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MTG Amonkhet League – First Four Weeks of May

May 5th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Amonkhet Leagues during the first four weeks of May: Mondays at AU Holmes, Tuesdays at AU Blue Bell, and Wednesdays at AU Wilmington!

Amonkhet League starts at 6 PM at each store on the designated day!

Holmes
Mondays: May 1st, 8th, 16th, 22nd; 6 PM
Blue Bell
Tuesdays: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd; 6 PM
Wilmington
Wednesdays: May 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th; 6 PM

Here’s how it works:

Upon purchasing the initial 3 Amonkhet boosters for the league, players will receive an Amonkhet League Card and a League Storage Box.  Players each build a 30-card minimum deck from the booster packs they received at the start and use the same deck each week to play casually with other League players throughout the evening.  They may play any number of matches.  Matches should be just one game, and each player may take one free mulligan per match.  Lands will be provided in-store.

  • Week 1: Start with 3 Amonkhet boosters. Build a 30-card minimum deck, making sure to include 12–13 lands.
  • Weeks 2–4: You may purchase 1 additional booster from Amonkhet to modify your deck each week.
  • Bonus: If your deck receives a third loss on any League night, you may purchase and add cards from 1 additional Amonkhet booster (limit once per week).

Players may join the League on any week, and buy boosters to catch up to the current week.  If a player loses three matches in a night, they become eligible to purchase one more booster pack to modify their deck, limit one time per week.  If a player plays 10 or more matches throughout the League, they will receive the Amonkhet 4-sided participation die!

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Amonkhet Standard Showdown – Weekends from May 6th to July 1st

May 4th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Amonkhet Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Amonkhet Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from May 6th to July 1st (excluding May 20th and 21st for Amonkhet Game Day).

Holmes
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
May 7th, 14th, 28th; June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 2nd
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

Entry: $5

Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs each contain four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Amonkhet boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament, plus Booster Pack prizes based on attendance (booster pack prizes may also be redeemed for Store Credit)

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MTG Amonkhet League – First Four Weeks of May

May 5th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Amonkhet Leagues during the first four weeks of May: Mondays at AU Holmes, Tuesdays at AU Blue Bell, and Wednesdays at AU Wilmington!

Amonkhet League starts at 6 PM at each store on the designated day!

Holmes
Mondays: May 1st, 8th, 16th, 22nd; 6 PM
Blue Bell
Tuesdays: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd; 6 PM
Wilmington
Wednesdays: May 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th; 6 PM

Here’s how it works:

Upon purchasing the initial 3 Amonkhet boosters for the league, players will receive an Amonkhet League Card and a League Storage Box.  Players each build a 30-card minimum deck from the booster packs they received at the start and use the same deck each week to play casually with other League players throughout the evening.  They may play any number of matches.  Matches should be just one game, and each player may take one free mulligan per match.  Lands will be provided in-store.

  • Week 1: Start with 3 Amonkhet boosters. Build a 30-card minimum deck, making sure to include 12–13 lands.
  • Weeks 2–4: You may purchase 1 additional booster from Amonkhet to modify your deck each week.
  • Bonus: If your deck receives a third loss on any League night, you may purchase and add cards from 1 additional Amonkhet booster (limit once per week).

Players may join the League on any week, and buy boosters to catch up to the current week.  If a player loses three matches in a night, they become eligible to purchase one more booster pack to modify their deck, limit one time per week.  If a player plays 10 or more matches throughout the League, they will receive the Amonkhet 4-sided participation die!

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Amonkhet Standard Showdown – Weekends from May 6th to July 1st

May 4th, 2017

Alternate Universes is hosting Amonkhet Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Amonkhet Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from May 6th to July 1st (excluding May 20th and 21st for Amonkhet Game Day).

Holmes
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
May 7th, 14th, 28th; June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 2nd
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

Entry: $5

Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs each contain four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Amonkhet boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament, plus Booster Pack prizes based on attendance (booster pack prizes may also be redeemed for Store Credit)

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MTG Sealed PPTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation (Kyoto) – Sunday, January 22nd at AU Holmes

January 2nd, 2017

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation (Kyoto) on Sunday, January 22nd at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Aether Revolt + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Hour of Devastation
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Aether Revolt
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Aether Revolt each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Aether Revolt 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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AU Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale – Friday, November 25th & Saturday, November 26th

November 21st, 2016

ALTERNATE UNIVERSES
BLACK FRIDAY / SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
SALE 2016!

Doors at all stores will open at 10 AM on Friday, November 25th!

Sales will continue through Saturday, November 26th!!!

(and don’t forget about our Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament also on the 26th!)


All Day Specials:

• 10% off Gift Cards valuing $100 or more

• Planechase Anthology – $25.00 off MSRP!

• Board Games – 30% off

• Warhammer 40K – 20% off

• HeroClix

– Booster Packs — $10 each (excluding Joker’s Wild)
– Single-Figure Foil Pack Boosters — 6 for $5.00 (excluding TMNT)

• Dice Masters

– Booster Packs — 4 for $1.00
– Starters — 40% off

• Yu-Gi-Oh!

– Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00 (excluding Destiny Soldiers and Mega Packs)
– Yugi’s Legendary II Decks – $25.00

– Structure/Starter Decks — $8.00
– 10% off singles

• Magic: the Gathering (all sales exclude Kaladesh products)

– From the Vault — $40.00
– Conspiracy: Take the Crown Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00
– Foreign Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00

– Fat Packs — $30.00
– Duel Decks $15.00
– Intro Decks — $10.00
– 15% off singles

• Pokemon

– Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00
– Theme Decks — $10.00
– Elite Trainer Kits 10% off
– Pokemon EX Boxes  10% off
– Pokemon toys and merch 10% off
– 10% off singles

• Force of Will

– Booster Packs — 3 for $10.00
– Fixed Card Sets 20% off
– 10% off singles

• Weiss Schwarz

– Booster Packs — 3 for $12.00
– Trial Decks — $16.00

• Cardfight!! Vanguard

– Booster Packs — 3 for $9.00
– Box Sets 20% off
– Trial Decks — $16.00

• Luck & Logic

– Booster Packs — 3 for $9.00
– Trial Decks — $16.00

• 10% off all accessories and singles!!!

– All TCG singles
– Sleeves
– Deckboxes
– Binders
– Playmats
– Dice
– and more!

We’ll be adding sales up until Friday, so watch this space for updates! (Taxes apply to all sales where applicable)

Stop by AU and get ready for the Holidays by stocking up on gifts or just grab some awesome stuff for yourself!  Don’t forget we also have a lot of great events coming up!  Check back to our website or follow us on Facebook for updates!

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UPDATED!!! MTG Commander 2016 Edition Tournaments – Saturday, November 19th at All Stores!

November 7th, 2016

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Alternate Universes is holding Commander (2016 Edition) tournaments SATURDAY, November 19th, at all stores!  (Due to overwhelming demand for the 2016 Commander Decks we have been forced to change the date for these tournament to next Saturday to allow us to have sufficient product on hand.)

Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!

Entry fee: $35 (price of one Commander deck)
Each participant will receive a Commander (2016 Edition) deck of their choice (while supplies last).  Players will be placed in 4-5 person pods for play.  Players will receive 1 Booster Pack for each player they eliminate from their pod, and 2 Booster Packs if they win the pod.

WHEN:
Saturday, November 19th
Holmes: Registration @ 5 PM; Play @ 6 PM
Blue Bell: Registration @ 5 PM; Play @ 6 PM
Wilmington: Registration @ 5 PM; Play @ 6 PM

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

Alternate Universes – Blue Bell
Dekalb Shopping Center
1530 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
610-277-7251

Alternate Universes – Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

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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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