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MTG Modern PPTQ – Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington

August 4th, 2017

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Rivals of Ixalan on Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no online preregistration for this event)
  • Registration begins: 11:00 AM
  • Play Begins: Noon
  • There is a player limit of 54 players, so be sure to arrive on-time!

Preregistration is available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Hour of Devastation + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
2nd place: two booster boxes of Hour of Devastation
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Hour of Devastation each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Hour of Devastation 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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Hour of Devastation Standard Showdown – Weekends from July 22nd to September 17th

July 22nd, 2017

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

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from July 22nd to September 17th! (excluding August 5th and 6th for Hour of Devastation Game Day)

Entry: FREE!

Holmes
Saturdays
 July 22nd, 29th; August 12th, 19th, 26th; September 2nd, 9th, 16th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
July 22nd, 29th; August 12th, 19th, 26th; September 2nd, 9th, 16th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
July 23rd, 30th; August 13th, 20th, 27th; September 3rd, 10th, 17th
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament!

Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation booster packs each contain FIVE cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Hour of Devastation full-art land
  • 1 premium common or uncommon from a currently legal Standard set or Hour of Devastation full-art land
  • 1 premium rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set

*Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation booster packs do not include Masterpieces or double-faced cards

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MTG Modern PPTQ – Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington

August 4th, 2017

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Rivals of Ixalan on Saturday, August 26th at AU Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30 (there is no online preregistration for this event)
  • Registration begins: 11:00 AM
  • Play Begins: Noon
  • There is a player limit of 54 players, so be sure to arrive on-time!

Preregistration is available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Hour of Devastation + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
2nd place: two booster boxes of Hour of Devastation
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Hour of Devastation each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Hour of Devastation 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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Hour of Devastation Standard Showdown – Weekends from July 22nd to September 17th

July 22nd, 2017

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

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from July 22nd to September 17th! (excluding August 5th and 6th for Hour of Devastation Game Day)

Entry: FREE!

Holmes
Saturdays
 July 22nd, 29th; August 12th, 19th, 26th; September 2nd, 9th, 16th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
July 22nd, 29th; August 12th, 19th, 26th; September 2nd, 9th, 16th
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
July 23rd, 30th; August 13th, 20th, 27th; September 3rd, 10th, 17th
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament!

Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation booster packs each contain FIVE cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Hour of Devastation full-art land
  • 1 premium common or uncommon from a currently legal Standard set or Hour of Devastation full-art land
  • 1 premium rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set

*Standard Showdown: Hour of Devastation booster packs do not include Masterpieces or double-faced cards

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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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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 Standard PPTQ for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) – Saturday, November 19th at AU Wilmington

November 7th, 2016

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for Pro Tour Amonkhet (Nashville) on Saturday, November 19th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

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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MTG Modern PPTQ for PT Aether Revolt – Saturday, September 10th at AU Wilmington

August 6th, 2016

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Dublin on Saturday, September 10th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30 preregistration, $35 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Play Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.

Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

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