UPDATED!!! MTG Commander 2016 Edition Tournaments – Saturday, November 19th at All Stores!

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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

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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

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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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Force of Will: Curse of the Frozen Casket Prerelease Tournaments – Friday & Saturday, September 2nd & 3rd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting Force of Will – Curse of the Frozen Casket Prerelease Tournaments, Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd at AU Blue Bell!

Alternate Universes – Blue Bell
Dekalb Shopping Center
1530 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
610-277-7251

Tournament Start Times:
Friday, September 2nd @ 6:30 PM
Saturday, September 3rd @ 1 PM

Entry: $30

Format: Sealed
Players will each receive six packs of Curse of the Frozen Casket with which to build a 20-card minimum deck with a minimum of 8 stones.

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Prizes:
Each participating player will receive an exclusive Prerelease promo!  The top 2 finishing players will each receive an exclusive playmat!  Booster pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!

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MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown Release Drafts – Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th

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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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MTG Eldritch Moon Game Day – Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th

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Alternate Universes will be holding Magic: the Gathering Eldritch Moon Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, August 13th at all of our stores, plus Sunday, August 14th at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!  Registration for each Game Day tournament opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry Fee: $5

When:
Saturday, August 13th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 6 PM
Blue Bell: 6 PM
Wilmington: 5 PM

Sunday, August 14th
(Registration opens one hour before the start time of each event)
Holmes: 1 PM
Wilmington: 1 PM

Game Day events are Standard format tournaments.  The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer.  For more information on Standard, click here!

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PRIZES

Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers!  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Unsubstantiate full-art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Heron’s Grace Champion full-art promo card.  The cards are awarded to the Top 8 players even if the tournament cuts only to the Top 4.  In addition, the 1st-place winner of Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above)!

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MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Orders Available NOW!

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Alternate Universes is taking pre-orders for MTG Eldritch Moon booster boxes and Fat Packs, as well pre-orders for playsets of Eldritch Moon commons and uncommons (only available online)!  Come in to any of our stores through Wednesday, July 20th and pre-order your product today at awesome discounted prices!

Available for order in-store:

Eldritch Moon booster box: $105 (discounted from $120 plus tax!)
Eldritch Moon Fat Packs: $39.95
(plus taxes where applicable)

Available for order via the online store:

Common/Uncommon Eldritch Moon playsets are available for $44.99 each!
Eldritch Moon singles will be added as they are spoiled!
(plus taxes where applicable)

For box pre-orders, you’ll also get the Eldritch Moon Buy-a-Box promo Thalia, Heretic Cathar! (one per person)

Pre-orders must be paid in-full up front, and they guarantee you your MTG Eldritch Moon products at the time of release (Friday, July 22nd).  Prices for Eldritch Moon boxes will otherwise will be $120 plus tax, so come in and pre-order your product ASAP!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament (WCQ Warm-Up) – Saturday, July 2nd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be holding a special Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament on Saturday, July 2nd.  First place prize will be a brand new Apple iPad Mini!  It will also be a good way to warm-up for the North American World Championship Qualifier in Pittsburgh on July 8th, 9th, and 10th!

Entry fee: $25
For entering, each player will receive five OTS 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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MTG Sealed Eternal Masters PPTQ for PT Honolulu – Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting a special Eternal Masters
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Honolulu
on Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: Sealed + Draft
Each player will receive 6 packs of Eternal Masters with which to build a deck.  After the initial rounds, the Top 8 players will Draft with an additional 3 packs of Eternal Masters each!

  • Entry Fee: $75
  • Registration Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

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

 

Preregistration for this event is closed.  If you are traveling to this event from out of the area you should be aware that this event is capped at 64 players and there are only eight open slots remaining which will be given to the first eight players in line on Sunday who have not preregistered. Doors will open at 10:00 AM. Please take this into consideration if you are driving a long distance without being preregistered.

PRIZES

1st place:  $300 store credit + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Honolulu
2nd place: $300 store credit
3rd & 4th place: $100 store credit each
5th – 8th: $50 store credit each

Store credit is redeemable at any AU location!

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8 for draft

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! Shining Victories Sneak Peeks – Saturday & Sunday, April 30th & May 1st!

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 30th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, May 1st at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM. Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 AM and run through 5:00PM.

Entry fee for the event is $20.00.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Shining Victories with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Ultra Rare Magical Cavalry of Cxulub!  Additionally, Shining Victories Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We will also be holding side events throughout the day during each event, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

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Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, May 1st
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, April 30th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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