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MTG Guilds of Ravnica Booster Box Pre-Orders Available NOW!

September 7th, 2018

MTG Guilds of Ravnica booster box pre-orders are now available at Alternate Universes!

$105 at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell
$99 at AU Wilmington
Tax included!

Cases are available for pre-order for $600!

As part of the Wizards Play Network, we’re offering the Impervious Greatwurm WPN exclusive promo to the first 60 customers to purchase Guilds of Ravnica booster boxes at each of our stores!

This card is ONLY available as a WPN Buy-A-Box promo! You can’t pull it from a pack!

You can pick up your Guilds of Ravnica boxes during prerelease weekend, September 29th and 30th! If you miss prerelease weekend, you’ll have to wait until October 5th!

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MTG Modern PPTQ – Saturday, September 15 at AU Wilmington

August 17th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Modern Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Ravnica Allegiance on Saturday, September 15th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

Here are the details:

Format: Modern
Entry fee: $30 (there is no preregistration for this event)

Registration opens: 11 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

There is a player limit of 52 players, so be sure to arrive on time!

If we get more than 50 players, we’ll increase the prize pool to include the top 16 players!

PRIZES
1st Place: $400 store credit + an invite to the next Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Ravnica Allegiance

2nd Place: $200 store credit
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each
5th-8th Place: $50 store credit each
9th-16th Place: $25 store credit each
Store credit is given on a rechargable AU Gift Card, and is redeemable at any AU location!

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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MTG Core 2019 Store Championships – Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th

August 17th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding MTG Core Set 2019 Store Championships on Saturday, September 15th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, plus Sunday, September 16th at AU Wilmington! The format is Standard! Each player will receive a promo Emmara, Soul of the Accord for entering!

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Silverside Center
3615A Silverside Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

AU Holmes
Saturday, September 15th

Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM
Entry: $5

AU Blue Bell
Saturday, September 15th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM
Entry: $5

AU Wilmington
Sunday, September 16th
Registration opens: Noon
Tournament begins: 1 PM
Entry: $5

PRIZES
Booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 players based on attendance!

First Place will win the Core Set 2019 Champion Playmat!

Each player who enters will also receive a promo Emmara, Soul of the Accord!

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MTG Guilds of Ravnica Open House – Saturday Sept 22nd & Sunday Sept 23rd

August 13th, 2018

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic Open Houses for Guilds of Ravnica on Saturday September 22nd at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday September 23rd at AU Wilmington! This is a FREE event for new players to get to know Magic, and for experienced players to help grow their community! Open Houses are casual, meaning there is no tournament, and they’ll take place from Noon to 7:00 PM at each of our three locations.

The first 20 new players at each store can grab a free Welcome Deck to help learn how to play!

New players and teachers are both eligible for the Open House Promo! New players will receive the promo just for participating and experienced players who bring a new player will also receive the promo (certain conditions apply).  An experienced player who comes without a new player must hang out and help newer players learn to play for one hour before getting a promo.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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MTG Guilds of Ravnica Prereleases – Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th

September 7th, 2018

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Guilds of Ravnica prerelease tournaments on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments. Each player chooses one Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Kit from one of the five guilds to use for building a 40-card deck. These special prerelease kits are themed after the five guilds of Ravnica—Boros, Selesnya, Izzet, Golgari, and Dimir—and include five Guilds of Ravnica booster packs, one seeded booster pack with only cards from your guild, plus a prerelease promo from your guild.

All tournaments will now be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players. Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All pre-registrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, September 28th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60 per team and each team of two players receives two Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, September 29th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, September 28th)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 29th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 11:30 AM). Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team.
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, September 29th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, September 28th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell/East Norriton*:
Midnight, Saturday, September 29th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, September 28th)
Noon, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation allows us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo as part of their Prerelease Kit.
Pack prizes will be awarded as follows, based on the number of round wins after three rounds:

Regular Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1 – 2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0 – 3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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MTG Modern PPTQ – Saturday, September 15 at AU Wilmington

August 17th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Modern Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Ravnica Allegiance on Saturday, September 15th at Alternate Universes Wilmington

Here are the details:

Format: Modern
Entry fee: $30 (there is no preregistration for this event)

Registration opens: 11 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

There is a player limit of 52 players, so be sure to arrive on time!

If we get more than 50 players, we’ll increase the prize pool to include the top 16 players!

PRIZES
1st Place: $400 store credit + an invite to the next Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Ravnica Allegiance

2nd Place: $200 store credit
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each
5th-8th Place: $50 store credit each
9th-16th Place: $25 store credit each
Store credit is given on a rechargable AU Gift Card, and is redeemable at any AU location!

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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MTG Core 2019 Store Championships – Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th

August 17th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding MTG Core Set 2019 Store Championships on Saturday, September 15th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, plus Sunday, September 16th at AU Wilmington! The format is Standard! Each player will receive a promo Emmara, Soul of the Accord for entering!

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Silverside Center
3615A Silverside Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

AU Holmes
Saturday, September 15th

Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM
Entry: $5

AU Blue Bell
Saturday, September 15th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM
Entry: $5

AU Wilmington
Sunday, September 16th
Registration opens: Noon
Tournament begins: 1 PM
Entry: $5

PRIZES
Booster pack prizes will be awarded to Top 8 players based on attendance!

First Place will win the Core Set 2019 Champion Playmat!

Each player who enters will also receive a promo Emmara, Soul of the Accord!

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MTG Guilds of Ravnica Open House – Saturday Sept 22nd & Sunday Sept 23rd

August 13th, 2018

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic Open Houses for Guilds of Ravnica on Saturday September 22nd at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday September 23rd at AU Wilmington! This is a FREE event for new players to get to know Magic, and for experienced players to help grow their community! Open Houses are casual, meaning there is no tournament, and they’ll take place from Noon to 7:00 PM at each of our three locations.

The first 20 new players at each store can grab a free Welcome Deck to help learn how to play!

New players and teachers are both eligible for the Open House Promo! New players will receive the promo just for participating and experienced players who bring a new player will also receive the promo (certain conditions apply). An experienced player who comes without a new player must hang out and help newer players learn to play for one hour before getting a promo. We look forward to seeing you there!

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MTG Guilds of Ravnica Prereleases – Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th

September 12th, 2018

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Guilds of Ravnica prerelease tournaments on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments. Each player chooses one Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Kit from one of the five guilds to use for building a 40-card deck. These special prerelease kits are themed after the five guilds of Ravnica—Boros, Selesnya, Izzet, Golgari, and Dimir—and include five Guilds of Ravnica booster packs, one seeded booster pack with only cards from your guild, plus a prerelease promo from your guild.

All tournaments will now be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players. Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All pre-registrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, September 28th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60 per team and each team of two players receives two Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, September 29th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, September 28th)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 29th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 11:30 AM). Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team.
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, September 29th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, September 28th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell/East Norriton*:
Midnight, Saturday, September 29th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, September 28th)
Noon, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, September 30th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation allows us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo as part of their Prerelease Kit.
Pack prizes will be awarded as follows, based on the number of round wins after three rounds:

Regular Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1 – 2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0 – 3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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