Potential group to gather trading card players
ATCC: Unofficial student organization to focus on ‘Magic’ and aims to hold tournaments
Junior Viviana Torres works at her new desk in the CSI, which has been back at the UC Garden Level since December. Mark McDaniel
The Student Government Association voted to recommend a student group for official organization status in their meeting last Monday.
As of Wednesday, the Angelo Trading Card Club has not achieved official organization status.
The ATCC aims to give students and fans of card games a place to trade, play and meet new players.
"I hope that it will gather a large crowd with a common interest so everyone can gather and have fun with each other," potential president of ATCC Tim Maddox said.
Potential vice president Dustin Dodson said he wants to bring players together.
"I see a lot of different groups of people playing Magic and I would really like to bring all of those groups together," Dodson said.
Some people still have their Yu-Gi-Oh cards and some may even still have Pokémon cards, Dodson said. The ATCC won't ignore any game that people still play.
The ATCC would be ASU's first official club that gears toward trading card games. It will be an original organization started by Maddox and Dodson.
"It felt really good to get a unanimous decision from SGA," Maddox said. "It was a nice added touch."
Currently the ATCC has 34 members, but anyone who wants to play, learn or teach different games are welcome to join, Dodson said.
"It is going to be something new and hopefully really enjoyable," sophomore Cameron James said.
Maddox and Dodson said they are already lining up events for when the ATCC becomes official.
"We are going to have tournaments once a month and will give out various prizes," Maddox said.
There will be two brackets: one for experienced players and the other for beginners, Maddox said.
The experienced players' bracket will have a one-dollar entry fee and prizes will be given out to the top three players, Maddox said.
The beginners' bracket will not have an entry fee, but only the winner will get a prize, Maddox said.
"We want more people to move up to the experienced bracket, not only to get more people more experienced at the game, but also so we can gather a bit more revenue and have better prizes and help people start their own decks," Maddox said.
"Magic the Gathering," [the card game], is the focus," Dodson said. "But we will welcome any game that anyone wants to play."
The ATCC has a Facebook page to answer any questions or for anyone looking to join, Dodson said.
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