Archive for September, 2009

NETDEX Special Edition: Zendikar Prerelease Weekend Sep 25-27, 2009

Monday, September 28th, 2009

NETDEX Highlights this week’s winners and their deck lists.

The adrenaline factor was at max levels this past weekend for CE’s Zendikar Prerelease Weekend. A major part of the excitement stemmed around WotC’s announcement that some Zendikar packs contained crazy insane vintage cards including members of the Power Nine! The odds of pulling one of these Hidden Treasures is about 1 in every 20 boxes. None here so far but stay tuned, CE’s Zendikar Release Party is still to come! For a complete schedule of Zendikar Events look HERE.

CE's Zendikar Prerelease Weekend

CE's Zendikar Prerelease Weekend

In addition to the Prerelease Festivities, this weekend was also the finale of our CE Player Particpation Program for the summer quarter. The Top 5 players earning the most Player Participation Points from July thru September met on Sunday to playoff in a special Invitation-Only Mini Masters using packs from Apocalypse, Alliances, and Urza’s Saga. The Top Prize: 1x PSA 8 Alpha Edition Birds of Paradise valued at $200. The Finalists were Dave Barth (36 pts), Danny Macdermid (36 pts), Chad Raffield (38 pts), Michael Richardson( 40 pts) and Billy Rice (44 pts) with Michael Richardson taking the top prize. Congratz to Michael and THANK YOU to all our players for another Magical Summer at Comic Emporium!

CE gives Michael Richardson the Bird(s)

CE gives Michael Richardson the Bird(s)

This Week’s Tournament Results:

Date: Friday September 25
Format: FNM Standard Type II
Number of Players: 23
Final: Patrick McCollum vs Jermaine Barbour
Winner: Jermaine Barbour 2-0
Prize Payout:
1st: 4x Booster Packs, FNM Foil Lightning Grieves
2nd: 3x Booster Packs, FNM Foil Lightning Grieves
Randoms: 2x FNM Foil Lightning Grieves, 6x Assorted DCI Foil Promo Cards

Date: Saturday September 26
Format: Zendikar Sealed Deck Prerelease 1
Number of Players: 36
Final: Jermaine Barbour vs Michael Richardson
Winner: Draw
Prize Payout:
1st:
36x Zendikar Booster Packs, 2x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 2x Planechase Celestine Reef
2nd: 18x Zendikar Booster Packs, 2x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 2x Planechase Celestine Reef
Top 8: 1x Zendikar Booster Pack, 1x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 1x Planechase Celestine Reef
Randoms: 10x Zendikar Booster Packs, 6x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 6x Planechase Celestine Reef, 2x Zendikar Prerelease Poster, 6x Assorted DCI Foil Promo Cards

Date: Sunday September 27
Format: Zendikar Sealed Deck Prerelease 2
Number of Players: 20
Final: Danny Macdermid vs Nick Ward
Winner: Danny Macdermid 2-0
Prize Payout:
1st:
20x Zendikar Booster Packs, 2x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 2x Planechase Celestine Reef
2nd: 10x Zendikar Booster Packs, 2x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 2x Planechase Celestine Reef
Top 8: 1x Booster Pack, 1x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 1x Planechase Celestine Reef
Randoms: 10x Zendikar Booster Packs, 6x DCI Foil Rampaging Baloths, 6x Planechase Celestine Reef, 2x Zendikar Prerelease Poster, 6x Assorted DCI Foil Promo Cards

Here is this week’s Spotlight Deck:

Date: 9/27/09
Format: Zendikar Sealed Deck Prerelease 2
Players: 20
Winner: Daniel Macdermid

Deck: #1

Creatures
Vampire Lacerator x1
Guul Draz Vampire x3
Malakin Bloodwitch x1
Heartstabber Mosquito x1
Giant Scorpion x1
Bog Tatters x1
Crypt Ripper x1
Plated Geopede x2
Molten Ravager x1
Goblin Shortcutter x2
Goblin Guide x1

Spells
Grim Discovery x2
Marsh Casualties x1
Spire Barrage x1
Magma Rift x1
Burst Lightning x1
Punishing Fire x1
Inferno Trap x1
Electropotence x1
Khalni Gem x1
Expedition Map x1

Land
Mountain x8
Swamp x7
Verdant Catacombs x1

Sideboard (Deck #2)

Creatures
River Boa x2
Territorial Baloth x1
Mold Shambler x1
Zendikar Farguide x1
Frontier Guide x1
Baloth Woodcrasher x1
Kor Duelist x1
Noble Vestige x1
Caravan Hurda x2
Pillarfield Ox x2

Spells
Pitfall Trap x1
Conqueror’s Pledge x1
Brave the Elements x1
Bold Defense x1
Shieldmate’s Blessing x2
Journey to Nowhere x1
Narrow Escape x1
Cobra Trap x1
Sumoning Trap x1
Vines of Vastwood x1
Explorer’s Scope x1
Adventuring Gear x1

Land

Forest x6
Plains x7
Greypelt Refuge x2
Turntimber Grove x1

To find all NETDEX entries, you can search the blog by Format, Deck, Player, Date etc or enter the keyword NETDEX.

ZENDIKAR PART DEUX

Friday, September 25th, 2009

For anyone that might not have heard yet, YES, vintage Magic cards are inserted at random in the Zendikar Boosters!!

Please see this post below from a DCI judge:

this was just sent to judges.

Events have begun in Japan, so Zendikar is Officially upon us.

Rather than answer questions piecemeal, and to give you the tools you need in your role as the talkers in your communities, here is the complete rundown of what I can say in regards to Zendikar…

Q: I heard that there are vintage cards in Zendikar boosters – is it correct?
A: Yes, certain authentic vintage cards have been inserted in some booster packs for Zendikar.

Q: Are the vintage cards real? Or are they reprints?
A: These cards are actual original cards, not reprints.

Q: How many vintage cards are in the set?
A: As a general policy, we don’t disclose collation for a given card set. There are over 90 different vintage cards.

Q: Why did Wizards insert vintage cards in Zendikar boosters?
A: The cards fit the game play and theme of the Zendikar set which is about ‘deadly perils and priceless treasures’.

Q: Which vintage cards did you insert?
A: Consistent with the game play and theme of the set, we included some of the most powerful cards in Magic’s history.

Q: Can I play these vintage cards in a tournament?
A: These vintage cards retain their current status in the tournament environment. They are allowed in certain organized play formats that can be found on www.magicthegathering.com.

Q: Are vintage cards inserted in all Zendikar boosters? Including reprints?
A: Vintage cards, like all cards in Magic, are not available in all packs. We do not disclose collation information.

Q: Are vintage cards inserted in Magic Online Zendikar boosters?
A: No. No vintage cards are inserted in Magic Online Zendikar boosters.

To recap:
Yes, vintage cards are in boosters. Yes, they’re originals, not reprints.
No, you can’t play in your limited Zendikar event with pre-Zendikar cards.
No, we can’t talk about which cards, how many have been inserted, or where they came from.
Yes, the MTR already covers this somewhat new situation (foil Lightning Bolts in Nemesis, anyone?).
If someone opens a “priceless treasure,” they should keep it and enjoy. The truck with the “deadly perils” boxes had a horrific accident, so the only deadly perils this weekend are the traps across the table from you. ;-)

–Carter
DCI Judge Coordinator
Wizards of the Coast
Organized Play

ZENDIKAR

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

PREORDER PRICE: 109.99
CE TEAM PRICE: 100.00 (Tax Included)

 

FAREWELL TO LORWYN – FNM STANDARD FREE
FRIDAY SEPT 25th 7PM - This will be CE’s final Standard tourny with the Lorwyn Block. Come say Adieu to this great set!

ZENDIKAR PRERELEASE

PRERELEASE 1 – SEALED DECK $24
SATURDAY SEPT 26TH 7PM

PRERELEASE 2 – SEALED DECK $24
SUNDAY SEPT 27TH 2PM

PRIZES The following prizes will be awarded at each tourny: ONE ZENDIKAR FOIL RAMPAGING BALOTHS TO THE FIRST 54 PLAYERS AT EACH PRERELEASE. ONE PLANECHASE CELESTINE REEF TO THE FIRST 54 PLAYERS. A MINIMUM OF ONE FULL BOX OF ZENDIKAR BOOSTER PACKS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE TOP FINISHERS AND RANDOM WINNERS! IF 30 OR MORE PLAYERS PARTICIPATE THEN TWO FULL BOXES WILL BE AWARDED WITH ONE FULL BOX GOING TO FIRST PLACE!

ZENDIKAR RELEASE PARTY WEEKEND

MIDNITE MADNESS DRAFT $12
THURSDAY OCT 1ST 12 MIDNIGHT
One full Booster Box minimum awarded to the top finishers and random winners. If 30 or more players participate then TWO full booster boxes will be awarded with one full box going to first place!

FNM ZENDIKAR DRAFT $12
FRIDAY OCT 2ND 7PM
One full Booster Box minimum awarded to the top finishers and random winners. If 30 or more players participate then TWO full booster boxes will be awarded with one full box going to first place!

MINI MASTER FLIGHTS $4 PER ROUND
SATURDAY OCT 3RD 1PM

ZENDIKAR RELEASE PARTY DRAFT $12
SATURDAY OCT 3RD 7PM
One FREE Zendikar Foil Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle Promo card to the first 36 players! One full Booster Box minimum awarded to the top finishers and random winners! If 30 or more players participate then TWO full booster boxes will be awarded with one full box going to first place!!!

ZENDIKAR INAUGURAL STANDARD – FREE
SUNDAY OCT 4TH 2PM

PREREGISTER FOR ALL 5 SANCTIONED EVENTS FOR ONLY $75 AND YOUR FIRST ROUND OF MINI MASTERS IS FREE – A $13 SAVINGS!

!!! BRING IT !!!