Got Beta? 6/19/12

Notice how the card on the right has a little tab near the bottom right corner.

It appears there is still some confusion as to what a beta card is and how people can get them.  Unfortunately they are highly sought after by collectors and can be difficult to obtain. The beta cards were distributed during some parts of testing, soft openings, & early in the official launch.  As a result of them being discontinued and having a high demand people are starting to counterfeit them.

Here are some characteristics to look for in a beta.  First is the obvious larger rounded corners.  Another being the color of the image, the beta cards seemed to of used a higher quality ink that made the colors appear darker.  Also the card stock they were printed on is a bit thicker and more durable than the cards currently available.  Finally if you take a close look at the bottom or top of a newer card you’ll see a little tab where the cards were pulled from the sheet after printing.

Although I have yet to see a fake first hand I’ve heard from others that people are simply hand cutting corners of the new cards trying to pass them off as betas.  Considering there are people faking pins & vinyls this shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone.  So as always be cautious when trading and if you’re not sure don’t take the risk.

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Don’t Spoil The Fun 3/29/12

Hey Folks, today’s post is a common sense tip.  Considering most people lack it when visiting the World I thought I’d offer this tidbit of info.

Since its official opening on February 22nd 2012, SOTMK has become EXTREMELY POPULAR (no surprise here) lots of day guests are playing, but mostly playing are AP’s & CM’s so when you see someone playing for the first time don’t offer help unless they ask for it.  Otherwise you’ll look like a total doofus.  What I’m getting at is if you see someone is on a particular stage where you know they’re going to only need to use the sorcerer’s crest, don’t ruin it for them by yelling out something like “YOU CAN’T CAST A SPELL HERE!”.  This might be their only chance to play the game don’t go and spoil the story lines for them.

Trust me no one cares that you’ve beaten the game on hard 5 times, that you’re collecting your 3rd deck, or how many times you’ve beaten this villain. Standing in line bragging to the first time family and butting into peoples game play while you’re waiting just makes you look ignorant and silly.  Especially if you’re there by yourself.  Have fun, but don’t offer unsolicited advice it just makes you look creepy.



Where did you get that? 3/28/12

The number one question I’m asked while waiting in line at the portals is “Where did you get that?” What people are referring to is my 4 pocket card album, aka my spell book.  Yes as nerdy as it sounds and looks carrying around a card album is a great idea and very convenient.  Not only does it keep your spell cards in great shape, it also makes for easy organization when you’re looking to cast spell combos.  Now I’ve seen some people using a variety of things from photo albums, big 3 ring binders with card protectors, ziploc bags, etc.  I am telling you this is the way to go.  You’ll get the most out of using one of these, and there is a variety of places you can go to get one.  Here’s a couple of places online and local stores you can check out.

  • Walmart
  • Amazon dot com has them, by searching 4 pocket card album variety of prices and styles
  • Local card shop or comic book store

Here is a example of my spell book so you can see how easy it is to group them together


Now as I said yesterday with that survey I took, it’s only a matter of time until WDW has some merch in this regard so if you feel like waiting, you can over spend and purchase what the mouse has to offer.  As for me I’m sticking with what I got.