MVP058: Business is War – Mark Koh on MegaCorp

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Megacorp was created and designed by Mark G. Koh, a serial tech founder with a lifelong love of card games and business. Growing up in Singapore, southeast Asia, Mark discovered tabletop games at an early age of 8- beginning with … Read More

What do you do differently?

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In business, as in life, we tend to want to emulate what everyone else is doing. It feels safe. We take the beaten path instead of venturing out on our own into new frontiers. Even as game store owners we … Read More

The end of the Panini DBZ TCG era, the beginning of a new one

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For those who haven’t heard the news, Panini, the company that published the Dragon Ball Z TCG has decided to pull the plug on the game. Check out the announcement on Panini’s website here: https://paniniamericadbz.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/dbz-tcg-announcement/ Panini’s decision was essentially motivated … Read More

MVP057: Breakout Games, Surprise Winners, Unexpected Stinkers, And The Lessons Of 2016 Round Table

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In this episode of the Manaverse Podcast, the hosts of the show look back on 2016 and do a postmortem report. It’s always a good idea to look back on what went right and what went wrong. You can learn some … Read More

The Death Spiral

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The dreaded death spiral. The downward slide into oblivion. Before we get into that, though, a story is in order. Not so long ago… A few months ago I walked into a restaurant I had never been in before. I … Read More

How I quit my day job and became a full time freelancer

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When I started this website and podcast over two years ago, I wasn’t sure where it would go. All I had was an idea and I decided to run with it. I didn’t plan on becoming a full time freelancer … Read More

MVP056: November in review, plus a special announcement

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The round table hosts of the Manaverse Podcast come together to discuss the past month. We live in exciting times and November has been an interesting for the guys. John Coviello, Wayne Mittlesteadt, Gary Sproul, and Tom Traplin share their … Read More

MVP055: How to move/renovate your local game store without going insane

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  Every owner of a profitable game store will eventually face a difficult decision. Do you move your store or do you expand? Well, lucky for you this episode of the Manaverse Podcast covers both! Gary Sproul from the Haunted … Read More

MVP054: Why Game Stores Fail

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In today’s show the hosts of the Manaverse Podcast discuss the reasons why game stores fail. Some percentage of businesses fail. The question is how do you make sure that your game store isn’t one of them? The sad truth is … Read More

MVP053: The Problem With Pucatrade

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  The problems with Pucatrade are the subject of the show today, specifically the release of the Future Site update and the effects of its crumbling economy. After a fundraising campaign and many months of development time, Pucatrade’s newest incarnation has … Read More

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