Talk:DCI (Wizards of the Coast)

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Name of article[edit]

The DCI is technically known simply as the DCI, not the Duelists' Convocation International. From the DCI Universal Tournament Rules (UTR): DCI: Organization dedicated to developing and maintaining tournament structures for trading card and miniatures games. Formerly an acronym for Duelists' Convocation International, the name is now simply the DCI.

Can the title of this page be changed to DCI? If so, I (or someone else) could add comments explaining that the DCI did once stand for Duelists' Convocation International. fsufezzik 21:01, Dec 21, 2004 (UTC)

Normally, I'd agree. Unfortunately DCI is already taken (with a disambiguation page), and that acronym is used by many other organizations. That means, if we were to rename this article, we'd have to make it parenthetical. Something like DCI (Wizards of the Coast) or DCI (Magic: The Gathering). Neither of those sounds like the right way to go. I say we keep it as it is, and make sure it's very clear in the first paragraph. -- Netoholic @ 21:50, 2004 Dec 21 (UTC)
Good fix - thanks! -- fsufezzik 19:22, Dec 25, 2004 (UTC)
My preference would be DCI (Wizards of the Coast), even though it appears a bit clumsy. After all, DCI is the 'real name' now, not Duelists' Convocation International (which should, naturally, still redirect to that DCI page).
There is actually a precedent of this. A band formerly known as DAD, which stood for 'Disneyland after Dark', long time ago changed its name to DAD, which doesn't stand for anything. This was due to a lawsuit from Disney. Their Wikipedia article is titled D-A-D and they are linked from the DAD disambiguation page. The spelling D-A-D is, I think, a bit artificial, because I've seen them also credited as D.A.D. (for instance Amazon record store) and DAD. They could as well just be DAD_(rock_band) or something.
Thus, I'd sleep better with the article moved to DCI_(something). Not going to lose sleep if it isn't moved, though. These three paragrapsh are signed by: 130.231.89.99 10:37, 16 January 2007 (UTC) Matti Nuortio, Oulu, Finland
Yeah... having the page titled "Duelists' Convocation International" and the first sentence of the article be "DCI (formerly known as the Duelists' Convocation International)" is more than a bit clumsy. I think retitling the page makes sense. 63.163.61.3 19:18, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Magic-centric[edit]

This article is very centered on Magic: the Gathering, but the DCI also sanctions other Wizards of the Coast and Avalon Hill games. Seems like that ought to be mentioned somewhere, and maybe the high-level Magic events ought to be somewhere on their own. --PeterCooperJr 14:47, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Good point. I'll look into this. Stifle 19:27, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Two-Headed Giant Format[edit]

This has become increasingly more prominent in tournaments (it's a new format). Can someone include this in the MTG section?

Definitely yes. There will be a Magic Two-Headed Giant Pro Tour soon. 130.231.89.99 10:43, 16 January 2007 (UTC) Matti Nuortio, Oulu, Finland

Look at Me![edit]

Should it be mentioned towards the end of the article that the DCI - in a way - has their own 'commemorative' Magic card: Look at Me, I'm the DCI? This could be a trivia section like entry or something. 130.231.89.99 10:41, 16 January 2007 (UTC) Matti Nuortio, Oulu, Finland

You're right, except Wikipedia is trying to eliminate Trivia sections. IF there's a way to fit it in without having to insert a trivia section by all means put it in. --Kpsi355 (talk) 02:12, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

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Judge Program[edit]

Just added a section about the judge program. While the content is fine the writing might be nicer. Somebody more capable than me should take a look at it and improve it. Thanks, OdinFK (talk) 13:26, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I think the Judge (Magic: The Gathering) page should be merged into this site. Most of the information is covered here anyway and this page is not so crowded as to require a spinoff. Thematically it belongs here as well. OdinFK (talk) 08:16, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Invitational cards[edit]

I don't know if Pikula won Invitational before Finkel or not, but I'm pretty sure that Meddling Mage is from Jon Finkel and Shadowmage Infiltrator is from Chris Pikula. I corrected it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.20.81.152 (talk) 07:55, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

That's not true and somebody has also correctly changed it back already. Thanks for your help anyway. OdinFK (talk) 12:21, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

References to tournament policy documents[edit]

In the new section about rankings are a couple of links to tournament policy documents. Unfortunately the linked documents are replaced with newer versions from time to time. If anybody knows a place where the older versions can be accessed, then it would be helpful to replace the links I gave with those more static versions. OdinFK (talk) 12:02, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Elo Rating[edit]

Magic hasn't used Elo Rating for a while now, yet the article still says it does.votan (talk) 09:18, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Furthermore, Elo Rating was maintained until February 2012, not September 2011. Hahahopp (talk) 12:27, 20 November 2014 (UTC)