Gen Con Pre-Registration In One Week!

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Jan 152016

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again… Gen Con 2016!

Once again, we at are planning to attend the biggest four days in gaming August 4th,through 7th.

Below, I bequeath unto you the press release with all pertinent information.

Gen Con 2014: Level Up!
Reminder: Badge and Housing Registration Opens in One Week
It’s almost here! Badge Pre-Registration begins one week from today, starting on January 22 with Housing Registration opening at noon (Eastern) on Sunday, January 24. Gen Con will be here before you know it!Please note: a valid 2016 badge is required to take part in housing registration.The Gen Con team would like to stress again that it is important to note that demand for downtown hotel rooms vastly outstrips the available supply. Not everyone interested in downtown housing will have access to these rooms. Suburban housing inventory typically is available throughout the convention, however. As mentioned last week, Gen Con again will randomize each customer’s access to the Gen Con Housing Portal to book lodging. If you have questions about housing, you can get them answered at the Housing Q&A forum page or by emailing Please don’t wait until the last minute to get your registration questions answered, as customer service will become very busy during the opening of Badge Pre-Registration and Housing Registration.When you participate in Housing Registration, you will need to go the “My Housing” page located on under your username after you sign-in. When housing registration opens at noon (Eastern), you will be assigned a random access time, if you have purchased a 2016 badge. When your countdown time expires, your page will refresh and provide you with a button to “Make Reservations.” Housing registration countdown times may last up to three hours. Once you are granted randomized access, you can book your housing from the remaining choices.Have more questions about housing? You can check out the newsletter from earlier this week that covers some specific badge and housing questions at this link. There is also a web page covering Housing & Travel, as well as a web page with information on getting your badgefor 2016.

Official 2016 Charity Partner

Earlier this week, Gen Con announced its selection of The PourHouse as its Charity Partner for 2016. Each year, Gen Con partners with one charity, local to Indianapolis, hosting events intended to create donations for the partner organization. Opened in 2004, The PourHouse provides street outreach and peer advocacy for individuals experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis. You can read more about this partnership through Gen Con’s Charity Page or via the official press release.“Gen Con gamers have found a way to extend their creative reach into the streets of their host city, and The PourHouse is honored to have been chosen as the Official Charity Partner of Gen Con 2016”, said Andrea De Mink, Executive Director of The PourHouse. “Your generosity will provide opportunities for housing, healthcare, and restoration of lives.”Last year, Gen Con’s programming generated more than $40,000 for the convention’s 2015 Charity Partner, The Julian Center. Since moving its convention to Indianapolis, Gen Con has raised more than $200,000 for local charities.Want to learn more about The PourHouse? You can LIKE their Facebook page or FOLLOW their account on Twitter. Interested in learning more about their mission? You can check out the following video from The PourHouse.
Gen Con’s mailing address is:

Gen Con LLC

120 Lakeside Ave #100

Seattle, WA 98122

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Backwards Compatible – Ep 14 – Guilty Pleasures

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Dec 172013

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Join the gang this week as we air out our dirty laundry and discuss the games we don’t want others to know we play! It’s wood cutting, children’s TV shows, dancing, dude-bros, and much more on this week’s edition of The Backwards Compatible Podcast you filthy casuals!


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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Additional Music is:

“Moonlight Shadow” by Missing Heart from the DDR 5th Mix Soundtrack

Return To Ravnica League

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Oct 052012

League play for  Magic The Gatherings’s newest release Return to Ravnica, starts October 5, 2012.  Find a a league near you and get in on the action!!!

Join the Return to Ravnica League and experience the newest Magic: The Gathering set in an exciting format!

The top finishers at the end of the league will get an alternate art Knight token!       

Find a League Near You!

Where Can I Join on October 5, 2012?

Return to Ravnica Leagues are happening at local stores all over the world! Check out our tournament locator to find aReturn to Ravnica League near you. Contact your local store to confirm the event venue, start time and date.

What Happens There?

When you join the Return to Ravnica League, you will be given the opportunity to play with the newest cards in an on-going, five-week league. There will be prizes, and players can complete a league badge for fun and excitement.

The suggested format for the Return to Ravnica league is Sealed Deck — Each player receives six Return to Ravnica booster packs to use for building a deck. Please check with your local store to confirm the league format.

Over the course of the league, you will be able to add more boosters to your league deck.

Each participant should play three matches per week, for a total of fifteen over the course of the league. Players joining the Return to Ravnica League late can play extra matches to catch up to the current match cap of three times the current total of weeks of the league.

What Do I get?

Each player will receive a league badge, and each week, if they play all three of their matches, they’ll be rewarded with a guild symbol sticker they can attach to their badge.

At the end of the league, there will be cool prizes including an alternate art Knight token. Your local store may offer other prizes as well. Be sure to contact them to confirm the details of their league.

Players who have general questions about Magic Leagues or any other Wizards of the Coast offerings should contact Customer Service at, or call 800-324-6496 in North America, or check the global contact list for their local Customer Service office at