~The countdown is on.
We have approximately 3 days until Worldwake Pre-Release parties start. Starting shortly after midnight (Saturday 30th January), local stores will open their doors and players will start filing in to sit down and get a chance to play with cards from the newest Magic the Gathering set - Worldwake.
With large Regional Pre-Release events also occurring this weekend, we thought it wise to point out some recent articles on Wizards for you to review in order to prepare for the fun ahead.
Worldwake Prerelease Primer, Tim Willoughby (25 January 2010)
Honing your Deck-Building Skills, Jacob Van Lunen (27 January 2010)
Also - make sure you check out the Wizard's Pre-Release Fact Page HERE. And of course, check out their handy event locater applet HERE.
There may also be some events being held that may require a registered decklist. HERE is a handy link for the DCI Worldwake Deck Checklist :
Wwk Clist En
~MTG Realm will for the first time ever be heading out to a large Regional Pre-Release to take in the sights and sounds. We suggest to fellow casual MTG players to head out to one in your area if you have the opportunity.
We will be attending the Toronto, Ontario - Regional Worldwake Pre-Release at the Best Western Primrose Hotel (111 Carlton Street, Toronto) hosted by SkyFox Games. We will have a few posts and videos interviewing players, tournament organisers as well as Guest Artist RK Post ! (Check out his work HERE)
HERE are details for the Toronto Regional Worldwake Pre-Release :
Toronto, Ontario - Regional Worldwake Pre-ReleaseLocation : Best Western Primrose Hotel - 111 Carlton Street, Toronto, Tel#: (416) 977-8000
All players register on-site and play on a first-come, first-serve process. There is no pre-registration, just show up and register the day of the event. Flight Tournament Times: Flights can begin as soon as there are a minimum of 32 players.
Worldwake SEALED DECK Tournament prizes (Prizes based on 32 players) :
4-0: 12 Worldwake Boosters
3-0-1: 8 Worldwake Boosters
3-1: 4 Worldwake Boosters
Worldwake Sealed Deck Entry is $30. Each player will receive 3 boosters of Worldwake and 3 boosters of Zendikar to build a minimum 40-card deck. If you played in a previous Prerelease (on the same day), entry is $25. Each player will receive a booster pack (as prizes) of Zendikar for each Prerelease they play after the first (ie. played in 3 Prerelease, get an additional 2 boosters). Tournament structure is four rounds of Swiss pairings.
Worldwake Two-Headed Giant Tournament Prizes (Prizes based on 32 players) :
3-0: 20 Worldwake Boosters / Team
2-0-1: 12 Worldwake Boosters / Team
2-1: 4 Worldwake Boosters / Team
Worldwake Two-Headed Giant entry is $20 per Player. Each Two-Headed Giant team receives 4 boosters of Worldwake and 4 boosters of Zendikar with which to construct two forty-card decks. Tournament structure is four rounds of Swiss pairings.
Worldwake Booster Draft Tournaments :
This is organised by 8-player drafts, with single elimination. Players will draft with one pack of Zendikar and two packs of Worldwake in which to construct a forty-card deck.
*Entry is $20 and $15 if you payed for a previous Prerelease (that day). Registration opens at 2:00 PM
Worldwake Open Dueling:
Entry fee is $20 per player. Format: Players receive one Intro Pack to play against other players. Play structure: Each Open Dueling participant will receive an Open Dueling Results Card to record their matches. When the player completes 5 games / matches, the results card is returned to receive one Worldwake Booster Pack and a Prerelease Promo Card.
Registration Times: Flight Tournament Schedule for Saturday, January 30, 2010
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (ALL TOURNAMENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
7:30 AM Prerelease Flight Tournament Registration Opens
(All players will receive a special foil commemorative card - while quantities last)
8:00 AM Flight Tournament #1 Starts
9:00 AM Flight Tournament #2 Starts
10:00 AM Guest Artist: RK Post
10:30 AM VIP Gunslinger: John Wasson
10:00 AM Flight Tournament #3 Starts
11:30 PM Flight Tournament #4 Starts (Mandatory Deck Registration)
1:00 PM Flight Tournament #5 Starts
2:00 PM Booster Drafts Starts
2:30 PM Worldwake Two-Headed Giant
3:00 PM Flight Tournament #6 Starts
4:30 PM Flight Tournament #7 Starts
6:00 PM Last Call for Flight Tournaments
~If are going out to a Pre-Release event, good luck and have a blast.