Shadows Over Innistrad 2HG Names

Some of the highlights!

Make Innistrad Great AGAIN!
The Incredible Skulk
Transformers Werewolves in Disguise
Avacyngle Ladies
Gavony People’s Front
People’s Front of Gavony
Sorin #1 Best Dad
Sorin, Not Sorin
Still a better love story than twilight
Werewolf? Therewolf
Werewolves, not Swearwolves (What we do in the Shadows is an amazing vampire mockumentary by the creators of Flight of the Conchords, and you should watch it!)

Full list after the break

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Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease this weekend!

Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease this weekend!

First of all, a note to all non-Magic players reading this!
This weekend we have a Magic prerelease event on, it’s going to be huge and fill most, if not all of the store. We can’t promise there will be much normal space for boardgaming, but;

The Alchemist’s Refuge will be open from 9am Saturday and Sunday serving coffee! Play some games down there and enjoy one of the renowned elixirs of life, coffee. From 3pm alcoholic drinks will be available too.

Back to the prerelease details!

Preregistration is now closed. There’s still space in all of the events but if you want to play the 10am Saturday in particular, be here early.
2HG enrollment takes a while so please help us out by being here early for both the 2HG events (3:30pm Saturday, and 10am Sunday).

Bear in mind that this Sunday is daylight savings, and that it’s Sunday public transport.

Check out the Prerelease Primer for some tips on playing in your first prerelease.


Preregistration is closed

Preregistration for the Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease is now closed!
The 10am event is very likely going to hit capacity! Both 2HG events are looking huge as well.
There’s still spots for everything but if you’d like to play in one of those events try and turn up early.

Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

We’re open from 1pm on Good Friday, and will otherwise have our normal opening hours over the weekend and Monday, including Friday Night Magic running as usual!

The board games library is available all weekend for casual gaming, it’s free all four days of the long weekend.

Happy gaming!

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Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease – Preregister Now!

Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease

April 2nd-3rd – Preregister now before space runs out!

Come to Games Laboratory for the largest prerelease around!
Meet old friends and make new ones!
Play with new cards, and win boosters!

Invite your friends on Facebook to join in on the action!

Two Headed-Giant (2HG)

It was really popular last time so for this prerelease both the Saturday 3:30pm and Sunday 10am events are 2HG!

Prereleases are celebrations of the upcoming release of a new Magic set. They are a series of events run over one huge weekend! Each event runs for about 5 hours.
They’re a fun, casual way to try out and get a whole bunch of new cards and meet new people. Prereleases are the only way to get hold of the cards from the new set before the official sale date!

Each player gets a prerelease pack of six boosters worth of stuff to build a deck out of. Everyone’s on an even playing field, building decks from just the cards in your prerelease pack.

The prerelease packs contains:

  • 6 Shadows Over Innistrad Boosters
  • A stamped promo card, which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set! (inlcuding the planeswalkers)
  • Spindown life counter

The event runs for four rounds, each round being the best of three games against someone who has won as many rounds as you. Each round you win gets you two boosters as a prize!!en_kIIep0piKl en_1aMrzL0CDH en_NEgWWg2mYX en_ZVczubGgbw

GP Melbourne Weekend – Full Building License!!

Magic Grand Prix Melbourne is next weekend!

For Saturday-Sunday, 5pm-Midnight we’ve got a full building alcohol licence.

We’re running all three Friday Night Magic events as usual, and then over the weekend we’ve got
“Draft and a drink” for $25!

This means that for those times you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing drink from the Alchemist’s Refuge anywhere in the building, inlcuding on the event space.

It also means that for those times the whole building will be 18+ only, make sure you have ID on you (or you’re accompanied by a legal guardian – no mates or shenanigans).

GPT Melbourne 20-2 Top 8 Decklists

From a field of 79!! The top 8 in swiss finish order

Chifley Cole – UR Eldrazi
Alex Crowther – Merfolk
Maitland Cameron – UW Eldrazi
Lee Fei Tye – Melira Chord
Sean Brown – Burn
Lachlan Singleton – Junk
Riccardo Bragato – UW Eldrazi
Chris Cousens – Melira Chord

Thanks to everyone for playing and to judges Jimbo and Nathan!

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