SUMMER CAMPS!!

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After years of requests, we’re excited to announce our first ever summer camps! All camps include a summer camp t-shirt. Each camp is 3 hours a day for 1 week (Monday through Friday), and each includes special bonus items!

D&D
Join the mystery under the narration of our very own Dungeon Master for a week-long campaign.

Date: July 4th-8th, 1-4pm
Cost: $90
Description: For ages 8-12*; learn how to make a character and participate in a campaign. Includes a character miniature and a tube of dice.

Date: August 15th-19th, 10am-1pm
Cost: $90
Description: For ages 12-15*; learn how to make a character and participate in a campaign. Includes a character miniature and a tube of dice.
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Magic
Learn how to up your competitive edge and start playing in tournaments with the help of a Level 1 Magic Judge. For ages 10-14*.

Date: July 11th-15th, 10am-1pm
Cost: $120
Description: Learn how to play in a sealed event to prepare for the Eldritch Moon prerelease. Includes prerelease entry on July 16th or 17th, as well as 6 boosters.

Date: August 8th -12th, 1-4pm
Cost: $95
Description: Learn how to make a standard deck so you can play in one of the Eldritch Moon Game Days on August 13th and 14th. Includes a Magic intro deck.
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Pokemon
Learn how to play the game and even how to participate in a tournament, with our resident Professors. For Ages 8-14*

Date: July 25th– 29th, 10am-1pm
Price: $110
Description: For kids who have some Pokemon experience, this will prepare them to play in a prerelease. Includes Steam Siege prerelease during camp on the 29th.

Date: August 22nd -26th, 1-4pm
Price: $100
Description: For players with little to no experience. Learn to play the game! Includes a trainer kit and intro deck.

*age-limits are a guideline; some exceptions may be made.

Magic – New Pricing

Well, it had to happen eventually…

You all know that the dollar has been flagging severely for close to a year now. In fact, it has now hit an 11 year low. It’s bad, really bad. Slowly, prices all over the store have been creeping up as a result, as 99% of what we sell is produced in the US. We have done everything we can to keep costs down, including reducing our margins on product (despite increasing overhead costs) and shopping around for the cheapest prices. As always it remains our mandate to give you products for the best possible price we can. So far, we have not increased the price of our booster packs for Magic. But, now, with great reluctance, the time has come.
So, effective with the release of Battle for Zendikar, the single pack price will be $4.99 plus tax, with a 3-pack deal of $13.50. Boxes will cost $128 for the first week, as promised, with the price going to $162+tax after that. Any set that we still have boosters for will remain at $3.99 until we have to do a restock, at which point, they will go up to $4.99 (hint: it’s a good time to stock up on the Khans block!).
As for the rest of the Zendikar pricing:
Fat Packs will be $49.99
Event Decks will be $31.99
Intros will be $18.99
So, what happens with prize credit? Don’t worry, you will still get equivalent packs at the old prize pack price! So, if you got $3.50 in credit at the pre-release, you will be able to redeem it for a booster of Zendikar. We will keep the prize pack price the same for 2 weeks past the release of Zendikar, so use up that credit if you want to use it on single packs. We will be revising our whole prizing structure over the next week and will make an announcement soon.
Single cards will be on sale at open on Friday morning. The full list of rares and foils is posted on our Facebook page!
Thanks for your continued support of The Dragon, and we hope to see you soon!

Magic Dragons of Tarkir Pre-Release

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It’s coming! Don’t miss out on our next great pre-release for Dragons of Tarkir. Play as one of the Dragon clans with a special pre-release pack which includes a promo and cards specially designed for your clan.

We are running 4 time slots: Saturday at 10am and 4pm, and Sunday at 10am and 4pm. Registration begins half an hour before game play. All games will be 4 rounds.

All tournaments are $25 with 3 packs going into the prize pool.
Prizing will be determined by record, with 2 or more wins earning packs.
PLUS! Anyone who enters a tournament in all 4 time slots will be entered to win a From the Vault Realms! Ooooh!

Register now (in person, by email, phone, Facebook, or Twitter) and let us know what clan you’d like to play. Payment may be made on the day of, with cash only.

The clans are:
Dromoka – Green/White
Ojutai – Blue/White
Silumgar – Blue/Black
Kolaghan – Red/Black
Atarka – Green/Red

As an added bonus, all Dragons of Tarkir supplies (playmats, sleeves, and boxes) will be 25% off for pre-release players.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Magic Events

PPTQ_headJanuary 11th: Preliminary PTQ
Registration begins at 10am.

Entry Fee: $25

Format: Standard

Prizing: 1st place receives an invitation to a Regional PTQ. 6 packs per person into the prize pool. Prizes to the top 40% of players.

Swiss rounds based on attendance with a cut to the top 8.
Deck lists are required.

Register by letting us know you’re interested via email, phone, twitter, on our Facebook event, or in person.

You must arrive no later than 20 minutes before the start time of the tournament, or you may forfeit your spot.

This event is capped at 64 players.

 

fate reforged bannerJanuary 17th-18th: Fate Reforged Pre-Release

SATURDAY
Tournament #1 (The Big One) – 10am to 5:15pm, with a lunch break – $35 entry fee – 1 pod – 6 rounds
4 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%
PLUS: 1 FREE pack of Khans of Tarkir or Fate Reforged card sleeves to everyone in the tournament, 8 designs to choose from
PLUS: Automatic entry into raffles for entry fee refund (x2), Fate Reforged playmats (x2), and a From the Vault Annihilation.

Tournament #2 and #3 – 5pm to 10pm – $25 entry fee – 2 pods – 4 rounds
3 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%

Tournament #1 is limited to 60 people. Tournaments #2 and #3 are limited to 16 people.
All tournaments are sealed-deck format.

SUNDAY
Tournament #1 – 10am to 3:20pm, with a lunch break – $25 entry fee – 1 pod – 4 rounds
3 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%

Tournament #2 and #3 – 3pm to 8pm – $25 entry fee – 2 pods – 4 rounds
3 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%

All tournaments are limited to 16 people.
All tournaments are sealed-deck format.

Plus! Complete challenges (listed in your sealed pack) to earn a special Ugin’s Fate booster pack.

How to register:
Pre-register: NEW! No deposit to register. However, you must arrive at least 10 minutes before the tournament start time, or your spot may be given away.

You can call, email, tweet, come into the store, or join our Facebook event invitation and let us know which tournament you’d like to play in, and which clan you’d like to play (Abzan, Jeskai, Sultai, Mardu, Temur).

NEW! Cash only will be accepted for your entry fees.

Hope to see you there!

Soooo many new games!!

The Dragon has added a heap of new releases to our shelves:

Magic Holiday Gift Boxes

collector chestPokemon: Hoenn Collection, Best of B&W Tins series 2, World Championship Decks 2014, Collector’s Chest, and XY Phantom Forces boosters and starters

Munchkin Loot Letter, Holidazed, and Game Changers

D&D Icons of the Realms: Tiamat and Bahamut

Attack Wing D&D Starters and Wave 1 Miniatures

Attack Wing Star Trek Mirror Defiant and Chang’s Bird of Prey

YGO The New Challengers boosters and Noble Knights of the Round Table

DC Heroclix Flash boosters and Rogues Fast Forces

King of New York

Settlers of Ancient Egypt

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MLP CCG: Celestial Solstice Deluxe Boxed Set

Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men Set-up Box, Starters, Gravity Feed, Deck Box

Magic: Khans of Tarkir Pre-Release: September 20th-21st

Khans of Tarkir advertisingJoin us for our biggest pre-release event ever! We have 6 tournaments planned over the 2 days.

Saturday, September 20th
Tournament #1 – 10am to 5:15pm, with a lunch break – $35 entry fee – 1 pod – 6 rounds
4 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%
1 FREE pack of Khans of Tarkir card sleeves to everyone in the tournament, 6 designs to choose from
Automatic entry into raffles for entry fee refund (x2), Khans of Tarkir playmats (x2), and a From the Vault 20.

Tournament #2 and #3 – 5pm to 10pm – $25 entry fee – 2 pods – 4 rounds
3 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%

Sunday, September 21st
Tournament #1 – 10am to 3:20pm, with a lunch break – $25 entry fee – 1 pod – 4 rounds
3 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%

Tournament #2 and #3 – 3pm to 8pm – $25 entry fee – 2 pods – 4 rounds
3 1/2 packs per person into the prize pool; prizes to top 40%

Saturday morning tournament is limited to 60 people. All other tournaments are limited to 16 people.
All tournaments are sealed-deck format.
How to register:
Pre-register: NEW! $10 deposit to register and choose your colour. You will receive a proof-of-purchase postcard indicating your colour. Please bring this to the tournament with you. Make sure to arrive 10 minutes before the tournament start time.
Register On-Site: Please arrive between 30 and 10 minutes before the tournament start time to do so.

See you there!

Magic M15 Pre-Release Details

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All events will be $25 entry fee. Please pre-pay to secure your spot and choice of colour. If you pre-pay, you can skip the registration time-slot, although we ask that you arrive at least 5 minutes before deck-building begins.

Although Wizards has ratcheted back their support for this event, we are continuing to max out available prizing for your tournament fees. To that end, we will provide 3 packs per person into the prize pool. This can be taken in packs from any set we currently carry, or in the form of prize credit to be spent on anything in the store.

We are again running 6 events:
SATURDAY MORNING; 2 tournaments with 16 people each
registration: 9:30-10am with deck-building to follow
4 rounds of play with a break for lunch in the middle.
Play will conclude at 3pm with prizing to follow.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: 1 tournament with 16 people
registration 2:45-3:15 with deck-building to follow
4 rounds of play with no meal break
Play will conclude at 7:45 with prizing to follow.

SUNDAY MORNING: 2 tournament with 16 people each
registration 9:30-10am with deck-building to follow
4 rounds of play with a break for lunch in the middle
Play will conclude at 3pm with prizing to follow.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: 1 tournament with 8 people
registration from 12:45-1:15 with deck-building to follow
3 rounds of play with no meal break
Play will conclude at 4:45 with prizing to follow.

Sign-up is open now!

May Madness!

May is almost upon us, and it is PACKED with events!
Thursday, May 1st – Paperbag Princess day, in association with the Guelph Public Library

Friday, May 2nd – Magic Journey Into Nyx goes on sale! Limited number of full boxes available for purchase. Friday Night Magic will be a booster draft.

Saturday, May 3rd – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! It comes but once a year, and it’s amazing! Come early!

Sunday, May 4th – Magic Legacy Event

Wednesday, May 7th – Dream Life book tour with Salgood Sam. Check out this amazing Kickstarter project, backed by The Dragon, and get your first chance to buy the book.

Saturday, May 10th – Warmachine Minor Tournament, and Downtown Gives Back

Saturday, May 17th – Pounce Special event – indie game demo and tournament

Friday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 25th – Anime North at the Toronto Congress Centre

Saturday, May 24th – Journey Into Nyx Game Day

Phew! That’s a lot of stuff! And that’s all in addition to our regular events! See you soon!

Journey into Nyx Pre-Release

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Announcing our Pre-Release Events for Journey into Nyx!

All tournaments are $25 entry, prizes for top 40%, 3.5 packs per person into the prize pool. Pre-payment will ensure your choice of deck colour for the event.

Now, as you may or may not know, we are super-close to being eligible to be a Wizards Advanced Plus store. All we need to do is have a tournament with more than 50 people, so…

Our first tournament will be Saturday, registration at 9:30, deck building beginning at 10:00. There are a maximum of 62 spots in this tournament. Play will run until 4:40 with prizing to follow, and a lunch break included.

To sweeten the pot and entice you to help us reach our goal of 50 players, we will be giving away a set of Commander Decks to the winner of this tournament!

We will be running 5 more tournaments, all max 16 people, as follows:
Saturday 3:00 registration, 3:30-8:20 play, with prizing to follow
Sunday 9:30 registration, 10:00-2:50 play, with prizing to follow
Sunday 9:30 registration, 10:00-2:50 play, with prizing to follow
Sunday 3:00 registration, 3:30-8:20 play, with prizing to follow
Sunday 3:00 registration, 3:30-8:20 play, with prizing to follow
All tournaments will have lunch/dinner breaks.

This gives you the chance to play in several tournaments if you want! We hope you’ll join us for your Journey into Nyx pre-release(s)!

Upcoming Events at The Dragon

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This Saturday is our Store Wars Warmachine Major tournament. It’s your first chance to score valuable points to get you into the Grand Tournament. There are only a few spots left, so sign up now! The next Major tournament will be at Black Knight Games on March 8th. For more information on format, etc., visit www.facebook.com/storewars.ca

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This weekend, you’ll also find us set up in the Dealer’s Room at Con-G at the Delta Hotel in Guelph. This is always a great con, and we hope to see you there! For more information, visit www.con-g.com

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Next weekend is Magic weekend at The Dragon, starting with Game Day on Saturday, March 1st. This is a totally free Standard tournament, with all participants getting a promo card, and the top 8 getting an exclusive foil promo card. You can also Battle the Horde in Challenge deck battles taking place on the side. Registration begins at 10:30, and length of play will be determined by number of participants. No sign-up necessary, just come and join the fun!

On Sunday, March 2nd, we have our Grand Prix Trial for Montreal. This tournament is $35, and uses the Sealed deck format (3 Theros, 3 Born of the Gods packs). Registration begins at 10am, with deck building beginning at 10:30. Prizing is 3 packs per person into the prize pool. The length of the tournament will be determined by number of players, which is capped at 32. There will be no lunch break in this tournament. The latest it will run is 4:30pm. Sign-up is open now, pre-payment not required.