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Magic Prereleases [O]

Hello, and thank you for considering attending a Magic the Gathering prerelease at Magelings Games!  This is our [O]fficial standard procedures for Magic prereleases.  Please confirm with staff if there are any deviations from the below:

Preregistration: $25, closes the Sunday before the prerelease.  For Eldritch Moon, preregistration will close Thursday July 14th.

Event Times:
Saturday
12:01 AM, Sealed, registration closes 11:50 PM Friday
11:00 AM, Sealed, registration closes 10:50 AM
4:00 PM, Sealed, registration closes 3:50 PM
8:00 PM, Two-Headed Giant Sealed, registration closes 7:50 PM

Sunday
11:00 AM, Two-Headed Giant Sealed, registration closes 10:50 AM
4:00 PM, Sealed, registration closes 3:50 PM

-Preregistered players are required to check in prior to close of registration.
-Late registrations will be accommodated as possible after other tournament activities are fulfilled.

Payouts
We will play four rounds of Swiss for each event.  Regular events are payed out as follows:
4 – 0 10 packs
3 – 0 – 1 6 packs
3 – 1 4 packs
2 – X 1 pack

Two-Headed Giant payouts are difficult to standardize to achieve our desired pack payouts due to the amount of games that go to a draw.  Each member of a team will receive one pack for playing the event and an additional pack per win.  Additional packs may be awarded, post event, to raise the average pack payout.

Other Rewards
-All players that complete the midnight event will be preregistered for the release draft (occurring the following Friday) for free.  The player must play all four rounds, this precludes intentional draws and concessions.  Midnight qualifies as an Iron Wo/Man event, but is not eligible for other rewards.
-The Iron Man Challenge.  See below.
– Events will have door prizes after the first round, based on attendance.  This includes things such as deck boxes, sleeves, binders, dice, etc.
-Events with 50+ players will have an additional door prize of a fat pack claimable on release day (or one in stock if an older set is desired).
-Events with 75+ players will have an additional door prize of a booster box claimable on release day (or one in stock if an older Standard set is desired).
-Events with 85+ players will have an additional door prize of a booster box claimable on release day (or one in stock if an older Standard set is desired).

Iron Wo/Man Challenge

The mightiest of the mighty.  This grand ordeal is for Magic players of the highest endurances.  One must play five of the six scheduled events to qualify.

Specific rules
-An event will not count towards meeting the challenge if the player intentionally draws in a round, concedes a round, or drops from the event.
-Playing a sixth event can replace the score of the weakest among the previous five.

Iron Wo/Man Rewards
-Every contestant receives a commemorative life pad.
-Every contestant receives a promo pack consisting of seven cards.
-A special limited event will be held the following Sunday at 12:30 PM, invites will be announced during the week.  Invitations are extended based on standing and total amount of contestants, the limited event itself is free.  Additional rewards may be distributed upon the completion of the event.

Brewers League

Alchemy-gimp-16714872-1288-768Calling all crafters, brewers, and schemers! Annoucing Brewers Guildhouse!

The Guildhouse will be a community run deck crafting collective. Current spokespersons are Casey Biffle, Matt Haruza, and Stephen Schwartz. The goal is to have fun with ALL your cards, just not those dominating the current metagame. There will be monthly challenges issued, and every Thursday craftsmen will meet up and show off their ‘brew’.

craft-pestle-and-mortar-in-blackLead-in weeks will begin at 7 pm, and the guild masters will be there early to go over legality of builds. These nights will play three rounds of Swiss to test out brews and collaborate on possible changes. On Challenge Nights we will begin Swiss at 6:30 pm and run full Swiss.

 

Like our Wednesday night league play, this program will offer some sweet prizes and give incentives for play.
Lead-in #2 – Ability to participate in monthly challenge night.
Lead-in #3 – Garunteed prizes at the challenge
Challenge Night – Prizes based on attendance, in-line with FNM offerings. Will be a point-based system where players can take packs, promo’s, sleeves, etc as their winnings at the end of the night.

 

Current Challenge:

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That’s right, an homage to Khans.  More specifically, your brew must contain a minimum for 20 cards from Khans and/or Fate (not including basic land).  As we are about to rotate into a new format, it is time to say goodbye to our personal favorites that didn’t get their time in the spotlight.

SCG States Oct 17/18

As I write this, the final round of our weekend of Battle for Zendikar prerelease events are wrapping up.  What better time than to talk about our next big community event?  We are hosting Star City Games Autumn State Championships in just a few weeks, and are very excited for the new shift in Standard.  The brewers have been convening all weekend, theory-crafting and prophesying what is about to storm the scene.  On our end we have been gathering some of the best judges that the state has to offer and figuring how to give you the best event possible.

Preregister here.

Star City Games has a standard for event payouts based on attendance:
States Payouts
This list is pretty strong!  We are going to be hosting the event in shop this time around, and we will need to put an attendance cap on things.  Because of this, we wanted to give strong incentive for people to preregister for the events.  For each threshold we reach in the preregistration pool one person will be selected at random to win the listed prize.  With a nod to what the organizers of GP’s have been doing, here is our preregistration bonus:

Pregistration Pool Bonus
20 BFZ Fat Pack
25 FtV Angels
30 FtV Twenty
35 FtV Realms
40 FtV Angels
50 BFZ Booster Box
75 Modern Masters 2015 Booster Pack
80 Modern Masters 2015 Booster Pack
85 Modern Masters 2015 Booster Pack
90 Modern Masters 2015 Booster Pack
100 Jace, the Mind Sculptor Limited Edition Silver Coin
105 Modern Masters 2013 Booster Pack
110 Modern Masters 2015 Booster Pack
115 Modern Masters 2015 Booster Pack
120 Modern Masters 2015 Booster Pack
125 Modern Masters 2013 Booster Pack
150 Jace, the Mind Sculptor Limited Edition Silver Coin
175 BFZ Booster Box
200 BFZ Booster Case

 

Your head judge for Saturday will be Billy Gilmore and Maximilian Schroeder for Sunday.  For those wishing to spend the night and play both events (and get entered in the prize drawing twice if preregistered) there are plenty of hotels in town with the Red Roof Inn (on E Texas Ave) and a Quality Inn (on N Providence Rd) in walking distance.

I am super excited, I hope you are too!

 

 

*edit*Finalized after a massive release draft!

Battle for Zendikar

Battle for Zendikar

A new set is coming and things will change.  We will be continuing our tradition of an exciting weekend of prerelease Magic, things worthy of the tales they spawn.  Most events will be $30, and preregistration gains you a $5 bonus in store credit for reporting to your event!  Preregistration will close 9/21.

Standard event payout (based on record of Win – Loss – Draw):
4-0 10 packs
3-0-1 6 packs
3-1 4 packs
2-X-X 1 packs

We will be giving out door prizes at every event!

General times, see below for details:
Saturday September 26th 12:01 am (the Midnight Event), $30 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday September 26th 10 am, $30 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday September 26th 3 pm, $30 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday September 26th 7 pm, $30 each Two Headed Giant with 4 rounds of Swiss.  Modified payouts, every team earns prize packs.

Sunday September 27th 9 am, $40 Sealed Deck with full Swiss.  See payouts below.
Sunday September 27th 3 pm, $30 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.

Full Swiss Payouts

8+ players 16+ players 32+ players 64+ players
Cut None Top 4 Top 8 Top 8
1st 30 50 95 180
2nd 10 25 45 72
3rd / 4th 5 15 25 36
5th – 8th 2 2 5 15
9th+ 2 2 2 2

Iron Man

You must play 5 events, and you may count the cut to top X in the Sunday game as a separate event.  All Iron Man competitors must register their pools.  There is a follow-up event for all competitors, and are invited back to Magelings for a special sealed event on Sunday Oct 11th starting at 1pm.  Players must register by 12:45pm, the event is free.

Why Iron Man?   It is an amazing time, and you’ll meet other hardcore players like yourself.  It truly is an endurance challenge, so get ready to push yourself through Saturday.  Besides all the great stuff we give out over the prerelease weekend, all Iron (Wo)Men are invited to another game for FREE!  This is modified sealed, you must build a 60 card deck with what you opened during the prerelease.  We love this challenge so much that we break out the special prizes for this event, in the past we’ve given out GOLD.  Stay tuned for updates to the Iron Man prize pool.

Timing details:
Player seating will be posted 25 minutes after the above mentioned times.  Announcements will be made and product will be handed out.  For the midnight event we will be seating players at 12:01 am and handing out immediately after announcments.  There will be AT MOST 40 minutes to build decks before round 1 pairings are posted.  Midnight pairings at 12:45 am at the latest is our goal.  That gives roughly an hour from the posted time before game 1 starts.  Players who  are not ready for round 1, showed up late for example, will receive a loss for that round.

Magic Origins

EN_ORIPRE_Header_0A new set is coming and things will change.  We will be continuing our tradition of an exciting weekend of prerelease Magic, things worthy of the tales they spawn.  Most events will be $25, preregister links are available below:

White (Gideon)
Blue (Jace)
Black (Liliana)
Red (Chandra)
Green (Nissa)

**Note you are not guaranteed a particular Planeswalker in any prerelease pack.

Standard event payout (based on record of Win – Loss – Draw):
4-0 10 packs
3-0-1 6 packs
3-1 4 packs
2-X-X 1 packs

Door Prizes
Here are some of the things you may win just for playing:
Dice Bricks
Playmats
Sleeves
Deck Boxes
and much more.  May I suggest you bring an empty card box?

General times, see below for details:
Saturday July 11th 12:01 am (the Midnight Event), $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday July 11th 10 am, $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday July 11th 3 pm, $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday July 11th 7 pm, $25 each Two Headed Giant with 4 rounds of Swiss.  Modified payouts, every team earns prize packs.

Sunday July 12th 9 am, $35 Sealed Deck with full Swiss.  See payouts below.
Sunday July 12th 3 pm, $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.

Full Swiss Payouts

8+ players 16+ players 32+ players 64+ players
Cut None Top 4 Top 8 Top 8
1st 30 50 95 180
2nd 10 25 45 72
3rd / 4th 5 15 25 36
5th – 8th 2 2 5 15
9th+ 2 2 2 2

Iron Man

You must play 5 events, and you may count the cut to top X in the Sunday game as a separate event.  All Iron Man competitors must register their pools.  There is a follow-up event for all competitors, and are invited back to Magelings for a special sealed event on Sunday July 19th starting at 1pm.  Players must register by 12:45pm, the event is free.

Why Iron Man?   It is an amazing time, and you’ll meet other hardcore players like yourself.  It truly is an endurance challenge, so get ready to push yourself through Saturday.  Besides all the great stuff we give out over the prerelease weekend, all Iron (Wo)Men are invited to another sealed game for FREE!  We love this challenge so much that we break out the special prizes for this event, in the past we’ve given out GOLD.

 

Timing details:
Player seating will be posted 25 minutes after the above mentioned times.  Announcements will be made and product will be handed out.  For the midnight event we will be seating players at 11:50 pm and handing out product at 12:01 am.  There will be AT MOST 40 minutes to build decks before round 1 pairings are posted.  Midnight pairings at 12:45 am the latest.  That gives roughly an hour from the posted time before game 1 starts.  Players who  are not ready for round 1, showed up late for example, will receive a loss for that round.

Modern Masters 2015

MM15 ChampOh boy, there is a lot of excitement on this eh?  We are still waiting for the official spoilers to come out, and honestly I’ve been asked about this product since last Fall.  In the last week I’ve gotten numbers from distributors and Wizards, so I have a reasonable idea of what to expect and I’m still trying to get more.  So without further ado, here are the things I think you want to know:

Preorders
A set amount of product is being reserved so you can reserve it!  We will be taking preorders on MM15 starting 5/9.  It is my belief that there will be more spoilers by this point and there will be a more accurate market value for the product.  How are we going to be pricing?  Well, if you want a box you will pay no more than $240 (effectively pack price).  If the market value for this item is lower than expected, then we will adjust downwards.  If the market value for this item is higher than expected, then we will NOT adjust.  That’s right, we are not going over the effective MSRP for Modern Masters for your first box.  Any box beyond the first will be ballpark market (I’ve seen as high as 300), likely lower than the industry leader SCG, which I noted they have already sold out of some items.

Modern Masters League
We are setting aside some product for a month long league.  It will meet Monday nights in June.  Entry is $60, and you can add packs to your pool over the course of the league at $10! There will be a League finale June 29th, with payouts in Modern Masters!  Look for further details on the league.  I strongly encourage pre-enrolling for it.
http://mkt.com/magelings-games/modern-masters-league

Drafts
We will be drafting in pods of 8 over the opening weekend.  Cost is $50, and payouts are as follows (in more Modern Masters packs!)
1st 8 packs
2nd 4 packs
3rd/4th 2 packs
5th/8th 1 pack
We will also be withholding a few boxes for drafts over the summer.

So with our allotment we are holding items in this order:
Preorders
MM League
Summer drafts
Opening weekend drafts

I feel that this is supports our collectors and players.  Those that are heading for the nutter-butter event that is Vegas will still have access when they return, and those that aren’t can enjoy an awesome weekend in the shop.  And so we are about to kick off an exciting summer of Magic and gaming!

~Nat and the Magelings crew

Announcing Schedule Changes

Hello there folks.  School is starting back up and things are busily buzzing around the shop.  We have some changes coming up this fall, but I wanted to focus on our gaming schedule today.  We have moved Yu-Gi-Oh! to Tuesday nights to allow for more time and space for D&D Encounters on Wednesdays.

Also, starting in September we are holding x2 SCG Game Night in the shop.  Magic League and Magic Modern format will both be part of this program, so you don’t have to choose between a format you like and the cool swag you need.  Additionally, September marks the kick-off point for our latest Games Workshop Escalation League.  This time around, Fantasy!

Without further ado, here is our schedule:

Kaijudo has rotating formats that follow this sequence (Thursday/Saturday):
1st Standard / Open
2nd Standard / Draft
3rd Open / Standard
4th Draft / Standard
5th Standard / Standard

The Future Is Coming

M15 Prerelease weekend is upon us, and we’ve got some exciting changes.
Register in shop or online: http://mkt.com/magelings-games/m-prerelease

First, there are no “packages” for this weekend.  Those that bought them enjoyed them, but they were not popular enough to warrant the stock levels required to make it an open option.

What are we offering you ask?

Midnight – $25, the most popular event of the weekend.  We pack the house for this one, and we will as always be giving a lot of stuff away.  4 rounds with our standard payouts.
Every player gets free entry into the 6:30pm draft July 18th!
25+ players FtV Realms
50+ players FtV Twenty
75+ players FtV Annihilation (claimable end of August when released)

Saturday
10am – $35, registration closes 10:30.  We will be running full Swiss with a top cut:
Payouts

8+ players 16+ players 32+ players 64+ players
Cut None Top 4 Top 8 Top 8
1st 30 50 95 180
2nd 10 25 45 72
3rd / 4th 5 15 25 36
5th – 8th 2 2 5 15
9th+ 2 2 2 2

2pm – $25, 4 rounds with our standard payouts.

6pm – $25, Two-Headed Giant

Sunday
10am – $25, 4 rounds with our standard payouts.  VIP package available.

3pm – $25, 4 rounds with our standard payouts.  VIP package available.

Iron Man
So what does this mean for Iron Man?  You need to compete in 5 events still but you’ll note that the Saturday morning event may go quite long.  All the way up to 2HG, and that’s the idea.  If you make the top cut for Saturday morning, that will act as a whole new event for your standings.  We will count the BEST 5 events you have, with 3 points a win, 1 point a draw, and 0 for a loss.

VIP Package
This is new, and I’m pretty excited for it.  You will get personalized spacious seating as well as beverages, light food and an attendant.  All that for $25.  No taking your trash off the table, you don’t even have to get up for lands if you don’t want.  Need a fresh pack of sleeves?  Your attendant will get them for you and bring a register to your table for you.
There is limited availability for this package, so act fast.
Register in shop or online: http://mkt.com/magelings-games/vip-service

Born Again

 

 

Born of the Gods events kick off February 1st and we are really excited.  For those of you that do spoilers, there have been a few trickle out and they are very exciting.  The second piece always extends the set theme and adds more mechanically.  Gods will continue to take center stage, and that means more power.

 

Packages (they are cumulative):

Prerelease event – $25 – Best price around, pick your color and play in a great event.  We give away products during each event, so even if you don’t win by record you can still get some cool stuff.  If you play in the midnight game, you are automatically enrolled in the release draft for free!
Artemis package – $60 – Looking for something extra special to commemorate the event?  Play your event in Born of the Gods style with sleeves, deck box and a playmat all featuring Born of the Gods art!  And regardless of what event you play, you are automatically entered into the release draft for free.
Adonis package – $200 – You cannot fall, like the Phoenix you rise again.  You want to open so much Born of the Gods that you want to have appropriately themed sleeves for the awesome builds?  How about all the styles of sleeves and deck boxes.  And why?  Because you are playing the entire weekend long!  When you show up for your free release draft you also will pick up a Born of the Gods Fat Pack.  A weekend of fun indeed!
Hera package – $400 – Queen of the Gods!  As Hera you will receive an additional playmat, a booster box of Born of the Gods on release, a Born of the Gods Pro-Binder to hold your loot and a Magic messenger bag to hold all your loot!  Have it in you to play the Two-Headed Giant game?  Be our guest, enjoy this Saturday event with our compliments.

 

 

Artemis- $60

Adonis- $200

Hera- $400

Events

     

BnG Sleeves

     

BnG Deck Box

     

BnG Playmat

     

Draft

     

BnG Fat Pack

   

Messenger Bag

 

BnG Booster Box

 

 

Iron Man

Due to the amazing amount of players we have playing in five events (last time we had some that did even all six), it seems how we handle this needs to grow too.  The prize for being *THE* BnG Iron Man will be gold.  The top players will be invited back for a special closed game (the following weekend, no worries you’ve played enough over 48 hrs, we wont ask you to push farther).  There will be exactly 8 seats available.  Any Iron Man competitor is welcome to attend but only the best 8 will be seated (so if 1st doesn’t show up, then 9th can claim that seat).  At the end of the event 1st (from the new game, not the prerelease record) will get a truly special prize, gold.  All Iron Man competitors present will be rewarded as well.

You can preregister online:
https://squareup.com/market/magelings-games/bog-prerelease

 

The line-up of events:
Saturday February 1st – Midnight, Sealed Deck
We will close after the midnight event and reopen for registration at 10.
Saturday February 1st – 10 AM, Sealed Deck
Saturday February 1st – 3 PM, Sealed Deck
Saturday February 1st – 6 PM, Two Headed Giant
Sunday February 2nd – 10 AM, Sealed Deck
Sunday February 2nd – 3 PM, Sealed Deck

Going Greek

Theros events kick off September 21st and we are really excited.  For those of you that do spoilers, there have been a few trickle out and they are very exciting.  The new block always brings a lot of creativity, amazing themes and there is some real eye-popping art so far.  This particular one is steeped in Greek mythology, and that is sure to strike a chord with a lot of people.

We are looking at revamping our league play with the release, and are looking forward to the construction job… yes a construction job for league!  Wizards wants to create a truly epic feel of quest and heroism, and so are we.  And so this fever spread to the prerelease planning as well.  What all is in store for you?

Packages (they are cumulative):
Prerelease event – $25 – Best price around, pick your color and play in a great event.  We give away products during each event, so even if you don’t win by record you can still get some cool stuff.  If you play in the midnight game, you are automatically enrolled in the release draft for free!
Kratos package – $60 – Looking for something extra special to commemorate the event?  Play your event in Theros style with sleeves, deck box and a playmat all featuring Theros art!  And regardless of what event you play, you are automatically entered into the release draft for free.
Homados package – $200 – The din of battle rings loudly in your ears, crying for glorious combat.  You want to open so much Theros that you want to have appropriately themed sleeves for the awesome builds?  How about two more styles of sleeves and two more deck boxes.  And why?  Because you are playing the entire weekend long!  When you show up for your free release draft you also will pick up a Theros Fat Pack.  A weekend of fun indeed!
Agon package – $400 – The sport of it all, you embodied it!  As Agon you will receive an additional playmat, a booster box of Theros on release, a Theros Pro-Binder to hold your loot and a Magic messenger bag to hold all your loot!  Have it in you to play the Two-Headed Giant game?  Be our guest, enjoy this Saturday event with our compliments.

Kratos – $60

Homados – $200

Agon – $400

Events

     

Theros Sleeves

     

Theros Deck Box

     

Theros Playmat

     

Draft

     

Theros Fat Pack

   

Messenger Bag

 

Theros Booster Box

 

MSRP

$78

$265

$500

You can preregister online:
https://squareup.com/market/magelings-games/theros-prerelease