Very soon the Pokémon Guardians Rising will be released! We will be hosting two Prerelease events for Guardians rising! One on Saturday, April 29th
and the other on Sunday, April 30th
There’s a new program Pokémon is implementing for the release of Sun & Moon – Guardians Rising. Stores, like us, who host Prerelease Events will get to sell Guardians Rising product a few days early! We’ll be selling all the usual stuff on Monday, May 1st rather than the release day of May 5th.
Wondering what Prerelease Events are?
At a Pokémon Prerelease, players will get a Prerelease box which contains:
22-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets
4 Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising booster packs
1 of 4 alternate-art promo cards
Players will open all of the booster packs and use them to build a 40 card deck out of what they opened (we will provide any energies players need).The 22 card Evolution pack has some Trainer cards and some Pokémon to help you build your deck! If any of the players need help building a deck either the Pokémon Professor or one of her helpers will help out. Once everyone is done building their deck, players will be paired up to play a game! (When it’s a Prerelease, players play with 4 Prize cards instead of the usual 6.) This will happen 2 more times for a total of 3 rounds. At the end of the 3 rounds all players will get 3 Prize Boosters and 1 additional prize booster for each time they won.
Tags: Guardians Rising, Pokémon, Prerelease, Release, SM02
Why Play Booster League?
Booster League is a great format for newer players and veterans alike! If you don’t have a large collection, the format evens the playing field. If you aren’t able to spend a lot on Magic, League allows you to pay the price of a draft and then get in a bunch of games with other players! For those of you who just love to crack packs, it’s another excuse. It’s also a way for people with limited time to play Magic to drop by at hours where they may not be a large event running and still be able to find people to play with.
This time Wizards has given us these awesome League Boxes to hand out on entry! We have a bunch but supplies are limited.
Continue Reading for all the Details!
Tags: Amonkhet, Booster League, League, Magic: The Gathering, Release
Amonkhet is the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set! It’s centered around a plane of the same name. Amonkhet is a Egyptian themed plane whose residents worship the God-Pharaoh. They’re lives revolve around a singular mission: preparation for a glorious afterlife. They train their entire lives to participate in the Trials of the Five Gods to become Worthy and earn an honored afterlife. The God-Pharaoh however, is none other than Nicol Bolas, the most powerful but also most malevolent Planeswalker in existence!
Prerelease Weekend April 22nd – 23rd
We’re hosting Prerelease events for Amonkhet where you can open the new set and play with it a week
before it releases! We do have limited space so it’s not a bad idea to preregister for the event you want to play in! Click on the event links below to find out how to preregister.
Want to learn how Prereleases work? Wizard’s has a handy video guide for you!
Amonkhet Prerelease Events:
Midnight Prerelease – 12:01AM April 22nd
Saturday Two-Headed Giant Prerelease – 1PM April 22nd
Two-Headed Giant is a format where you and a partner join forces to beat other teams with your Prerelease decks!
Saturday 4PM Prerelease – 4PM April 22nd
Sunday 1PM Prerelease – 1PM April 23rd
Sunday 4PM Prerelease – 4PM April 23rd
Amonkhet Release Weekend April 28th – April 30th
Amonkhet releases for sale on Friday, April 28th!
Booster Boxes will be $124.95+Tax
While supplies last Booster Boxes will come with a Buy-a-Box Promo Archfiend of Ifnir!
Booster Packs will be $3.95+tax or 3 for $10.95+Tax
Bundles (formally known as Fat Packs) will be $39.95+Tax
We will be running $13 Draft ’til You Drop Amonkhet Drafts all weekend, starting on the Friday release! There will be a special Promo Oracle’s Vault given to everyone for every draft they participate in! (While supplies last.)
Tags: Amonkhet, Beginner, Draft, Magic: The Gathering, MTG, Prerelease, Standard
Have you ever wanted to learn to play Magic: The Gathering? On April 15th at 1PM we will be hosting our Magic Open House event!
What is Magic Open House?
Magic Open House is an event for introducing and teaching Magic: The Gathering to new players! How it will work is like this;
At 1PM we’ll get started. We will sign up new players for a Wizard’s Account (also known as a DCI Number) and then they’ll get a free Welcome Deck. Each deck contains two single color 30 card decks. Next we will give a tutorial on how to play Magic and have everyone run through some games. Players will pick one of the 30 card decks and play 1 game with another person. After they are done that game they will find a new partner and use the other 30 card deck to play a game. Lastly, players will switch partners one last time then play a game with both of the 30 card decks shuffled together.
Once everyone is done playing we will have a small casual event. We’ll hand out match cards and players will be able to go and play with their new decks at their leisure. Once a player has played 3 games (preferably with different opponents) they can bring us their match card and receive an awesome, premium Amonkhet basic land!
If you’re a veteran player, you too can earn a premium Amonkhet basic land by bringing a new player to the event (while supplies last).
I’ve learned how to play, what’s next?
There’s lots of things to do! A week after our Open House will be the Amonkhet Prerelease. Prerelease events are a lot of fun! You get to open some booster packs from the new Magic: The Gathering set before it releases for regular sale! After opening up some goodies you build a deck (we can help if you have trouble!) from what you opened and play some Magic! It will be 3 rounds to be exact, you’ll walk away with an extra booster but if you win 3 of your matches or 2 of your matches you’ll get some extra boosters.
If you’d like to buy something to further your Magic collection or improve the deck you got we have a bunch of different things for you to choose from. Buying a Planeswalker deck is a pretty good place to start. It will have a new card type that you didn’t see in the Welcome Deck which is a Planeswalker (they’re a powerful ally to help you in game). It comes with a deck and 2 booster packs which you can use to add to it. We have the Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks available for sale right now but if you want the new ones for Amonkhet you can come by Prerelease weekend to pick one up.
We will be adding a new event for newer or more casual players to our events roster. Starting Amonkhet release weekend we will have a Casual Standard event every Saturday! Entry will be $4 and will include a booster pack of the newest Standard set! Players will play 3 rounds of best of 3 matches and undefeated players will get another booster pack.
Tags: Beginner, Magic: The Gathering, MTG, Tutorial