New Area Captains

The Northeast was one of the first regions in the world to use a role like Area Captains in order to help keep tabs on our large region and also provide opportunities for smaller, local communities to grow and thrive. On many measures, this sort of initiative has been a resounding success. Now, a large portion of the regions in the world use this sort of structure as well. The initial run of Area Captains (called Area Representatives at the time) were hand-selected by the RC and they would change

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Review Rivalry: How We’re Gonna Beat the Mid-Atlantic

This is a guest post by the wonderful Tony Houst() When Io announced the Review Challenge of 2018, I was giddy with excitement. I love silly competitions and contests, and I love them even more when they have a purpose. Making a game of reviews is also not something I’m a stranger to. In early 2016, I was playing at a PPTQ head judged by my Area Rep, , who was excited that his standby got activated so he could write a review. “I’ve written so many this year, by the end of 2016 I’ll

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Exemplar Wave 11 Highlights

It’s been some time since we’ve highlighted Exemplars in the NE Region, but it has not been far from our thoughts. Exemplar is more than just a congratulatory pat on the shoulder or a few foil cards. It’s a chance for us to highlight actions and behavior in a way that can be shared with everyone. What follows is a small sample of the wonderful Exemplars issued during Wave 11 to the judges in our region. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. I would like to thank for all of the work

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Exemplar Wave 11 Highlights: Chris Stagno

Over the next couple of days, Charles Featherer wants to highlight Exemplars from Wave 11 in our region. Here's one written by Brian Coval about Chris Stagno . I like this one because it shows some pretty clever innovation (great job, Chris!): Chris recently helped a small store hit the big time with his event management experience and creative thinking. The store, a tiny place that seats about 20 comfortably, held an event that hit 80 players. The store had a partnership with a restaurant in

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