The secret to growing a strong hobby business is to develop Organized Play within your store that directly drives sales and bring back repeat purchasers. To get more Magic players coming to your store and increase your level in the Wizards Play Network (WPN), that offers more Organized Play opportunities, the WPN created the Gateway to Core Program.
What Do I Have To Do?
To get this introductory kit and help you start to build a strong business…
- Download Wizards Event Reporter (WER) from the WPN page.
- While on that page also ensure you’re signed up to the WPN and all your organizers are also signed up. You do this by clicking on the “Sign Up Now” yellow button on the WPN main page.
- Just follow along on each page filling in all the details and hit “Submit” at the end.
- Repeat this for each organizer at your store who you want running WPN events.
- Once complete it will take a few days for the WPN to confirm you’re signed up and good to start running events which includes signing up to this program. You can always contact the WPN to check on the status of your application(s) via their Customer Service Portal or calling them on 800-324-6496
- Once confirmed by the WPN you can now launch your Wizards Event Reporter and click on WPN Materials.
- Select the Born Of The Gods Gateway To Core Kit from the drop down selection
- Hit “Next”.
- Complete each page until you get the “sanction” button. Hit this and you’re done.
The WPN will now send you the kit automatically from that sanctioning process you just completed. It’s worth noting that the process is exactly the same for sanctioning an event except you select Create and Sanction rather than WPN Materials on the first landing page in your Wizards Event Reporter.
To double check all is correctly sanctioned note that you’ll get an email within seconds confirming your sanctioning. You’ll also see a full list of your future sanctioned events on your initial WER screen.
The last great thing is all events for your store are listed on the Wizards Play Network Store Locator to help Magic Players find places to play. This will also help bring in players local to you.
Gateway to Core Kit Contents:
- 20 Prize-supplement Soldier tokens
- League poster
- Guide to running in-store events
- Introduction to leagues instruction document
- Guide to sanctioning and reporting events in Wizards Event Reporter
- 5 DCI Membership Cards
We can’t recommend this program enough, therefore if you’re just opening a business or want to diversify your business into Magic: the Gathering, then sign up for the Wizards Play Network and Gateway to Core Program TODAY!