February 5, 2009
The new Magic set is here! And to celebrate, as we always do, we’re hosting a brace of great events this coming weekend. On Friday night, we’re running a Conflux Release Tournament in Sealed Deck format, and on Saturday, we’re devoting the day to a Conflux Launch Party. Details on both events are below.
Conflux Release Tournament – Fri, Feb. 6th @ 6pm
If you’re interested in attending the tournament, you must arrive before 6:00 pm to sign in and purchase your cards package. This package will consist of one Shards of Alara tournament deck ($12.49) and three Conflux boosters ($3.99 ea.)
There will be multiple 8-person pods which will each last 3 rounds, with the goal of each tournament to be done by 10pm. As with most Gamescape Magic tournaments, ALL rares and foils will be drafted out at the end based on standings for the night, so it’s a great way to nab some cards you’ve been wanting for a while. The more people come, the bigger the pool will be!
We ask that you please sign up for this event in advance, either by e-mail, phone, or drop-in so we can get a rough number of players joining us for the tournament. We regret that we will not be admitting players after 6pm SHARP. Please arrive as early as you can.
Conflux Launch Party – Sat, Feb. 7th @ 12pm
Join us for our Conflux Launch Party on the day after its release! All day in the store, 12 noon to 6pm, we’ll be running booster drafts and casual play. No matter what your play-style is, you’ll find some options for a good day spent with the new set.
Launch Party Booster Draft
We’ll be organizing a Booster Draft tournament when people arrive, preferably organized into 8-person pods. Entry will be the cost of three boosters, with rare and foil cards drafted out according to placement and extra foil promo cards and limited-edition playmats added in for prizes!
Launch Party Open Dueling
Magic players also have the option to sign up for Open Dueling. Open Dueling is an informal and flexible format ideal for new or returning Magic players. Entry fee payment ($15) will entitle you to (1) one Intro Pack, (1) one Open Dueling Results Card, and (1) one special Obelisk of Alara foil promo card (while supplies last). After you complete five matches the organizer will reward you with one complementary Magic booster pack.