Hour of Devastation

Hour of Devastation Two-Headed Giant

Hour of Devastation Two-Headed Giant – Each player gets 3 Hours of Devastation packs and one Amonkhet booster pack to share in building their two decks.

Ton of fun and best way EVER for bringing in people who haven’t felt comfortable playing before. It works great for significant others, buddies who want to check it out, or just friends who want to play.

$17.50 each player, get (4) packs for each player starting at  4 pm- build decks until play begins at 5:30

Who’s it good for:

  • Buddies
  • Sweeties (couples…either where both play, or the significant other is looking for a nice, no-pressure way to share something the other person really likes)
  • Parent/Kid combos (or big sibling, etc)  Kids get to be the smart ones for once, and the parents get to see what this is about (and get a great date with their kid)

About Two Headed Giants

Parent & Kids playing two-headed Giant
Parent & Kids playing 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.  Because of that it is both great social fun, and probably the best way for a new player, or someone who is just curious what their buddy/kid/or SO likes so much about the game to get a chance to try without feeling any pressure to know all (or any) of the rules.  Think of it like tandem skydiving…you get all the fun, without having to worry about when to pull the rip-cord.(It is particularly great for Moms or Dads who want to have a really cool date night with their kids. This event is a GREAT way for parents to figure out what this thing the kids are doing is anyway, and for the kids to get a chance to be the ones who know what is going on for a change. ;-)Because you play as a team and can help each other out, the kid gets to be the smart one for a change, and the parent gets to play without needing to worry about “doing it wrong”. Also…kids love having their mom or dad help them try and beat another team.)

Each player (head) gets 4 packs and shares them with their partner to make two 40 card decks, one for each player . You’ll have plenty of cards to use to make interesting decks with that number of packs, and the cards you open are yours to keep.  Teams play 3 matches against other teams (since the team starts with 30 life instead of twenty, it is a single game…they usually last anywhere from 25-50 minutes.) If you win a round, each team gets two prize packs.  If you lost, you will most likely be paired up with someone else who had the same type of night, so it tends to balance itself out.

D20 tends to be a friendly place to play, and the Two-headed Giants are particularly so.  We have great players who take pride in making other players feel welcome and remembering that it’s a game, its played for fun. 😉

Frequently asked Questions

What is it?: Two-Headed Giant Magic Tournament. (Two players on the same team, sharing life and playing in parallel against other teams of players)

Do I need to know what I’m doing?: Since both players play at the same time and can show each other their cards, as long as one of the two players knows what they are doing, nothing is required of the other player. It is the best, most fun way to learn the game.

Do we need to make and bring our own decks? Nope. This is what is called a sealed deck tournament, which basically means that each team gets a fixed number of packs (8) of Magic cards to build the two decks used to play in the tournament.

How much does it cost? $17.50 per person which includes 4 packs ($19.50 including sleeves) (Special sets may cost more)

When is is and how long does it go? Get packs as early as 4 pm, starts at 5:30 and the last match usually ends by 8:30 (if not earlier).

We also run kid friendly drafts for 9-14 year-olds the first Saturday of each month at 5:30m and adult FNM at 6:45 on Fridays.

www.alameda.com 510-522-2109.

MTG, Magic the Gathering, Friday Night Magic, FNM

Sun 10am Hour of Devastation Game Day

 

Playmat for Game Day Champion

Hour of Devastation Game Day

When: Aug 5th and 6th @ 10am

Where: D20 Games, 1530 Park Street

Time: 10 AM Saturday ; 10:00 AM Sunday

What:Hours of Devastation  Standard format Swiss competition.

Entry Fee: $10 (two packs per player added into the prize pool)

Promo for Participation

Game Days are the first opportunity for you to play Standard (60 card min. deck with max 15 card sideboard) with the newest cards. Join us for Magic  Game Day. This is a competitive level event, which means that the rules will be enforced at the same level they do at the big events.  (We still play with our normal friendly attitude, but no “wait, I didn’t mean to do that” etc.)   (Advice on how to build a standard deck from Wizards)

The following sets are Standard legal for this event: Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Amonkhet, and Hour of Devastation.

All participants receive an exclusive participation promo  full art card(while supplies last). The Top 8 players each receive an exclusive Foil full-art foil card.  The cards are awarded to the Top 8 players even if the tournament cuts only to the Top 4. In addition, the first place winner of Magic Game Day will receive an exclusive limited-edition Playmat.

Number of rounds will be determined by number of players.

Promo for Top 8 players
  1. 8 players-3 rounds, no top cut
  2. 8-16 players-4-or 5 rounds, cut to top 4(single elimination)
  3. Above 16 players, 4 or more rounds, cut to top 8 (single elimination)

 

Sat 10am Hour of Devastation Game Day

 

Playmat for Game Day Champion

Hour of Devastation Game Day

When: Aug 5th and 6th @ 10am

Where: D20 Games, 1530 Park Street

Time: 10 AM Saturday ; 10:00 AM Sunday

What:Hours of Devastation  Standard format Swiss competition.

Entry Fee: $10 (two packs per player added into the prize pool)

Promo for Participation

Game Days are the first opportunity for you to play Standard (60 card min. deck with max 15 card sideboard) with the newest cards. Join us for Magic  Game Day. This is a competitive level event, which means that the rules will be enforced at the same level they do at the big events.  (We still play with our normal friendly attitude, but no “wait, I didn’t mean to do that” etc.)   (Advice on how to build a standard deck from Wizards)

The following sets are Standard legal for this event: Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, Kaladesh, Aether Revolt, Amonkhet, and Hour of Devastation.

All participants receive an exclusive participation promo  full art card(while supplies last). The Top 8 players each receive an exclusive Foil full-art foil card.  The cards are awarded to the Top 8 players even if the tournament cuts only to the Top 4. In addition, the first place winner of Magic Game Day will receive an exclusive limited-edition Playmat.

Number of rounds will be determined by number of players.

Promo for Top 8 players
  1. 8 players-3 rounds, no top cut
  2. 8-16 players-4-or 5 rounds, cut to top 4(single elimination)
  3. Above 16 players, 4 or more rounds, cut to top 8 (single elimination)

 

Sun 11am Hour of Devastation Release-Sealed Starter

Release weekend promo cardThe dragon’s plans spanned millennia and his perception straddled centuries, a winding maze of possibility and circumstance and statistics and likelihood. Usually the dragon played the odds when shaping his decisions—but now, to manifest his needs, the dragon would need to be violent in his choices….” Hour of Devastation Prerelease story snippit..WOTC. 

Draft and Sealed Simulator

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 Egyptia-inspired  desert plane,  where life after death is just part of life…

When: Events– Friday Night Magic at 7, Sat, Two Headed Giant at 4, Sun at 11 and a League Starter Sealed, Sunday at 11 pm. 

What: Sealed event (get 6 packs 4 Hours and 2 Amonkhet and build best 40 card deck.)  Three rounds, win a round, win a pack.  This event will be a double bonus because the packs you get for this event can also be used for participating in the hours of Devastation league.  The league will be an ongoing sealed, where each Thursday you can get a new pack to add for $3, provided you have done at least 3 matches the previous week.  We will do that league going on for the next 8 weeks, including a special league box for a limited number of players.

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.

Nicol Bolas, Got Pharoh
Nicol is Back!!

About the set

The Cards 

The New Mechanics 

Samut the Tested

4pm THG Hour of Devastation Release

The dragon’s plans spanned millennia and his perception straddled centuries, a winding maze of possibility and circumstance and statistics and likelihood. Usually the dragon played the odds when shaping his decisions—but now, to manifest his needs, the dragon would need to be violent in his choices….” Hour of Devastation Prerelease story snippit..WOTC. 

Draft and Sealed Simulator

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 Egyptia-inspired  desert plane,  where life after death is just part of life…

When: Events– Friday Night Magic at 7, Sat, Two Headed Giant at 4, Sun at 11 and a League Starter Sealed, Sunday at 11 pm. 

What: Two-Headed Giant using the last of our prerelease packs, so 6 packs plus a promo card for EACH of the two player teammates. ($35 at the door, $30 advanced registration.) play three rounds, win a round, win a pack). Choose when you sign up.  Two-headed giant is a two player team event, where the two players share their cards to make a deck for each of them that they play as a team.  Great for buddies, couples, parent kid combos or anyone who wants to share the fun.  Kinda like tandem skydiving, as long as one person knows how to play, the other can just enjoy the ride.

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.

Nicol Bolas, Got Pharoh
Nicol is Back!!

About the set

The Cards 

The New Mechanics 

Samut the Tested

FNM Hour of Devastation Release

(Online sales end 1 hour before all events)

Release weekend promo cardThe dragon’s plans spanned millennia and his perception straddled centuries, a winding maze of possibility and circumstance and statistics and likelihood. Usually the dragon played the odds when shaping his decisions—but now, to manifest his needs, the dragon would need to be violent in his choices….” Hour of Devastation Prerelease story snippit..WOTC. 

Draft and Sealed Simulator

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…

When: Events– Friday Night Magic at 7, Sat, Two Headed Giant at 4, Sun at 11 and a League Starter Sealed, Sunday at 11 pm. 

What: Draft–Each player gets 3 packs, opens and picks a card and passes the rest to the person next to them.  Lather, rinse and repeat until all the cards from the packs have been picked.  Take about 23-26 of the 40+ cards you get and add land to make a 40 card minimum deck. Play 3 rounds, win a round, win a pack with an option of a free draft to those who go undefeated.  Since it’s a new set, and none of us know what we are doing yet, it’s a great time for new players to come and join.

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.

Nicol Bolas, Got Pharoh
Nicol is Back!!

About the set

The Cards 

The New Mechanics 

Samut the Tested

Sun 3pm THG Hour of Devastation Prerelease

The dragon’s plans spanned millennia and his perception straddled centuries, a winding maze of possibility and circumstance and statistics and likelihood. Usually the dragon played the odds when shaping his decisions—but now, to manifest his needs, the dragon would need to be violent in his choices….” Hour of Devastation Prerelease story snippit..WOTC. 

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 Egyptia-inspired  desert plane,  where life after death is just part of life…

When: Events Sat at 10, Sat at 4, Sun at 10 and a two-headed Giant, Sunday at 3 pm. 

About Two Headed Giants

Parent & Kids playing two-headed Giant
Parent & Kids playing 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.  Because of that it is both great social fun, and probably the best way for a new player, or someone who is just curious what their buddy/kid/or SO likes so much about the game to get a chance to try without feeling any pressure to know all (or any) of the rules.  Think of it like tandem skydiving…you get all the fun, without having to worry about when to pull the rip-cord.(It is particularly great for Moms or Dads who want to have a really cool date night with their kids. This event is a GREAT way for parents to figure out what this thing the kids are doing is anyway, and for the kids to get a chance to be the ones who know what is going on for a change. ;-)Because you play as a team and can help each other out, the kid gets to be the smart one for a change, and the parent gets to play without needing to worry about “doing it wrong”. Also…kids love having their mom or dad help them try and beat another team.)

Each player (head) gets one prerelease kitchen and shares them with their partner to make two 40 card decks, one for each player . You’ll have plenty of cards to use to make interesting decks with that number of packs, and the cards you open are yours to keep.  Teams play 3 matches against other teams (since the team starts with 30 life instead of twenty, it is a single game…they usually last anywhere from 25-50 minutes.) If you win a round, each team gets two prize packs.  If you lost, you will most likely be paired up with someone else who had the same type of night, so it tends to balance itself out.

Nicol Bolas, Got Pharoh
Nicol is Back!!

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/storytelling

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/cards

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/hour-devastation-mechanics-2017-06-16

 

 

Samut the Tested

Sun 10am Hour of Devastation Prerelease

The dragon’s plans spanned millennia and his perception straddled centuries, a winding maze of possibility and circumstance and statistics and likelihood. Usually the dragon played the odds when shaping his decisions—but now, to manifest his needs, the dragon would need to be violent in his choices….” Hour of Devastation Prerelease story snippit..WOTC. 

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 Egyptia-inspired  desert plane,  where life after death is just part of life…

When: Events Sat at 10, Sat at 4, Sun at 10 and a two-headed Giant, Sunday at 3 pm. 

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.

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.

Nicol Bolas, Got Pharoh
Nicol is Back!!

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/storytelling

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/cards

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/hour-devastation-mechanics-2017-06-16

 

 

Samut the Tested

Sat 4pm Hour of Devastation Prerelease

The dragon’s plans spanned millennia and his perception straddled centuries, a winding maze of possibility and circumstance and statistics and likelihood. Usually the dragon played the odds when shaping his decisions—but now, to manifest his needs, the dragon would need to be violent in his choices….” Hour of Devastation Prerelease story snippit..WOTC. 

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 Egyptia-inspired  desert plane,  where life after death is just part of life…

When: Events Sat at 10, Sat at 4, Sun at 10 and a two-headed Giant, Sunday at 3 pm. 

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.

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.

Nicol Bolas, Got Pharoh
Nicol is Back!!

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/storytelling

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/cards

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/hour-devastation-mechanics-2017-06-16

 

 

Samut the Tested

Sat 10am Hour of Devastation Prerelease

The dragon’s plans spanned millennia and his perception straddled centuries, a winding maze of possibility and circumstance and statistics and likelihood. Usually the dragon played the odds when shaping his decisions—but now, to manifest his needs, the dragon would need to be violent in his choices….” Hour of Devastation Prerelease story snippit..WOTC. 

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 Egyptia-inspired  desert plane,  where life after death is just part of life…

When: Events Sat at 10, Sat at 4, Sun at 10 and a two-headed Giant, Sunday at 3 pm.

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.

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.

Nicol Bolas, Got Pharoh
Nicol is Back!!

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/storytelling

http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/cards

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/hour-devastation-mechanics-2017-06-16

 

 

Samut the Tested

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