This weekend marks the prerelease of the new Magic set, Journey into Nyx.
We will be running three events over the prerelease weekend:
- Midnight, 26 April 2014 (following Friday Night Magic);
- Six PM, 27 April 2014; and
- Six PM, 28 April 2014 (our 2-headed Giant event).
Cost for any event is $30, which will get you a Prerelease Pack containing: 2 Journey into Nyx boosters, 1 Born of the Gods booster, 2 Theros boosters and a special seeded booster. These are the elements from which you will construct your deck. You will also receive a promo card, an activity card, a spindown counter, and a special Hero Equipment card. You can find more information at http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/296&dcmp=ilc-mtgrss#experience
In addition, we will be hosting open dueling during all these events – grab an intro deck and find a friend to battle against!
Also, with this event you will continue to Choose Your Path, as you did with the Theros and Born of the Gods events. The Hero Equipment Card mentioned as part of the prerelease pack is a different kind of card that you can only collect as part of the Hero’s Path campaign. Each is unique, with different abilities – not a Magic card, but one with Magic-like abilities that is unique to the Hero’s Path. (Any associated Hero’s Path activity is also inside your pack.) For Born of the Gods, you will forge a Godslayer based on the Mana colour of your prerelease pack: White – Forged in Glory, Blue – Forged in Intellect, Black – Forged in Tyranny, Red – Forged in War, and Green – Forged in Pursuit. Follow the Hero’s Path activities to claim up to three stickers in reward, allowing you to customize your weapon!
There are a total of twenty-one hero cards, seven for each set in the Theros block. Five of these are available as part of the special Pre-release packs, one is part of the Release event, and one is only available during Game Day play. The Journey into Nyx Hero Cards comprise 15 through 21 of the set. You don’t have to select the same colours for this release as you have previously, so have fun with it!
Don’t forget, too, that we are taking preorders for full booster boxes of Journey into Nyx at $100. Just let us know before April 30th to make sure you’re on the list!