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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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Full of Beans – 2HG for Charity Throne of Eldraine Prerelease Saturday Sept 28 – Appleton

Full of Beans - Throne og Eldraine 2HG Prerelease

Fee – Fi – Fo – Fum! You are invited to the Full of Beans – 2 Headed-Giant for Charity Throne of Eldraine Prerelease at Gnome Games Appleton, Saturday Sept 28 at 1:00.

Fairy tales are always full of Giants and quite often you need a couple of beans to get to where they live. You’ll want to bring plenty of cans of beans for the “Full of Beans” 2HG Charity Throne of Eldraine Prerelase at Gnome Games Appleton on Saturday Sept 28 starting at 2 PM.

For the “Full of Beans” 2HG Charity Throne of Eldraine Prerelease, you’ll also want to have a few cans of beans with you, to use as mana! That’s right, once each turn each player may play a can of beans from your secret stash, and it will produce 1 colorless mana.

At the end of the turn, that can gets consumed by the Giant, removed from the game and donated to charity. You can only use each can of beans once during the tournament, so either bring lots of beans, or use them wisely!

Throne of Eldraine 2HG Charity Prerelease “Full of Beans”

Saturday September 28
Gnome Games Appleton East
2 HG Sealed Format with “Full of Beans” Special rules in effect
Online Preregistration is available here: https://gnomegames.com/festival-of-the-throne-of-eldraine-weekend/
Registration opens at 1:00
Tournament Starts at 2:00
Entry is $30/ Player – $60/ Team
Players will want to bring cans of Beans, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Butter Beans, Pork and Beans…. Any kind of regular sized can of beans works!
We’ll play 3 rounds – Win a match, win a booster plus all payers that play at least 1 can of beans during a game will receive a Throne of Eldraine Booster!
Special Rule “Full of Beans” – Once each turn each player may play 1 can of beans during any main phase to create 1 colorless mana. The Can of Beans is consumed by the Giant at the end of the turn, and all cans of beans are donated to charity. Gnome Games will deliver these to local food pantries after the prerelease weekend.

Want even more Throne of Eldraine Prerelease fun?  Check out the entire weekend scheule here https://gnomegames.com/festival-of-the-throne-of-eldraine-weekend/

Of course we need a Fairy Tale to make the “Full of Beans” Prerelease complete

Jack and the Beanstalk

Once upon a time there lived a poor widow and her son Jack. One day, Jack’s mother told him to sell their only cow. Jack went to the market and on the way he met a man who wanted to buy his cow.
Jack asked, “What will you give me in return for my cow?” The man answered, “I will give you five magic beans!” Jack took the magic beans and gave the man the cow. But when he reached home, Jack’s mother was very angry. She said, “You fool! He took away your cow and gave you some beans!” She threw the beans out of the window. Jack was very sad and went to sleep without dinner.

The next day, when Jack woke up in the morning and looked out of the window, he saw that a huge beanstalk had grown from his magic beans! He climbed up the beanstalk and reached a kingdom in the sky. There lived a giant and his wife. Jack went inside the house and found the giant’s wife in the kitchen. Jack said, “Could you please give me something to eat? I am so hungry!” The kind wife gave him bread and some milk.

While he was eating, the giant came home. The giant was very big and looked very fearsome. Jack was terrified and went and hid inside. The giant cried, “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!” The wife said, “There is no boy in here!” So, the giant ate his food and then went to his room. He took out his sacks of gold coins, counted them and kept them aside. Then he went to sleep. In the night, Jack crept out of his hiding place, took one sack of gold coins and climbed down the beanstalk. At home, he gave the coins to his mother. His mother was very happy and they lived well for sometime.

Jack climbed the beanstalk and went to the giant’s house again. Once again, Jack asked the giant’s wife for food, but while he was eating the giant returned. Jack leapt up in fright and went and hid under the bed. The giant cried, “Fee-fifo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!” The wife said, “There is no boy in her

e!” The giant ate his food and went to his room. There, he took out a hen. He shouted, “Lay!” and the hen laid a golden egg. When the giant fell asleep, Jack took the hen and climbed down the beanstalk. Jack’s mother was very happy with him.

After some days, Jack once again climbed the beanstalk and went to the giant’s castle. For the third time, Jack met the giant’s wife and asked for some food. Once again, the giant’s wife gave him bread and milk. But while Jack was eating, the giant came home. “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread!” cried the giant. “Don’t be silly! There is no boy in here!” said his wife.

The giant had a magical harp that could play beautiful songs. While the giant slept, Jack took the harp and was about to leave. Suddenly, the magic harp cried, “Help master! A boy is stealing me!” The giant woke up and saw Jack with the harp. Furious, he ran after Jack. But Jack was too fast for him. He ran down the beanstalk and reached home. The giant followed him down. Jack quickly ran inside his house and fetched an axe. He began to chop the beanstalk. The giant fell and died.

Jack and his mother were now very rich and they lived happily ever after.

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Magic -Throne of Eldraine Early Bird Prerelease – GBE

Magic Players it’s time for the Throne of Eldraine Early Bird Prerelease at Gnome Games Green Bay East.

The early bird gets the worm with the Throne of Eldraine Prerelease at Gnome Games Green Bay East!

Image may contain: textThrone of Eldraine “Early Bird” Prerelease

Gnome Games Green Bay East
Registration Opens at 3:00
Tournament Seats at 4:00
Entry $30
4 Rounds, win a Match, Win a Throne of Eldraine Booster
Preregister here:Permalink: https://gnomegames.com/festival-of-the-throne-of-eldraine-weekend/ ‎
Preregister for a chance to win Garruk’s Axe!

And of course – we need a Fairy Tale to kick things off right!

The Laidly Worm

English Folktale

In Bamborough Castle there once lived a King who had two children, a son named Childe Wynde, and a daughter who was called May Margret. Their mother, a fair woman, was dead, and the King mourned her long and faithfully. But, after his son Childe Wynde went to seek his fortune, the King, hunting in the forest, came across a lady of such great beauty that he fell in love with her at once and determined to marry her.

Now Princess May Margret was not over-pleased to think that her mother’s place should be taken by a strange woman, nor was she pleased to think that she would have to give up keeping house for her father the King. For she had always taken a pride in her work. But she said nothing, though she stood long on the castle walls looking out across the sea wishing for her dear brother’s return; for, see you, they had mothered each other.

Still no news came of Childe Wynde; so on the day when the old King was to bring the new Queen home, May Margret counted over the keys of the castle chambers, knotted them on a string, and after casting them over her left shoulder for luck—more for her father’s sake than for the new Queen’s regard—she stood at the castle gate ready to hand over the keys to her stepmother.

Now as the bridal procession approached with all the lords of the north countrie, and some of the Scots lords in attendance, she looked so fair and so sweet, that the lords whispered to one another of her beauty. And when, after saying in a voice like a mavis—

“Oh welcome, welcome, father,
Unto your halls and towers!
And welcome too, my stepmother,
For all that’s here is yours!”

she turned upon the step and tripped into the yard, the Scots lords said aloud:

“Forsooth! May Margret’s grace
Surpasses all that we have met, she has so fair a face!”

Now the new Queen overheard this, and she stamped her foot and her face flushed with anger as she turned her about and called:

“You might have excepted me,
But I will bring May Margret to a Laidly Worm’s degree;
I’ll bring her low as a Laidly Worm
That warps about a stone,
And not till the Childe of Wynde come back
Will the witching be undone.”

Well! hearing this May Margret laughed, not knowing that her new stepmother, for all her beauty, was a witch; and the laugh made the wicked woman still more angry. So that same night she left her royal bed, and, returning to the lonely cave where she had ever done her magic, she cast Princess May Margret under a spell with charms three times three, and passes nine times nine. And this was her spell:

“I weird ye to a Laidly Worm,
And such sail ye ever be
Until Childe Wynde the King’s dear son
Comes home across the sea.
Until the world comes to an end
Unspelled ye’ll never be,
Unless Childe Wynde of his own free will
Sail give you kisses three!”

So it came to pass that Princess May Margret went to her bed a beauteous maiden, full of grace, and rose next morning a Laidly Worm; for when her tire-women came to dress her they found coiled up in her bed an awesome dragon, which uncoiled itself and came towards them. And when they ran away terrified, the Laidly Worm crawled and crept, and crept and crawled down to the sea till it reached the rock of the Spindlestone which is called the Heugh. And there it curled itself round the stone, and lay basking in the sun.

Then for seven miles east and seven miles west and seven miles north and south the whole country-side knew the hunger of the Laidly Worm of Spindlestone Heugh, for it drove the awesome beast to leave its resting-place at night and devour everything it came across.

At last a wise warlock told the people that if they wished to be quit of these horrors, they must take every drop of the milk of seven white milch kine every morn and every eve to the trough of stone at the foot of the Heugh, for the Laidly Worm to drink. And this they did, and after that the Laidly Worm troubled the country-side no longer; but lay warped about the Heugh, looking out to sea with its terrible snout in the air.

But the word of its doings had gone east and had gone west; it had even gone over the sea and had come to Childe Wynde’s ears; and the news of it angered him; for he thought perchance it had something to do with his beloved sister May Margret’s disappearance. So he called his men-at-arms together and said:

“We must sail to Bamborough and land by Spindlestone, so as to quell and kill this Laidly Worm.”

Then they built a ship without delay, laying the keel with wood from the rowan tree. And they made masts of rowan wood also, and oars likewise; and, so furnished, set forth.

Now the wicked Queen knew by her arts they were coming, so she sent out her imps to still the winds so that the fluttering sails of silk hung idle on the masts. But Childe Wynde was not to be bested; so he called out the oarsmen. Thus it came to pass that one morn the wicked Queen, looking from the Keep, saw the gallant ship in Bamborough Bay, and she sent out all her witch-wives and her impets to raise a storm and sink the ship; but they came back unable to hurt it, for, see you, it was built of rowan wood, over which witches have no power.

Then, as a last device, the Witch Queen laid spells upon the Laidly Worm saying:

“Oh! Laidly Worm! Go make their topmast heel,
Go! Worm the sand, and creep beneath the keel.”

Now the Laidly Worm had no choice but to obey. So:

“The Worm leapt up, the Worm leapt down
And plaited round each plank,
And aye as the ship came close to shore
She heeled as if she sank.”

Three times three did Childe Wynde attempt to land, and three times three the Laidly Worm kept the good ship from the shore. At last Childe Wynde gave the word to put the ship about, and the Witch Queen, who was watching from the Keep, thought he had given up: but he was not to be bested: for he only rounded the next point to Budley sands. And there, jumping into the shoal water, he got safely to land, and drawing his sword of proof, rushed up to fight the awesome Worm. But as he raised his sword to strike he heard a voice, soft as the western wind:

“Oh quit thy sword, unbend thy bow,
And give me kisses three,
For though I seem a Laidly Worm
No harm I’ll do to thee!”

And the voice seemed to him like the voice of his dear sister May Margret. So he stayed his hand. Then once again the Laidly Worm said:

“Oh quit thy sword, unbend thy bow,
My laidly form forget.
Forgive the wrong and kiss me thrice
For love of May Margret.”

Then Childe Wynde, remembering how he had loved his sister, put his arms round the Laidly Worm and kissed it once. And he kissed the loathly thing twice. And he kissed it yet a third time as he stood with the wet sand at his feet.

Then with a hiss and a roar the Laidly Worm sank to the sand, and in his arms was May Margret!

He wrapped her in his mantle, for she trembled in the cold sea air, and carried her to Bamborough Castle, where the wicked Queen, knowing her hour was come, stood, all deserted by her imps and witch-wives, on the stairs, twisting her hands.

Then Childe Wynde looking at her cried:

“Woe! Woe to thee, thou wicked Witch!
An ill fate shalt thine be!
The doom thou dreed on May Margret
The same doom shalt thou dree.

Henceforth thou’lt be a Laidly Toad
That in the clay doth wend,
And unspelled thou wilt never be
Till this world hath an end.”

And as he spoke the wicked Queen began to shrivel, and she shrivelled and shrivelled to a horrid wrinkled toad that hopped down the castle steps and disappeared in a crevice.

But to this day a loathsome toad is sometimes seen haunting Bamborough Keep; and that Laidly Toad is the wicked Witch Queen!

But Childe Wynde and Princess May Margret loved each other as much as ever, and lived happily ever after.