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!

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