This week’s In Development – how are those PWPs treating you?

In Development is back, a bit delayed due to sickness (last week) and grant writing (this week).

This time around, the topic is Planeswalker Points (PWPs). We’re two months into the current four-month competitive season, so it’s time to check on how the numbers are bearing out. Has the new system motivated players to stay in the game, pushing PWPs totals up from prior seasons? Can you qualify for the Pro Tour on PWP total this season? How many points do you need for 1, 2, or 3 GP byes?

Click here to read this week’s In Development.

Dates for PWP and FNM seasons

There will be no In Development this week as I have been spending time being really sick, and my remaining spare time goes to nursing my sick gal back to health and finishing up some work-related things. To tide you over, and because they can be hard to find, here are the Planeswalker Points (PWP) and Friday Night Magic (FNM) Championship season dates:

2011 Competitive Season #3

August 29, 2011 through December 25, 2011

Qualifies you for the first Pro Tour of 2012 (Honolulu)
Sets your byes for GPs held from December 26, 2011 through April 1, 2012

2012 Competitive Season #1

December 26, 2011 through April 1, 2012

Qualifies you for the second Pro Tour of 2012
Qualifies you for invitation to your 2012 National Championships
Sets your byes for GPs held from April 2, 2012 through September 2, 2012

2012 Competitive Season #2

April 2, 2012 through September 2, 2012

Qualifies you for the third Pro Tour of 2012
Sets your byes for GPs held from September 3, 2012 through December 30, 2012

2012 Friday Night Magic Championship Season

September 5, 2011 through July 1, 2012

Only PWPs earned at FNM events count toward your Championship qualification.

BYOV (build your own Verhey)

So, if you’ve read the most recent In Development, you’ve likely seen my visual rendition of the Verhey Rule. It looks something like this:

As several of you helpfully pointed out, this is pretty much ready-made for memeage (meme-able? something like that). It’s easy enough to grab the image and swap in your own words, of course. But just to make life as easy as possible for your future needs, I’ve gone ahead and swapped out the words. Here you go:

Enjoy. 🙂

Mana base tools and the Verhey Rule

In Development is back yet again, and this week the topic is lands.

Well, the topic is really putting together a mana base, and I’m unveiling a whole new revised set of tools for the new Scars-M12-Innistrad Standard.

You can click here to read the article. Right now, the article has both Excel versions of the revised spreadsheet attached, but the Numbers version has been left out. I assume it’ll go up presently, but in the meantime, you can click here to download the Numbers version.