con attendees are required to have an admission badge. More information about Gen Con badge registration is available at www.gencon.com.

How to Enter:

To enter the sweepstakes, an attendee at the 2017 Gen Con must complete the BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes entry form found in the Gen Con Coupon Book. The Coupon Book is provided to attendees after receiving their badge at the Indiana Convention Center. If you do not receive a Coupon Book after receiving your Gen Con badge, or if you received your badge in the mail, please ask at the Gen Con registration table where you can receive your Coupon Book. An attendee can enter the 2017 BCW Burn Deck Sweepstakes one time.

Once the entry form has been completed, the form must be dropped in the entry box located at the BCW Supplies booth (2901) in the Gen Con Exhibit Hall in the Indiana Convention Center during the Exhibit Hall hours. All eligible entries must be placed in the entry box by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20th, 2017.

Prize:

One grand prize will be randomly selected from all of the eligible entries. The approximate retail value of the prize is $575. The prize will include:

  1. (2) Grim Lavamancer
  2. (4) Goblin Guide
  3. (4) Eidolon of the Great Revel
  4. (4) Monastery Swiftspear
  5. (4) Skullcrack
  6. (3) Lightning Helix
  7. (3) Searing Blaze (4th below in sideboard)
  8. (4) Rift Bolt
  9. (4) Lava Spike
  10. (4) Lightning Bolt
  11. (4) Boros Charm
  12. (1) Stomping Ground
  13. (3) Sacred Foundry
  14. (2) Mountain
  15. (2) Inspiring Vantage
  16. (4) Arid Mesa
  17. (4) Bloodstained Mire
  18. (4) Wooded Foothills
    Sideboard
  19. (1) Searing Blaze
  20. (2) Rest in Peace
  21. (3) Path to Exile
  22. (2) Deflecting Palm
  23. (4) Destructive Revelry
  24. (3) Exquisite Firecraft

Prize Selection and Winner Notification:

One potential winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. The selection will be conducted at the BCW Supplies booth at Gen Con at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 20th, 2017. The potential winner will be notified using the contact information provided on the entry form. If the potential winner is still in attendance at Gen Con, they can return to the BCW booth (2901) to claim their prize. If the potential winner is not in attendance and a message is left for the potential winner (email or phone message), the potential winner will have one week to respond to the message to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond to the email or phone message within seven days, BCW has the right to select another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. If needed, BCW Supplies will ship the prize to the potential winner at BCW’s expense.

Other:

The sweepstakes is not valid where prohibited by law. By entering you are permitting BCW Supplies to list your name on the BCW Supplies Facebook page, or other locations, as the winner, if you are selected as a winner. In the unlikely occurrence the prize gets lost, stolen or damaged, BCW will not replace the prize with another prize or money. If a user tampers with the entry form, the user may be expelled from the entry list. BCW Supplies has the right to terminate the sweepstakes 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 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.

Sponsor
This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN, which is solely responsible for the management of the promotion. Gen Con, Wizards of the Coast, Facebook, Twitter, and any of their affiliates, are not responsible for this promotion.

Horizontal Trading Card Dividers

BCW now offers Horizontal Card Dividers. These are helpful for all card boxes that store cards in the horizontal/landscape format (listed below). The index tab on these dividers is scored so the tab can fold down to fit inside a closed box. The dividers are made from a durable plastic, so the tabs do not break off after folding.

BCW Card Boxes with a Horizontal Card Format:

All BCW Card Boxes and Card Houses

Other Card Dividers:

2017 BCW Card Playset Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to the winner, Alex M.

Enter below by Sunday, June 4th, 2017 for a chance to win the pictured Dark Confidant playset and BCW card supplies!

The prize includes:

* Winner selects the color from the available options.

2017 BCW Card Playset Sweepstakes Official Rules: No purchase is necessary to enter. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, age 18 or older at the time of entry. One prize, listed above, will be awarded. The approximate retail value of the prize is $575. The entry deadline is Sunday, June 4th, 2017. One entry will be accepted per valid email address. One winner will be randomly selected on or around Monday, June 5th, 2017. The potential winner will be notified by the email provided on the entry form. The potential winner will have 7 days from when the email is sent to respond and claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days, BCW will notify another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is managed by BCW Supplies. BCW has the right to update the Official Rules if any unforeseen situations arise.

2017 PHD Speed Gaming Sweepstakes

Game shops at the 2017 PHD Speed Gaming event in Dallas – visit the BCW Supplies booth during the Speed Gaming sessions and enter for a chance to win a playset of MTG Tarmogoyfs and BCW gaming supplies! See below for details.

Eligibility
Retailers attending the 2017 PHD Speed Gaming event in Dallas are invited to enter this sweepstakes. Each retailer guest can enter once. Shops can learn about the PHD Speed Gaming event here. If you’re not a retailer, stay tuned to BCW Supplies on Facebook and Twitter... we have a similar sweepstakes planned for consumers this summer!

How to Enter
Retailers at the Speed Gaming event can enter by visiting the BCW Supplies’ booth during the exhibit hall hours (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, or 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) on Thursday, April 13th, 2017. Get a raffle ticket from Ken or Rick, place your raffle ticket in the entry box at BCW’s booth, and retain the matching raffle ticket.

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

  1. One playset (four) of Magic: The Gathering Tarmogoyf cards (near mint, Future Sight).
  2. One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio*
  3. One BCW Deck Locker*
  4. Four 50 ct. packs of BCW Deck Guards*

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

The above prize has an approximate retail value of $550.

Prize Selection
Following the Speed Gaming sessions (the exhibit hall hours), PHD will host a presentation. During this presentation, PHD and BCW Supplies will conduct a random drawing from all of the 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 he 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.

Sponsor
BCW Supplies is responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.