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MTG Standard PPTQ for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) – Saturday, November 19th at AU Wilmington

November 7th, 2016

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) on Saturday, November 19th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: STANDARD
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no preregistration for this event)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Kaladesh + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Amonkhet
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Kaladesh
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Kaladesh each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Kaladesh each

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 Modern PPTQ for PT Aether Revolt – Saturday, September 10th at AU Wilmington

August 6th, 2016

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Dublin on Saturday, September 10th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30 preregistration, $35 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Play Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.

Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Eldritch Moon + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Honolulu
2nd place: 2x booster boxes of Eldritch Moon
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Eldritch Moon each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Eldritch Moon each

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 Conspiracy: Take the Crown Release Drafts – Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th

August 6th, 2016

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Alternate Universes will be holding MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown Release Draft events at all three AU locations on Friday, August 26th (alongside FNM) and Saturday, August 27th!

Clearly the crown is up for grabs. Will you claim it?

No more jokes. No more intrigue. For real this time.

The throne no longer sits empty, but deception, danger, and even death await around every corner.

Add deeper layers of intrigue to your next Magic draft and begin plotting as soon as you open your first booster pack! The Conspiracy: Take the Crown set builds on the revolutionary abilities introduced in the original Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy set, with new cards that affect the draft itself and new conspiracies that twist the rules against your foes. Trade votes and spread your attacks to manipulate the game in your favor. Seize the crown to give yourself a greater edge—if you can keep it.

How will you plot your way to the throne?

This set is designed for eight-player drafts, followed by free-for-all games of three to five players each.

Friday, August 26th
Holmes, Blue Bell, & Wilmington: Drafts start at 7PM (start of Friday Night Magic)
Our usual FNM tournaments will also run as scheduled.  Check out alternateu.com/calendar for more info on our weekly events!

Saturday, August 27th
Holmes: Drafts start at 6PM
Blue Bell: Drafts start at 6 PM
Wilmington: Drafts start at 5 PM

Entry Fee: $15

Booster Pack or Store Credit prizes (your choice!) will be awarded based on attendance!

Introducing “Become the Monarch”
Many cards in this set cause you to become the monarch of the game.  Being the monarch grants you these triggered abilities:

• At the beginning of your end step, draw a card.

• Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, that creature’s controller becomes the monarch.

No player is the monarch as the game starts, and there’s never more than one monarch in the game at a time.  You can claim the title by dealing combat damage to the monarch player, or with any spell or ability that says “you become the monarch.”  Some booster packs contain a card called The Monarch instead of a token.  That card is one way to indicate which player is the monarch of your game.

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MTG Eldritch Moon Game Day – Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th

August 6th, 2016

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Alternate Universes will be holding Magic: the Gathering Eldritch Moon Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, August 13th at all of our stores, plus Sunday, August 14th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!  Registration for each Game Day tournament opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry Fee: $5

When:
Saturday, August 13th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 6 PM
Blue Bell: 6 PM
Wilmington: 5 PM

Sunday, August 14th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 1 PM
Wilmington: 1 PM

Game Day events are Standard format tournaments.  The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer.  For more information on Standard, click here!

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PRIZES

Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers!  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Unsubstantiate full-art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Heron’s Grace Champion full-art promo card.  The cards are awarded to the Top 8 players even if the tournament cuts only to the Top 4.  In addition, the 1st-place winner of Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above)!

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MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Orders Available NOW!

June 21st, 2016

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Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Eldritch Moon booster boxes and Fat Packs, as well pre-orders for playsets of Eldritch Moon commons and uncommons (only available online)!  Come in to any of our stores through Wednesday, July 20th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Available for order in-store:

Eldritch Moon booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Eldritch Moon Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

Available for order via the online store:

Common/Uncommon Eldritch Moon playsets are available for $44.99 each!
Eldritch Moon singles will be added as they are spoiled!
(plus taxes where applicable)

For box pre-orders, you’ll also get the Eldritch Moon Buy-a-Box promo Thalia, Heretic Cathar! (one per person)

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your MTG Eldritch Moon products at the time of release (Friday, July 22nd).  Prices for Eldritch Moon boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your product ASAP!

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MTG Sealed Eternal Masters PPTQ for PT Honolulu – Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

May 3rd, 2016

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Alternate Universes is hosting a special Eternal Masters
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Honolulu
on Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: Sealed + Draft
Each player will receive 6 packs of Eternal Masters with which to build a deck.  After the initial rounds, the Top 8 players will Draft with an additional 3 packs of Eternal Masters each!

  • Entry Fee: $75
  • Registration Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

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

 

Preregistration for this event is closed.  If you are traveling to this event from out of the area you should be aware that this event is capped at 64 players and there are only eight open slots remaining which will be given to the first eight players in line on Sunday who have not preregistered. Doors will open at 10:00 AM. Please take this into consideration if you are driving a long distance without being preregistered.

PRIZES

1st place:  $300 store credit + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Honolulu
2nd place: $300 store credit
3rd & 4th place: $100 store credit each
5th – 8th: $50 store credit each

Store credit is redeemable at any AU location!

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

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 Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney – Saturday, April 9th at AU Blue Bell

April 5th, 2016

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Sydney on Saturday, April 9th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Sealed
  • Entry Fee: $35 preregistration, $40 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.  
Preregistration is closed
Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Shadows Over Innistrad + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney
2nd place: 2x booster boxes of Shadows Over Innistrad
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Shadows Over Innistrad each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Shadows Over Innistrad each

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 Shadows Over Innistrad Pre-Orders Available NOW!

March 12th, 2016

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Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Shadows Over Innistrad booster boxes and Fat Packs, as well pre-orders for playsets of Shadows Over Innistrad commons and uncommons (only available online)!  Come in to any of our stores through Wednesday, April 6th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Available for order in-store:

Shadows Over Innistrad booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Shadows Over Innistrad Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

Available for order via the online store:

Common/Uncommon Shadows Over Innistrad playsets are available for $44.99 each!
Shadows Over Innistrad singles will be added as they are spoiled!
(plus taxes where applicable)

For box pre-orders, you’ll also get the Shadows Over Innistrad Buy-a-Box promo Elusive Tormentors! (one per person)

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your MTG Shadows Over Innistrad products at the time of release (Friday, April 8th).  Prices for Shadows Over Innistrad boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your product ASAP!

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MTG Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix NYC – Saturday, March 26th at AU Blue Bell

March 12th, 2016

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix New York on Saturday, March 26th.  Registration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Standard.

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When: Saturday, March 26th, 2016.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.

Where:
Alternate Universes Blue Bell
DeKalb Shopping Center
1530 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

Format: STANDARD

Entry Fee: $20

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each participating player will be added to the prize pool!

Premier Event — Tournament Officials (Tournament Organizer, Store Owner, Judges, Scorekeeper) may NOT play in the event.

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x

Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic: the Gathering tournaments that award at least one 2-round bye to the appropriate Grand Prix.  Players with a 2-round bye at a Grand Prix get a “leg up” in the event – they don’t have to play in the first two rounds of the tournament and are considered to have won those rounds!

Grand Prix events are large, regional Magic tournaments open to all players. Grand Prix award invites to an upcoming Pro Tour and award cash prizes. Other activities offered at Grand Prix include Magic artist signings and dozens of other public tournaments.  Grand Prix New York City will be held May 6th – May 8th, 2016 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094

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MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney – Saturday, March 5th at AU Wilmington

March 1st, 2016

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Sydney on Saturday, March 5th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Standard
  • Entry Fee: $25 preregistration, $30 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Play Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.
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Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Oath of the Gatewatch + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney
2nd place: 2x booster boxes of Oath of the Gatewatch
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Oath of the Gatewatch each

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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