Date Night Magic is a special event for responsible kids (9-14) and their parents itching for a local night out. Located next to some great restaurants and the Alameda theater, parents leave their kids and cell phone contact info at D20 Games on 2311 Santa Clara, starting at 5:30 for the draft only, and at 5 if they opt for the kids to have Pizza at the store first. Drafts go until 9 p.m. (to 9:30) and kids must be picked up at that point.
Do I (can I ) bring my own deck? You can bring a deck to play with between rounds, but not for the event. Everyone starts from scratch in a draft so no one has an advantage based on having a better collection of cards then someone else.
What is a Draft? Everyone starts of with 3 packs and will pass the packs around, drafting (picking) one card at a time until all three packs are done. The player will then have 40 cards or so (which he will get to keep) that he/she will pick 23 cards from to make their best deck. They open one at a time and pick a single card from that pack. A great free draft simulator that people can use to practice with is Le Bestiare.
How experienced do you need to be to play? Players should know how to play and be able to complete a few games within the 50 minutes for each round. They don’t need to be pro’s, we have lots of players that are learning, but the league is a much better place for players who don’t want to worry so much about picking or playing with a clock going. (The clock is important so the rest of the players don’t have to wait around too long for the next round to start after they are done. ) Players also NEED to be ok with winning and losing, since every game has one of each. Play for fun and have a great time.