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Pokemon TCG League Cup – Sat 3/25 at AU Blue Bell & Sun 4/9 at AU Wilmington

March 14th, 2017

pokemon-league-cup

Alternate Universes is hosting Pokemon TCG League Cups on Saturday, March 25th at AU Blue Bell and Sunday, April 9th at AU Wilmington***Due to popularity, registration for these tournaments will be limited to 64 players at AU Blue Bell and 52 players at AU Wilmington.  These spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Once these caps are met, we will not be able to take any more registrations!***

Please also note at our Blue Bell location that parking is available behind the store!  Please help us by avoiding parking in front of the other stores if you’re able!  Thank you!

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
Saturday, March 25th
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

TO PREREGISTER FOR THE  MARCH 25TH EVENT
Copy and paste this link into your browser and follow the prompts:  https://www.1playerplace.com/signups?event=PCKXWRKTJDNYVY

Alternate Universes – Wilmington
Sunday, April 9th
Silverside Center
3615 A Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

Registration begins: 10 AM
Tournament start time: 11 AM

Format: Expanded at AU Blue Bell; Standard at AU Wilmington

Swiss tournament followed by Single Elimination per age division
– Best of One, 30 minute rounds
– Single Elimination: Best of Three, 50 minute rounds
Number of rounds and Top Cut will be determined by attendance.

Entry Fee: $10 Juniors and Seniors, $15 Masters
Due to popularity, registration for these tournaments will be limited to 64 players at AU Blue Bell and 52 players at AU Wilmington.  These spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Once these caps are met, we will not be able to take any more registrations!

Decklists are required as part of registration for this event and will be available in-store the day of.  Online preregistration is not available at this time!  Blue Bell players note that additional parking is available behind the store as well!

PRIZES
All players will receive 2 Play! Points for entering.
The first 50 registrants will receive the League Cup promo card.
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 to be awarded)
1st  –  50  –  0
2nd  –  40  –  4
3rd & 4th  –  30  –  8
5th – 8th  –  20  –  32
9th – 16th  –  10  –  64

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, April 8th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA

March 10th, 2017

revised

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

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

(Ballroom B)

Saturday, April 8th

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 Raging Tempest 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.


Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2004 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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Pokemon TCG League Cup – Sat 3/25 at AU Blue Bell & Sun 4/9 at AU Wilmington

March 14th, 2017

pokemon-league-cup

Alternate Universes is hosting Pokemon TCG League Cups on Saturday, March 25th at AU Blue Bell and Sunday, April 9th at AU Wilmington***Due to popularity, registration for these tournaments will be limited to 64 players at AU Blue Bell and 52 players at AU Wilmington.  These spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Once these caps are met, we will not be able to take any more registrations!***

Please note that at our Blue Bell location parking is available behind the store and on Penn Square Road!  Please help us by avoiding parking directly in front of the other stores!  Thank you!

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
Saturday, March 25th

Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251

TO PREREGISTER FOR THE  MARCH 25TH EVENT
Copy and paste this link into your browser and follow the prompts:  https://www.1playerplace.com/signups?event=PCKXWRKTJDNYVY

Alternate Universes – Wilmington
Sunday, April 9th
Silverside Center
3615 A Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
302-482-3480

Registration begins: 10 AM
Tournament start time: 11 AM

Format: Expanded at AU Blue Bell; Standard at AU Wilmington

Swiss tournament followed by Single Elimination per age division
– Best of One, 30 minute rounds
– Single Elimination: Best of Three, 50 minute rounds
Number of rounds and Top Cut will be determined by attendance.

Entry Fee: $10 Juniors and Seniors, $15 Masters
Due to popularity, registration for these tournaments will be limited to 64 players at AU Blue Bell and 52 players at AU Wilmington.  These spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Once these caps are met, we will not be able to take any more registrations!

Decklists are required as part of registration for this event and will be available in-store the day of.  Online preregistration is not available at this time!  Blue Bell players note that additional parking is available behind the store as well!

PRIZES
All players will receive 2 Play! Points for entering.
The first 50 registrants will receive the League Cup promo card.
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 to be awarded)
1st  –  50  –  0
2nd  –  40  –  4
3rd & 4th  –  30  –  8
5th – 8th  –  20  –  32
9th – 16th  –  10  –  64

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, April 8th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA

March 10th, 2017

revised

Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

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

(Ballroom B)

Saturday, April 8th

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 Raging Tempest 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.


Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2004 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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MTG Sealed PPTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation (Kyoto) – Sunday, January 22nd at AU Holmes

January 2nd, 2017

PPTQ

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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MTG Aether Revolt Sealed Two-Headed Giant Launch Party – Saturday, January 21st at AU Wilmington

January 2nd, 2017

Alternate Universes will be holding a special Aether Revolt Two-Headed Giant Launch Weekend Tournament on Saturday, January 21st at AU Wilmington!  Two-Headed Giant is a multiplayer format where teams of two face off against each other. Each team starts with 30 life and turns are shared by teammates. Each player is allowed one free mulligan.

Each team will receive two Aether Revolt Prerelease Packs with which to build their decks!  All participants will also receive the exclusive Launch Promo card Saheeli’s Artistry (while supplies last).  Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance!

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Entry: $50 per team
Format: SEALED Two-Headed Giant
Registration begins: 2:30PM
Deckbuilding begins: 3 PM

Each team of two players will receive 2 Aether Revolt Prerelease Packs (one per person!) with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, 4 booster packs of Aether Revolt will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Launch Promo card Quicksmith Rebel! (while supplies last)

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MTG Standard PPTQ for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) – Saturday, December 17th at AU Blue Bell

November 29th, 2016

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) on Saturday, December 17th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: STANDARD
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no preregistration for this event)
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Kaladesh + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Amonkhet
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Kaladesh
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Kaladesh each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Kaladesh 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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Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament – Saturday, November 26th at AU Blue Bell

November 7th, 2016

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To celebrate it’s new location, Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be holding a special Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament on Saturday, November 26th.  First place prize will be a brand new Apple iPad Mini!

WHERE:
Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Entry fee: $25
For entering, each player will receive five OTS 3 packs!

Registration start: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
1st place: Apple iPad Mini

2nd place: $150 store credit
3rd & 4th places: a 24-pack booster box (or equivalent number of packs!)
5th – 8th place: 8 booster packs

This will be an Advanced Constructed Swiss-Style tournament with the number of rounds depending on the number of players.  There will be a Top 8 cut.  Local tournament rules will be in effect, so there will be no draws.  Decklists will be required.

There will also be side events!  Details will be available in-store on the day of the event!

An online decklist form can be found here, or you can fill out your decklist at the store the day of the event.  We hope to see you there!

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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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