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Alternate Universes 20th Anniversary Celebration – October 15th-21st

September 11th, 2023

Alternate Universes 20th Anniversary Celebration October 15th-21st

On October 15th, 2003, Alternate Universes opened its doors to the gamers of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Now, twenty years later, we have three stores in the Philadelphia area, an online store, and a wonderful thriving community. We have seen generations of gamers walk through our doors. We can only hope that over the years we’ve given the community something close to what you’ve given us.

Since your twentieth birthday only comes once, and many stores like ours don’t make it to this point, we want to celebrate in a big way. That’s why we’re announcing our weeklong 20th Anniversary Celebration!

From October 15th–21st, we’re celebrating 20 years with the following:

A BIG 20th ANNIVERSARY SALE!

20% off EVERYTHING – excluding booster boxes, singles, entry fees, Magic: the Gathering – Doctor Who Commander decks, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Age of Overlord. Everything else will be on sale. Everything. Else.

BOOSTER BOX GIVEAWAYS DURING WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS!

We’re giving away a booster box at EVERY weekly tournament that takes place Oct. 15th–21st.

This applies to ALL of our local tournaments, for ALL of our games, regardless of the number of participants. This includes Lorcana. Each booster box will be given away to a random player, each will be a box of the latest set of that game, and only people playing in the tournament will be able to win.

SPECIAL 20th ANNIVERSARY TOURNAMENTS!

Alternate Universes' 20th Anniversary Celebration MTG Chaos Drafts

MAGIC: THE GATHERING – CHAOS DRAFTS

Sunday, October 15th @ AU Wilmington
Saturday, October 21st @ AU Blue Bell

Registration opens: Noon
Drafting begins: 1 pm

$30 entry

***Limit 48 players per event!***
Preregistration is open now! Visit or call AU with your card to preregister.

These drafts are special, because not only are they Chaos Drafts, they are Chaos Drafts that will each include a BOOSTER PACK OF REVISED in them! You may choose to open and draft with this pack, OR keep it sealed and instead use a “pack of Revised” that we constructed specially for the event. We’re also including the Revised pack regardless of the number of participants.

Other rare packs include Visions, Fifth Edition, Weatherlight, Sixth Edition, Prophecy, Invasion, Fifth Dawn, assorted Collector boosters, and MORE!

One lucky player will also win a Commander Masters Set box, and four other lucky players will win Secret Lairs. We’ll also have more giveaways for sleeves and playmats!

PRIZES
3 – 0: $40 store credit
2 – 0 – 1: $30 store credit
2 – 1: $20 store credit

Alternate Universes' 20th Anniversary Yugioh PS5 Tournament

YU-GI-OH! – PS5 TOURNAMENT

Saturday, October 28th @ AU Holmes

Registration opens: Noon
Tournament starts: 1 pm

Format: Advanced Constructed

$30 entry
Each player will get 6 OTS Pack 23 for entering

Yu-Gi-Oh! has always been a staple game for us. We love Yu-Gi-Oh! We’ve held Yu-Gi-Oh on Saturday at Holmes for years and years. Please join us on Saturday, October 28th for our celebratory Yu-Gi-Oh! PS5 Tournament. This means you can also win a Yu-Gi-Oh! box if you attend our regular tournament on October 21st.

The first place winner of this tournament will win a brand new Sony PlayStation 5, the standard edition that includes a disc drive. Other Top 8 finishers will have their choice of Age of Overlord prizes or OTS Pack 23 prizes. Two lucky players will win boxes of Age of Overlord, more lucky players will win OTS Pack 22 door prizes. And we’ll be giving away sleeves and playmats, too!

PRIZES
1st Place: BRAND NEW Sony PlayStation 5 (standard edition)
2nd Place: 2 booster boxes of Age of Overlord OR 40 packs of OTS Pack 23
3rd & 4th Place: 1 box of Age of Overlord OR 20 packs of OTS Pack 23
5th-8th Place: 12 packs of Age of Overlord OR 10 packs of OTS Pack 23

MTG Wilds of Eldraine SEALED Store Championships – 10/1 & 10/7 at Alternate Universes

September 25th, 2023

MTG Wilds of Eldraine Store Championships at Alternate Universes

MTG Wilds of Eldraine SEALED Store Championships
Sunday, October 1st @ AU Blue Bell
Saturday, October 7th @ AU Holmes & AU Wilmington

We’re holding Magic: the Gathering SEALED Store Championships on Sunday, October 1st at AU Blue Bell, and Saturday, October 7th at AU Holmes & AU Wilmington! Represent AU by becoming one of our MTG Store Champions!

The format will be SEALED! Each player gets 6 Draft Packs of Wilds of Eldraine to build their deck! Entry is $25, cheaper than buying 6 Draft packs individually!

Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, along with the Top 8 and Winner promos, the Top 8 and 1st Place players each win non-foil copies of their respective promos with our store name printed on them!

We’re adding 2 Set Booster Packs of Wilds of Eldraine to the prize pool for each player who enters! If we get 16 or more players, then Top 8 will get Set Booster Pack prizes! Otherwise, Top 4 will get Set Booster Pack prizes. No matter what, Top 8 are guaranteed to get promos!

Each player who enters gets a foil full-art promo Tailswipe! Top 8 each get a foil full-art promo Transcendent Message, PLUS a non-foil Transcendent Message with our store name printed on it! The Champion at each store gets a foil full-art textless promo Moonshaker Cavalry, PLUS a non-foil textless Moonshaker Cavalry with our store name printed on it!

Format: SEALED, Swiss-style, no Top Cut

Entry: $25
Each player gets a foil full-art promo Tail Swipe for entering. Each player gets 6 Draft Booster Packs of Wilds of Eldraine to build their deck. That’s cheaper than buying 6 Draft Packs individually!

Sun. October 1st
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Registration opens: Noon
Deckbuilding begins: 12:30 pm

Sat. October 7th
Alternate Universes Holmes

Registration opens: 1 pm
Deckbuilding begins: 2 pm

Sat. October 7th
Alternate Universes Wilmington

Registration opens: 1 pm
Deckbuilding begins: 2 pm

PRIZES
We will add 2 Wilds of Eldraine Set Booster Packs to the overall prize pool for each player who enters!
When we reach 16 players, the Top 8 players will win Set Pack prizes.
If we have 15 or fewer players, only the Top 4 players will win Set Pack prizes (Top 8 and Champions will win both copies of their promos regardless of the number of players).

Top 8 Promos: foil full-art promo Tail Swipe, plus a non-foil full art promo Tail Swipe with our store name printed on it!

1st Place Promos: foil full-art textless promo Moonshaker Cavalry, plus a non-foil full-art textless Moonshaker Cavalry with our store name printed on it!

MTG Wilds of Eldraine Store Championship promo cards

 

Digimon Card Game Starter Deck ST15 & ST16 Prereleases – 10/7 & 10/8 at Alternate Universes

September 27th, 2023

Digimon Card Game ST15 & ST16 Prereleases at Alternate Universes

Digimon Starter Deck ST15 & ST16
SEALED Prereleases
Saturday, October 7th at AU Wilmington
Sunday, October 8th at AU Holmes & AU Blue Bell

We’re holding Digimon Card Game Starter Deck ST15 and ST16 Prereleases on Saturday, October 7th at AU Wilmington, and Sunday, October 8th at AU Holmes and AU Blue Bell!

When you enter, you’ll get your choice of either ST15: Dragon of Courage or ST16: Wolf of Friendship to use to play for 3 rounds! For entering, each player gets a Gabuman (X Antibody) Participation Promo, plus either an ST15 or ST16 Pre-Release Pack depending on which starter deck you choose. Each player who goes 3-0 gets an Omnimon Zwart Silver Foil Winner Card! Players will also win store credit prizes based on their overall record after 3 rounds. We will add $5 store credit to the overall prize pool for each player who enters.

Starter Decks that we have leftover after the tournament will be for sale that day! If you buy two Starter Decks, you’ll also get a Pre-Release pack! If you buy one of each Starter Deck, you get to choose which Pre-Release Pack you get!

Saturday, October 7th
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Registration opens: Noon
Tournament begins: 1 pm

Sunday, October 8th
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

Registration opens: Noon
Tournament begins: 1 pm

Sunday, October 8th
Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
213 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401

Registration opens: 1 pm
Tournament begins: 2 pm

***LIMIT 32 PLAYERS PER EVENT!***

Entry fee: $20
Each player gets their choice of Starter Deck ST15 or ST16 to use to play, a Pre-Release Pack based on their choice of deck, and a Gabumon (X Antibody) participation promo.

Format: Starter Deck Sealed, Swiss-Style, maximum of 3 rounds
When entering, each player chooses either Starter Deck ST15 or ST16 to use to play for 3 rounds.

PRIZES
Each player who goes 3-0 will get the Omnimon Zwart Silver Foil Winner Card!
We will add $5 store credit to the overall prize pool for each player who enters.

One Piece Store Championships Wave 2 – 10/14 at AU Wilmington; 10/21 at AU Blue Bell; 10/22 at AU Holmes

October 1st, 2023

One Piece Store Championships Wave 2 at Alternate Universes

One Piece Store Championships Wave 2
Sat. October 14th at AU Wilmington
Sat. October 21st at AU Blue Bell
Sun. October 22nd at AU Holmes

Alternate Universes is holding One Piece Card Game Store Championship tournaments, Sat. October 14th at AU Wilmington, Sat. October 21st at AU Blue Bell, and Sun. October 22nd at AU Holmes!

Each player gets a Store Championship Participation Pack Vol. 2. Top finishers will each win Store Credit based on attendance, with $15 store credit added to the prize pool per player in attendance. Top 4 each get a set of 10 Yamato sleeves, and the 1st Place winner also gets a Eustass “Captain” Kid Store Championship Trophy Card! Store credit is awarded on an AU gift card and is redeemable at any AU location.

***There is a 32 player limit for each event! Stop by AU or call with your card to preregister! Registering in the Bandai TCG+ app will NOT save your spot!***

Sat. October 14th
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
Tournament starts: 1 pm

Sat. October 21st
Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
Tournament starts: 3 pm

Sun. October 22nd
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
Tournament starts: 1 PM

Entry: $15
Each player gets a One Piece Store Championship Participation Pack Vol. 2

Format: Constructed, Swiss, best 2-of-3 matches, 50-minute rounds, no Top Cut playoffs

PRIZES
Top finishers will each win Store Credit based on attendance! If we have 16 or more players, Top 8 wins Store Credit; if 15 or less, then Top 4 wins Store Credit.
$15 store credit will be added to the prize pool for each player in attendance!
Top 4: pack of 10 Yamato sleeves
1st Place: Eustass “Captain” Kid Store Championship Trophy Card

MTG Modern RCQ Round 5 Lineup at Alternate Universes – Sept–Dec 2023

August 25th, 2023

MTG Dreamhack Round 5 Modern RCQs at Alternate Universes

DreamHack Magic
MODERN Regional Championship Qualifiers
Round 5 (Sept 9th–Dec 17th, 2023)

Sat. 9/9 @ AU Holmes
Sat. 9/30 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 10/14 @ AU Blue Bell
Sat. 10/28 @ AU Wilmington
Sat. 11/18 @ AU Blue Bell
Sun. 12/10 @ AU Holmes

***There is a 64 player cap on each event.***
✅ Pre-registration is open NOW! Stop by or call AU with your card to preregister! ✅

We’re holding Magic: the Gathering Modern RCQs for the September 9th–December 17th 2023 season of RCQs, which all support the Regional Championship in Denver on Feb. 9th–11th, 2024!

Regional Championship Qualifiers are open to everyone, and are a player’s first step down the road of competitive Magic. Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, we are able to award 2 invites to the next Magic Regional Championship at each of our RCQs! From there, players vie for a place in the Pro Tour and the Magic World Championship!

The first 32 players to preregister at each event get a full-art promo An Offer You Can’t Refuse! Top 8 players each get a full-art promo Death’s Shadow, and each player who qualifies for the Regional Championship gets a FOIL Death’s Shadow! Both of these promos feature BRAND NEW ART! These promos are in addition to store credit and invite prizes.

PRIZE SCALING: When we reach 36 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $270 store credit to the prize pool.

Format: MODERN

Entry: $30

Pre-registration is open NOW! Stop by or call AU with your card to preregister! Make sure to call the AU you are preregistering to play at!

Registration opens: 11 am
Tournament begins: Noon

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043

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

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810

PRIZES
1st Place: Invite to Regional Championship, $200 store credit, foil full-art Death’s Shadow
2nd Place: Invite to Regional Championship, $100 store credit, foil full-art Death’s Shadow
3rd & 4th Place: $100 store credit each, non-foil full-art Death’s Shadow
5th–8th Place: $50 store credit each, non-foil full-art Death’s Shadow

Prize Scaling: When we reach 36 players, we will add $30 store credit to the Top 8 prize pool for each additional player! For example, if we get 45 players total, we will add $270 store credit to the prize pool.

MTG Wilds of Eldraine SEALED Store Championships – 10/1 & 10/7 at Alternate Universes

September 25th, 2023

MTG Wilds of Eldraine Store Championships at Alternate Universes

MTG Wilds of Eldraine SEALED Store Championships
Sunday, October 1st @ AU Blue Bell
Saturday, October 7th @ AU Holmes & AU Wilmington

We’re holding Magic: the Gathering SEALED Store Championships on Sunday, October 1st at AU Blue Bell, and Saturday, October 7th at AU Holmes & AU Wilmington! Represent AU by becoming one of our MTG Store Champions!

The format will be SEALED! Each player gets 6 Draft Packs of Wilds of Eldraine to build their deck! Entry is $25, cheaper than buying 6 Draft packs individually!

Thanks to our WPN Premium Store status, along with the Top 8 and Winner promos, the Top 8 and 1st Place players each win non-foil copies of their respective promos with our store name printed on them!

We’re adding 2 Set Booster Packs of Wilds of Eldraine to the prize pool for each player who enters! If we get 16 or more players, then Top 8 will get Set Booster Pack prizes! Otherwise, Top 4 will get Set Booster Pack prizes. No matter what, Top 8 are guaranteed to get promos!

Each player who enters gets a foil full-art promo Tailswipe! Top 8 each get a foil full-art promo Transcendent Message, PLUS a non-foil Transcendent Message with our store name printed on it! The Champion at each store gets a foil full-art textless promo Moonshaker Cavalry, PLUS a non-foil textless Moonshaker Cavalry with our store name printed on it!

Format: SEALED, Swiss-style, no Top Cut

Entry: $25
Each player gets a foil full-art promo Tail Swipe for entering. Each player gets 6 Draft Booster Packs of Wilds of Eldraine to build their deck. That’s cheaper than buying 6 Draft Packs individually!

Sun. October 1st
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

Registration opens: Noon
Deckbuilding begins: 12:30 pm

Sat. October 7th
Alternate Universes Holmes

Registration opens: 1 pm
Deckbuilding begins: 2 pm

Sat. October 7th
Alternate Universes Wilmington

Registration opens: 1 pm
Deckbuilding begins: 2 pm

PRIZES
We will add 2 Wilds of Eldraine Set Booster Packs to the overall prize pool for each player who enters!
When we reach 16 players, the Top 8 players will win Set Pack prizes.
If we have 15 or fewer players, only the Top 4 players will win Set Pack prizes (Top 8 and Champions will win both copies of their promos regardless of the number of players).

Top 8 Promos: foil full-art promo Tail Swipe, plus a non-foil full art promo Tail Swipe with our store name printed on it!

1st Place Promos: foil full-art textless promo Moonshaker Cavalry, plus a non-foil full-art textless Moonshaker Cavalry with our store name printed on it!

MTG Wilds of Eldraine Store Championship promo cards

 

One Piece Store Championships Wave 2 – 10/14 at AU Wilmington; 10/21 at AU Blue Bell; 10/22 at AU Holmes

October 1st, 2023

One Piece Store Championships Wave 2 at Alternate Universes

One Piece Store Championships Wave 2
Sat. October 14th at AU Wilmington
Sat. October 21st at AU Blue Bell
Sun. October 22nd at AU Holmes

Alternate Universes is holding One Piece Card Game Store Championship tournaments, Sat. October 14th at AU Wilmington, Sat. October 21st at AU Blue Bell, and Sun. October 22nd at AU Holmes!

Each player gets a Store Championship Participation Pack Vol. 2. Top finishers will each win Store Credit based on attendance, with $15 store credit added to the prize pool per player in attendance. Top 4 each get a set of 10 Yamato sleeves, and the 1st Place winner also gets a Eustass “Captain” Kid Store Championship Trophy Card! Store credit is awarded on an AU gift card and is redeemable at any AU location.

***There is a 32 player limit for each event! Stop by AU or call with your card to preregister! Registering in the Bandai TCG+ app will NOT save your spot!***

Sat. October 14th
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3617 Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
Tournament starts: 1 pm

Sat. October 21st
Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
Tournament starts: 3 pm

Sun. October 22nd
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
Tournament starts: 1 PM

Entry: $15
Each player gets a One Piece Store Championship Participation Pack Vol. 2

Format: Constructed, Swiss, best 2-of-3 matches, 50-minute rounds, no Top Cut playoffs

PRIZES
Top finishers will each win Store Credit based on attendance! If we have 16 or more players, Top 8 wins Store Credit; if 15 or less, then Top 4 wins Store Credit.
$15 store credit will be added to the prize pool for each player in attendance!
Top 4: pack of 10 Yamato sleeves
1st Place: Eustass “Captain” Kid Store Championship Trophy Card