Hour of Devastation Release Events
The Hour of Devastation is upon us, and with it comes changes and new offerings here at Phoenix! So read on and see what we have in store for release weekend and beyond!
Friday Night Magic - More Drafts and More Standard!
Due to popular demand we are now offering both Booster Drafts and Standard events during our FNMs! Both events will continue to start at 7:30 PM. In addition, as of August 1st, draft prize support will be a modified form of Pack per Win. Every round a player wins will earn them 1 standard legal booster pack. If a player goes undefeated during a draft, that player will receive 2 extra packs (if there is a split due to a larger than normal pod, the 2 undefeated players will each receive 1 pack extra). So, for an 8-person pod prizes will look like this:
3-0 - 5 packs
2-1 - 2 packs
1-2 - 1 pack
We are choosing to modify prize support in this fashion after trying out pack per win in our standard events for the past few months to great success.
Hour of Devastation Release Weekend Limited Events
Ready to play some more limited and draft events? We've got you covered! Here's our schedule for our release weekend events.
Friday, July 14
7:30 PM - Standard Constructed FNM / HOU Booster Draft ($5 Entry / $15 Entry respectively)
Saturday, July 15
11:00 AM - Release Day Draft! ($15 Entry) (No preregistration available, just show up anytime after 10 AM to register)
4:00 PM - Release Day Sealed ($30 Entry) - 24 Slots Available
Hour of Devastation Launch League
Beginning July 22nd, Phoenix will be hosting our sealed launch league in partnership with the Queer Geek Facebook group! This league is designed for casual play and can be conducted in store or out. The match structure lends itself to shorter games that can easily be played between matches at other events, at home with a friend, or at one of our weekly league gatherings that will happen on Saturdays after the launch of the league. To enter, just stop by the store anytime on or after July 22nd. Here are the details for how this league works!
Entry Fee: $25 (plus tax)
Format: 30 Card Sealed (1 game matches; each player receives a free mulligan)
When you enter the league you'll be asked to provide your Wizards Account Number. We'll give you 6 boosters (2 Amonkhet, 4 Hour of Devastation). You pick 3 of them to open right now, and 3 to open as you progress through the league. Once a week on Saturday, you can open one of the additional boosters and add that to your pool. Should you lose 3 times, you are also allowed to purchase one additional pack to supplement your pool (only 1 additional pack is allowed to be added, for a max possible pool of 7 packs). We'll also give you a score card to record your games as well as a league box to store your deck in.
You can play up to 10 matches for the league and record the results of those matches on your score sheet (you can play more, but that will not have an effect on your score for the league). We'll put your score up on our league spreadsheet and update it weekly on Saturdays.
Prizes: 3 Packs per League Player + a special Raffle Prize (see below)
Players will receive 1 prize pack for finishing 5 matches, 1 pack for finishing all 10 matches, and the final pack will be presented to the top performers in the league. We'll also be raffling off a prerelease pack to one local lucky participant!
More Upcoming Events!
Hour of Devastation Standard Showdown
Date: Saturdays Starting July 29
Time: 12:00 PM
Entry Fee: $5
If you enjoy playing standard, then Standard Showdown is the perfect thing to do Saturday afternoons! Hour of Devastation's Showdown events will fire on Saturdays starting July 29th. They'll be weekly with the exception of the week of Game Day (see below).
Prizes: Pack per Win (1 standard legal booster pack per match win); 10 Standard Showdown packs will also be given out across each event!
Hour of Devastation Game Day
Date: August 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Entry Fee: $5
Game Day is the perfect opportunity to unveil your new brews and vie for glory! This standard constructed event happens roughly a month after the prerelease weekend. We typically run ours as a 4-round swiss-style event with prizes to all players plus special prizes to the top 8 and a playmat to the Champion!
Prizes: Pack per Win (1 standard legal booster pack per match win); All participating players will receive one promo Abrade; the top 8 players after swiss will receive 1 promo Adorned Pouncer. The winner of the event will receive a champion's playmat with special unique art!