Rogues Gallery will be holding two pre-release events for Magic: The Gathering's newest set, Avacyn Restored, on Sunday, April 29th! We have room for 16 players in the first event, beginning at noon, and 16 players in the second event, beginning at 4 PM. If space allows, we are happy to allow players to play in both pre-release tournaments... players will have to buy-in to both tournaments, you cannot carry over cards or decks from the first pre-release into the second.
You can pre-register by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or just asking to be pre-registered when you're in the store next. UPDATE: Pre-registration is closed, both events are full. We will take sign-ups for alternates, but we don't expect there to be any room for alternates or walk-ins.
Registration will begin at noon on April 29th. We'll begin the first event at 12:30 with 30 minutes to construct your decks, and the pre-release will run 3 rounds from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (at the latest). Please note that if you are pre-registered, you must arrive by 12:15 to claim your spot or it will be opened up for walk-ins.
The second tournament will begin registration at 3:30, and the tournament will start as close to 4 PM as we can manage, with 30 minutes to construct your decks. Please note for those pre-registered, you must arrive by 3:45 to claim your spot or it will be opened up for walk-ins.
We will allow walk-ins for both tournaments if the space is not filled, but we encourage pre-registration, as we generally fill up fairly quickly. In addition, because there are two events, and because the second event may run later than our usual closing time, we won't be able to offer trading or casual place space after the tournaments end.
We will be playing a Sealed Deck format, each player will pay $25 to receive six Avacyn Restored booster packs to use for building a deck. All participants will receive a limited edition card, and prize support will be in the form of Avacyn Restored boosters. The first event will also be a Helvault Event, meaning that there will be an extra kit of prize support that will be opened at the end of the first event.
The first event (beginning at noon) is a Helvault event. The Helvault is a piece of Innistrad's moon that serves as a prison for the nefarious denizens of Innistrad. Through the trickery of the demon Griselbrand, Avacyn is also trapped in the Helvault. During the event, players will work to open the Helvault, releasing Avacyn and saving Innistrad. Players break the seals that are holding the Helvault closed by completeing the achievement cards included with the Prerelease kit. When the last seal is broken, the Helvault is opened!
Each time a player completes 5 achievements, a seal will be broken. When the final seal is opened, we will open the Helvault and distribute its contents to the players.
In addition to the main Prerelease Tournament events, if space allows, we will offer Open Dueling, allowing any player who wants to play to purchase 1 Avacyn Restored Intro Pack to play against each other, as well as Prerelease tournament players who are between matches.