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July 29th: Marketing Director and CTO

New Marketing Director and CTO!

The Spoils is thrilled to welcome two new stellar members to our team!

As our new Marketing Director, Cisco Jablonski brings over twenty-years of marketing and retail experience to The Spoils. Previous owner of two successful game stores, Cisco’s keen eye for design, fresh perspective, and understanding of how The Spoils brand fits into the overall market will be instrumental in crafting new and exciting products and promotions moving forward!

As our new Chief Technical Officer, Christopher Medina brings an intimate knowledge of The Spoils and our technical needs to the table, having played in Open Beta and placed in the Top 8 of the 2013 World Championship Tournament. His technical expertise and proficiency will be crucial in several key projects we’re working on behind the scenes, and the implementation of new facets of The Spoils in the not-so-distant future!

We ask that The Spoils community please welcome them as they become acclimated to their new positions!

July 14th: Gen Con 2014

Gen Con 2014 Events & Prizes Announced!

Events, prizes, and times for Gen Con 2014, including the Second Annual World Championship!

June 12th: New Product Announcement

New Player Pack

The brand new New Player Pack is now available! Click through to check out the details on this amazing new starter!

June 1st: The Spoils 2014 Nationals Announced -- UPDATED!

The Spoils 2014 National Tournaments

Now updated with US Constructed Nationals! National tournaments will take place this summer in the USA, UK, Poland, Sweden, Germany, France, and Greece! Read on for all the details.

May 13th: 1337 Season Two Summer Events

Spoils Summer Tournament Package

A full summer of Spoils is just around the corner!

May 8th: 1337 Season Two

1337 Rewards Season Two

Season Two has officially been announced! **Now with more Elitism!**

April 28th: 1337 Season One

Final 1337 Points

1337 Points have been recalculated! Check out the final totals!

April 19th: Mega Con 2014

Mega Con Constructed Championship

Here are the Final Four of the Mega Con Main Event!

April 17th: Mega Con 2014

Mega Con Cash Tournament

Take a look at the Top Four decks from the Megacon Constructed Cash Tournament!

March 27th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #25

New 1337 Point totals, Ambassador updates, and this month's Revolution format!

March 22nd: 1337 Season One

My 1337 Experience

Take a look at how 1337 Season One has affected Terence's playgroup.

March 18th: 1337 Season One

UPDATED 1337 Points Update

The new points are here!

March 6th: 1337 Season One Championship

Last Chance Qualifier

Looking for one Last Chance to qualify for the Season One Championships? Look no further!

March 1st: The Spoils Web Blarg

Let's Build Something #18

Ken makes a triumphant return to the Web Blarg!

February 26th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #24

Ian announces the format and prizes for the Season One 1337 Championships!

February 25th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #23

Michael discusses some new products that are right around the corner!

February 17th: Valentine's Day

Matches Made in Heaven

Which cards make the cutest couples? Find out in today's article!

February 13th: The Spoils Sleeves Contest

Contest Update....Again!

Check out some sample submissions as well as an extended submission deadline!

February 13th: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #26

Discuss the rules with the former Judge of Great Justice!

February 7th: Improving Your Play

Flex Your Spoils Muscles

Terence takes a look at some Spoils exercises anyone can do to improve their game.

January 30th: The Spoils Sleeves Contest

Contest Update!

Interested in the Sleeves Design Contenst! Click through for some exciting information!

January 30th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #23

Ian announces SLG and this month's Revolution format!

January 22nd: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #25

Terence discusses what kind of gamer he is and what other games he plays.

January 20th: Across the Pond

A Spoiled Journey

Jamie Bamfield tells the tale of how Spoils got started in his area!

January 11th: The Forgotten Five: Part One

The Forgotten Five: Arcanist

Eric Olson's five part series begins now!

January 3rd: Design The Spoils Sleeve Contest

Design The Spoils Sleeves

Submit your sleeve designs to win cool products!

January 1st: The Spoils Web Blarg

The Fifth Tuesday #8

Happy New Year from all of us at The Spoils!

December 30th: Theme Deck

Lawyering Up

Patrick O'Haley shares a fun theme deck with everyone!

December 30th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #22

More tournaments!

December 24th: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #24

Terence checks in with everyone on the cusp of Christmas!

December 11th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #22

Michael keeps it short this month in his latest blarg.

December 10th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #21

Ian announces two upcoming and exciting events!

November 30th: Player Written Month Week Four

Mystery of Recollection Bazaar

Part Two

Robert Jones provides another decklist and more information on the Recollection Bazaar ban.

November 29th: Player Written Month Week Four

Mystery of Recollection Bazaar

Part One

Robert Jones is here to explain Recollection Bazaar and why it was banned.

November 27th: Player Written Month Week Four

Old is New Again

Eric Olson is back and urges new players to check out old cards!

November 25th: Player Written Month Week Four

Shake Up Casual Play

Eric Olson is back with another great article!

November 19th: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #23

Terence shares his thoughts on yesterday's Tournament Rules Update and Bans.

November 18th, 2013: Big News!

Tournament Rules and Ban List

Updated

Find the newest updates and discuss them here! These changes will be effective November 25th, 2013

November 16th, 2013: Player Written Month Week Three

Mono Banker Beatdown

This week's Player Written Article is a fascinating deck list for you all to try out!

November 14th, 2013: Tournament Announcement

German Nationals 2013

Check out official announcement for this year's German Nationals!

November 12th, 2013: Player Written Month Week Two

Becoming an Ambassador

and Running a Demo

Check out Patrick O'Haley's story about how fun it is to be an ambassador!

November 5th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #21

Michael discusses recent trade shows as well as an upcoming new product!

November 1st, 2013: Player Written Month Week One

PolCon 2013

Player Written Month kicks off with a report from this year's PolCon!

October 28th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #20

Ian talks about shipping concerns and new OP info in his latest Blarg!

October 26th: Shade of the Devoured Emperor

Shade Cards to Build Around

Terence lets you all in on some of his wacky ideas in case you wanted to try them out for yourself.

October 22nd: The Spoils Web Blarg

The Fifth Tuesday #7!!!!!!

Terence creates Player Written Month and puts out a call for writers!

October 15th: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #22

Terence talks about his current favorite gaming vocabulary word.

October 13th: The Spoils Organized Play

Get 1337!

Terence shares his thoughts on the 1337 Rewards Program.

October 5th, 2013: Shade of the Devoured Emperor

Five Things You Should Know

About Shade

Terence shares some tips he picked up while playing with Shade at Gen Con.

October 3rd: The Spoils Organized Play

1337 Rewards Program

The official announcement of the 1337 Rewards Program is finally here!

October 1st: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #20

Michael updates on the shipping issues that have plagued Shade of the Devoured Emperor.

September 29th: Gen Con 2013

Gen Con Shade Sealed

How did the first Shade sealed event EVER go? Click through to find out!

September 26th: Tournament Announcement

Shade of the Devoured Emperor

Release Tournaments

Shade is coming, and bringing an exciting tournament with it! Check it out and find out how you can run one of these awesome events!

September 20th: Gen Con 2013

World Championships

Top 8 Deck Lists

After too long a wait, here are the decks that earned their pilots a spot in the Top 8 draft of the World Championships!

September 17th: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #21

Terence is back from not really going anywhere.

August 30th: Gen Con 2013

Gen Con Constructed Championship

Deck Lists - Part Two

The Final Four! Take a look!

August 29th: Gen Con 2013

Gen Con Constructed Championship

Deck Lists - Part One

Terence takes a look at the decks that finished 5th - 8th!

August 28th: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #19

Ian discusses how Gen Con went and the future of The Spoils!

August 26th, 2013: Gen Con 2013

Thursday Pick Up Drafts

The first Gen Con tournament report is here! And it features Shade!

August 23rd, 2013: Player Opinions

Shade Reflections

Dan Sotelo shares his thoughts on Shade and has a message for Ken Pilcher and the Design Team.

August 22nd: New Player Strategies

Tips For New Players

Some handy advice for all you new players who picked up this great game at Gen Con!

August 21st: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #20

Terence shares his thoughts on how Gen Con 2013 went!

August 8th, 2013: Join Us Online!

Reddit AMA

Ian Spiegel-Blum will be hosting a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, August 13th from 1-5 pm EST. Be sure to come by and ask some questions!

August 6th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #18

Michael discusses the past, present, and future of Spoils!

July 30th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

The Fifth Tuesday #6

Terence provides you all with his personal Gen Con schedule.

July 26th, 2013: Gen Con 2013

Gen Con 2013 Event Breakdown

Curious what each event will be like? Check out Terence's breakdown of the schedule!

July 25th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #18

Ian previews the playmats you can win this year at Gen Con!

July 19th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #19

A special blarg for all you Gen Con volunteers and judges!

July 17th, 2013: Beginner Strategy

Covet Thy Resources

Learn why you shouldn't be drawing cards at the start of your turn in the beginning of the game and should be playing resources instead.

July 15th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #17

Ian has announced the full Gen Con schedule! Check it out!

July 12th, 2013: Featured Venue #2

Gamekeeper

Our second Featured Venue is now live!

July 2nd, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #17

Michael provides the tumultuous history of Shade's production cycle.

July 2nd, 2013: Gen Con 2013

Call For Volunteers! -- NOW CLOSED!

Interested in helping The Spoils out at Gen Con? Click through to find out how you can!

June 26th, 2013: Featured Venue #1

Metal Galaxy

Come check out the first store in our new Featured Venue series!

June 26th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #18

Check out some crafty formats in Terence's latest Blarg!

June 26th, 2013: The Spoils Cinema

The Spoils A-Team

If you can find them, you could hire....

June 11th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Let's Build Something #17

News! Updates! Stuff to come!

June 9th, 2013: Deck Building

How Many Resources?

Terence provides some theories regarding how many resources should be in a Constructed deck.

June 5th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #16

Terence fills in for Michael this month, taking a look at some reasons why we should be patient for Shade.

June 4th, 2013: Card Analysis #6

Stuttershy

Do you like Horsemajigs? Terence does!

May 28th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #16

Ian shares some Ambassadorial war stories in this month's Blarg!

May 27th, 2013: The Spoils History

Memorial Day

Terence remembers some of Spoils' past with this holiday themed article!

May 21st, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #17

Terence discusses how comprehensive the Comprehensive Rules should be.

May 21st, 2013: The Spoils Strategy

Deception: More Than A Staple Resource

Pontus, today's guest writer, takes a look at some of the mind games you can employ while playing The Spoils.

May 15th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Let's Build Something #16

Terence fills in for Ken and discusses online Spoils!

May 14th, 2013: The Spoils Mechanics

Gamble to Win

Terence returns from a small vacation to write about one of his favorite mechanics in The Spoils.

May 7th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #15

Michael checks in with some quick updates from behind the scenes.

May 3rd, 2013: Spoils Metagames

What Is In Your Meta?

Phillip Burkholder is back, this time looking at shifts in local metagames.

April 30th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

The Fifth Tuesday #5

Terence quickly discusses multimedia and its interaction with gaming.

April 26th, 2013: Card Analysis?

The Worst Card in The Spoils

Terence picks his choice for the worst card in the game. Which card do you think it is?

April 23rd, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #15

Ian announces three new Revolution formats and more in this Blarg!

April 19th, 2013: Basic Strategy

Resource Management

Terence provides a number of handy tips for managing your resources.

April 16th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #16

Terence talks about ways to incentivise players to become judges.

April 13th, 2012: Double Shot Part Deux - Shade of the Devoured Emperor

Shade Expectations

Terence talks about what effects he expects Shade of the Devoured Emperor will have on The Spoils gameplay.

April 13th, 2013: Double Shot Part One - The Spoils Web Blarg

Let's Build Something #15

Ken keeps it short this week but spoils a Shade of the Devoured Emperor card!

April 12th, 2013: Posts Update

Articles Inbound!

Terence here, just letting you guys know that a new article AND a new Blarg will be posted either late tonight or during the day tomorrow. Be sure to check back here for the updates!

April 5th, 2013: Community Building

Grassroots Gaming

Terence provides some tips regarding how to grow The Spoils at the local level.

April 2nd, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #14

Michael provides a quick update regarding Shade printing.

March 29th, 2013: Collecting The Spoils

Top Five Rarities

Terence shares five cards that he considers to be among the rarest Spoils has to offer.

March 28th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #14

Terence takes a look at the OP program from a player's perspective.

March 22nd, 2013: The Spoils Metagame

Top Five Metagame-Shifting Shade Previews

Terence looks at five Shade cards he feels will change the Constructed scene.

March 19th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #15

Terence talks about conventions and why you should go them.

March 15th, 2013: The Spoils Drafting

Combo Drafting

Phillip Burkholder takes a look at some powerful combos you can pull of when drafting Second Edition or Seed

March 12th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Let's Build Something #14

Covering for Ken, Terence provides some news regarding exciting new goodies coming to The Spoils.

March 8th, 2013: The Spoils Multiplayer

Spice Up Your Life

Terence takes a look at the multiplayer format and provides a bunch of reasons regarding why you should try it.

March 5th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #13

Michael talks about his chores at AT and an interesting new prospect in today's Blarg.

March 1st, 2013: Card Analysis #5

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A deeper look at the newest and beefiest of 31v35, the 6r4wny 60dy9u4rd5!

February 27th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #13

Ian provides a WLC update, a shout out to an ambassador, a new tournament format, and more in this week's Blarg!

February 25nd, 2013: Shade Preview

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Nerds Do It Better, a community on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nerdsdoitbetter) spoiled a new Shade card today!

February 22nd, 2013: Shade Preview

Siluriformes Flaxenscale

Phillip Burkholder is back, this time with a Shade preview!

February 19th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #14

Being picked on because of your judging abilities? Fear no more!

February 18th, 2013: Shade Preview

Draconic Lutoderm Suit

Lester analyzes another new Gearsmith card previewed by The fine folks at Anime & Games in Lafayette, LA! This one, may be a biggy!

February 15th, 2013: Drafting Tips

How I Used to Draft and Why It Was Awful

All you have to do to be good at drafting is to do the exact opposite of what Terence used to do.

February 13th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Let's Build Something #13

Terence builds the hype for Shade of the Devoured Emperor in this special guest edition of Let's Build Something.

February 8th, 2013: Community Building

Selling The Spoils

Phillip Burkholder shares his advice for how to sell the Spoils to gamers and non-gamers alike!

February 5th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Rescuing the Spoils #12

Michael updates the status of Shade and Holy Heist, as well as making some resolutions for 2013.

February 1st, 2013: UPDATED The Spoils Web Blarg

UPDATED Organizing Organized Play #12

The tournament prizes have changed to remove purple sleeves and replace them with red sleeves. Check out the updated prizes inside!

February 1st, 2013: Shade of the Devoured Emperor Preview!

Man Shark

National Champion Dan Sotelo is here to show you the Man Shark in all its mansharky glory.

January 29th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

The Fifth Tuesday #4

Terence hopes to revive lively team discussions in this month's Blarg!

January 24th, 2013: The Spoils At MegaCon 2013

Get your game on!

Want even more tournaments? Well we will be hosting some at MegaCon 2013 in Orlando Florida!

January 25th, 2013: Top Five

Top Five Shade Previews

Terence shares what he considers to be the Top Five most exciting Shade of the Devoured Emperor preview cards.

January 24th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Organizing Organized Play #12

Want more tournaments? Well Ian announced some!

January 22th, 2013: Shade Preview

Quotidian Concealer

The French gaming blog Run4games.com has posted the most recent Shade preview. Be sure to check out their article and comment discuss this new card on the forums!

January 18th, 2013: Gameplay Strategy

Getting Ahead: Resource Ramping

Lester E. Tisdale IV is back, this time talking about how to accelerate your resource advantage.

January 15th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

From the Judge's Chambers #13

What is a Playgroup Error? Does your playgroup have one? Find out!

January 14th, 2013: Shade Preview

Fanatical Shriever

Jonathan “Big Red” Gallo Talks about the new Warlord character previewed by the awesome guys at Tap N' Atk Games in PA!

January 11th, 2013: A Seinfeld-esque Question

What's the Deal with Gold Summit?

Terence ponders why many forum members think this card is worthy of being banned.

January 10th, 2013: The Spoils Web Blarg

Let's Build Something #12

Ken gives us a guided tour of the Community Card Game concept.

January 7th, 2013: Shade Preview

Clockman Junk Picker

Lester analyzes the new Gearsmith character previewed by The fine folks at Anime & Games in Lafayette, LA!

January 4th, 2013: Invest In Your Future

Research Investment

Terence quickly analyzes the merits of building your own decks versus grabbing them online.




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