Aether Revolt Prerelease

January 14, 2017 @ 12:01 am – January 15, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Games Laboratory
328 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Aether Revolt Prerelease!
Invite your friends!

January 14th-15th

Come to Games Laboratory for the largest prerelease around!

Meet old friends and make new ones!
Celebrate the new set and cards with a store full of like-minded people!

Preregistration closes strictly 8pm Wednesday 11th January. To get the discounted rate on events, booster boxes, or bundles, you must preorder by the above time. 

Previously we’ve been paying for a bunch of extra boosters to give away as prizes. From this prerelease Wizards are capping the amount of boosters we’re allowed to order for the weekend.

We still want to give away a bunch of prizes though!

At this prerelease, the first two rounds will have Aether Revolt packs as normal. In rounds 3-4 you’ll have have the choice of 2 boosters of Kaladesh on the spot, or an I.O.U. for 2 boosters of Aether Revolt, to be collected at any time from the Friday afterwards, when the set is released.

The total amount of prizes is unchanged, just shifted slightly through time 😀
If you’ve got questions get in touch!

What are prereleases?
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 5 hours.
They’re a fun, casual way to play with and get a whole bunch of new cards, and to meet new people. They are also the only way to get hold of the cards from the new set before the release!

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.

Each prerelease packs contains:

  • 4 Aether Revolt boosters
  • 2 Kaladesh boosters
  • A stamped promo card, which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set!
  • Spindown life counter

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

The event runs for four rounds, each being a best of three games against someone who has won as many rounds as you. Each round you win gets you two boosters!! You can’t add them to your deck but you do get more awesome new cards!

Two-Headed Giant – (What’s that?)

Both the Saturday 3:30pm and Sunday 10am events will be 2HG!
Team up with your friend and play together as a team!

To preregister for 2HG BOTH HEADS MUST PREREGISTER by the cutoff, but it doesn’t have to be at the same time. The 2HG events will hit capacity and if you’re preregistered but your other head isn’t you may find yourself in trouble.

More details on 2HG below.

Entry and preregistration
$45 per event, or discount tickets for preregistering for 3+ events for a single person! You can count your half of a 2HG event as one of your events.

  • 3 events $130
  • 4 events $165
  • 5 events $200
  • 6 events $230

Preregister to guarantee a spot in the event!

*** Preregistration closes strictly 8pm Wednesday 11th January. If you want the discounted rate on events, booster boxes or bundles those orders MUST be in by the above time. ***

An event may hit capacity on preregistration alone, first in, best dressed.

If you want to preregister for 2HG BOTH HEADS must preregister by the cutoff date above.

Saturday 14th January – 4 events:

  • Midnight Madness! – 12:01am (as soon as Saturday starts)
  • 5am
  • 10am
  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 3.30pm

Sunday 15th January – 2 events:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 10am
  • Single Player – 3.30pm

Single player events
$45 entry.
Each player gets a prerelease pack, with 6 boosters worth of stuff!
4 rounds, 2 boosters per round win.
Promo cards and fun for all!

Two Headed Giant (2HG) event
$90 entry per team.
Each team gets 2 prerelease packs to build with!
4 rounds, for 2HG there’s 4 boosters as prizes each round win.
Promo cards and fun for all!

If you want to preregister for 2HG both heads must be preregistered by Wednesday 11th January.
For rules questions check out the 2HG rules FAQ.

The store will be open from 9am, please get here promptly for a 10am start so you don’t miss out, keep in mind it’s Sunday public transport.

There’s going to be a 2HG team name pun competition at each event. Repeat entries of the same name won’t be eligible for prizes.

Booster Box/Bundles Preorder Discounts

Preorder by Wednesday 11th January and get Boxes for only $150 and Bundles for only $60!! We’ve got limited stock of Bundles so if you want one get in fast!
(“Bundle” is the new name for Fat Packs, they’ve got an extra booster!)

We’ll also have buy-a-box promos for the first orders.