Get promo Battle for Zendikar dual lands & special Amonkhet playmats simply by playing in Standard events!
Wizards of the Coast (WotC) it seems are doing a lot to encourage all of us to play more Standard! Standard right now is simple, accessible and certainly more fun than it has been in recent years. With a new ban list and a new set, with more sets on the horizon, there really hasn’t been a better time to play. It’s not like WotC expect you to just play and get nothing back out of it though, and that’s what our announcement today is all about!
At the end of last year, WotC tried out Standard Showdown, where you play Standard each Saturday and win special booster packs for doing so. Whilst the feedback for having the events was very positive, not a lot of players were happy with the 3-card boosters they got, due to the high chance of getting nothing good in them. It seems however that WotC have listened to this feedback and provided a far better reward for Aether Revolt‘s Standard incentive!
Between the dates of February 13th and April 16th, all local gaming stores (LGSs) need to do is run at least 15 Standard events and they will get access to special promo cards that can then be given directly to you, the players. What do you have to do to earn one of these promos? Simple, turn up to at least 6 of those 15+ events and you’ll automatically qualify for a promo card. Finally, what are those promo cards? These:
Battle for Zendikar dual lands using a standard frame but the expedition artworks! Now that’s something spicy indeed. Gaming stores can then reward them to players as they choose. At Manaleak.com Birmingham for example, we’ll be receiving 30 of these bad boys (6 of each land), and your minimum of 6 Standard events can be anything, including our Saturday Standard clubs, FNMs, Standard challenges and even our PPTQ for PT Kyoto, happening on February 19th!
There will also be a special playmats available for some of the best performers at these Standard events, these playmats will feature artwork from a card appearing in the next expansion, Amonkhet! Retailers can choose how to best distribute these 3 playmats, for example at Manaleak.com we will hand them out to the most sporting players throughout the promotional period; If you’ve impressed us with your willingness to help new players, your cool deck designs each week, or literally anything beyond just turning up and playing or winning matches, then we will take note of you and vote on the winners. We will then award these playmats at the Amonkhet prereleases, happening in April after this promotional period ends.
Simply put, there has never been a better time to get into Standard, so get your cards and start brewing!