Wizards of the Coast Announces Magic Open House Featuring Free Cards

Wizards of the Coast Announces Magic Open House Featuring Free Cards

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If you've got a friend you think would like Magic: the Gathering bring them out to Wizards' Magic Open House to get them geared up.

Magic: The Gathering continues to be a juggernaut in the world of collectible card games, but even so, there are still many who have never given it a try. To reach out to those potential players, Wizards of the Coast has announced that it will hole a Magic Open House next month.

The idea is simple: If you're a Magic player, and you know someone who isn't, you can bring them out to your local game store for the Open House on April 15 (you can find yours using this tool). There, your friend can learn how to play in what Wizards calls, "a casual, low-key setting." As a bonus, new players will get free cards at the event, and anyone who brings a friend will be rewarded with a special promo card.

In May, Wizards is rolling out another new event that is designed to get casual and hardcore Magic players playing together. Called "League," it will task players with building a 30-card deck out of three booster packs from the new Amonkhet set, and then using that deck to play casual matches with other players in the store.

These sound like a couple of great opportunities to get your non-Magic playing with you, and you'll both get some free cards to boot. You can find more information over on the official Wizards website.

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In May, Wizards is rolling out another new event that is designed to get casual and hardcore Magic players playing together. Called "League," it will task players with building a 30-card deck out of three booster packs from the new Amonkhet set, and then using that deck to play casual matches with other players in the store.

They already have that... it's called Drafting.

I'd love to do this but no friends+no LGS

aceman67:

In May, Wizards is rolling out another new event that is designed to get casual and hardcore Magic players playing together. Called "League," it will task players with building a 30-card deck out of three booster packs from the new Amonkhet set, and then using that deck to play casual matches with other players in the store.

They already have that... it's called Drafting.

Doesn't drafting have people grabbing a card from a pack then moving it to the left?

RaikuFA:

Doesn't drafting have people grabbing a card from a pack then moving it to the left?

Each player receives three booster packs, each opens a pack, removes the dummy card/land card, picks a card out, passes the rest to the left until everyone has taken a card. Open second pack, repeat, passing to the right, repeat. Open third pack, passing back to the left.

Then each player, with the cards they have, create a deck with at least 40 cards with as many basic lands as you want.

It's pretty much the same thing. Most likely it'll be like the pre-release boxes you get during those events.

Is Magic still that big of a thing? Haven't seen a single match at my local fantasy shop in years.

aceman67:

RaikuFA:

Doesn't drafting have people grabbing a card from a pack then moving it to the left?

Each player receives three booster packs, each opens a pack, removes the dummy card/land card, picks a card out, passes the rest to the left until everyone has taken a card. Open second pack, repeat, passing to the right, repeat. Open third pack, passing back to the left.

Then each player, with the cards they have, create a deck with at least 40 cards with as many basic lands as you want.

It's pretty much the same thing. Most likely it'll be like the pre-release boxes you get during those events.

It does sound like a weird prerelease event. Either way I play EDH. Most welcoming, friendly side of MTG I've seen.

aceman67:
It's pretty much the same thing.

Except this is completely not the same thing, because in a Draft you get to choose what card you want from the piles in front of you, so you can have the makings of a semi-decent deck of one or two colors.

This, on the other hand, you're entirely relying upon the luck of what you open. If anything, this is mini-Sealed.

*cue all my friends who are MTG fans trying to get me into this*

Arnoxthe1:
*cue all my friends who are MTG fans trying to get me into this*

^This

Tried it twice and then sold all the cards within a month.

 

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