We its crept up on us a little, but in just a few hours time we will start our first MTG Origins Prerelease event. This time around we have three events which are ...
FRIDAY/SATURDAY Midnight at Tarmount Lane
SATURDAY 1pm at The Royal George
SUNDAY 1pm at the Royal British Legion
So far Saturday is the most popular event but there is still space on all days.
If you have not been to a prerelease before then there is no better time to give one a try. Origins is the last of the Core Set and could be the last set to have 5 planeswalkers in it!
Prereleases provide you with the earliest possible opportunity to play with the newest cards in Magic. Prereleases are enjoyable casual events that encourage fun over competition.
Prereleases are Sealed Deck format events, where players are given Prerelease Packs and time to construct a 40-card minimum deck.
Prerelease Packs make deck-building more exciting with the inclusion of specialized, “seeded” booster packs and regular booster packs that let players choose a focus for their deck.
Players who are uncomfortable building a Sealed Deck may participate in Open Dueling instead of the main tournament. Open Dueling players use an Intro Pack to experience the new set a week before it hits shelves.
Players get to keep all of the cards opened in their Prerelease Pack or Intro Pack. In addition Prerelease Packs contain a premium foil Prerelease promo to keep. Players who participate in the tournament also have a chance to win additional booster packs of the newest set—an exclusive opportunity to take home even more of the latest cards before they’re available to purchase in stores!
Prerelease events focus on fun and enjoying the upcoming Magic expansion, allowing players a chance to experience the newest cards in a fun and stress-free environment. That said, as Sealed Deck tournaments, they follow certain rules for deck construction and play.
Decks must be constructed with a minimum of 40 cards
Decks may only be built using cards opened in the Prerelease Packs assigned at the beginning of the event, and no outside cards may be added.