Geek City participates in many Magic Events throughout the week. Our current weekly for Magic Events is as follows:
Thursday: Free Multiplayer Commander
EDH players will start arriving at about 6:15pm, and play will go until about 10pm, when we close. This is an casual event, and we do not encourage unsportsmanlike behavior. No prizes are given out at this event, and game are typically played in pods of 3-4 players. Proxies are allowed by the store, but it may be pertinant to ask the pod you are in if you can use them in your game.
Friday: Friday Night Magic (Standard, Modern, and Legacy*)
We host two different magic events each Friday: Standard and Modern.
Standard begins at 6:30 with a $5.66 entry fee ($6 even after tax) and is the only event that store credit can be used to enter. Payout will be a pack per match win, and promos will be distributed as well.
Modern begins at 6:30, and entry is $10 plus tax. Payout is 100% of the entries paid out in store credit, typically to to the top 4, dependent on attendance. 1st and 2nd place will always receive the same amount, as to reduce difficulties with splitting prizes, and 3rd and 4th will be the same as well. A 20 person Modern FNM will be paid out as follows: 1st and 2nd – $65, 3rd and 4th – $35.
Legacy begins at 6:30 on the LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH. Entry and payout for Legacy are the exact same as for Modern. Do not that Legacy DOES NOT replace Modern on the last Friday of each month.
Saturday: Draft (typically of the newest standard set)
Draft Begins at 3 PM with a $15 entry fee. Payout is 1 pack per round win, as this is our more casual draft event.
For more information on the formats of magic, read Magic’s article about them here:
Geek City also hosts a variety of special magic events, that do not fall on a weekly schedule, these include:
Pre-Release (Every Set Release)
Our most popular event, pre-release is an awesome opportunity to see and play with cards before they officially hit the shelves, a full week early! Each standard set, (those releasing in January, April, July, and September), will have a pre-release event, and they are all played in a sealed format. You will receive a pack of 6 booster packs of the newest set, and a random foil rare or mythic promo card also from the new set. You will use the cards from these booster packs to construct a 40 card deck, and play in a swiss tournament with this deck. Players will receive an additional pack of the new set for each match they win throughout the tournament. We also have other participation prizes available at each event, including custom made player designed tokens, food at select events, and other random door prizes! Pre-release is $30 per event, and we will run 5 or more events for each pre-release throughout the weekend. Call for more information about the next pre-release!
Fat Pack Sealed (Every Set Release)
These events are typically the Saturday following the release of every new standard product. Everyone who purchases a fat pack from us may attend a free tournament in which you use the packs from your fat pack to construct a 50 card deck. We will then play a small tournament immediately after for promos! A great family event that is a bit slower after a pre-release, or and option for those who can’t come to pre-release the week before!
Geek City does host PPTQs, typically during the Modern PPTQ Season. These are competitive events that feed into the Magic Pro Tour. These events are typically $25 to enter, and will be paid out as booster boxes to the players in the top 8 dependant on attendance. All players who attend a PPTQ are expected to know all applicable rules of the format that they are playing, and are expected to behave in a professional competitive fashion.
This is a semi-competitive event that we host each year when the newest Commander preconstructed products are released. The cost to enter the event is purchasing one of the new Commander decks from us, and then we will have a tournament the following Saturday with the unaltered decks! A fun way to test out the newest deck immediately after getting them!