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Standard Spring 9 Week Challenge

by February 16, 2017

Wizards of the Coast has challenged us to run 15 Standard tournaments in  9 weeks, and get a bunch of spiffy rewards for our players!

 

Alt Art Battle Lands from BFZ

When is the challenge?

February 13 – April 16, 2017

What do we have to do?

Run 15 Standard tournaments.

How are we going to accomplish this?

We normally run Standard on Tuesdays (at 7pm), so that takes care of 9 standard tournaments. We have to fit in 6 additional standard tournaments. We’ll be running some of them on the following dates:

  • Monday February 20, 1pm (Louis Riel Day)
  • Sunday March 5, 2 pm
  • Sunday March 12 2 pm
  • Saturday April 15, 2pm (Part of the Magic Open House!)

Additionally we are going to be offering “On Demand Standard Events“.
Any time we have 4 folks in store and they want to have a standard round robin tournament, we’ll fire it up. $6 per person, 1.5 packs per player into the prize pool. Each participant will get a booster at the conclusion of the round robin from the prize pool, the remaining packs go to the winner.

But how do players get the spiffy alt-art battle lands?

Players participating in Standard events between February 13 and April 16th will receive “Aether Revolt Standard Series” punch cards. After participating in 6 Standard Events, players can turn in their punch card to claim one of the 30 Alt art Battle Lands. Players may redeem  more than one completed punch card, while supplies last.

*Alt Art lands will be distributed  on a first come, first serve basis, until supplies are exhausted. The sooner you complete and hand in your card for 6 events the sooner you secure your Alt Art Battle Land [Example: John players in Events of 2/14, 2/20, 2/21, 2/28, 3/5, & 3/7 – he turns in his card and requests a Sunken Hollow on 3/7, when the Alt art cards come in, we would contact John and let him know his Sunken Hollow is ready for pick up!]

Any players who participate in 15 Standard events will be entered into a draw to win a special Amonket Playmat!

**Playmats and Alt-Art Battle Lands will be available to be picked up sometime in Mid April. Players will be contacted when they are available.

 

Aether Revolt Release Week

by January 19, 2017

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January 20th, 2017 the latest Magic the Gathering set is unleashed! Bringing more Aether, more Energy, more Vehicles, and an all new Mechanic, Revolt! Join us for the Aether Revolt release week!

Here is the Magic schedule this week that’s affected by the  Aether Revolt Release:

Thursday January 19th:
Draft 7pm: By popular request this draft will be wacky! Players can choose any three packs from our current in stock selection to draft with. Entry fee cost of 3 packs +$2 entry fee
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

 

Participate in any events on January 20th, 21st, or 22nd and receive a special foil promo Quicksmith Rebel.

Friday January 20th:

Noon: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

3:30pm: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

6:30pm: Aether Revolt Sealed featuring Prerelease packs!
Players receive an Aether Revolt Prerelease kit that includes Foil Promo, Spindown Counter, 4 Packs of Aether Revolt and 2 Packs of Kaladesh.
Players will enjoy 4 rounds of swiss.
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

7:30: Commander
Both casual and Competitive pods as usual.
Entry $6 per player.
Prizing: Casual Players each receive a Booster Pack for participating.
Competitive Players – prizing to the winner, prize TBD based on players entering. (8 or more players and a revised Dual will be up for grabs

9:30: Archenemy / Planechase Commander
Entry $6 per player.
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

Saturday January 21st:

Noon: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

3:30pm: Aether Revolt Draft
Players receive 2 packs of Aether Revolt & 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and draft the best 40 card deck they can.
Entry Fee $20
Prizing: 1.5 Packs per player into the prize pool.
Each player playing through all swiss rounds receives a booster pack from the prize pool!

Sunday January 22nd: 

2:00 pm: Aether Revolt League
Players receive 2 Packs of Aether Revolt, 1 Pack of Kaladesh, and construct the best 30 card deck that they can!
After every 3 losses, or once each week, players can add an additional pack of Aether Revolt to their card pool for $6 taxes in per pack.
There is a weekly league meet-up Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. League players are welcome to play games in store any time the store is open.
Aether Revolt League will wrap up on Sunday February 19th.
Entry Fee: $20
Prizing: Various promos, foils, and other goodies, depending on total players involved in the league.

THE MANA DORK — The Revolt Will Not Be Televised

by January 12, 2017

 
Hello everyone! I hope your winter breaks were wonderful and relaxing, and that the Aether Revolt spoilers were the nicest-ever nutmeg in your holiday ‘nog.
We’ve got the Pre-Releases happening this Saturday, and Sunday so here’s everything you need to know!
Whir of Invention
NEW MECHANIC: IMPROVISE
 
Aether Revolt tells us the story of the Renegades’ struggles against the Consulate in their attempts to free up the supply of aether for the people of Kaladesh. Both sides have to get clever, canny, and creative in order to outsmart their opponents — and what better way to do that than to have a mechanic all about being clever, canny, and creative with artifacts?
Improvise lets you tap your artifacts to help cast a spell with Improvise — each artifact can tap for a single generic mana in the Improvise spell’s generic mana cost.
Improvise shares a lot of similarities with a previous mechanic, convoke — but note that Improvise does not help reduce coloured mana costs! Only the generic mana cost of a spell can be reduced by Improvise. So you can’t tap that adorable little Servo or that Implement of Invention for blue, unfortunately, as much as you might want to.
That being said, anything that reduces the cost of a spell is still a strong mechanic worth paying attention to. On average, I’d rate Improvise cards as if they costed 0.5-1.5 mana less than the printed cost on the card — and even less if you’ve got eight or more artifacts in your deck!
(Also, don’t forget you can tap artifacts that don’t normally tap for Improvise — if I get a Panharmonicon or an equipment like Torch Gauntlet in my Sealed pool, you can bet I’ll be tapping it to help cast an Improvise spell!)
Fatal Push
NEW MECHANIC: REVOLT
 
The Renegades have all lost something at the hands of Tezzeret, Baral and the Consulate. And like every angry person who’s been backed into a corner, they fight back more viciously as a result. Cue the Revolt mechanic.
Cards with Revolt check to see if a permanent you control has left the battlefield this turn. Lose a creature in combat? Revolt triggers. Sacrifice a Servo so Yahenni survives a boardwipe? Revolt triggers. Flicker something with Felidar Guardian? Revolt triggers. Bounce your own things to hand with Baral’s Expertise and re-cast one of them so you can get the Revolt trigger on it? You guessed it — Revolt triggers.
(In older formats — crack a fetchland? Revolt triggers.)
Make sure to save Revolt cards for your second main phase each turn, if you can — combat is one of the easiest ways to make sure you lose a permanent. And I’d keep an eye out for things that sacrifice themselves in your Sealed pool — there are many more than average in Aether Revolt, and they will each do a good job of enabling the Revolt mechanic. If I’ve got a couple of Revolt cards that I really want to make sure paid off, I’d like to have at least 6 things that sacrifice themselves, just to make sure I have a certain amount of reliability.
Yahenni's Expertise
A NOTE ON “EXPERTISE” SPELLS
 
Aether Revolt features a cycle of very strong “Expertise” spells associated with legendary creatures in the set that each do a thing, and then let you cast something for free.
I’m seeing some confusion online about precisely how they work, so I figured I’d clear it up here.
Here’s what happens when you cast an Expertise spell:

 1. Cast the Expertise. The Expertise is on the stack.

 2. Choose the free spell you will cast. Determine all targets and parameters of the free spell (note that X costs will be 0).

 3. The Expertise resolves and goes to the graveyard. The free spell is now cast and at the top of the stack.

 4. The free spell resolves and goes to the graveyard.
Important ways in which this is relevant for your Sealed pool —

 A. The servos from Sram’s Expertise will be on the battlefield in time to pay any Improvise costs on the free spell, or to sacrifice for the free spell.

 B. The creatures and artifacts you bounce with Baral’s Expertise will not be on the field when the free spell resolves and therefore cannot be the targets of the free spell or help pay for it with Improvise. However, if one of them was yours and it fits the criteria, you may now cast it as the free spell you get from Baral’s Expertise.

 C. If you attempt to cast Yahenni for free off of Yahenni’s Expertise, Yahenni will not see the creatures die from the Expertise and will not be buffed accordingly.

 D. You can cast a card you drew from Rishkar’s Expertise for free with that same Rishkar’s Expertise.
Hope this helps! If you have any questions, be sure to ask the Judge at your Pre-Release flight — they’ll be happy to help you.
Sweatworks Brawler
 
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! ANNOUNCING A SUNDAY PRE-RELEASE!
 
For the first time, A Muse N Games is hosting a Sunday pre-release event! (Kermit arms flailing)
 
Here are the Facebook events for each pre-release flight:

Make sure you book your spot as soon as possible, as they fill up quickly! (note from Scotia – Prereg ends tonight at 10pm Wednesday Jan 11 in store and online)

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That’s it for me — I’ll see you at the tables!

Jesse Mackenzie is a regular contributor for A Muse N Games. He is totally Revolt-ing. Tune in every two weeks for the Mana Dork, his column on all things Magic!

Aether Revolt Prereleases January 14 & 15

by January 19, 2017

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We are excited to announce that we are now adding a 6pm SUNDAY prerelease!!
Below are the details of all our prereleases for this new set as well as links to event brite if you want to secure your spot without a trip down to the store.

 Aether revolt prereleases will start promptly with deck construction at the listed start times. Price is $35 taxes in if you register before 10pm Wednesday January 11, or if you register for multiple events at once  in store (midnight, noon, 5pm and introducing 6pm Sunday!) At the door for one event is $40 (or after 10pm on Wednesday January 11 until even starts).

Each participating player will receive a special prerelease pack containing 4 packs of Aether Revolt along with 2 Packs of Kaldesh.
Two Aether Revolt booster packs per player will be placed into the prize pool. Any player who plays through all four rounds of swiss receives an Aether Revolt booster pack from the prize pool.

Preview the Aether Revolt cards here:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/aether-revolt-cards

Register in store or online through Eventbrite:
Saturday January 14:
Midnight: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-midnight-prerelease-tickets-29679110017
Noon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-noon-prerelease-tickets-29679160167
5pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-5pm-prerelease-tickets-29679198281

Sunday January 15
Sunday 6pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aether-revolt-sunday-6pm-prerelease-tickets-29679228371

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