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Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peeks – Saturday & Sunday, April 30th & May 1st!

April 26th, 2016

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 30th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, May 1st at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM. Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 AM and run through 5:00PM.

Entry fee for the event is $20.00.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Shining Victories with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Ultra Rare Magical Cavalry of Cxulub!  Additionally, Shining Victories Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We will also be holding side events throughout the day during each event, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

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Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, May 1st
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, April 30th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, April 9th at the PA Convention Center, Phila., PA

April 5th, 2016

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(Room 201 A/B/C)

Saturday, April 9th

Registration begins at 8:00AM and closes at 9:50AM.
(Anyone registering after 9:50AM will receive a first round loss for late registration.)

Play begins at 10:00AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Breakers of Shadow

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

Decklists will be collected and verified at registration.
Please prepare your decklist before you arrive.


Prizes

Top 8 finishers will receive playmats and Top 4 will receive deckboxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier.
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut.  Prizes are awarded on the order of finish in the swiss rounds
Please note: 
All players are now required to present official ID when registering!  Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current-year School ID cards
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passport
  • Other government-issued identification documents
  • If the Duelist is under the age of 16, a copy of their birth certificate

Please bring your Konami ID Card. If you do not have your Konami ID card but played at a regional before we may have your ID number.  If you do not have a Konami ID number, they will be available the day of the regional.

Due to the expected large attendance we urge players to come early to register!

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here.


Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2002 or later, swiss format, FREE!)
Beginning After Round 3 Start:
Up to eight Win-a Mat Tournaments (single elimination, $12 entry fee, 3 booster packs upon entry)
Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20
Starter deck Tournament $15
Structure Deck Tournament $15
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List of Re-Scheduled Events!

January 26th, 2016

Due to the blizzard last Saturday the 23rd, Alternate Universes was forced to close for the day and postpone the events set to take place.  We have now rescheduled the events set for that day!  Note that the registration and start times of some events have been changed.  Be sure to check the post for the updated times!

MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday, January 30th At Blue Bell & Holmes, January 31st at Wilmington!

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Saturday, January 30th at AU Wilmington

Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, January 30th at AU Holmes

Pokemon TCG BREAKpoint Prerelease – Sunday, January 31th at AU Blue Bell

Vanguard Sneak Peek – Sunday, January 31st at AU Holmes

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, December 12th – PA Convention Center, Phila., PA

December 1st, 2015

revised

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(Room 201 A/B/C)

Saturday, December 12th

Registration begins at 8:00AM and closes at 9:50AM.
(Anyone registering after 9:50AM will receive a first round loss for late registration.)

Play begins at 10:00AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Dimension of Chaos

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

Decklists will be collected and verified at registration.
Please prepare your decklist before you arrive.


Prizes

Top 8 finishers will receive playmats and Top 4 will receive deckboxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier.
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut.  Prizes are awarded on the order of finish in the swiss rounds
Please note: 
All players are now required to present official ID when registering!  Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current-year School ID cards
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passport
  • Other government-issued identification documents
  • If the Duelist is under the age of 16, a copy of their birth certificate

Please bring your Konami ID Card. If you do not have your Konami ID card but played at a regional before we may have your ID number.  If you do not have a Konami ID number, they will be available the day of the regional.

Due to the expected large attendance we urge players to come early to register!

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here.


Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2002 or later, swiss format, FREE!)
Beginning After Round 3 Start:
Up to eight Win-a Mat Tournaments (single elimination, $12 entry fee, 3 booster packs upon entry)
Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20
Starter deck Tournament $15
Structure Deck Tournament $15
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, November 21st at AU Holmes

November 17th, 2015

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Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, November 21st at AU Holmes!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational in 2016.  This UDS Qualifier will run concurrently with the normally scheduled Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament.

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two packs of Astral Pack 8 and 10 UDS points for entering!

When & Where?
Saturday, November 21st
Registration begins: 1 PM
Tournament start: 2 PM

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

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, October 24th – PA Convention Center, Phila., PA

October 16th, 2015

revised

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, October 24th

Registration begins at 8:00AM and closes at 9:50AM.
(Anyone registering after 9:50AM will receive a first round loss for late registration.)

Play begins at 10:00AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Clash of Rebellions

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

Decklists will be collected and verified at registration.
Please prepare your decklist before you arrive.


Prizes

Top 8 finishers will receive playmats and Top 4 will receive deckboxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2016 World Championship Qualifier.
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut.  Prizes are awarded on the order of finish in the swiss rounds
Please note: 
All players are now required to present official ID when registering!  Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current-year School ID cards
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passport
  • Other government-issued identification documents
  • If the Duelist is under the age of 16, a copy of their birth certificate

Please bring your Konami ID Card. If you do not have your Konami ID card but played at a regional before we may have your ID number.  If you do not have a Konami ID number, they will be available the day of the regional.

Due to the expected large attendance we urge players to come early to register!

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here.


Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2002 or later, swiss format, FREE!)
Beginning After Round 3 Begins:  Up to 8 Win-a Mats Tournaments (single elimination, $12.00 entry fee,  3 booster packs upon entry); Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20.00; Starter deck Tournament $15.00; Structure Deck Tournament $15.00
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 2015 Mega Tins Available September 17th at Alternate Universes

September 16th, 2015

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 2015 Mega Tins will be available at all Alternate Universes locations Thursday, September 17th, for $19.99 plus tax!  Make sure to come in and get yours!


Back by popular demand, the 2015 Mega-Tins bring back an awesome compilation featuring some of the year’s best cards plus a handful of valuable variant cards, including NEW cards, all enclosed in a one-of-a-kind collectible tin, perfect for any Duelist!

Each 2015 Mega-Tin design is based on a monster from the newest generation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. ARC-V  Duels showcase the various kinds of monsters that the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG has seen over the years in all-about battles against one another. This year’s Mega-Tins feature Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon.

Each Mega-Tin will include three 16-card Mega-Packs with cards taken from past releases: 12 Common cards, 1 Rare card, 1 Super Rare card, 1 Ultra Rare card, and 1 Secret Rare card. Three variant cards are also included in their respective tins: 2 Super Rare cards and 1 highly collectible Platinum Secret Rare card of the Mega-Tin cover monster!

There will only be one Wave for the Mega-Tins, so Duelists will be sure to collect both designs before they’re sold out! Each 2015 Mega-Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs and three variant cards. Each Mega-Tin sold separately.

The Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Mega-Tin comes with:

  • 3 x 16-card Mega-Packs. Each Mega-Pack contains 1 Secret Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Rare and 12 Common cards, including cards from the following booster sets: Primal Origin, Duelist Alliance, The New Challengers, and Secrets of Eternity
  • 3 variant cards
    • 1 Platinum Secret Rare Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
    • 1 Super Rare Elder Entity Norden
    • 1 Super Rare Majesty’s Fiend

The Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Mega-Tin comes with:

  • 3 x 16-card Mega-Packs. Each Mega-Pack contains 1 Secret Rare, 1 Ultra Rare, 1 Super Rare, 1 Rare and 12 Common cards, including cards from the following booster sets: Primal Origin, Duelist Alliance, The New Challengers, and Secrets of Eternity
  • 3 variant cards
    • 1 Platinum Secret Rare Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon
    • 1 Super Rare Old Entity Hastorr
    • 1 Super Rare Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Saturday & Sunday, August 22nd & 23rd at the PA Convention Center

August 18th, 2015

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Alternate Universes is hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Summer 2015
Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational!

The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center!
There will be a main event tournament for players who have earned enough UDS Points, and tons of public events for everyone else!


When and Where?

Saturday, August 22nd & Sunday, August 23rd
Main Event and Public Event registration and start times are listed below.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Room 201 A, B, and C
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


About Ultimate Duelist Series

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

If you did not manage to earn enough UDS Points to qualify for the Invitational, there will still be a lot to do at the event!  We will be running a full schedule of Public Events, including  ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! , Regional Qualifiers, UDS Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, and Battle City tournaments – so make plans to attend and take full advantage of these Organized Play offerings!

The Invitational portion is not an open-to-all event.  Only Duelists who have earned at least 100 UDS Points may enter the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015 and they do so by redeeming the points at Registration.

Decklists for the main event are required at the time of registration.  Decklists will be available to fill-out at the event, or can be downloaded and filled-out at home from here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/forms/KDE_DeckList.pdf

What are UDS Points?

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.


UDS Invitational Main Event Schedule

Saturday, August 22nd
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM:  Registration for the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015
10:00 AM:  Start of Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015 – Day 1

Sunday, August 23rd
9:00 AM:  Start of Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015 – Day 2

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational tournament is free for all players who qualify.


UDS Public Event Schedule

Registration for ongoing Public Events begins at the event’s start time. Registration for all non-ongoing Public Events begins approximately one hour before the event is scheduled to begin.

Saturday, August 22nd

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Beta Format Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

$12.00

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2003 or later)

FREE!!

1:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$12.00


Sunday, August 23rd

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

2016 Regional Qualifiers (16-player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

UDS Qualifiers (8 player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Beta Format Win-A-Mat (8-Player Flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Battle City Tournament (16-player flights)

$12.00

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Starter Deck Tournament (8-Player Flights)

$10.00

12:00 PM

ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!

$12.00

1:00 PM

Dragon Duel Tournament (Born 2003 or later)

FREE!!

3:45 PM

Cut-off to earn points for Public Events Playoffs

4:00 PM

Public Event Playoff

 

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Summer 2015, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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Yu-Gi-Oh! World Superstars Now On Sale!

April 14th, 2015

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On tour for the first time ever, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is proud to present – the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Superstars!

This all-foil set collects 50 cards previously available only in Japan and Korea, now available for the first time all over the world! With dozens of new cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL era, Duelists can boost the power of their Xyz Monsters like never before, with new Chronomaly, Star Seraph, Heroic Challenger, Gagaga, and Galaxy cards.

Tired of counting up all those Xyz Monsters? Fear not! Duelists can also get their hands on new anti-Xyz weapons. Try protecting your Pendulum cards with Pendulum Impenetrable, or bouncing all the “Number” monsters back to the Extra Deck with Numeral Hunter!

To top it all off, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Superstars contains a special treat for collectors. Every year, eight finalists at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship win special prize cards created especially for that event. Included in this set are reprints of both prize cards from the 2012 World Championship in Tokyo: Legendary Dragon of White and Legendary Magician of Dark! These cards are too powerful to allow in regular play, but give a modern Xyz spin to two famous monsters from the dawn of Dueling, and make a great addition to any Duelist’s card collection!

Each 5-card pack contains 4 Super Rares and 1 prismatic Secret Rare (a special version of Secret Rare not seen in many years).

The World Superstars booster set contains 52 cards:

34 Super Rares
18 prismatic Secret Rares

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Gold Series: Return of the Bling on sale TODAY, Thursday, March 19th!

March 17th, 2015

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The King of Bling returns!

Finishing the job started by the hugely popular Premium Gold set, the new Premium Gold: Return of the Bling follows through with updates and upgrades to dozens more cards from the golden age of Yu-Gi-Oh! up to the present day!

UPDATED! 22 previous Gold Rare cards from past Gold Series have been revised to our new-and-improved advanced Gold Rare technology. More shine than ever before!

UPGRADED! 48 top cards released with Gold Rare technology for the first time. Dozens of cards spanning the years, from all 5 pieces of Exodia to Number 101: Silent Honor ARK!

BRAND NEW! 21 new cards, all in Gold Secret technology, including cards for Blackwing, HERO, and Number Decks!

Gold Rares enshrine Duelists’ favorite cards in immortal Gold color: Gold card frames, Gold art boxes frames, Gold text box frames, Gold card names, and (for monsters) Gold level stars. Gold Secrets take all of that and add a Secret Rare Card’s textured foil pattern on top of it!

Each 5-card Premium Gold: Return of the Bling mini-pack contains 2 Gold Secrets (each a brand new, never-before-released card). Each mini-pack also has 3 standard Gold Rares (1 upgraded prior Gold Rare, and 2 new Gold Rares that are blinged out for the first time ever)! Each box contains 3 mini-packs, for a total of 15 cards: 6 Gold Secrets and 9 Gold Rares.

The Premium Gold: Return of the Bling complete set contains 91 cards:

21 Gold Secret Cards
70 Gold Rare Cards

Premium Gold: Return of the Bling will be available for $14.99 + tax

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