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Khans of Tarkir Pre-Release Weekend – September 20th, 2014 – FOLSOM, CA

 

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Entry Fee:  $25 per player

Join us at GamersCircle Comics on Saturday, Sept.20 for your first chance to play with the cards of the Khans of Tarkir

You’ll choose a Clan and receive a Prerelease kit with fiveKhans of Tarkir booster packs, one Seeded Pack with lotsof cards in the colors of your chosen Clan, plus a spin down die, a Clan pin, a Clan sticker, and an activity related to theClan of your choice!

Saturday the doors will open at 10am and the tournament will start at 11am.

Entry Fee: $25 per player

GamersCircle Comics
608-B East Bidwell St
Folsom, CA 95630
916-357-5615

Major Changes to ‘Magic: The Gathering’

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Will Eliminate Core Sets

Wizards of the Coast has announced changes in the way blocks will be released for Magic: The Gathering.  Beginning in the fall of 2015, Magic will shift from a three block set followed by a core release to a two block, twice-a-year format.
 
In the announcement, head Magic designer Mark Rosewater outlined the problems the constant reinvention and evolving nature of the game present the designers as its releases are currently structured.  Rosewater discussed limitations and concerns with the current format including the drawbacks of a three set block format (especially how to keep interest up for the third set); balancing the needs of new players and experienced ones for core sets; the problems of keeping the “metagame” fresh, since players can now communicate and interact more rapidly; the fact that storytelling is slowed by the three set format; and limitations on the ability to shift world settings as frequently as desired.
 
Wizards feels this new two block, twice-a-year format will address all of these concerns.  This new format will also lead to the elimination of the core set, and the rotation of Standard format cards every 18 months instead of 24.  The announcement was made now because since Khans of Tarkir will be the last of the three set blocks, there will be an impact on how long cards from that set will be legal for Standard format.
 
Beginning with the “Blood” set in Fall 2015, the yearly format will include a large fall expansion and small winter expansion set in World #1, then a large spring expansion and a small summer expansion, usually set in World #2.  “The first two sets will be part of one block and the second two sets will usually be part of a second,” Rosewater explained, while also saying “Magic is about change and you should expect us to shake this up a bit over time.”
 
The change will also affect the metagame, since the size of Standard will change as well.  Beginning in 2016, Standard format play will be three two-set blocks long rather than two three-set blocks.  Again, this means that the Khans of Tarkir block will only be in Standard for 18 months, as the new schedule takes effect.  Standard will still be made up of five or six expansions, but it will come from three blocks of releases instead of two.

MTG: M2015 Core Game Day – August 9th, 2014

Game Days are the first opportunity for you to play Standard on a global scale with the newest cards.

Tournament Details:

GamersCircle Comics
608-B East Bidwell St
Folsom, CA 95630
916-357-5615

August 9th, 2014
Tournament begins at 11 AM
$5 Entry Fee

What Do I Get?

This is a STANDARD constructed-style tournament! Each participant will receive a promo full-art Reclamation Sage(while supplies last) upon entry. Our top 8 competitors will also receive a promo full-art Chief Engineer.

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Our first place competitor will be awarded the Magic 2015 Core Set Game Day Champion playmat!

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Magic Core 2015 Pre-Release Weekend – July 12th, 2014 – FOLSOM, CA

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Entry Fee:  $25 per player

GamersCircle Comics is excited to offer a Magic Core 2015 Prerelease weekend.  Experience the next Magic: The Gathering set a week before it goes on sale!

You’ll choose a color and receive a Prerelease kit with six Magic 2015 booster packs, one a Seeded Pack with lots of cards in the color you chose, plus a spindown die and an activity related to the now-corrupted Planeswalker Garruk Wildspeaker!

Saturday the doors will open at 10am and the tournament will start at 11am.

Entry Fee: $25 per player

GamersCircle Comics
608-B East Bidwell St
Folsom, CA 95630
916-357-5615

Table Top with Jason – June 22nd, 2014 – FOLSOM, CA

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GamersCircle Comics is extremely pleased to bring table top gaming to Folsom, CA via Table Top with Jason.  Jason will be volunteering his time and sharing his board game enthusiasm with those that wish to come and either join in or just watch.

The June Table Top with Jason will be:

Sunday on June 22nd, 2014 starting at Noon with the table top preference of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set:
A forgotten evil stirs in the ancient land of Varisia. Dark magic once more thrums amid crumbling ruins, giants gather in titanic armies, cultists murder in the name of foul deities, and maniacal goblins plot a fiery end for the peaceful town of Sandpoint.

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is an expandable game, with the first set containing nearly 500 cards. The Rise of the Runelords – Base Set supports 1 to 4 players; a 110-card Character Add-On Deck expands the possible number of players to 5 or 6 and adds more character options for any number of players. The game will be expanded with bimonthly 110-card adventure decks.

Number of Players: 1 – 4
For Ages: 13 and up
Playing Time: 90 Minutes