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MTG Theros Beyond Death Draft Weekend – January 25th and 26th

January 17th, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding Theros Beyond Death Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday January 25th at AU Blue Bell, and Sunday January 26th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!

As a special incentive, every participant will receive a Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack upon entry! All 3-0 players will also win a Theros Beyond Death Premium Promo Pack in addition to our regular pack prizing!

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
Each player will also get a Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack for entering!

Format: Booster Draft
Players will draft with packs of Theros Beyond Death. Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for info on the Booster Draft format: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/booster-draft

Holmes
Sunday, Jan 26th

Registration begins: Noon
Drafting begins: 1:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, Jan 25th

Registration begins: 2:00 PM
Drafting begins: 3:00 PM

Wilmington
Sunday, Jan 26th
Registration begins: 1:00 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 2:00 PM

PRIZES (per pod)
3 – 0 players will also win a Theros Beyond Death Premium Promo Pack
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Theros Beyond Death
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Theros Beyond Death
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Theros Beyond Death
All others: 1 booster pack of Theros Beyond Death

 

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ignition Assault Sneak Peeks – Saturday January 25th and Sunday January 26th

January 3rd, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding Yu-Gi-Oh! Ignition Assault Sneak Peeks on Saturday, January 25th at AU Holmes, AU Blue Bell, and AU Wilmington! Plus another Sneak Peek at AU Blue Bell on Sunday, January 26th! On Saturday, all stores will open at 10 AM, and on Sunday Blue Bell will open at 11 AM!

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

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

*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.*

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

Entry fee: $20
For each Sneak Peek entry, you’ll receive 5 booster packs of Ignition Assault plus a limited edition Promo Card!

Ignition Assault Sneak Peek playmats will be given away throughout the day to random participants! Players must be present to win. A side-event tournament will also be held in place of our weekly local tournament, during which the new cards will be legal!

Side event schedule:

Holmes
Saturday, January 25th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 25th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

Sunday, January 26th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

Wilmington
Saturday, January 25th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

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Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Prereleases – January 25th at AU Blue Bell and January 26th at AU Wilmington

January 3rd, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Prerelease events at AU Blue Bell* on Saturday, January 25th and at AU Wilmington on Sunday, January 26th!

*Blue Bell/East 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
Each player receives a Sword & Shield Prerelease Pack to use to build a deck! It includes 4 Sword & Shield booster packs, a 22-card evolution pack, plus a Sword & Shield Prerelease Promo card! Players will build a deck and then play for three rounds. Afterwards each player will get 3 MORE Sword & Shield boosters as a participation prize!

Energy will be provided free at the event. New players are more than welcome!

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

Note: Online registration is available until Thursday night for the Saturday event, and until Friday night before the Sunday event. If Online registration is closed, you can still register at the door when you get here. Online registration is the best way to save your place!

Saturday, January 25th
Alternate Universes Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

Session 1
Registration: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Deck Construction: 11:00 AM

Session 2
Registration: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Deck Construction: 1:30 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

Sunday, January 26th
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Session 1
Registration: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Deck Construction: 12:30 PM

Session 2
Registration: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Deck Construction: 2:30 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 3v3 Team Tournament – Saturday, February 1st at AU Holmes

January 20th, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding a Yu-Gi-Oh! 3v3 Team Tournament on Saturday, February 1st at AU Holmes! Players enter as part of a 3-person team. Players without a team will be placed on a team with two others. Don’t forget to come up with your team name!

Each team has a Player A, Player B, and Player C. During each round, teams are pitted against one another, with player A against player A, player B against player B, and player C against player C. Each team’s members simultaneously play one game against their corresponding opponent, and the team who wins more games wins the round. Cards are not shared among teammates, but teammates are allowed communicate during their games.

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

Entry: $60 per team
Each player gets 4 OTS Pack 12 for entering!

Format: 3v3 Advanced Constructed; Swiss style, 45-minute rounds, max of 5 rounds

Registration opens: 1 PM
Tournament start: 2 PM

PRIZES
6 booster packs per team will be put into the prize pool!
The first place team is guaranteed to win at least 36 booster packs regardless of the total number of teams.

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Dragon Ball Super Series 9 Prerelease – Saturday, February 8th at AU Blue Bell

January 20th, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding a Dragon Ball Super SEALED Pre-Release tournament for Series 9: Universal Onslaught at AU Blue Bell on Saturday, February 8th!

Each player gets a Series 9 Pre-Release Set to build their deck. Each Pre-Release Set contains six Universal Onslaught Booster Packs plus two Pre-Release Promo Packs!

Players can purchase Universal Onslaught booster packs and booster boxes during the event. If you buy a box, you also get a Series 9 Pre-Release Dash Pack! Dash packs are only available for Series 9 during the Pre-Release!

Entry: $25

Registration: Noon
Deck-building begins: 1 PM

PRIZES
Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Two Series 9 booster packs will be added to the prize pool per player!

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MTG Theros Beyond Death Draft Weekend – January 25th and 26th

January 17th, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding Theros Beyond Death Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday January 25th at AU Blue Bell, and Sunday January 26th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!

As a special incentive, every participant will receive a Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack upon entry! All 3-0 players will also win a Theros Beyond Death Premium Promo Pack in addition to our regular pack prizing!

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
Each player will also get a Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack for entering!

Format: Booster Draft
Players will draft with packs of Theros Beyond Death. Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for info on the Booster Draft format: https://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/booster-draft

Holmes
Sunday, Jan 26th

Registration begins: Noon
Drafting begins: 1:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, Jan 25th

Registration begins: 2:00 PM
Drafting begins: 3:00 PM

Wilmington
Sunday, Jan 26th
Registration begins: 1:00 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 2:00 PM

PRIZES (per pod)
3 – 0 players will also win a Theros Beyond Death Premium Promo Pack
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Theros Beyond Death
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Theros Beyond Death
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Theros Beyond Death
All others: 1 booster pack of Theros Beyond Death

 

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ignition Assault Sneak Peeks – Saturday January 25th and Sunday January 26th

January 3rd, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding Yu-Gi-Oh! Ignition Assault Sneak Peeks on Saturday, January 25th at AU Holmes, AU Blue Bell, and AU Wilmington! Plus another Sneak Peek at AU Blue Bell on Sunday, January 26th! On Saturday, all stores will open at 10 AM, and on Sunday Blue Bell will open at 11 AM!

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

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

*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.*

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

Entry fee: $20
For each Sneak Peek entry, you’ll receive 5 booster packs of Ignition Assault plus a limited edition Promo Card!

Ignition Assault Sneak Peek playmats will be given away throughout the day to random participants! Players must be present to win. A side-event tournament will also be held in place of our weekly local tournament, during which the new cards will be legal!

Side event schedule:

Holmes
Saturday, January 25th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 25th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

Sunday, January 26th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

Wilmington
Saturday, January 25th
2 PM: Advanced Constructed tournament, Swiss-style, $5 entry, each player receives an OTS Pack for entering

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Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Prereleases – January 25th at AU Blue Bell and January 26th at AU Wilmington

January 3rd, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield Prerelease events at AU Blue Bell* on Saturday, January 25th and at AU Wilmington on Sunday, January 26th!

*Blue Bell/East 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
Each player receives a Sword & Shield Prerelease Pack to use to build a deck! It includes 4 Sword & Shield booster packs, a 22-card evolution pack, plus a Sword & Shield Prerelease Promo card! Players will build a deck and then play for three rounds. Afterwards each player will get 3 MORE Sword & Shield boosters as a participation prize!

Energy will be provided free at the event. New players are more than welcome!

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

Note: Online registration is available until Thursday night for the Saturday event, and until Friday night before the Sunday event. If Online registration is closed, you can still register at the door when you get here. Online registration is the best way to save your place!

Saturday, January 25th
Alternate Universes Blue Bell*
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

Session 1
Registration: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Deck Construction: 11:00 AM

Session 2
Registration: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Deck Construction: 1:30 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

Sunday, January 26th
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Session 1
Registration: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Deck Construction: 12:30 PM

Session 2
Registration: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Deck Construction: 2:30 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 3v3 Team Tournament – Saturday, February 1st at AU Holmes

January 20th, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding a Yu-Gi-Oh! 3v3 Team Tournament on Saturday, February 1st at AU Holmes! Players enter as part of a 3-person team. Players without a team will be placed on a team with two others. Don’t forget to come up with your team name!

Each team has a Player A, Player B, and Player C. During each round, teams are pitted against one another, with player A against player A, player B against player B, and player C against player C. Each team’s members simultaneously play one game against their corresponding opponent, and the team who wins more games wins the round. Cards are not shared among teammates, but teammates are allowed communicate during their games.

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

Entry: $60 per team
Each player gets 4 OTS Pack 12 for entering!

Format: 3v3 Advanced Constructed; Swiss style, 45-minute rounds, max of 5 rounds

Registration opens: 1 PM
Tournament start: 2 PM

PRIZES
6 booster packs per team will be put into the prize pool!
The first place team is guaranteed to win at least 36 booster packs regardless of the total number of teams.

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Dragon Ball Super Series 9 Prerelease – Saturday, February 8th at AU Blue Bell

January 20th, 2020

Alternate Universes is holding a Dragon Ball Super SEALED Pre-Release tournament for Series 9: Universal Onslaught at AU Blue Bell on Saturday, February 8th!

Each player gets a Series 9 Pre-Release Set to build their deck. Each Pre-Release Set contains six Universal Onslaught Booster Packs plus two Pre-Release Promo Packs!

Players can purchase Universal Onslaught booster packs and booster boxes during the event. If you buy a box, you also get a Series 9 Pre-Release Dash Pack! Dash packs are only available for Series 9 during the Pre-Release!

Entry: $25

Registration: Noon
Deck-building begins: 1 PM

PRIZES
Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Two Series 9 booster packs will be added to the prize pool per player!

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