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Pokemon TCG Forbidden Light Prereleases – 4/21 at AU Blue Bell & 4/29 at AU Wilmington

April 2nd, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon Sun & Moon Forbidden Light prerelease events on Saturday, April 21st at AU Blue Bell* and Sunday, April 29th at AU Wilmington!

*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 will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 4 Forbidden Light boosters along with 1 Evolution Pack (22 cards + 1 promo card) with which to build a deck and play for 3 rounds, PLUS 4 more Forbidden Light boosters as a participation prize!  Energy cards will be available to use at the event.  New players welcome!!!

Entry: $28 if you preregister online, $30 at the door.  Pre-registration is available online at PhiladelphiaPokemon.com!

Note: Preregistration is available up to the Thursday night before the event!  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

– Saturday, April 21st –
Alternate Universes Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

1st Session
Registration 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Deck Construction @ 10:40 AM
2nd Session
Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Deck Construction @ 1:10 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

*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 will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

– Sunday, April 29th –
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

1st Session
Registration 12:00 AM- 12:30 AM
Deck Construction @ 12:40 AM
2nd Session
Registration 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Deck Construction @ 3:00 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction Sneak Peeks – Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th

April 2nd, 2018

Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 28th at all three AU stores and on Sunday, April 29th at AU Blue Bell!

On Saturday Blue Bell and Wilmington will be open at 10 AM for the Sneak Peek, while Holmes will be starting at Noon!  Blue Bell will also be open at 11 AM on Sunday!  Please come early as supplies of product are limited at each location.

*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 will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry fee for the Sneak Peek is $20.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Flames of Destruction with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Promo Card!

Flames of Destruction Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! Must be present to win. We’re also holding a side event tournament at each store, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, April 28th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee. Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 28th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, April 29th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, April 28th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Dominaria Draft Weekend – Saturday April 28th & Sunday April 29th

April 9th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding Dominaria Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, April 28th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday April 29th at AU Wilmington!  We’re also holding Sealed Two-Headed Giant at AU Wilmington on Saturday, April 28th!  ***Note that Wilmington’s Sunday start time has changed, registration now begins at 4:30 PM and Drafting begins at 5 PM!***

On Sunday, April 29th, we’re holding a Sealed Dominaria PPTQ at AU Holmes!

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

Entry: $15 (Entry for Two-Headed Giant is $50 per team)

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 3 booster packs of the newest set, Dominaria. Players open one booster pack and choose one card, then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table for each pack.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for comprehensive rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

For this Two-Headed Giant tournament, each team will be given 2 Dominaria prerelease kits (one for each team member) with which to build a 40 card deck!

Holmes
Saturday, April 28th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 28th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, April 28th <- Sealed Two-Headed Giant!
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3:00 PM

Sunday, April 29th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Dominaria
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Dominaria
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Dominaria
All others: 1 booster pack of Dominaria

Prizes for Two-Headed Giant will be determined based on attendance!

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MTG Dominaria Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, April 29th at AU Holmes

April 9th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a SEALED
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Atlanta
on Sunday, April 29th at Alternate Universes Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: SEALED
Each player will receive 6 booster packs of Dominaria with which to build a deck. Lands will be provided at the event!

Entry fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)

Registration opens: 10:30 AM
Deck-building begins: 11:00 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

 

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Dominaria + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Atlanta!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Dominaria
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Dominaria each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Dominaria 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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, May 5th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA

April 9th, 2018

revised

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

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

(Ballroom B)

Saturday, May 5th

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

Play begins at 10:00 AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Extreme Force for entering

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


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for the Official Decklist form

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 2017 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: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/regionalsfaq.html


Side Event Schedule:

1:00 PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2006 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)
Structure Deck Tournament $15
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MTG Standard PPTQ – Saturday, May 12th at AU Blue Bell

April 9th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Standard
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Atlanta
on Saturday, May 12th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Here are the details:

Format: Standard
Entry fee: $25 (there is no preregistration for this event)
Registration opens: 11:00 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

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.*

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Dominaria + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Atlanta!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Dominaria
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Dominaria each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Dominaria 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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Pokemon TCG Forbidden Light Prereleases – 4/21 at AU Blue Bell & 4/29 at AU Wilmington

April 2nd, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon Sun & Moon Forbidden Light prerelease events on Saturday, April 21st at AU Blue Bell* and Sunday, April 29th at AU Wilmington!

*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 will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 4 Forbidden Light boosters along with 1 Evolution Pack (22 cards + 1 promo card) with which to build a deck and play for 3 rounds, PLUS 4 more Forbidden Light boosters as a participation prize!  Energy cards will be available to use at the event.  New players welcome!!!

Entry: $28 if you preregister online, $30 at the door.  Pre-registration is available online at PhiladelphiaPokemon.com!

Note: Preregistration is available up to the Thursday night before the event!  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

– Saturday, April 21st –
Alternate Universes Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

1st Session
Registration 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Deck Construction @ 10:40 AM
2nd Session
Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Deck Construction @ 1:10 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

*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 will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

– Sunday, April 29th –
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

1st Session
Registration 12:00 AM- 12:30 AM
Deck Construction @ 12:40 AM
2nd Session
Registration 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Deck Construction @ 3:00 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction Sneak Peeks – Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th

April 2nd, 2018

Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 28th at all three AU stores and on Sunday, April 29th at AU Blue Bell!

On Saturday Blue Bell and Wilmington will be open at 10 AM for the Sneak Peek, while Holmes will be starting at Noon!  Blue Bell will also be open at 11 AM on Sunday!  Please come early as supplies of product are limited at each location.

*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 will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Entry fee for the Sneak Peek is $20.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Flames of Destruction with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Promo Card!

Flames of Destruction Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! Must be present to win. We’re also holding a side event tournament at each store, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, April 28th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee. Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 28th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, April 29th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, April 28th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Dominaria Draft Weekend – Saturday April 28th & Sunday April 29th

April 9th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding Dominaria Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, April 28th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday April 29th at AU Wilmington!  We’re also holding Sealed Two-Headed Giant at AU Wilmington on Saturday, April 28th!  ***Note that Wilmington’s Sunday start time has changed, registration now begins at 4:30 PM and Drafting begins at 5 PM!***

On Sunday, April 29th, we’re holding a Sealed Dominaria PPTQ at AU Holmes!

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

Entry: $15 (Entry for Two-Headed Giant is $50 per team)

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 3 booster packs of the newest set, Dominaria. Players open one booster pack and choose one card, then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table for each pack.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for comprehensive rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

For this Two-Headed Giant tournament, each team will be given 2 Dominaria prerelease kits (one for each team member) with which to build a 40 card deck!

Holmes
Saturday, April 28th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 28th

Registration begins: 5:00 PM
Drafting begins: 6:00 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, April 28th <- Sealed Two-Headed Giant!
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3:00 PM

Sunday, April 29th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Dominaria
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Dominaria
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Dominaria
All others: 1 booster pack of Dominaria

Prizes for Two-Headed Giant will be determined based on attendance!

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MTG Dominaria Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, April 29th at AU Holmes

April 9th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a SEALED
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Atlanta
on Sunday, April 29th at Alternate Universes Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: SEALED
Each player will receive 6 booster packs of Dominaria with which to build a deck. Lands will be provided at the event!

Entry fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)

Registration opens: 10:30 AM
Deck-building begins: 11:00 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

 

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Dominaria + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Atlanta!
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Dominaria
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Dominaria each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Dominaria 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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, May 5th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA

April 9th, 2018

revised

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

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

(Ballroom B)

Saturday, May 5th

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

Play begins at 10:00 AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Extreme Force for entering

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


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for the Official Decklist form

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 2017 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: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/regionals/regionalsfaq.html


Side Event Schedule:

1:00 PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2006 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)
Structure Deck Tournament $15
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MTG Standard PPTQ – Saturday, May 12th at AU Blue Bell

April 9th, 2018

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Standard
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Atlanta
on Saturday, May 12th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Here are the details:

Format: Standard
Entry fee: $25 (there is no preregistration for this event)
Registration opens: 11:00 AM
Tournament begins: Noon

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.*

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