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

MVP037: Tom Traplin and the Manaverse Podcast are back!

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The triumphant return of the Manaverse Podcast is here! No, this isn’t a cruel April’s Fools joke. The Manaverse Podcast is back! This episode of podcast is a short bite size update, a way for me to reintroduce myself to … Read More

Streaming Magic On Twitch.tv – OBS Settings and Twitch

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Today, as part of the continuing series on streaming a live Magic tournament to Twitch.tv we’re going to cover creating an account on Twitch and getting your OBS settings ready to go. If you haven’t read the first entry in … Read More

MVP036: Checkmate with Black Knight Games

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The featured guest on today’s episode of the Manaverse Podcast is Jay Mason-Grant. Jay is the owner of Black Knight Games in Hamilton, Ontario.  Jay has a pretty interesting origin story for how he got into the business, and yet … Read More

MVP035: Player 2 Press Start – KW Vintage Games

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KW Vintage Games – from retro to cardboard Joaquim Mendes is quite the character.  Our guest today is the owner of one of the most unique shops in Kitchener, Ontario. Within the walls of his relatively small store is virtually … Read More

MVP034: The Nerd Haven Update – 5x The Haven

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Nerd Haven v2.0 Welcome to a slightly delayed edition of the Manaverse Podcast. Today’s podcast is an update with a previous guest. Roughly six months ago Aaron Tillman started up Nerd Haven with $500 and a laptop. Now, he’s expanded … Read More

MVP033: Face To Face Toronto – How To Run Massive Magic Tournaments And Other LGS Secrets With Kelly Ackerman Part 2

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Face to Face Toronto – The Duelist Welcome to part 2 of the Kelly Ackerman/Face To Face Toronto interview. Today Kelly and I talk about the big mistakes, the big wins, and a bunch of tools and resources you can … Read More

MVP030: The Methods Card Kingdom and Mox Boarding House Use To Reach Hundreds Of Customers Each Week

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Welcome to the 30th episode of the Manaverse Podcast. I’ve got a great show for you today, our featured guest is the creative content manager for one of the premier LGSs in North America. Perhaps you’ve heard of them, Card … Read More

MVP028: Rainy Day Games And Building An LGS That Stands The Test Of Time Part 1

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Today’s episode of the Manaverse Podcast features Steve Ellis, the co-owner of Rainy Day Games in Aloha, Oregon. Steve had so much insight into the world of game store ownership that I once again had to split the episode into … Read More

MVP023: Nerdish Haven – The Story Of How To Start An LGS With $500 And A Laptop

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Today’s episode of the Manaverse Podcast features Aaron Tillman. He’s the proud owner of Nerdish Haven in Coffeyville Kansas. In this episode we explore an LGS in the very first days of it’s existence. That’s because Nerdish Haven opened it doors … Read More

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