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Free Magic Tournament on 4/17/2020: Ikoria No-Release!?

Unleash the Beasts

Event Date: April 17th, 2020
Event Format: Sealed Deck
Event Location: DiscordMTG Arena
Featured Set: Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths
Entry Fee: FREE
Prize Pool: $5/player in Store Credit to be 100% distributed!
Match Type: Swiss
Setup Starts: 6:30pm
Event Starts: 7:00pm

While Ikoria’s intended release was supposed to be Friday this week, we’re going to try and do something a little different in order to fill that Magic: the Gathering shaped hole in your life.

How’s this going to work?

The Ikoria No-release will work like this:

  1. Players sign up here this week on The Comic Shop website.
  2. Players gather on The Comic Shop’s Discord channel at 6:30pm Eastern on Friday.
  3. Players build a sealed deck from a pool generated by the instructions below.
  4. The tournament organizer (Joe) will provide the round pairings.
  5. Players friend and send challenges to their opponents to face off with the sealed decks that they built.
  6. Players report their round results to the tournament organizer.
  7. Return to step 3 for the next round!

Generating a sealed pool.

So this is all well and good, but how do we get a sealed pool to use in MTG Arena?

There are two ways you can go about this. Both rely pretty heavily on the honor system so be awesome and have fun!

Buy into a sealed event on Arena and build your 40 card minimum deck using those cards!

Playing the round.

Players should send a friend request to each other in order to be able to issue a challenge. (We’ll update this section to have more detailed instructions on challenging players today or tomorrow.)

Assistance will be available.

I’ll be in the Discord channel during setup if anyone needs help figuring things out. – Joe

This sounds neat so far! How do I join?

Glad you asked friend! Sign up is right here and is limited so sign up early:

Event is over! Thanks to those that participated!

When you sign up for the event, you will be given an invitation to join The Comic Shop’s Discord channel. Queue up there Friday at 6:30 for setup!

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GAMA Retailer Support Programs

Hey friends!

We just recently learned a number of game publishers are helping out local stores when you make a purchase through their shops! Visit some of these fine publishers and pick up some new games to play while we’re away!

A complete list of programs can be found here but we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites!

White Wizard Games

White Wizard Games is running a sale right now for 25% off their games and giving 25% of your purchase back to the store when you include the store’s information in the Notes field before clicking Check Out.

Store Information: The Comic Shop, 112 E Bridge St. Oswego, NY 13126, oswegocomicshop@gmail.com

Awesome Games Published by White Wizard: Epic, Hero Realms, Sorcerer, Star Realms


Arcane Wonders

Arcane Wonders is running a sale right now for 25% off their games and giving 25% of your purchase back to the store when you include our information in the Order Instructions/Comments field before clicking Proceed to Payment.

Store Information: The Comic Shop, Oswego, NY, oswegocomicshop@gmail.com

Awesome Games Published by Arcane Wonders: Onitama, Mage Wars, Sheriff of Nottingham


IELLO USA

IELLO is splitting profits with the store when you include our information in the Add a note to your order field before clicking Check Out.

Store Information: The Comic Shop, Oswego, NY, oswegocomicshop@gmail.com

Awesome Games Published by IELLO: King of Tokyo, Decrypto, Bunny Kingdom


Level 99 Games

Level 99 Games has given us a coupon code to use that takes 15% off your purchase, donates 25% of your purchase to The Comic Shop, and donates 10% to a charity they’ve selected! Click the publisher name above or use the below coupon code during checkout.

Coupon Code: The Comic Shop NY

Awesome Games Published by Level 99 Games: Exceed Fighting System, Pixel Tactics, Millennium Blades

More Publishers Coming Soon!