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Yu-Gi-Oh! Savage Strike Sneak Peeks – Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th

January 4th, 2019

Alternate Universes is hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Savage Strike Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, January 26th at all three stores plus Sunday, January 27th at AU Blue Bell!

On Saturday all three stores will be opening at 10 AM! AU 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. Upon entering, each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Savage Strike plus a limited edition Promo Card!

Savage Strike 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 26th
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee. Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 26th
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Sunday, January 27th
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, January 26th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Ravnica Allegiance Draft Weekend – Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th

January 19th, 2019

Alternate Universes is holding Ravnica Allegiance Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, January 26th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday January 27th at AU Wilmington!  We’re also holding Sealed Two-Headed Giant at AU Wilmington on Saturday, January 26th! Entry for Two-Headed Giant is $40 per team!

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 $40 per team)

Format: Booster Draft
Players will draft with packs of the newest set, Ravnica Allegiance. 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/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

For Two-Headed Giant, each team will be given 8 booster packs of Ravnica Allegiance to build two 40 card decks.

Holmes
Saturday, January 26th

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

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 26th

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

Wilmington
Saturday, January 26th <- Sealed Two-Headed Giant!
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3:00 PM

Sunday, January 27th
Registration begins: 12:30 PM
Drafting begins: 1:00 PM

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

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

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Pokemon Sun & Moon Team-Up Prereleases – Jan 19th, 21st, and 27th!

January 4th, 2019

Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon Sun & Moon Team Up prerelease events! AU Blue Bell* on Saturday, January 19th and Monday, January 21st! AU Wilmington on Sunday, January 27th!

*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 Team Up Prerelease Pack to use to build a deck! It includes 4 Team Up booster packs, a 22-card evolution pack, plus a Team Up Prerelease Promo card! Players will build a deck and then play for three rounds. Afterwards each player will get 3 MORE Team Up 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 up to the Thursday night before the Saturday weekend of the event (and Friday night before the Sunday weekend of the 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 19th
Monday, January 21st

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

Saturday, January 19th
Registration 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Deck Construction @ 10:00 AM

Monday, January 21st
Registration 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Deck Construction @ 1:30 PM

Sunday, January 27th
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

1st Session
Registration 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Deck Construction @ 12:40 PM
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! UDS Qualifier – Wednesday, January 30th at AU Blue Bell

December 19th, 2018

UDS-logo
Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Wednesday, January 30th at AU Blue Bell! UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events that allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

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

Format: Advanced Constructed, Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut. Decklists will be required!

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

Registration: 6 PM
Tournament begins: 7 PM

PRIZES
Booster pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 40 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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Pokemon TCG League Cup – Saturday, February 2nd at AU Blue Bell

January 4th, 2019

pokemon-league-cup

Alternate Universes is holding a Pokemon Lost Thunder League Cup on Saturday, February 2nd at AU Blue Bell!

Pokémon TCG League Cup tournaments are smaller events that give players an opportunity to earn Championship Points and practice their skills for larger competitions. Pokémon TCG League Cup events are held throughout the year.

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

Registration opens: 10 AM
Tournament begins: 11 AM

Format: Standard
This event will be limited to 64 players. Decklists are required as a part of registration and will be available in-store the day of. Team Up cards will not be legal in the event, and won’t be legal until February 22nd!

Entry Fee: $15 Masters, $10 Juniors and Seniors

PRIZES
All players will receive 2 Play! Points for entering, plus the League Cup promo card (while supplies last).
The winner of each age division will receive a Champion playmat!
Booster packs and Championship Points will also be awarded to top finishers in each division, based on division attendance!

Placement  –  Points  –  Kicker
(Kicker is # of participants required for points)
1st  –  50  –  0
2nd  –  40  –  4
3rd & 4th  –  30  –  8
5th – 8th  –  20  –  32

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KeyForge Weekly Tournaments at Alternate Universes!

November 28th, 2018

Alternate Universes is holding weekly KeyForge tournaments at all stores starting Tuesday, December 4th!
Every Tuesday at AU Wilmington!
Every Wednesday at AU Holmes!
Every Thursday at AU Blue Bell!
Start time is 7:00 PM at each store, with registration beginning at 6:00 PM

KeyForge is a new game with a burgeoning organized play scene. If you have thoughts on what might improve our locals, let us know! We may experiment and change things around based on community feedback and announcements from Fantasy Flight Games. In the future we also plan to provide official prize support, and hold larger KeyForge events, including Sealed format!

Entry: $6

Format: Archon, Swiss format, Single-game matches
Each person brings a deck and plays for three rounds! Prizes will be awarded based on overall win/loss record after round 3.

PRIZES
3 – 0: $15 store credit each
2 – 1: $6 store credit each
1 – 2: $3 store credit each

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

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

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Savage Strike Sneak Peeks – Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th

January 4th, 2019

Alternate Universes is hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Savage Strike Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, January 26th at all three stores plus Sunday, January 27th at AU Blue Bell!

On Saturday all three stores will be opening at 10 AM! AU 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. Upon entering, each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Savage Strike plus a limited edition Promo Card!

Savage Strike 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 26th
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee. Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 26th
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Sunday, January 27th
2 PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, January 26th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Ravnica Allegiance Draft Weekend – Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th

January 19th, 2019

Alternate Universes is holding Ravnica Allegiance Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, January 26th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell, and Sunday January 27th at AU Wilmington!  We’re also holding Sealed Two-Headed Giant at AU Wilmington on Saturday, January 26th! Entry for Two-Headed Giant is $40 per team!

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 $40 per team)

Format: Booster Draft
Players will draft with packs of the newest set, Ravnica Allegiance. 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/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

For Two-Headed Giant, each team will be given 8 booster packs of Ravnica Allegiance to build two 40 card decks.

Holmes
Saturday, January 26th

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

Blue Bell
Saturday, January 26th

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

Wilmington
Saturday, January 26th <- Sealed Two-Headed Giant!
Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3:00 PM

Sunday, January 27th
Registration begins: 12:30 PM
Drafting begins: 1:00 PM

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

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

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Pokemon Sun & Moon Team-Up Prereleases – Jan 19th, 21st, and 27th!

January 4th, 2019

Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon Sun & Moon Team Up prerelease events! AU Blue Bell* on Saturday, January 19th and Monday, January 21st! AU Wilmington on Sunday, January 27th!

*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 Team Up Prerelease Pack to use to build a deck! It includes 4 Team Up booster packs, a 22-card evolution pack, plus a Team Up Prerelease Promo card! Players will build a deck and then play for three rounds. Afterwards each player will get 3 MORE Team Up 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 up to the Thursday night before the Saturday weekend of the event (and Friday night before the Sunday weekend of the 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 19th
Monday, January 21st

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

Saturday, January 19th
Registration 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Deck Construction @ 10:00 AM

Monday, January 21st
Registration 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Deck Construction @ 1:30 PM

Sunday, January 27th
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

1st Session
Registration 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Deck Construction @ 12:40 PM
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! UDS Qualifier – Wednesday, January 30th at AU Blue Bell

December 19th, 2018

UDS-logo
Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Wednesday, January 30th at AU Blue Bell! UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events that allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

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

Format: Advanced Constructed, Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut. Decklists will be required!

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

Registration: 6 PM
Tournament begins: 7 PM

PRIZES
Booster pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 40 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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Pokemon TCG League Cup – Saturday, February 2nd at AU Blue Bell

January 4th, 2019

pokemon-league-cup

Alternate Universes is holding a Pokemon Lost Thunder League Cup on Saturday, February 2nd at AU Blue Bell!

Pokémon TCG League Cup tournaments are smaller events that give players an opportunity to earn Championship Points and practice their skills for larger competitions. Pokémon TCG League Cup events are held throughout the year.

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

Registration opens: 10 AM
Tournament begins: 11 AM

Format: Standard
This event will be limited to 64 players. Decklists are required as a part of registration and will be available in-store the day of. Team Up cards will not be legal in the event, and won’t be legal until February 22nd!

Entry Fee: $15 Masters, $10 Juniors and Seniors

PRIZES
All players will receive 2 Play! Points for entering, plus the League Cup promo card (while supplies last).
The winner of each age division will receive a Champion playmat!
Booster packs and Championship Points will also be awarded to top finishers in each division, based on division attendance!

Placement  –  Points  –  Kicker
(Kicker is # of participants required for points)
1st  –  50  –  0
2nd  –  40  –  4
3rd & 4th  –  30  –  8
5th – 8th  –  20  –  32

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