War of the Spark Prerelease

This April, the biggest, most ambitious crossover event in history is coming to a game store near you, and no, it’s not the new Avengers movie. The machinations of the draconic planeswalker, Nicol Bolas, are coming to a close, subtle strings laid over the course of a millennia pulled taut. Planeswalkers gather, some as Bolas’s carefully curated collection of lieutenants, brought together under the dragon’s command. Some gather in defiance under the broken banner of the Gatewatch, holding true to their oath through failure and loss. The tension is building as we approach the War of the Spark!

Join GameKnight on April 27th and 28th as we make a stand on the plane of Ravnica against (or with!) the tyrant Bolas! Throughout the weekend we will be hosting sealed deck events. Preregister by close on April 25th ($35) or pay at the door ($40).

During each event players will receive a prerelease kit containing:

  • 6 boosters of War of the Spark
  • 1 Randomized, date-stamped, planeswalker promo card
  • 1 Randomized, date-stamped, premium promo card
  • 1 Spindown life counter

From the pool of cards contained therein, as well as basic lands we’ll provide, players build a 40 card deck. Players are paired to duel other participants in a Swiss round tournament for a chance at winning War of the Spark boosters, a playmat and a trophy!

Do You Like a Challenge?

Enter our Saturday main event for a chance at big prizes!

Saturday morning at 10:00 am GameKnight will run tournaments with playmats and boosters split among the top 8 players. First place will receive a trophy, and at the Saturday 10:00 am Main Event we guarantee first place at least a full booster box of War of the Spark!

Not everything goes to the best though. after round 4, all players who are still in the tournament who did not make top 8 will be entered into the “shuffle.” That means the tournament organizer will open a number of boosters, shuffle them up and deal out a few card to each person. Even if you come in last place, you could win big! There will even be  a 6-foot War of the Spark playmat given to a player chosen at random from everybody in the tournament!

Or Do You Prefer to Just Play Casually?

Enter one of our five casual events to meet other Magic players and maybe win a few boosters as well!

Each of the casual tournaments will be exactly 4 rounds, and you will receive 1 booster for each match you win. With prizes spread out so evenly among all players, the focus is on enjoying your games and having fun. These events will be run on Friday midnight, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Mini Master Weekend

Alongside our Prerelease weekend, we’re hosting another free Mini Master! All you need to do is register your DCI number and get a free pack of Ravnica Allegiance. Open your booster, remove the  token from the pack, add 2 of each basic land, shuffle it up, and play a game or two!

Mini Master has a couple additional rules on top of a traditional game of Magic. First, any time you need a specific color of mana, you may spend two mana to produce one mana of any color. This is to help you cast your spells and not get screwed on colors. Second, once per game, you can choose to shuffle your graveyard into your library.

Note: You do not need to participate in a prerelease to participate in Mini Master.

Preregistration: $35 | At the door: $40

Booster Box Bonus! – Each booster box of War of the Spark you pre-purchased at the time of preregistration saves another $5.00 off the pre-registration cost of the pre-release. Pre-purchase a full case (six booster boxes) and get your pre-release free (a $35.00 value!).

Multiple Pre-Releases: Preregister for multiple main events and save $5.00 off each event’s entry fee beyond the first.

Event Schedule

Saturday

Midnight  Casual Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (519 Osborne Street)

  • Late entries allowed
  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 1 booster per match win

10:00 am – Main Event Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (519 Osborne Street)

Prize Structure

Prize boosters awarded to each place in top eight depending upon the total players in the tournament.

   

  • 4 rounds then cut to top 8
  • Ranking-based prizing
  • Guaranteed booster box for 1st place! (or more if attendance allows)
  • Trophy
  • Prize Shuffle

1:00 pm – Main Casual Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (519 Osborne Street)

Did you open a mediocre pool in the main event, or perhaps just got terrible luck? Did you miss the 10:00 am start time, or do you just want a fun casual experience? Enter the Main Drop Casual Sealed event and get another chance to win a few boosters!

  • Late entries allowed
  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 1 booster per match win

6:00 pm – Casual 2-Headed Giant Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (519 Osborne Street)

Grab a friend and test your skills against other teams in 2-headed Giant!

Each team receives two War of the Spark prerelease kits and builds two 40+ card decks from the twelve boosters and two promos contained therein. Teammates sit next to each other, playing at the same time. Teammates play their phases together and share a life total starting at 30. Each round consists of only one game.

  • Late entries allowed
  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 2 boosters per team per match win

Sunday

1:00 pm – Casual Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (519 Osborne Street)

  • Late entries allowed
  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 1 booster per match win

6:00 pm – Casual Sealed

Location: GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff (519 Osborne Street)

  • Late entries allowed
  • Guaranteed to be 4 rounds
  • Win 1 booster per match win