MTG

4pm THG Ixalan

 

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

 

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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

4pm THG Ixalan

 

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

 

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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

4pm THG Ixalan Release

We have enough Prerelease packs from last week use them for the Ixalan release weekend 2HG!!

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

When: Events- Friday at 7, Sat at 3, Sun at 11. 

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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

Sun 11am Ixalan Release-Sealed Starter

 

 

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

When: Events- Friday at 7, Sat at 3, Sun at 11. 

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 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

4pm THG Ixalan Release

We have enough Prerelease packs from last week use them for the Ixalan release weekend 2HG!!

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

When: Events- Friday at 7, Sat at 3, Sun at 11. 

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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

3 Pm Sun THG Ixalan Prerelease

Ixalan Prerelease:

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

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

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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

10am Sun Ixalan Prerelease

Ixalan Prerelease:

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

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

What: The Ixalan Prerelease is a sealed event (in other words, everyone get 6 packs of the new stuff and build best 40 card minimum 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 is the Ixalan Prerelease 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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

Sat 4pm Ixalan Prerelease

Ixalan Prerelease:

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

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

What: The Ixalan Prerelease is a sealed event (in other words, everyone get 6 packs of the new stuff and build best 40 card minimum 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 is the Ixalan Prerelease 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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

Sat 10 am Ixalan Prerelease

Ixalan Prerelease:

Yar, tis Vraska!!!

Pirates…dinosaurs.  Pirates AND Dinosaurs….there is a bunch of cool story behind this new set, but really, do we have to say more?  Pirates on dinosaurs, or if they aren’t fast enough…at risk of being in them….

If you’ve been to a prerelease before, you know how much fun they are…if not…it is a great way to get cards for the new set a week before they officially come out and have a lot of fun (and maybe even win some extra packs along the way). We always run competitive and casual side by side so everybody gets to feel comfortable and have fun.

Gishath, Dino Big Papa

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

What: The Ixalan Prerelease is a sealed event (in other words, everyone get 6 packs of the new stuff and build best 40 card minimum 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 is the Ixalan Prerelease 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.

Mechanics for the new set: 

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

Kids-playingIt’s too darn hot (no really…heat is knocking over our ac systems) for the sake of safety and comfort we are canceling all organized play events this weekend.

 

…It’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:  1405 Encinal Ave.
  2. Start time 4pm start-End by 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.d20games.com for more info, or email us at info at d20games.com. 

 

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