Sept. 8: Magic Celebration, GPT & Ascension tournaments

We’re calling it Card Play Saturday and it’s going to be amazing.

First, we’ve got the annual Magic Celebration pack wars flights we’re going to run. Those will be at 10:30 and 11:30 in the morning. It’s free and a great way to get into Magic if you’ve never played before. We’ll focus on the new players here and help everyone have a great time.

Then at 1 p.m. we start our Ascension tournament. This deck building game is quick to learn and easy to play. Five bucks gets you into the tourney. The winner will get a copy of the upcoming expansion Immortal Heroes (or store credit to go toward the purchase when it’s finally available). Second and Third place will get promo cards for the game.

At 2 p.m. there’s some more Magic with our GPT for San Jose. This will be a standard format tournament with a $25 entrance fee. There’ll be some stuff competition and TJ Morrison will be on hand as our head judge. Here’s the prizes you’ll be vying for:

  • First: $100 travel fun and 2 byes for San Jose
  • Second: A booster box of Magic or $75 in store credit. Want to wait to pick up that box until Ravnica hits the shelves? We can make that happen.
  • Third & Fourth: 15 packs OR 11 of our Squirrel Tokens ($3 coupons)
  • Fifth – Eighth: 8 packs OR 5 of our Squirrel Tokens ($3 coupons)

There’ll also be giveaways throughout the tournament. We will when this a competitive REL event and it will have a top 8 playoff.

After you’ve survived all that, there’s more Magic Celebration that evening at 6 and 7. Again, if you’re a newer player, this is the time to find out how enjoyable Magic can be. These small tournaments are free and will last until we’ve run out of packs set aside for this event.

And just imagine: this is all just a walk-up to October, when we celebrate our Squirrelaversy and start our Go for the Gold Magic competition.