Ixalan Prerelease

September 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am – September 24, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Games Laboratory
328 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ixalan Prerelease @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Ixalan Prerelease!
September 23rd-24th

Pirates! Dinosaurs!!
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 Ixalan boosters for participation!

Each prerelease pack contains:

  • 6 boosters of Ixalan
  • 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 50 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 (like foil Jace the Mindsculptor) 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 20th September
to guarantee your place!

Plus, there are preregistration discounts on 6-Event tickets, Ixalan boxes, and Ixalan 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, preregistration closes at 8pm on the Wednesday before the prerelease!

Saturday 23rd September:

  • Single Player – 10am
  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 2.30pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

Sunday 24th September:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 10am
  • Single Player – 2.30pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

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

Both the Saturday 2:30pm and Sunday 10am events are be 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 Ixalan 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!