Haven’t Had One of these in a While...
Pre-Release for a new MtG set has not happened at our store in quite some time, and what a great opportunity to bring all of us spell-slinging duelists together for the D&D crossover set!
Either if you’re a returning player or a newcomer to the scene of Magic: the Gathering, Pre-Release events have one goal; and that is to have fun! It’s the first time any of us gets a chance to crack open packs of the newest cards, and it’s one whole week before we can even buy actual packs from this set!
So what can you expect from Pre-Release events? Here are some rapid fire points that will be true regardless of which Pre-Release event we’re talking about.
- Entry Fee: €26
- Format: Sealed, best of 3, using the sets’ special Pre-Release kits.
- 3 if there are 8 or fewer players
- 4 if there are 9 or more players
- Prizes: Prize support is the same as it is for our constructed events, but since it is Pre-Release, your loving organizers will be sure to sprinkle in plenty of extra goodies.
- Pre-Release Kits:
- These are only available during pre-release weekend to the players who will register to participate at a Pre-Release event. After the Pre-Release weekend, any leftovers will be available for purchase.
Each kit contains 6 draft booster packs from the set being released, one random foil date stamped promo card from the set and a d20. Additional materials may be provided depending on which set a kit is from, but check each set’s specific announcement for details.
The above is the general structure for all Pre-Release events we will hold moving forward. For the Pre-Release and Release events happening on the 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th of July, for Forgotten Realms, we are adding the following to the prize pool:
- 4 free entrance tickets to a Constructed FNM event of your choice.
- Given to a random participant of each Pre-Release and Release event.
- If you have won a free entrance ticket during this Pre-Release or Release, you are not eligible for another during another such event this season.
- One ticket given out per event.
- 1 Flusterstorm (3rd place) 1 Reliquary tower (4th place) 1 Realmwalker (5th place) added to the prize pool for both Pre-Release and Release events.
- This Pre-release kit contains the following:
- 6 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Draft Boosters
- 1 Traditional foil rare or mythic rare from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms with a foil year stamp
- 3 Traditional foil dungeon cards—one of each dungeon
- 1 d20 with the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms expansion symbol imprint for all your dice-rolling needs
- 1 Reusable deck box with divider
- You can find the event on Facebook here.
- You can register to participate here. Remember, there is a 16 person limit per event, so pre-register to ensure your place in any of these events.
- More details about the Release Weekend will be announced soon.
In the next article we’ll be discussing a little bit about this specific pre-release, the new mechanics coming into this set and anything else you might need to know to make sure you’re as prepared as you can be for this exciting new set!