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MTG Dragons of Tarkir Game Day – Saturday, April 18th at all AU stores!

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Alternate Universes will be holding Dragons of Tarkir Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, April 18th at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington stores.   The tournament will begin at 6 PM at Holmes, 7 PM at Blue Bell, and 3 PM at Wilmington.  Registration opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry fee is $5.00

Game Day events are Standard-format tournaments.  The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer.  The current block, the block that was released the previous fall, and the most recent core set are all legal to play in a Standard deck.

For more information on Standard, click here.    The following sets are Standard legal: Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey Into Nyx , Magic 2015, Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged, and Dragons of Tarkir (effective March 27th).

 

 

Prizes

Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers.  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Scaleguard Sentinels full art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Thunderbreak Regent full art foil 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 the Fate Reforged Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above).

 

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Pokemon Roaring Skies Prerelease Events – April 25th and 26th at AU Blue Bell and Wilmington

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Alternate Universes will be hosting two Pokemon XY Roaring Skies Prerelease Events!  All prereleases will be Sealed Pack tournaments.

Players will each receive 6 booster packs of the new set with which to build a deck and play for 4 rounds.  Basic Energy will be available.  Each player will also receive 2 more boosters as a participation prize.

Entry fee: $30 at the door, $26 when preregistering online
Preregister up to the Thursday night before the event for $26 by following the links on PhiladelphiaPokemon.com/tcgprereleases to the prerelease of your choice.

All players will receive a promo card while supplies last.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 – Alternate Universes Blue Bell
1530 Dekalb Pike #5, Blue Bell, PA 19422 610-277-7251
1st Session: Registration: 10:00 am – 10:30am. Play to start at 10:30am
2nd Session: Registration: 12:30pm – 1:00 pm. Play to start at 1:00 pm
Players should plan to play in only one session

Sunday, April 26th, 2015 – Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center, 3615A Silverside Road, Wilmington Delaware 19810  302-482-3480
Registration: 12:00 pm (noon) – 12:45 pm. Play to start at 12:45 pm

http://philadelphiapokemon.com/tcgprereleases.html

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MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Milwaukee – Sunday, April 26th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes will be hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Tournament for PT Milwaukee on Sunday, April 26th at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Standard
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Round 1 Starts: Noon

 

1st place: 1 booster box of Dragons of Tarkir + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Milwaukee
2nd place: 2x booster boxes of Dragons of Tarkir
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Dragons of Tarkir each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Dragons of Tarkir each
9th – 16th: 6 packs of Dragons of Tarkir 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 Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence – Saturday, May 2nd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence on Saturday, May 2nd.  Registration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Sealed.

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each player participating will be put in the prize pool!

Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic: the Gathering tournaments that award at least one 2-round bye to the appropriate Grand Prix.  Players with a 2-round bye at a Grand Prix get a “leg up” in the event – they don’t have to play in the first two rounds of the tournament and are considered to have won those rounds!

Grand Prix events are large, regional Magic tournaments open to all players. Grand Prix award invites to an upcoming Pro Tour and award cash prizes. Other activities offered at Grand Prix include Magic artist signings and dozens of other public tournaments.  Grand Prix Providence will be held June 20th – 21st at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.

Format:  SEALED

Entry Fee: $30

Premier Event — Tournament Officials (Tournament Organizer, Store Owner, Judges, Scorekeeper) may NOT play in the event.

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x

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MTG Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence – Sunday, May 3rd at AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes Wilmington will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence on Sunday, May 3rd.  Registration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Sealed.

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each player participating will be put in the prize pool!

Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic: the Gathering tournaments that award at least one 2-round bye to the appropriate Grand Prix.  Players with a 2-round bye at a Grand Prix get a “leg up” in the event – they don’t have to play in the first two rounds of the tournament and are considered to have won those rounds!

Grand Prix events are large, regional Magic tournaments open to all players. Grand Prix award invites to an upcoming Pro Tour and award cash prizes. Other activities offered at Grand Prix include Magic artist signings and dozens of other public tournaments.  Grand Prix Providence will be held June 20th – 21st at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.

Format:  SEALED

Entry Fee: $30

Premier Event — Tournament Officials (Tournament Organizer, Store Owner, Judges, Scorekeeper) may NOT play in the event.

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Crossed Souls Sneak Peeks – Saturday and Sunday, May 9th & 10th

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Crossed Souls unlocks new Deck-building opportunities like never before for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. This 100-card set introduces the Zefra monsters, a new monster omni-theme that crosses over five different Deck types!

 

Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Crossed Souls Sneak Peek Events  on Saturday, May 9th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, May 10th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, May 9th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM. Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, May 10th 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 Crossed Souls to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a foil promo card.  Additionally, Crossed Souls Sneak Peek play mats will be randomly given away throughout the day while supplies last. (Must be present to win.)

Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, May 9th
Constructed tournaments at 2PM Saturday. $5.00 entry fee. (Crossed Souls cards will be legal).  All players receive an Astral Pack for entering.

Blue Bell
Saturday, May 9th at 2PM: Constructed Tournament $5.00 entry fee. (Crossed Souls cards will be legal).  All players receive an Astral Pack for entering.
Sunday, May 10th at 2PM: Constructed Tournament $5.00 entry fee. (Crossed Souls cards will be legal).

Wilmington
Saturday, May 9th
Noon: Constructed Tournament (Crossed Souls cards will be legal). $5.00 entry fee. All players will receive an Astral Pack for entering.

 

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MTG PPTQ + Star City Games Invitational Qualifier (Modern) – Sunday, May 17th at AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes will be hosting a combination Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Tournament for PT Milwaukee + Star City Games Invitational Qualifier on Sunday, May 17th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Round 1 Starts: Noon

1st place: $250 cash, an invite to the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Milwaukee + Qualification for a StarCityGames.com Invitational, 5 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
2nd place: 24 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 4 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
3rd & 4th place: 12 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 3 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
5th – 8th: 6 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 2 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin

Click here for more info on StarCityGames.com’s Invitational Qualifiers!

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 PPTQ + Star City Games Invitational Qualifier – Saturday, May 23rd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes will be hosting a combination Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Tournament for PT Milwaukee + Star City Games Invitational Qualifier on Saturday, May 23rd at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Standard
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Round 1 Starts: Noon

1st place: $250 cash, an invite to the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Milwaukee + Qualification for a StarCityGames.com Invitational, 5 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
2nd place: 24 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 4 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
3rd & 4th place: 12 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 3 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
5th – 8th: 6 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 2 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin

Click here for more info on StarCityGames.com’s Invitational Qualifiers!

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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