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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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, September 10th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

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

(Room 201 A/B/C)

Saturday, September 10th

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 The Dark Illusion

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

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 Modern PPTQ for PT Kaladesh – Saturday, September 10th at AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Honolulu 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 will be available soon!
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 Kaladesh Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, September 24th and 25th

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Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Kaladesh prerelease tournaments on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Kaladesh Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

Midnight Prereleases, 2-Headed Giant tournaments, and all Wilmington prereleases will be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  All other tournaments will be 4 rounds regardless of the number of players.  Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30.00 if you preregister, $35.00 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55.00!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is just $25.00!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
Preregistration ends Friday, September 23rd, at 6:00PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Kaladesh Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, September 24th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, September 23rd)
11:00 AM, Saturday, September 24th (registration begins at 10:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, September 24th (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, September 25th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
3:00PM, Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Wilmington:
(note: all Wilmington prereleases will now be three rounds)
Midnight, Saturday, September 24th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, September 23rd)
3:00PM, Saturday, September 24th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, September 24th – (registration begins at 7:00PM)
Noon Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 11:30AM)
4:00PM, Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, September 24th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, September 23rd)
10:00AM Saturday, September 24th – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, September 24th –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, September 24th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday, September 25th – (registration begins at 9:30AM)

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.
Pack prizes will be awarded based on the number of match wins as follows:

Midnight (and Wilmington) Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Regular Swiss Tournament:
4 – 0 record: 12 booster packs 
3 – 0 – 1 record: 10 booster packs
3 – 1 record: 8 booster packs
2 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
Everyone else receives 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Prize Support:
3 – 0 Record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1-2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0-3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament – Saturday, September 10th at the PA Convention Center, Phila. PA

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

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

(Room 201 A/B/C)

Saturday, September 10th

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 The Dark Illusion

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

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 2016 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 2002 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 Modern PPTQ for PT Kaladesh – Saturday, September 10th at AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Honolulu 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 will be available soon!
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 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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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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