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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 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.

Dominaria-Garfield’s Magic Touch is Back

 

Buy a box for Dominaria is unique in two ways:

  • First 40 boxes sold include a buy a box promo card that isn’t available in ANY OTHER WAY

Release Weekend Events for Dominaria 4-27 to 29th

Friday Night Magic Draft @ 7pm $15pp

Sat THG @ 4 pm using the Prerelease Packs (6 packs and two foil promo cards per kit)

Sunday 10 am Sealed with Remaining Prerelease kits
: $30 in advance and $35 at the door

 

Karn, Scion of Urza

(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.

Set info: 

Song of FreyaliseSagas: 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

 

 

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.

Unstable Two-headed Giant

Draft and Sealed Simulator

Let’s get squirlly with Unstable, the 3rd in the “un” sets.  These are, well, just plain weird (in the best possible way).  They are set’s that show what happens when the adult supervision at Wizards of the Coast goes to visit their parents for a year or so.  Unlike the previous un sets, that were just designed to be the Mad Magazine version of Magic, this set is beyond goofy, sure, but was actually designed to draft and play well.  Ok, if not well, fun.

When:, Two Headed Giant at 4, Sun at 11 and a More drafts, Sunday at 11 am. 

What: 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..

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

  • 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 GiantParent & Kids playing two-headed GiantTwo-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.

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

Mystery Box Two-Headed Giant-Fat Pack Wars

MysteryBoxIt’s Back!!  One of our all time Fav Two-headed Giant formats…the Mystery Box.  In this version, one team member reaches into the mystery box and pulls out a pack that matches with a Fat pack for the team.  This means that each team member gets 5! not 4 packs and the two decks for the team are built with those 10 packs. It’s a great way to get a chance to play, either with an old favorite, or a set you may never have gotten a chance to play with before.  (And for those who groaned about getting BOG, the last time, the two best sets of decks in the event came from that underestimated set that really brought the goods.)

Two-headed giants are the  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.

$19.50 each player, get (5) 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 Giant

Parent & Kids playing two-headed Giant
Parent & Kids playing two-headed Giant

Two-headed giant is 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 Giant is 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.

When is is and how long does it go? Get packs as early as 4 pm to start building decks, matches start 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

Friday Night Magic

New Location—1530 Park Street

160x600_FNMFor the next few weeks after Iconic Masters ships…we will do Regular draft ($15 ) side by side with Iconic Masters ($40/$35 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 Sealed Iconic Masters Release Event

Draft and Sealed Simulator

What is Iconic Masters?

Iconic Masters offers players a tour through some of the most powerful cards in over 23 years of Magic history. The set brings an array of massive Angels, Sphinxes, Demons, Dragons, and Hydras alongside some of our favorite and most memorable spells, many featuring new artwork. Iconic Masters is designed to provide an exciting and unique Limited experience with cards that have never been drafted together. (from the Wizards website)

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

What: Sealed event (6 packs)  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.

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

THG Iconic Masters Release Events

Draft and Sealed Simulator

What is Iconic Masters?

($40 in advance, $45 on day of event)

Iconic Masters offers players a tour through some of the most powerful cards in over 23 years of Magic history. The set brings an array of massive Angels, Sphinxes, Demons, Dragons, and Hydras alongside some of our favorite and most memorable spells, many featuring new artwork. Iconic Masters is designed to provide an exciting and unique Limited experience with cards that have never been drafted together. (from the Wizards website)

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

What:   Two-headed giant is a two player team event (4 packs per person), 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

FNM Iconic Masters Release Event

Draft and Sealed Simulator

What is Iconic Masters?

Iconic Masters offers players a tour through some of the most powerful cards in over 23 years of Magic history. The set brings an array of massive Angels, Sphinxes, Demons, Dragons, and Hydras alongside some of our favorite and most memorable spells, many featuring new artwork. Iconic Masters is designed to provide an exciting and unique Limited experience with cards that have never been drafted together. (from the Wizards website)

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

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

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