You don't need to go through Discord, unless that is what your local game store of choice is using to communicate with people. If your local game store doesn't link their social media accounts on their website, I suggest trying a game store in the closest major city to you.
This is a lot of work for a sleeve...
If you deem that it is too much work for a sleeve, then you don't HAVE to go through the steps to get the sleeve. You can still participate in the event. The FNM at Home events is just one of the things we're doing to connect with local game stores in these hard times. We want to build community and connect folks (online). :slightly_smiling_face:
You don't need to go through Discord, unless that is what your local game store of choice is using to communicate with people. If your local game store doesn't link their social media accounts on their website, I suggest trying a game store in the closest major city to you.This is a terrible event and you should pass this info along. There are a lot of people like me who don't have a local scene. The last card shop around here that did any events closed years ago. What am I supposed to do? Go beg on random Facebook MTG pages?
It doesn't have to be from your local scene if you don't have one, and you don't have to "beg". Just look at their Facebook wall to see if they're involved, or message them like "Hey are you participating in the FNM at Home Arena event?" In my experience, stores are most active on Facebook.
my store had me post my screenshot to their discord. and others are too. is that correct? or does it need to be social media so Wizards can see it too?
Nope, just Discord is totally fine!
(Editing to say that if this is your first time using Discord, it is SUPER easy to use and you're going to love it! I have used a LOT of voice clients to play games and Discord is by far my favorite.)
What if you are one of those people (like me) who refuses to use Twitter , Facebook and all that other junk? I do NOT want to set up a Facebook account. I do NOT want to set up a Twitter account. I would have no issue walking into my LGS but of course during these times they are closed. So what then?
You can look at their social media to see if they're participating, and then call or email them.