MTG: Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (Standard)

Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers have been a way to move up the ladder from your local shop all the way to the Pro Tour.  Recently Wizards has decided to change up the path to the Pro Tour, which makes this PPTQ our last.  So we are going out with a bang this December with this Standard event!

When: Saturday, December 22nd, 12:00pm (check-in begins at 11:00am)

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 8 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Standard, 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 $25.00 per participant in to the prize pool.  The prize pool will be split among those in the Top 8, with more going to those that make it furthest.  All participants get a Hero’s Reward, and Stronghold Members get two.

On top of qualifying for a Regional, the winner of this PPTQ event will also qualify for our year end Invitational Event!

So join us for our last PPTQ event!

KoB: MTG Tournament (Youth)

The Knights of Blackwood is our FREE to join Youth Program.  Our goal is to provide great events for the younger players in the shop to participate in, and to that end we are very excited to bring new and experienced players a great inexpensive tournament experience!

When: SUN, November 25th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 -or- 2 Hero’s Rewards

Event Details: 3-4 Rounds, 50mins/Round.  Sanctioned – Casual.  This is a Constructed tournament, which means that you bring a 60+ card deck that you’ve built to the event to play with.  There is no specific format to the deck, just bear in mind that most people will be beginners – so if you consider yourself more of an expert please don’t bring a deck that super expensive deck that you think will just destroy everyone.  We’re all here to have fun!

What You Get: All Participants will get a Hero’s Reward and a free Knights of Blackwood Pet for participating!  Anyone that plays all 3/4 matches of the event will win a Booster Pack, and the winner of the tournament will win an extra pack!

Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however others can participate in this event, parents and guardians for example.  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.

So join us for a Magic Tournament, and show us your deck-building skills!

MTG Legacy Tournament NOV

We continue with our monthly Legacy tournaments this November!

Date: Sunday, November 25th 2018, 3:00pm (Registration begins at 2pm)

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

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

Details:

    • Pre-Registration by July 22nd and receive a Hero’s Reward
    • 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 Standard Showdown (GRN Season)

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday during the Guilds of Ravnica season!  Showdown is great because in addition to our regular Standard prize pool, we will be adding 9 Standard Showdown packs too!

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

The Guilds of Ravnica Showdown season runs from SAT, Oct 20 – SAT, Dec 29

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 Guilds of Ravnica 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 will 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 & D&D: Ravnica Weekend

The ultimate game crossover is happening this November when the world of Magic: the Gathering becomes playable in Dungeons & Dragons!  To celebrate we will be running a very special weekend of events including events for both D&D and MTG, an incentive to play in both, promos, and early-release product too!

Product Releases: On Ravnica Weekend we have the special Guild Packs released for MTG.  We will also have an early release on the D&D Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica book & Dice (regular release is more than a week later)!

Event 1 – MTG 4 Pack Draft:

When: SAT, November 10, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards (Play in Event 2 Free!)
Stronghold Members Get: A Hero’s Reward

Format: 3 Round Booster Draft (4 Packs instead of 3)

Prizes: We will add 1.5 Boosters to the prize pool per participant.  Additionally we have very special foil basic lands to give out to participants, while supplies last.

Event 2 – D&D Ravnica Adventure:

When: SAT, November 10, 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $5.00 – or 2 Hero’s Rewards (Free if you play in Event 1!)

Format: We will have DMs to run sessions of an all new adventure set in the MTG world of Ravnica!  Show up an hour early if you’d like help making a character.

Prizes: We will have 5 exclusive Ravnica Art Posters which will be passed out to players based on excellent Role Playing.  Additionally we will have some dice and Hero’s Rewards to pass out as well – Everyone gets something!

Play in Both Events and Save!

If you participate in both events, you will get in to the D&D event for free!

So join us to celebrate this exciting merging of worlds with us with two special events, and some amazing prizes and product releases!

MTG Legacy Tournament OCT

We continue with our monthly Legacy tournaments this October!

Date: Sunday, October 28th 2018, 3:00pm (Registration begins at 2pm)

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

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

Details:

    • Pre-Registration by July 22nd and receive a Hero’s Reward
    • 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 Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease (Youth)

The Knights of Blackwood is our FREE to join Youth Program.  Our goal is to provide great events for the younger players in the shop to participate in, and to that end we are very excited to bring you a Youth-Focused Prerelease event for Magic: the Gathering!

When: SUN, September 30, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 -or- 9 Hero’s Rewards

Event Details: This is a Prerelease Event, which means that you get cards from the new Guilds of Ravnica set a WEEK before they are released!  Participants will get packs, and build a deck at the event.  They will then play games with others and win prizes!  Play is open, but we will help players find opponents.

What You Get: All Participants will get a guild-specific Prerelease Pack that includes 6 Booster Packs, a Dice, and a Foil Pomo Card (taken from the Rares/Mythic Rares of the set).  Additionally all participants will get an extra Booster Pack, and a Hero’s Reward for participating.  Lastly, all Knights of Blackwood members will get a free Knights of Blackwood Pet!

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: Everyone that plays a game will earn another Guilds of Ravnica 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).

So join us and all the other cool kids for some Prerelease fun, at our Knights of Blackwood prerelease for Magic!

MTG Guilds of Ravnica Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Guilds of Ravnica, is coming and as we return to the most popular setting in Magic history.  There are a three great reasons that you might want to preorder a booster box, here are the details of our Special:

Impervious GreatwurmGuilds of Ravnica Release:  Wizards has announced that Guilds of Ravnica booster boxes will continue in Core 2019 and Dominaria’s shoes and have a special preorder perk – you will be able to get your boxes of Guilds of Ravnica boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend – first come first serve.

Guilds of Ravnica Release Date: Friday, October 5th
Guilds of Ravnica Box Early-Bird Pick Up: September 29-30

Core 2019 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 ‘Impervious Greatwurm‘, and it will be limited to the first 60 people who order or buy a box of Guilds of Ravnica from Black Knight Games.

Booster Box Preorder Price: $149.99 (Reg $159.99)

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 booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using only Hero’s Rewards!

So get those orders for your Guilds of Ravnica booster boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo for a better price!

MTG Guilds of Ravnica Draft Weekend

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

When: Saturday, October 6, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -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 Firemind’s Research 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, for the same price!

So join us to celebrate the latest return to the most popular setting in Magic!

Firemind's Research

MTG Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Weekend

We will be celebrating an exciting new set as we go back to Ravnica, one of the most popular MTG settings ever!  Join us for an entire weekend of Prerelease fun!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six regular Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease events over the weekend, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday!

Friday, September 28 – MIDNIGHT (Sealed Deck)

Saturday, September 29 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Two-Headed Sealed)

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

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

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

You Get: Everyone gets a Guild-Specific Prerelease pack.  Prerelease Packs include five regular boosters of Guilds of Ravnica, and one Guild-Specific seeded booster pack, 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 Guilds of Ravnica 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, 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 wins something!).

Kids Event: We have recently introduced the Knights of Blackwood Youth Program (to encourage our players ages 6-16 to participate in games), and we will be hosting a fun and casual MTG Prerelease event for our younger players on the same weekend!  Check out the Knights of Blackwood Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease event for more details.

Preorder Special:  Just like with Core 2019 and Dominaria, when you preorder you’ll be able to pick up your booster box at the prerelease weekend!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details!