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BNG PreRelease Info

Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

With prerelease events for Magic: the Gathering's latest card set, Born of the Gods taking place this coming weekend, many players are more than enthusiastic about getting the chance to game with the new cardboard.  Tomorrow (Wednesday), Born of the Gods will be available in Gatherer, the MTG card database which will allow players a tool in which to sort and evaluate the new cards in order to develop strategies not only for this weekend but also constructed going forward.  MTG Realm will be at OMG! Games as is our custom to take some video and perhaps get a few interviews from the players.  Also - if you have not already, don't forget to get your pre-orders in to MTG Mint Card soon.  You should also check out WotC Mike's PreRelease Primer if you've not been to one yet.

Anywhoos - there are a few players we know personally who have never taken their game from the kitchen table to organized play at the local gaming store.  This weekend offers an opportunity to that.  Most event organizers will have both Open Dueling and Sealed as part of the Born of the Gods PreRelease event. Open Dueling is great for newer players who may not have a lot of experience building a sealed deck.  This game format is also great for any players perhaps wanting to get in a quick game in between rounds in the tournament itself.  Open Dueling players each receive 1 Born of the Gods Intro Pack to play against each other.

For the main event, players each receive a Born of the Gods Prerelease Pack.  Each Born of the Gods Prerelease Pack contains items designed specifically for the chosen Hero's Path and contain the following:
• 2 Born of the Gods booster packs
• 3 Theros  booster packs
• 1 seeded booster pack
• 1 promo card which can be played
• 1 Master Your Destiny activity card
• 1 Spindown  life counter
• 1 Hero’s Path Welcome Letter
• 1 Hero card

There are five different Born of the Gods Prerelease Packs, one for each color. Each prerelease pack comes with a seeded booster pack that corresponds with that primary color. When registering for the Prerelease tournament, each player chooses which color they wich to play. The seeded booster will assist players in building a deck by providing a starting point as well as the a Born of the Gods Prerelease Promo Card, which players may include in their tournament decks.

Born of the Gods Prerelease Packs also include the fourth Hero card, used in the Hero’s Path. Hero cards are special cards that have a unique code which can be redeemed for a badge and achievement on

Players should save their Hero cards to use against the “Battle the Horde” Challenge Deck at Born of the Gods Game Day.  The Prerelease Packs are as follows;
• WHITE - Destined to Lead
• BLUE - Destined to Outwit
• BLACK - Destined to Dominate
• RED - Destined to Conquer
• GREEN - Destined to Thrive

The minimum deck size for Sealed Deck is 40 cards. Tournament organizer will allow players time to construct a deck, typically 30 to 50 minutes for deck building. 

Sealed Deck — Each player receives 1 Born of the Gods Prerelease Pack to build a deck.

Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck — Each team of two players receives 2 Born of the Gods Prerelease Packs to build decks (one Prerelease Pack per player, the colors do not need to  be the same).

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