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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

A Call to Arms WHFB

Calling all heroes and heroines!  Our next Escalation League is about to kick off, and this time around we are playing Warhammer Fantasy Battles (WHFB).

Have you ever wanted to command a troop of High Elves?  Or perhaps lead an army of the undead?  Would your mighty ogre’s make the ground tremble?  Now is your chance.

The league will have 4 increments/levels and run September to January.  December and January will be treated as a “bridge month” so as to work around all the holiday and student schedules.

Cost to join the league is $10.  Entries will be used to provide a closing pizza party as well as prizes for top league players, as well as a sportsmanship award and a painting award.

August: 250 points
Get your feet wet and try out some armies.  No dedicated list is needed and you can switch factions as much as you want.  This month will be unscored, so new players please try things out and experienced players may want to give something different a shot.

September: 500 points
Faction must be chosen prior to being paired.  Core units (min 2) and a single character of no more than 100 points is allowed.  For undead armies, it is presumed your focus of Necromatic power is off field.

October: 1000 points
You may drop 1 unit
You may adjust an existing unit, with no more than a 100 point difference from it’s former incarnation.
List composition rules:
Max: 25% Heroes/Lords/Characters
Max: 40% Specials
No Rares

November: 1500 points
You may drop 1 unit
You may adjust an existing unit, with no more than a 200 point difference from it’s former incarnation.
List composition per standard rules

December/January: 2000 points
You may drop 1 unit
You may adjust an existing unit, with no more than a 200 point difference from it’s former incarnation.
List composition per standard rules

 

Peaking Through the Veil

Ever wonder what is on the other side?  What if that other side came to ours?
Wizards of the Coast and Magelings Games are very pleased to announce the next Veil breach, and it is occuring right here in the heart of Missouri!

Quest for the Gauntlet

Welcome to Kaijudo!  You coerce, cajole, or request the presence of Kaiju and fight fantastic battles.  On the other side of the Veil is a remarkable world, divided into multiple realms with ruling classes and tribes.  But that’s not all, YOU are part of the story too.  You can bring the Kaiju to our realm to fight battles be for the greater good or self-promotion.  Where do you stand?

What is this all about?  A Veil breach is a very special preview of new cards in the game Kaijudo.  Like everything we do, this one is a bit different than the norm.  This unVeiling isn’t a handful of cards, this one is a full DRAFT OF THE NEWEST SET!  Quest for the Gauntlet is the first to support this exciting format, and so to showcase it, select players will get to touch, sniff, and play with the shiny newness.

When does this happen?  May 10th, kicking off at 10am.

What is going to happen?  Well, there are quite a few things happening actually.  The primary event is called “Duel Days” where people play the game.  Before, during, and afterwards we will have learning demonstrations to showcase Kaijudo and teach new players how it all works.  Wizards representatives will select from the group of attendees (8 players) to participate in this special draft.  The draft games will be played out in public space where everyone can see all the new cool cards.  We have a lot of side activities planned.

Kaijudo is rather unique among the collectible card games in that is has at its’ core a code of conduct (read here).  The notion of “One Community” and personal responsibility is key, and sportsman-like behavior is central to this.  With this in mind, we will be looking for this during our various activities:
Participation
Spirit
Sportsmanship

We are also asking teams to register (link to be posted soon), and they will be judged as a group and also receive special and unique rewards.

So join us on May 10th, regardless if you’ve heard of Kaijudo before or not.  We will have a food drive, demo games, official duel “days”, a special 8 person draft event, and even an opportunity to play with Nat (that’s the guy owns the store and got the ball rolling initially in shop with his wife) and perhaps some other special guests.