Events

Info for Pokemon Prerelease and Earlier time for Date Night Magic….

Hey folks-here’s the scoop.

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Magic Date Night:  Saturday Night….NEW START TIME  OF 4;00…not 5:30….and pizza is included in new price ($25) (less external food options.  Pick up is by 8:30 at the latest (I’m taking my guys to see the Avengers.)

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Pokemon Roaring Skies Prerelease event is this Saturday morning May 2nd.  Here’s the deal.  We provide the space, but it is run by the Pokemon league folks, and as much as they would like to, they can not do preregistration for the event.  They’ve been allocated stuff for about 26 players. so it will be first come, first served, with registration starting at 10:30 am.  It is $30 (cash directly paid to the organizers).  Each player gets 6 packs of the new stuff to make their best decks with, plays a few rounds, and gets two more bonus packs when they return their land at the end.  We WILL be doing our version of this event for the release the next week, so if you can’t make it,  don’t want to risk not getting in, or don’t make it before they sell out, you CAN sign up in advance for the RELEASE event the week of the 9th (I started doing this for every new set after the first time when I had to watch a small parade of teary eyed kids…the Dad in me couldn’t take it).

There WILL be standard Pokemon League side by side with this event since we have the added space…

Parent to parent happy kid tips:

  1. It is not competitive and is good for all levels of players
  2. It will be a full house, so kids should either have parents around or be comfortable with that type of scene (as should you).
  3. Make sure they have food or $$ for snacks (please make the food both clean finger and rug friendly…I put in our human sized chessboard rug myself…)
  4. To avoid the sad kid syndrome…let them know that if they don’t make it into this one, that we will have a special one the next week for the release where they will get the same number of packs, but where you can sign up in advance so you are guaranteed a spot.  Let them know that not everyone will get in and that you will give it a try.  (See me if this happens….I can provide great words of comfort that come from someone who is not their parent, and is therefore much more heard.  I know…my kids treat me like the wah-wah voice of the Peanuts cartoons as well.)
  5. Make sure they have a box or ideally small bag to keep their stuff in…with name on it.  Every time we  have kids leave a pile of good cards on a table and get very upset when someone else picks them up.

This is for the Release event on the 9th….NOT FOR THE PRERLEASE on the 2nd.

“That’s Just Broken” Fate Reforged Set info…

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Shamanic Revelation - Buy a box promo for Fate Reforged
Special limited alt. art buy a box promo for Fate Reforged

The second set in the Khans of Tarkir Block, Fate

 

Reforged, is on it’s daily reveal of new spoilers leading up to the Jan 17th and 18th prerelease and Jan 23rd release, and it has us muttering the phrase, “Well that’s just broken” over and over again with a concentration of some of the best cards we’ve seen in a magic set in years.

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Register for Prerelease.

Sat events usually sell out, and early registrants will get to pick which of the special clan packs they would like.  As usual, we will be doing casual (3 rounds, win a round win a pack) and competitive (4+ rounds with two rounds winning needed for a single pack, but 12 or more packs for the top winners, depending on the number of players.  Sun. at 3 will be a two headed giant team event.  All of the events will be sealed (build the best you can from 6 packs provided in the prerelease kits) and also as usual, fun is the main goal of the days. 😉

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Dragon Throne, Khans Release Promo Card

Kahns Release Weekend Events

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So here is the dealeo with Events for the Khans Release weekend for Khans.

(Kahn’s online Practice Drafter)

  1. Thursday at OPEN at Midnight to buy first boxes (12:01 actually…since the release is Friday Sept. 26th.
    Dragon Throne, Khans Release Promo Card
    Khans Release Promo card

    We will open at ~10 pm for a little pre-midnight Zombie Conspiracy.

  2. Friday:
    1. Release day: Boxes ($119.99, Boosters 3.99 per pack, buy 6 get one free), Intros decks ($15.99-17.99), and Fatpacks ($39.99-one bonus pack) .
    2. 7 p.m. Friday Night Magic.
  3. Saturday
    1. 1 pm…Kid’s Draft (and Non kids draft depending on signups)
    2. 4 pm...Two-Headed Giant ($17.50 pp)
  4. Sunday
    1. 11 am-Kahns Sealed tournament ($25 pp)

After it dying out for a while, interest in the league has popped back up because of how much people are enjoying Khans.  Stay tuned…

This week (and weekend)–Star Realms Toury, Magic Grand Prix Qualifier…

Hey folks, CardBack24-1

A couple of particularly interesting events this weekend:

 

Tonight (Thursday. Aug 21st) we are having our first Star Realms tournament.  This is a GREAT deck-building game that we finally got back in stock.

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And on Sunday, we are having a Qualifier for the Salt Lake City Magic Grand Prix.  Even if you don’t have any way to go, the qualifier is very interesting to try. If you’ve every wanted to see what it is like to play in a competitive tournament, this is a good one.  It is an M15 Sealed-deck event, which means that everyone has an equal chance in terms of the cards they get.  Competitive means that it includes things like opening and marking the contents of each set of six packs and then passing them around, dosie-do style so it ends up in another players hands.  Decks must be made and registered (returned to the same starting state before each match, and the rules are enforced at competitive level (no, take backs, or “I actually meant to…” and  playing to slowly can be called against you if the judge thinks that it is too much.  This not an appropriate event for new players, but if you know how to play and want to play like the big boys (and girls) do…this is a great event.

Start time is 10 am on Sunday, Aug 24th.

 

Early Releases this weekend at D20 Games—Pokemon Furious Fists, D&D 5.0 players handbook, and some great games

Hey folks…good weekend coming up. 8/8/14

Besides the Magic Game Day Events on Saturday and Sunday, we have one of our special rare pack drafts  (Ice Age Draft…) on Sat night, a Cardfight Vanguard prerelease for Divas Duet on Sunday at 2, and some early releases, or limited releases on some very, very good stuff.

These include:

  • Pokemon Furious Fists—we get to sell it on Fri. to because a certain big box retailer who shall remain nameless 😉  We have packs, starter decks AND a few Elite Trainer Boxes…
  • D&D Next Players Handbook ($50 for a limited number–we get to sell ’em two weeks before the general release on the 19th.
  • Betrayal at the House on the Hill—This is a GREAT game that has been out of print forever, but was just reprinted this week.  (And sold out IMMEDIATELY form both the manufacturer and all our distributors. I have 12 that I got after my first 4 sold out right away.)
  • We have 6 copies of Marvel Avengers vs. X-men Dice-masters game in stock..still waiting for the big reshipment
  • Star Realms (a terrific two player deck-building game) has been in extremely high demand and we’ve been waiting and waiting for it to get in…apparently it is starting to hit the distributors and should be in early next week.

 

 

 

 

Happy 4th of July Weekend…

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Hey folks…Happy 4th of July weekend!!  We’re going to be open and do some special things to have some fun for the holiday.

NEW in Stock…

  • D&D Next is finally out…D&D Next Starter Set. ($19.99)
  • Wave 4 Star Wars Mini’s are in and selling fast

NEXT WEEKEND…M15 prerelease!!! Sign ups are ready now.  Preorder boxes for $99 until the end of the 4th of July weekend…110 after that for the next week.

For the 4th:

  • Open at 4 on the 4th for FNM…(Early and frequent drafting)
  • $12 Conspiracy Drafts
  • Date Night Magic
  • $12 Conspiracy Drafts

Here are the details….

  • Friday…Open a bit late (4 pm) and then we’ll be doing FNM a bit differently so people can go see the fireworks if they want to. Instead of our usual one big draft, we’re going to be doing pods of 8 starting at 4:30 with two that will be the “Official” FNM prize card times.
    • Sign up sheets starting at 4:30…run pods when we get to 8.
    • FNM prize card pods at 5:30 and 7 (Everyone plays pods as long as there are fat least 8)
    • Sheets out for $12 conspiracy drafts (no prize…just play all weekend)  Play when there are at least 6 players
  • Saturday
    • Pokemon league IS on from 11-1 on Saturday (NO POKEMON League next week because of big Magic M15 prerelease.
    • Date Night Magic is ON for this Saturday night.
    • $12 4th of July Conspiracy Draft list starting at 2 pm,
  • Sunday
    • Last Standard tournament for a couple of weeks because of the M15 prerelease and release events
    • $12 Conspiracy drafts.

We also have some GREAT family games we got in for weekend/family Fun.  Come in and look for the Summer favorite recommendations including:

  • Cover Your Assets
  • Boss Monster
  • Battle Sheep
  • Gravwell
  • And we have Cardwars back in stock…

M15 Prerelease Events @ D20 Games

 

M15-Prerelease-Banner-1Prerelease time!!! M15 is looking full of what I can only term as the Magic Equivalent of Super-Heroes. 😉 (Including SIX planeswalkers, 4 of which are brand new. )

As usual we are running 4 `prerelease events, two on Saturday and Two on Sunday.

What: Sealed Standard event (get 6 packs of the new stuff and build best 40 card deck.)  Play either competitive (at least 4 rounds, with bigger fistfuls of prize packs for the winners, but needing to win at least two rounds to get any prize packs.) or casual (play three rounds, win a round, win a pack)

Who: Who’s it good for?  Since everyone is starting from scratch from a new set, this is a great event for all players.  We run a very friendly shop, so particularly for the casual events, feel free to ask for and get help in figuring out what to make.  Regardless of what happens, you get to keep all your cards and have a day worth of fun.

Each of 5 different color prerelease pack comes with 5 M15 boosters and 1 special seeded pack of it’s color, as well as a special promo card that can be used in the deck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Game Day(s) Sat & Sun 24-25th

Jouney-into-Nyx-GamedayThe 9 event Hero’s Path that Wizards started with Theros comes to its conclusion this weekend, with the chance to play against the Defeat a God, starting during the Game Day events.  Players can bring a standard deck or can use one of the draft or two-headed Giant decks to play against the third (and final) of the special challenge decks.  Bring in any of the hero cards that you may have acquired during the previous prereleases or special events and you can pick two that will help during with your battle with the gods themselves.  We are also doing at Journey Into Nyx Two Headed Giant on the 24th, to round out the day…

Every player gets this full art promo
Foil full art promo for the top 8 each day

Also, starting at 10 am on Sat the 24th and Sun the 25th are the Journey Into Nyx Game Day events.  These competitive standard format tournaments will have special full art promo cards for each player, foil full art promo cards for the top 8 of each event, and el numero uno each day gets the special championship playmat.

First place playmat for each days winner.

Born of the Gods is on it’s way!!!

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The second chapter in the Greek inspired Theros block is on it’s way and we’re starting to get psyched.   Prerelease is signing up now (sign up soon to get the color of your choice for the prereleae pack.)  Pre-order box prices are starting to go up, but we will do $105 this week, going up to $120 when the set releases, so if you want to order those, let us know. Also only the first 30 orders for boxes get the buy a box promos, and we don’t know what those are yet and that often will raise the box prices if it ends up being awesome.


The first Born of the Gods spoilers from the set, KioraThe spoilers will start for real around Jan 13, but Wizards gave us a holiday peek with the first planeswalker of the set. This will be a 165 card set, designed to be drafted with Theros.  They are also continuing the Hero’s path, that gave us the Hydra deck last time around, so look for more opportunities to get the special promo hero cards to help in the next challenge.

Our Prerelease will be the first weekend of the month, with events on:

As usual, we will be doing Kids and Casual (3 round, win a round, win a pack) for all the events, side by side with competitive (4-5 rounds, win at least two round to get a pack, but much bigger numbers of packs for the top winners) for everything except the two-headed Giant (just casual for that one.)

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