Rivals of Ixalan Events

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

FNM EVENTS ARE NOW MODERN FORMAT

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Major Events

Rivals of Ixalan Draft Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, Jan 20th & 21st

Play begins at Noon

New set, let's Draft! The new Draft Weekend gives players an opportunity to meet up and draft the new set. Also included are special promos for winning your draft pod!

Event Details:

  • Entry for this event is 3 packs of Rivals of Ixalan and 1 pack of Ixalan per player. 3 packs will be used for the draft, and 1 pack will be included in the prize pool. The store will add 2 packs, for 10 packs total.
  • Each draft pod will be 8 players. These pods will be single elimination matches.
  • Win 1 match and receive 1 pack; 2 wins receive 3 packs; 3 wins receive 5 packs and the special promo.
  • Drafts will continue until we decide to stop!

Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown

Saturdays @ Noon from Jan 27th through Mar 31st*

FREE!

Event Details:

  • Entry for this event is ZERO dollars!
  • Players will be entered into swiss pairing rounds, similar to FNM.
  • For each round won, you'll receive 1 booster pack! Win all your matches, and receive a special Standard Showdown pack as well!
  • Additional Standard Showdown packs will be given out as random prizes as well!
  • * Due to the PPTQ on Feb 10th, there will not be a Standard Showdown event on that day.

Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier - Pro Tour Minneapolis

Saturday Feb 10th @ Noon - $30 - Rivals of Ixalan SEALED

Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers are the first step on the path to Professional Magic! The winner of this event receives an invite to play in a Regional PTQ for Pro Tour Minneapolis.

Event Details:

  • This event is competitive level tournament, and as such has a Competitive Rules Level Enforcement. Players will be required to submit decklists and use opaque deck sleeves.
  • The number of rounds will be determined by the number of players.
  • The format for this event is Rivals of Ixalan SEALED (3 packs of Ixalan, 3 packs of Rivals of Ixalan.
  • Prize support for this event will be 2 packs per player, which may be exchanged for store credit at a rate of $3 in credit per pack.
  • First Place receives a invite to the Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers. Due to the presence of this prize, prize splits WILL NOT be permitted for the Top 8.
  • Each participant at the Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers receive a exclusive promo for playing!

More details about preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers can be found on the WotC Website. If you have any other questions, ask Dave!

FNM

Every Magic Player's Favorite Day of the Week

tl:dr - MODERN Tourneys every week, casual events as requested.

Every Friday, BBC will host a regular Modern tournament. We'll run it the same way we always have used to run Standard:

  • $5 to Enter - Starts at 7pm.
  • 8 to 16 players, 3 Rounds | 17 to 31 players, 4 rounds | 32+ players, 5 rounds
  • 2 packs per player in the prize pool, and the same record always gets the same amount of prize.
  • Pack prizes will go to players with a BETTER than 50% record, and we will also have random prizes at the end of the tourney as well.
  • Top two finishers minimum will receive a promo card. If we have more than two with first-place records, all players with that record will receive a promo.

We will also offer FNM Casual Side Events. The way these will work is as follows:

  • We'll take sign ups for casual events at the counter. Sign in your name and what type of event you would like to play (examples listed below).
  • If we get close to enough players interested in an event, we'll announce that a game is forming, and sign people up from there.
  • The minimum number of players for any casual event will be 4 players. Sealed events like draft will need 8 players.
  • Once a group has been made, players will need to make a choice on whether they would like to play for promos only, or additional pack prizes as well. If players want to play for a promo ONLY, then there will be no fee. If players want to play for packs, then there will be an appropriate fee (details below).
  • The first place finisher will receive a FNM promo, whether or not there was an entry fee.
  • All casual events need to begin before 10pm*. Any remaining promos not reserved for casual events will be distributed randomly to players in the Modern tournament (limit one promo per player per tournament).
  • * Traditionally, there is a booster draft after FNM for players in the Modern tournament. If there is a draft that will begin after the Modern tournament finishes, a promo will be given to the first place finisher of that draft.

Examples of casual tournaments available are as follows:

  • Booster Drafts (4 packs of product required as entry fee)
  • Cube Drafts ($5 entry for pack prizes: 8 players, 3 rounds, 1 pack per win. Players can only play for packs with a BBC provided or approved cube. Ask Dave for details.)
  • Commander Pods (minimum 4 players, max 6; no entry fee, no pack prizes (this may be reviewed later)
  • 8-Man Constructed (8 players, 3 rounds. $5 for packs, 1 per win. $20 for Win-a-Box format)

Please realize that is a new take on FNM, so things are still pretty fluid on how to handle this. This is a basic guideline for events, and could change based on player feedback.


Commander Tuesdays

Every Tuesday starting around 6pm - FREE!

Meet up for some casual fun every week! Commander is Magic's most popular casual format, and we have a dedicated night to shuffle up and play! We recognize the official Wizards of the Coast sponsored rules for deck construction and play. Details about these rules can be found here at MtG Commander Dot Net.

As an official WPN affiliated store, playing with proxies is not permitted at our in-store events. Even though this is a causal format and this event is unsanctioned, WotC does not permit any counterfeit or proxied cards at its WPN affiliated stores.

Remember, this is event is FREE every week! Just meet up in the game room and have fun!

New Products and Release Dates

Rivals of Ixalan

Releases Jan 19th 2018

Rivals of Ixalan is the second set in the Ixalan block. Jace and Vraska race to the hidden city of Orazca, but other groups are vying for the same prize.

Bell, Book and Comic will offer preorders for this set, starting Dec 15th. Booster boxes will pre-sell for $89.99, and Bundles will pre-sell for $31.99.

Players that pre-order a booster box will receive a special alternate art promo. Buy-a-box promos are limited to one per customer. Quantities are limited.

In-Store Trading

Bell, Book and Comic is happy to trade with you! Bring your cards in to us and we will take a look and see if we can make a deal!

As some general guidelines, most often we will trade for in-store credit only. We will make cash offers for large collections, or specific older cards for Legacy and Vintage formats.