Help Us Reimagine Prerelease

Help Us Reimagine Prerelease

November 14, 2016 | 2 min to read

We're doing a trial run of an alternative structure for Aether Revolt Prerelease, and we want input from our New Zealand WPN members. Participating stores will get a chance to influence the future of Prerelease, plus receive an increased allocation to run the events.

This trial run is only available to WPN members in New Zealand.

Here's how it works:

To participate in the trial run, follow the steps below:

  1. Schedule " Magic Casual Event: Aether Revolt Prerelease Party Test" in Wizards Event Reporter. Between November 14 and November 27, schedule up to four events across Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, with up to two events on each day.
  2. Check the "Player List Only" box in WER before enrolling players in your event. There should be no rounds; players simply flag each other down for matches. Players can come and go as they please, and the event does not require a firm end time.
  3. Run them as casual, open play events, with one-game matches. Prerelease Parties should be more like social events than tournaments. Print these match slips for your customers to record the opponents they’ve played. Matches should consist of just one game. When they fill up their sheet, award them their prize, regardless of their record.
  4. Tell us what you think. We'll reach out to you after Prerelease to collect feedback on the event.

New Zealand WPN members that run the trial will receive additional Prerelease Packs and prize boosters to support the events (quantities will be determined once the sign up period has closed). The additional product will arrive with the rest of your Prerelease materials.

Got questions? Check below:

Can I still run a traditional Prerelease if I participate in the trial?

Yes. You may run any combination of Prerelease Party events and traditional Prereleases within the normal sanctioning limits for your store.

Prerelease Party events may overlap with traditional Prereleases. Consider it an opportunity for players who want to drop out of the main event to continue to play with their Prerelease cards or even to buy a whole new Prerelease pool.

I missed signing up for Prerelease. Can I still participate in this trial?

Unfortunately, this test is only open to those stores who have already signed up for Aether Revolt Prerelease.

May I promote this publicly?

Yes, please do! We encourage you to get the word out and build excitement as well as set expectations for your players.

We can't wait to see how you players respond to this approach. Schedule your Prerelease Party Test on November 14!

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