Magic The Gathering - Ravnica Allegiance Season
The remaining five guilds are back and we're inviting you to join us for the Ravnica Allegiance season!
There's plenty of events throughout the season to suit all styles of play - whether you're a veteran player and excited for the new set or you're completely new and looking for a way to start.
We're trying something new with this season - Ravnica Allegiance decks!
What's a Ravnica Allegiance deck?
A Ravnica Allegiance deck is a deck that has been built using only Ravnica Allegiance cards that have been gathered from selected Tabletop Game Shop events!
Through building a Ravnica Allegiance deck you'll get FREE ENTRY (£5 if you're not a Star Player) to the Magic Weekend event!
We'll go into more detail with that in a mo but let me tell you about the events this season:
Open House - Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January
This is the place to start your Magic the Gathering journey. Magic Open House is a day especially for new players. Whether you're brand new or a returning player, come along for a demo and meet some of the regulars.
If you already play and are one of our regulars, we invite you to join us and help show the newer players the ropes.
The Open House promo can be added to your Ravnica Allegiance deck!
Prerelease - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January
Prerelease is your chance to play with the new set a whole week before its official release!
We have multiple events across the weekend to choose from:
Prerelease - You'll be given a Prerelease pack which will contain 6 boosters. Players then build a deck using the cards you've opened and games are played in a Swiss round format - a number of rounds will be played against various opponents. It's a great way to test your deck building & interact with other players.
Prerelease 2HG - Two-Headed Giant sees players partner up and play as one! This event is great if you're new and would like to work with a friend or even a more experienced player. You'll each be given a Prerelease pack which will contain 6 boosters. You can then use cards from both yours and your partner's packs to build a deck. You'll then play as a team against other teams.
Check with your local TGS for individual event times - Prerelease
Friday Night Magic - every Friday
Join us every Friday for your weekly Magic fix and some fun, casual play and of course there are those fantastic FNM promos!
Check with your local TGS for start times/ formats played.
Draft Weekend - Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January
Join us for Draft weekend to celebrate the official release of the set.
Drafting is a great way to add cards to your collection and test your skills.
Join us for drafts across the weekend.
Everyone who takes part gets a fantastic promo card too!
Find your local TGS event here.
Magic Weekend - Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February
Magic weekend is a celebration of the set. With Dungeons & Dragons cross over events, casual Guild Kit events and of course the ultimate event - The Magic Weekend Magic event replaces the Store Championship event that we saw in previous seasons. This event lets you show off your deck building skills and your knowledge of the set and battle it out for the title of Champion!
This is the event you'll be building your Ravnica Allegiance deck for! Attend at least 1 Prerelease event, 1 draft weekend event & one FNM-Draft event to get FREE ENTRY* to the Magic Weekend event using your Ravnica Allegiance deck.
With participation promos and some lovely special edition land cards to get your hands on - this event isn't to be missed!
*£5 entry for non-star player using a Ravnica Allegiance deck.
You can still attend if you haven't got a Ravnica Allegiance deck or if you'd prefer to use the usual Standard Constructed deck building rules - Entry £25.
And if that's not enough Magic for one season!
Casual Magic League
Magic League is a fantastic way to play at your own pace, try out a bit of deck building and start to build your collection.
At the start of the League you purchase 3 Guilds of Ravnica boosters and build a small 30-card deck with the contents. Once built you can use the online community to arrange games with other players or use the time between other games to get some league play in.
Once a week and/or after 3 consecutive game losses you may choose to purchase another booster to add to your league collection.
Each participant will be given a game tracker and once you have played 10 games you will also receive a foil promo card!
Perfect for new players to help improve your skills and grow your collection.
Standard Showdown - Starts beginning of February
If you want to up your game and battle it out with some friendly competition this is the event for you!
There'll be some fantastic special Standard Showdown boosters, loaded with rares and foils from recent expansions, up for grabs at these events.
Standard Showdown events run for about 8 weeks. Click here for your local TGS' events.