News & Notes 7/26/12: M13 Event Decks and… Ads?
In case you missed it, the Magic 2013 Event Decks had their contents spoiled on the mothership this week. There’s been plenty of chatter about them, so if you haven’t already head on over and take a look! They’re coming up right around the corner and will release on 03 AUG.
A quick note as well about the advertising you may have noticed appearing on the site…WordPress has launched a “WordAds” program designed to pay sites for hosting ads, and we’ve signed on. In general, I’m not a huge fan of ads, but personally don’t mind them so long as they are unobtrusive and don’t break up the flow or appearance of a site. What we’re doing now is a bit of a test. If we feel that the ads detract from the reader experience too much, we certainly have the option to suspend them.
That said, as most any player knows Magic is not the cheapest of hobbies. For us, that means buying every single precon in any given year, while toiling to complete the inventory of all past decks. That doesn’t take into account sleeving them, deck boxes, etc. If we can help defray costs while continuing to provide the same level of enjoyment, why not take advantage?
Towards that end, we’ll be particularly interested in hearing what you think. Feel free to leave a comment about them, and we’ll also be running a poll to get feedback. Let us know!
UPDATE: Looks like the ads appear primarily in two places. First, at the end of a post. Second, below the scrolling marquee image at the top of the site, underneath the art for the most recent post.