Magic Tournaments

Friday Night Magic

New Location—1530 Park Street

160x600_FNMFor the next few weeks after Masters 25 ships…we will do Regular draft ($15 ) side by side with Iconic Masters ($35/$30 with regular prize packs).  Both will run as long as we have enough for standard draft.

Cost is $15 and comes with an optional pack of $3.50 ultra pro sleeves for only $2 extra. Format is casual, playing 3 rounds, with a pack for a prize for the winner of each round.

The Friday drafts start later, so are recommended for adults (or more advanced kids).  We run more kid friendly events on other times

BTW…GREAT Draft Practice sites

Come on in.  Drafts are a great way for everybody to start out on the same footing and have an equal chance to win and an guaranteed chance to have fun. While we have some great competitive players, we take great pride in remembering that playing games is supposed to be fun and focusing on helping everybody have a great time.

Players should know how to play the game, but players who have never tried drafting, new players, and players who haven’t played for a long time will find us a warm and welcoming group, who will help them to get comfortable so we can add new people to our mix.If you want help in getting more comfortable before hand, come on in and we’ll hook you up with one of our regulars to help out.  Being a comfortable and fun place to play is our specialty.

We also run kid specific drafts on the first Saturday of each month. We also do Two-headed Giants on most other Saturdays that end by 8:30 and are friendly for almost every age and experience group.

www.alameda.com 510-522-2109.

Sun 10am Sealed Dominarea Release

The land of legends, where magic began. We return to Dominaria for the first time since Urza strode it in Time Spiral.  This set looks amazing, in no small part to the contributions of another Legend.  This marks the first time since the original Innistrad that the creator of Magic, Richard Garfield was asked to add his,well, legendary touch.  Ok…a little much with the Legendary comments, but that is because this set is all about the Legends.  From a ton of new legendary creatures, to a new legendary card type, Sagas, an enchantment that changes the game each turn it’s in play, this is a unique set in more ways then one.

When: Dominaria Release weekend. FNM 7pm, $15, Two-headed Giant Sat @ 4pm, and sealed Sun @10 am. $30 in advance, $35 day of the event. (using remaining Prerelease kits–packs only if we run out on Sunday-$5 less)

What: Sealed Standard event (get 6 packs of the new stuff and build best 40 card deck.)(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.

Here’s what you need to get a head/catch up to the game.

Dominaria THG Release

The land of legends, where magic began. We return to Dominaria for the first time since Urza strode it in Time Spiral.  This set looks amazing, in no small part to the contributions of another Legend.  This marks the first time since the original Innistrad that the creator of Magic, Richard Garfield was asked to add his,well, legendary touch.  Ok…a little much with the Legendary comments, but that is because this set is all about the Legends.  From a ton of new legendary creatures, to a new legendary card type, Sagas, an enchantment that changes the game each turn it’s in play, this is a unique set in more ways then one.

When: Dominaria Release weekend. FNM 7pm, $15, Two-headed Giant Sat @ 4pm, and sealed Sun @10 am. $30 in advance, $35 day of the event. (using remaining Prerelease kits)

What: Two Headed Giant-two player team event.

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)

Here’s what you need to get a head/catch up to the game.

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 a 6 pack prerelease kit and shares it 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.

 

Dominaria Release! Friday Night Magic

New Location—1530 Park Street

160x600_FNMFor the next few weeks after Masters 25 ships…we will do Regular draft ($15 ) side by side with Iconic Masters ($35/$30 with regular prize packs).  Both will run as long as we have enough for standard draft.

Cost is $15 and comes with an optional pack of $3.50 ultra pro sleeves for only $2 extra. Format is casual, playing 3 rounds, with a pack for a prize for the winner of each round.

The Friday drafts start later, so are recommended for adults (or more advanced kids).  We run more kid friendly events on other times

BTW…GREAT Draft Practice sites

Come on in.  Drafts are a great way for everybody to start out on the same footing and have an equal chance to win and an guaranteed chance to have fun. While we have some great competitive players, we take great pride in remembering that playing games is supposed to be fun and focusing on helping everybody have a great time.

Players should know how to play the game, but players who have never tried drafting, new players, and players who haven’t played for a long time will find us a warm and welcoming group, who will help them to get comfortable so we can add new people to our mix.If you want help in getting more comfortable before hand, come on in and we’ll hook you up with one of our regulars to help out.  Being a comfortable and fun place to play is our specialty.

We also run kid specific drafts on the first Saturday of each month. We also do Two-headed Giants on most other Saturdays that end by 8:30 and are friendly for almost every age and experience group.

www.alameda.com 510-522-2109.

3pm THG Dominaria Prerelease

Dominaria prerelease.  Sealed (6 packs) Sat at 10 and 4, and Sun at 4 (competitive or casual). Two Headed Giant at 3 on Sunday. $30 in advance, $35 day of the event.

The land of legends, where magic began. We return to Dominaria for the first time since Urza strode it in Time Spiral.  This set looks amazing, in no small part to the contributions of another Legend.  This marks the first time since the original Innistrad that the creator of Magic, Richard Garfield was asked to add his,well, legendary touch.  Ok…a little much with the Legendary comments, but that is because this set is all about the Legends.  From a ton of new legendary creatures, to a new legendary card type, Sagas, an enchantment that changes the game each turn it’s in play, this is a unique set in more ways then one.

The prerelease is the week of April. 21st & 33nd and as usual at D20, the focus is on having as much fun as possible. Prereleases are a great chance to get to play with the new cards a week before they come out, with a whole bunch of other folks.  We’re all stumbling around trying to figure out the new set so lots of fun had by all.

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

What: Two headed Giant. Two player team event.  Each player (head) gets a 6 pack prerelease kit and shares it 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

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.

Here’s what you need to get a head/catch up to the game.

Sun 10 am Dominaria Prerelease

Dominaria prerelease.  Sealed (6 packs) Sat at 10 and 4, and Sun at 4 (competitive or casual). Two Headed Giant at 3 on Sunday. $30 in advance, $35 day of the event.

The land of legends, where magic began. We return to Dominaria for the first time since Urza strode it in Time Spiral.  This set looks amazing, in no small part to the contributions of another Legend.  This marks the first time since the original Innistrad that the creator of Magic, Richard Garfield was asked to add his,well, legendary touch.  Ok…a little much with the Legendary comments, but that is because this set is all about the Legends.  From a ton of new legendary creatures, to a new legendary card type, Sagas, an enchantment that changes the game each turn it’s in play, this is a unique set in more ways then one.

The prerelease is the week of April. 21st & 33nd and as usual at D20, the focus is on having as much fun as possible. Prereleases are a great chance to get to play with the new cards a week before they come out, with a whole bunch of other folks.  We’re all stumbling around trying to figure out the new set so lots of fun had by all.

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.

Here’s what you need to get a head/catch up to the game.

Magic Two-Headed Giant-Fat Pack Wars

Two-Headed Giants @ D20

2nd Sat—Fat Pack Wars!!!

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

What: Two Headed Giant-two player team event.

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 a 6 pack prerelease kit and shares it 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.

 

Sat 10am Dominaria Prerelease

Dominaria prerelease.  Sealed (6 packs) Sat at 10 and 4, and Sun at 4 (competitive or casual). Two Headed Giant at 3 on Sunday. $30 in advance, $35 day of the event.

The land of legends, where magic began. We return to Dominaria for the first time since Urza strode it in Time Spiral.  This set looks amazing, in no small part to the contributions of another Legend.  This marks the first time since the original Innistrad that the creator of Magic, Richard Garfield was asked to add his,well, legendary touch.  Ok…a little much with the Legendary comments, but that is because this set is all about the Legends.  From a ton of new legendary creatures, to a new legendary card type, Sagas, an enchantment that changes the game each turn it’s in play, this is a unique set in more ways then one.

The prerelease is the week of April. 21st & 33nd and as usual at D20, the focus is on having as much fun as possible. Prereleases are a great chance to get to play with the new cards a week before they come out, with a whole bunch of other folks.  We’re all stumbling around trying to figure out the new set so lots of fun had by all.

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.

Here’s what you need to get a head/catch up to the game.

Sat 4 pm Dominaria Prerelease

Dominaria prerelease.  Sealed (6 packs) Sat at 10 and 4, and Sun at 4 (competitive or casual). Two Headed Giant at 3 on Sunday. $30 in advance, $35 day of the event.

The land of legends, where magic began. We return to Dominaria for the first time since Urza strode it in Time Spiral.  This set looks amazing, in no small part to the contributions of another Legend.  This marks the first time since the original Innistrad that the creator of Magic, Richard Garfield was asked to add his,well, legendary touch.  Ok…a little much with the Legendary comments, but that is because this set is all about the Legends.  From a ton of new legendary creatures, to a new legendary card type, Sagas, an enchantment that changes the game each turn it’s in play, this is a unique set in more ways then one.

The prerelease is the week of April. 21st & 33nd and as usual at D20, the focus is on having as much fun as possible. Prereleases are a great chance to get to play with the new cards a week before they come out, with a whole bunch of other folks.  We’re all stumbling around trying to figure out the new set so lots of fun had by all.

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.

Here’s what you need to get a head/catch up to the game.

Date Night Magic Draft (Kids-9-14) (Price-$25) Kids Magic Draft

Kids-playingIt’s not called Date Night magic for the kids.   This is kids magic draft is chance for kids to play like the adults in an event with their peers, and for the parents to get a chance to go remember what it’s like to be adults again.

NOTE:  Changes for Date Night:

  1. NEW Location:  1530 Park Street.
  2. Start time 4pm start-End by 8-8:30. (impt to be on time…)
  3. Pizza now bundled in.  (More space but less easy places for kids to walk to get food…also with the earlier start time, it’s just better to have a fixed time to make a break to have food for all the kids)
  4. New Price ($25) includes two slices of Pizza and a drink.

Date night magic was designed as a way for kids to get a chance for their night out while the parents have a chance for one of their own.  For kids 9-14, the Magic tournament starts at 4 and costs $25 including 3 drafted packs of Magic cards, and one prize pack of Magic cards for each of the 3 matches (2/3 games) that the kid wins, plus dinner (two slices of pizza and a drink).  Dads, Mom’s, older siblings are welcome to play also (though the kids get the packs when they play against an adult…) Kids should know how to play, though they are welcome to ask questions to improve their games. Drafting is great for the kids, since it means that everyone is starting from scratch and has equal chances. Even if they don’t win, they still have all the cards they picked in the draft and a fun evening.  (The place is Dad-run, so we’re real big on having fun and treating each other well.) This is a great kid friendly event in the east bay.

What: Kid’s Date Night Magic: A magic draft for kids (9-14)

When: NEW Earlier Time!!! 4pm start (please be here and registered at lesst 10 minutes before) The 1st weekend of every month. Since this is a draft, everyone needs to be there to get started, so for the sake of all of the kids, please be sure to be on time. Last Round ends at or before 8:30.  Feel free to call the store before hand to see where things are at.

Cost: $25  for the draft, and dinner..(two pieces of  pizza and a drink) after the first and special $2 (half price) deal for sleeves for event players.

Other info:  Parents must leave contact information and stay within the area, and kids need to be well behaved and obey the store rules of conduct to each other, but otherwise, head on out and have good time. Limited to first 24 registered kids, so sign up early if you want to reserve a slot. (info at d20.alameda.com). Must be present by 4 to insure space.

www.d20alameda.com for more info, or email us at info at d20alameda.com. 

 

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