Magic: The Gathering Events at PAX East 2012

Panels and Seminars

Wizards of the Coast – Magic: The Gathering Panel
Saturday, April 7 from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Wyvern Theater

Come and talk with the Magic creative team and get insight the world of Magic. Get a preview of the new Avacyn Restored expansion and much more. You'll see new art, new cards, and you'll even have a chance to pick up some Magic swag!

TJ Collectibles – Introduction to Organized Play Seminar
Friday and Saturday at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, Sunday at 1:00PM in the Magic Tournament area

Did you just learn how to play Magic: The Gathering? Learn all about play opportunities that Magic's organized play programs provide. Longtime organizer and owner of TJ Collectibles, Tom Shea, will be on hand to help players find tournaments and resources for more enjoyable organized play experiences.

TJ Collectibles – Introduction to Magic: The Gathering Commander Seminar
Friday and Saturday at 12:30 PM, Sunday at 3:00PM in the Magic Tournament area

Come and learn all about the Magic Commander format from Commander enthusiasts, Peter Rochat and Bill Fenoff. They will explain how the format works, provide deck construction tips, game strategies, and explain why Commander is their favorite format to play.

Weekend-Long Public Events

Intro Pack League

Players who register will receive a Dark Ascension Intro Pack (one per person, while supplies last). Participating players will be matched up against other players for game play. After every 3rd game, players receive a promo card. Come to the public event area and play whenever you have time! Play the whole weekend! Intro Pack League runs from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday.

Registration Cost: $15

Single-Elimination Events

Weekend-long, single-elimination 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). Single-elimination Public Events are available during the following hours:

Registration Opens: 10:00 AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Registration Closes: 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, 5:30 PM on Sunday.

Booster Draft events will be run using Innistrad and Dark Ascension boosters.

Format Cost Minimum Players Prizes*
Booster Draft $15 8 1st: 6 boosters, 2nd 4 boosters, 3rd & 4th 1 booster each
Standard, Modern, Extended $5 8 1st: 6 boosters, 2nd 4 boosters, 3rd & 4th 1 booster each
Legacy or Vintage $5 8 1st: 6 Boosters, 2nd 4 boosters, 3rd & 4th 1 booster each
2HG Booster Draft $30/Team 8 (4 Teams) 1st: 8 boosters, 2nd 4 boosters
Commander - Constructed $5 4 2 boosters per eliminated player
Commander - Limited $30 4 2 boosters per eliminated player

*All prizes are Innistrad and/or Dark Ascension boosters

Scheduled Public Events

The following applies to all scheduled Public Events at PAX East 2012:

  • Registration opens 1 hour before each event's scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Unless otherwise posted, top finishing players will receive boosters from current sets. Special events may offer special prizes as posted (i.e. netbook computer, Magic foil set, Magic foil uncut sheet, etc); in such events the winner of the special prize will receive only that prize.
  • Participation in each event is subject to space and judge availability.

Friday, April 6

Start
Time
Cost Description
11:00 AM $20 TCGPlayer.com MaxPoint Series Championship Qualifier – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place qualifies for the TCG Player Championship and receives 36 boosters. Complete details of the TCG Player Championship can be found at http://magic.tcgplayer.com/maxpoint.
12:00 PM $30 Innistrad Block Sealed Deck
3 Innistrad and 3 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a netbook computer.
1:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete set of Dark Ascension.
1:00 PM $8 Beginners Tournament
1 Sample Deck and 1 Magic 2012 booster per player.
Swiss only (4 rounds).
All players receive a promo card. 1st place receives a Magic Event deck.
2:00 PM $20 Twisted Booster Draft
Each player receives 3 random Magic boosters.
Single-Elimination
1st Place receives 6 boosters, 2nd place receives 4 boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 1 booster.
3:00 PM $20 Innistrad Block Mini Sealed Deck
2 Innistrad and 2 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament (number of round depends on the number of registered participants).
1st place receives a Dark Ascension foil, uncut sheet.
3:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete set of Innistrad.
4:00 PM None** Magic Online Inaugural Cube Draft (event held in the PAX East LAN Hall)
**Note: You must have a Magic Online account in good standing to participate.
Single elimination – 64 players maximum
Each player receives 3 digital cube draft boosters in this Phantom-style event (players do not keep cards that have been drafted in Phantom events).
1st Place receives a $500 Best Buy® gift card plus 12 digital Dark Ascension boosters, 2nd place receives a $300 Best Buy gift card plus 9 digital Dark Ascension boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive a $150 Best Buy gift card plus 6 digital Dark Ascension boosters, 5th through 8th places each receive a $100 Best Buy gift card plus 3 digital Dark Ascension boosters, 9th through 32nd places each receive 2 digital Dark Ascension boosters, and 33rd through 64th places each receive 1 digital Dark Ascension booster.
4:00 PM $8 Beginners Tournament
1 Sample Deck and 1 Magic 2012 booster per player.
Swiss only (4 rounds).
All players receive a promo card. 1st place receives a Magic Event deck.
4:00 PM $20 Twisted Booster Draft
Each player receives 3 random Magic boosters.
Single-Elimination
1st Place receives 6 boosters, 2nd place receives 4 boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 1 booster.
5:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete foil set of Innistrad.
6:00 PM $10 Modern Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a From the Vault: Legends box set.
7:00 PM $30 Chase the Promos! - Innistrad Block Sealed Deck
3 Innistrad and 3 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament (4 rounds).
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 promo card.
Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, promo card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates):
12pts: 4 promo cards & 4 boosters.
9-11pts: 2 promo cards & 2 boosters.
6-8pts: 1 promo cards & 1 booster.
8:30 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a Dark Ascension foil, uncut sheet.

Saturday, April 7

Start
Time
Cost Description
11:00 AM $20 TCGPlayer.com MaxPoint Series Championship Qualifier – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place qualifies for the TCG Player Championship and receives 36 boosters. Complete details of the TCG Player Championship can be found at http://magic.tcgplayer.com/maxpoint.
12:00 PM $30 Innistrad Block Sealed Deck
3 Innistrad and 3 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a netbook computer.
1:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete foil set of Innistrad.
1:00 PM $8 Beginners Tournament
1 Sample Deck and 1 Magic 2012 booster per player.
Swiss only (4 rounds).
All players receive a promo card. 1st place receives a Magic Event deck.
2:00 PM $20 Twisted Booster Draft
Each player receives 3 random Magic boosters.
Single-Elimination
1st Place receives 6 boosters, 2nd place receives 4 boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 1 booster.
3:00 PM $20 Innistrad Block Mini Sealed Deck
2 Innistrad and 2 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament (number of round depends on the number of registered participants).
1st place receives a Dark Ascension foil, uncut sheet.
3:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete foil set of Dark Ascension.
4:00 PM $8 Beginners Tournament
1 Sample Deck and 1 Magic 2012 booster per player.
Swiss only (4 rounds).
All players receive a promo card. 1st place receives a Magic Event deck.
4:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete foil set of Innistrad.
4:00 PM $20 Twisted Booster Draft
Each player receives 3 random Magic boosters.
Single-Elimination
1st Place receives 6 boosters, 2nd place receives 4 boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 1 booster.
5:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete foil set of Innistrad.
6:00 PM $20 Legacy Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives German language, black-bordered, Revised Edition Volcanic Island card.
7:00 PM $20
(per
Team)
Team Mini Master
Each two-player team starts with 4 boosters and basic land to build 2 decks. After each round, winning teams receive 2 additional boosters to add to their decks.
Single-elimination.
1st place team members each receive a Dark Ascension foil, uncut sheet, 2nd place team members each receive a From the Vault: Legends box set.
7:00 PM None**
Innistrad Block Sealed Deck
**Note: Must have a PAX East 2012 Exhibitor Badge to participate.
3 Innistrad and 3 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament (4 rounds).
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 promo card.
Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, promo card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates):
12pts: 4 promo cards & 4 boosters.
9-11pts: 2 promo cards & 2 boosters.
6-8pts: 1 promo cards & 1 booster.
8:30 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a Dark Ascension foil, uncut sheet.

Sunday, April 8

Start
Time
Cost Description
11:00 AM $20 TCGPlayer.com MaxPoint Series Championship Qualifier – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place qualifies for the TCG Player Championship and receives 36 boosters. Complete details of the TCG Player Championship can be found at http://magic.tcgplayer.com/maxpoint.
12:00 PM $30 Innistrad Block Sealed Deck
3 Innistrad and 3 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a netbook computer.
1:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete foil set of Dark Ascension.
1:00 PM $8 Beginners Tournament
1 Sample Deck and 1 Magic 2012 booster per player.
Swiss only (4 rounds).
All players receive a promo card. 1st place receives a Magic Event deck.
2:00 PM $20 Twisted Booster Draft
Each player receives 3 random Magic boosters.
Single-Elimination
1st Place receives 6 boosters, 2nd place receives 4 boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 1 booster.
3:00 PM $20 Innistrad Block Mini Sealed Deck
2 Innistrad and 2 Dark Ascension boosters per player.
Swiss tournament (number of round depends on the number of registered participants).
1st place receives a complete set of Dark Ascension.
3:00 PM $10 Mini Master
Each player starts with 2 boosters and basic land. After each round, winners receive an additional booster to add to their deck.
Single-elimination.
1st place receives a complete set of Innistrad.

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 winner, and winners 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 and/or other awards substitute without notice, at Wizards sole discretion.

™ and © 2012 Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries.

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