Posts Tagged Deutsche Meisterschaft

Status Update August 2012|Status-Update August 2012

I'm sorry, but it took me forever to find the time to write a status update in the first place. Unfortunately, I did not feel like translating it into English as well. So feel free to try your luck with Google Translate.

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Unter den Hut geschaut: Change of Generations|Unter den Hut geschaut: Generationenwechsel

This year's German Nationals will go down in history as the largest German Nationals ever! With more than 1060 participants, it raised the bar tremendously and all future German Nationals will be compared to this event.

Markus Wichmann took down more than 1060 opponents and won the whole thing! Veterans like Michel Grüner and Vittorio Wiktor made it to the top 32, but got elimited there. It's a change of generations and that's what I'm talking about in this weeks column: Unter den Hut geschaut: Change of Generations.

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Online Petition for the Nationals Coverage|Online-Petition für die DM-Coverage

Yesterday, I had been asked for (what felt like) the 354th time, if I would be present at this year's German Nationals. I declined and explained that I did receive an invite by Amigo, however, we couldn't come to an agreement regarding the compensation for the event.

Unlike so many before him, Giocci didn't just say “Hm, that sucks” and leave it at that; he decided to take action. He started an Online Petition with the goal of collecting 5.000 votes to convince Amigo to have me there.

I find it amusing on the one hand, but feel honored at the same time. Collecting 5.000 votes is certainly no easy task (some of my older fans might still remember how hard it was to collect 1.000 votes to see Matthias in the Hot Sauce Field Trial), but feel free to throw in your vote if you want to see me at this year's German Nationals.

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Unter den Hut geschaut: The OP program 2011|Unter den Hut geschaut: Das Organized Play 2011

The big news of the week has been the announcement regarding the Organized Play programs 2011. Basically, the American structure will be adapted for the European markets. Which isn't too bad, a similar OP program in all the various markets can help to make the players feel like they belong to one huge community.

Still not answered is the question about a new Fortune Tour. Taking into account all the information we received during the course of the last weeks, I tried to come up with a best guess as to what will happen in September. Read it in my weekly column: Unter den Hut geschaut: The OP program 2011

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Unter den Hut geschaut: The importance of Coverages|Unter den Hut geschaut: Die Bedeutung einer Coverage

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If there was one topic haunting me all week, it has certainly been coverages. I had phonecalls about it, I put some thought into ideas for future coverages and I'm looking for ways to do coverages in some areas other than TCGs. Writing about it seemed to be the logical thing to do.

So there you go, a weekly column about the importance of coverages. I think that they truly can make the difference in an event. If there's no coverage, the winner won't rise to immediate fame, etc. Go check it out: Unter den Hut geschaut: The importance of Coverages.

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Unter den Hut geschaut: 2010 in review|Unter den Hut geschaut: Jahresrückblick 2010

2010 was a hell of a year for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game! Many good things happened for the community, most notably the start of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Europe.

On the last day of the year, I thought it would be cool to take a look back and check what happened throughout the year. Unter den Hut geschaut: 2010 in review.

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WordPress it is!

Alright, we're all set up for the coverage of the German Nationals the upcoming weekend! Many things will look familiar, however, a lot of things will still be different. We'll rely on WordPress as our Content Management System and I'm quite excited to see it live and in action. I've been working with this CMS for quite a while already (this page also relies on WordPress), but never used it for a coverage before, so this should be interesting.

You'll be able to find the coverage at Like I wrote last week, we've done a lot of testing to make sure the coverage will deliver. We'll certainly have cool featured matches, an analysis of the metagame that will provide you with a complete overview as well as creative deck features. I'm not sure if I'll be able to blog about whatever's on my mind, but I'm certain that we'll find a way to show you how much fun everyone on site is having, e.g. with the help of videos.

In case you have some questions about the coverage or want to let me know about some articles you'd like to read, please get in touch with me – write an e-mail, contact me via ICQ (#44734926) or simply comment on this post.

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