Using the Magic Companion
Improve your Magic: The Gathering experience with the official Companion app from Wizards of the Coast. Below are some guidelines to get you started with using the Companion for events at our shoppe.
Getting the Companion
To install the Companion, simply visit the official page and follow the instructions. At the time of this writing, the Companion is available on both the Apple App Store as well as Google Play.
While the Companion is not required to participate in events at Meeple Madness, using it will greatly improve your experience in the shoppe.
About the Companion
With the Companion, you can register for upcoming events and review any events you’re currently registered for. While at our events you can also see your table assignment and pairing for each round, track your life totals, and submit round results.
Beyond our events, the Companion also allows you to create your own informal events for your friends, create pairings, and run the event like a pro!
Registering for our Events
To register for an event, you’ll need the event code. It’s a 6-digit code (alpha numeric) that can be found either in the official event description in the Wizards Event Locator, in our FaceBook event posts, or on our Discord Server.
If you can’t find an event code for some reason, feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll get you the code you need.
Once you’ve typed in the code, you’re pre-registered for the event. You’ll see the event in your list of available events and will see your current status to let you know whether you’re currently on the waiting list, or whether your registration has been finalized, and a seat is reserved for you.
Please note that, at this time, there is no way to remove yourself from an event – once you’re in, you’re in. If you’re not able to attend, feel free to contact us. If you can’t contact us, of course, we’ll figure it out pretty quickly once the event starts, and will remove you from it at that time.
Waiting for Host
Once you’re registerd, you’ll see “Waiting for Host.” At this point, you’re essentially on the automatic waiting list for the event.
When we check our systems, we’ll see your name in our “Lobby” and will be able to move you to the event proper.
Please note that many of our events have limited seating. If you are traveling from a distance, make sure to check the Companion app before heading out to make sure you’ve got a confirmed seat.
Waiting for Players
When you see “Waiting for Players…” on your screen, it means we’ve confirmed a seat for you in the event.
In general, we try to have folks cleared and confirmed at least three hours before the event, so you can plan your evening accordingly.
If you’re ever confused about your status, feel free to contact the shoppe, and we’ll do our best to clarify your situation.
Arriving at the Shoppe
In general, arriving at 7:00 PM for our weeknight events will give you plenty of time to get settled and ready. For sealed events (Drafts, Sealed Packs, etc.), we start Deck Construction or Drafting right at 7:15 PM. For constructed events, the first round begins at 7:30 PM.
In both cases, registration ends right around 7:15 PM. We are able to allow for late registration, as long as you arrive before the end of the 1st round. For folks that arrive after the start of the first round, they are required to receive a Game Loss for round one, and then will play the event normally starting in round two.
Got a Question?
If you have a question about any of our events, please let us know!