The new Magic set is right around the corner, and we’ve got a duo of great events planned for you near 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 both events and how you can be a part of the fun.
MTG Dark Ascension Pre-Release Tournament – Sunday, January 29th @ Noon
Continuing our very fun and successful series of Magic events, Gamescape is pleased to be hosting another Magic: The Gathering Pre-Release spectacular! MTG Dark Ascension releases on Friday, February 3rd. Our Pre-Release will take place one week before then on Sunday, January 29th 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. Please include your DCI number when you register. There are 40 spaces available, so be sure to reserve yours soon! We ask also that you please arrive to the tournament before 12:00 noon in order to pay your entry fee of $30.00. Included in your entry will be three MTG Innistrad and three Dark Ascension booster packs. All registered entrants will also get a pre-release foil promo card (while supplies last) of the double-sided Ravenous Demon/Archdemon of Greed.
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 MTG Dark Ascension 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.
MTG Dark Ascension Release Tournament – Friday, February 3rd @ 6pm
If you’re not able to make the Pre-Release, we’ll be holding another Release Tournament on the day that MTG Dark Ascension 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 four rounds of swiss pairing, with the goal of the tournament to be done by 10:30pm. Please sign up early to ensure a spot in the tournament.
Special Box Discounts
As always, we’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of MTG Dark Ascension if you’re in our Customer Rewards system or if you sign up for our Geek Card 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 buy-it-by-the-box promo card of Gravecrawler to anyone who purchases a full box of boosters from us.