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Magic Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease – Now with Packer Bonus Boosters!

Magic Zendiakr Rising Play at Home Prerelease

Gnome Games has a long tradition of hosting Magic the Gathering Prerelease events with special prizes when the Packers score and today is no exception! It’s time for the Magic Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease – Packer Bonus Booster Event from Noon – 4 PM today – AT YOUR HOUSE!

Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease –

Gnome Games has your Magic the Gathering Zendikar Rising Prerelease Kits at all of the Gnome Games stores. Stop in and pick one up for you, and more for each of the friends you’ll be playing with during todays Packer – Lions Game. Then make sure you sign up for the Zendikar Rising Play at Home* at the store (the even itself is free!)

When the Packers Score a Touchdown, Field Goal or Safety – we’ll pick one lucky player to win a Packer Score Bonus Booster they can pick up at the Gnome Games store where they registered to play. If you win, you can pick up your bonus Zendikar Rising Booster during normal business hours – Monday- Saturday 10 – 6, Sunday Noon – 4.

WE WILL WAIT UNTIL THE START OF THE SECOND QUARTER TO SELECT ANY 1st QUARTER WINNERS – this allows everyone some time to pick up a prerelease kit and not miss the 1st chances to win bonus boosters!

FAQ

If I already got a Zendikar Rising Prerelease Kit am I able to use it to play? – Yes, all players that picked up kits AND signed up for a Play at Home Prerelease will be automatically entered into the Packer Backer Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease

What time does Gnome Games Open today? Noon at all locations, but because of the game we are trying to get in just a little bit early so you can grab a prerelease kit, take it to wherever you are watching the Packers beat the Lions and play some Magic too! WE WILL WAIT UNTIL THE START OF THE SECOND QUARTER TO SELECT ANY 1st QUARTER WINNERS

Can we play in the store? No, random pairings of people in our stores is still not safe, and also tournaments with Wizards of the Coast products are currently not allowed by Wizards of the Coast. We don’t want to have you sit with someone you don’t know, so we aren’t running in store play at this time.

What’s in a Zendikar Rising Play at Home Prerelease Kit and how much are they? Play at Home Prerelease Kits are $30 and include:

1 Zendikar Rising Prerelease Kit + 2 Additional Zendikar Rising Draft Boosters

Kit Contents: 

  • Zendikar Rising Draft Boosters
  • 1 foil promo-stamped rare or mythic rare from Zendikar Rising
  • 1 Spindown life counter
  • 1 MTG Arena code card

Where will Gnome Games share the winners list? Each store will share the Packers Score Bonus Booster Winners on the store Facebook Page

Gnome Games Green Bay Westhttps://www.facebook.com/GnomeGames

Gnome Games Green Bay Easthttps://www.facebook.com/GnomeGamesEast

Gnome Games Appletonhttps://www.facebook.com/GnomeGamesAppletonEast

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FNM To-Go! A little Magic for Fridays from Gnome Games

Starting June 5th, Gnome Games is bringing a little Magic back to Fridays!

Due to Covid-19 we are all experiencing similar feelings of loss of community as gathering for events, leagues and Planeswalker Power program have had to be put on hold. Gnome Games wants to give you some opportunities to safely earn some rewards and remind the community that Magic is still going strong!

There are Two ways you can help:

1. Stop and shop at Gnome Games on Friday

Gnome Games is OPEN 10am – 6pm every Friday for limited shopping (masks required) and curbside pickup! Every purchase of sealed Magic: The Gathering will come with a reward* as a thank-you for showing your support to us and Magic!

  • Any New Sealed Magic purchase – 1 Random Promo card
  • Purchase $35 or more new Magic – 1 Normal Promo pack of your choice from available Promo Packs
  • Purchase $70 or more new Magic – 1 additional Normal Promo pack of your choice from available Promo Packs
  • Purchase $100 or more new Magic – 1 premium Promo pack from available Premium Promo Packs
  • You can earn up to 3 total Promo Packs (2 regular, 1 Premium, plus 1 promo card each Friday!)

Sealed products include: Booster packs (collectors and draft), Boxes, Bundles, Commander decks, Planeswalker decks and Box sets for Magic The Gathering.

*While supplies last. Each customer can earn each reward only once per week.

Interested in pre-ordering Core 2021? Preorder and save HERE

2. Play Arena and Share with the community

Play Arena Online – Every Friday Magic: Arena has a special Friday Event where you can earn digital in game rewards! Wizards of the Coast has given us reward codes to distribute to players who share their play experiences with the community!

Magic: Arena can be downloaded for PC HERE

How to get your Free Arena code: Play Magic: Arena’s Friday format (see below for formats). You will earn prizes for your first two wins within the game. Share a Screenshot and Tag your favorite Gnome Games Store to either your personal Facebook wall, or any Public Magic the Gathering Facebook page like Green Bay Magic.

Here are the Gnome Games Page links to use in your tags

Gnome Games Green Bay West
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Gnome Games Appleton

 

When you tag us it will send us a notification and we will get your prize code sent via private message. Then just redeem it and enjoy some in game perks!

Upcoming Arena FNM formats:

June 5 – Historic

  • Bring a 60-card deck from among any cards available on MTG Arena.

June 12 – Momir

  • You’ll have a deck of all basic lands and an emblem you can click to discard a card and pay X to make a token copy of a random creature card with converted mana cost X.

June 19 – Historic Brawl

  • Not quite Commander at home, but close. Build a 60-card Brawl deck with your Standard and Historic cards, then battle others.

Thank You!

We miss having you all at our tables and we look forward to a time when we can all get together safely. If you have any questions or comments about this program we want to hear from you! Message us on facebook or email us at [email protected]

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Magic – Play FNM at Home today – Any Card in Standard on Arena!

Play FNM at Home - Any Card in Standard April 3 2020

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Friday Night Magic at the Gnome – This week – Play FNM at home!

In Wisconsin Friday nights are made for fish fries and Friday Night Magic, but this week you’ll have to play FNM at home. Wizards of the Coast is helping bring a little extra fun this week with play any card in standard FREE FNM on Magic Arena all day long. Plus, the Gnomes have secret codes to get you some cool card backs for your Arena decks today as well.

FNM AT HOME (IN MTG ARENA)

What: FNM events that give all MTG players a place to play familiar experiences.

When: April 3 for 24 hours, running Thursday at midnight to Friday at midnight, PT.

Who: Anyone with an MTG Arena account (download MTG Arena here!)

Entry: FREE

This weeks Format:

April 3—All Access Standard – Play any card in standard!

Build a deck with any cards in Standard, whether they’re in your collection or not. Play others, build more decks, play again. Rinse. Repeat.

To fully experience Free Friday Night Magic you’ll want to connect with the Gnomes too! Here’s how.

HOW TO GET A REWARD CODE FROM GNOME GAMES

You can hop in to the Green Bay and Appleton Magic scene a couple of ways:

Facebook Group – Join the Green Bay Magic Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenbaymagic/

Post a screenshot of your game today and we’ll get you a special code for the limited edition card backs on Arena

Gnome Games Discord Server: https://discord.gg/6gxvCPy Join us on Discord, with open tables, games specific rooms and a growing community

The codes will award special sleeves on MTG Arena. They’ll look a little something like this:

*Note: While supplies last Limit one code per account. Sharing a screenshot with Gnome Games does not guarantee you will receive a code, but we will keep them coming if we have them to give out

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Magic: Theros Beyond Death Season at GBE

Planeswalker Promo Program
Gnome Games Green Bay East

Thank you all for making last season awesome! With the success of the Throne of Eldraine Season we will continue to move foreward and evolve the Planeswalker Promo Program based on your feedback.

How To get Promo Items:

There are three types of Promo Items that will continue to be distributed during this season: Promo Cards, Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs. NOTE: All Planeswalker Promo Items are awarded IN ADDITION to each events normal prizing – YAY!

  • Promo Cards are given upon registering for ANY Magic event at Gnome Games. See a complete list of events on our Magic Calendar
  • Paid events will award Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs to top finishers as well as random participants based on attendance
  • Free Leagues will award Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs based on attendance

NOTE: Because of the limited nature of the Promo Packs and Premium Promo Packs, Gnome Games may increase or decrease the quantity or type of Promo Packs being given out based on remaining supply. Changes will be announced prior to the start of each event.

Events And Prizing For Green Bay East

Commander League – Free
Every Monday from 5pm – 9pm

  • Each player receives a Promo Card for registering (with active DCI#)
  • All promo packs are given to randomly selected players
  • 8+ players 1 promo pack awarded
  • 16+ players 2 promo packs awarded
  • 24+ 1 promo pack, 1 premium pack

Pioneer Tournament – $5 entry
Every Friday from 6pm – 9pm
Win-a-Match, Win-a-Pack (Standard legal) PLUS:

  • Each player receives a Promo Card for registering (with active DCI#)
  • 8 – 15 players – 1 promo pack to top player – 1 promo pack randomly
  • 16 – 24 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 1 promo pack to a random player
  • 25 – 32 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 2 promo packs awarded randomly

NEW DAY! Standard Tournament – $5 entry
Beginner Friendly
Every Saturday from 1pm – 4pm
Win-a-Match, Win-a-Pack (Standard legal) PLUS:

  • Each player receives a Promo Card for registering (with active DCI#)
  • 8 – 15 players – 1 promo pack to top player – 1 promo pack randomly
  • 16 – 24 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 1 promo pack to a random player
  • 25 – 32 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 2 promo packs awarded randomly

Season Finale Events!

One of the highlights of the Eldraine season was the Season Finale Event series. To continue this awesome tradition Gnome Games Green Bay East will be hosting another round of special events.

Finale Events have modified prizes and are FREE for all players that have attended ANY Gnome Games Event during the Theros Beyond Death Season (Feb 1st – Apr 11th).

Commander Season Finale

April Fools Un-Commander
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Monday, April 6th – pods of 4 paired at 6:30pm
For this event most Silver Bordered (Un-set and Holiday) will be legal.
The cards that are not legal are the following:

  • Ashnod’s Coupon
  • Double Cross
  • Double Deal
  • Double Dip
  • Double Play
  • Double Take
  • Enter the Dungeon
  • Magical Hacker
  • Mox Lotus
  • Once More With Feeling
  • R&Ds Secret Lair
  • Richard Garfield
  • Staying Power
  • Time Machine

Pioneer Season Finale

Return of the 10 Card Pioneer Playtest
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Friday, April 10th – 6pm
For this event players will be allowed to use up to 10 Playtest cards to try out the Pioneer format!
Prizing TBA

Standard Season Finale

Standard Mythic Gauntlet
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Friday, April 11th – 1pm
Bring your favorite Standard Deck and battle it out for a coveted Mythic Playmat! Additional Prizing TBA

Other Special Events

WPN QUALIFIER
On March 21st, Gnome Games is proudly hosting our WPN Qualifier- Pioneer Format- at the Green Bay Distillery! If you are looking for competitive level Magic, be sure to check out the details an pre-register HERE

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Gnome Games Magic Buy List

Gnome Games is looking for these cards and this is what we are paying for cards on the Gnome Games Magic Buy List in Mint Condition.

We also purchase complete collections – and you can set up an appointment for that here – Sell us your cards

Standard Format Singles we are looking for

We reserve the right to refuse to purchase any cards on the Buy List at any time and this post does not constitute an offer to purchase

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Call for Heroes! Magic Theros Beyond Death Prerelease weekend

Magic Theros Beyond Death at Gnome Games

Gnome Games is sending out a call for Heroes next weekend for the Theros Beyond Death Prerelease.

Be a Hero! Preregister for a 4 event deal at the bottom of this post!
Magic the Gathering Theros Beyond Death Prerelease weekend is January 17, 18, 19 and we have a full lineup of great prerelease events for you to play in all weekend long. We start the festivities at 3 PM on Friday January 17th, and have prerelease events at all stores every day!

Escape Your Fate

In Theros, the pantheon of gods vies for undying devotion among their mortal subjects. But in the Underworld, there is only one master: the Lord of the Dead. Break free from death’s shackles as a hero reborn. Choose your god and fight in their name…or forge a destiny all your own.

 

Theros Beyond Death Prerelease Weekend Schedule at Gnome Games

Preregister online before Midnight January 16th and save $5

 

Friday January 17th – the fun begins at 3 PM

First Chance at Theros Beyond Death

Gnome Games Green Bay East
Registration Opens 3 PM
Tournament Seats 4 PM
Preregister online and save $5

4 Rounds, win a match, win a booster

Early Bird Theros Beyond Death Prerelease

Gnome Games Appleton East
Registration Opens 3 PM
Tournament Seats 4 PM
Preregister online and Save $5
4 rounds, win a match, win a booster

Heroes Feast! Theros Beyond Death Prerelease

 

Gnome Games Green Bay West
Registration Opens at 5:30 PM
Heroes Feast (Gyros and other goodies) starts at 6:00
Tournament Starts at 7:00
Preregister online and Save $5
4 Rounds, win a match, win a booster

Midnight Win a Box of Theros Beyond Death!

 

Gnome Games Green Bay West
Registration Opens at 11:00 PM
Tournament Starts at Midnight
Preregister online and Save $5
Swiss Rounds win a match, win a booster. Top Cut for a Box of Theros!
We’ll add another box for 16 players, 24, players, 32 players etc. for the top cut prize pool.

Saturday January 18 – More Theros Beyond Death Prerelease fun and games at the Gnome

Breakfast of Heroes Prerelease

Gnome Games Green Bay West
Registration Opens at 6:30 AM
Tournament Seats at 7 AM
Breakfast is included!
Tournament Starts at 7:00
Preregister online and Save $5
4 Rounds, win a match, win a booster

Theros Beyond Death Noon Prerelease

Gnome Games Green Bay East
Registration opens at 11:30
Tournament Starts at Noon
Preregister online and Save $5
4 Rounds, win a match, win a booster

Learn to Play Magic Family Fun Prerelease

Gnome Games Green Bay West
Registration Opens at 12:30
Learn to Play starts at 1:00
Play for Fun Prerelease starts at 2:00
Learn to play with Learn to play decks you get to keep!
Open packs and build a new deck then play a few games with the new cards
Everyone will get 2 additional boosters after the event.
Preregister online and Save $5

2 HG Theros Beyond Death Prerelease – Appleton

Gnome Games Appleton East
Registration Opens at 1:30 PM
Tournament Starts at 2:00
Preregister online and Save $5
3 Rounds, win a match, win a booster

2HG Theros Beyond Death Prerelease – Green Bay East

Gnome Games Green Bay East
Registration Opens at 5:30 PM
Tournament Starts at 6:00
Preregister online and Save $5
3 Rounds, win a match, win a booster

Sunday January 19 – Last Chance Prereleases!

Badger State Prerelease Day!
*Note this may be changed based on Packer Playoff schedule*

Every Prerelease at Badger State includes a tasty beverage!
*NOTE DUE TO THE PACKER GAME THERE IS ONLY 1 EVENT AT BADGER STATE

Badger State Beyond Death and Beer 2HG Prerelease

 

Badger State 2HG Prerelease

Badger State Brewing
Registration Opens at 12:00 Noon
Tournament Starts at 12:30 
3 Rounds, Win a Match, Win a Booster
*On Site Registration Only

No Stress Theros Beyond Death Prerelease

Gnome Games Green Bay East
Registration Opens at 1:30
Tournament Starts at 2:00
3 Rounds – everyone gets 2 boosters at the end!
Preregister online and Save $5

Last Chance Prerelease – Appleton

Gnome Games Appleton East
Registration Opens at 1:30
Tournament Starts at 2:00
3 Rounds – everyone gets 2 boosters at the end!
Preregister online and Save $5

 

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Magic 2020 New Years Day Draft – Green Bay West

Let’s get the Magic of 2020 started right with a 2020 Draft on New Years Day at Gnome Games Green Bay West!

New Years Day 2020 Draft at Gnome Games Green Bay West
We’ll let you sleep in, have a little lunch and then draft some Magic!

Magic 2020 New Years Day Draft

Gnome Games Green Bay West

Registration opens at 12:30 PM
We’ll seat at 1:00

Entry $20
Drafting Magic Core 2020
3 Rounds, win a match, win 2 Core 2020 Booster!
Bonus prizes include Core 2020 Promo Packs and other Gnome Games goodies

When can I play Magic at Gnome Games?

You can always see the complete Magic Schedule here. We play casual Commander, Standard, Pioneer, Modern and Draft every week

What about other drafts?

We host a weekly draft every Wednesday night at 6:00
Entry is $17 plus tax for these weekly events in 2020.

We’ll draft the latest set, and occasionally something special. Watch the Gnome Games Magic Calendar for the latest information.

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Magic: Eldraine Season Finale Events at GBE!

 

Eldraine Season Finale Events at Gnome Games Green Bay East (GBE)

2019 is coming to a close, and with it the final chapter in our Throne of Eldraine Events!

The staff at Gnome Games Green Bay East  invite you to come celebrate some of your favorite Magic formats: Commander, Standard and Pioneer! Each Season Finale Event is FREE if you have played in any Throne of Eldraine Season Event at any Gnome Games location (there are still plenty of chances to play prior – be sure to check out our Magic Calendar!)

Finale Event List

Melee Under the Mistletoe!
Format: Commander + Two Headed Giant (see below)
Monday, December 23rd – 6:30 pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Bring your better half, best friend, casual acquaintance that plays magic, or attempt to find another lone player before the event and get ready for some 2 headed commander fun! Each team will be paired against another team, Team starting life total will be 60. A team can be eliminated via 21 General damage from a SINGLE general, not both combined or total of 15 poison counters. If you have any questions about 2 Headed Giant stop in and ask or check out the wizards 2HG article HERE
Each member of the winning team will receive 1 Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack!
Bonus: Ugly Sweater contest!
Both members of the team with the ugliest holiday sweaters (as decided by the Gnome Games Staff) will receive a Premium Promo Pack!

New Years Eve: Standard Season Finale!
Format: Standard
Tuesday, December 31st 6:00 pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Come and enjoy our final Standard Format tournament of 2019! We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss with prizes based on record at the end of the 3rd round. Additional random door prizes may be added based on attendance – so bring a friend!
0/3 – Throne of Eldraine booster pack
1/2 – extra promo card pull + Throne of Eldraine booster pack
2/1 – extra promo card pull + promo pack
3/0 – extra promo card pull + promo pack + premium promo pack!

This event should wrap up before 8:30 pm so you will still have plenty of time to get to your New Years Eve Parties!

Pioneer Season Finale!
Format: Pioneer (format information HERE)
Friday, January 3rd – 6:00pm sharp!
Entry Fee: FREE!*

Come and enjoy our First Pioneer event of 2020! We will be playing 3 rounds of swiss with prizes based on record at the end of the 3rd round. Additional random door prizes may be added based on attendance – so bring a friend!

0/3 – Throne of Eldraine booster pack
1/2 – extra promo card pull + Throne of Eldraine booster pack
2/1 – extra promo card pull + promo pack
3/0 – extra promo card pull + promo pack + premium promo pack!

*Entry to each of the Season Finale events is free for any participants that have played at any Gnome Games location during the Throne of Eldraine season. Players may still participate if they haven’t played by paying a $5 entry fee.

What’s Next? THEROS: BEYOND DEATH!

The closing of a season means the next set is just around the corner. Clear your schedule for the pre-release weekend: January 17th, 18th and 19th so you can join us as we return to Theros!

Pre-orders for booster boxes are now open, so stop in to your favorite Gnome Games and reserve yours today!

Thank You!

All of the staff at Gnome Games want to thank each and every one of you who have come out to our events this year. You all have made 2019, well… MAGIC!

As we enter the new season of Magic (Theros: Beyond Death) we want to hear from you! Do you like how the promo packs have gone out? Would you like to see a new event, or an event on a different day/time? Do you have any other questions or comments?
Let us know via our Facebook page (Gnome Games Green Bay East) or via email: [email protected]

Again, Thank You ALL!
-The Gnomes

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Pioneer Format Magic comes to the Gnome!

Pioneer Format Magic at Gnome Games

Wizards of the Coast has announce the  Pioneer Format a new format for Magic the Gathering that is now available to play at Gnome Games.

Pioneer Format — is a new nonrotating format featuring cards from Return to Ravnica and forward! The format was launched with a very small banned list:  Bloodstained MireFlooded StrandPolluted DeltaWindswept Heath, and Wooded Foothills.  We have play and playtest opportunities available for you at  Gnome Games beginning November 1st.

Playtest Pioneer every Friday night at 6 PM at Gnome Games Green Bay East

We know that getting into a new format of Magic can be fraught with confusion. Then there the budget concern of chasing singles that might be banned in a month.  So we have pioneered the Pioneer Playtest event designed specifically to allow you to explore new decks, try lots of combinations of cards in a fun, budget friendly manner. The Gnome Games Pioneer Playtest event allows you to have up to 10 Playtest Cards in your deck when you play on Friday nights.

Entry for the Pioneer Playtest is $5 and we’ll play 3 rounds, win a match win a booster.  Plus we’ve got Promo Cards for every player, and Throne of Eldraine promo packs awarded based on attendance.

Remember you can always get the latest Magic events on our Magic Calendar too.

What is a Playtest card?

In order to allow everyone a chance to try Pioneer during this exciting time Gnome Games will be allowing 10 ‘Playtest’ cards to be used in decks during the first few months. We believe that this will allow players to get creative and try cards out in a wallet friendly way! A playtest card is  a basic land with the name of a different card written on it with a marker. Do not put any extra paper inside the sleeve or use any card other than a basic land.  Players are required to bring a printout of the cards complete Oracle text which can be found by searching the card HERE (must include complete Name, Mana Cost, Power/Toughness and all rules text). Gnome Games will NOT provide Oracle Text printouts for your playtest cards. It is the players responsibility to bring them to the event.

NOTE: Playtest cards aren’t trying to be reproductions of real Magic cards; they don’t have official art and they wouldn’t pass even as the real thing under the most cursory glance. Using Counterfeit or reproduction cards may result in a disqualification from an event, reporting to Wizards of the Coast and potential banning from all Gnome Games stores.

How do I get cards from the Pioneer Format sets?

Gnome Games has lots of the boosters for many of these sets still available for purchase.  You can also check out the binders for every set of Magic at the Gnome Games stores. Finally, you can also purchase them directly from the Gnome Games Singles Warehouse – with thousands of cards added daily. http://cards.gnomegames.com/ 

Pioneer Infographic

Watch the Magic Calendar for all of the Magic events and even more chances to play Pioneer!

 

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Oh the Places we go! Anime Fusion October 18 – 20!

Anime Fusion 2019 with Gnome Games

The Gnomes are headed to Minnesota for Anime Fusion and a weekend of fun and games!

It’s time for Anime Fusion – Friday October 18 – Sunday October 20 and Gnome Games will be there with all of your favorite tabletop games. We have a full weekend of play opportunities scheduled and will have our traveling game library available for you to play from 10 AM until midnight every day!

Anime Fusion is celebrating 8 years this year with the theme of Infinite Possibilities and we are excited to be back for our second year with the convention. We’ll be playing in Conference Room F in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Anime Fusion

Anime Fusion Registration Information

You can get badges and register at the door

Walk-Up (At the Door) Registration:

  • Full Weekend: $45
  • Friday Only: $20
  • Saturday Only: $30
  • Sunday Only: $15

Children ages 5 and under are FREE and do not need to register for a badge. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times.

What’s the Gnome Games Tabletop Room Schedule

We have a full weekend of fun and games scheduled for Anime Fusion. This includes a Pokemon Cosmic Eclipse Prerelease, several Magic the Gathering events, Yu-Gi-Oh! And other card games. Plus there’s a little late night gaming with Werewold, CAH, Red Flags and Heebie Jeebies, along with one of the largest traveling game libraries for you to enjoy all weekend long.

Here’s the schedule:

We hope to see you at Anime Fusion!

Does your event need more fun and games?

Would your convention or event like to have the Gnomes excite your guests with a complete Tabletop solution? Email us at HQ (at) GnomeGames.com and let’s get the conversation started! We’ve been hosting tabletop at events for up to 17,000 people for over 15 years and can take all the work out of providing play for your guests!

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Throne of Eldraine Release Weekend is here!

Gnome Games invites you to come out and play some Magic the weekend – with the Throne of Eldraine Release events.

Whether you prefer sealed, standard or draft we have you covered this weekend with the Throne of Eldraine Release Weekend events at the Gnome Games stores.

We have made some changes based on your feedback and wanted to make sure we knew exactly how many Brawl decks we have before we made any announcements, and now that we know here’s the event schedule. You can always get the latest Magic events for all Gnome Games stores on our Magic Calendar

Friday October 4th – Throne of Eldraine Release Day Events (Stores will also have Standard, Pauper, Commander and Pauper like we always do)!

12:01 AM – Gnome Games Green Bay West Throne of Eldraine Booster Draft $18. Play 3 rounds, win a match, win a booster. Undefeated players win a Collectors Booster instead of a regular booster in the final round. You can also come in and purchase all the Throne of Eldraine products.

10 AM – All Stores: Throne of Eldraine goes on sale! You can purchase boosters, Planeswalker Decks, Collectors Boosters (Limit 3 per day) and a limited number of Brawl Decks. If you preordered and didn’t pick your up during the prerelease, this is when you can pick your cards up as well.

6:30 PM – Gnome Games Green Bay East – Throne of Eldraine Bundle Brawl – $45 Build a deck with a Throne of Eldraine Bundle. We’ll play 3 rounds, win a match win a booster. All undefeated players play for a Throne of Eldraine Collectors Booster in the final round. And yes, there will be Pizza from Happy Joes! Preregistration is available online starting at Noon Thursday October 3rd

6:30 PM – Gnome Games Green Bay West – Throne of Eldraine BRAWL $35 – 3 rounds with a RANDOM Brawl Deck. Win a match, win a booster. Final Round, undefeated players win a Collectors Booster PREREGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT GOES LIVE AT NOON THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 – Here https://gnomegames.com/event/throne-of-eldraine-brawl/

Saturday October 5th

3 PM – Gnome Games Appleton East Throne of Eldraine Bundle Brawl – $45 Build a deck with a Throne of Eldraine Bundle. We’ll play 3 rounds, win a match win a booster. All undefeated players play for a Throne of Eldraine Collectors Booster in the final round. Online reregistration is available starting at Noon Thursday October 3rd

Sunday October 6th

2 PM – Gnome Games Green Bay West Throne of Eldraine 2HG Bundle Brawl – $45 Build 2 decks from a single Throne of Eldraine Bundle. We’ll play 3 rounds, Win a match, each player wins a booster. Go Undefeated and your last booster will be a Collectors Booster! On site registration opens at 1 PM

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Gnome Games Planeswalker Promo Program – Throne of Eldraine Season

The Gnome Games Planeswalker Promo Program Throne of Eldraine Season starts October 4th – with some changes!

We are looking forward to the Gnome Games Planeswalker Program Throne of Eldraine Season and wanted to let you that we have learned a lot from the Core 2020 Season, what worked, what didn’t work, and are making changes based on your feedback.

We listened and learned that you all want to know exactly how you can earn promos and the Throne of Eldraine Promo Packs and Special Promo Packs.  You also told us that don’t like carrying around a little check in card and just want to play more Magic! So we are making changes so you have more opportunities than ever to earn a wider variety of promos, as well as promo packs.  We are also removing the Planeswalker Promo Point Cards from the program and have standardized what events and how we are awarding the Throne of Eldraine Promo Packs during the season.

We also want to thank you for supporting us by registering your DCI Numbers and checking in at casual events every week. That has been monumental in helping us get more promo packs to give to you!

Here’s how you earn promos and Promo Packs

  • Play Magic at Gnome Games – Here’s our Magic Calendar so you know when and where to play
  • Get a Promo every time you check in with a valid DCI number and PLAY in these events
  • Earn Promo Packs for winning or randomly based on attendance at the event!

No More Planeswalker Point Cards

We want to make it easier for you as a player, as well as the Gnomes to keep track of things. We are removing the Planeswalker Point Card from the program. While it was helpful for us to make sure that players registered their DCI number and counted towards more valuable promos, we believe we can handle this without the need to have you carry around a little piece of paper. This part of the program did not work well, and we are simply removing the Planeswalker Point Cards completely.

Promo Packs are on Top Of all regular event prizes.

Promo Packs are earned by a store based on players attendance in events. Gnome Games believes we should pass these rewards on to players in a way that isn’t tied strictly to winning the events. For the Throne of Eldraine Planeswalker Program Season we are rewarding them in addition to any other prizes. Some will go out to the top players, but many will also go out randomly to players that come and just play.

How do I win Promo Packs?

Wizards generously rewards us with Throne of Eldraine Promo Packs based on how many players play in our stores. We get points for all Magic events. Standard, Draft and Sealed events count a little more. So, we are rewarding the players that are actively playing in events with the opportunity to win promo packs randomly or by playing well in all Magic events.

No more just showing up and checking in to gain points toward a pack. We’ll use the Wizard Event Reporter to randomly select players that are active in an event, so there’s no confusion about how ‘lucky’ players are selected. Players may also earn promo packs based on how well they play in certain events – as indicated below. Certain types of events have better promo pack payouts because they contribute more to our allocations from Wizards of the Coast.

Players that have an active DCI number are all that count – so we may ask you to log in on the Wizards site https://accounts.wizards.com/ and show us you have an activated DCI Number before we award one of the Promo Packs. Please don’t be offended if we do, it’s just a way that we can have your play count toward more prizes for the next season.

When can I play Magic, Get Promos, win Promo Packs at Gnome Games?

One of the frustrations we heard from you was that not everyone was sure when we were playing Magic at the Gnome Games stores.   So we have created the Magic Calendar for just Magic events at Gnome Games.  You can always see it here: https://gnomegames.com/events/category/collectible-card-games/magic/month/. We’ll try to include a link to the Magic Calendar every Magic post we’ll try to include a link for you as well.

This gives you one place to check for all of the Magic events at all of the Gnome Games stores.

What about those cool Promo Cards? Can we still get those?

Yes! Promo Cards are awarded in addition to all event prizing for scheduled and reported Magic the Gathering events. We’ve made it even easier for you to get those older promo cards and special participation prizes when you play in any of our Magic events during the Throne of Eldraine Season. We believe that we can improve your experience at every event by rewarding play when you get to select a random promo when you register and play a Magic event at Gnome Games. You will get to pull your promo when you register with your DCI number at the event – so everyone gets the chance to be rewarded for playing Magic at the Gnome.

What’s the Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack Payout?

Each scheduled and reported Magic event will have the potential for Throne of Eldraine Promo Packs. As we earn promo packs based on attendance and the type of event, those factors are considered for the Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack Player Rewards at each event.

Commander League, Casual Play Nights, most Free Events

  • All players receive 1 promo card from the dealer shoe – mix of random valued promo cards from the Gnome Games Prize Vault
  • All promo packs are given to randomly selected players
  • 8+ players 1 promo pack awarded
  • 16+ players 2 promo packs awarded
  • 24+ 1 promo pack, 1 premium pack

Standard Win a Pack, Modern Win a Pack, Pauper Win a Pack, Draft events

  • All players receive 1 promo card from the dealer shoe – mix of random valued promo cards from the Gnome Games Prize Vault
  • Both random players and winners may be awarded promo packs
  • 8 – 15 players – 1 promo pack to top player – 1 promo pack randomly
  • 16 – 24 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 1 promo pack to a random player
  • 25 – 32 players – 1 premium promo pack to winner, 1 promo pack to 2nd, 2 promo packs awarded randomly

These are always in addition to normal prizing for the event (win a match packs, draft pod prizes etc.)

Premier Events (WPN Qualifiers, MCQ Events, etc.)

These events will not be included in the Gnome Games Planeswalker Program during the Throne of Eldraine season. Only prizes specifically included in the event will be awarded. For example for the Standard Format WPN Qualifier on November 16th at Gnome Games Appleton East the Top 32 players will receive a Promo Arcbound Ravager with other prizes being awarded based on finish. No Promo Packs are expected to be awarded at this event.

What about an end of season special event?

One of the fun things we learned was that you wanted to have a special end of season event at the store you play in the most. We also learned that you  wanted the opportunity to play in other special events at other Gnome Games stores too. We’ll put together a full weekend of special Throne of Eldraine Planeswalker Program Special events with opportunities to play Standard, Draft, Modern and Commander January 3-5 2020, just before we begin the Theros: Beyond Death Planeswalker Program season.

We’ll make the Throne of Eldraine Season Finale events available to any and all players that played in any Throne of Eldraine Season events and their guests, so we all have lots of players to play against and have fun with! Details for this special weekend will be announced in mid-November.

How can I give you guys feedback for the Theros: Beyond Death Season or the Planeswalker Program?

We always appreciate thoughtful feedback and suggestions. You can post them as a comment to this post, email HQ (at) Gnomegames.com or send us a PM on any of the Gnome Games Facebook Pages. Of course you can also let us know face to face at any of the events! We want your feedback so we can continue to improve the program and the events we provide to the community.

 

FAQ –

  1. Is this just for Standard events? No!  This program is for every scheduled and reported Magic event .  Promo Packs will go out as indicated and Promo Cards are awarded as you check in. 
  2. Can I pick which Promo Card I Get? No, all promo cards awarded this season will be random.  You may have some special events that have specific promo cards as part of the play experience, but all promos that are given out as part of this program are randomly dealt from a dealers shoe.  Not event the Gnome Staff will kow what’s next!