Core sets return with Core 2019 and it seems that the rule of 5’s is firmly in place. Five Planeswalkers and 5 elder dragons bookend a 280 card set that is all about the action. Dragons, Elves, Zombies, and Nicol Bolas…(wait, is it the planeswalker or elder dragon? Ah, what the hell…lets make it both!), this set may cover the basics, but basic, it ain’t. Prerelease the week of July 7th, Release the week after.
Magic Open House is mainly about bringing in new players to introduce to the game, and D20 Games is a great place to do it. On Magic Open House day, Players can stop by for fun, casual play that includes learn-to-play Magic events, free Welcome Deck tutorials for new players. It is a light and fun event. And if you are one of those new players, you are super welcome. Magic is a great game, (there is a reason that it’s stuck around for 25 years.) It does take a good mind to master, but once you get the basics, it’s all in the cards. (How to play magic) (More How to Play Magic)
(Depending on who shows up, we’ll do a mini how to play magic class at ~11)
Players who participate in any aspect of the event (bring a friend, play in the tournament, or buy one of the Intro Decks) receive a promo card, and the new players will receive a Welcome Deck. A casual League-style Standard tournament at 12 noon. Entry to that event will be $5 and everybody will win a pack, PLUS a bunch of extra promos that I’ll scatter around to reward the brave new folks and thank those experienced players based on how much they are doing to help the new players feel welcome.(Experienced/regular players…this is a chance to pay it forward, and we need ya to help make new players feel invited and welcome.)
BONUS—Get a chance to buy one of the new Core 2019 Intro decks two weeks early! Supplies are limited. And we’ll throw in an extra booster pack with any other intro or challenger deck bought that day.
This is a special Magic Set built for our very favorite format, Two-Headed Giant. Features two new mechanics, Assist that basically lets your partner help with the “rent” (paying for the cost of creature or spell.) and Partner with, a pair of creatures (or planeswalkers) who let either teammate hunt through their deck to find it’s mate and bring it to hand.
(Personal Note…been using Draftsim to do test drafts/sealed’s of Dominara for the last week….this set is a BLAST!!-Ben) Dominaria, is the homeworld of Magic..the place where it all began, so it’s a special treat that when they decided to return to it for the first time since Urza traipsed around Time Spiral, that they invited a special guest to help with the set Design. For those who weren’t around when Richard Garfield created Magic, may know him better from the last major time he lent a hand, the deeply beloved original Innistrad block. Now the legend is back to help with a set that is both literally and looks to become figuratively legendary.
Sagas: The new set is all about the Legendary and includes a great new type of card called a Saga. These are enchantments that tell their own story, by firing off a new “chapter” over the 3 turns. These are extremely interesting and pretty damn fun.
The Cards: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/dominaria/cards
The New mechanics: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dominaria-mechanics-2018-03-2
So we are doing something cool with Two-headed Giants at D20. Two headed giants are one of our favorite Magic events because it gives people a chance to hang out together and share something they really like. It’s great for buddies, couples and Kid Parent combos. (The really cool thing is that its like tandem skydiving, as long as one player knows how to pull the cord, the other can come along for the fun, without worrying about making any mistakes…its a great way to share something with someone you care about.) THG are each Saturday starting at 4 pm (except the First Saturday which is Date Night Magic)
The Changes–3 different versions of THG each month (at least) Classic, Plus, and Premium…how does that sound? Every Saturday (except the first Saturday of the month and rare special events) we do two headed Giants as a team event. The rotating different versions will be:
2nd Sat-Classic: 4 of the current block (newest packs) ($20pp-4packs each)
3rd Sat-THG Plus = Fat Pack Wars. Each team has one member reach into the mystery box and pick out a pack that matches a random Fat Pack (or Bundle) from Born of the Gods to the latest. ($25 pp-6 packs each)
4th Sat: Premium – Master’s Chaos or Mystery box Prerelease kits. Each month we will switch off between 4 pack per person Chaos (mystery sets that include one of the Masters packs) or a mystery box prerelease kits from as far back as Return to Ravnica/dragons maze-6 packs plus promo cards per person ($30 pp–4 packs with one masters pack, or 6 pack prerelease kits)
5th Saturday-Mystery Box THG—Prerelease (rerelease) kits. Random Prerelease kit per player..6 packs plus bonus promo card. ($30pp)
**I reserve to motify any of the events in the future, because, well, we came up with a cool idea and wanted to try it out. The goal is to make it fun!
The sands of Amonkhet swirl from the wind of the drumbeat wings as the greatest of dragons battles his fellow gods for the fate of those below, living, dead or something more than both. At the Hour of Devastation Prerelease…battle with or as those gods to determine who will live, die, or go to Jack in the box later as zombies. (Hey, just ’cause you’re undead doesn’t mean a shake won’t hit the spot. Besides, where else can a zombie go at 3 in the morning when everyone else is sleeping.) Welcome to the second chapter in the Egyptian-inspired desert plane, where life after death is just part of life…
Prerelease When: Events Sat at 10, Sat at 4, Sun at 10 and a two-headed Giant, Sunday at 3 pm. (Remember to sign up in advance..$30 before the event, $35 the day of the event) As always, we do competitive and casual side by side to make sure both groups have the fun they are looking for.
Newest Cards— http://mythicspoiler.com/
About the story- http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/storytelling
Official Wizards source of the cards- http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/cards
New Magic http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/hour-devastation-mechanics-2017-06-16
Things are revolting in Kaladesh….(ok…that was bad) Tezzeret has come to town and turned things into a different kind of party..
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). Choose when you sign up. Sunday at 3 is a Two-headed Giant using the same special prerelease packs.
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.
Things are revolting in Kaladesh….(ok…that was bad) Tezzeret has come to town and turned things into a different kind of party. The second set of the Kaladesh block takes the playful world of Kaladesh and revolutionizes it. (Ah man…the Dad puns are just forcing their way out today..) Here is a bunch good links to give you the scoop on the new set…
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.
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.
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.