The Manaverse Podcast: Magic: the Gathering Business / Game Store Entrepreneurship / LGS Professionals
By Tom Traplin: Online Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, and Blogger
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The Manaverse Podcast is a podcast created for you, the gamer with aspirations of building your own local game store (LGS), the entrepreneur running an LGS who wants to grow their business, and the player who wants a behind the scenes look into their favourite hobby. If you’re looking for inspiration, new ideas, and interesting perspectives then Tom Traplin has you covered. Learn the business of selling some of the best games in the world including Mtg, Warhammer, Warmachine, Dungeons and Dragons, board games and Euro games from some of the best retailers in the industry. Once a week, Tom talks with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the game industry and pulls out the strategies, tactics, and systems that make their businesses so effective. With a special focus on Magic: the Gathering, you will learn how to level up your LGS and build a better community with Tom Traplin and the Manaverse Podcast.
||CleanMVP058: Business is War – Mark Koh on MegaCorp||Megacorp was created and designed by Mark G. Koh, a serial tech founder with a lifelong love of card games and business. Growing up in Singapore, southeast Asia, Mark discovered tabletop games at an early age of 8- beginning with … Read More||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP057: Breakout Games, Surprise Winners, Unexpected Stinkers, And The Lessons Of 2016 Round Table||In this episode of the Manaverse Podcast, the hosts of the show look back on 2016 and do a postmortem report. It's always a good idea to look back on what went right and what went wrong. You can learn some … Read More||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP056: November in review, plus a special announcement||The round table hosts of the Manaverse Podcast come together to discuss the past month. We live in exciting times and November has been an interesting for the guys. John Coviello, Wayne Mittlesteadt, Gary Sproul, and Tom Traplin share their … Read More||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP055: How to move/renovate your local game store without going insane||Every owner of a profitable game store will eventually face a difficult decision. Do you move your store or do you expand? Well, lucky for you this episode of the Manaverse Podcast covers both! Gary Sproul from the Haunted … Read More||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP054: Why Game Stores Fail||In today's show the hosts of the Manaverse Podcast discuss the reasons why game stores fail. Some percentage of businesses fail. The question is how do you make sure that your game store isn't one of them? The sad truth is … Read More||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP053: The Problem With Pucatrade||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,||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP052: Optimizing Your Product Mix||In today's episode of the Manaverse Podcast Wayne hosts John and I at Dueling Grounds in Toronto and we discuss the variety of ways a game store owner can build their shop's inventory. We go over the product mix matrix … Read More||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP051: Round Table – Top 5 Favourite Games||Tom's Top 5 Magic Settlers of Catan Betrayal at House on the Hill Hearthstone DBZ Card Game John's Top 5 Shadows Over Brimstone Takenoko Malifaux the Miniatures GameMansions of Madness Call of Cthulhu Wayne's Top 5 Magic Dungeons and Dragons … Read More||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP050: Ecommerce for Game Store Owners||According to an article by Bloomberg last year, ecommerce sales beat out traditional brick and mortar sales during Black Friday. The trend is now obvious and ecommerce sales are going to become more and more important as time goes on. … Read More||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMVP049: Gary Sproul on the Haunted Game Cafe||Gary Sproul describes the terrifying history of the Haunted Game Cafe Today's episode of the Manaverse Podcast involves a deep dive into the murky fog and buried past of Gary Sproul. Gary is the ghostly proprietor of the Haunted Game … Read More||8/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|