MTG: Team Trios Modern

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting another Team Trios tournament for MTG!  Team Trios is a special format where teams of three players face off against other teams. This time rather than using different formats every player will be playing Modern!

Date: Saturday, September 7, 12:00pm start time (be there at 11:30am)

Entry Fee: $15.00 -or- 5 Hero’s Rewards Per Player
Stronghold Members Get: A Hero’s Reward for participating

Format: Swiss, 3-5 Rounds, No Cut, Teams of 3, Unified Modern (each player builds a Modern deck, but collectively they can’t surpass the deck-building restrictions that usually apply to one deck – for example you couldn’t have more than 4 Fatal Pushes between the three decks combined).  Each round teams face off against one another with the players of the same format playing one another.  Players play a best of 3 match, and the team that wins the most matches wins the round. Before the event teams assign each player either ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’ and within matches A plays A, B plays B, and C plays C.

Because it’s an unusual format, and one that might cause some confusion we will have a judge on hand for the event, and decklists will be taken at the beginning of the event.

Prizes:  3 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record, with team-mates each taking down the same prize.  Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

2019 BKG Invitational: The winning team will secure ALL THREE PLAYERS a spot in our 2019 Grand Invitational Event in January!

MTG Commander Weekend

To celebrate the release of the new Commander decks Black Knight Games will be running a special Magic Weekend event called ‘Commander Weekend’

When: Saturday, August 24, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Format: Our Commander Weekend event will place players in multiple commander games with the aim of completing their Commander Achievement Card.

Players may bring any legal Commander Deck, however to encourage folks to try out the new Commander 2019 Decks that release the day beforehand, anyone using an un-altered Commander 2019 deck gets to place all three of their Legendary Creatures in to the commander zone, and all three count as having the ‘Partner’ keyword.

Prizes: Any player that completes at least 5 out of 6 of the achievements on their card will get a FOIL Core 2020 Promo Pack! Additionally players will get a Core 2020 booster pack for each match they play in (up to a maximum of 2 per person).

So join us to celebrate the new Commander set!

MTG Draft Weekend: Core 2020

To celebrate the Core Set 2020 release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, July 13, 12:00pm

Firing More Drafts: If there is demand we will fire additional drafts with the same format on-demand.

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

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, we will be providing all participants that go 2-1 or better with a Core 2020 Promo Prize Pack!

Format: Our Draft Weekend events will be just like normal drafts here, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with!

So join us to celebrate the summer set!

MTG Core 2020 Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time for the summer set – Core 2020!

When: Sun, June 30, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Participants Get: At Open House, new players get a Welcome Deck, and a tutorial showcase of the game in an open-play environment, they also get a promo (chosen from previous promos) if you play at least two games!

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 promo card if they bring a new player with them, or are found to be helpful teachers to new players.

The Open House event  is a great event to get yourself comfortable with Magic: the Gathering.  Help us celebrate War of the Spark this release weekend by joining in the fun!

MTG Core 2020 Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Core 2020, is coming!  Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Rienne, Angel of Rebirth

Early Release:  Wizards has announced that Core Set 2020 booster boxes will have a special preorder perk – you will be able to get your boxes of boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend – while supplies last (so pre-order if you can)!

Core Set 2020 Release Date: Friday, July 12
Core Set 2020 Early-Bird Pick Up: July 5 – July 7

Core Set 2020 Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which will be exclusively available as a buy-a-box card – there will be no other way to get it.  The card is ‘Rienne, Angel of Rebirth’.  It will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Core Set 2020 from Black Knight Games.

Booster Box Preorder Price: $159.99 (Reg $174.99) – Save some money off the regular price!

Hero’s Rewards: When you pre-order before pre-release weekend you will also get 2 Hero’s Rewards!

Pay with Hero’s Rewards: Have you been saving up those Hero’s Rewards from the events you’ve been attending?  Well you can always trade us 40 Hero’s Rewards and get a preordered booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using Hero’s Rewards!

So get us those orders for your Core 2020 booster boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

MTG Core 2020 Prerelease Weekend

We have never had a Prerelease Weekend with so many events to choose from! For the first time ever we’re allowed to run prerelease events on Friday (starting at 3pm). As a Premium Store we’ve also been asked to experiment with running Prerelease Booster Drafts. Here are the details:

When: We have ten scheduled events! There will be five regular sealed and two ‘Two-Headed Giant’ Sealed Core 2020 Prerelease events over the weekend, two experimental Prerelease Drafts with further Booster Drafts on demand, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday. Let’s just say you’ve got options!

Friday, July 5
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #1
6:30pm – 10:00pm Booster Draft #1
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #2

Saturday, July 6
9:00am – 2:00pm Sealed Deck #3
2:30pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #4
6:30pm – 10:00pm Booster Draft #2
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #5 (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, July 7
10:00am – 2:30pm Sealed Deck #6
12:00pm – 2:30pm Youth Prerelease (Sealed Deck)
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #7 (Two-Headed Sealed)

All Weekend

Drafts on Demand – We have the two Prerelease Booster Drafts planned, but we will run more based on demand. Sign up on the Drafts on Demand listing, and whenever we get to 8 players we will fire! Additionally, if you and a group of friends would specifically like to have a draft pod to yourselves – that too can be arranged!

Formats: We are running four different formats this weekend. We will be hosting both regular, and two-headed giant sealed deck events. We are hosting Booster Drafts. And, we are hosting a casual Prerelease for our younger players.

Sealed Deck & Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck

Entry Fee: $45.00 // $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Swiss, 4 Rounds, Prerelease Pack includes 6 Core 2020 Boosters, a die & a Promo, 50mins per round. For Two-Headed Giant players play in teams of Two.
Prizes: We will add three Core 2020 packs to the prize pool per participant. Each match (aka best of 3 round) a player wins will earn them a prize 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, usually that means between 12-16 packs).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone gets something!). Each participant gets a Hero’s Reward.

Booster Draft

Entry Fee: $25.00 // $20.00 for Stronghold Members // 6 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Swiss, 3 Rounds, 3 Packs of Core 2020 used for draft, 50mins per round.
Prizes: We will add 1.5 Core 2020 packs to the prize pool per participant. Players that finish 2-1 earn 2 Booster Packs, and Players that finish 3-0 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 gets something!). Each participant gets a Hero’s Reward.

Youth Prerelease Party

Entry Fee: $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Open Play, players play as many games against whomever they wish. Staff & volunteers will help new players, and facilitate games. Prerelease Pack includes 6 Core 2020 Boosters, a die & a Promo.
Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event. If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport. Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.
Prizes: All participants get a booster pack, a Hero’s Reward, and a Knights of Blackwood pet. Everyone that plays a game will earn another Core 2020 booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another! Combine that with the free pack you get for joining in and every player gets 3 packs! Anyone that plays at least 3 matches will get another Hero’s Reward (and will get that third pack if they didn’t win any).

Tasty Sustenance: We will have some delicious snacks provided by our friends at the Hearty Hooligan to keep you powered throughout the day!

Preorder Special:  Just like with the past number of sets when you preorder you’ll be able to pick up your booster box at the prerelease weekend, as well as a special Buy-a-Box card!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details!

MTG Core 2020 Youth Prerelease

Core 2020 is the upcoming set for Magic: the Gathering, and we will be hosting a whole weekend of events previewing the set a week before it releases! Among the events will be a youth-focused event, check it out:

When: Sunday, July 7th, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Entry Fee: $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Open Play, players play as many games against whomever they wish. Staff & volunteers will help new players, and facilitate games. Prerelease Pack includes 6 Core 2020 Boosters, a die & a Promo.

Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event. If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport. Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.

Prizes: All participants get a booster pack, a Hero’s Reward, and a Knights of Blackwood pet. Everyone that plays a game will earn another Core 2020 booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another! Combine that with the free pack you get for joining in and every player gets 3 packs! Anyone that plays at least 3 matches will get another Hero’s Reward (and will get that third pack if they didn’t win any).

MTG Legacy Tournament JUL

Join us at the end of July for our monthly Legacy tournament!

Date: Sunday, July 28th 2019, 3:00pm (Registration begins at 2pm)

Entry Fee:$10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Legacy, DCI Sanctioned, 4 Rounds, No Cut

Details:

  • No Proxies
  • Special Additional Prizes
  • Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Prizes:  2 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 4-0 get the same prize, all 3-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

So join us for a special extended-hours day of Legacy!

MTG Legacy Tournament JUN

Join us at the end of June for our monthly Legacy tournament!

Date: Sunday, June 30th 2019, 3:00pm (Registration begins at 2pm)

Entry Fee:  $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Legacy, DCI Sanctioned, 4 Rounds, No Cut

Details:

  • No Proxies
  • Special Additional Prizes
  • Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Prizes:  2 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 4-0 get the same prize, all 3-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

So join us for a special extended-hours day of Legacy!

MTG Modern Horizons Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Modern Horizons, is coming, and it is a very innovative and interesting set because it will add new cards, and up-jump older ones, in to the modern format!  This is not a Master Set, but it is an unusual one that is sure to be full of important cards.  Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Image result for buy a box flusterstormEarly Release:  Wizards has announced that Modern Horizons booster boxes will have a special preorder perk – you will be able to get your boxes of boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend – while supplies last (so pre-order if you can)!

Modern Horizons Release Date: Friday, June 14
Modern Horizons Box Early-Bird Pick Up: June 8-9

Modern Horizons Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the now modern-Legal buy-a-box promo card which will be exclusively available as a buy-a-box card – there will be no other way to get it.  The card is ‘Flusterstorm‘, which will be sure to see play in some modern decks as it is a great answer card.  It will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Modern Horizons from Black Knight Games.

Booster Box Preorder Price: $329.99 (Reg $349.99) – Save some money off the regular price

Hero’s Rewards: When you pre-order before pre-release weekend you will also get 2 Hero’s Rewards!

Pay with Hero’s Rewards: Have you been saving up those Hero’s Rewards from the events you’ve been attending?  Well you can always trade us 80 Hero’s Rewards and get a booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using Hero’s Rewards!

So get us those orders for your Modern Horizons booster boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!