Announcement: No D&D 10/19-(for next 3 weeks). Commander 2016 decks Release 11/11/16

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  • Upcoming Events
  • Fri 09

    Friday Night Magic

    December 9 @ 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm
    Sat 10

    Standard Showdown Magic 1:15pm

    December 10 @ 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Sat 10

    Kaladesh Two-Headed Giant

    December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Announcements

    D&D is Back… Two headed Giants for the rest of the holiday.
    Great Games to play with the family on the holidays…Support your friendly local game store and we’ll support you right back!

    Special Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving:

    Secret Parents Shopping Wednesday Nights Through December….Open From 9-11 pm for Parents to come in without the kids around.

    • Pokemon

      • Pokemon standard on Sat- 11-1–will end at 1 pm sharp.
    • Magic–
      1. Friday
        Friday Night Magic @ 7PM  Kaladesh.
      2. Saturday. 12/3/16  –
        ~1-1:15 Standard Showdown-($10)  Standard Event with special promo packs for both top and random players as well as two-packs per player into prize pool.
        4pm Two Headed Giant
      3. Sunday- 11/27/16
        10:30..Standard Magic Tournament

     

     

     

    Magic Commander 2016

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    Four color commanders are a’ coming!   The new Commander 2016 Decks are coming out this week and they are creating a lot of excitement.  The big new mechanics are Partner, where two Commanders who both have Partner can be picked as if they were one to be your Commander.  Place one or two in play at a time.

    Undaunted makes more the merrier, getting cheaper to cast  for each other player in the group.

    The decks will cost $35-40, or all 5 for $140.  And they will come with a coupon for $2.50 off one of our Zombie Commander events ($5) on Sat the 12th and Sun the 13th.

     

     

     

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    Commander (2016 Edition)

    Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors.

    Commander 2016 Mechanics

    By Matt Tabak The Magic: The Gathering-Commander series of products, the latest of which is appropriately called the 2016 Edition, gives players a great way into Commander. Each 100-card deck is ready to battle. But it also gives experienced Commander players all sorts of interesting new options for their existing Commander decks, plus innovative hooks to inspire new decks.

     

    Commander (2016 Edition)

    The Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Commander (2016) releases on November 11, 2016.

     

Upcoming Events

Kaladesh Two-Headed Giant

Kaladesh Two-Headed Giant

Two-headed giants are a team Magic the Gathering event. Teams usually comprise of buddies, parent/kid combos, and a lot of couples. Both players play together, sharing a life total, showing each other their cards, consulting with each other and playing at the same times, and play 3 rounds for extra prize packs, (but mostly for fun.)

Friday Night Magic

Friday Night Magic

Friday Night Magic-$15 pp. Draft format…single draft starts at 7 p.m. Win a round, win a pack. (Very friendly people.)

Standard Showdown Magic 1:15pm

Standard Showdown Magic 1:15pm

Standard Showdown… Standard tournament for the cool Standard Showdown promo packs.  1:15 on Saturday for 4 Saturdays in a row.

D20 Featured Posts

Win with Grace, Lose with Style, Play for fun…The rules of the store and The Elections… (Or, don’t listen to them, listen to me…)

Win with Grace, Lose with Style, Play for fun…The rules of the store and The Elections… (Or, don’t listen to them, listen to me…)

Message to the kids a the store, don’t behave like these guys (you know way better then they seem to.)

So I shoplifted as a kid.  An open letter to my D20 kids about shoplifting..

So I shoplifted as a kid. An open letter to my D20 kids about shoplifting..

“I couldn’t understand how I went from feeling such a good feeling of being clever and getting away with being better then the system to having what felt like a physical pit in my stomach and a flush of shame that I was convinced would never, ever go away…”

Time To be a Good Duck-Doing good just ’cause

  Important!  A moment of Good Duckery needed:  Not that long ago, one of our regulars, an EMT and general good guy, had his Magic collection stolen from his car.  We felt bad and did what he could to help him out, but it got me thinking. When someone steals from you like that, it…

Eternal Masters–Sooo Much good stuff

Eternal Masters–Sooo Much good stuff

Eternal Masters at D20 Games….what we think and what events we’re running.

Screen Free Week-May 2-8th

Screen Free Week-May 2-8th

D20 Challenge—can you get your parents to go a whole week without screens? (No TV, Videogames, social media, or anything else that sticks noses into screens. ) Work and homework onscreen ONLY as REALLY needed! Free Magic/Pokemon packs for completing the challenge.

The Case for Family Game Night

The Case for Family Game Night

The case for Family Game Night. I see a lot of families come into the store and see how they interact with each other. “It’s his/her thing” There are a lot of kids dropped off with parents who through their hands up in the air about understanding the games the kids are playing, but are…

Special D20 Award for Great Students

Special D20 Award for Great Students

We’ve started a program to reward kids each semester for the work they do in getting good grades, or in working hard to do major improvements in their grades.

Happy New Year -2015

Happy New Year -2015

Happy New Year folks… Here is the D20 2014 year in review( in rhyme) Before we get started, a nod to the camp of game day winners, those we call champ… January brought us a magic memento As many of us hoofed it to Grand Prix Sacremento And in Pokemon, to Black & White we…

D20 Games-Intro to D&D for Parents (and others)

D20 Games-Intro to D&D for Parents (and others)

By Ben Calica This guide is designed as a simple, English translation for parents, significant others, and just those who felt curious as to what the heck D&D is all about.  We run D&D Encounters at D20 Games these days, and I’m old enough to have played the game with the first white books back in the…

Parents back to school Guide for Trading Card Games

Parents back to school Guide for Trading Card Games

Or how to send your kid off to school with their beloved trading cards and get both back happy and whole… Private Note to (fellow) Parents: Ok…now that school is back in session, a few parent to parent bits of advice about collectible card games during the school year.   First…what are TCG’s (Trading card games)?…