Is Old School killing paper Vintage?

@moorebrother1 a group of us just started playing vintage again after a LONG hiatus. I'm fortunate to live in the general pittsburgh area and will be able to attend EW this year. Beyond that are there any other regional type events like you described in this area throughout the year? Thanks!

@ebgmtg Not really, there is the The Mana Drain Open (Waterbury) in Connecticut, NYSC in New York, and Eternal Weekend. This year Star City did a power nine tournament in Roanoke, VA but we do not know if it will continue.

I am going to speak with some people in my local area and try to plan at least start a yearly regional event. There was an event at RIW Hobbies where we normally play for a Time Walk in June and that event only drew in 26 people.

I want to get at least 30 to 40 but I guess if I could get that group of 26 to play in a small EV event with prizes like playmats and a trophy it would be a start.

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@moorebrother1 said in Is Old School killing paper Vintage?:

@ebgmtg Not really, there is the The Mana Drain Open (Waterbury) in Connecticut, NYSC in New York, and Eternal Weekend. This year Star City did a power nine tournament in Roanoke, VA but we do not know if it will continue.

I think there's another one already scheduled for december.

@moorebrother1 said in Is Old School killing paper Vintage?:

@fsecco They have not announced a power nine event

http://scgcon.starcitygames.com/schedule.php

I believe they said there wouldn't be one in December. That it was likely to be a once a year thing if it went well.

@nedleeds Hum... there's a SCG Con but no Vintage? Pff

@fsecco said in Is Old School killing paper Vintage?:

@nedleeds Hum... there's a SCG Con but no Vintage? Pff

That was by design. They don't want to have a bad showing, and thereby doom P9 series. Rather, everyone said they should wait until next June to bring back the P9 series.

@fsecco said in Is Old School killing paper Vintage?:

@nedleeds Hum... there's a SCG Con but no Vintage? Pff

I think it's smart. The December timeframe for the adult Vintage crowd is unlikely to draw from out of town (to Roanoke anyway). It follows Eternal Weekend US by a month or so. As stated elsewhere in the thread the target for a high dollar paper Vintage event aren't 'grinding' every week or month. This SCGCON has a focus on the Magic players who 'grind' their circuit week to week driving, car pooling and slumming from event to event. So modern is a big focus.

June is a nice mid-point in the year for a large, high entry fee, North American Vintage event.

@nedleeds I'm thankful they're not doing it December; I'd be bummed when it inevitably gets a tiny turnout and they never do it again. June I'd consider going back for next year.

Looking at past years you have: EW EU in April, TMD Open in May, SCG CON in June, NYSE in July, EW Asia in August, EW NA in November and Nebraska's War in December.
Some of those almost overlap, why is all the love going to Q2 and Q4 only?

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