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 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!

MTG – Standard Showdown: War of the Spark

Black Knight Games will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday during the War of the Spark season!  Showdown is great because in addition to our regular Standard prize pool, we will be adding 9 Standard Showdown packs too!  This is the last Showdown season under the old format, so it will likely be your best bet for these packs for quite a while.

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

The War of the Spark Showdown season runs from SAT, May 18 – SAT, Jun 15

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: 1.5 War of the Spark Booster Packs/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 attend.  These events do not count towards the FNM Standard standings.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 4-Card booster pack that should include:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

MTG Modern Horizons Prerelease Weekend

Modern Hoizons is a new sort of set that will infuse the very popular Modern format with some new cards, and old favorites from Legacy.  Nobody quite know what to expect, which makes it a very intriguing release to be sure.  Join us for an entire weekend of Prerelease fun exploring this new set!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six Modern Horison Prerelease events over the weekend, in two formats (Draft & Sealed Deck)

Friday, June 7 – MIDNIGHT (Draft)

Saturday, June 8 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Draft)

Sunday, June 9 – 10:00am (Draft), 2:30pm (Draft)

Format: We will be hosting a mixture of 3 Round Booster Drafts & 4 Round Sealed Decks.

Entry Fee:

Sealed Deck: $85.00 // $80.00 for Stronghold Members // 16 Hero’s Rewards
Booster Draft:  $50.00 // $45.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: A number of Modern Horizons booster packs to make your deck (3 in a Booster Draft, 6 in a Sealed Deck).  All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward card for each event they participate in.  Additionally there will be door prizes, delicious snacks from our friends at Hearty Hooligan, and more!

Prizes: We will add Modern Horisons packs into the prize pool based on participation (about 2.5 in Sealed and 2 in Draft per participant).  Each match (aka best of 3 round) a player wins will earn them a prize pack.  Additionally players who perform well will earn additional packs.  Players with a perfect record will earn an additional 4 Booster Packs.  Players who finish 3-1 in a Sealed Deck event will earn +1 Booster Pack as well.

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 Flusterstorm Buy-a-Box card!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details!

MTG – FacetoFaceGames.com Hamilton Open Trial

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting a Face to Face Games Open Trial leading in to their big event in Hamilton this June.  Check out the details:

When: Sunday, June 16, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00

Format: Modern.  Competitive REL, we will have a judge on hand. 3-5 Swiss Rounds, Cut to Top 4/8 (depending on attendance).  There is a player cap, so please preregister to reserve your spot!

Prizes: Top player will win Free Entry ($40 value) and a 1st Round Bye at the FacetoFaceGames.com Hamilton Open!  There will also be a prize pool of $20 per participant (minus a few door prizes) that will be distributed to our Top 8 based on how they did.

Black Knight Games is very pleased to be partnering with Face to Face Games on this awesome event!  Join us on Jun 16, and then be sure to check out the main event the following weekend!

MTG: Planeswalker Weekend

The special Magic Weekend event that comes with War of the Spark is based on Planeswalkers (of course!).  Join us for a special Draft event where planewalkers will be the focus.

Time WipeWhen: Saturday, May 25, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $30.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Format: Our Planeswalker Weekend event will be just like normal drafts here with the exception that we will cut to a Top 8 after the first three rounds, and the Top 8 will draft a second time!

Additionally all planeswalker cards played during Planeswalker weekend may be cast with any colour mana!  That means that you can include all Planeswalkers that you draft in to your deck – that must be why the event is called that…

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed within the Top 8 apart from a pack that will be distributed to any play that missed the Top 8 because of tie-breakers.  Additionally, Wizards has provided us with a pair of promos: Karn’s Bastion, and a full art Time Wipe to pass out to all participants as well!

So join us to celebrate the set of the Planeswalker!

MTG Draft Weekend: War of the Spark

To celebrate the War of the Spark release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

Bolas's CitadelWhen: Saturday, May 4, 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, Wizards has provided us with a special draft weekend promo Bolas’s Citadel to pass out to participants as well!

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 climactic battle of Planeswalkers vs Nicol Bolas!

MTG War of the Spark Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time we be immersing ourselves in the climactic battle that is – War of the Spark!

Liliana's TriumphWhen: Sun, May 5, 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 Full-Art Liliana’s Triumph promo 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 the 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!