Magic: the Gathering Gaming Changes

We have been looking at our Magic: the Gathering events over the past while in an effort to make your MTG gaming experiences better here at Black Knight Games.  In doing so we have come up with several changes that will go into effect in 2014.  If you have any feedback on these changes or other ideas we are, as always, eager to hear them!  Our goal is always to make sure that the gaming experience at BKG is the best that it can be, and we are happy to adapt if it means improving it:

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While we are already lucky to have Seth contributing to the MTG experience at BKG we are appointing Shayne to be in charge of our MTG events.  As a Standard Bearer Shayne will have the opportunity to get feedback directly from you the gamers, and to have the authority to implement new policies.  We are hoping that his direct contributions will add more to the experience and give you the kind of support you deserve.

Prize Pool Structure

All magic tournaments will now reward players based on their number of wins, rather than their standing in the tournament. Players who are X-1 in an event will gain all gain a minor prize comprised often of booster packs, and players who are X-0 in an event will gain a major prize comprised of packs, stronghold points and other goodies.  This means that you won’t miss out on prizes due to tie-breakers!!

Constructed Tournament Price Adjustment

Standard and modern constructed tournaments will now be $5.00 for stronghold members and $6.00 for non-members. This is a small change for many reasons. The first being that our competitors have been asking for a larger prize pool, and since we contribute 100% of the tournament entry cost in constructed tournaments to the prize pool, this is the best way to do that. Also, customers will now gain stronghold points on their tournament purchases, where as with $4.00 tournaments there were no points claims (since only purchases of $5 earn pts). In addition, purchasing tournaments entries by debit will no longer require you to purchase an additional item to cover the $5.00 minimum on debit transactions.

sm BK Playing CardsMore Events & More Types

We already have a successful FNM crowd, our Pre-Releases are always well attended, and Wednesday Night Modern is doing well too.  However there are many more opportunities to run events in several formats.  We plan to run more events overall, and expand in to other formats.  Here are a couple of new tourneys we have upcoming:

Grand Prix Trials

 We will be hosting GPTs fairly regularly, the next of which is a GPT for Grand Prix Montreal on Sunday January 19th (changed from the originally posted date of Jan 18). The format will be modern, and the entry fee will be $30.00. The top 8 will each receive a draft set (3 packs) of modern masters, along with large store credit prizes (based on attendance) and of course there byes for Grand Prix Montreal to be won. Miles Smith will be the head judge.

Commander Solo Tournament

 We will be hosting a 1v1 Commander tournament on Monday February 3rd. We will be using standard commander rules, and the entry fee will be $5.00. 5 card sideboards will be in effect, chosen before game 1 after presenting commanders. The best 2 of 3 games will decide the match.


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