EDIT (May 2015): The first shirt design is available for purchase!All profits go to our cynical prize fund.
— Cary (@Vronos) February 10, 2015
The above tweet gave us at MTGPrice.com an excellent idea: we should cynically do something to promote women in MTG in order to ride this bandwagon and make Google-like profits from it.
This is a 100% capitalistic venture. In no way are we doing this because the above tweet encapsulates an attitude that is complete fucking bullshit. Let there be no mistake – the proposal below solely exists to make us money and for no other reason. (It’s certainly does not, for example, have anything to do with the fact that I’d like to take my daughter to a magic tournament one day and not have her see this kind of completely fucking appalling attitude.)
Anyway, we’d like to do the following:
Are you female? Do you want to play in a Grand Prix but need some urging (financial or otherwise)? Do you have a torso? Awesome!
We will come up with some kind of tasteful t-shirt featuring our logo in all its capitalistic glory. We will pay you to wear this t-shirt on your aforementioned torso and then play in GP Vegas.
- We will pay $50 to at least ten woman who wear our shirt at GP Vegas. More if we can afford it. (EDIT: We have increased the number of corporate shills to twenty!)
- The participant who ranks highest in the main event will receive an extra $300 and the person who ranks second-highest will receive an extra $200.
- You must wear our shirt for the entire day and play in at least five rounds of swiss to receive your money.
- You must high-five any other shirt wearer you come across for the remainder of the day.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
1. If you sign up, please actually attend the event. My plan is to send the shirts to the event itself for pickup.
2. Please be female, however you personally choose to define that. We don’t care if you are trans, gay or any other label you choose to affix to yourself. Remember, this is a cynical marketing ploy for us to make as much money from you as possible: being bigoted would get in the way of cash generation.
3. I have no idea if this is legal. If it isn’t, we’ll donate the money to some related charity instead. For the tax write-offs, obviously.