While I’ve been working on The Winter Blast, I’ve spoken to some other organizers and been paying more attention to the Old School world on the whole a lot more closely. I know that we are relative newcomers to the community, and as such we have a lot of privilege since so much ground work was already laid, however, there are still a lot of awesome things going on, and I’m hoping to help spread that groundwork some more. Today, I want to highlight some that I absolutely love.
First up is the Lords of the Pit’s map of Old School groups around North America. It’s been so much fun to see it evolve and notice new groups showing up, and being able to visualize where there are scenes happening. I know that it’s by no means definitive, but it is very handy.
Next up is this rad chart that MTGAlphaCastle linked on twitter as an easy way to know the differences in all of the major Old School flavors. Getting in a quick Skype match before work and your opponent says JK rules? Now you know what that means!
The last one that I want to mention, which was also the impetus for me posting is the global old school mtg event calendar. I first noticed it as a sidebar on the old school subreddit and immediately added it to my Google Calendar. With this in hand, I was better able to try to schedule The Winter Blast without interfering too much with other events going on both locally and globally, you know, in case any of you want to fly in and jam with us *hint*hint*