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Regarding US Nationals 2018

Hey guys, Will here.

I wanted to take a moment and get out in front of things with an announcement this time around. I want to let the community know that we have even more big news for US Nationals 2018. The big news is, we hear you. Scheduling events during the summer months can be quite the task from working around conventions, to fan events, to regionals, and probably some things that I’m forgetting. Compressing the timeframe to line it up with the previously scheduled First Player Championship was a lot to ask of the community, so we hear you.

Henceforth, I’d like to announce a shift in dates. US Nationals for A Game of Thrones will be held during Labor Day weekend, September 1-3 instead. We’ll kick things off with Joust on Saturday the 1st, Melee on Sunday the 2nd, and we’ve listened to the community here as well, a Rookery side event on Monday the 3rd!

I do want to apologize to anyone who has been planning for the trip to Missouri over the past few days. We didn’t make the original announcement nor this change lightly, and we truly believe that this alteration has the best chance of allowing the most people to have an amazing weekend of Thrones. That said, there will still be a First Player Championship on Memorial Day weekend. It will still feature Joust and Melee, and FFG has generously mentioned that they will still be able to help with some prize support.

But back to Nationals! Visit www.agotnationals.com to sign up! We have a limited amount of early bird pricing to allow a discount for those who are able to move quickly. Metgames has space for 100+ participants and is located just off Hwy 65 for easy access. I’m also privileged to announce that the judge team will be pretty stellar for this, consisting of Carl Morgan, our store rep, who has years of experience in the industry and who you may recognize as one of the driving forces behind War Machine Weekend a Warmahordes minis convention and tournament that is entering it’s 15th year that runs 500-600 attendees. Also, Kevin Tomczyk, who folks may recognize as the OG rules lawyer of the game and a tournament organizer who has been in charge of numerous regional, national, and continental events. And finally, Greg Atkinson, two time AGOT World champ, whose name you may recognize from cards such as Flea Bottom and Knights of the Hollow Hill.

We’ll have more announcements to come for sure, but I wanted to reach out to you all and let you know that times are good for Thrones with a lot of news lately and a renewed level of communication from FFG.

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you at Meta-Games Unlimited!

The White Book S9E19– 330

This week, mostly team Hedge Knight (Will, Aaron, Roy, and Jesse with a guest appearance by Scott) start part 1 of the Sands of Dorne review.

Music by Spinozar.

TWB Finances – 2017

Hello all! Time for an update on how finances for the show have gone in the past year. Attached here, you’ll find a snapshot of how things went for 2017 listing all of our income from Patreon and Sales of tokens and such here on the site. As well, you’ll note a number of expenses related in many ways to running the show or providing prizes to you, the community. We don’t take a cut for ourselves, though we do sometimes purchase a new headset or other equipment to help improve the quality of the cast.

Obviously, you can see what Patreon support is dropping (as they continue to drop in 2018) and that sales on the site are inconsistent, leading to a net loss for the year that would likely expand this year if matters were left as is. Correcting that is a matter of some importance to me, so that is why you’ll note we’ve made a number of changes already this year, including:

  • Revised Patreon rewards including weekly raffles. I’m hoping that this faster pace is both a better enticement for fans and easier for me to track and keep up with in a timely fashion.
  • Enhanced interactivity. You’ll notice the cast has been more active on Patreon and Instagram, while also setting up a Patrons Facebook group for discussion and feedback.
  • Cost Cutting. We’ve just completed a hosting change from Bluehost to a2, which appears to be a reasonable increase in speed and a huge boon in pricing compared to the WordPress Optomized VPS that I once thought we needed at Bluehost. In that regard, we’ve also dropped MaxCDN as it seemed unnecessary.

Thank you all listeners, Patron, and AGoT players for the support over the years. If you have any thoughts, suggestions, or comments regarding the show, our financials, and our engagement efforts, please let us know.

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1svqB1fHbo-_EW0nhYoUJm1Fr4EJ2Fv0WqG0mBaZ4Qnc/edit?usp=drivesdk

The White Book S9E18– 329

This week Team Kingsguard (Will and Scott) are joined by Jesse to chat Canadian Nats, bad news about US Nats, and Scott’s winning Starpike deck. Note, this was recorded pre-restricted list announcement.

 

Music by Spinozar.

 

The White Book S9E17– 328

This week Team Hedge Knight (Will, Aaron, Roy, and Jesse) give out our first new Patreon reward and spend some time talking reset cards including which ones qualify and how to utilize their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses.

Music by Spinozar