It’s been a wild ride, but all good things must come to an end. Today is the last day to get in on the Godzilla: Monster World Pre-Order raffle we’re running to win a spot next to your favorite comic retailers, Tony and Jared. If you jump off your computer right now and run down to the store, you can still prepay for Godzilla: Monster World #1 and get entered in the raffle. We close at 7 pm today. After that, you can STILL pre-order the book, you’ll just merely get copies of the book with Tony, Jared and the lucky winner on the cover in March.
In the near future is our pre-release for the new Magic deck, Scars of Mirrodin Besieged happening on Saturday January 29th at 1 pm. The cost will be $19.99. That will get you the cards necessary to build your deck as well as promo cards. You will receive 6 booster packs (3 Scars of Mirrodin and 3 Besieged) as well as as much land as you think you’ll need. This set functions slightly differently than other sets in that you’re expected to choose a faction (Mirran or Phyrexian – basically Mirrodin type cards or Phyrexia type cards – WotC has been fairly tight-lipped about this whole thing, but a handful of additional details can be found here:
( http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Features.aspx?tag=Features&description=feature). The faction you pick will determine which cards you’re getting (b/c the booster packs themselves are faction-affiliated). Once everybody has their cards, there will be one hour for deckbuilding and then the tournament will begin. Pairing will be done swiss-style, pairing winners against winners and losers vs losers (this is not an elimination-based play style, so all players get to play in every round). Matches are determined by the best of three games. The number of rounds and the prize payout is determined by the number of players present (generally the prize pool is 2 boosters per participating player – divided amongst the top ranking players & the number of rounds will likely be in the 3-5 range).
The special pre-release promo cards this time are Hero of Bladehold for Mirran players or Glissa, the Traitor for Phyrexian players.
We hope to see you in the store for this event.