MTG Theros Beyond Death Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time for the winter set – Theros Beyond Death!

When: Sun, February 2, 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 Theros Beyond Death this release weekend by joining in the fun!

MTG Draft Weekend: Theros Beyond Death

To celebrate the Theros Beyond Death release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, January 25th, 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. Any player with a perfect record will get a FOIL Theros Promo Pack too!

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!

MTG Double Shot: Pioneer Weekend & Pioneer Preliminary

February is a very busy schedule for MTG at Black Knight Games, which is why we are having THREE Double Shot weekends, one for each of the three constructed formats. On FEB 22 we will be hosting a pair of Pioneer Events: a WPNQ Preliminary, and our Pioneer Weekend event:

PIONEER WEEKEND (PIONEER)

Every set brings a special Magic Weekend event, and with Theros Beyond Death’s release we are given Pioneer Weekend – a special event in the newest format that can earn you some promo prize packs!

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 11:00am

Format: Pioneer, Swiss (4 Rounds), No Cut

Entry Fee: $10.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 on the entry of the event later today if you play in both!

Prizes: 1.5 Booster Packs will be added to the prize pool per participant, anyone with a record of 3-1 or above will get a cut of the prize packs. Additionally for every victory you earn you will get a Ballot. Using these ballots we will also be giving away several promo packs!

WPNQ PRELIMINARY (PIONEER)

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it – like this one – where the Top 8 players will earn their spots at our WPNQ Final!

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 3:00pm

Format: Pioneer, Swiss (3-5 Rounds), No Cut, REL Competitive.

Entry Fee: $15.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 if you participated in the Worlds Viewing Party earlier in the day.

Prizes: The Top 8 players will each earn an invite to the WPNQ Final on March 7th. At this free event they will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command, as well as a crack at some additional amazing prizes.

So, while most of the prize pool is put towards the big prize pool at the WPNQ Final, we will be adding at least 1 booster pack to the prize pool for each participant. So the top players will still get some prizes on this day.

MTG Double Shot: Worlds Viewing Party & Standard Preliminary

February is a very busy schedule for MTG at Black Knight Games, which is why we are having THREE Double Shot weekends, one for each of the three constructed formats. On FEB 15 we will be hosting a pair of Standard Events: a WPNQ Preliminary, and our Worlds Viewing Party event where you can get a FOIL Crucible of Worlds! Here are the details for both:

WORLDS VIEWING PARTY (STANDARD)

One special event we are able to run as a Premium Store is the Worlds Viewing Party, which is a fun Standard event where participants play some Standard, watch the stream of the MTG World Championship, and maybe even win a sweet promo of their own – a FOIL Crucible of Worlds!

When: Saturday, February 15th, 11:00am

Format: Standard, Swiss (4 Rounds), No Cut

Entry Fee: $15.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 on the entry of the event later today if you play in both!

Prizes: The Top 16 players will each earn a special FOIL promo Crucible of Worlds! Additionally a prize pool made up of $10.00 per participant will be divided among players that get at least a 3-1 record.

WPNQ PRELIMINARY (STANDARD)

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it – like this one – where the Top 8 players will earn their spots at our WPNQ Final!

When: Saturday, February 15th, 3:00pm

Format: Standard, Swiss (3-5 Rounds), No Cut, REL Competitive.

Entry Fee: $15.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward) – Save $5 if you participated in the Worlds Viewing Party earlier in the day.

Prizes: The Top 8 players will each earn an invite to the WPNQ Final on March 7th. At this free event they will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command, as well as a crack at some additional amazing prizes.

So, while most of the prize pool is put towards the big prize pool at the WPNQ Final, we will be adding at least 1 booster pack to the prize pool for each participant. So the top players will still get some prizes on this day.

MTG Double Shot: Modern Preliminaries

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it, two of which will be run back to back as part of a special Double Shot Satruday! Each of these events will seed our WPNQ Final with 8 players – which means half of the spots will be awarded on this day!

The Modern Preliminary Double Shot: For one price you get two cracks at the Top 8 because two rounds in to the first Preliminary event you have a choice to make Drop out and join in the second event, or stick with the first event – because after two rounds the second event will begin!

When: Saturday, February 1st, 12:00pm (the second event will begin after Round 2 at roughly 2pm)

Format: Modern, Swiss (3-5 Rounds), No Cut, REL Competitive.

Entry Fee: $20.00 (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward)

Prizes: The Top 8 players will each earn an invite to the WPNQ Final on March 7th. At this free event they will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command, as well as a crack at some additional amazing prizes.

So, while most of the prize pool is put towards the big prize pool at the WPNQ Final, we will be adding at least 1 booster pack to the prize pool of each event for each participant in it after Rounds 2 of the first event. So the top players will still get some prizes on this day.

So join us for the first and second way to qualify for the WPNQ and pick your path to the WPNQ Final – and ultimately the Player’s Tour!

MTG WPNQ Final

In order to earn a coveted invite to the Player’s Tour there are a couple of paths one might take, but only one goes through your friendly local game stores: the WPN Qualifier (Or WPNQ), and Black Knight Games is lucky enough to be one of the only shops in Ontario able to host one!

This time we will be hosting ours as an Invitational event, with four Preliminaries leading up to it – each one seeding us with 8 seats, let’s look at those dates:

SAT, February 1: Preliminary #1 (Modern)
SAT, February 1: Preliminary #2 (Modern) – yes, back to back
SAT, February 15: Preliminary #3 (Standard)
SAT, February 22: Preliminary #4 (Pioneer)

SAT, March 7: Final Invitational (Standard)

At the Final the eight players from each Preliminary who have qualified will meet up for our 32 player modern event for the big prize!

When: Saturday, March 7, 11:00am – 6:00pm

Format: Standard, Swiss (5 Rounds), Cut to Top 8 (Elimination), REL Competitive – there will be a judge on hand.

Entry Fee: FREE – the entry fees from the 4 Preliminary events seed this event’s prizes.

Prizes: In addition to the invitation to the Player’s Tour for the top player, there are some other exciting prizes:

-All 32 participants will get a FOIL promo Cryptic Command!
-Players who finish 5th-8th will get $40.00 Store Credit
-Players who finish 3rd-4th will get $60.00 Store Credit
-The runner up will earn $100.00 Store Credit
-The winner will earn their Invitation to the Player’s Tour and $500 Store Credit (or we will cover $500 of the travel expenses to the player’s tour!). Additionally they will earn a spot at the Black Knight Games MTG Grand Championship in early 2020!

With such great prizes on the line, and four ways to qualify what’s stopping you!? Jump in to our preliminaries, lock up your spot, and show us what you got!

MTG Theros Beyond Death Prerelease Weekend

The Theros Beyond Death set has everyone excited – this is truly an incredible set, with some awesome themes and cards. We are all itching to crack open some packs and get to playing with what might be the most narrative set yet. Your first chance at the set is the prerelease weekend, and do we ever have you covered when it comes to options!

When: We have eight sealed deck events! There will be five regular sealed and two ‘Two-Headed Giant’ Sealed Theros Beyond Death Prerelease events over the weekend, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday. Let’s just say you’ve got options!

Friday, January 17
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #1
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #2

Saturday, January 18
9:00am – 2:00pm Sealed Deck #3
2:30pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #4
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #5 (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, January 19
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)

Formats: We are running three different formats this weekend. We will be hosting both regular, and two-headed giant sealed deck events. 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 Theros Beyond Death Boosters, a die & a Promo // 50mins per round. For Two-Headed Giant players play in teams of Two.
Prizes: We will add three Theros Beyond Death 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.

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 Throne of Eldraine 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 Theros Beyond Death 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 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! You can even get the full Collectors Booster Boxes early this time through us!

MTG Theros: Beyond Death Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Theros: Beyond Death, is coming!  This set sees us return to Theros – a Greek Myth inspired land – but this time we are dealing with the sinister plots of the underworld. Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Early Release:  Theros: Beyond Death 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)! This applies to both regular boosters (Draft Boosters), and the new Collector Booster Boxes!

Theros Beyond Death Release Date: Friday, January 24th
Theros Beyond Death  Early-Bird Pick Up: January 17-19

Theros Beyond Death Exclusive Buy-a-Box Cards:  On top of that you will get a special sealed pack with a Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which can not be found in normal boosters.  The card is ‘Athreos, Shroud-Veiled’.  Additionally you will receive in the Buy-a-Box pack a special FOIL ‘Nyc Basic Land’ which are basic lands with a special full-art constellation artwork. These will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Theros Beyond Death from Black Knight Games.

Due to a packing error the FOIL Nyx lands in the packs aren’t actually foil. But don’t worry, they’re shipping the foil ones separately to us, so you will be given an IOU for a Foil land (and you get to keep the non-foil too!).

Theros: Beyond Death Collector Booster:

In addition to the Buy-a-Box cards anyone that preorders a Theros Beyond Death booster box will get a Collector Booster Pack! These packs will be in extreme demand, and are very valuable because they are just full of cool promos and rares. And it’s an extra throw in! We can’t give these to you at the Early-Bird time – so like the foil lands mentioned above they will be redeemed with the IOU – but don’t worry, they’re guaranteed 😉

Draft Booster Box Preorder Price: $174.99
Collector Booster Box Preorder Price: $374.99

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 Theros Beyond Death boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

You’ll get not only a random FOIL Nyx land when you buy a box, but also a non-foil one thanks to WotC’s printing error!

MTG Grand Championship Invitational List Finalized

Our MTG Grand Championship Invitational is only a week away!  We’ve got a list of 29 people who have earned their spot, and three spots up for grabs at this coming week’s 3 Last Chance Qualifier events.

The following players have all earned a spot at the event:

Aaron Stross John Robbins
Adrian Murchison (Earned 1 Bye) Jon Boutin
Andrew Norgren Josh Fitzsimmons
Ashley Kraftcheck Kory Whitten
Brad Cook Mason Bermel
Brian Spencer Matt Dugdale
Cody Gamble Matteo Khawaja
Cody McCowell Mitchell Sleeman
Dayle Chapman (Earned 1 Bye) Nicole Ness
Devon Reppington Nolan McDonald (Earned 1 Bye)
Frederico Prado Ross Scott
Greg Titov Sheldon Gorman
Ilia Bondarenko Tammer Abouhussein
Jeff Braid (Earned 1 Bye) Travis Todd
Jesse McMann  

Please confirm to us by January 2nd if you plan to attend (message Jay or Phil).  For any players unable to attend we will fill their spots with people on our replacements queue.

Congratulations!

Introducing the MTG Events Card!

One of the improvements we are making at BKG in 2020 to make the experience of gaming here even better for our Magic Players is the introduction of our MTG Events Card!

What is it?
The MTG Events Card is a free card that you get when you participate in official MTG events at Black Knight Games! The card gets stamped for each official MTG event you play in! After every five events you earn a reward.

-After 5 Events played you get a Hero’s Reward
-After 10 Events you get one of the sealed promo packs
-After 15 Events you get a second Hero’s Reward
-Then, After 20 Events you get a PREMIUM foil sealed promo pack!

It’s as easy as that! Play in events, earn some cool stuff! This all goes above and beyond the normal prizes, the bounties, normal weekly promos etc.

We are very excited to add this element to our events because it’s important to reward all of our participants from time to time, not just those that win each week. Thank you very much for playing here at BKG in 2020 – you have a great year of gaming ahead of you!