NEWS: Kaladesh Standard Showdown and the new Kaladesh Holiday Buy-a-Box Promotion!

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Standard Showdown Booster Packs
Standard Showdown Booster Packs

ANNOUNCING: Kaladesh Standard Showdown and the new Kaladesh Holiday Buy-a-Box Promotion!

ANNOUNCING: Kaladesh Standard Showdown!

In less than 5 weeks, we will be starting what’s called Standard Showdown! Every Saturday from November 26th – December 17th, we will be hosting a Standard Showdown event at our MTG gaming centre in Birmingham. Each event will be £5 to enter and you get a booster pack on entry. But here’s the cool part!…

At every event, we have 10 special Standard Showdown booster packs to give out. Each of these packs will contain 3 cards:

  • 2 will be rares or mythic rares.
  • The third will a foil card of any rarity OR a Kaladesh Masterpiece (with a 1 in 33 chance)! All cards will be from one of the 5 Standard legal sets.

Naturally, there will also be additional Kaladesh booster prizes for finishing well. The special boosters will be handed out for going undefeated, coming to more than 1 event, Play of the Round and whatever other reason we can think of! Needless to say, this will be a fantastic series of events and event pages will be created soon!

UPDATE: 22/11/16: Kaladesh Standard Showdown Booster Packs!

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Kaladesh Standard Showdown Booster Packs

UPDATE: 14/11/16: Standard Showdown official announcements from Wizards

From November 26 through December 17, stores around the world will be able to host Standard Showdown tournaments on Saturdays with special promotional prize boosters earned through undefeated play and other means as determined by each store. The tournaments will be Swiss events meant to showcase the Standard format.

Stores will receive 40 prize boosters—ten for each event—that will contain three cards each. These boosters will contain:

  • A premium card from a currently legal Standard set, including Zendikar Expeditions and Kaladesh Inventions, not including double-faced cards.
  • Two non-premium cards that are either a rare or a mythic rare from a set currently legal in Standard* (Battle for Zendikar through Kaladesh).

*Cards from Oath of the Gatewatch and double-faced cards are not included.

Zendikar Expeditions and Kaladesh Inventions appear in roughly 1 in 33 boosters.

Distributed cards will all be in English.

The Standard Showdown will be available to stores around the world.

Talk to your local game store about hosting a Standard Showdown, and prepare your Standard deck for November 26!

Standard Showdown Booster Packs
Standard Showdown Booster Packs

UPDATE: 09/11/16: Buy-a-Box and Standard Showdown packs will contain

Buy-a-Box and Standard Showdown booster packs each contain three cards:

•One premium card from a currently legal Standard set, including Kaladesh Inventions or Zendikar Expeditions, not including double-faced cards.

•Two non-premium cards that are either a rare or a mythic rare from a set currently legal in Standard* (Battle for Zendikar up through Kaladesh).

*Cards from Oath of the Gatewatch and double-faced cards not included.

Kaladesh Inventions and Zendikar Expeditions appear in roughly 1 in 33 boosters.

Here is the official information from the Wizards website.

Standard Showdown

We’re trying out a new weekly program designed to help support growth of your Standard community, and we’d like to get your input.

Each store that helps us pilot the program will receive forty Standard Showdown boosters to distribute to players across four consecutive Standard events between November 26–December 17.

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up in WER. Schedule one Standard Showdown for each Saturday from November 26–December 17. These events must be Standard, must occur on Saturday, and must be Ranked (i.e. include at least three rounds and at least eight players). Stores that sign up will receive a kit containing forty Standard Showdown booster packs, by November 25.

2. Run and report the events. Run either three or four rounds of Swiss (three for 8-16 players; four for 16+ players) with no cut to top 8.

3. Issue Standard Showdown Boosters. Issue up to 10 Standard Showdown Boosters per event. We recommend you prioritize recipients in this order: 1) undefeated players, 2) returning players from previous weeks, 3) new players, 4) players who brought a friend.

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Also…

ANNOUNCING: Kaladesh Holiday Buy-a-Box Promotion!

In addition to the Standard Showdown events, local gaming stores will also be getting 44 additional 3-card booster packs. These are to be handed out in store to the first 22 customers (2 packs each) to buy a booster box of Kaladesh from November 25th* onwards.

It’s an exciting holiday period ahead of us! This is just the first in a long line of cool events that we have planned for the next 2 months leading up to Christmas! Come spend some time with us here at Manaleak.com in Birmingham!

*November 25th I believe is the date that these promos will arrive. If they arrive earlier, we will let you all know!

Here is the official information from the Wizards website.

Buy-a-Box: Kaladesh Holiday

Just like previous Buy-a-Box programs, this promotion is designed to support brick-and-mortar retailers; only in-store purchases are eligible. And be sure to actively message the promotion to your community!

What’s in the Booster Packs?

Buy-a-Box and Standard Showdown booster packs each contain three cards.

Cards are drawn from Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, and Kaladesh, and include:

  • One foil of any rarity or a card from the Masterpiece series (drop rate 1/30).
  • One rare or mythic rare
  • One uncommon, rare, mythic rare, or full-art basic land

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ANNOUNCING: Kaladesh Standard Showdown and the new Kaladesh Holiday Buy-a-Box Promotion!
In less than 5 weeks, we will be starting what's called Standard Showdown! Every Saturday from November 26th - December 17th, we will be hosting a Standard Showdown event. Each event will be £5 to enter and you get a booster pack on entry. But here's the cool part!

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