Eternal Masters–Sooo Much good stuff

Eternal-Masters-Events-card-2Really, they reprinted that!!” Eternal Masters (releasing 6/10/16) is the third set in the limited print run Masters series, this time bringing back some of the best cards from the eternal formats (cards from before 8th edition, special editions, and those that got banned because they were just too good.)  Like there predecessors, these packs won’t come cheap, and will almost definitely go up and up in price over the next year, but we will do our best to allocate them for playing over just buying boxes.

Before you ask, no there are not duel lands or power nine in this set.  Wizards has been good to their promise never to reprint those items on the so called Reserve list, but short of that, this set looks beyond amazing, with a shocking number of some of the best cards in all of Magic, from arguably the king of Planeswalkers, Jace the Mindsculpter, to Mana Vault, Sensei’s Divining Top, and even Force of Will, these packs are just, well, packed with goodness.

Boxes will pre-sell in VERY limited quantities for $349.99 ($339.99 for regulars).  And we will do a number of special events.  For the limited events, to make the more affordable, we will offer player the option of taking $10 off the event price if the opt to take any prize packs they win in regular packs rather then Eternal Masters packs. (Obviously, BEFORE they look at their deck pools).  Events will include:

  1. 6/11 FNM-Drafts @ $40($50 with Eternal Masters Prize Packs) 
  2. 6/12 Two Headed Giant at $50/60 per player
  3. 6/13 Sealed Tournament $70/80
  4. Plus we will be doing a Tuesday Night League.  $75 to Start, and $11 a week for a new pack (four weeks) or $110 for the whole event.  Players report the weeks match results by the end of each Tuesday and get their new packs when they come in on or before Tuesdays.


Dragon Throne, Khans Release Promo Card

Kahns Release Weekend Events


So here is the dealeo with Events for the Khans Release weekend for Khans.

(Kahn’s online Practice Drafter)

  1. Thursday at OPEN at Midnight to buy first boxes (12:01 actually…since the release is Friday Sept. 26th.
    Dragon Throne, Khans Release Promo Card
    Khans Release Promo card

    We will open at ~10 pm for a little pre-midnight Zombie Conspiracy.

  2. Friday:
    1. Release day: Boxes ($119.99, Boosters 3.99 per pack, buy 6 get one free), Intros decks ($15.99-17.99), and Fatpacks ($39.99-one bonus pack) .
    2. 7 p.m. Friday Night Magic.
  3. Saturday
    1. 1 pm…Kid’s Draft (and Non kids draft depending on signups)
    2. 4 pm...Two-Headed Giant ($17.50 pp)
  4. Sunday
    1. 11 am-Kahns Sealed tournament ($25 pp)

After it dying out for a while, interest in the league has popped back up because of how much people are enjoying Khans.  Stay tuned…

42—Life, the universe and everything….And Halloween @ D20 Games

42 players for FNM at D20 games…our new record

42 isn’t just the ultimate answer…it’s also the new record for the number of players for Friday Night Magic at D20 Games!! And last weekend, we sold out yet another two-headed Giant.



This saturday night , we will have our tribute to halloween…our Two-headless Giant.  We’re bringing back the best all time halloween block—Innistrad.  This set has gone way up in price as it went out of print, so the price per player will be $33 rather then the usual $17.50, however, to give a chance for a little discount, anyone who comes dressed as any character from Innistrad, Dark Ascension, or Avacyn Restored gets an extra $3 off per person.

D20 update 8-20-13 Closed 24-25th for Grand Prix Oakland.

IMPT…D20 will be closed on Sat Aug. 24th and Sunday the 25th For Grand Prix Oakland. No Pokemon or Vanguard this weekend…back next week.

Friday the 23rd is Ben’s 50th Birthday, and to celebrate he’s going to join the rest of the team to go to the Magic Grand Prix at the Oakland Convention Center this weekend.

A few last minute changes for the events this week:  GP practice moved from Weds to Thursday.

Our New Team D20 Shirts

  • Weds:-NOTE–Closed at 6 except for D&D Encounters Players
    • League from 4:30 to 7 (open short hours this week.)
    • D&D from 6-9-(No D&D on the first week of school….)
  • Thursday–Pick up Team D20 Tee Shirts….Last Practice m14. Sealed  ($20–play at 5:30 pm)
  • Friday: FNM


Sunday: CLOSED


Next weekend–Saturday Night Two Headed Giant.


Two-Headed Giant


When: Sat 4:00 to get packs, 5:45 to play.

How much; $17.50 per player.

Two headed giant with 4 Ravnica and 4 Gatecrash!   The last few of these have sold out, so to guarantee a spot, either come on in and register or sign up on line.

This is a 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.

(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…very fun to play together against another team.)

Upcoming time:  Sat. 3/30/13 at 4 pm (start getting packs to build decks)

Play games starting at 5:30 (ish)

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 ($20 including sleeves)

When is is and how long does it go?  It starts at 4 and the last match will end by 9:30. (No, you don’t have to stay for all the matches.)


Sell Tickets Online through Eventbritewww.alameda.com 510-522-2109.MTG, Magic the Gathering, Friday Night Magic, FNM


D20 Games Weekly Magic Update


Lots of good stuff coming up!!!

  • Date Night Magic is on for 4-6 for kids 9-12
  • Preregistration is open for the Dragon’s Maze Prerelease on Sat. April 27th at 10 and 4,  and Sunday at 10 am.
  • Taking pre-orders for Dragon’s Maze Boxes…$105 per box for the next week (or $110 with Double buy a box promos…one from this set, one random from the last 3)
  • Next Saturday (4-13) for special Magic Sealed event…Guild Wars!  Team Sealed Battle between Gruul, Simic, and Boros!
  • A special Two-headed Giant at 4–Intro Pack Battles...each player gets to pick a random intro pack from Gatecrash or Ravnica and used the decks plus the two packs for their contribution to the team.

D20 Games Events this week… (4/05/2013)

  • 5:30…Magic Time Walk Duels!!  $5 entry ($4 into a pack for the prize pool)  We got this wonderful collection of Intro Decks from 1996-2008 in perfect condition.  Pick your weapon from the History of Magic and see how it does…pick a favorite from the past or something you’ve never tried before.  We’re going to do this from now on, so come and have some historical fun.


  •  Magic League Play-4-5:30 for kids, anytime for adults
  • Friday Night Magic: 6:45. $15 (Special deal..sleeves $2 for drafters) All drafts will be Gatecrash!!  Going great..we broke a new record with 36 players!!!


  • Date Night Magic 5 for pizza, 5:30 for draft.  $15 for the event plus $5 for pizza and drink for kids 9-12


  • Gatecrash League Week!! !! $25 to start (includes 6 packs) and $5 a week…goes until the end of the set.. Kids from 3:30-5:30, Adults from 5-7–  League is played on a drop in, so come in Weds, Friday or Saturday Nights  IT IS FINE to come in and start now..this goes for the length of the set so there is lots of time to play.  Also, Pre-release sets are fine to start with, and to answer the other question, you can get a different set if your first pulls didn’t rock…just needs to be a full set of six.
  • Bring your Standard decks to test out while you’re waiting.

What’s Happening at D20 Games in Alameda


Modern Master’s Figure of Destiny
  • Looking for some good DM’s—Sat June 15th is Free RPG day at the store, in addition to giving out a bunch of free RPG goodies, we will be running what could be up to a 3-8 table joint adventure…but we need some good DM’s to help us out.
  • Ok…still battling with the website….so far it’s taken the first game…but the match isn’t open yet.–The Event list is battling
  • IMPT>>>Sunday Standard is moving to 11:30 start from 12:30 start so we can start regular 3 pm drafts (Modern Masters Next week)
  • Saturday Morning…Registering at 10am— Pokemon Battle Roads tournament...(Lots of people..not the best for the smaller kids that can get overwhelmed)
  • Also on Saturday June 8th…Two Headed Giant (starting a bit later because of the Battle Roads.)  Packs at 4 or so…but no space to build until about 5–start playing at 6
  • Modern Masters ships this week
    • Limited number of Drafts during the opening weekend ($35 for the first weekend, $40 after that weekend)
    • Friday, June 7th, 6pm and 9pm
    • Saturday June 8th, 9pm
    • Sunday June 9th, 3 pm
  • Taking reservations for the first (and only) Revised Box Draft –Yep…we are doing the most over the top draft ever…a factory sealed box of Revised.  Cost is $150 per person to open packs that haven’t seen fresh air in 19 years. 😉  (NOTE–New date for this…June 29th!!!)
  • Tuesdays starting June 11th… Modern Masters League.  Register here…  ($100 for 6 starter packs plus 5 weekly packs…more then half sold out so far..)These packs will be cool but in very limited supply.  Packs look like they will be between $13-15 per and are FULL of amazing stuff for Magic Modern.
  • Wednesdays…we are doing D&D encounters from 6-9.  We’ve pretty much got the first table either filled or close each week, so we’re looking for a couple more people to DM for us.  Check out my newly written Intro to D&D blog post for parents and other curious types

Older news—

No more Adult Yugioh @ D20  for the whole story  click here.
Thanks to everyone for the post break in support..we’re doing much better..   Click here  for the story.

D20 Games Events this week… (6/04/2013)


  • Vanguard, Pokemon, Kaijudo and Magic open play.


  • New Dragon’s Maze League (short league before summer League) 6 packs to start or one of the prerlease 6 pack sets.


  • 5:30…Magic Time Walk Duels!!  $5 entry ($4 into a pack for the prize pool)  We got this wonderful collection of Intro Decks from 1996-2008 in perfect condition.  Pick your weapon from the History of Magic and see how it does…pick a favorite from the past or something you’ve never tried before.  We’re going to do this from now on, so come and have some historical fun.
  • Board Game Test Night. Check out new board games from 5-7 (or later)–Play a game and write a review…get a punchcard punch good for special deals!!!
  • OPEN AT MIDNIGHT FOR Modern Masters sales.  League players can get their first packs and we will sell limited numbers of packs per day.


  •  Magic League Play-4-5:30 for kids, anytime for adults
  • 6PM  Modern Masters Draft (Limited to 8–$35)
  • Friday Night Magic: Dragon’s Maze Draft 6:45. $15 (Special deal..sleeves $2 for drafters) Drafting Dragon’s Maze-Gatecrash-Ravnica
  • 9 pm Modern Masters Draft (Limited to 8-$35)


  • Registering at 10- Pokemon Battle Roads tournament...(Lots of people..not the best for the smaller kids that can get overwhelmed)
  • 11-1:00 Pokemon League…$5 and great fun for all ages. Free play with other folks who love Pokemon with rewards for how many times you play. ADDING Competitive tournament each week.  $5 entry (4 into prize pool for packs). Single Elimination.
  • Two Headed Giant (starting a bit later because of the Battle Roads.)  Packs at 4 or so…but no space to build until about 5–start playing at 6
  • Date Night Magic 5 for pizza, 5:30 for draft.  $15 for the event plus $5 for pizza and drink for kids 9-12–kids will have the option of playing in the launch event instead if they would like.
  • 9PM  Modern Masters Draft




Avacyn Restored prerelease events at D20 Games Alameda

 NEWS: Avacyn will be Stand-alone set!  Prerelease will be ALL Avacyn. (preregister here)

We will be having 3 events for Avacyn Restored:  Friday at midnight, two-headed giant and Saturday Sealed deck events at 10 and at 5:30

Special Foil Promo for first 40 people in each Saturday Event
  • After Friday Night Magic:  (6:30.  $15) we will be doing the very first chance to get ahold of the new set..a  midnight Avacyn two headed giant
    This will be a sealed event, $18 per player, 8 packs for the team…if you don’t have a buddy to play with, don’t worry, come on down and we’ll match you up with a new buddy to play with.  We’ll do fairly fast deck building and play no more then 3 rounds so we can get done by 3 at the latest…we’re doing this for fun, so we’ll spread out the prize rather then having the winning be all that important.
Open the Helvault for the Prerelease
Both Saturday's Events will be Helvault opening events

Saturday:  The main pre release Events.  These will be fun events, with everyone getting their own packs to build decks and play each other.  There will be 4 rounds, with the players continually matching up by win/loss records, so the really competitve players will end up playing with their peers, and the casual players will end up playing with other casual players.  Regardless of win and loss, everyone gets their packs, the bonus cards they are entitled to and whatever is hidden as extra bonus in the Helvault.  This is a great event not just for the experienced players, but for anybody who just likes to play, and particularly for those who are looking to get back into the game, since everyone is starting from scratch again with the new set.

  • 10am and 5:30 We’ll be doing sealed deck (6 packs and make your best 40 card minimum deck and play.)
  • $25 entry fee includes the pack, a special bonus card for the first 45 people signed up in each time.
  • Registration for the first event will start at 9:30 and we will start deck building between 10:15-10:30. First rounds will be played around 11.  The early event should go around 4 (a bit later for the top players)  The second event will go from 5:30 to about 10 for most players, potentially later for the best players. We will provide packs starting at 5:00 to give people a longer time to build. (This is not a high level event, so we would rather people enjoy themselves then have us need to get as picky about things.)
  • FOR KIDS>>>there will be two events running side by side at both times, so the kids can play the kids and the adults play the adults. 😉  Both of these will be Helvalut events, so there will be extra prizes for all registered players.  We will work to open the Helvault around 8:30-9pm so the kids who might need to leave early will get the Helvault bonus prizes.  We will spread out the prizes more for the kids, with more people getting prizes, but the top people not getting as big a top prize.  Kids prizes will be more spread out and the adults will have the prizes more loaded to the top. As such, advanced kids will be able to play with the adults if they so choose.
  • Pizza and a drink for $5 will be offered at 2 and 6

D20 Games is located at 2311 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda  email for info at info at d20alameda.com or go to the website at www.d20alameda.com

New Years week update: Magic on Friday…Kids in the afternoon, FNM Zendikar at 6:15…

Hey folk…Holiday update:

The store is open Limited Hours this weekend, and since were missing a couple of events, we’re adding to Friday.  Oh yeah…a bunch of cool new stuff in the store and some specials.  Find us on Yelp for a special deal that is going on for packs right now.  Also, come in this weekend for some last minute specials (example…Yugioh Legendary Collection 2 for $35 $29 through the weekend, with a free deck box as a bonus).

Thursday, Dec 29th: 3:30 to 7 (limited hours)

Friday, Dec 30: Open Early (12-8)

  1. Kids Magic Draft-1 p.m.-5pm $15 per player.
  2. Friday Night Magic-Special Edition—$20 Special Draft-Zendikar.  (I know…players have drafted a LOT of Innistrad…this is just a fun change of pace while we wait for the next set to come out next month.)
    The great lands from Zendikar
Saturday, New Years Eve:
Open from 11-3
  1. Duelist League at 1:00…we’ll reload the binder so come on in. 14 years and younger…$5 entry and will end at 3.
Sunday: New Years Day-Closed

Holiday Hours-Events and specials…

Happy Holidays folks!!

We’re open extended holiday hours up to Xmas eve, but will be on more limited hours until next Friday.

One of the cool new presents we got for the holidays...

Dec 22: 1 to 8

Dec 23: 11-10  Friday night magic and drafts all day.

Dec 24: 10-5 (maybe longer.)  (purchase only…no events that day)

We are offically closed between the 25th and the 30th, but keep checking back for more bonus hours and events that may happen during that time. (Or call in)

We will be Drafting Magic on Friday Night at 6, and will have draft lists going all day for bonus drafts (as soon as we get to 8, we will draft.)  We will be drafting all the sets from Standard (Scars block, M12, Innistrad.)

We got a ton of new stuff in for the holidays!  We have Photon Shock wave boxes back in stock, Fat packs from Scars, Mirridin Besieged and New Phyrexia, a bunch of great Pokemon stuff and some super cool deck boxes and mats.  We also managed to get a very, very cool blast from the recent past that is very hard to find: Archenemy.  This varient of Magic lets one master player take on 2-5 other players by them-self.  It’s a great version for one player who is good to have a bunch of their friends who may be of different levels get a chance to play together and learn. (Great for a kid to play against a younger sibling and a parent or buddies, and wonderful for older players who want to mix up their games.  These go for $25 each and are guarnteed to have lots of fun in ’em.) This is  And we are running a bonus holiday special…spend more then $35 and get 1 of any of the standard packs (Yugioh, Magic or Pokemon) for free.  (Excludes 7 for 6 pack offer and events).

We will be open for limited hours during the next week…check the website for updates or call the store.

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