September 14, 2009
We’ve got a bunch of Magic events coming up in the month, and we’re laying out the info below – because they’re getting close! Three big parties for Zendiar, the new Magic set, are planned and ready to go. Read on for details on all three and how to sign up for them.
Zendikar Pre-Release Tournament – Sunday, September 27th @ 12:00 Noon
Gamescape is incredibly proud to be hosting our very first Magic: The Gathering Pre-Release Event! The first set in the new Magic block, Zendikar, releases on Friday, October 2nd. Our Pre-Release will take place one week before then on Sunday, September 27th at 12:00 noon. The format for this event will be a Sealed Tournament that will be broken up into pods of eight players.
If you’re interested in attending the tournament, we ask that you please sign-up ahead of time, as we have limited space for the event. You can do this in a number of ways: either by calling the store, sending an e-mail, or by dropping into the store in-person. There are 40 spaces available, so be sure to reserve yours soon! We ask also that you please arrive to the tournament by 12:00 noon in order to purchase your entry package, which will consist of six Zendikar booster packs for $30.00.
There will be multiple 8-person pods which will each last three rounds, with the goal of each mini-tournament to be done by 6pm. Prizes will be given in the form of promo cards, playmats, and some other nifty prize support that we have in the store. We regret that we will not be admitting players after 12:00pm SHARP, provided that there is space left on the day of the event. Please arrive as early as you can.
MTG Zendikar Release Tournament – Fri, October 2nd @ 6pm
If you’re not able to make the Pre-Release, we’ll be holding another Release Tournament on the day that Zendikar comes out. If you’re interested in attending, please arrive before 6:00pm to sign in and purchase your cards package. As with the Pre-Release, there will be multiple 8-person pods which will each last three rounds, with the goal of each mini-tournament to be done by 10pm. Please sign up early to ensure a spot in the tournament.
MTG Zendikar Launch Party – Sat, October 3rd @ 12pm
Join us for our MTG Zendikar Launch Party on the weekend 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 foil promo card (while supplies last). After you complete five matches the organizer will reward you with one complementary Magic booster pack.
Special Box Discounts
We’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of new Zendikar boosters if you’re in our Customer Rewards system or if you sign up for our program. The points that you accrue on the purchase will also be tallied on your account. Individual boosters will remain at the standard retail price of $3.99. In addition, WotC is offering a special foil promo card of Day of Judgment to anyone who purchases a full box of boosters from us.