MTG Ixalan Draft Weekend

To celebrate Ixalan Release weekend Black Knight Games will be running a special dino-sized Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, September 30, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for each of the two events they participate in.

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on record, so all 3-0s receive the same prize as each other, all 2-1s receive the same prize, etc.  Additionally, Wizards has provided us with a special draft weekend promo to pass out as well!

Format: Our Draft Weekend will be a normal draft, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with, for the same price!

So join us to celebrate the release of Ixalan with our BIGGEST draft yet!

MTG Draft & Draft Ixalan

Draft and Draft is roaring back for the exciting release IXALAN from Magic: the Gathering! Set sail for Stoneroad’s Bar and Grill for some dinosaurs, pirates, and a thrilling evening of Draft! There will be of course door prizes, specials on food and drinks and dino sized fun!

Date: October 3rd  7:00pm

Entry Fee: $35.00

Where: Stoneroads Bar and Grill 533 Concession St. Hamilton, ON

Format: 3 Round Draft Tournament (Unsanctioned)

Details:

  • 3 IXALAN Booster Packs
  • 1 Door Prize Ballot
  • 1 Hero’s Reward for pre-registering by August 12th
  • 1 Drink and 1 Appetizer included in entry fee (ex: Chicken Strips & Fries, Battered Mushrooms, Deep Fried Pickles, Onion Rings)
  • Access to a Special Drink and Meal Menu (Including Themed Drinks, $5 Tall Boys, $5 Pints of Guinness, $10 Burger & Fries, $10 1 lb Wings)
  • 1 Hero’s Reward for pre-registering before October 3rd

Prizes:  We will put in 1.5 Packs into the prize pool per participant.  Players that go 2-1 or better will get prizes.  Each participant will get a chance to win one of several door prizes!

Check out Stoneroads Bar and Grill or Black Knight Games for more!

MTG: Team League (Ixalan)

For this league season we will be trying something a little bit different for our League Play: a Team League!

When: Mondays (4 of them: Oct 2 – Oct 23), 6:30pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 or 9 Hero’s Rewards / Player

Teams: Players are divided in teams of 4.  You can register your foursome, or you can register and we will do our best to place you with other players to form a team – first come, first serve.

Players Get: A total of six booster packs, 1 Hero’s Reward (2 if they are a Stronghold Member!), an Ixalan Deck Box to hold their decks, and an ‘Unclaimed Territory’ Promo card.  In addition players have a chance to win prizes (2 Packs/Person in to the prize pool).

Event Format:

Team Sealed: Teams start by opening 12 booster packs together as a group, and form four decks from the cards opened. Teams open a further 4 packs in each of the following three weeks, adding to the team card pool, and modifying the decks.  The cards are owned by the team, and it is up to the team to decide how to split them.  If the team can’t agree on how to split, they will re-draft among themselves at the end of the league.

Weekly Gameplay: Each of the four weeks will feature a different type of gameplay.  Each week players will play three rounds, and will score points in each game based on the number of players in that game (for example if we are playing Two-Headed Giant one week each match win would be 4 points since there are four players in each match).

Week 1 (Oct 2) – Single Player Matches: Players play against members of rival teams 1 on 1 (matches are each worth 2 points)
Week 2 (Oct 9) – Two-Headed Giant: Players play as pairs against rival teams in the 2HG style (matches are each worth 4 points)
Week 3 (Oct 16) – Emperor + Solo: Players play in teams of three in ‘Emperor’ format, with the fourth players on each team playing one another in a 1 on 1 match (Emperor Match is worth 6 points, Solo Match is worth 2)
Week 4 (Oct 23) – Multi-Player: Players play in one of four multiplayer games, each team sends one player to each game – the last player standing wins it (Multi-player matches are worth 1 point/player in them – depends on number of teams overall)

This format means that each week there is the same number of points up for grabs.

Prizes: At the end of the four-week league the team with the most overall points will be the winner!  The winning team will win a Booster Box of Ixalan.  Additional prizes will be provided based on overall attendance (2 Packs/Person in total with the first 36 going to the top team).

Ix Set

MTG: PPTQ Sealed Iconic Masters

It has been some time since we’ve hosted a PPTQ, but we are coming back with a bang with this Iconic Masters Sealed PPTQ event!

When: Saturday, December 9, 11:00am (check-in begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $100.00

Very Early Registration Deadline: Due to the difficulty associated with a limited set like a Masters, and predicting how much we will need to set aside for this event, we will be requiring participants to pre-register by November 12th.  However, since it is so far in advance we will only ask for a payment of $40.00 up front to reserve and guarantee your spot, with the balance due at the event.

Format: Sealed Deck (Iconic Masters), 4-6 Rounds (based on attendance) and a Cut to Top 8.  Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive

Prizes: The winner of the event will get an invite to a Regional PTQ.  Additionally we will be putting two Icon Masters booster packs in to the prize pool per participant.  The prize pool will be split among those in the Top 8, with more going to those that make it furthest.

So join us for this one-time opportunity to play in a competitive Masters sealed event!  And make sure to register by the earlier-than-usual deadline to reserve your spot!

MTG Ixalan Prerelease Weekend

IXALAN IS HERE!  Join us for an entire weekend of Ixalan Prerelease fun!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six Ixalan Prerelease events over the weekend

Friday, September 22 – MIDNIGHT (Sealed Deck)

Saturday, September 23 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, September 24 – 10:00am (Sealed Deck), 3:30pm (Sealed Deck)

Format: Sealed Deck (the third event on SAT is a Two-Headed Giant), 4 Rounds

Entry Fee: $39.00 // $35.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: Everyone gets a Prerelease pack.  Prerelease Packs include six boosters of Ixalan, a foil promo card (could be any rare/mythic from the set), a countdown die, a checklist, and a box to hold it all.  All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward Card for each event they participate in. Additionally there will be door prizes, delicious snacks, and more fun.

Prizes: We will add three MTG Ixalan booster packs into the prize pool per participant.  Each match (aka round) a player wins will earn them a pack.  Remaining packs (1 per person) are distributed among undefeated and 3-1 players (3-1 players get +1 pack, undefeated players split the rest).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone wins something!).

Preregister: If you register by the end of Thursday, September 21st you will receive a ballot for our Gift Card draw!

OMG Pirates, Dinosaurs, and Conquistador Vampires?!?!  Is this set real, or just plucked from my hopes and dreams?

MTG Ixalan Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time for the highly anticipated Ixalan set!

When: Sat, September 16, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Participants Get: At Open House, new players get a Welcome Deck, and a tutorial and a showcase of the game in an open-play environment, they also get a promotional foil Full-Art land!

Bring a Friend: If you are an established Magic player, you are invited to participate to teach new players, and to bring your friends in who would like to try MTG!  Established players will also be given a promotional foil Full-Art land if they bring a new player with them!

The Open House event  is a new tradition that precedes the Prerelease by a week, giving new players the perfect introduction leading in to the most exciting event each season!

MTG: Draft & Command Team Tournament

To celebrate the release of the new Commander 2017 sets from Magic: the Gathering, Black Knight Games is proud to present a Draft and Command Social event at Stoneroad’s Bar and Grill! Participates will choose which new set they will be playing (Vampires, Cats, Dragons, or Wizards) and will be put on that team.  Which Team will take home the Commander Cup? Come out to find out!

Date: September 12th  7:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00

Where: Stoneroads Bar and Grill 533 Concession St. Hamilton, ON

Format: Team Commander  – Point Based 3 Rounds, 2 pts for Table Win, 1 pt per knockout

Details:

  • 1 Drink and 1 Appetizer included in entry fee (ex: Chicken Strips & Fries, Nachos, Deep Fried Pickles, Onion Rings)
  • Access to a Special Drink and Meal Menu (Including Themed Drinks, $5 Tall Boys, $5 Pints of Guinness, $10 Burger & Fries, $10 1 lb Wings)
  • 1 Door Prize Ballot
  • 1 Hero’s Reward for pre-registering before September 12th
  • Decks are to be played with the original stock decklist (so, you can buy the deck from us there, or bring one you bought previously), pick your deck slot when you register (first come first choice)

Prizes: We will put in 1.5 Packs into the prize pool per participant.  Prizes given to all members of the winning team!  Each participant will get a chance to win one of several door prizes!

Check out Stoneroads Bar and Grill or Black Knight Games for more!

PPTQ Poll: Standard or IM Sealed?

We will be hosting our first Magic the Gathering PPTQ (Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier) in some time this December.  We are given the option to run Standard (since the PPTQ season is for a Standard Pro Tour Qualifier), or Sealed Deck.  So we want to hear from you, which one would you prefer?

MTG: Draft ‘n’ Draft Social

Ever wanted to have a beer with your buddies while drafting Magic: the Gathering? Now you can with Black Knight Games 1st ever Draft ‘n’ Draft Social.  Come on out and bring your friends to a great evening of food, drink, prizes and of course Magic!

Date: August 14th  6:30pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 (*Pre-Register only*)

Where: Stoneroads Bar and Grill 533 Concession St. Hamilton, ON

Format: 3 Round Draft Tournament (Unsanctioned),

Players Get:

  • 3 Booster Packs, 2 Hour of Devastation and 1 Amonkhet to draft with
  • 1 Pint (Guinness, or Mill St. Organic) and Choice of 1 Appetizer (Chicken Strips & Fries, Chili and Nachos, Deep Fried Pickles, Onion Rings)
  • Access to a Special Drink and Meal Menu (Including $5 Tall Boys, $5 Pints of Guinness, $10 Burger & Fries, $10 1 lb Wings)
  • 1 Door Prize Ballot (Stronghold members receive a second ballot)
  • 1 Hero’s Reward for pre-registering by August 12th

Prizes: We will put in 1.5 Packs into the prize pool per participant.  Players that go 2-1 or better will get prizes.

Door Prizes: Each participant will get a chance to win one of the several door prizes!

Cap: There is a player cap of 24, so pre-register now to get on this Magic Monday Madness!

Check out Stoneroads Bar and Grill or Black Knight Games for more!

*Pre-registration is required to confirm sitting and food preparations*   

MTG: Standard Showdown HOU Series

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday (except Game Day weekend) for the next couple months!

When: Saturday Evenings, beginning at 6:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm)

Entry Fee: $8.00 // $7.00 if you are a Stronghold Member // 2 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Standard, 3-4 Rounds based on attendance (usually 4), No Cut

Prizes: 1 Hour of Devastation Booster Pack/Player will be added to a Prize Pool to be split among the top players. Additionally at each event we will give out 9 Standard Showdown packs (Players that go at least x-1 player will each get at least one, and the rest will be passed out randomly among those that attended the previous week (or to anyone on the first week). We will host a bounty at these events like we do for FNM and Modern Wednesdays.  These events do not count towards the FNM Standard standings.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 5-Card booster pack that will include two premium cards (1 Foil common/uncommon, and 1 Foil rare/mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set, including Hour of Devastation full-art lands), 1 Hour of Devastation full-art land, and 2 non-foil rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set!