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Theros is an exciting introduction to a brand new Magic world and features an unprecedented first for organized play: a block-long Magic entertainment experience that will see your players complete nine quests on the Hero’s Path (three during Theros and six which will take place during Born of the Gods and Journey into Nyx). Your role in their journey? Well at TNLG we will become Theros, home to all nine of the quests which will take place throughout the Theros block.
Introducing Hero Cards
Hero Cards are a new class of Magic cards debuting as part of the Hero’s Path during the Theros block. These cards are not for use in tournament decks but instead are awarded to players for completing quests along the Hero’s Path. They’ll use them to defeat later quests. Each card is double-faced, one side featuring a code redeemable for a Planeswalker Points achievement while the other side features game mechanics players can use to help defeat a Game Day Challenge Deck.
The first quest on your Hero’s Path will be your Theros Prerelease on September 21st and 22nd. There you will choose your heroic path based on a favorite mana color (white, blue, black, red, or green), receive a Seeded Prerelease Pack, and join fellow heroes on a social scavenger hunt. The Seeded Prerelease Pack contains a spindown life counter, a Hero Card unique to a players’ chosen path, one of five quiz activity cards, five Theros boosters, and a seeded booster featuring cards appropriate for that player’s chosen path including one of the five Prerelease promo cards. For the longtime players they will feel very familiar with these materials, and they also serve newer players too: the seeded booster pack helps make the Prerelease an easier way to become involved with in-store play.
While building decks and playing matches all players can work together to find the answers to the questions about Theros on their activity cards. This social scavenger hunt offers players an opportunity to engross themselves in the lore of the new block and interact with their fellow heroes. Once a player has filled out the card, he or she can check the answer key to see if they completed it correctly. Make sure to encourage your players to return for Launch Weekend to try Quest #2 and get another Hero Card. Then they can bring their Hero Cards to Game Day to face Quest #3.
Theros launches to the public on September 27th and will kick off with our Friday Night Magic. Hero’s Path Quest #2 will bring players to your store to receive a “Gift from the Gods” by solving a puzzle hidden within the Poster Puzzle. Launch Weekend festivities to receive a second Hero Card. If a player participates in your Launch Weekend event but doesn’t opt to solve the puzzle, they still get a Launch Promo card for participating. For Launch weekend we have FNM and Mega Booster Draft on Friday, then a Sealed and Standard Event on Saturday!
On October 19th and 20th Theros Game Day takes place at TNLG and players will be back to battle using their Standard decks for the third quest on the Hero’s Path: Face the Hydra! Using a special Challenge Deck provided to TNLG, players will battle the Hydra, one of the epic monsters of the plane of Theros. The Challenge Deck is a special self-running deck with its own set of rules, and we encourage players to pilot it against one another one-on-one or in groups of up to four with guidance from the included instructional playmat. (A player doesn’t need to participate in the Game Day tournament to attempt to defeat the Hydra; Theros Game Day is bigger than a single tournament!) This event will be unlike any other event we have run in the store and we have TONS of cool stuff to give out just for participating.
Each event will have it’s own unique prize structure based on rounds and wins. We will be adding to this though for any participants who battle in each event (Prerelease, Release, and Gameday) they will be entered into a random drawing to win a From the Vault 20. So if you play in all 3 events you may walk out of Game Day with not only a Hero, but some good foils as well via the FTV20.Share this article