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By: runeliger, Sebastian Park
Apr 24 2012 11:43am
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Hello everyone. It's my pleasure to come to you all with some really great news. As many of you know, roughly three weeks ago was the anniversary of the departure of Magic Online's community leader and one of my dear friends Erik Friborg.

The past year, Heath, Tami, and I have been discussing how we would liquidate Erik's MTGO account such that we could raise more money for Bruce's Scholarship fund. As you all may know, I mentioned that we've finally moved the cards and that now we were going to figure out how to raise the most money and also get the community involved.

Three weeks later, I'm happy to announce the start of HammyBot, a bot made in the memory and honor of Erik Friborg, containing his (almost) entire collection!

How the bot works is that you simply shop at the bot for your purchases of any card that was in Erik's collection. You can do this with tickets and 100% of all purchases made on the bot, be it basic lands or a premium dual land, will be donated to Bruce's Fund.  All credits left on the bots for over 2 months will be donated to Tami and Bruce.

Heath has also decided to donate the difference in the exchange rate between tickets and USD, ensuring that 100% (and often more than 100%) of your donation goes to Bruce's Fund.

With regard to the special cards, we're also holding an auction, auctioning off Erik's copies of his misprinted Siege-Gang Commander and Ambush Commander the following few weeks, so please keep an eye out for that.

Thank you again to Tami for allowing this process to happen. Also thanks to Heath for his continued work and generosity, without which, none of this would be possible (he's been so kind to donate the bot usage, the server to host the bot, the account to sell the cards on the bot, and just so much more throughout this entire process). Lastly, a special thanks to everyone who PM'd us about the state of this bot. We've been working to make sure this was the best option and once that braintrust was established, 

Thank you everyone and we'll have a follow-up post with regards to the special auctions!


Sebastian Park

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runeliger AT pureMTGO DOT com

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think this is a fantastic by JustSin at Tue, 04/24/2012 - 13:19
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think this is a fantastic idea

Woo hoo! by BlippyTheSlug at Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:19
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Most awesome! Woo hoo!

I'll put in some tickets. by MBeasley at Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:50
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I'll put in some tickets. Sorry Heath, I guess I'll be giving my tix to Hammy instead of MTGOtraders for the meanwhile.

I take that back. I would do by MBeasley at Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:53
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I take that back. I would do it but the bot is always busy. You might need to open a few more otherwise nobody will be able to get in. It's probably busier than the MTGOtraderFreeBot

Still, a nice idea though. It's rare to see nice things on the internet.

Small correction by mtgotraders at Tue, 04/24/2012 - 16:51
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Thanks for posting the article but I wanted to make sure people knew that the credits are not shared with our bots and that the bot was setup by Cardbot and is run on our servers so make sure to tell the cardbot crew thanks also.