Magic: Theros Pre-Release Events Saturday September 21st through Sunday September 22nd

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Theros, the newest Magic: the Gathering set, and the first set in the Theros Block will celebrate its coming release with a number of pre-release events on Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd. Theros is a large set and represents players introductions to the plane of Theros, a plane loosely based on Greek and Roman mythology, but with a decidedly MtG twist.

Theros looks to continue a strong growth in Magic, following the immensely popular Innistrad and Return to Ravnica blocks. Similar to Innistrad, Theros is designed in a “top-down” fashion, ensuring that the Greek and Roman mythology “flavor” permeates every aspect of the set. Theros block is an enchantment themed block, the first such theme since Urza’s block 15 years ago! Theros looks destined to be a super hot release. The pre-release events allow you to play with the latest Magic set before it releases to the general public. Pre-release events are casual, fun events where you can play with new cards, make some new friends, and win great prizes as well.

There will be four events during Pre-Release weekend: Saturday September 21st at Midnight (Sealed Deck), Saturday September 21st at 11AM (Sealed Deck), Saturday September 21st at 3:30PM (2-Headed Giant Sealed), and Sunday September 22nd at 12:00PM (Sealed Deck).

The Theros Pre-release presents players with a special opportunity to open a Pre-release Pack and begin their journey down the Hero’s Path. There are five Pre-release Packs to choose from; each color has a heroic path: White–Honor, Blue–Wisdom, Black–Ambition, Red–Battle, and Green–Might. The Theros Prelease will also be players’ first opportunity to earn a Hero Card, which they can use to Face the Hydra at Theros Game Day.

The cost is, as always, $25.

In addition to all the normal great prizes you can win at Pre-Releases, both in the event and through door prizes, for our Theros events we will be giving away copies of From the Vault: Twenty! The ultimate door prize for each event will be a sealed copy of FTV: 20 with all of its Jace the Mind Sculptor goodness. Minimum tournament participation for each event must be 16 players.

How do you win these great prizes? Simply play! Every entrant to an event will receive one raffle ticket with their entry. If you pre-register and pre-pay for the event prior to Wednesday September 18th, you will receive two door prize raffle tickets for each event you sign up for. And for the best chances to win, anyone who pre-registers and pre-pays for 3 or more pre-release events before September 18th will receive three door prize raffle tickets for each event!

Players must be present at the store at the time of the raffle to be eligible to win prizes. Raffles are held between rounds two and three of the event. The Relentless Dragon is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced raffle tickets. Make sure you keep them safe!

Pre-releases are casual, fun events where you get the opportunity to play with the new set’s cards before they release. If you’ve never attended a tournament before, this is a great way to get involved with no pressure!