This Week at Heroes’ Beacon (August 6-12)

This Week at Heroes’ Beacon (August 6-12)

Sunday August 6 Opening Gaming! We have open seats available! Bring your own games or grab one off our demo shelf! Monday August 7 Modern Monday Bring your modern decks and play a swiss tournament. Entry fees go towards prizes.       Tuesday August 8 X-Wing Miniatures Casual Game Night Learning or an experienced player come out and play a round or two? New players welcome you don’t need to own the game to…

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This Week at Heroes’ Beacon (July 30-August 5)

This Week at Heroes’ Beacon (July 30-August 5)

Sunday July 30 Opening Gaming! We have open seats available! Bring your own games or grab one off our demo shelf! Monday July 31 Modern Monday Bring your modern decks and play a swiss tournament. Entry fees go towards prizes.       Tuesday August 1 X-Wing Miniatures Casual Game Night Learning or an experienced player come out and play a round or two? New players welcome you don’t need to own the game to…

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MtG: The Hour of Devastation is Upon Us!

MtG: The Hour of Devastation is Upon Us!

We also want to encourage people to play in more events so we are offering additional prize draws. The more events you play in the better the chance you have to win and the larger prizes you are eligable to win! Play in any of the following events: Prerelease July 8 – 9 FNM July 7, 14, 21, 29, Aug 4 Draft Weekend July 15 Magic League July 17 – Aug 1 Game Day Aug…

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Devastating Multiplayer – Hour of Devastation Commanders

Devastating Multiplayer – Hour of Devastation Commanders

Looking through spoilers for a new Magic set is always a lot of fun. We’re in the midst of “spoiler week” for Amonkhet and I keep checking regularly for previews of some of the new cards. It’s always fun to think up new possible brews with new cards but I always find it fun to find new gems for Commander and some new commander cards and in particular Legendary Creatures that can serve as commanders….

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A Little Time for a Lot of Magic

A Little Time for a Lot of Magic

Magic: The Gathering is a complex and fun game. It’s a great way to meet new people and make friends. It involves considerable thought and planning and it can also involve a lot of chaos and comraderie. But what happens if you want to move beyond kitchen table Magic but don’t have the time and money to invest in competitive deckbuilding? Thankfully, there are many ways to play Magic — some more competitive than others,…

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What will Magic Look like at Heroes Beacon Moving Forward?

What will Magic Look like at Heroes Beacon Moving Forward?

What will Magic Look like at Heroes Beacon Moving Forward? by Brian Smart  Over the last little while I have been hearing some different opinions on what the Magic landscape will look like in the wake of the latest Pro Tour and what the state of the game is here locally in Saint John.  This week we will talk about the state of standard, the introduction of Star City Saturdays and the game night benefits…

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The Changes in Standard Magic

The Changes in Standard Magic

The Changes in Standard Magic Brian Smart   The Sky is Falling!!  Okay, maybe the sky is not falling but the powers that be over at Wizards of the Coast did make some major changes to the standard format recently with the banning of three cards, while also banning two cards in modern. Those of you who know me know that when Smuggler’s Copter was first released I did everything I could to get as…

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Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Get ready for Oath of the Gatewatch!  Set 2 of 2 in the Battle for Zendikar block! Number of Cards 184 Prerelease Events January 16–17, 2016 Prerelease Format Sealed (4 Oath of the Gatewatch/2 Battle for Zendikar) Release Date January 22, 2016 Launch Weekend January 22–24, 2016 Game Day February 13–14, 2016   January marks the release date of the next Magic: The Gathering set – Oath of the Gatewatch. This is the second set…

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Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

$35 per event.  $5 off per additional event after the first. Jan 16 – 12:01 am – Sealed, 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Sealed Jan 17 – 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Two Headed Giant For the Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease, each player will receive a Prerelease pack that they can use after the event as a take-home deck box. Inside each Prerelease box, there will be four Oath of the Gatewatch Booster packs…

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Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have….

Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have….

Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have…. By Brian Smart Anyone who knows me knows that I have an addiction to Magic, and that when the new set is released, I would normally run the gauntlet at Heroes’ Beacon. While I didn’t get the chance to participate in the events on Sunday I did manage to play 3 great pre-release events with the new set. Normally this is where you would…

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