Magic: Origins Pre-Release Events
Saturday and Sunday July 11th-12th
Magic: Origins is the latest set for Magic: the Gathering, and the final core set for Magic.
Origins follows the origin story of five iconic planeswalkers–Gideon Jura (White), Jace Beleren (Blue), Liliana Vess (Black), Chandra Nalar (Red), and Nissa Revane (Green). Each planeswalker is featured on a special flip card, the first time this mechanic has returned since Innistrad block. The planeswalker will begin as a regular creature, but fulfill its flip requirements and it transforms into its more powerful planeswalking side.
Magic Pre-Release events allow you to play with the latest Magic set before it releases to the general public. Pre-Release events are fun, casual tournaments designed for all skill levels.
This is a sealed deck event and continues the tradition of allowing players to choose from five different pre-release kits, each focused on one of the five colors of Magic. Each kit contains 5 packs of Magic: Origins, 1 special “color-seeded” pack of your chosen color (including the pre-release promo), a spindown die, and more. Each player builds a 40 card minimum deck from the cards in their kit and basic lands.
There are four separate events throughout the weekend. Sealed deck at midnight Saturday, Sealed deck at 11AM Saturday, Two-Headed Giant Sealed at 4PM on Saturday, and Sealed deck at 12:00PM on Sunday.
Pre-registration (at the store or over the phone) is STRONGLY recommended. Pre-Release events are very popular and the total number of players in each of the five colors will be limited. The total players per event will be capped. Events are likely to sell out.
In addition to guaranteeing your spot in the event, pre-registering and pre-paying will give you TWO entries into the door prize giveaway. The ultimate prize for the door prize giveaway is a copy of From the Vault: Annihilation! Pre-register and pre-pay for 3 total events across the weekend and receive THREE door prize tickets per event!
The cost to play is $26.
There will be 4 total swiss rounds with prize payouts based on your overall record in the event. In addition, each player who wins a round will get a free draw from the Foil Board! The foil board will be seeded with lots of promos and other foil cards, including some very special surprises!
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!