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    MTG New Phyrexia Pre-Release +

    April 23, 2011

    The new Magic set is right around the corner, and we’ve got a trio of great events planned for the end of the month at Gamescape. Whether you want to run some competition before the boosters hit the street or join your friends in ripping open packs on the release day, we’ve got you covered. Read on for details on all three events and how you can be a part of the fun.

    New Phyrexia Pre-Release TournamentSunday, May 8th @ 12:00 Noon

    Continuing our very fun and successful series of Magic events, Gamescape is pleased to be hosting another Magic: The Gathering Pre-Release spectacular! New Phyrexia releases on Friday, May 13th. Our Pre-Release will take place one week before then on Sunday, May 8th at 12:00 noon. The format for this event will be a Sealed Tournament.

    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 three Scars of Mirrodin and three New Phyrexia booster packs for $30.00. All registered entrants will also get a pre-release foil promo card (while supplies last) of Sheoldred, Whispering One.

    The Sealed Tournament will consist of one flight of entrants with the goal of the event to be completed by 6pm. Prizes will be given in the form of New Phyrexia booster packs, promo cards, 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.

    New Phyrexia Release TournamentFri, May 13th @ 6pm

    If you’re not able to make the Pre-Release, we’ll be holding another Release Tournament on the day that New Phyrexia comes out. If you’re interested in attending, please arrive before 6:00pm to sign in and purchase your cards package under the same format as above. This Sealed Tournament will consist of 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.

    New Phyrexia Launch PartySat, May 14th @ 12pm

    Join us for our New Phyrexia 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 (1pm)
    We’ll be organizing a Booster Draft tournament shortly after people arrive, preferably organized into 8-person pods. Entry will be $15 for three boosters (Scars of Mirrodin block), with boosters given out as prizes according to placement, as well as foil promo cards also added in for extra swag!

    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 one Intro Pack, one Open Dueling Results Card, and 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
    As always, we’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of New Phyrexia 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 Surgical Extraction to anyone who purchases a full box of boosters from us.

    Special Note: you’ll want to know that we have some old Magic sets in the counter case, including Weatherlight, Chronicles, Mirrodin, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn, Invasion, and Odyssey. We’re keeping our prices on them low, so grab some while you can!