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Magic at PAX East 2011

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The letter W!izards of the Coast returns to Boston as an official tabletop sponsor for PAX East on March 11-13. Stop by booth 648 for demos of Magic: The Gathering, Archenemy, Duels of the Planeswalkers, and an exciting PC demo of something so new we can't even talk about it here ... yet.

The Magic: The Gathering booth is also the place to pick up a promotional Bloodthrone Vampire card, as well as a very limited edition T-shirt for trying out our PC challenge. All giveaways are available while supplies last.

But Magic's presence at PAX East won't be limited to the Exhibition Hall. Whether you're a dedicated player or just want to get in a quick game, you'll find an event for you. Many of our events take only 1-2 hours to complete, so you can get in some of your favorite gaming and still see the rest of the show! All gaming takes place in the Tabletop Hall (Exhibit Hall B, Level 0), which is right next to the main PAX East Exhibit Hall. Seating may be limited for some events; check with the on-site tournament organizer for specifics. You can see a full schedule of Magic events here.

Join us Friday at 5 p.m. in the Merman Theatre for a seminar to learn all about Magic: The Gathering Commander multiplayer format from Brand, R&D, and Magic community members. We hear there might even be a surprise or two ... but you'll have to come and see for yourself.

Magic Featured Events

  • Magic: The Gathering Commander seminar: 5 p.m. Friday, Merman Theatre
  • Mirrodin War League: Players receive his or her choice of a Mirran or Phyrexian Mirrodin Besieged Intro Pack and then head into battle for their faction!
  • Go Infinite Mini Master: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Super Friday Night Magic: 7 p.m. Friday
  • 4-person Commander: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

PAX East 2011 will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (415 Summer Street). For more information, visit the PAX East official site.

Exhibit Hall Hours Tabletop Gaming Hall Hours
Friday, March 11: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, March 11: 10 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 12: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12: 10 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 13: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


 

Weekend-Long Public Events

Weekend-long Public Events have no specific start time. Registration for these events is continuously open and each event will start once the appropriate number of players has registered (subject to space and judge availability).

Mirrodin War League

Each registered player receives his or her choice of a Mirran or Phyrexian Mirrodin Besieged Intro Pack. Players are then matched up against other players for game play. Earn a Magic card after every game, win or lose. At the end of the weekend, the players with the most wins for a faction each receive a Magic: The Gathering backpack. Come to the Open Dueling area in Public Events and play whenever you have time! Play the whole weekend!

Registration Cost: $15

8-Person Events

Booster Draft events will be run using Scars of Mirrodin and Mirrodin Besieged boosters.

Format Cost Minimum Players Prizes*
Booster Draft $15 8 1st: 6 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters, 3rd/4th 2 Boosters
Mini Master $10 8 1st: 6 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters, 3rd/4th 2 Boosters
Standard $15 8 1st: 36 Boosters
*All prizes are current set boosters

Scheduled Public Events

Friday, March 11

Start Time Cost Description
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
8:00 PM
$10 Go Infinite Mini Master
Single Elimination
32 players per tournament. Each tournament starts as soon as 32 players have registered.
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged booster and 15 basic lands. Shuffle all cards together and play. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
In each tournament, 1st place receives a complementary entry for another "Go Infinite Mini Master" tournament at PAX East 2011 and 8 boosters, 2nd place receives 10 boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 6 boosters, 5th through 8th places each receive 2 boosters.
12:00 PM $30 Sealed Deck
3 Scars of Mirrodin and 3 Mirrodin Besieged boosters per player
4 round Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination
1st place receives a Netbook Computer, 2nd through 8th places receive boosters.
2:00 PM $15 Super Mini Master
Single Elimination – Limited to 64 Players
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster and basic lands to build their decks. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
1st place receives a foil set of Mirrodin Besieged, 2nd place receives a regular set of Mirrodin Besieged, 3rd through 16th place receive boosters.
4:00 PM $15 Super Mini Master
Single Elimination – Limited to 64 Players
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster and basic lands to build their decks. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
1st place receives a foil set of Scars of Mirrodin, 2nd place receives a regular set of Scars of Mirrodin, 3rd through 16th place receive boosters.
7:00 PM $30 Super Friday Night Magic
3 Scars of Mirrodin and 3 Mirrodin Besieged boosters per player
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 March 2011 FNM promo card.
Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates) while supplies last.
12 pts: 3 FNM promo cards & 4 Mirrodin Besieged Boosters, plus 1 entry into any Public Event at PAX East 2011.
9-11 pts: 2 FNM promo cards & 2 Mirrodin Besieged Boosters.
6-8 pts: 1 FNM promo cards & 1 Mirrodin Besieged Booster.
7:30 PM $5 Magic The Gathering: Commander
Bring your Commander deck to play in tables of 4 players.
Earn a booster pack for each player you eliminate. Table winners receive 3 additional boosters.

Saturday, March 12

Start Time Cost Description
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
$10 Go Infinite Mini Master
Single Elimination
32 players per tournament. Each tournament starts as soon as 32 players have registered.
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged booster and 15 basic lands. Shuffle all cards together and play. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
In each tournament, 1st place receives a complementary entry for another "Go Infinite Mini Master" tournament at PAX East 2011 and 8 boosters, 2nd place receives 10 boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 6 boosters, 5th through 8th places each receive 2 boosters.
1:00 PM $15 Super Mini Master
Single Elimination – Limited to 64 Players
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster and basic lands to build their decks. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
1st place receives a foil set of Mirrodin Besieged, 2nd place receives a regular set of Mirrodin Besieged, 3rd through 16th place receive boosters.
3:00 PM $15 Super Mini Master
Single Elimination – Limited to 64 Players
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster and basic lands to build their decks. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
1st place receives a foil set of Scars of Mirrodin, 2nd place receives a regular set of Scars of Mirrodin, 3rd through 16th place receive boosters.
5:00 PM $15 Super Mini Master
Single Elimination – Limited to 64 Players
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster and basic lands to build their decks. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
1st place receives a foil set of Scars of Mirrodin, 2nd place receives a Scars of Mirrodin foil, uncut sheet, 3rd through 16th place receive boosters.
7:00 PM $20 per Team Team Mini Master
Single Elimination
Each 2-player team receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 2 Scars of Mirrodin booster and basic lands to build their decks. Winners of each round receive 2 additional boosters to add to their decks.
1st place team members each receive a Scars of Mirrodin foil, uncut sheet, 2nd place team members each receive a From The Vault: Relics Box Set, 3rd through 8th places receive boosters.
7:30 PM $5 Magic The Gathering: Commander
Bring your Commander deck to play in tables of 4 players.
Earn a booster pack for each player you eliminate. Table winners receive 3 additional boosters.

Sunday, March 13

Start Time Cost Description
11:00 AM $30 Sealed Deck
3 Scars of Mirrodin and 3 Mirrodin Besieged boosters per player
4 round Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination
1st place receives an 8gb iPod Nano, 2nd through 8th places receive boosters.
11:30 AM $10 Go Infinite Mini Master
Single Elimination
32 players per tournament. Each tournament starts as soon as 32 players have registered.
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged booster and 15 basic lands. Shuffle all cards together and play. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
In each tournament, 1st place receives a complementary entry for another "Go Infinite Mini Master" tournament at PAX East 2011 and 8 boosters, 2nd place receives 10 boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 6 boosters, 5th through 8th places each receive 2 boosters.
12:00 PM $15 Super Mini Master
Single Elimination – Limited to 64 players
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster and basic lands to build their decks. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
1st place receives a foil set of Scars of Mirrodin, 2nd place receives a regular set of Scars of Mirrodin, 3rd through 16th place receive boosters.
Last starts
1:30 PM
$10 Go Infinite Mini Master
Single Elimination
32 Players per tournament. Each tournament starts as soon as 32 players have registered.
Each player receives 1 Mirrodin Besieged booster and 15 basic lands. Shuffle all cards together and play. Winners of each round receive an additional booster to add to their decks.
In each tournament, 1st place receive 12 boosters, 2nd place receives 10 boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 6 boosters, 5th through 8th places each receive 2 boosters.

All awards:

Players must attend, compete (though not necessarily on the same team), and be listed as finishing in the applicable tournament for which he or she received the award. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in forfeiture of the award.

All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdictions for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

Awards are subject to availability and may be changed without notice, at Wizards sole discretion.

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