Held one week before each new Magic card set goes on sale, Prereleases provide a way to play in a large-scale event in a low-stress environment. You get to play with the cards before you can buy them, special promotional cards are given out to attendees and the top players can win even more cards. So have fun!
Prereleases are Limited events, meaning you build your 40-card (minimum) deck from the packs that you get after paying your entry fee.
Journey into Nyx is the 3rd set in the immensely popular Theros block. The Prerelease gives players the first possible opportunity to play with Journey into Nyx cards.
Prereleases are sanctioned by the DCI, which is the governing body for all Magic tournaments - from the smallest local events up to the high-level Pro Tour. Playing in a sanctioned event means your results are recorded and begin to give you a player rating among the thousands of Magic players worldwide. If you don't have a DCI number yet, we can set you up. For many players, prereleases are a fun and easy way to play in their first sanctioned events.
We will be hosting 4 prerelease events on Saturday (2 morning and 2 evening) and 2 prerelease events on Sunday (1 morning and 1 early evening). Each prerelease event will be a max 40 player, 4 round tournament with a top 8 playoff. Preregistration opens April 15th, tickets may be purchased at Time Warp Comics & Games.
OPEN DUELING Players new to Magic: The Gathering are still encouraged to attend the prerelease event. Open dueling players each receive 1 Intro Pack, 1 Open Dueling Card (match record sheet), and 1 promo card (while supplies last). Open dueling participants play against tournament players between matches. These players will help teach you how to play Magic. Open dueling players will receive one booster pack after completing their match card. Open dueling is free to enter for players new to Magic. Space is limited.