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Jan
19
Sat
Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – Jan 20 @ 10:30 pm
Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease!
January 19th & 20th

Join a Guild!!!
Invite your friends!

Prereleases are a celebration of a new Magic set. They are a series of events run over one huge weekend! Each event runs for about 4 hours.
They’re a fun, casual, low-commitment way to play with a bunch of like-minded Magic players, and get a heap of new cards!

Every player gets a prerelease pack, plus an extra 2 Ravnica Allegiance Packs for participation!

This prerelease is a bit speacial since you will be able to pick a Guild Pack! Pick between Azorius, Rakdos, Gruul, Simic, or Orzhov. Each pack contains:

  • 5 boosters of Ravnica Allegiance
  • 1 Seeded Booster with only cards of your guild!
  • A stamped promo card, which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set!
  • Spindown life counter

You’ll build a deck from those cards. You’re on an even playing field with everyone else, making a deck from your prerelease pack instead of using one brought from home.

Build a 40 card minimum deck using about 23 of the cards from the prerelease pack and roughly 17 basic lands, borrowed from the store.

The event runs for three 45 minute rounds, each being a best of three games against someone who has won as many rounds as you.

To support a casual Prerelease environment, every player gets 2 boosters for participation, so you can play stress-free matches, experimenting with new cards without fear of failure.

As a little extra incentive for wins we’re also adding a random pick from our prize wall per match win. There’s lucky-dip rares, snacks, drinks, boosters and a few grand prizes to be won.
These aren’t coming out of any kind of total prize pool, they’re an extra thing we’re adding on top of the participation boosters to give a sense of achievement to well earned victories.

Preregister by 8pm Wednesday 16th of January
to guarantee your place!

Plus, there are preregistration discounts on 6-Event tickets, Ravnica Allegiance Boxes, and Ravnica Allegiance Bundles!

Entry and Preregistration
Only $35 per event, or a $180 discount ticket preregistering for all 6 events for a single person!

We strongly recommend preregistering to guarantee your place in the event, preregister by  Wednesday before the prerelease!

Saturday 19th of January:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG)- 11am
  • Single Player  – 3.00pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

Sunday 20th of January:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 11am
  • Single Player – 3.00pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

Two-Headed Giant Events – (What’s that?)

Both the Saturday and Sunday 11am events are Two-Headed Giant (2HG)!
Bring a friend and play together as a team!

In 2HG both players get a prerelease pack, then combine them into one big stack to build two decks from.
All the prizes listed above are per player, so both players get 2 boosters of Ravnica Allegiance for participation and a pick from the prizes wall for each match win.

To preregister for Two-Headed Giant, BOTH HEADS must preregister! It doesn’t have to be at the same time, but you both need to do it so you’re not left headless.

For rules questions check out the 2HG rules FAQ!

Jan
21
Mon
Pauper Weekly
Jan 21 @ 6:20 pm
Pauper Weekly

Pauper allows you to showcase the power of commons across the entire history of Magic. For the purpose of simplicity we will be using the Magic Online ban list.

Registration 5:55pm – 6:15pm for a 6.20pm start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 45 minutes.

Win a booster for every match you win!

Jan
22
Tue
Modern Weekly
Jan 22 @ 6:20 pm

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

6:20pm start, be here before that to register – $12 Entry.
4 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 45 minutes.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

Jan
23
Wed
Wednesday Commander Nights
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:40 pm
Wednesday Commander Nights

Commander is the biggest singleton format around. Play a truly unique format where you can customise you deck as much as you want!

$10 Entry – Play in pods of 4,
6:20pm onward,  pods will fire every time we get 4 players.
1 Round, 2 Booster Packs to the Winner of the Pod.
Plus 1 Pack to the player voted the most FUN amongst their peers.
No Time Limit.

Also every player will get a cool random promo!

Wednesday Drafts!
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm

Scheduled Draft at 6:00pm!
With 6+ people we’ll split everyone into pods and Draft!

$20 entry.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win!

Dungeons & Dragons
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons

Not just Wednesday, every day!

We run Introduction to D&D tables, starting fairly regularly. The tables are an introduction to 5th Edition and are ideal for anyone who has little or no experience of Dungeons & Dragons (or Role Playing Games in general), or for folks who have not played in quite a while and want a refresher before they jump in.

There’s also heaps of other tables playing ongoing adventures!

Check out details on our Dungeons and Dragons page!

Then, if you’ve got questions, ask away in our Games Laboratory Roleplaying Games Facebook group.

Support us in keeping the lights on and rent paid by contributing something to the store when you’re in.
Buy some drinks or snacks here, pick up the last D&D book you’re missing, or buy a few dice to donate to your DM. It all helps 😀

Jan
24
Thu
Brawl Weekly
Jan 24 @ 6:20 pm
Brawl Weekly

Play the new and exciting format, Brawl!!!

Enjoy this beautiful cross between Commander and Standard.

For more details on the format click here!

Registration 5:55pm – 6:15pm for a 6:20pm start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 45 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win!

Standard Weekly
Jan 24 @ 6:40 pm

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)

6:40pm start, be here before that to register – $12 Entry.
4 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 45 minutes.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit

Also until the end of September get a FREE Standard Showdown pack from previous seasons.

*While Stocks Last*

Thursday Modern Weekly
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

7pm start, be here before that to register – $12 Entry.
4 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 45 minutes.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

Jan
25
Fri
Ravnica Allegiance Sealed League
Jan 25 – Feb 22 all-day
Ravnica Allegiance Sealed League @ Games laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Ravnica Allegiance Sealed League!
It’s a fun, casual way to play a bunch of Magic, running for 4 weeks (plus an extra Friday in the last week to wrap up).

Entry is $40 and you get a deckbox. Build a 40 card minimum sealed deck from 6 x Ravnica Allegiance Boosters.

Each week after the first you can buy a Ravnica Allegiance booster to add to your pool, you can rebuild your deck as much as you like, It’s never too late to join.

You can leave your deck here so it’s always ready to play! You can play your matches any time, however Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons will be “League Days“. If you are looking for matches, this is a chance to come along and find people! Also, if you show up in either of those days we will give you a cool FNM promo from previous seasons!

You’re welcome to use the Facebook event to try and arrange matches too!

The first 5 matches you play each week are scored towards your league count, with prizes at the end based on participation.
You can’t play the same person more than twice in a week to add to your score.

For this league you will also be randomly placed in one of the five guilds of Azorius, Rakdos, Gruul, Simic, and Orzhov . This means that for every match you win you will be able to placed a coloured pin on our Guilds Board! If you place your pin on your guilds banner it will count as +1 point for your guild, however if you place it on another guild it will counts a -1 point for them.

You play members of any guild, even you own

Everyone who completes all their matches and has added all their boosters gets 2 packs as a prize!

Plus members of the Guild with the most points will get and extra pack each and some cool promos!!!

Ask for more details in store.